<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usTue, 25 Apr 2017 16:05:15 -0500Tue, 25 Apr 2017 16:05:15 -0500NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Uber, Bell, Want Flying Taxis in DFW by 2020]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 15:49:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/uber-dallas-elevate-taxis-render.jpg
Uber announced Tuesday they're partnering with Fort Worth-based Bell Helicopter and four other aircraft manufacturers to build flying taxis that, if all goes to plan, could be whisking North Texans over...

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<![CDATA[Antivirus Tool Removes Windows Files, Shuts Down Computers]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 05:09:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/166323747-computer-generic.jpg
Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly labeled key Microsoft Windows system files as threats Monday, causing the misidentified files to be removed and an untold number of PC computers to be shut down, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Inside the Place Where Uber Tries to Make Nice With Its Drivers]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 12:54:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/507915262-Uber-Queens-Headquarters.jpg
As Uber's problems pile up — executives resigning, sexual harassment allegations and more — the ridesharing company is doubling down on the driver experience, NBC News reported.Uber's head of customer support,...

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<![CDATA[Join The Dallas Morning News for a Reddit 'Ask Me Anything']]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 09:48:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TDMN-for-DFW.jpg
Always wanted to ask the editor and publisher of The Dallas Morning News a question? Now's your chance.

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<![CDATA[Razor Recalls 150,000 RipStik Boards Due to Fall Hazard]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:46:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ripstik-recall.jpg
About 158,000 Razor RipStik electric motorized caster boards have been recalled due to an issue with rear wheels locking up.]]>
<![CDATA[MasterCard Rolls Out Cards With Fingerprint Sensor]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:07:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/MasterCard-34123792165_e987246927_o.jpg
MasterCard is testing payment cards with fingerprint sensors in South Africa and hopes to roll it out to the rest of the world by the end of the year, the company said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Here's How Some Fortune 500 Companies Are Going Green]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:02:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/212*120/wind+farms+usa.jpg
Through research and application, clean and renewable energy sources are something some of the nation's most valuable companies are focusing on. Software giant Microsoft has a data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Is Working on Letting You Type With Your Brain]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 16:43:20 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17108732801091.jpg
Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a research project that will allow people to type using their thoughts, or hear through their skin, NBC News reported.Such a product could allow the deaf and blind to communicate...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg: Facebook Has More Work To Do on Safety]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:57:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/FACEBOOK0418_MP4-149255458523900001.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his first public comments since the Cleveland murder case, saying that the social media giant has more work to do when it comes to policing disturbing content online and making...]]>
<![CDATA[April the Giraffe YouTube Channel Almost Sets Record]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 08:25:13 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_17105737948344.jpg
The long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history.April's livestream had more than 232 million live views and...

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<![CDATA[Beyond Belief: Social Media and the Church]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:54:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/bb-social-media.jpg
Southlake-based Gateway Church, with six campuses across Dallas-Fort Worth, boasts an active congregation of approaching 36,000 people who attend any one of Gateway’s 26 weekly services.]]>
<![CDATA[Astronaut Brings the Solar System to Earth in 'Miniverse']]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:03:39 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Miniverse-Hadfield.jpeg
Former Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield speaks with NBC on the importance of space exploration, what being an astronaut taught him about perspective on Earth and why Pluto was kept in...

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<![CDATA[Google Shakes Up 'Earth' for Earth Day '17]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:35:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4862340081.jpg
Google Earth is changing things up for Earth Day 2017.

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<![CDATA[New Green Tech That Could Change the World (at Least a Bit)]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:22:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tesla-press_solar_roof.jpg
Companies around the world are taking steps to create cleaner, more sustainable ways of living through innovative technologies that can change everyday activities. In mid-April, consumers will be able to...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Shuts Down 30K Fake Accounts Tied to France]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 03:54:56 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/facebook-logo2.jpg
Citing deceptive content and misinformation, Facebook has shut down 30,000 fake accounts tied to France ahead of the country's presidential election this month, NBC News reports.The social media giant revealed...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Pickup Truck to Debut in September]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:03:43 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/elonmusk3.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the company was planning to introduce a new semi-truck in September, with an electric pickup truck to follow in about 18 to 24 months, NBC News reported.The big truck was...

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<![CDATA[Moon Orbiting Saturn Could Sustain Life: NASA]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 19:43:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/DIT+OCEAN+WORLDS+THUMB.jpg
A moon orbiting Saturn has all the right ingredients to sustain life. NASA scientists say “Enceladus,” Saturn’s sixth largest moon, could theoretically sustain microbial life, in an exciting...]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Used Secret Program to Track Lyft Drivers: Report]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 16:49:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16139670373261.jpg
A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed "Hell" to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition.

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<![CDATA[How Lasers Could Target, Shoot Down Drones]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:06:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dronegeneric_1200x675.jpg
Researchers at Fort Still, in Oklahoma, are testing out new laser technology that could be used to target and shoot down drones.

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<![CDATA[Drone Captures Incredible Footage Above Active Volcano]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:06:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/drone-guatemala.jpg
Scientists at the University of Cambridge and University of Bristol are using drones to capture footage and data above an active volcano in Guatemala.]]>
<![CDATA[D/FW Upgrades Runway Status Lighting to Prevent Crashes]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 10:42:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dfw-runway-light.jpg
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is in the midst of a multi-million dollar upgrade to a runway lighting system that is designed to prevent incursions and accidents.

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<![CDATA['Finsta' Instagram's Secret World]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 14:03:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_finsta0407_1920x1080.jpg
If your teen is on social media, chances are they have an account you don't know about. It's not uncommon for them to have more than one account on the photo-sharing app, often referred to as...

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<![CDATA[Kids Gaming Site is Breeding Ground for Predators, Mom Warns]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 11:17:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/roblox+video+game+warning.jpg
A Louisiana mother is sounding the alarm about a popular online gaming site for kids, telling NBC 4 New York's I-Team she believes her son was "groomed" by a sexual predator who was lurking in the virtual...

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<![CDATA[Google Adds 'Fact-Check' Tool to Search Results]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 10:51:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Google+Fact+Check.jpg
Google debuted a fact-checking tool for its search and news results Friday, amid mounting pressure on internet firms to police content it hosts online and criticism the company helps spread misinformation, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[Protecting Your Child From Identity Theft]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:57:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/021116+cell+phone+id+theft+investigation.jpg
Your child's identity may be one of the hardest things to defend, if you're not vigilant.]]>
<![CDATA[Parents to Receive $70 Million in Refunds from Amazon]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 22:53:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Amazon-Kindle-GettyImages-156687508.jpg
Tens of thousands of Americans are about to get refunds from Amazon.

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<![CDATA[A 3D Device is Changing the Way Amputees Swim]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 13:31:51 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/the-fin_marine.jpg
A 3D-printed device is helping amputees swim again, "Today" reported.After losing part of his left leg in Afghanistan, Dan Lasko, a former United States Marine, never thought he'd be able to swim the way...

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<![CDATA[Warning: Hackers Connect With Kids Toys]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 07:16:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-06-05h28m52s159.jpg
Hackers are targeting more than just your phone and computer, they're targeting your children's toys, experts say.

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<![CDATA[Drones Used to Survey Storm Damage]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 12:55:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2017-04-05-05h19m30s252.jpg
A pilot program using drones and artificial intelligence was launched this storm season to help assess damage for insurance claims.

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<![CDATA[Would You Let a Robot Cut Your Lawn?]]> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 05:59:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/robot-lawn-mower.jpg
A North Dallas entrepreneur has launched his version of a "Roomba" robot, which leaves your lawn's grass freshly cut.

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