<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSat, 01 Oct 2016 13:40:31 -0700Sat, 01 Oct 2016 13:40:31 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[World's First MotoBot Wows at Robotics Convention]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:07:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/robobusiness.JPG
“Finally, the enemy has been defeated,” a toddler-sized robot announces to a captive audience inside the convention center in downtown San Jose as it enacts a scene from Star Wars.

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<![CDATA[Baby Monitor? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:36:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BabyMonitor0930_MP4-147523889415700001.jpg
Tech companies are trying to help parents breathe easier knowing that their newborns are doing just fine. Devices like the "Owlet Bootie" can track your child's breathing, making sure you know if anything...]]>
<![CDATA[3D-Printed Artificial Bones Could Help Heal Injuries]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:49:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/3d-skull-H.jpg
A new type of artificial bone shaped with a 3-D printer can repair deformed bones and help heal some spine, skull and jaw injuries, researchers say in a new report printed in the journal Science Translational...

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<![CDATA[RoboBusiness Convention Shows Off Cool Tech]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:42:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/20160928-RoboBusiness-1.jpg

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<![CDATA[Aetna to Subsidize Apple Watch]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:46:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16229419820877.jpg
Aetna announced that it will be making Apple Watches available for large employers and individual customers during open enrollment season.The health care services company said the new initiative will...

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk Outlines Plans to Go to Mars]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 03:44:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16271781854596-elon-musk-mars-spacex.jpg
It was a press conference with a little bit of everything – space travel, science, technology, and the offer of a kiss.

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<![CDATA[Labor Dept. Sues Silicon Valley Tech Firm for Discrimination]]> Tue, 27 Sep 2016 04:23:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/karp.jpg
The U.S. Department of Labor has filed a lawsuit accusing a high-flying Silicon Valley software company of systematically discriminating against Asian job applicants over the last five years.

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<![CDATA[How to Protect Yourself From Hackers ]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:38:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_onlinetuneup0923_1920x1080.jpg
Thursday's news that Yahoo suffered a hack of 500 million of its user accounts may have many people taking a new look at how to keep their own email accounts and personal information secure.]]>
<![CDATA[Snapchat Introduces First Hardware Product: Spectacles]]> Mon, 26 Sep 2016 06:45:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Snap+Inc+Spectacles.jpg
A newly christened Snapchat debuted its first hardware product on Friday — Spectacles.

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<![CDATA[Oculus Founder Supports Trump, Feels Backlash]]> Fri, 23 Sep 2016 21:04:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/palmer5.jpg
This isn’t the kind of tech support we usually talk about in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Hackers Control a Tesla]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 20:16:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Accidente-con-auto-Tesla-deja-un-muerto.jpg
A China-based company was able to successfully hack into a moving Tesla vehicle using WiFi.
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<![CDATA[Apple in Talks With McLaren About Potential Acquisition]]> Wed, 21 Sep 2016 10:14:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/208*120/AP916790281636.jpg
Apple is in talks with British supercar engineer McLaren about a potential acquisition, according to a report Wednesday from the Financial Times.

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<![CDATA[Driverless Cars Get Powerful Boost, Thanks to the Feds]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 19:07:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Driverless-Car.jpg
The federal government is on board with driverless cars — but with caveats.That’s the message sent out by the Department of Transportation by calling driverless cars among “the most important achievements...

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<![CDATA[500K Replacement Samsung Phones to Hit Stores Wed.]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:43:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-585210900-3.jpg
Half a million replacement Galaxy Note 7 cell phones are arriving in stores around the United States and will be available for exchange Wednesday, the company has announced. That represents roughly half...

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<![CDATA[Waze Traffic App Rolls Out Open Parking Feature]]> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 02:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/waze2.jpg
Waze, Googles real-time traffic app, can now help drivers catch an open parking spot.

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<![CDATA[Tips to Keep Your Data Plan From Draining Your Wallet]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:55:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TechTalker0915_MP4-147405796682500001.jpg
Data is what drives our devices, and Americans are paying a premium. Posting pics, snaps and even live feeds can devour smartphone data plans.

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<![CDATA[iPhone 7 Debuts, Apple CEO Tim Cook Plays Employee]]> Fri, 16 Sep 2016 10:57:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/timcook5.jpg
As he does for pretty much every big Apple release, CEO Tim Cook popped into the Palo Alto store on Friday, the day the iPhone 7 officially went on sale.

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<![CDATA[Wal-Mart's Robot Shopping Carts Are Coming for Us All]]> Thu, 15 Sep 2016 06:21:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4416Walmart.jpg
Wal-Mart customers will be able to use a handheld device to summon an empty cart and have it whisked their way via "motorized transport unit," according to Wal-Mart's patent, granted last week.

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<![CDATA[Future Driverless Car Engineers: Your Class is Online]]> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 18:19:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/self-driving+car+video+Udacity+Nanodegree+Team+and+Students+-+00043607.jpg
The future will likely be full of driverless cars, whether you like it or not.But, in order for the Ubers and Googles and Lyfts to roll autonomously, they’ll need to be designed and built by engineers.Enter:...

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<![CDATA[Steph Curry Supports Kaepernick But Won't Be Following Suit]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 21:45:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stephkap1.jpg
Warriors guard Stephen Curry reiterated his support for Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest during an appearance at the TechCrunch Disrupt event in San Francisco on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Snag Private Medical Data From Olympic Athletes]]> Tue, 13 Sep 2016 15:42:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
Hackers have broken into a database of the World Anti-Doping Association, accessing private medical information on several Olympic athletes, including Team USA's Simone Biles and Serena Williams.

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<![CDATA[Startup Aims to Publish Real-Time Election Results]]> Mon, 12 Sep 2016 19:45:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/election1.jpg
It's traditional during presidential elections to hold off on reporting final results until everyone has voted.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Tech Boosting NASA’s Asteroid Mission]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 18:04:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NA60R+NASA+ASTEROID+MISSION+LAUNCH_09-08-16+-+000012011.jpg
It has everything, except Ben Affleck: A trip to an asteroid, an $800 million budget, five million miles of travel, and Silicon Valley tech along for the ride.

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<![CDATA[Ford Buys SF-Based Shuttle Service Chariot ]]> Fri, 09 Sep 2016 14:34:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ford-logo.jpg
Ford Motor Co. is buying an app-based shuttle service and partnering with a bike-share company as part of its ongoing effort to expand its traditional business.

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<![CDATA[FAA Issues Warning About Samsung Phones]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 17:59:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16246359982059-samsung.jpg
The Federal Aviation Administration on Thursday strongly urged travelers not to turn on or charge Samsung Galaxy Note 7 cell phones while on planes, after a series of incidents involving exploding batteries.In...

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<![CDATA[Amazon to Deliver to Tailgaters at 49ers Games]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 22:21:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Cr2_6deUMAAz43g.jpg
If you’re meeting friends at a tailgate party this football season, you don’t want to show up empty-handed, right?

Well, there’s an app for that.

A big one: Amazon Prime.

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<![CDATA[‘I Already Lost Them’: The World Reacts to Apple’s AirPods]]> Thu, 08 Sep 2016 16:35:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16251682398866-iphone-7-earbud.gif
At Apple’s product launch event Wednesday, the company confirmed what many had been speculating for months: The new iPhone 7 does not have a headphone jack. iPhone users who want to communicate and listen...

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