<![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, 28 Jul 2014 02:03:53 -0500 Mon, 28 Jul 2014 02:03:53 -0500 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Uber Driver Arrested After Assault]]> Sun, 27 Jul 2014 19:01:57 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_54084688.jpg
Police have made an arrest after a woman claimed an Uber cab driver sexually assaulted her earlier this month. Police arrested 31-year-old Reshad Chakari of Alexandria, Virginia, and charged him...

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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.]]>
<![CDATA[Phone Chargers and Adapters Recalled]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:41:02 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/recall33.jpg
Two recalls have been issued for chargers that can overheat phones, causing a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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<![CDATA[Kardashian Game Propels App Company]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:26:58 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/KK11.jpg
The app-maker, Glu Mobile is the publisher of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," a free-to-play game from Apple's App Store is enjoying a wave of success after its stock shares jumped 42 percent in recent...

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<![CDATA[Uber: What to Know About Car Service App]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 10:42:28 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Summoning a driver at a push of a smartphone button is a lot easier than trying to hail a cab during rush hour, which may explain why Uber, a ride-sharing app that connects passengers and car services...

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<![CDATA[iPhone Travels the World]]> Sat, 05 Jul 2014 08:54:33 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/160015060.jpg
What happened to one man's phone might just prove that cell phones are built to last these days.

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<![CDATA[30 Md. Cab Companies Suing Uber]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 15:40:46 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Uber-Council-102313.jpg
More than 30 Maryland cab companies are suing Uber, saying the company is hampering their ability to do business. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court, reported the Baltimore

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<![CDATA[Google+ to Host Free Summer Camp for Kids ]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:28:42 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/education+stock+school+kid+student+happy+tablet+classroom.jpg
School may be out but Google and Maker Media are encouraging kids to engage in summer learning through a free, online summer camp.

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<![CDATA[Is Oakland the New Silicon Valley?]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:35:17 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/219*120/jacklondonsquare.jpg
Tech companies are now branching out into the East Bay, favoring Oakland after being priced out of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Erik Collier serves as one of the general managers of Ask.com, a...]]>
<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: No-Contract Cell Service]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:41:31 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cell+phone7.jpg
Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile now all offer cell-phone service without a two-year service contract. It may sound like a good deal. With no-contract deals you usually get lower monthly charges, but the plans...

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<![CDATA[No Contract Cell Phone Service: Consumer Reports]]> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 17:37:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cell+phone7.jpg
Verizon, AT&T, and T-Mobile now all offer cell-phone service without a two-year service contract. It may sound like a good deal. With no-contract deals you usually get lower monthly charges, but the plans...

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<![CDATA[Consumer Reports: Protecting Electronics on Vacation]]> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:51:44 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/electronics+vacay.jpg
Vacation coming up? Chances are you’ll be packing a lot of electronics like smart phones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, GPS devices, cameras, iPod and speakers. They practically need their own suitcase! But...

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<![CDATA[SF Parking App Makers Threatened With Fines, Lawsuit]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:32:34 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/06-23-2014-parking-app.jpg
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who think they can solve San Francisco’s parking woes – and make some cash at the same time – are busy launching new apps that match drivers in need with much-coveted parking...

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<![CDATA[Daughter's Letter Gets Dad Week Off of Work at Google]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 14:15:10 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tlmd_07_google_car.jpg
A little girl's summer wish came true thanks to a letter she wrote to Google. Katie wanted her dad, who works at Google, to spend more time with her, so she wrote the Mountain View company a letter asking...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Doodle Takes on Office Workers Sneaking Peeks at World Cup ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 12:36:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/worldcupgoogledoodle.jpg
Google outted office workers around the world with a doodle that features the iconic "Google" letters sitting around a conference table watching a World Cup game.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Down for the Second Time This Week]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:03:08 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP120112075763.jpg
Facebook appeared to be experiencing an outage on Friday afternoon. Users attempting to log on would see either a blank screen or an error message. This is the second time this week the popular...

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<![CDATA[Getting Passwords Under Control]]> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 17:17:29 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/password1.jpg
Cyber thieves are always looking for a new scam to steal your personal data. One of the best ways to protect yourself online is using strong passwords.

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<![CDATA[Target Fixes Glitch That Caused Delays at Checkout]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:29:50 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/target9.JPG
Target says it has fixed a glitch that caused delays at checkout stands at some of its U.S. stores Sunday. The company said it identified the source, and that it was unrelated to a security issue. Last December,

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<![CDATA[Last Minute Father's Day Gift Ideas]]> Sat, 14 Jun 2014 09:31:35 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/fathersdaytools.jpg
A recent "Fat Wallet" survey reveals what gift tops this year's Father's Day wish list.

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<![CDATA[Tesla to Open Up Its Electric Car Patents]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 07:49:01 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is sharing its technological brainpower with the world and will open up all of its patents in an effort to boost electric car production. "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits...

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<![CDATA[TweetDeck Security Issue Gives Hackers Access to Accounts]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 12:27:07 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*160/tweetdeck18.jpg
Users of Twitter's popular web app TweetDeck are encouraged to log out of their account right away. Users reported on Wednesday morning that the app was creating pop-up alerts all by itself. The issue seemed to]]>
<![CDATA[Tracking Teen Drivers]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 09:05:12 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+teen+driver.jpg
Car accidents are the number one cause of death for teenagers. Teens are inexperienced drivers, and they tend to speed. Consumer Reports has tested three devices that you install in the car to keep tabs on your...

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<![CDATA[New App Detects Food Safety]]> Mon, 02 Jun 2014 13:00:27 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/peres2.jpg
It's small, but already catching on in a big way. An electronic "nose" to detect food that's gone bad. It's called "peres," and it, along with your smartphone, is coming soon to a restaurant and kitchen...

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<![CDATA[LAPD Drones Raise Privacy Concerns]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 18:58:25 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/lapd+drone+web+copy.jpg
The Los Angeles Police Department’s recent acquisition of two drones has the ACLU concerned over potential privacy issues. While the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California applauded the LAPD for...

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<![CDATA[Computer Gesture Controls]]> Mon, 26 May 2014 17:17:09 -0500 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/CR+Gesture+Controls+052614.jpg
Interacting with your computer has come a long way. First was the keyboard and mouse. Then, the touch screen. And now, touch screens you don’t touch!

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