<![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 Mon, 25 May 2015 02:58:03 -0500 Mon, 25 May 2015 02:58:03 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Can You See Me Now?]]> Fri, 22 May 2015 17:15:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr-reflective-clothes.jpg
Cars kill more than 5,000 pedestrians, bicyclists, and joggers each year. A vast majority of those accidents happen after the sun sets. Special reflective clothing is supposed to make you easy to spot.

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<![CDATA[Confusing Car Designs]]> Fri, 15 May 2015 17:11:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+cars.jpg
For decades, traditional automatic shift levers had park at the top, down to reverse and drive at the bottom. You could see and feel the shifter go into position. Now, newer designs give you electronic...

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<![CDATA[3D Printers Create Prosthetic Legs]]> Thu, 14 May 2015 14:44:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/179*120/LEG2.JPG
Is it the next Industrial Revolution? 3D printing may one day revolutionize businesses, but it’s already having another effect: changing countless lives.]]>
<![CDATA[Samsung Galaxy S5 Beats S6]]> Tue, 12 May 2015 17:27:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/samsung12.jpg
Consumer Reports has put Samsung’s new flagship smartphone through extensive testing.

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<![CDATA[Girl: My iPhone Caught Fire]]> Sat, 09 May 2015 01:34:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/iPhone+Catch+Fire+Girl+Pocket.PNG
As 12-year-old Philadelphia girl said her Apple iPhone 5C caught fire in her back pocket as she walked to school Friday morning, leaving her with second-degree burns. The white phone's metal case was left...

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<![CDATA[Can Your Car Get Hacked?]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 17:21:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+car+hacked.jpg
Most of the systems in your car are actually controlled by a computer, the engine, the suspension, the seats, the mirrors even the air-conditioning

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<![CDATA[Periscope Eyed Over Pacquiao Fight]]> Tue, 05 May 2015 09:24:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Pacquiao-Mayweather-3.jpg
This weekend’s fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao was hyped as the fight of the century. Now, a new fight begins. It cost viewers at home about $100 to order the pay per view event, but several...

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<![CDATA[Tech Gifts for Mother's Day]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 10:28:00 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_momgifts0430_1500x845.jpg
From tiles that beep and to find your keys to self-contained watering and growing pots for plants, here are some high-tech gifts for Mother's Day.]]>
<![CDATA[Slack to Replace Work Email?]]> Mon, 04 May 2015 13:18:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/computer+generic1.jpg
Stewart Butterfield, a founder or photo-sharing site Flickr, is the creator and chief executive of Slack, a startup that offers a new platform for team communication.

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<![CDATA[Student Gets New 3-D Printed Hand]]> Sat, 02 May 2015 03:56:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/3-d+hand.jpg
Chad Coarsey was born without a left hand — but after a little ingenuity with a 3-D printer, he now has one. The graduate student at Florida Atlantic University teamed up with his colleague, Charles Weinthal...

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<![CDATA[Stopping Annoying Robo Calls]]> Sun, 10 May 2015 21:55:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR-Robo-Calls.jpg
Robocalls, those marketing junk calls you get on your phone, are getting worse.

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<![CDATA[How Old Do I Look? Website's Photo Guesses Go Viral ]]> Fri, 01 May 2015 12:08:22 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/computer_generic_laptop_5_640x480.jpg
People pondering the age-old query of "how old do I look?" are finally getting an answer, for better or for worse, thanks to a new website that's gone viral.
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<![CDATA[Apple Watch: Initial Consumer Reports Tests]]> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:16:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/apple+watch.jpg
While you can try on the watches at the Apple store, they are only being sold online. Consumer Reports has gotten six of the eight it purchased and immediately began testing.

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<![CDATA[Apple Watch Hits the Streets]]> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:47:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_applewatch0423001.jpg
The first customers to sign up for the new Apple Watch will begin receiving their devices today.]]>
<![CDATA[Azle Police Officers to Wear Body Cameras]]> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 16:21:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/azle-body-cams-inset.jpg
The Azle Police Department is the latest North Texas police department to purchase body cameras.

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<![CDATA[Google Launches Wireless Phone Service]]> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 15:15:36 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP125290752356.jpg
Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices.]]>
<![CDATA[Mysterious Drone Causing Headaches in Mansfield]]> Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:14:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/221*120/drone-chicago.jpg
A Mansfield man says a drone was hovering outside his first floor window. He called police and was told there was little they could do about it.]]>
<![CDATA[Is High-Res Audio Worth It?]]> Sun, 19 Apr 2015 22:20:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+High+Res+Audio+041715.jpg
High-definition video has taken over TVs, phones and tablets. But sound quality is worse than it was 10 or 15 years ago. New hi-resolution audio promises to change all that.

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<![CDATA[Man Tears Tendon Playing "Candy Crush": Medical Journal ]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:24:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/candy-crush.jpg
Spending too much time playing “Candy Crush Saga” really can have consequences. According to a new case report, a San Diego man was recently treated for a thumb injury after spending many weeks playing...

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<![CDATA[What Tech Experts Are Saying About the Apple Watch ]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 09:41:06 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/465696900.jpg
Pre-orders for the highly anticipated Apple Watch start online today, two weeks before the high-tech time piece hits the stores.

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<![CDATA[Apple's Racially Diverse Emojis]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 05:05:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Apple-Emojis.jpg
Apple has released its latest iOS update with plenty of new features, including the highly-anticipated racially diverse characters.
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<![CDATA[Drone Wars Shed Light on Flights]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 18:46:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Drone_wars_Josh_ault.jpg
The buzz of drones could be heard all day in Addison on Saturday.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Your TV Can Spy on You]]> Sat, 04 Apr 2015 09:56:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR-TV-Snoop-040515.jpg
It's likely you don't think you've invited a spy into your home when setting up a new TV.

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<![CDATA[Top Cars at 2015 New York Auto Show]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:52:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/car+show+new.jpg
A collection of photos taken at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

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<![CDATA[Smartphone Livestreaming App]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 08:41:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/0402-2015-Periscope.jpg
Add Periscope as the latest company allowing people to broadcast live from their smartphones.

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<![CDATA[2015 April Fools' Day Pranks: Selfie Car, Twelfie Stick and More]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 03:29:49 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/selfie+car.JPG
Celebrities and companies did not disappoint this April Fools’ Day. Some unique pranks surfaced this year that consumers may not have noticed. Here's a look at some of the most creative.
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<![CDATA[Google Maps Introduces Pac-Man Feature ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 03:51:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/photoGoogle+Maps+PAC+MAN.jpg
Let the office productivity fall even more. If March Madness wasn’t enough of a distraction, people can now play Pac-Man from the convenience of their desks.]]>