<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcmiami.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida http://www.nbcmiami.comen-usWed, 04 May 2016 07:47:15 -0400Wed, 04 May 2016 07:47:15 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tech-Savvy Gang Members]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 07:45:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/0502-2016-Smartphone.jpg
The FBI in its latest national gang report says the use of technology among gang members is creating "unique challenges for law enforcement."Tech-savvy gang members staying a step ahead of police is also...

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<![CDATA[Study on Why Some Sharks Glow]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 05:43:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/UCSD-Catshark-Glow.jpg
San Diego researchers have discovered that some sharks use their fluorescent glow to communicate with other sharks deep under water, and their research has provided some really cool images to show how it...

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<![CDATA[SCOTUS Approves Rule Change to Expand FBI Hacking Power]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 12:01:00 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/USSupremeCourtBuilding-518005430+%281%29.jpg
The U.S. Supreme Court approved a measure on Thursday that would allow judges to issue warrants for computer searches in any jurisdiction. Civil liberties groups say it unnecessarily expands the FBI's hacking...

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<![CDATA[Bad Apple: Apple Reports 1st Revenue Drop Since '03]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:37:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/iPhone-GettyImages-519233078.jpg
Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company to come up with...

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<![CDATA[Snowden Advanced Encryption '7 Years': Spy Chief]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:42:21 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/SNOWDEN_AP_334678657241.jpg
Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. government's spying activities spurred advanced encryption technologies by "about seven years," National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday during a talk...

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<![CDATA[Toxic Old TVs Are Ticking Time Bomb for Environment]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 07:09:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/TV_GettyImages-489056935.jpg
The global slump in commodities, marked by low prices of raw materials like lead and copper, is leading to old electronics being dumped and e-recycling companies improperly disposing of them, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Solar Plane to Land in Bay Area]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 17:55:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-522899362.jpg
The pilot of a solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey said Saturday that stopping in California's Silicon Valley will help link the daring project to the pioneering spirit of the area.Pilot...

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<![CDATA[FBI Paid More Than $1M for iPhone-Cracking Software]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:24:18 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/JamesComey-AP_1604052000313874.jpg
The FBI paid more than a million dollars for software to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, NBC News reported. "A lot, more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is...

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<![CDATA[Intel to Cut 12K Jobs, Reducing Workforce by 11 Percent]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 17:09:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/184*120/91022387.jpg
Shares of Intel fell nearly 3 percent after the bell Tuesday as it announced it would cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, by 2017, due to restructuring, CNBC reports. Intel, based in Santa Clara,

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<![CDATA[Fitbit Shows Woman Lied About Sexual Assault]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:23:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477622012.jpg
A Pennsylvania woman is now on probation after her fitness tracker's information proved she was awake and walking around at a time she claimed to have been sexually assaulted.The woman made a false police...

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<![CDATA[Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 14:55:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_241410476392.jpg
Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, said she was "devastated" after an inspection found "critical violations" at her California lab, raising questions about an accuracy of...

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<![CDATA[Canadian PM Explains Quantum Computing in Viral Video]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 07:45:27 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-519414776.jpg
The internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral.During a press briefing at the Perimeter...

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<![CDATA[Uber Gave Gov. Agencies Data on Over 12M Users]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 19:32:26 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Uber-Generic.jpg
Uber released its first transparency report detailing the information requested by not only United States law enforcement agencies, but also by regulators, Reuters reports.The ride-sharing company said in the...

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<![CDATA[Trump Spokeswoman Takes Swing at Zuckerberg]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:54:31 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Zuckerberg-AP_626349594659.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is drawing criticism from one of Donald Trump’s spokeswomen after he made a subtle reference to her candidate’s positions, NBC News reports."Self-righteousness isn't very...

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<![CDATA[NY to Combat Distracted Drivers With 'Textalyzer' ]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:35:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-93199880.jpg
Police in New York may soon be equipped with a "Textalyzer," a device that will determine if a driver involved in a crash was texting while driving, CNBC reported.New York Senator Terrence Murphy and Assembly...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Chatbot Venture]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:51:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Facebook announced Tuesday it will let developers build chatbots – interactive, responsive messaging programs – to communicate directly with people, CNBC reports.The announcement came at its annual F8...

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<![CDATA[NASA's Kepler Probe Powers Down]]> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 04:42:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/KeplerProbe-AP_370480255804.jpg
A NASA space probe fell into a hibernation-like mode last week leaving scientists wondering why, NBC News reports. Mission operations engineers discovered that the Kepler spacecraft went into emergency mode on...

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<![CDATA[Netflix Hikes Prices for Standard HD Service in May]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 17:48:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Netflix-GettyImages-464215297.jpg
Netflix will raise the price for members streaming its standard HD service by $2 in May, NBC News reported.Netflix previously announced that a "substantial number" of U.S. subs will see the price hike.

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<![CDATA[Adobe Issues Emergency Flash Player Security Update]]> Fri, 08 Apr 2016 12:08:26 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/526453541.jpg
Adobe issued an emergency security update for Flash Player on Thursday after researchers discovered a security flaw that hackers have been exploiting to infect computers with ransomware.The software maker urged...

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<![CDATA[FBI Chief: iPhone Hack Works on 'Narrow Slice of Phones']]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 11:26:09 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/COMEY_GettyImages-509219390.jpg
The tool used to break into the San Bernardino shooter's iPhone will only work on a "narrow slice of phones," and almost certainly does not work on the iPhone 5s or 6, FBI Director James Comey said Wednesday...

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<![CDATA[Humans Aroused When Touching Robots: Study]]> Thu, 07 Apr 2016 07:12:47 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-562878269.jpg
Researchers at Stanford University studying the physiological impact of human-on-bot contact found that "touching areas perceived as private made the skin more moist," NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Cybercriminals Work Harder, Longer Hours: Study]]> Wed, 06 Apr 2016 16:45:45 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Laptop-GettyImages-585043481.jpg
There are new trends in the world of computer hacking, from longer working hours to an increase in self-promotion, according to a new study, NBC News reported.The third annual Dell SecureWorks Underground...

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<![CDATA[US Infrastructure Vulnerable to Hackers With Google, Passwords]]> Sun, 03 Apr 2016 20:17:53 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Hacker506944962.jpg
Authorities say the country’s dams, stadiums, traffic controls and power grids can be accessed by anyone with simple passwords or no passwords at all, NBC News reported.New York U.S.

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<![CDATA[40 Years of Apple: A Look Back at Apple Product Evolution]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 12:19:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Apple40.jpg
Forty years ago, Apple released a personal computer, the Apple 1, designed and built by Steve Wozniak. Since that day in 1976, Apple products have fundamentally changed the way we communicate and live our daily...

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<![CDATA[Apple Turns 40]]> Fri, 01 Apr 2016 07:07:14 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/TLMD-apple-logo-GettyImages-489883062.jpg
Happy Birthday, Apple!The company that defined Silicon Valley and pushed into a national spotlight is approaching its 40th birthday on Friday.To commemorate the milestone, a group of employees got together...

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<![CDATA[Condoms, Sodas and Snacks: Amazon Expands Dash Button Program]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:42:24 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Amazon+Dash+Button.jpg
You can now dash for condoms on Amazon.One year after the company unveiled its Amazon Dash Buttons, which allow customers to order goods with the push of a physical button, the company announced Thursday it is...

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<![CDATA[10-Year-Old Designs Prosthetic Glitter-Shooting Arm]]> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 14:00:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GlitterArmProstheticJordanReevesToday.jpg
A 10-year old girl from Columbia, Missouri, got the chance of a lifetime to join a workshop to design her own prosthetic arm, according to TODAY.com.Jordan Reeves, who was born without part of her left...

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<![CDATA[Study Finds Headlights in One-Third Percent of Midsize Cars Insufficient]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 18:36:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Headlights0330_MP4-145937314518800001.jpg
There may be a reason why people have trouble seeing while driving at night, and it's not their eyesight. A new rating of the headlights of more than 30 midsize cars gave only one model a grade of "good."]]>
<![CDATA[Feds Probe Hack Attacks at Major US Law Firms]]> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 17:09:40 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Hacker506944962.jpg
Hackers broke into the computer networks of some big U.S. law firms, including Cravath Swaine & Moore LLP and Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday.Federal investigators...

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