<![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 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:53:03 -0500 Tue, 23 Sep 2014 13:53:03 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[WATCH: Man Buys iPhone 6, Drops It on Sidewalk]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:27:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-19+at+11.13.16+AM_edited-1.jpg
Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces...

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<![CDATA[iPhone Users Could Face Battery, Wi-Fi Issues From Latest Update]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:00:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tsiphoneupdatepic.jpg
A tech expert advises consumers to wait before downloading the iOS 8 update.]]>
<![CDATA[Do You Need the iPhone 6?]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:47:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP501921875874.jpg
The question that's been buzzing: do you need the new iPhone 6? Tech reporter, Mike Wendland, shows what IOS 8 features are available for older iPhones.

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<![CDATA[Take the Phone Quiz: iPhone 6 or Android? ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:46:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/pile+of+phones1.jpg
The surprise iTunes giveaway of the band’s latest album amid Apple’s latest product launch could become the defining triumph – or sellout – for a band that embraces paradox.

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<![CDATA[Apple Releases Tool to Remove U2 Album]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 11:14:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/455053622.jpg
Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Investigating Threats with Possible Links to ISIS]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 08:17:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/TWITTER-ISIS-THREATS-SOT-TZ---18281826.jpg
A portion of Six Flags Magic Mountain's wooden Colossus coaster collapsed Monday when the decades-old ride caught on fire. The fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m. Crews continued to spray water on the...

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<![CDATA[The Apple Watch: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:51:26 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-watch-thumb-new.jpg
Surprise! U2 unexpectedly dropped its first new record in five years Tuesday and is giving it away for free on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Apple's New Watch, iPhones]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 13:22:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/edt-iwatch-1.jpg
Apple announced two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and its new Apple Watch at an event in Cupertino on Sept. 9.

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<![CDATA[Apple Unveils Sleek New Watch]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 19:26:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-lead-455042032.jpg
An Indiana couple accused of holding a woman captive for two months, often locking her in a small wooden cage, was charged Monday with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felonies in a case...

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<![CDATA[How to Sell Your iPhone for the Most Money]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:06:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_iphone_edited.jpg
Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised...

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<![CDATA[Live from Cupertino: Apple Will Live Stream Sept. 9 Event]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 09:54:32 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/179*120/tim+cook+2.jpg
As of Monday, the aerial image of the he futuristic Apple Campus 2 under construction in Cupertino, California had more than 1 million views and 500 comments. The campus, which has been nicknamed a...

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<![CDATA[Versatile Blu-Ray Players]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:13:23 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr_versatile_blu_ray_players_1200x675_325732419635.jpg
Consumer Reports just finished testing the latest Blu-ray players and says they are another great option for streaming video to your television.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple to Unveil New Products ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 05:58:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/2014-08-28-apple-invitation-thumbnail.jpg
Apple has made it official: The next gadget event will be September 9th. The Cupertino company sent out official invitations to the press Thursday morning, with a date (September 9th), time, and place...

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<![CDATA[Wearable Tech]]> Tue, 02 Sep 2014 14:20:53 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Wearable+Tech+083114.jpg
Wearable tech is still very new, but Consumer Reports thinks it's going to take off.

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<![CDATA[HP Recalls Computer Power Cords for Burn Hazard]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:31:11 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/20140826+PowerCord.jpg
Hewlett-Packard is recalling almost 5.6 million power cords in the U.S. for notebook computers because they can overheat and catch fire. Two people have reported they suffered burns and 13 people...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Rolls out iPhone Battery Replacement Program]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:40:37 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/tlmd_iphone_5_nuevo_12.jpg
Animal Services workers rescued 31 horses, three llamas, four miniature cattle, five geese and one dog from a San Diego County property over the weekend. Pictures taken after the seizure show...

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<![CDATA[Online Tool Provides Car Recall Information]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 17:13:47 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/WomanComputerPic_1200x675_300608067571.jpg
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration launched a new online tool — safercar.gov — in which car buyers and owners can use a vehicle identification number to identify open or unrepaired...

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<![CDATA[Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:58:14 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/216*120/Steve+Ballmer+Clips+1.JPG
The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is complete, NBA officials said Tuesday after months of legal battles involving long-time Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his wife. In a...]]>
<![CDATA[Finding Good Tech Support]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:16:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Computer+Keyboard+081914.jpg
Do you know where to turn when your computer crashes? Consumer Reports can tell you where to find the best tech support.

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<![CDATA[Community Health Systems Targeted by Hackers]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 17:35:55 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/87507117.jpg
A federal grand jury has returned a new indictment against a South Texas man who is linked to the hacking collective Anonymous, prosecutors said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[ Amazon's 1st Smart Phone]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:22:21 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/amazon+smart+phone.jpg
Amazon has just released its first smart phone, the Fire. Consumer Reports has started checking out the phone in its labs.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Amazon's 1st Smart Phone]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:20:03 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/amazon+smart+phone.jpg
Amazon has just released its first smart phone, the Fire. Consumer Reports has started checking out the phone in its labs.

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<![CDATA[Back-to-School Laptops]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 05:53:40 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Laptops+081114.jpg
Back-to-school shopping is the second biggest spending spree of the year, according to the National Retail Federation.

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<![CDATA[HD TVs: Consumer Reports]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:20:19 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hd+tv.jpg
Just when you thought you had the sharpest picture possible on your high-definition television manufacturers are promoting ultra high-definition, also called ultra HD, UHD or

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<![CDATA[HD TVs]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:23:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/hd+tv.jpg
Just when you thought you had the sharpest picture possible on your high-definition television manufacturers are promoting ultra high-definition, also called ultra HD, UHD or

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<![CDATA[Uber Driver Arrested After Assault]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 19:31:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_54084688.jpg
Taxi drivers in London, Barcelona, Rio De Janeiro and Washingon, D.C., took to the streets in recent months to protest Uber, a cab-hailing service which allows people to summon rides with a smartphone app.

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<![CDATA['Kill Switch' to Prevent Phone Theft ]]> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:31:04 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/smart_phone.jpg
The next smartphones could be fully equipped, even with theft protection.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Takes 40 Minutes a Day ]]> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 20:57:18 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/177*120/113888441-the-facebook-website-is-displayed-on-a-gettyimages.jpg
How much time is spent checking Facebook? According to the social media giant, the average American now spends 40 minutes a day checking their Facebook feed.

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Amazon's First Smart Phone]]> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:32:45 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Amazon+Fire+072314.jpg
Amazon is getting ready to release its first smart phone, the Fire. Consumer Reports has started checking out the phone in its labs.

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<![CDATA[Back-to-School Spending Expected to Increase ]]> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:44:05 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/dfw-generic-school-supplies-01.jpg
Thousands of North Texas children might already be thinking about the upcoming school year, and parents could be in for a rude awakening this back-to-school season.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Considers E-Book Rental Service]]> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 15:43:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/172*120/black-kindle-sharing-thumb-550xauto-49856.jpg
E-book rentals might soon be available through Amazon.]]>