<![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-usSat, 27 May 2017 07:11:52 -0700Sat, 27 May 2017 07:11:52 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[How Best Buy Escaped the Retail Apocalypse]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 16:52:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Best+Buy+General+copy.jpg
Shares of Best Buy surged more than 20 percent Thursday after the company posted unexpected sales growth in same store locations.Best Buy is a retail anomaly because it's an enjoyable place to shop, CNBC...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg at Harvard Speech: 'Priscilla is the Most Important Thing in My Life']]> Thu, 25 May 2017 16:23:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000022492556_1200x675_953591363854.jpg
Facebook's CEO returned to Harvard to speak to its graduating class on Thursday, telling them it is up to their generation to create a purpose for today's world, to care about others, to fight inequality...]]>
<![CDATA[Serena Williams to Join SurveyMonkey's Board of Directors]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 22:41:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/632915024-Serena-Williams-Australian-Open.jpg
Tennis legend Serena Williams is hoping to change the tech world.

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<![CDATA[Report Reveals High Injury Rate at Tesla Factory]]> Wed, 24 May 2017 18:49:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/Tesla12345.jpg
Working conditions and safety has become a concern at Tesla’s Fremont factory after a report released by Worksafe reveals a higher injury rate than the automotive industry’s average.

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<![CDATA[New 'Soundwave' Tattoos Can Talk, Play Music]]> Thu, 25 May 2017 06:14:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+SOUNDWAVE+TATTOOS+THUMB.jpg
What if tattoos could talk? That's what Nate Siggard, CEO and founder of Skin Motion, is trying to do with his soundwave tattoo app. It works like this: users can upload sounds and voices to the app, creating...]]>
<![CDATA[SF Supervisors to Determine Fate of Delivery Robots]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 18:32:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robot_thumbnail.jpg
A slew of Bay Area cities, including Redwood City, San Carlos and Sunnyvale, have signed on to host delivery robots from Starship Technologies, but San Francisco is approaching the new service with a measure of...

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<![CDATA[Program Trains 21st Century Scouts For Online Survival]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 19:15:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/160661169.jpg
Traditionally, Boy Scouts were trained in fire and knife skills, preparing them to be ready for outdoor adventures. Along the way, they also learned how to be good stewards of the wilderness, to safely traverse...

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<![CDATA[Risks of Streaming Illegal Content on Amazon Fire Stick]]> Tue, 23 May 2017 05:18:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-fire-stick-generic.jpg
The Amazon Fire TV Stick is a popular device designed to make streaming easier than ever before, letting consumers stream Netflix, Hulu, Amazon video and premium channels like HBO without a fancy smart TV...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Companies Lead 'Best Places to Work' Ranking]]> Sat, 20 May 2017 16:57:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/New+Image20.JPG
The Bay Area is well represented on a recent LinkedIn list of the United States' best places to work.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Security Companies Say More Ransomware Likely on Way]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 18:39:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/05-19-217-ransomeware.jpg
Brace yourselves and watch your data. Computers around the world are recovering from a giant cyber attack and another one could be on the way. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Users Report Glitches Amid Service Disruption]]> Fri, 19 May 2017 11:02:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Twitter-generic1.jpg
Some Twitter users were having trouble with the social media service Friday morning, as the company noted."Some users are currently experiencing problems accessing Twitter & Tweeting. We are aware of the issue

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<![CDATA[Six Injured in Fire During Google I/O Conference]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 20:30:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/shoreline-0518.jpg
A fire during the Google I/O Conference in Mountain View on Thursday sent three people to the hospital, one with critical injuries, according to fire officials.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Workers Suffer Fainting Spells, Dizziness: Report]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 18:48:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479833756-Musk.jpg
Workers at Tesla's car factory in California have been fainting, experiencing dizziness and even having seizures, often requiring medical attention.The symptoms have led to more than 100 calls for ambulances...

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<![CDATA[Facebook fined $122 million by EU Over Whatsapp Information]]> Thu, 18 May 2017 09:09:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/markzuckerbergneutralface_1200x675.jpg
Facebook has been fined 110 million euros ($122 million) by European regulators for providing "misleading information" about its acquisition of instant messaging service WhatsApp.The social media giant bought...

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<![CDATA[DMV Reports Computer Problems at Several Field Offices]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 18:59:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/dmv-generic.jpg
Computer glitches sparked long waits Wednesday for people wanting to pay registrations and other transactions at several DMV field offices throughout the state.

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<![CDATA[Security Apps For Your Phone]]> Wed, 17 May 2017 07:50:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PCMike0516_MP4-149503218056400001.jpg
Tech guru PC Mike Wendland looks at apps designed to protect smartphones and tablets from malware, spyware and viruses.]]>
<![CDATA[Instagram Introduces 'Face Filters' Similar to Snapchat ]]> Tue, 16 May 2017 08:03:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snapchatgeneric_1200x675.jpg
Instagram on Tuesday announced a feature called "face filters," the latest effort to steal the thunder from upstart Snap, which is the parent company of Snapchat. Instagram's face filters allows users to...

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<![CDATA[Lyft, Waymo Agree to Work on Self-Driving Car Technology]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 03:49:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LyftWaymoSplit.jpg
In the race to the self-driving future, Lyft has agreed to work with Waymo, the self-driving car company owned by Google's parent company, to bring autonomous vehicles to the masses, both companies told NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Worldwide Cyberattack Cripples Computers]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 09:17:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/170513-nhs-ransomware-mn-1455.jpg
Dozens of countries were hit with a huge cyberextortion attack Friday that locked up computers and held users' files for ransom at a multitude of hospitals, companies and government agencies.

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk Moves Forward With 'Boring' Traffic Remedy]]> Mon, 15 May 2017 16:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/elon-musk-tunnel.PNG
Billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk can claim a perhaps unparalleled string of visionary company creations -- PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, The Boring Company.The Boring Company?"We're trying to dig a hole under LA,"...

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<![CDATA[Explore the Artsy Vibe Inside Facebook Headquarters]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 17:10:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/Facebook-Sandberg-15.jpg
In an exclusive "Bay Area Revelations" interview, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg discusses her second published book, "Option B," and gives us a peak inside the art inside the social media giant's Menlo Park...

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<![CDATA[Snap CEO, Co-Founder Could Lose More Than $1B Each]]> Thu, 11 May 2017 10:40:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-647154742.jpg
Snapchat's poorly-received first earnings report and subsequent drop in stock led CEO Evan Spiegel to lose more than the $750 million he received in a stock bonus for completing his company's initial public...

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<![CDATA[Words of Wisdom From Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg]]> Fri, 12 May 2017 12:26:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/Sandberg+4.jpg


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<![CDATA[Privacy Concerns Over Smartphone Searches at Airports]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 19:06:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0502-2016-Smartphone.jpg
Smartphones are becoming targets of customs agents at airports, including San Francisco International.

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<![CDATA[Snap Plunges on First Earnings Report as Public Company]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 14:41:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snapchatonwallst_1200x675.jpg
Snap, parent company of social media site Snapchat, reported quarterly financial results for the first time on Wednesday, posting revenue that missed estimates and slower-than-expected user growth.Shares...

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<![CDATA[The 5 Highest-Paying Tech Summer Internships: Survey]]> Wed, 10 May 2017 07:49:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/472655314-internship-generic.jpg
The top internships in the tech industry these days aren't the monotonous office drone work, CNBC reports. They offer challenging projects that pay thousands of dollars a month.The highest paying summer...

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<![CDATA[Cheating on the Rise as Competitive Gaming Goes Mainstream]]> Fri, 05 May 2017 11:12:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_esports0504_1500x845.jpg
Cheating, or hacking, is an issue as competitive video gaming breaks into mainstream entertainment. Prizes ranging from sponsorships to social media fame to cash rewards are prompting some to seek an edge...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Pledges $1 Billion Boost to US Manufacturing ]]> Wed, 03 May 2017 16:28:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/apple-GettyImages-516837044.jpg
Apple plans to start a $1 billion fund to create more advanced manufacturing jobs in the United States, company CEO Tim Cook told “Mad Money” host Jim Cramer on Wednesday.As CNBC reports, the fund fits...

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