<![CDATA[NBC 6 South Florida - Tech News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcmiami.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+6+LOGO+GOOGLE.png NBC 6 South Florida https://www.nbcmiami.comen-usSun, 18 Mar 2018 15:30:11 -0400Sun, 18 Mar 2018 15:30:11 -0400NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[How Stephen Hawking Survived With ALS for 55 Years]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 17:01:45 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Steven-Hawking.jpg
Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS in 1963 at 21 years old and survived for over five decades before dying at the age of 76 on Wednesday. So how was Hawking able to live so long with the crippling and...

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<![CDATA[America's Largest eSports Stadium to Open in Texas]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 09:55:03 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/193*120/Esports+Stadium+Arlington+Exterior.jpg
If there was ever a competition to determine which city is truly the "sports and entertainment capital of the world", Arlington, Texas, would certainly be a contender.The third largest city in North Texas...

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<![CDATA[Pi Day Spotlights One of Math's Most Seductive Numbers]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 11:02:07 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/92133811-Pi-Day.jpg
It may seem irrational to some, but we celebrate the number pi (π) every year on March 14, since 3/14 represent the first three digits of pi's decimal expansion.NBC News reports that pi is more than just...

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<![CDATA[SXSW Festival Tackles Tech Industry's Serious Issues]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 22:06:30 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/sxsw-file.jpg
The annual South by Southwest festival draws tech innovators from around the world to Austin, Texas, to showcase cutting edge products, network with potential investors and party with celebrities at exclusive...

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<![CDATA[Musk Projects Mars Spaceship Ready for Short Trips in 2019]]> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 09:45:21 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/elonmuskteslawala_1200x675.jpg
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk spoke Sunday about the timeline for sending a space vehicle to Mars, CNBC reported. Musk told the audience at the South by Southwest festival held in Austin, Texas, that the...

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<![CDATA[The History of Daylight Saving Time]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 16:24:21 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DAYLIGHT+SAVING+TIME+THUMB.jpg
Every spring we set our clocks forward an hour — but why? Before you spring forward this weekend, learn the real story behind Daylight Saving Time.]]>
<![CDATA[Elon Musk Sides With Trump on Trade With China]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 22:16:36 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/elonmuskchinatrade_1200x675.jpg
The auto executive Elon Musk tweeted that China puts a 25 percent import duty on American cars while the U.S. import duty is only 2.5 percent for Chinese cars, CNBC reported.Musk added American car companies...

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<![CDATA[This Is Why Alexa Was Creepily, Spontaneously Laughing]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 10:47:57 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AdobeStock_158536083-amazon-echo-alexa.jpg
Since February, Amazon Echo users have been reporting that Alexa, its virtual personal assistant, has been breaking into laughter unprompted, NBC News reported.People have been posting videos of childlike...

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<![CDATA[Google Maps Adds Disney Parks to Street View]]> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 14:32:16 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Magic+Kingdom+Google+Street+View.png
Google announced Tuesday that it’s popular Street View feature now covers 11 Disney-operated theme parks from California to Florida.Some of the destinations in Tuesday’s launch includes California Adventures...

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<![CDATA[Girl Scouts Fight Cybercrime With New Cybersecurity Badges]]> Mon, 05 Mar 2018 08:49:11 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_17205817956249.jpg
Girl Scouts aren't just about camping, crafting and cooking — they're now taking on cybercrime, too, NBC News reported.A new curriculum is being rolled out that will eventually provide girls with the chance to...

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<![CDATA[Amazon's Alexa Is 'Having Trouble Understanding Right Now']]> Fri, 02 Mar 2018 14:36:47 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AdobeStock_158536083-amazon-echo-alexa.jpg
Alexa? Are you there?Amazon Echo devices weren't working across the country Friday in what appeared to be an Alexa-related outage.Some users who posed questions to the voice-activated and internet-connected...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Says It Won't Separate News Feed After All]]> Thu, 01 Mar 2018 15:06:44 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_16303028414326.jpg
Facebook announced Thursday that it won't be splitting the News Feed into two after all, CNBC reported.The social media site said it was ending testing of the change, which would have pushed publisher content...

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<![CDATA[Music Streaming Service Spotify Files to Go Public]]> Wed, 28 Feb 2018 16:23:52 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/901831708-spotify.jpg
Streaming service Spotify announced Wednesday its plan to go public, CNBC reported.The company will begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker name SPOT. According to the company, shares...

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<![CDATA[YouTube Has a Conspiracy Video Problem]]> Mon, 26 Feb 2018 19:38:40 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/youtube9.jpg
After the recent mass shooting in a Parkland, Florida, high school, videos spreading outlandish conspiracy theories began appearing on YouTube.Videos posited that the student victims of the shooting were hired...

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<![CDATA[Snap Shares Fall 7 Percent After Kylie Jenner Slams Redesign]]> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 17:36:37 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/kyliejennerevent_1200x675.jpg
Tech giant Snap shares dropped nearly 7 percent on Thursday, after reality star Kylie Jenner tweeted to her 24.5 million Twitter followers that she is no longer using the popular app due to design changes, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[What Will Happen to the Tesla SpaceX Shot Into Space?]]> Wed, 07 Feb 2018 17:44:56 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/AP_18037818136560.jpg
After the Tesla Roadster hitched a ride into orbit on SpaceX's Falcon Heavy rocket Tuesday, experts are predicting smooth sailing for the cherry red convertible, NBC News reported.The car's current trajectory...

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<![CDATA[Smart TV Is Vulnerable to Hacking, Consumer Reports Finds]]> Thu, 08 Feb 2018 10:52:26 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-123351234.jpg
Millions of smart TVs sitting in family living rooms are vulnerable to hackers taking control — and could be tracking the household's personal viewing habits much more closely than their owners realize...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Launches World's Biggest Rocket]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 20:58:30 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SPACE+X.00_00_06_27.Still006.jpg
SpaceX has successfully launched Falcon Heavy, the most powerful operational rocket in the world, into orbit.]]>
<![CDATA[SpaceX's Falcon Heavy Rocket Is Ready for Liftoff]]> Tue, 06 Feb 2018 11:20:36 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_spacexam0206_1500x845.jpg
After years of tests, delays and setbacks, SpaceX is poised to launch its Falcon Heavy rocket, designed to be the most powerful rocket in the world and the first step toward returning astronauts to the moon...]]>
<![CDATA[Study of Rats Reveals Cellphone Radiation Risk Is Low]]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 14:53:23 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/NC_cellstudy0202_1920x1080.jpg
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health found low risk of radiations affecting human bodies, according to a new study that exposed rats and mice to high levels of radio frequency radiation nine hours...]]>
<![CDATA[Alexa on Eagles Win: 'Woo-Hoo!']]> Mon, 05 Feb 2018 06:38:37 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/20180205+Alexa.jpg
Amazon's Alexa is celebrating with Eagles fans everywhere.]]>
<![CDATA[Elon Musk's Flamethrowers Are Already Sold Out]]> Thu, 01 Feb 2018 15:06:01 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/855370170-elon-musk-sept-space-x.jpg
Elon Musk has a hot new product on his hands. The Los Angeles entrepreneur, who also leads Tesla and SpaceX, has been advertising flamethrowers sold by his tunnel-boring business Boring Co., and they've...

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<![CDATA[1.4M Twitter Users May Have Seen Election Propaganda]]> Wed, 31 Jan 2018 21:48:17 -0400 https://media.nbcmiami.com/images/213*120/Getty-Twitter-logo.jpg
The number of Twitter users who may have interacted with Russian propaganda accounts during the months leading up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election has "expanded" to at least 1.4 million, the company...

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