<![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 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:31:57 -0400 Sat, 02 Aug 2014 00:31:57 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Uber Driver Arrested After Assault]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:31:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_54084688.jpg
Police have made an arrest after a woman claimed an Uber cab driver sexually assaulted her earlier this month. Police arrested 31-year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia, and charged him...

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<![CDATA[Phone Chargers and Adapters Recalled]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 17:41:02 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/recall33.jpg
Two recalls have been issued for chargers that can overheat phones, causing a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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<![CDATA[Kardashian Game Propels App Company]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 15:26:58 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/KK11.jpg
The app-maker, Glu Mobile is the publisher of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," a free-to-play game from Apple's App Store is enjoying a wave of success after its stock shares jumped 42 percent in recent...

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<![CDATA[Uber: What to Know About Car Service App]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 11:42:28 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Summoning a driver at a push of a smartphone button is a lot easier than trying to hail a cab during rush hour, which may explain why Uber, a ride-sharing app that connects passengers and car services...

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<![CDATA[30 Md. Cab Companies Suing Uber]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:40:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Uber-Council-102313.jpg
More than 30 Maryland cab companies are suing Uber, saying the company is hampering their ability to do business. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court, reported the Baltimore

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<![CDATA[Is Oakland the New Silicon Valley?]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:35:17 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/219*120/jacklondonsquare.jpg
Tech companies are now branching out into the East Bay, favoring Oakland after being priced out of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Erik Collier serves as one of the general managers of Ask.com, a...]]>
<![CDATA[SF Parking App Makers Threatened With Fines, Lawsuit]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 10:32:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/06-23-2014-parking-app.jpg
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who think they can solve San Francisco’s parking woes – and make some cash at the same time – are busy launching new apps that match drivers in need with much-coveted parking...

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<![CDATA[Daughter's Letter Gets Dad Week Off of Work at Google]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 15:15:10 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tlmd_07_google_car.jpg
A little girl's summer wish came true thanks to a letter she wrote to Google. Katie wanted her dad, who works at Google, to spend more time with her, so she wrote the Mountain View company a letter asking...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Doodle Takes on Office Workers Sneaking Peeks at World Cup ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:36:29 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/worldcupgoogledoodle.jpg
Google outted office workers around the world with a doodle that features the iconic "Google" letters sitting around a conference table watching a World Cup game.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Down for the Second Time This Week]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:03:08 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP120112075763.jpg
Facebook appeared to be experiencing an outage on Friday afternoon. Users attempting to log on would see either a blank screen or an error message. This is the second time this week the popular...

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<![CDATA[Target Fixes Glitch That Caused Delays at Checkout]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:29:50 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/target9.JPG
Target says it has fixed a glitch that caused delays at checkout stands at some of its U.S. stores Sunday. The company said it identified the source, and that it was unrelated to a security issue. Last December,

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<![CDATA[Tesla to Open Up Its Electric Car Patents]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:49:01 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is sharing its technological brainpower with the world and will open up all of its patents in an effort to boost electric car production. "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits...

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<![CDATA[TweetDeck Security Issue Gives Hackers Access to Accounts]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:27:07 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*160/tweetdeck18.jpg
Users of Twitter's popular web app TweetDeck are encouraged to log out of their account right away. Users reported on Wednesday morning that the app was creating pop-up alerts all by itself. The issue seemed to]]>
<![CDATA[LAPD Drones Raise Privacy Concerns]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 19:58:25 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/214*120/lapd+drone+web+copy.jpg
The Los Angeles Police Department’s recent acquisition of two drones has the ACLU concerned over potential privacy issues. While the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California applauded the LAPD for...

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<![CDATA[New Business "Lyfts" Off in Miami]]> Thu, 22 May 2014 23:44:41 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Blurry-cars-generic.jpg
Just before sundown Thursday, Lyft took off in South Florida with a party in the street.

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<![CDATA[International Science Fair Attracts Local Students]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 05:15:54 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/isef.jpg
Go anywhere in the world in scientific circles and mention "ISEF", and immediately, the researchers, teachers, and students will know what you're talking about: The Intel International Science and...]]>
<![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 18:02:46 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Google-Doodle-Winner.jpg
Since 1998, Google has created over 1000 colorful and imaginative doodles to commemorate important holidays and people. Take a look back at some of the most iconic designs from around the world.]]>
<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Sued By Real Estate Developer]]> Tue, 13 May 2014 21:44:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/zuckrberg.JPG
A Palo Alto developer says Mark Zuckerberg never delivered on a promise to send him business in exchange for not building near his Crescent Park home.

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<![CDATA[Report: AT&T Eyeing Merger With DirecTV]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 20:45:34 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/directv1.jpg
Another major media merger may be in the works. According to Bloomberg News, AT&T is in advanced talks to acquire DirecTV for roughly $100 a share, or approximately $50 billion.]]>
<![CDATA[Netflix Hikes Price $1 More a Month]]> Mon, 12 May 2014 09:26:05 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Netflix-logo-new.jpg
Netflix will raise its monthly subscription rate $1 to $8.99, but current subscribers will get a two-year reprieve, according to reports. Netflix sent its subscribers an email about the price hike which will...

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<![CDATA[Top 10 Words People Tweet About Their Moms]]> Fri, 09 May 2014 15:10:19 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/mother%27sdaypic.jpg
How would you describe your mom? In honor of Mother’s Day, Twitter published a list on its blog of the top 10 words and phrases people have tweeted this year to describe their mothers. "Happy" topped the list,...

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<![CDATA[Teen Hits the App Jackpot and Catches the Eye of Facebook]]> Sat, 03 May 2014 06:55:49 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/160*120/zuckerbergpic.jpg
It's called "Four-Snaps" -- a word puzzle game with a social twist; and it’s one of the hottest apps on the market. The brain behind it all is just 17-years-old and is from right here in South Florida and...

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<![CDATA[South Florida Teen Tries To Change Grades]]> Mon, 05 May 2014 14:30:00 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/computer-keyboard-generic-0.jpg
An 18-year-old would-be computer hacker is facing serious charges after trying to help students get better grades for money.]]>