<![CDATA[NBC4 Washington - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/WASH+NBC4+BLUE.png NBC4 Washington http://www.nbcwashington.comen-usSat, 01 Oct 2016 08:49:43 -0400Sat, 01 Oct 2016 08:49:43 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Baby Monitor? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 10:36:30 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/BabyMonitor0930_MP4-147523889415700001.jpg
Tech companies are trying to help parents breathe easier knowing that their newborns are doing just fine. Devices like the "Owlet Bootie" can track your child's breathing, making sure you know if anything...]]>
<![CDATA[3D-Printed Artificial Bones Could Help Heal Injuries]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:49:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/3d-skull-H.jpg
A new type of artificial bone shaped with a 3-D printer can repair deformed bones and help heal some spine, skull and jaw injuries, researchers say in a new report printed in the journal Science Translational...

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<![CDATA[Aetna to Subsidize Apple Watch]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:46:27 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16229419820877.jpg
Aetna announced that it will be making Apple Watches available for large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season.The health care services company said the new initiative will...

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk's Plans for Mars]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:44:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16271781854596-elon-musk-mars-spacex.jpg
It was a press conference with a little bit of everything – space travel, science, technology and the offer of a kiss. Welcome to the world of Elon Musk. Musk spoke at the International Astronautical Congress...

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<![CDATA[Labor Dept. Sues Tech Firm ]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:23:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/karp.jpg
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a high-flying Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants over the last five years.Palantir...

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<![CDATA[Snapchat Introduces Camera-Equipped Spectacles]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 09:45:53 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/Snap+Inc+Spectacles.jpg
Snap, Inc.'s $130 glasses will able to record 10-second videos from the wearer's vantage point, according to the Wall Street Journal. Spectacles' 115-degree camera lens closely mirrors people's line of sight.

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<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Hackers ]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 12:38:46 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/NC_onlinetuneup0923_1920x1080.jpg
Thursday's news that Yahoo suffered a hack of 500 million of its user accounts may have many people taking a new look at how to keep their own email accounts and personal information secure.]]>
<![CDATA[500K Replacement Samsung Phones to Hit Stores Wed.]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 17:43:55 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-585210900-3.jpg
Half a million replacement Galaxy Note 7 cell phones are arriving in stores around the United States and will be available for exchange Wednesday, the company has announced. That represents roughly half...

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<![CDATA[Waze App's 'Where to Park' Feature]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 05:09:41 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/waze2.jpg
The trusty tool that some commuters use to dodge unwanted traffic now has a tool to help drivers catch a parking spot.Waze, Google's real-time traffic app that compiles live updates from drivers on the...

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<![CDATA[Tips to Keep Your Data Plan From Draining Your Wallet]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:55:45 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/TechTalker0915_MP4-147405796682500001.jpg
Data is what drives our devices, and Americans are paying a premium. Posting pics, snaps and even live feeds can devour smartphone data plans.

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<![CDATA[Wal-Mart's Robot Shopping Carts Are Coming for Us All]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:21:31 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/4416Walmart.jpg
Wal-Mart customers will be able to use a handheld device to summon an empty cart and have it whisked their way via "motorized transport unit," according to Wal-Mart's patent, granted last week.

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<![CDATA[FAA Issues Warning About Samsung Phones]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 20:59:02 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16246359982059-samsung.jpg
The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday strongly urged travelers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones while on planes, after a series of incidents involving exploding batteries.In...

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<![CDATA[‘I Already Lost Them’: The World Reacts to Apple’s AirPods]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 19:35:29 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/AP_16251682398866-iphone-7-earbud.gif
At Apple’s product launch event Wednesday, the company confirmed what many had been speculating for months: The new iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack. iPhone users who want to communicate and listen...

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<![CDATA[Live Blog: Apple Event in SF]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 02:36:16 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/APPLE+ANNOUNCEMENT+PART+2+-+10574622.jpg
Today's the day. What will it be? iPhone7? New Apple watch? No more headphone jack?Apple is hosting reporters and analysts at the Bill Graham Auditorium in San Francisco Wednesday for a product launch

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Kicks Off Apple Event With 'Carpool Karaoke']]> Wed, 07 Sep 2016 13:43:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/neon-shades.jpg
Tim Cook kicked off Apple's product event Wednesday with some "Carpool Karaoke." The Apple CEO joined James Corden in a recorded video to belt out a New Republic song.Later Pharrell Williams joined the pair...]]>
<![CDATA[High-Tech Prosthetics Provide Options for Amputees]]> Mon, 05 Sep 2016 15:38:32 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/186*120/titan+arm.JPG
Companies are partnering to make prosthetic devices that are stylish, sturdy and highly functional, even if they do look like something from the future.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Satellites Part of Plan for Internet in Space]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 16:57:38 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/spacex-explostion-smoke.jpg
On Thursday, a SpaceX rocket, along with a satellite leased in part by Facebook, were destroyed in a launch pad explosion at Cape Canaveral. The explosion, in which no people were harmed, occurred during...

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<![CDATA[People Cope Without Tech at Digital Detox Camp]]> Fri, 02 Sep 2016 10:08:04 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/digital+detox.jpg
Our daily connection with digital devices can be obsessive for many, and even addicting for others."Sixty-six percent of us suffer from nomophobia, which is a fear of losing your phone or not having access to...]]>
<![CDATA[US Tax Law Allows for Retaliation in EU Apple Case]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 08:33:14 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/APPLE_AP_201601271641400000.jpg
U.S. tax laws giveUS the Obama administration power to double tax rates for European companies doing business in America should it choose to dramatically escalate a dispute with the European Union over Apple's...

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<![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Batteries Reportedly Catch Fire]]> Thu, 01 Sep 2016 06:44:58 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GALAXY_GettyImages-588328968.jpg
Almost $7 billion was wiped off smartphone giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd's market value Thursday after it delayed shipments of its Galaxy Note 7 amid reports of exploding batteries, NBC News reported.Faults...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Changes Trending Topics]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 17:33:03 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/FacebookLike-AP_120112075763.jpg
Facebook's changes to its "Trending Topics" section are being questioned after it featured a false report about Fox News anchor Megyn Kelly. The story posted Saturday falsely claimed Kelly had been fired by Fox...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Needs More Money to Keep Model 3 On Track]]> Wed, 31 Aug 2016 14:48:43 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490597798.jpg
Automaker Tesla will need to raise additional capital in order to continue as planned with development of its new Model 3 sedan and its giant battery “gigafactory” in Reno, the company said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Mock Mars Crew Returns to Civilization, After Year in Isolation]]> Mon, 29 Aug 2016 07:16:57 -0400 http://media.nbcwashington.com/images/213*120/160828-hi-seas-mauna-loa-mars-03-243p.jpg
After a year living in isolation, six crew members on a mock mission to Mars emerged on Sunday, Space.com and NBC News reported. The crew members had been living in an isolated habitation the bare, rocky slopes...

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