Subscribe: msnbc.com: Technology & Science
http://rss.msnbc.msn.com/id/3032117/device/rss/rss.xml
Preview: msnbc.com: Technology & Science

NBC News Technology



NBC News Technology



Last Build Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:01:00 GMT

Copyright: © 2016 NBCNews.com
 



Couch Potato? We Can Probably Guess Your Password

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:02:00 GMT

We know recycling passwords is bad, so why do we continue to do it?File picture illustration of the word 'password' pictured on a computer screen. Illustration of the word 'password' on a computer screen.


Media Files:
http://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2015_50/1333891/151209-tech-hack_f7f9d8aa630c05383ef5921587215c23.jpg




Researchers Make 3-D Printed 'Bone' for Implants

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 22:01:00 GMT

Researchers have invented a new type of artificial bone that can be shaped using a 3-D printer for customized implants.A 3D-printed Hyperelastic Bone human spinal sectionA Hyperelastic Bone human skull. Interior of the skull is hollowScanning electron micrograph from a small region of a Hyperelastic Bone scaffold that was explanted from the back of mouse after more than 30 days. The micrograph shows the cross-section of a single Hyperelastic fiber (circular region in center) being surrounded by and becoming integrated with biological tissues.


Media Files:
http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1727826/160928-3dprint-bone-01-jsw-128p_e44f1e61923594147ed0b743127a5bbc.jpg




FDA Approves First 'Artificial Pancreas'

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:25:00 GMT

The FDA has approved the first artificial pancreas - a cellphone-sized device that automatically takes care of insulin and blood sugar levels.Jonathan PlattMiniMed 670GJonathan Platt and his mom Angie.


Media Files:
http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1727916/160928-jonathan-jsw-243p_e86976a1acd0f2986044da323e4de885.jpg




Scammers Hack Facebook Users With Brad Pitt Hoax

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:23:56 GMT

The link can potentially expose your Facebook information to hackers.Actors Brad Pitt arrives for a special Maleficent Costume Display at Kensington Palace in London May 8, 2014.


Media Files:
http://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1727716/160928-pitt-featured-image_e8a61ef4a774dae6a4450ae7dc04db7f.jpg




Dating on a Deadline? Tinder 'Boost' Could Help

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 16:40:00 GMT

Tinder Boost is being tested in Australia and makes a user's profile one of the most-viewed in their area for 30 minutes - for a fee.Tinder Boost allows users to be one of the top profiles in their area for 30 minutes.Tinder Boost allows users to be one of the top profiles in their area for 30 minutes.


Media Files:
http://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1727586/160928-tinder-boost-1131a_5a4bb31280872ce572978fc55715c713.jpg




Spy Game: Was the Yahoo Hack About Espionage?

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 15:58:00 GMT

A new report says a "state-sponsored actor" wanted info on U.S. and other world officials, and paid "black hat" hackers to attack Yahoo.Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer speaks during her keynote address at the annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 7, 2014. Hacker offers data for sale, according to InfoArmor.Yahoo! home screen pictured on a macbook pro.


Media Files:
http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_38/1719641/160922-yahoo-mail-jsw-329p_45eab5d69d3fb926f641da9f5be60b3e.jpg




Baby Born Using 'Three Parent' Technique, Doctors Say

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 13:41:26 GMT

A healthy baby boy has been born after he was conceived using a 'three-parent' technique to manipulate his DNA, doctors said Tuesday.A doctor injects sperm directly into an egg during an IVF procedure 3D rendered illustration of a generic human cell.


Media Files:
http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2015_43/1275551/human-egg-stock-today-150612-tease_6995b8a1f07f7c2b3b5cf593933eb87f_3dacf0aef385f0843428e5f4cb6e3481.jpg




Aetna to Offer Cut-Price Apple Watch to Some Members

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:24:42 GMT

Health insurer Aetna said it would offer some customers discounts on Apple's smartwatch, marking the first such deal made by the tech giant.A man tries an Apple Watch Series 2. REUTERS/Issei Kato - RTSNYKGA man tries an Apple Watch Series 2. REUTERS/Issei Kato - RTSNYKG


Media Files:
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1727201/applewatch_8cdfd5222ad2f06f42dacc227baff864.jpg




Hacker Who Stole Nude Celebrity Photos Pleads Guilty

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 11:07:00 GMT

An Illinois man has pleaded guilty to hacking high-profile female celebrities, though it remains unclear who leaked the nude shots online.Supermodel Kate Upton poses at the launch party of the Sports Illustrated's 2013 Swimsuit issue. REUTERS/Carlo AllegriSupermodel Kate Upton poses at the launch party of the Sports Illustrated's 2013 Swimsuit issue.


Media Files:
http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1727191/kate_upton_cd25808fa6a76d93086d1900d22105ca.jpg




Feels Bad Man: Pepe the Frog Is Declared Symbol of Hate

Wed, 28 Sep 2016 10:00:00 GMT

"The mere fact of posting a Pepe meme does not mean that someone is racist or white supremacist," the Anti-Defamation League said.Ben Wilke, 19, poses outside Hofstra University, the site of the September 26 first presidential debate between U.S. Republican nominee Donald Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, in Hempstead, New York on September 26, 2016.Pepe the Frog began life as an inoffensive cartoon character.Ben Wilke, 19, poses outside the first presidential debate on Monday with a sign featuring Pepe the Frog.


Media Files:
http://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1727146/160928-pepe-cr0337_93cfed5eee6ade4beceda19412d36ed9.JPG




Mission to Mars: Musk Makes a Case for Colonizing Red Planet

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 22:23:00 GMT

Elon Musk wants going to Mars to cost about the same as buying a home.Elon Musk, president of Tesla Motors, speaks about Space X project in a conference during the 67th International Astronautical Congress in Guadalajara, Mexico on Sept. 27.


Media Files:
http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1726666/160927-elon-mush-mars-mbe-527p_529ac0bc6a4beefddefae20527624c60.jpg




What's Your Excuse? Tech Firms Simplify Voter Registration

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 19:40:00 GMT

These technology companies are finding clever ways to reach and register new voters.A voter registration sign is seen before a viewing event for the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government on September 26, 2016, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.A voter registration sign is seen before a viewing event for the first Presidential Debate between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government on September 26, 2016, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Food delivery service Door Dash is serving up voter registration forms to people who order them.


Media Files:
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1726421/160927-doordash-vote_e4589a8f0abe33aa551d50934ccba5af.jpg




Has Google Got Its Own Birthday Wrong?

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 17:01:31 GMT

Happy 18th birthday, Google... or is it?Google celebrates its birthday.Google celebrates its birthday.


Media Files:
http://media4.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1726236/160927-google-doodle-mn-1150_217f62556bc60f65c8f1efe31cd8999b.jpg




Facebook Added 1 Million Advertisers in the Last Six Months

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 16:44:42 GMT

Facebook has 4 million advertisers, up from 3 million in March, said Sheryl Sandberg, Facebook's chief operating officer, on Tuesday."We take any mistake really seriously and trust is so important. We're not just grading our own homework," said Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, speaking on the company's recent overestimation of its video viewing time.


Media Files:
http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1726351/sandberg_c561950389162797690109d894e6416f.jpg




Facebook to Appeal Order Not to Collect WhatsApp User Data

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 15:18:00 GMT

Facebook said it would appeal an order by a German privacy regulator to stop collecting and storing data of German users of its WhatsApp.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/IllustrationREUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration


Media Files:
http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1726201/whatsapp_c1e404f33d09d8758ccb00ad45398595.jpg




Clinton Sweeps All 50 States in Google Search Showdown

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:17:39 GMT

However, Google said search interest in "Trump won" surpassed that of "Hillary won" by 90 percent during the debate.Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump walk to their podiums to start the presidential debate at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., on Monday.


Media Files:
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1725646/campaign_2016_debate-jpeg-cc243_5f940bf5f37dfec0d8d4c458e68f9943.jpg




13 Presidential Debate Moments the Internet Loved

Tue, 27 Sep 2016 07:02:42 GMT

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton faced off Monday night for the first presidential debate — and much like the 2016 election, it was not normal.Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton listens during the presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 26, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.


Media Files:
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1725466/610601742_a2cae1be5d472d3204c0cc19493c6163.jpg




'Surprising' Activity on Jupiter's Moon Europa

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:09:00 GMT

Hubble has found evidence of geysers on Jupiter's moon Europa.The surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa as seen in images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s.The surface of Jupiter's icy moon Europa as seen in images taken by NASA's Galileo spacecraft in the late 1990s.


Media Files:
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1724556/160926-jupiter-moon-europa-mn-1450_60fbff5a60e9a1d4583364b18a8c4bb1.jpg




Twitter Stock Rises on News That Disney Might Be Bidding

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:44:26 GMT

Walt Disney is said to be working with an adviser on a potential Twitter bid, according to reports on Monday.REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo


Media Files:
http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1724696/twitter_2_4b5dddea75b8fb83c5f0aa1544884c83.jpg




Google Knows What You Want From the Debate

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 19:06:00 GMT

Google is spotlighting what voters are searching for online ahead of Monday night's debate.Hofstra student Joseph Burch acts as a 'stand-in' for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rehearsal for the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 25, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.Hofstra student Joseph Burch acts as a 'stand-in' for Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump during a rehearsal for the first U.S. presidential debate at Hofstra University on Sept. 25, 2016 in Hempstead, New York.


Media Files:
http://media1.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1724426/160926-hofstra-debate-mn-1340_ed20364ca64ba8a50f67e7aa6458b102.jpg




How to Watch the Debate Without Turning on the TV

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 18:47:00 GMT

You can now watch the debate from your phone.People wait in the hall for the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.People wait in the hall for the presidential debate between Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at Hofstra University in Hempstead, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 26, 2016.


Media Files:
http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1724366/160926-hofstra-debate-mn-1300_3760de947fd65545b71cc17eb50311f0.jpg




Senator Seeks SEC Probe on Yahoo's Disclosure of Mega Hack

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 17:10:00 GMT

Senator Mark Warner asked the SEC to investigate whether Yahoo and its senior executives informed investors and the public about a hack.Yahoo! Chief Executive Marissa Mayer speaks during a Startup Battlefield session at TechCrunch Disrupt SF 2012 at the San Francisco Design Center Concourse in San Francisco, California September 12, 2012. REUTERS/Stephen LamYahoo president and CEO Marissa Mayer speaks on stage in 2014. Yahoo is investigating a breach that includes 500 million accounts.


Media Files:
http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_31/1651071/160803-yahoo-breach-mdl_c7f6a740efc9a6e76cf705d62830c960.jpg




Want to Get Pregnant? Now There's an App for That

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 15:37:00 GMT

As more women than ever delay having their first child, many couples are turning to tech for help with fertility issues.


Media Files:
http://media3.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1724201/ava_bracelet_app_1_0131d5aa6e1d58c624f1b07a3abe15e4.jpg




Some Users Dump Yahoo Over Delayed Data Breach Confession

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 11:21:15 GMT

Thousands of users took to social media to express anger that it had taken Yahoo two years to uncover the data breach.The Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. REUTERS/Robert GalbraithThe Yahoo logo is shown at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, California. REUTERS/Robert Galbraith


Media Files:
http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_39/1723736/yahoo_1_71df10804e66934aabdc3ab039403dfa.jpg




Man Free on Bail in Reported Hack of Pippa Middleton

Mon, 26 Sep 2016 04:05:00 GMT

The hacker claimed to have photos of the Duchess of Cambridge with her children, Princess Charlotte and Prince George, and naked pics of her fiancé.Pippa Middleton and James Matthews pictured earlier this summer.


Media Files:
http://media2.s-nbcnews.com/i/newscms/2016_38/1722171/160924-world-royal-pippa-fiance-james-filer-0743_59cad7a914b69de85246e23f2a1bea34.jpg