<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 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, 22 Dec 2014 18:08:21 -0600 Mon, 22 Dec 2014 18:08:21 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![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]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:08:51 -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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<![CDATA["Doorman" Keeps Online Orders Safe]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 02:42:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1125-2014-Doorman.jpg
A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home.

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<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:31:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Tech Trends for 2015]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 12:34:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP836878317132.jpg
Will 2015 be the year of wearable tech? The long-awaited Apple Watch will be making its debut in early 2015 and consumers will be able to get their hands on newly available 3D printers to make food and...

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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 08:18:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

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<![CDATA[FB Shuttle Drivers “Like” Union Bid]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 06:11:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley overwhelmingly gave the "thumbs up" to forming a union on Wednesday, after they had complained publicly for months about their low pay...

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Best Cell Phone Services]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:45:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cell-data.jpg
Consumer Reports take cell phone services based on a survey of 63,000 of its subscribers.

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<![CDATA[Google "Trekkers" Maps Hiking Trail]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 07:23:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1118-2014-GoogleTrekker1.jpg
Google "trekkers" are helping you map out your next hiking trip and get a feel for being on the trail. The backpack-type trekker carries 15 cameras and records the hiker's every move with the same technology...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:28:20 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Fire Hazard Forces Recall of Tankless Water Heaters]]> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:35:14 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hartford+fire+truck+generic.jpg
The threat of overheating forces the recall of 29,000 tankless water heaters sold between July 2008-August 2014.

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<![CDATA[Great Tech Toys]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 17:39:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Tech+Toys+111014.jpg
Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine found four great tech toys that are loaded with creativity and will really engage the young ones on your list.

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<![CDATA[Robot Technology Helps Diagnose, Treat Stroke Patients]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:02:42 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/robot+skype.jpg
Doctors in North Texas say high-tech machines are helping to save lives. At Baylor Irving, a patient describes her experience of getting diagnosed with a stroke using the robotic device. Physicians at Baylor say

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<![CDATA[Best Places to Buy Electronics]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 17:15:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Electronics+110314.jpg
From tablets to TVs to laptop computers, electronics are likely to be the hottest gifts this holiday season.

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<![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:59:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/15011952803_64c309615d_o.jpg
The planned launch of a rocket from a NASA launchpad in Virginia was aborted at the last minute Monday night, over a possible boat nearby in the launch area. But although the mission was aborted, skygazers...

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<![CDATA[Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:47:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
A California based tech company has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers $1.21...

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<![CDATA[OLED-TV, the Next Big Thing]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:50:45 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+OLED+TV+101914.jpg
The latest in television technology is called OLED. It stands for organic light-emitting diodes.

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<![CDATA[Apple Event: New iPads Announced]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:11:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/new-ipad-AP903945536056_0.jpg
Check out the newest products and programs tech giant Apple announced on Oct. 16, 2014.

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<![CDATA[Report Links GoPro to Brain Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:12:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
GoPro shares tumbled after reports linked the sports-camera maker to the ski accident of retired Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher, sparking safety questions about the use of the cameras.

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<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:13:56 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Chicago teen, Austin Valleskey, partnered up with an Australian teen of the same age to develop a popular brain-teaser app called “Impossible Rush.” With over 500,000 downloads at its peak, the...]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla to End Speculation Over "The D"]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 13:12:54 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/209*120/10-09-2014-tesla-model-s-470486031.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to make an announcement Thursday night that should clear up a week of speculation that put "the D" in dramatic and a bump in the electric carmaker's stock price. The electric car...

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