<![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 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:05:58 -0600 Sun, 01 Feb 2015 20:05:58 -0600 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Cutting Class? New App Could Blow Your Cover]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 16:08:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/smart+phone+generic+.jpg
Want to see if your college student is skipping class? There’s an app for that! The start-up company Core Principle debuted its app, Class120 this month. The app costs $200 a year, and allows parents...]]>
<![CDATA[College Students Will Have a Harder Time Cutting Class ]]> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 15:04:25 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_attendanceapp0129001_1500x845__677564.jpg
College students will have a much harder time trying to skip class now that parents and professors can track if they're in class or not.]]>
<![CDATA[Newsweek Criticized for Silicon Valley Cover]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:19:30 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Newsweek+sexism+in+tech+cover.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover story has social media in a frenzy over a provocative cover illustration. Billed by Newsweek as a report of the "sordid, shocking and systemic" sexism in the Northern California...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Down for a 2nd Time This Week]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:15:21 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/158539421.jpg
The photo-centric social media site Instagram was down Wednesday night, just two days after it suffered a similar outage.

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<![CDATA[Sharing Streaming Media Passwords]]> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 17:21:07 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/streaming+passwords.jpg
A newly released Consumer Reports survey shows that 46 percent of those asked share their passwords with friends or relatives who don’t live with them.

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<![CDATA[Cell Phone Chargers]]> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 17:11:36 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cell+phone+charger.jpg
Consumer Reports checks out the products made for portable power for mobile devices.

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<![CDATA[Apple Promotes MLK Day Volunteerism]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 09:06:15 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/8-22-2013-MLK-on-MEET-THE-PRESS.jpg
Apple is defending its policy on Martin Luther King Day, which will be observed nationally on Monday Jan. 19, after a Silicon Valley media blog called out the company for not making it a paid holiday.

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<![CDATA[Annoying Car Controls & New Solutions]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 17:34:16 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/car+controls.jpg
The idea behind car infotainment systems is simple: Give drivers an easy-to-use way to access their phone, music and navigation all while still keeping their eyes on the road. But many drivers find the...

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<![CDATA[Sony Set to Release New High Quality Sound Walkman]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 12:10:43 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/ZX2_close_up.jpg
Is the Walkman back? Sony has unveiled a new Walkman that it says will deliver a "pure sound quality for a more authentic, emotionally involving musical experience." But that experience will cost you.

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<![CDATA[All About That Bass: Music at CES]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 01:43:09 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/160*120/IMG_2038_speaker.JPG
Amazing sound, and the price is dropping.

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<![CDATA[Mood-Improving Lightbulbs]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 17:33:13 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/cr+lightbulbs.jpg
LED lightbulbs are game changers. They promise to last anywhere from 23 to 46 years. And thanks to electronic circuitry and semiconductor chips, they have the potential to do more than just turn on and

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<![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]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:21:17 -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]]> Fri, 02 Jan 2015 23:53:59 -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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