<![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-usMon, 24 Jul 2017 05:53:21 -0700Mon, 24 Jul 2017 05:53:21 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Refunded as Glitches Plague Event]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:19:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+Go+Fest+-+10005609_28152926.png
Thousands of people descended on Chicago Saturday for Pokémon Go Fest – an event that was billed as a celebration of the smartphone game’s first year but instead became a debacle plagued by massive lines...

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<![CDATA[SF Attorney Working to Address Concerns About Uber, Lyft]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 20:16:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-464248971.jpg
A city attorney has serious questions about how Uber and Lyft operate, In fact, he wants to know if they constitute a public nuisance. And now, he says he's ready to use the courts to help him find out. Christie

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<![CDATA[How Would the East Coast Hyperloop Compare to World’s Largest Tunnels?]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:05:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TUNNELS_LONGEST_072117_2-150066193265500001.jpg
Elon Musk’s proposed Hyperloop from New York to Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C., would stretch over 250 miles. If built, how would that compare to the world’s largest tunnels?]]>
<![CDATA[Mom Bitten by Shark Gets High-Tech Prosthetic Arm]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 14:17:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Hand0721_MP4-150064505952500001.jpg
Tiffany Johnson lost her arm to a shark while on vacation in the Bahamas back in June. Only a month later and the mother of three keeps a positive attitude about the incident and continues to make progress with...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Street View Takes You Out of This World, Into the ISS]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:25:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-20-2017-google-iss.jpg
We see it in the sky, but can’t climb aboard.The International Space Station is home to a small number of elite astronauts, working on cool experiments in a gravity-free environment.But now, thanks...

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<![CDATA[Nine Years of Zuckerberg's Annual Challenges]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:39:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PHOTO1_PaulMarottaGetty.jpg
From ditching his signature hoodie for a "more serious" look to killing his own dinner, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been posting annual challenges. The challenges range in in complexity, time commitment...

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<![CDATA[6,000 Pound Mars Rover Concept Vehicle Starts Tour]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 14:19:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_MARS_ROVER_072017_1-150058425058900001.jpg
A Mars rover concept vehicle is on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. The electric vehicle seats four and maxes out at 6 mph. The vehicle was commissioned by the Kennedy Space...]]>
<![CDATA[Elon Musk Claims 'Verbal' OK for NY-Philly-DC Hyperloop]]> Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:50:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hyperloop+one+1.jpg
New York to Washington in 29 minutes? Elon Musk says it's possible and he has the government's approval to do it (though it's anyone's guess which government or how long it'd take to build).]]>
<![CDATA[Company Develops Bulletproof Tape]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 13:52:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_bulletprooftape0718_1920x1080.jpg
A company in Maryland has come up with a "paper-thin" plastic tape that can make regular windows bulletproof. The company's CEO showed the product off on Monday as he literally stood behind his work.

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<![CDATA[Want Art on Demand? Just Text the SF Museum of Modern Art]]> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 12:09:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sfmomacollage.jpg
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art is putting its vast collection within people's reach — literally.

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<![CDATA[New iPhone Feature Would Help Users in Distress]]> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 12:54:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-iphone7-iphone-7-sep-2016-GettyImages-599948224.jpg
A new feature from Apple would allow iPhone users to discreetly call emergency services with a fingerprint touch, with the goal of helping people in distress evade potential attackers.CNBC reports on the patent...

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<![CDATA[World Emoji Day: A Huge Amount Is Shared Daily on Facebook]]> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 09:46:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/armus-emojis.jpg
About 5 billion emojis are sent each day on Facebook Messenger, the social media giant said Monday, World Emoji Day.Many of those emojis might be kissing winky faces, the most popular one on Messenger in...

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk Hints at Mystery Website, Internet Goes Wild]]> Sat, 15 Jul 2017 20:09:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479833756-Musk.jpg
Another day, another tweet from Elon Musk has the Internet in a tizzy.

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<![CDATA[Watch: Fake Video of Obama Looks Exactly Like The Real Thing]]> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 13:59:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/obama+la+street.JPG
Identifying “fake news” may have just gotten more difficult.Researchers at the University of Washington have developed an algorithm that can take an audio clip and convert it into an artificial video...]]>
<![CDATA[Tech Companies Join Fight Against Net Neutrality Limits]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:46:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/net+neutrality+protest+open+net+utility+comcast+opposes+generic+pbj.jpg
Netflix, Google, and Facebook are on a mission: To fight the federal government.Silicon Valley companies, both big and small, are battling for the future of net neutrality, the idea that Internet content...

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<![CDATA[Amazon, Netflix and More Sound Off for Net Neutrality]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 12:47:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/netneutrality1.jpg
Visit the Netflix and Amazon home pages Wednesday and you'll find more than just TV shows, movies and things to buy. They and other major websites are using space on their home page to draw attention to...

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<![CDATA[Prime Day 2017 Was Amazon's Biggest Shopping Event Ever]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 07:08:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/armus-amazon-prime.jpg
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are big shopping days on Amazon, but the online retailer's own shopping holiday, Prime Day, has them both beat, the company said Wednesday. The July 11 event that saw 3.5 million...

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<![CDATA[Defense Taps SJ Firm to Develop Brain-Powered Computer]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 12:45:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Dept._of_Defense_Taps_San_Jose_Company_to_Develop_Brain_Powe.jpg
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<![CDATA[How and Why Amazon Ships So Many Packages So Quickly]]> Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:07:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/armus-amazon-prime.jpg
Amazon’s Prime Day, a carefully fabricated “retail holiday” meant to take advantage of the company's vast shipping network, takes place in a time of year when the busy holiday shopping season is still a...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Prime Day Now Backed by Cargo Plane Fleet]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 18:55:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/armus-amazon-airplane.jpg
For this year's Prime Day, Amazon is taking to the skies. A fleet of cargo jets will be used in the company's annual day of online deals for the first time in the U.S., it said in a press release Monday.As...

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk Tweets First Images of Tesla Model 3]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 20:35:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/189*120/teslamode31.PNG
Don’t think you can afford a Tesla? Think again. Prices of the Model 3 Sedan have been cut to $35,000. If this isn’t enough of a deal, federal tax credit would cut an addition $7,500 off the price tag.

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<![CDATA[Trump Administration Delays 'Startup Visas']]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:37:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17189303351169.jpg
Will Silicon Valley's job growth be put on hold?That's the fear some high-tech leaders have now that the Trump Administration has officially delayed a rule that would allow some foreign entrepreneurs to...

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<![CDATA[App Tracks Bay Area's Worst Offenders of Illegal Fireworks]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 18:08:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fireworks+getty1.jpg
Thousands took to the Nail’em app, which collects reports, photos and geolocations of illegal fireworks before routing them to the appropriate police department, to send in snaps of backyards and beach launches....

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<![CDATA[Tech Company Helps Pentagon Track N. Korea's Missile Program]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:57:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Silicon_Valley_Company_Helping_Pentagon_Track_North_Koreas_M.jpg
The Pentagon is turning to a small satellite company in Silicon Valley to help keep a crucial watchful eye on North Korea's missile program. Robert Handa reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Morning Recovery: New Drink Aims to Cure Hangovers]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:40:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Thumbnail_MorningRecovery.jpg
Throbbing headaches, stomach pain, light and sound sensitivity usually don’t make for good business – except when it comes to Sisun Lee. The former Tesla and Facebook employee has spent months throwing...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Expands Campus with Housing, Offices and Stores]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 17:59:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PHOTO1_FACEBOOKCOMMUNITY.jpg
A tech giant along the Peninsula is taking steps to turn its campus into a virtual town.Facebook unveiled details of a plan on Friday to redevelop a 50-acre plot of land in Menlo Park’s Belle Haven...

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<![CDATA[Startup Lingerie Party in San Francisco: Harmless or Sexist?]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:26:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lingeriemingle.jpg
It almost seems like a parody from the TV show, “Silicon Valley.” Only it’s not.Some lucky guests on Saturday will attend "Startup Mingle Party and 'Summer Seduction' Lingerie Fashion Show" at the W hotel...

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<![CDATA[STEM-Focused Summer Programs Create Generation of Techies]]> Fri, 07 Jul 2017 16:06:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bla.jpg
In the minds of many children, "summer" and "school" simply should not mix. But that's not the case for students at several Bay Area schools, where a STEM-centered approach to education is luring them to...

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<![CDATA[An Instagram Bug Is Making Users Think Their Accounts Are Deleted]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 17:26:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Instagram-Generic1.jpg
Instagram said it is working on a glitch that is causing some users to think their accounts have been deleted. Users on Twitter and Facebook expressed concern that their Instagram accounts had been deleted on...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Tech Giants on Indeed's 'Best Places to Work' List]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:31:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-457215850.jpg
Tech titans in the Bay Area are doing right by their employees.Or so says Indeed's list of best places to work in 2017.

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<![CDATA[Qualcomm Seeks to Ban iPhone Imports, Sales]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 14:10:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/iphone6-6plus.jpg
Chipmaker Qualcomm is asking U.S. trade regulators to ban iPhone imports, according to a new lawsuit.Apple has allegedly infringed on six of Qualcomm's patents that improve iPhone battery life, according...

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<![CDATA[Woman Weds Man 3 Years After Twitter Joke About Marrying Him]]> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 07:14:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/armus-twitter.jpg
Twitter, she married him. It just took a while.After Llia Apostolou sent a joking message on Twitter looking for a wedding date, a stranger took her up on the offer.The two never did end up going to...

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<![CDATA[Microsoft Plans to Cut Up to 3K Jobs in Sales Staff Overhaul]]> Thu, 06 Jul 2017 09:40:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16300626710205windows.jpg
Microsoft is planning a restructuring Wednesday that will include thousands of layoffs, largely in the sales department, CNBC reported.Most of the cuts will be in jobs located outside of the United States, and...

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<![CDATA['I'm a Creep. I'm Sorry': 500 Startups Co-Founder Resigns]]> Mon, 03 Jul 2017 21:28:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0703-2017-DaveMcClure.jpg
The co-founder of Silicon Valley's 500 Startups is stepping down from the company after admitting he made inappropriate advances toward women in the workplace.

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