<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:57:25 -0700 Fri, 31 Jul 2015 22:57:25 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facebook Drone Aims to Bring Internet to Remote Locations]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 14:06:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/th-fb-aquila.jpg
Facebook is finally showing off enormous its solar-powered drone, which may someday be used as part of the company’s plan to deliver Internet to isolated communities.
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<![CDATA[Yelp Removes Negative Feedback for Lion-Killing Dentist's Practice]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 12:39:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-zimbabwe-leon-cecil-dentista-walter-palmer-efe-10992647w.jpg
Yelp has removed thousands of negative comments on River Bluff Dental, the practice owned by lion-killer Walter Palmer.

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<![CDATA[International Space Station Passes Over Bay Area Tonight]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 13:42:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/bluemoon.PNG
Planning to spot the Blue Moon tonight? Don't forget to keep an eye out for the International Space Station which is suppoed to pass over the Bay Area at 9:30 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[UberX Prices Drop 15 Percent Around Bay Area, Except in SF]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 23:44:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-file.jpg
Starting Friday, the price of UberX fares will drop 15 percent in the East Bay, South Bay, and Peninsula in cities south of SFO. An Uber spokesperson says the company is making the change to increase demand and...
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<![CDATA[Waze Blamed for Snarling Traffic in Los Gatos]]> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 15:04:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/T6A+LOS+GATOS+SHORT+CUT+VO+-+00002011.jpg
The town of Los Gatos is taking a stance against apps like Waze which drivers toward longer – though perhaps less congested routes – through town.

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<![CDATA[See the New Features in Windows 10]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:37:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_louisianatheatershootingjonathanarnold_1500x845.jpg
Windows 10 is a free upgrade that Microsoft hopes will fix some of the most glaring issues of Windows 8.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Secures San Francisco Office Space ]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 16:47:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/apple42.jpg
Apple has reportedly signed a lease for 76,000 square feet of office space in San Francisco's SoMa District.

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<![CDATA[Apple's Next Earbuds May Actually Stay in Ears]]> Thu, 30 Jul 2015 17:38:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple has patented an earbud design that experts say should help keep the product in your ears.

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<![CDATA[Conference Talks Drone Safety, Privacy Risks]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 18:40:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone-generic-carlsbad-0926.jpg
A conference on how to manage drones was held Tuesday at the NASA's Ames Research Center in Mountain View.

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<![CDATA[Google Admits That Google+ is 'Confusing']]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:22:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Privacy-Update-3-June-2015.jpg
Google has halted its pursuit of making Google+ a rival to Facebook with the search giant even admitting that the social service was a little "confusing" for users, NBC News reported. The service's intention of...

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<![CDATA[Simple Hack Could 'Critically Expose' Most Android Phones]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:13:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP100520138908.jpg
A flaw called "Stagefright" in Google's Android operating system could let hackers take over a phone with a message -- even if the user doesn't open it, NBC News reported. The flaw could "critically expose" 95...

<![CDATA[Examining Uber's Link Between Technology and Politics]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:47:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-file.jpg
Not a week goes by without Uber in the international headlines. San Francisco-based Uber now faces two court cases and potential state legislation. Larry Gerston reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Musk, Wozniak, Hawking Speak Out Against Military Robots]]> Tue, 28 Jul 2015 15:17:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/mushroom+cloud+nuclear+explosion+nuke.jpg
Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and Stephen Hawking are three prominent voices calling for a ban on the use of autonomous weapons.

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<![CDATA[Report: Square Filing For IPO]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:55:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/squaremain.jpg
Square, the San Francisco-based mobile payment company, is rumored to have filed for an IPO.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Amazon Drive-Thru Grocer Coming to Bay Area]]> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 17:00:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-facility.jpg
Amazon might be planning to build a drive-thru grocery store in Sunnyvale, according to a new report.]]>
<![CDATA[High-Tech Car Seat Aims to Prevent Hot Car Deaths]]> Fri, 24 Jul 2015 09:24:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/evenflo.jpg
As summer temperatures continue to rise, so does the risk of hot car deaths among children. Now, one company is using new technology to help parents avoid tragedy by remembering their little one in the...
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<![CDATA[NASA Releases First Photo of Sunlit Earth in 40 Years]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:14:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/earth+new+photo.png
While images of Pluto are still coming in from NASA, the organization has released another first-of-its-kind photo: one of a sunlit Earth. The Earth image, taken on July 6, 2015, was created by combining...

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<![CDATA[Wiccan Witches, Mystics Provide Tech Support]]> Thu, 23 Jul 2015 16:17:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/224*120/joeytalley.jpg
Psychics, mystics, and witches are providing Silicon Valley with a supernatural form of tech support.

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<![CDATA[Apple Cars? Speculation Grows After Hiring of Chrysler Exec]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:24:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP111004191461.jpg
Apple's recent hire of a prominent automobile executive has sparked rumors that the company wants to make its own cars.

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<![CDATA[Apple Resolves Problem With Services]]> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 12:33:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple+services.jpg
Apple services were back up and running on Tuesday after it reported a problem with all store services, including the App Store and Apple Music.

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<![CDATA[Grooveshark Co-Founder Discovered Dead at Gainesville Home]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:06:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/josh-greenberg+%282%29.jpg
A co-founder of the defunct music streaming service Grooveshark has been found dead at his Florida home.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Goes 'Ludicrous' With Model 'S']]> Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:27:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/MODELS7.jpg
Good news today for speed freaks, and electric SUV fans.

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<![CDATA[This Command Can Cause Siri to Call 911]]> Mon, 20 Jul 2015 05:08:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_111010073653_Siri.jpg
If you need to charge your iPhone, it's probably best not to ask Siri. Some users have discovered that asking Siri to "charge my phone 100 percent" will result in a five second delay before automatically...

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<![CDATA[Man Arrested for Charging iPhone on Train]]> Wed, 15 Jul 2015 11:55:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone-charger.jpg
A man was arrested for charging his iPhone on a train in London, but could that happen in San Francisco?

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<![CDATA[Xfinity Offers 2GB Home Internet Speed]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 14:55:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/sfplwikimedia.jpg
Xfinity has introduced a new Internet package for home users at rates of 2 gigabits per second.]]>
<![CDATA[Ellen Pao Steps Down From Reddit]]> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 15:49:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-467840278.jpg
Reddit's embattled interim CEO, Ellen Pao, has stepped down from her lead position at the popular social media site, the website announced Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Apple Heading to North San Jose]]> Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:46:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple+building+daylight+raw+hd+alan+-+21155415.jpg
Apple has reportedly signed a lease for the 300,000 square foot 101 Tech campus in north San Jose.

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<![CDATA[Leap's Shuttle Bus Goes Up on eBay]]> Tue, 14 Jul 2015 15:23:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ebay-bus.jpg
Private shuttle bus company Leap is no longer on the road and one of its buses is up for auction on eBay.

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<![CDATA[Tech CEO Says It's Time to Fight Security Breaches]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 19:12:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0709-2015-CEO.jpg
A Silicon Valley CEO says it is time to fight back with an army against security breaches. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Changes News Feed Settings]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 09:15:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/facebooknewsfeed.jpg
Facebook is giving users more control over what they see in their news feed by letting users pick which friends' and brands' updates they want to see first, and even the order in which they'd like to view them.

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<![CDATA[Computer System Failures Spark Concerns of Cyber Attack]]> Wed, 08 Jul 2015 23:37:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nyse+glitch+7+8.jpg
Three high profile computer systems failed Wednesday, temporarily crippling the New York Stock Exchange, United Airlines and the Wall Street Journal. Jean Elle reports.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: U.S. Robot Company to Japan Company: Let's Duel]]> Thu, 09 Jul 2015 07:34:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2015-07-08-at-9.46.41-PM.jpg
A U.S.-based robotics company has thrown down the metallic gauntlet and goaded a Japanese competitor into a heavy metal battle mechanical proportions. "Suidobashi, we have a giant robot, you have a giant robot.
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