<![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 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:09:00 -0700 Sat, 18 Apr 2015 18:09:00 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Moore's Law Set to Turn 50]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 17:47:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0417-2015-Moore.jpg
Moore's Law turns 50 years old on Sunday and what was once a theory about how fast technology might someday get has come true in ways its author never imagined. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Comic Con Coming to San Jose]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 15:51:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/siliconcomiccon.jpg
Apple founder Steve Wozniak and Marvel Comics' Stan Lee will bring a Silicon Valley Comic Con to San Jose in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Hot Commodity in Charity Auction]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 11:12:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/timcook2.jpg
Turns out, Apple CEO Tim Cook is more popular than singer Taylor Swift and actor Robert Downey Jr. combined.

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<![CDATA[Google Embraces 'Mobile-Friendly' Sites in Search Shake-Up]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:07:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/New+Image31.JPG
Google is about to change the way its influential search engine recommends websites on smartphones and tablets in a shift that's expected to sway where millions of people shop, eat and find information.

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<![CDATA[Man Tears Tendon Playing "Candy Crush": Medical Journal ]]> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:24:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/candy-crush.jpg
Spending too much time playing “Candy Crush Saga” really can have consequences. According to a new case report, a San Diego man was recently treated for a thumb injury after spending many weeks playing...

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<![CDATA[Netflix Stock, Subscribers Soar to an All-Time High]]> Thu, 16 Apr 2015 17:35:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Netflix-Logo.jpg
Stock for the Los Gatos-based Netflix soared to an all-time high Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Uber Tops 20,000 Drivers in Bay Area, Set to Open Support Centers]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:45:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-safety.jpg
Ride-sharing service Uber announced Tuesday it has reached a significant milestone of exceeding 20,000 Bay Area drivers on the mobile app platform.]]>
<![CDATA[PulsePoint App Helps Save Man's Life]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 17:49:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0414-2015-PulsePoint.jpg
A 21-year-old Sunnyvale man is being credited for saving a life thanks in part to a mobile app.

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<![CDATA[Technology and Politics: Why Social Media is Important to Presidential Candidates]]> Tue, 14 Apr 2015 04:33:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hillary-clinton-generica01.jpg
For years anyone running for president was focused on getting people to knock on voters' doors, a tactic often called the "ground game." But these days the question is how is your "web game?"]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Watch Draws Almost 1M Pre-Sale Orders in One Day]]> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:23:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-watch-new-event.jpg
Almost one million people pre-ordered an Apple Watch on the first day it was available.]]>
<![CDATA[Nerd App Provides Access to Stanford Students' Knowledge ]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:11:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2015-04-10-nerd-app.jpg
An app called Nerd allows users to tap into the brain power of Stanford University students.

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<![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook Prefers White Smartwatch]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 17:38:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/timcooksmartwatch.jpg
Apple's CEO Tim Cook showed up in Palo Alto on Friday to talk all things "smartwatch," the day the company's newest product debuted for pre-order online and to test out in stores.

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<![CDATA[What Tech Experts Are Saying About the Apple Watch ]]> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:41:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/465696900.jpg
Pre-orders for the highly anticipated Apple Watch start online today, two weeks before the high-tech time piece hits the stores.

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<![CDATA[Apple's Racially Diverse Emojis]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 03:05:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Apple-Emojis.jpg
Apple has released its latest iOS update with plenty of new features, including the highly-anticipated racially diverse characters.
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<![CDATA[Apple Rescinds Policy Barring Felons As Construction Workers]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 15:15:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/101513-apple-campus-renderings2.jpg
Apple has rescinded its policy on hiring convicted felons for construction projects on its new campus, the company announced Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Watch Buzz Grows as Release Date Nears]]> Wed, 08 Apr 2015 23:49:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/465696900.jpg
The buzz over the new Apple Watch is picking up steam now that tech reporters from across the country are releasing their reviews after trying the device out for a couple of weeks.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Expands Gehry-Designed Campus]]> Tue, 07 Apr 2015 18:51:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/facebook27.JPG
Facebook's new Menlo Park office, which was designed by Frank Gehry, already has ambitious expansion plans.

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<![CDATA[San Mateo Entrepreneurial School Gets Reality Show]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 14:59:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/tim-draper-2015-04-03_14-56-32.jpg
San Mateo's Draper University will be the setting for Startup U, a reality show coming to television this summer.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Cars at 2015 New York Auto Show]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 12:52:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/car+show+new.jpg
A collection of photos taken at the 2015 New York Auto Show.

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<![CDATA[New App Allows Users to Livestream From Smartphones]]> Fri, 03 Apr 2015 06:41:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0402-2015-Periscope.jpg
Add Periscope as the latest company to people broadcast live from their smartphones.

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<![CDATA[Mouse Inventor Inspires Musical Theater Work]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 20:36:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_inventor_mouse.jpg
Ben Neill presents a work of musical theater inspired by Douglas Engelbart, the prolific inventor of the computer mouse.]]>
<![CDATA[California Heavyweights Investigate Apple Barring Felony Convicts As Construction Workers]]> Thu, 09 Apr 2015 14:52:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/101513-apple-campus-renderings2.jpg
A California senator from San Francisco wants Apple to change one of its hiring policies: The Cupertino-based company won’t hire construction workers with past felony convictions.]]>
<![CDATA[2015 April Fools' Day Pranks: Selfie Car, Twelfie Stick and More]]> Thu, 02 Apr 2015 01:29:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/selfie+car.JPG
Celebrities and companies did not disappoint this April Fools’ Day. Some unique pranks surfaced this year that consumers may not have noticed. Here's a look at some of the most creative.
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<![CDATA[Google Takes Over Airship Hangars at Moffett Field]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 19:15:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google23.JPG
There was no ceremony, no party, just a quiet transfer. Google is now the custodian of the giant air-ship hangars at Moffett field.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Opens Gehry-Designed Campus]]> Tue, 31 Mar 2015 14:48:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/facebook27.JPG
Facebook's new Menlo Park office was designed by Frank Gehry and includes art and lavish amenities.

Photo Credit: Mark Zuckerberg Via Facebook]]>
<![CDATA[Salesforce Charters Dream Boat for Dreamforce]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 16:05:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/250*120/celebrityinfinitycruiseship.jpg
Hotels for Dreamforce are sold out, so Salesforce has chartered the Dream Boat as an accommodation option.

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<![CDATA[Google Maps Introduces Pac-Man Feature ]]> Wed, 01 Apr 2015 01:51:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/photoGoogle+Maps+PAC+MAN.jpg
Let the office productivity fall even more. If March Madness wasn’t enough of a distraction, people can now play Pac-Man from the convenience of their desks.]]>
<![CDATA[Tech Conference Bans "Booth Babes"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:40:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0330-2015-BoothBabes.jpg
A technology conference is taking a stand against so-called "booth babes."

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<![CDATA[Tesla Branching Out Beyond Cars, Says CEO]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:03:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmuskmarch.jpg
Social media is speculating on what Tesla Motors' next invention might be; CEO Elon Musk says it's not a car.

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<![CDATA[Jay Z's Tidal Set to Relaunch]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jay-z-454627193.jpg
Music streaming service Tidal is set to officially relaunch Monday under new ownership by rapper Jay Z.

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<![CDATA[StubHub Files Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:40:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stub+hub+all+star.jpg
StubHub is suing Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors, alleging it unfairly required fans looking to resell tickets to use Ticketmaster's resale exchange.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: Anti-Gay Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:22:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Shortly after Apple CEO Tim Cook decided to announce he’s planning on giving his wealth away, the gay executive penned an editorial in the Washington Post saying “there’s something very dangerous happening...

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<![CDATA[PlayStation's Spotify-Powered Music Service Starts Today]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:54:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/72271665.jpg
Spotify's music service is coming to PlayStation game consoles and replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited.

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<![CDATA[Apple Store Employees Learn How to Be Fashion Stylists]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:19:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-watch-new-event.jpg
Apple Store employees are learning how to recommend Apple Watches based on fashion and lifestyle cues.]]>
<![CDATA[Teamsters Push for Bus Driver Unionization]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:56:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/IMG_2449.JPG
Neither the unions nor the shuttle contractors are relenting in their scuffle over tech bus drivers. Though tensions had eased a little by Monday for the Teamsters’ San Francisco San Francisco at Bauer's...

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<![CDATA[White House Science Fair Features Bay Area Students]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:04:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/ruchipandya.jpg
Three Bay Area students got to meet the president on Monday, strutting their scientific know-how.

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<![CDATA[Driverless Car Starts Journey from San Francisco to New York]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:44:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/autonomous-driving-vehicle-turning-into-traffic-for-delphi-drive-cross-country-road-trip.jpg
A driverless car took off from the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge for its cross-country trip to New York.

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