<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.com en-us Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:32:00 -0500 Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:32:00 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 13:36:43 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

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<![CDATA[FB Shuttle Drivers “Like” Union Bid]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:11:56 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley overwhelmingly gave the "thumbs up" to forming a union on Wednesday, after they had complained publicly for months about their low pay...

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<![CDATA[Google "Trekkers" Maps Hiking Trail]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 08:23:54 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/1118-2014-GoogleTrekker1.jpg
Google "trekkers" are helping you map out your next hiking trip and get a feel for being on the trail. The backpack-type trekker carries 15 cameras and records the hiker's every move with the same technology...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:28:20 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Great Tech Toys]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:41:51 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/CR_Tech_Toys_1200x675_356203075743.jpg
Electronic toys are a favorite gift. But don’t think that children have to just sit glued to a screen. Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine found four great tech toys that are loaded with creativity and...]]>
<![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 20:59:54 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/15011952803_64c309615d_o.jpg
The planned launch of a rocket from a NASA launchpad in Virginia was aborted at the last minute Monday night, over a possible boat nearby in the launch area. But although the mission was aborted, skygazers...

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<![CDATA[South Florida Woman Tells Her Airbag Horror Story]]> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 10:16:53 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/air+bag.JPG
Federal highway safety officials continued to urge owners of nearly 8 million vehicles under the new airbag recall. But, for some drivers like Claribel Nunez, the recall comes too late after she was involved in...

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Tablet-Laptop Combos]]> Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:58:02 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/CR+Laptops+081114.jpg
Tablets have been one of the fastest growing consumer electronics. But sales are starting to level off. And the laptop market has been declining for some time. Now there’s an emerging class of computers...

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<![CDATA[Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:47:49 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
A California based tech company has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers $1.21...

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<![CDATA[Censorgram Looks to Change Social Media]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 19:16:38 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/censorgramapp101614.jpg
The makers of a new app hope it will help some kids block out the dark side of social media, cyber bullying.

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<![CDATA[Apple Event: New iPads Announced]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:11:17 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/new-ipad-AP903945536056_0.jpg
Check out the newest products and programs tech giant Apple announced on Oct. 16, 2014.

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<![CDATA[Report Links GoPro to Brain Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 19:12:17 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
GoPro shares tumbled after reports linked the sports-camera maker to the ski accident of retired Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher, sparking safety questions about the use of the cameras.

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<![CDATA[Temple Website Hacked to Show Hate Speech]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 21:11:16 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/templehacked.jpg
A South Florida synagogue has to deal with anti-Semitic hate speech on its website after it was hacked.

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<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 08:13:56 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Chicago teen, Austin Valleskey, partnered up with an Australian teen of the same age to develop a popular brain-teaser app called “Impossible Rush.” With over 500,000 downloads at its peak, the...]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla to End Speculation Over "The D"]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:12:54 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/209*120/10-09-2014-tesla-model-s-470486031.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to make an announcement Thursday night that should clear up a week of speculation that put "the D" in dramatic and a bump in the electric carmaker's stock price. The electric car...

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<![CDATA[Love May "Hinge" on New App]]> Thu, 25 Sep 2014 22:38:23 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/hingeapp.jpg
A new app for your smartphone is promising to succeed where many other apps have failed, the dating scene; and it all hinges on your friends.]]>
<![CDATA[College Bans App Over Bullying]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:54:05 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/Yik+Yak+Norwich+University.jpg
Concerns over cyberbullying led a Vermont university to block users of the school's servers from accessing a social media app. The app, Yik Yak, allows users to post anonymous blurbs, including rants, gossip, or...]]>
<![CDATA[New Station Shakes Up Miami Radio]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 22:35:05 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/shakeradiomiami.jpg
If you’re dialing through the radio in Miami, you may stumble across the region’s newest FM radio station, WMIV 107.9, also known as “Shake 108.” But, unlike most radio stations, this one is locally owned...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Man Buys iPhone 6, Drops It on Sidewalk]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:27:55 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-19+at+11.13.16+AM_edited-1.jpg
Jack Cooksey, 18, was the first person to leave the Perth, Australia Apple store with an iPhone 6. He then promptly dropped it.

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<![CDATA[iPhone Users Could Face Battery, Wi-Fi Issues From Latest Update]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:45 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tsiphoneupdatepic.jpg
A tech expert advises consumers to wait before downloading the iOS 8 update.]]>
<![CDATA[Do You Need the iPhone 6?]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:47:14 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP501921875874.jpg
The question that's been buzzing: do you need the new iPhone 6? Tech reporter, Mike Wendland, shows what IOS 8 features are available for older iPhones.

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<![CDATA[Take the Phone Quiz: iPhone 6 or Android? ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:46:44 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/pile+of+phones1.jpg
With the release of the iPhone 6 and a slew of other new phones now on the market, we've developed this guide to help you determine which phone is right for you. All you have to do is answer a few short...

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<![CDATA[Apple Releases Tool to Remove U2 Album]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:14:07 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/455053622.jpg
Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people...

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<![CDATA[App Helps Sort Thousands of Car Recalls]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 22:36:51 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/cars_del_phones.jpg
Thousands of recalls are issued by car makers each year, making keeping up with all the recalls for your car quite tedious. That’s where the company Carfax says it can help alert drivers.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Investigating Threats with Possible Links to ISIS]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:17:09 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/TWITTER-ISIS-THREATS-SOT-TZ---18281826.jpg
Twitter says its security team, along with relevant law enforcement officials, is investigating the veracity of apparent death threats made against its employees by radical Islamists.

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<![CDATA[The Apple Watch: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:51:26 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-watch-thumb-new.jpg
Rumors of the Apple Watch have been swirling since 2012, and while Apple is not the first to debut a smartwatch, it has arguably designed the most elegant wearable yet. Here are the top features to know...

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<![CDATA[Apple's New Watch, iPhones]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:22:58 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/edt-iwatch-1.jpg
Apple announced two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and its new Apple Watch at an event in Cupertino on Sept. 9.

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<![CDATA[Apple Unveils Sleek New Watch]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:26:34 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-lead-455042032.jpg
Apple unveiled a sleek new smartwatch dubbed the Apple Watch and two new, bigger iPhones on Tuesday, marking its much-heralded entry into wearable technology and signaling its intentions to keep innovating three...

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<![CDATA[How to Sell Your iPhone for the Most Money]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:06:03 -0500 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tlmd_iphone_edited.jpg
Looking to sell your iPhone before the new model is released? The longer you wait can affect the value of your phone dramatically.

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