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Sunday, Jul 2, 2017 at 03:15 PM PDT

Facebook Drone Could One Day Provide Global Internet Access

Facebook Drone Could One Day Provide Global Internet Access

A solar-powered drone backed by Facebook that could one day provide worldwide internet access has quietly completed a test flight in Arizona after an earlier attempt ended with a crash landing.

Tuesday, Jun 6, 2017 at 03:22 PM PDT

Michelle Obama Addresses Crowd at Apple Conference

Michelle Obama Addresses Crowd at Apple Conference

Former first lady Michelle Obama stopped by Apple's annual Worldwide Developers Conference for a "fireside chat" with CEO Tim Cook.

Monday, Jun 5, 2017 at 11:30 PM PDT

Apple Unveils New HomePod Speaker

Apple Unveils New HomePod Speaker

Apple nodded to several up-and-coming technology trends, unveiling new device features touching on virtual reality, online privacy and a form of artificial intelligence called machine learning.

Monday, May 29, 2017 at 10:13 PM PDT

Zillow's 'Zestimate' Sparks Class Action Lawsuit

Zillow's 'Zestimate' Sparks Class Action Lawsuit

A class action lawsuit filed against Zillow claims the real estate site’s estimate on the value of homes violates consumer protection laws.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 08:31 PM PDT

SF Virtual Reality Startup Sued By Former Employee

SF Virtual Reality Startup Sued By Former Employee

A San Francisco virtual reality startup is being sued by a former employee who claims the company created an "unbearable environment for women."

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 07:06 PM PDT

Privacy Concerns Over Smartphone Searches at Airports

Privacy Concerns Over Smartphone Searches at Airports

Smartphones are becoming targets of customs agents at airports, including San Francisco International.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 07:26 PM PDT

Are Robots Coming to Take Our Jobs?

Are Robots Coming to Take Our Jobs?

A Deloitte survey says close to half of millennials fear losing their jobs to a robot.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at 11:07 AM PDT

Former Female Employee Accuses Facebook of Gender Bias

Former Female Employee Accuses Facebook of Gender Bias

A former Facebook engineer claims her old employer disproportionately favored code written by men compared to woman, but the social networking giant is refuting the basis of that allegation.

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 08:56 PM PDT

Milwaukee Woman Says Fitbit Exploded and Burned Her Arm

Milwaukee Woman Says Fitbit Exploded and Burned Her Arm

Fitbit devices are supposed to help keep people healthy and active. But that wasn't the case for one woman, who claimed her Fitbit caught fire while it was still on her arm. Now, the San Francisco-based company...

Monday, Apr 24, 2017 at 07:09 PM PDT

Sheryl Sandberg on How ‘Option B’ Helped Her Heal

Sheryl Sandberg on How ‘Option B’ Helped Her Heal

NBC Bay Area’s Revelations team was the only local television crew to talk to Sheryl Sandberg a few weeks ago about her latest book project: “Option B.” Excerpts from the interview are below.

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