<![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 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:00:00 -0700 Fri, 03 Jul 2015 01:00:00 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Apple Executive Discusses Apple Pay]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 18:53:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP796575013285.jpg
Apple Pay is the latest way to shop. Quick and easy. But is it safe? Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Law Takes Effect]]> Thu, 02 Jul 2015 07:21:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smartphone+kill+switch+proposal.jpg
Effective Wednesday, newly-purchased smartphones in California will be required to come pre-equipped with theft-deterrent technology.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Dramatic New Trailer for "Steve Jobs" Biopic]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 12:36:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jobs-fassbinder.jpg
A new trailer for the forthcoming Steve Jobs biopic reveals dramatic family and business conflicts.

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<![CDATA[Attack of the Leap Second: Sites Impacted]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 19:43:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
Amazon Web Services (AWS), which provides the Internet infrastructure for major sites like Instagram and Pinterest — and the main Amazon page — suffered a connectivity issue for nearly an hour Tuesday...

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<![CDATA[Aquaman Tops Intel's "Toxic Superhero" List]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:19:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/AQUAMAN2.PNG
Intel Security has released a list of top superheroes that have viruses and other malware named after them.

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<![CDATA[Stephen Hawking Asks the Best Question at Mark Zuckerberg's Facebook Q&A]]> Wed, 01 Jul 2015 06:31:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/210*120/zuck-hawking.jpg
When Mark Zuckerberg does his Townhall Q&As on Facebook, thousands of people ask him questions.Sometimes famous people ask questions. On Tuesday, Stephen Hawking asked him a question.

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<![CDATA[Eaze Offers Recommendations by Smartphone]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:04:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/EazePhotoApril2015.jpg
An on-demand medical delivery service called Eaze has launched a service that offers marijuana recommendations by phone.

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<![CDATA[Craigslist Donates $1M Settlement to EFF]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:42:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/571494161.jpg
Craigslist is donating $1 million received in a legal settlement to the nonprofit Electronic Frontier Foundation.

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<![CDATA[Apple Releases New Music Streaming Service]]> Tue, 30 Jun 2015 06:38:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476371856.jpg
Apple's new music streaming service is finally here: Apple Music. n an attempt to compete with Spotify, Tidal, Rhapsody, Rdio and other streaming-music services, Apple Music combines downloaded music, streaming...]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Lets Users Show Their Pride with Rainbow Filter]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 14:56:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-4786255681.jpg
Facebook is now offering a rainbow filter that anyone can overlay on his or her profile picture in the wake of Friday's landmark same-sex marriage ruling.
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<![CDATA[The Future Has Arrived: Hoverbike in the Works]]> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 11:15:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hoverbike1.jpg
A UK aeronautics company that once used Kickstarter to raise funds has a real hoverbike in the works. A prototype for the vehicle is moving forward with the help of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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<![CDATA[Grateful Dead Farewell Concerts to Stream on YouTube]]> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:58:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/grateful-dead-2015.jpg
Grateful Dead's final shows in Santa Clara will be streamed on YouTube for a fee.

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<![CDATA[Uber's Tracking Policy Draws Complaint from Watchdog Group]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:36:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-file.jpg
The Electronic Privacy Information Center has filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission over Uber's plan to track user data.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Launches News Lab to Help Journalists]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 18:26:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google24.jpg
Google on Monday introduced its newest site, News Lab, aimed at helping journalists craft and share their stories using the most relevant media and technology.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Startups Need More Office Space]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 19:17:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/sanjose2.jpg
Silicon Valley startups will need 8.6 million more square feet of new office space this year.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Responds to Taylor Swift's Open Letter]]> Mon, 22 Jun 2015 06:59:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-476492963.jpg
Apple says it now plans to pay royalties to artists and record labels during a free, three-month trial of its new streaming music service after pop superstar Taylor Swift criticized the company in an open letter...
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<![CDATA[Apple Watch Now Available in Apple Stores]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 15:10:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-watch-new-event.jpg
Apple Watch has arrived at Apple retail stores.

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<![CDATA[Newt Gingrich Takes on New Job: Tech Reviewer]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 08:38:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gingrich14.jpg
After jokes about reviewing technology for Mashable arose on Twitter, it soon became a reality for Newt Gingrich who just wrote his first review on the Apple Watch.

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<![CDATA[Pixar Co-Director Discusses New Movie "Inside Out"]]> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 19:23:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0619-2015-Ronnie.jpg
“Inside Out” co-director Ronnie Del Carmen sat down with NBC Bay Area inside Pixar’s Emeryville headquarters to talk about how the latest technology that was put to use to get the results the filmmakers...]]>
<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Gives $5M to Undocumented Kids' Scholarship Fund]]> Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:59:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mark-zuckerberg.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are giving $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrant students. The Facebook CEO and his wife Priscilla Chan announced their donation to TheDream.Us in a Facebook...

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<![CDATA[Starbucks Mobile Order Service Expands to Bay Area]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 17:03:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/starbucks11.jpg
Want to order Starbucks with the touch of a smartphone? There’s an app feature for that.

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<![CDATA[Startup Using Hoverboard Tech for Earthquake Safety]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 19:31:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0616-2015-ARXPAX.jpg
A South Bay startup aims to improve earthquake safety.

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<![CDATA[Apple Seeks Journalists for News App]]> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 13:18:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple is hiring journalists to work a 40-hour week on a app called News.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Rents Former Solyndra Factory in Fremont: Report]]> Fri, 12 Jun 2015 13:48:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/AP100524019427.jpg
Tesla has rented the 500,000-square-foot factory in Fremont that was the former home of Solyndra, according to the Mercury news.

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<![CDATA[Wireless Companies Sue Berkeley Over Radiation Warning Plan]]> Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:14:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ts_free_cellphone_security_still_022415.jpg
The wireless industry has filed suit against Berkeley to try to stop the city from forcing retailers to warn customers about radiation]]>
<![CDATA[TIPS: Take Better Vacation Pix on your Smartphone]]> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:44:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/smartphone-better-pxi.jpg
More than 10 billion photos are taken each month. 6 billion of those are with smartphones. Accessories and apps can make the photo taking experience that much greater.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Would Make It Easier to Install Cell Phone Antennae]]> Fri, 05 Jun 2015 23:49:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cell-tower.jpg
A plan to make it easier for wireless providers to install cellular antennae in California neighborhoods is being considered by state lawmakers.

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<![CDATA[Can A Company Own the Word “Book?”]]> Wed, 03 Jun 2015 16:36:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Facebook-Logo1.jpg
Designbook’s pursuit of a trademark was met with objections from Facebook

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<![CDATA[Padmasree Warriors Leaving Cisco]]> Thu, 04 Jun 2015 18:38:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/cisco1.jpg
A Silicon Valley shakeup. ONe of the most powerful people in the tech industry is stepping away from one of the largest companies in the world. Scott Budman reports.

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