<![CDATA[NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC+5-KXAS+Logo+for+Google+News.png NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth http://www.nbcdfw.comen-usThu, 08 Dec 2016 22:02:12 -0600Thu, 08 Dec 2016 22:02:12 -0600NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[FTC Fines Cashier Myricks $29M Over Second Tech Scheme]]> Mon, 05 Dec 2016 12:52:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/knbc-keyboard-typing-generic.jpg
Watchdog Marina Trahan Martinez on Cashier Myricks, the man the FTC says is preying on people who are scared malware will infect their computer. Read more in The Denton Record-Chronicle.

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<![CDATA[Facebook to Invest $20M in Affordable Housing Projects]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 21:15:19 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook said it hopes to attract more contributions and partners to the cause.

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<![CDATA[Deep Learning: Teaching Computers to Predict the Future]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:16:02 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/atlas-computer.jpg
Researchers have configured computers to predict the immediate future by examining a photograph, NBC News reported. A program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has analyzed 2 million videos to see how...

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<![CDATA[Taking the Plunge: Michael Phelps Looks to Dip Into Tech ]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 12:30:06 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/mikemikemike.jpg
Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Drone Video Shows Apple 'Spaceship' Almost Done]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 10:41:10 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/applespaceship.jpg
A new drone video released over the Thanksgiving weekend shows that Apple's new "Spaceship" building in Cupertino is nearly completed.David Sexton, who runs Sexton Videography, made a trip from his hometown...

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<![CDATA[Holiday Toys Go High Tech]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 08:25:08 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/NC_hatchimal_1500x845.jpg
From artificial intelligence in Hot Wheels to Barbie's dream smart home controlled through an iPad, this year's gifts for the holidays adapt new technology to add a new spin on traditional toys for children.

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<![CDATA[Gift Guide for Gamers on Your Holiday List]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:40:47 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/223*120/Game-Splitter.jpg
This holiday season, the ghosts of video games past, present and future will be visiting the gift lists of players everywhere, and we have the hot items to make everyone happy.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Holiday Gifts for Gamers]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 13:03:17 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Gifts21.jpg
From hardware to software to desktop gaming, this gallery offers a bit of everything for the game players on your holiday gift list this year.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Users Get $15 Check From Class Action Settlement]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 20:02:49 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/facebook-logo2.jpg
Some of Facebook's 1.8 billion users have recently received a $15 check from the social media giant in the mail, leaving many recipients scratching their heads. "Is this check real?" The answer is: Yes.

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<![CDATA[Google's Digital Death Sentence]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 05:44:55 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_16132525649141-google-generic.jpg
Some of Google's unwitting users are learning a harsh lesson: If you violate the company's policies, it can abruptly cut you off from your Gmail account, online photos and other vital digital services.

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<![CDATA[Russia Continues Hacking, Gathering Intelligence on US]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 18:40:23 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478186613cyber.jpg
Russia has always placed a top priority on gathering as much intelligence as it can about American government officials, and the team now gathering around the new president-elect is no exception.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Takes New Steps to Address Cyberbullying]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 10:28:35 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Twitter-generic1.jpg
Twitter says it's giving users more tools to combat abuse that's becoming more common on the social media platform. Users are getting more options for muting tweets they don't want to see, the company said in a...

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<![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 06:33:44 -0600 2016 US Election Day doodle leads to a tool that helps users find their polling place, after playing a cute animation.]]> 2016 US Election Day doodle leads to a tool that helps users find their polling place, after playing a cute animation.]]> http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/election-doodle.png
Since 1998, Google has created more than 2,000 colorful and imaginative doodles to commemorate important holidays and people. Take a look back at some of the most iconic designs from around the world.

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<![CDATA[Sachse Students Create Water Filter System for Africa]]> Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:27:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Sachse-Water-for-africa.jpg
Students at Sachse High School are merging science, technology, engineering and math while participating in new program spearheaded by the Texas Institute.]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla Sues Oil Exec]]> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 05:19:50 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490597798.jpg
Tesla Motors has filed suit against an oil industry executive, claiming the man impersonated the company's CEO Elon Musk in an email message, according to a report by Forbes.The complaint was filed Wednesday...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Beats Third-Quarter Earnings Expectations]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 14:39:39 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/AP_49057729444.jpg
Facebook reported quarterly earnings and revenue Wednesday that beat analyst expectations, as it added more users than Wall Street expected, CNBC reported.The social media giant posted adjusted earnings...

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<![CDATA[Apple Patents Foldable Phone]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 06:11:52 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/Apple+Patent.JPG
A newly issued patent provides a clue about the direction of Apple’s future iPhone: It might fold. But not in a bad way. The phone could have an interior flexible enough to fold, giving the user twice the...

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<![CDATA[Watchdog: Strike Force Wants to End Robocalls]]> Mon, 31 Oct 2016 11:35:34 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/lieber-robocalls.jpg
The Dallas Morning News' Watchdog Dave Lieber reports on high tech minds getting together with phone companies to stop the scourge of illegal solicitation calls.]]>
<![CDATA[Millions to Watch Gaming Tournament]]> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 02:20:01 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/knbc-league-of-legends.jpg
A League of Legends gaming tournament being broadcast at Los Angeles' Staples Center is expected to draw huge crowds. Said to be the world's most popular video game, with 100 million monthly active players, the...]]>
<![CDATA[ Live Blog: Apple Holds Fall Event]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:31:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/AP_16301642565207.jpg
Apple on Thursday held its fall event, updating its Mac lineup, including adding a touch-sensitive panel to the MacBook Pro.

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<![CDATA[The 'Uber for Kids' Niche]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:15:44 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/1026-2016-zum.jpg
New ride-hailing companies are going where the traditional ones can’t, targeting kids and their parents who need help juggling work and parenting responsibilities. Eleven-year old Coco, of Los Gatos...

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<![CDATA[Google Fiber Halts Expansion]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 09:49:27 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/180*120/google21.jpg
Google's parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks.The Mountain View-based...

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<![CDATA[Report: Twitter Plans Layoffs]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 05:03:37 -0600 http://media.nbcdfw.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
Twitter is planning another round of layoffs within the next week, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology, which cited sources familiar with the matter.The San Francisco-based social media company may...

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