<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.com en-us Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:01:55 -0600 Fri, 27 Feb 2015 20:01:55 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Google Expansion Worries Hometown]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:23:03 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/google22.jpg
New expansion plans for Google headquarters, known as the Googleplex, has the city of Mountain View in a tough position as city leaders try to accommodate their biggest corporate taxpayer as well as non-Google...
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<![CDATA["Spring Forward": Apple Watch Expected at March Event]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:52:31 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/APPLE10.jpg
Could it be time for the Apple Watch's big debut? In its typical mysterious style, Apple announced on Thursday it will hold a “special event” on March 9, in San Francisco. While the Cupertino company didn't...

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<![CDATA[Uber and Starwood Hotels Partner]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:54:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/uber-safety.jpg
San Francisco-based ridesharing company Uber is partnering with Starwoods Hotels and Resorts rewards program. Now people in Starwood Hotel’s Preferred Guest program can earn hotel “points” at the chain...]]>
<![CDATA[2015 Top Pick Cars]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:17:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Top+Cars+022514.jpg
Consumer Reports Top Pick cars for 2015 are the best of the best of the 270 cars recently tested in 10 of the most popular categories.

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<![CDATA[Google Teams Up with Wireless Carriers]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 22:09:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/186*120/google12.jpg
Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.

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<![CDATA[Dating App for Pot Smokers]]> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 07:49:48 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/High+There+App.jpg
Stoners looking for that special someone, rejoice: There is a new way to light up connections with others who share a love of weed. The app which is available for download from the Google Play Store is...

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<![CDATA[New Device Helps Paralyzed Patients Walk]]> Sun, 08 Feb 2015 22:50:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/%5BDFW%5D+Exo+Skeleton+Gym.jpg
The Rewalk is a robotic exoskeleton device that enables people who were unable to stand walk on their own

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Hydrogen-Powered Cars]]> Fri, 06 Feb 2015 17:23:32 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+HYDROGEN+CARS.jpg
Consumer Reports evaluated several hydrogen-powered fuel-cell vehicles.

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<![CDATA[Google Now Calculates Your Mortgage]]> Thu, 05 Feb 2015 15:22:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*121/GoogleMortgageCalculator.JPG
Google now adds a mortgage calculator to its box of online tools.

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<![CDATA[Google Takes on Uber]]> Tue, 03 Feb 2015 11:29:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/uber-illustration-451549230.jpg
Self-driving cars, and now Uber? Google is reportedly working on an Uber competitor.

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<![CDATA[New Ringed Planet Discovered]]> Wed, 04 Feb 2015 11:20:40 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_planetdiscovery0203001_1500x845.jpg
International team identifies planet outside our solar system that rivals that of the famous ringed planet Saturn.]]>
<![CDATA[Super Bowl 2015: Top Moments on Twitter, Facebook]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 13:00:11 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/brady-belichick-sb49-win-462644256.jpg
Sunday’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks was the most-talked about NFL championship ever on Twitter and Facebook, the social media giants said Monday.

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<![CDATA[Cutting Class? New App Could Blow Your Cover]]> Mon, 02 Feb 2015 10:49:22 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/smart+phone+generic+.jpg
Want to see if your college student is skipping class? There’s an app for that! The start-up company Core Principle debuted its app, Class120 this month. The app costs $200 a year, and allows parents...]]>
<![CDATA[College Students Will Have a Harder Time Cutting Class ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:04:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_attendanceapp0129001_1500x845__677564.jpg
College students will have a much harder time trying to skip class now that parents and professors can track if they're in class or not.]]>
<![CDATA[Newsweek Criticized for Silicon Valley Cover]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:19:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Newsweek+sexism+in+tech+cover.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover story has social media in a frenzy over a provocative cover illustration. Billed by Newsweek as a report of the "sordid, shocking and systemic" sexism in the Northern California...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Down for a 2nd Time This Week]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:15:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/158539421.jpg
The photo-centric social media site Instagram was down Wednesday night, just two days after it suffered a similar outage.

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<![CDATA[Sharing Streaming Media Passwords]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/streaming+passwords.jpg
A newly released Consumer Reports survey shows that 46 percent of those asked share their passwords with friends or relatives who don’t live with them.

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<![CDATA[Cell Phone Chargers]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:11:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cell+phone+charger.jpg
Consumer Reports checks out the products made for portable power for mobile devices.

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<![CDATA[Apple Promotes MLK Day Volunteerism]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:06:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/8-22-2013-MLK-on-MEET-THE-PRESS.jpg
Apple is defending its policy on Martin Luther King Day, which will be observed nationally on Monday Jan. 19, after a Silicon Valley media blog called out the company for not making it a paid holiday.

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<![CDATA[Annoying Car Controls & New Solutions]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:34:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/car+controls.jpg
The idea behind car infotainment systems is simple: Give drivers an easy-to-use way to access their phone, music and navigation all while still keeping their eyes on the road. But many drivers find the...

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<![CDATA[Sony Set to Release New High Quality Sound Walkman]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:10:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ZX2_close_up.jpg
Is the Walkman back? Sony has unveiled a new Walkman that it says will deliver a "pure sound quality for a more authentic, emotionally involving musical experience." But that experience will cost you.

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<![CDATA[All About That Bass: Music at CES]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:43:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/IMG_2038_speaker.JPG
Amazing sound, and the price is dropping.

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<![CDATA[Mood-Improving Lightbulbs]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:33:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+lightbulbs.jpg
LED lightbulbs are game changers. They promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years. And thanks to electronic circuitry and semiconductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and

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<![CDATA[Experts: WWIII Looks Like Sony Hack]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:03:12 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/N6P-SONY-KOREA-HACK-PKG---03282609.jpg
The term “cyber warfare” has been thrown around for years, with security experts wondering what the effects of a damaging cyber attack might look like. Now we know: a Hollywood studio left paralyzed, and...

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<![CDATA[Odd Google Searches That Trended in 2014]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:21:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google has released its 2014 list of its most common search requests. Many popular searches weren't surprising, like The World Cup international football competition, comedian Robin Williams, and the Disney...

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<![CDATA[Getting WIFI Throughout Your House]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 17:17:59 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/wifi1.jpg
We’re dependent on Wi-Fi to access the internet in different parts of our homes. But too often service is sluggish or there are dead zones. Consumer Reports has advice to help improve Wi-Fi in your house.

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<![CDATA[Make Charity Donations Count]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 22:02:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-money-cash-02.jpg
For many, the holiday season is a time to give not only to friends and family but also to those in need. In fact, 40 percent of charitable contributions are made in the last few weeks of the year.

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