<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usWed, 26 Apr 2017 01:40:20 -0700Wed, 26 Apr 2017 01:40:20 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Man Knocks Over Security Robot, Ends Up in Jail]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 21:31:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robot+attack.jpg
In a man-vs.-robot confrontation in Mountain View last week, the robot did what it was designed to do, and the intoxicated man ended up in jail, according to Mountain View police.

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<![CDATA[Antivirus Tool Removes Windows Files, Shuts Down Computers]]> Tue, 25 Apr 2017 03:09:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/166323747-computer-generic.jpg
Popular antivirus service Webroot mistakenly labeled key Microsoft Windows system files as threats Monday, causing the misidentified files to be removed and an untold number of PC computers to be shut down, NBC...

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<![CDATA[Inside the Place Where Uber Tries to Make Nice With Its Drivers]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 10:54:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/507915262-Uber-Queens-Headquarters.jpg
As Uber's problems pile up — executives resigning, sexual harassment allegations and more — the ridesharing company is doubling down on the driver experience, NBC News reported.Uber's head of customer support,...

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<![CDATA[Nintendo Classic Available at Best Buy]]> Mon, 24 Apr 2017 08:39:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4-24-17-nes-nintendo-classic-game.jpg
For those that didn’t get their hands on Nintendo's NES Classic mini game console for Christmas, Monday is the final day to purchase the product. Nintendo has stopped making the device, but Best Buy...

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<![CDATA[Airbnbs in Richmond Will Soon Be Subject to Hotel Tax]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 16:16:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AIRBNB5.jpg
Those who stay at an Airbnb in Richmond will be required to pay a 10 percent occupancy tax starting on June 1.

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<![CDATA[MasterCard Rolls Out Cards With Fingerprint Sensor]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:07:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MasterCard-34123792165_e987246927_o.jpg
MasterCard is testing payment cards with fingerprint sensors in South Africa and hopes to roll it out to the rest of the world by the end of the year, the company said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Here's How Some Fortune 500 Companies Are Going Green]]> Thu, 20 Apr 2017 07:02:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/wind+farms+usa.jpg
Through research and application, clean and renewable energy sources are something some of the nation's most valuable companies are focusing on. Software giant Microsoft has a data center in Cheyenne, Wyoming...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Is Working on Letting You Type With Your Brain]]> Wed, 19 Apr 2017 14:43:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17108732801091.jpg
Facebook on Wednesday unveiled a research project that will allow people to type using their thoughts, or hear through their skin, NBC News reported.Such a product could allow the deaf and blind to communicate...

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<![CDATA[Facebook's F8 Points to the Future, With Some Sadness]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 20:22:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17108638984534-Zuckerberg-Facebook-F8-Developer-Conference.jpg
Facebook wants to show you a way to communicate with virtual reality, augmented reality, and new Spaces.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg: Facebook Has More Work To Do on Safety]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 15:57:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FACEBOOK0418_MP4-149255458523900001.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg made his first public comments since the Cleveland murder case, saying that the social media giant has more work to do when it comes to policing disturbing content online and making...]]>
<![CDATA[LIVE: Mark Zuckerberg Speaks at Facebook F8 Conference]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:40:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/los+mas+ricos+del+mundo13.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg kicked off Facebook's F8 conference in San Jose by introducing a camera as a augmented reality platform.

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<![CDATA[April the Giraffe YouTube Channel Almost Sets Record]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 06:25:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17105737948344.jpg
The long-awaited arrival of April the giraffe's baby has made Animal Adventure Park the second most live-viewed channel in YouTube's history.April's livestream had more than 232 million live views and...

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<![CDATA[Astronaut Brings the Solar System to Earth in 'Miniverse']]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 12:03:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Miniverse-Hadfield.jpeg
Former Commander of the International Space Station Chris Hadfield speaks with NBC on the importance of space exploration, what being an astronaut taught him about perspective on Earth and why Pluto was kept in...

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<![CDATA[New Green Tech That Could Change the World (at Least a Bit)]]> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 04:22:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tesla-press_solar_roof.jpg
Companies around the world are taking steps to create cleaner, more sustainable ways of living through innovative technologies that can change everyday activities. In mid-April, consumers will be able to...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Shuts Down 30K Fake Accounts Tied to France]]> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 01:54:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/facebook-logo2.jpg
Citing deceptive content and misinformation, Facebook has shut down 30,000 fake accounts tied to France ahead of the country's presidential election this month, NBC News reports.The social media giant revealed...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Pickup Truck to Debut in September]]> Fri, 21 Apr 2017 06:03:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmusk3.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced the company was planning to introduce a new semi-truck in September, with an electric pickup truck to follow in about 18 to 24 months, NBC News reported.The big truck was...

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<![CDATA[Moon Orbiting Saturn Could Sustain Life: NASA]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:43:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+OCEAN+WORLDS+THUMB.jpg
A moon orbiting Saturn has all the right ingredients to sustain life. NASA scientists say “Enceladus,” Saturn’s sixth largest moon, could theoretically sustain microbial life, in an exciting...]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Used Secret Program to Track Lyft Drivers: Report]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 14:49:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16139670373261.jpg
A new report says Uber used a secret program dubbed "Hell" to track Lyft drivers to see if they were driving for both ride-hailing services and otherwise stifle competition.

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<![CDATA[Instagram Account Parodies Tesla's Office Parking Lot Woes ]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 18:47:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4132017carstesla.jpg
Auto manufacturer Tesla routinely makes headlines for its cutting-edge technology. Last week, it even surpassed GM as the United States’ most valuable car company.But on Tuesday the company got some...

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<![CDATA[Pepsi, United and Spicer Deal with Social Media Backlash]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 19:11:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/united+protest.png
This week has been a clinic in how social voices can move billion-dollar corporations to change what they are doing.

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<![CDATA[Uptown Oakland Restaurant Ditches Cash in Favor of Plastic]]> Thu, 13 Apr 2017 13:47:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Cash-Free-Restaurant-PHOTO.jpg
Don't try to pay with cold, hard cash for your Dominican rice bowl or fresh poke at Uptown Oakland seafood eater alaMar. The restaurant will only take plastic. So bring your credit card or your phone loaded with...]]>
<![CDATA[Drone Captures Incredible Footage Above Active Volcano]]> Wed, 12 Apr 2017 18:06:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone-guatemala.jpg
Scientists at the University of Cambridge and University of Bristol are using drones to capture footage and data above an active volcano in Guatemala.]]>
<![CDATA[Kids Gaming Site is Breeding Ground for Predators, Mom Warns]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:17:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/roblox+video+game+warning.jpg
A Louisiana mother is sounding the alarm about a popular online gaming site for kids, telling NBC 4 New York's I-Team she believes her son was "groomed" by a sexual predator who was lurking in the virtual...

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<![CDATA[Google Adds 'Fact-Check' Tool to Search Results]]> Fri, 07 Apr 2017 08:51:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google+Fact+Check.jpg
Google debuted a fact-checking tool for its search and news results Friday, amid mounting pressure on internet firms to police content it hosts online and criticism the company helps spread misinformation, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[A 3D Device is Changing the Way Amputees Swim]]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 11:31:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/the-fin_marine.jpg
A 3D-printed device is helping amputees swim again, "Today" reported.After losing part of his left leg in Afghanistan, Dan Lasko, a former United States Marine, never thought he'd be able to swim the way...

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<![CDATA[Salesforce Tower 'Tops Off']]> Thu, 06 Apr 2017 19:24:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/SALESFORCE.PNG
Cloud computing giant Salesforce is celebrating the laying of the final beam — known in construction terms as "topping off" — at its new headquarters in downtown San Francisco Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[New Airplane Seat Concept Could Make Middle Seat More Comfortable]]> Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:56:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4-5-17-airplane-seating-middle.jpg
Relief could be on the way for people sitting in the middle seat on an airplane. According to reports, a company has come up with a new “stagger seat.” It offsets the middle seat from the seats...

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<![CDATA[Employees Start to Move Into New Apple 'Spaceship' Campus]]> Mon, 03 Apr 2017 23:22:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/0403-2017-AppleSpaceship.jpg
Apple employees this month will gradually move into part of the company's much-anticipated new building in Cupertino.

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