Tech News | NBC4 Washington

Tech News

Thursday, Aug 30, 2018 at 12:55 PM EDT

Map Hack Replaces NYC With 'Jewtropolis' in Popular Apps

Map Hack Replaces NYC With 'Jewtropolis' in Popular Apps

Users of popular apps including Snapchat and StreetEasy were stunned Thursday morning to see New York City replaced on some maps with a new label — "Jewtropolis." Screenshots posted to social media showed a...

Wednesday, Aug 29, 2018 at 06:51 PM EDT

Google Maps Mistakenly Shows 'McCain Senate Office Building'

Google Maps Mistakenly Shows 'McCain Senate Office Building'

While lawmakers debated a proposal to rename a building after the late Sen. John McCain, Google Maps displayed "McCain Senate Office Building" on its website for several hours Wednesday. The mix-up comes as...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 04:37 PM EDT

How Google's Search Algorithm Works

How Google's Search Algorithm Works

Political leanings don't factor into Google's search algorithm. But the authoritativeness of page links that the algorithm spits out and the perception of thousands of human raters do. In a tweet early Tuesday...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 08:49 PM EDT

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

Trump Complains of Search Results Fake News; Google Responds

President Donald Trump on Tuesday accused Google and other U.S. tech companies of rigging search results about him "so that almost all stories & news is BAD." He offered no evidence of bias, but a top adviser...

Tuesday, Aug 28, 2018 at 10:34 AM EDT

Man Gets Creative to Fix His Out-of-Warranty Tesla Model S

Man Gets Creative to Fix His Out-of-Warranty Tesla Model S

Greg Furstenwerth thinks of himself as a Tesla fan. But after months of waiting on parts and appointments for his out of warranty Model S, he decided to take repairs into his own hands. Furstenwerth pre-ordered...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 11:35 PM EDT

Uber Heads in New Direction With Toyota on Self-Driving Cars

Uber Heads in New Direction With Toyota on Self-Driving Cars

Uber is teaming up with Toyota to build self-driving cars for its ride-hailing service after its efforts to do it alone were derailed by a fatal collision and allegations of high-tech theft. Toyota, based in...

Monday, Aug 27, 2018 at 04:39 PM EDT

Amazon 'Ambassadors' Defend Working Conditions on Twitter

Amazon 'Ambassadors' Defend Working Conditions on Twitter

Amazon is taking an out-of-the box approach to answering its critics — paying workers to be "ambassadors" and tweet full-time about how satisfied they were at their jobs. One worker who Amazon says used to pack...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 08:16 PM EDT

Twitter CEO to Tell House Members About Moderation Policies

Twitter CEO to Tell House Members About Moderation Policies

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey will testify before House members next month about the social platform's algorithms and content moderation. House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.) released...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 05:02 PM EDT

Now Is the Worst Time to Buy a New iPhone

Now Is the Worst Time to Buy a New iPhone

Don't buy a new iPhone right now. You'll probably regret it in a couple of weeks. Apple is expected to announce three new iPhones in September: an upgraded version of the iPhone X, a larger version of the...

Friday, Aug 24, 2018 at 04:10 PM EDT

FireEye: Tech Firms' Secret Weapon Against Disinformation

FireEye: Tech Firms' Secret Weapon Against Disinformation

This week has seen major social media sites step up their policing of online disinformation campaigns. Google disabled dozens of YouTube channels and other accounts linked to a state-run Iranian broadcaster...

Photos & Videos

Upload your photos & videos »

Check out the NBC4 Community Calendar!
Check out the NBC4 Community Calendar!
Events sponsored by NBC4's community partners -- and other events happening in our community -- in coming months. Read more
Follow Us
Sign up to receive news and updates that matter to you.
Send Us Your Story Tips
Check Out