<![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 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:55:30 -0400 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:55:30 -0400 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[HP Recalls Computer Power Cords for Burn Hazard]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 08:56:30 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/20140826+PowerCord.jpg
Hewlett-Packard is recalling almost 5.6 million power cords in the U.S. for notebook computers because they can overheat and catch fire. Two people have reported they suffered burns and 13 people...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Rolls out iPhone Battery Replacement Program]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:20:42 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/tlmd_iphone_5_nuevo_12.jpg
Animal Services workers rescued 31 horses, three llamas, four miniature cattle, five geese and one dog from a San Diego County property over the weekend. Pictures taken after the seizure show...

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<![CDATA[Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 22:58:14 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/216*120/Steve+Ballmer+Clips+1.JPG
The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is complete, NBA officials said Tuesday after months of legal battles involving long-time Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his wife. In a...]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Cell Phone Charging Cases]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 18:49:29 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/180*120/ts_cell_phone_still_022414.jpg
Officials say a Florida mother faces child neglect charges after leaving her 1-year-old daughter in the car while she shopped in grocery and liquor stores.

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<![CDATA["Sketch Factor" Crowdsourcing Town Safety Reports]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:41:36 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/sketchfactorapp.jpg
A registered sex offender is behind bars facing charges in the kidnapping and rape of a 16-year-old girl that happened nearly 30 years ago after the woman contacted detectives to take a fresh look at the...

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<![CDATA[Mayor Gimenez Holds Virtual Town Hall]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 19:47:11 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/gimenezvirtualtownhall.jpg
Testimony continued Wednesday in the trial of a Miami man charged with killing University of Florida student Christian Aguilar.

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<![CDATA[App Gives Parents Control Over Kids' Social Media]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 09:47:59 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/haltappscreenshot.jpg
Residents in an Opa-locka apartment complex with a history of trouble say that days after the homes flooded, triggering unsanitary conditions; the units still have not been repaired.

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<![CDATA['I'm Stuck' App Targets Infrastructure]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:45:06 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/imstuckapp.jpg
Authorities in central Florida are investigating a traffic crash that injured the mother and cousin of professional wrestler and actor Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

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<![CDATA[Parents May Be Biggest Distraction for Teen Drivers]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 21:26:38 -0400 http://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/texting+while+driving+still.jpg
A judge threw out a lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who claims a botched circumcision resulted in the amputation of his penis, ruling Thursday that the complaint wasn't specific under state malpractice law.

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<![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
Taxi drivers in London, Barcelona, Rio De Janeiro and Washingon, D.C., took to the streets in recent months to protest Uber, a cab-hailing service which allows people to summon rides with a smartphone app.

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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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