<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:16:55 -0700 Wed, 27 Aug 2014 20:16:55 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[HP Recalls Computer Power Cords for Burn Hazard]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:31:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/20140826+PowerCord.jpg
Hewlett-Packard is recalling almost 5.6 million power cords in the U.S. for notebook computers because they can overheat and catch fire. Two people have reported they suffered burns and 13 people...]]>
<![CDATA[Watchdog Groups Diss Competition for Tesla Factory as "Race To The Bottom"]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 16:14:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tesla_trabajos_tucson1.jpg
Tesla Motors Inc. is building a supercharger station in the Sierra Nevada north of Lake Tahoe where drivers of the company's electric cars can recharge along Interstate 80, a newspaper says.

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<![CDATA[Supersonic "Bullet Sub" Proposed]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 06:44:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/generic+periscope+submarine+generic.jpg
Amazon is buying video game streaming platform Twitch Interactive for $970 million in cash as it seeks to expand its presence in gaming.

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<![CDATA[Drones Lead New Tech to Help Areas Hit by Earthquakes]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 18:07:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/napa_earthquake2985638956.jpg
NBC Bay Area's business and tech reporter Scott Budman shows how technology like drones will help surveillance of areas hit by earthquakes.

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<![CDATA[Apple Rolls out iPhone Battery Replacement Program]]> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 04:20:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tlmd_iphone_5_nuevo_12.jpg
Animal Services workers rescued 31 horses, three llamas, four miniature cattle, five geese and one dog from a San Diego County property over the weekend. Pictures taken after the seizure show...

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<![CDATA[Squatting Brothers Finally Depart Airbnb Condo]]> Sat, 23 Aug 2014 08:54:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airbnb-stock-image-airbnb-generic.jpg
A San Francisco newspaper's analysis of local Airbnb listings indicates that the property sharing service has taken a bite out of the city's available stock of rental housing as some landlords and...

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Wealth Driving Santa Cruz Real Estate Boom]]> Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:48:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/199*120/GiantDipper.jpg
The parents of a 10-month-old boy have learned a lot about him — his interests, fascinations and insights — by attaching a ultra-light camera to a helmet he wears, Today.com reported.

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<![CDATA[High-Speed Gigafiber Internet Coming to Cupertino]]> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:48:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0820-2014-INTERNET.jpg
Silicon Valley marks a decade since Google's IPO

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<![CDATA[Ballmer Leaves Microsoft Board]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:58:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/Steve+Ballmer+Clips+1.JPG
The sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is complete, NBA officials said Tuesday after months of legal battles involving long-time Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his wife. In a...]]>
<![CDATA[Google's IPO 10 Years Later]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:17:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_637019_google.jpg
Google CEO Larry Page has popularized a new aphorism in Silicon Valley: the toothbrush test. If your startup passes this test, it may succeed.]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Startups Must Pass "The Toothbrush Test"]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:01:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CR+Toothbrush.jpg
A Sunnyvale neighborhood is on alert following a series of vandalism attacks targeting cars and property.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Co-Founder in Ferguson #HandsUpDontShoot]]> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:42:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/michael-brown-ferguson.jpg
A preliminary autopsy performed on Michael Brown shows that the unarmed 18-year-old who was killed by a police officer last week was shot at least six times from the front — including twice in the...

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<![CDATA[Highest-Paid Googlers? Still Engineers]]> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:01:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google8.jpg
A list of the highest paid positions at Google range from around $50,000 a year for an online sales and operations associate to $152,000 for a senior software engineer.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Goes On Offensive Against Bullies Following Zelda Williams Debacle]]> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 18:11:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP091109053180.jpg
As if American roads weren't dangerous enough already, you'll now have to keep an eye out for Twitter users.

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<![CDATA[Report: Airbnb Legalization Has Safety Concerns]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 16:51:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airbnb-stock-image-airbnb-generic.jpg
San Francisco's plan to legalize Airbnb and other short-term vacation rentals has serious flaws including safety hazards, a building code advisory committee said Wednesday.

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<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg is Taking the Ice Bucket Challenge]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:31:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/tlmd_forbes20_mark_zuckerberg.jpg
SFPD Officer Chris Korhs, the legendary "Hot Cop of the Castro," will participate in an "Ice Bucket Challenge" at a Castro gay bar for charity.

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<![CDATA[Uber Battling California Legislature, Lyft]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:01:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
A San Francisco Bay Area city is the latest in California to get hit with a huge, stinky anchovy die-off.

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<![CDATA[Huntbnb Lets Landlords See If Their Properties Are On Airbnb]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 17:47:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/airbnb.jpg
A San Francisco newspaper's analysis of local Airbnb listings indicates that the property sharing service has taken a bite out of the city's available stock of rental housing as some landlords and...

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<![CDATA[Apple Honors Robin Williams on its Website]]> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:56:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08132014-ROBIN-WILLIAMS-APPLE.jpg
Robin Williams brought joy to many — even a gorilla. The actor apparently formed such a special bond with one gorilla that she is said to be mourning the loss of her friend.]]>
<![CDATA[Wanderu Caters to Bus Travelers]]> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 11:12:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08132014-bus-app.jpg
Former Siri engineers are working on a new, smarter virtual assistant called Viv.]]>
<![CDATA[California Sweetens Deal for Tesla Factory: Report]]> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 20:52:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tesla-Store-Sign.jpg
Apple's new Cupertino headquarters is starting to take shape. The progress can be seen in an image posted on the City of Cupertino's website recently. The outline of the so-called "spaceship" is...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Backs $300M Trans-Pacific Cable System for Faster Internet]]> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 13:43:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/97367122.jpg
Google is part of a $300 million project creating a high-speed Trans-Pacific cable system that connects the United States with Japan.

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<![CDATA[Is Potato Salad Guy California's Fault]]> Fri, 08 Aug 2014 17:51:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/5267386119_8bc31236f6_b.jpg
Turns out that California was one of the highest contributors to the oddball project, second only to Ohio.

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<![CDATA[Apple's "Spaceship" Headquarters Taking Shape]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:47:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/08082014-apple-campus.jpg
The next phase of Apple's new, massive 176-acre campus project will not be popular with drivers.

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<![CDATA[Drones Collecting Hurricane Data from Ocean's Surface]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 18:55:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/080714+holoholo.jpg
Federal forecasters say the Atlantic hurricane season will be even quieter than predicted, thanks to atmospheric and oceanic conditions suppressing storm formation. Officials dropped the number of named...

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<![CDATA[Google, Barnes & Noble Team Up For Same-Day Delivery]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:51:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Shopping-Express.jpg
Amazon's new smartphone will serve as your eyes and ears. Snap a photo of a book title, and it'll show you where to buy it. Listen to a song playing in the background, and it'll direct you to that tune...

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<![CDATA[Palo Alto Startup Starts Drone Deliveries... In Bhutan]]> Thu, 07 Aug 2014 20:45:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/451783648.jpg
Matternet is testing out a "next-generation delivery system," which is deliveries via drone... but in Bhutan, not the Bay Area.

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<![CDATA[Camp Google: Rich and Famous Gather For Elite Conference]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 12:32:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lloyd-blankfein.jpg
Andres Carrasco filed a lawsuit in 2012 against Adriana’s Insurance Service, Inc. in California, alleging he was physically assaulted by one of the company's employees. After agreeing to a settlement...

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<![CDATA[Google Boots 'Bomb Gaza' Apps from Google Play]]> Tue, 05 Aug 2014 06:16:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/BombGaza.jpg
Google Play removed two Android games that let users take the role of Israel and bomb Gaza with air strikes, according to reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Tip From Google Leads to Man's Child Porn Arrest]]> Mon, 04 Aug 2014 18:02:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/Google+generic+crop.jpg
Google wants to organize the world's information. A Nova Scotia man whose family history was exposed is not on board.

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<![CDATA["ManServants," New SF Startup, Promises to Cater to Whoever Pays Them]]> Sat, 02 Aug 2014 16:24:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/manservant-th.jpg
A Miami Beach homicide detective will get his job back and back pay after he successfully argued that he tested positive for cocaine last year because he had used a sexual aid cream a few days before the...]]>
<![CDATA[Social Media Cop Live Tweets Elderly Car Crash 800 Miles Away]]> Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:22:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/07+31+2014+palo+alto+crash+5.jpg
Facebook will become the first private company in the country to bankroll a full-time beat cop, and several experts say this is likely a blueprint for many more similar partnerships.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Interns Mentor Peninsula Youth]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:38:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0730-2014-Facebook-kids.jpg
Facebook sent out 100 interns to participate in an event Wednesday aimed at mentoring 300 grade-school students from the Peninsula. Cheryl Hurd reports.

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<![CDATA[Report: Snapchat Could Be Worth $10 Billion]]> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:16:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snapchat_screenshot_f8059740976d09a452bb33e240328408.nbcnews-ux-1280-900.jpg
Stronger-than-expected financial results pushed Twitter's stock sharply higher on Tuesday after the short messaging service said its revenue more than doubled in the second quarter.

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