<![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 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:29:36 -0700 Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:29:36 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fremont Tech Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:38:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
Fremont-based Electronics For Imaging has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers...

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<![CDATA["Tech Couple" to Build Noe Valley "Bunker"]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:18:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/noevalleyhillside.png
An unknown "young tech couple" with a penchant for entertaining are also security-minded: they are building a bunker next door to their newly-purchased $7 million, 6,000-square foot home.

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<![CDATA[Nextdoor Wants to Make Trick-or-Treating More Efficient]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:38:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nextdoor2.jpg
Nextdoor, the Bay Area company that lets neighbors communicate with each other about everything from local schools to local crime, is now turning its focus to Halloween.]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Company Develops Hoverboard]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hoverboard-raw-two---00005717.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman got to to for a ride on a real hoverboard.

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<![CDATA[SF, KC Stadiums to Accept Apple Pay During World Series]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 13:15:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP159460407870%282%29.jpg
Peanuts, hot dogs -- all paid for via an app. Conveniently, both stadiums hosting the World Series will accept Apple Pay, Forbes reports.

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<![CDATA[Sean Parker Punishment: Building App for CA]]> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 12:14:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/060313-sean-parker-getty.jpg
Sean Parker is building an app that will unlock the coasts -- property that belongs to all citizens of California.]]>
<![CDATA[Marc Andreessen: "The Skeptics Are Wrong All The Time"]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:04:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/900921.jpg
Netscape founder and current brain trust of Silicon Valley Marc Andreessen wants you to throw caution to the wind.

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<![CDATA[Microsoft CEO Says He Was Wrong in Comment About Women and Technology]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 18:36:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Satya-Nadella-CEO-Microsoft.jpg
It was the comment made at a conference about women in the technology heard around the world. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Pay Launches]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:50:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/457552028_8.jpg
Apple's Apple Pay mobile payment system launches at select banks and retail outlets.

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<![CDATA[Apple Pay Set to Launch on Monday]]> Fri, 17 Oct 2014 18:35:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-AP820563173175_4.jpg
NBC Bay Area Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman got a first look at how Apple Pay works and provides a preview in this video report.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Launches "Safety Check" in Natural Disasters]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 14:21:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/safetycheckmobielcarousel.jpg
Facebook launches Safety Check, a new way to alert loved ones that you're safe in a disaster area -- and give Facebook your GPS coordinates.

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<![CDATA[Turf War Between Tech Employees, Kids Prompts Policy Change]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 15:04:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/dropbox.JPG
The San Francisco Recreation and Park Department has ended adult paid permits for the Mission Playground after a video showing tech workers arguing with local youth over use of the soccer field went...
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<![CDATA[Apple Event: New iPads Announced]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:11:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/new-ipad-AP903945536056_0.jpg
Check out the newest products and programs tech giant Apple announced on Oct. 16, 2014.

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<![CDATA[NASA Ames Hosts Open House on 75th Anniversary]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:03:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/ames-aerial-2012_0.jpg
NASA Ames Research Center offers open house on 75th anniversary.

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<![CDATA[Facebook, Apple Pay for Women to Freeze Eggs]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 23:34:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/egg+freezing.JPG
Tech giants and Apple and Facebook appear to have become the first major employers to pay for workers to freeze their eggs for non-medical reasons. Ian Cull reports.

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<![CDATA[Amazon to Open SF Pop-Up Store]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:05:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/450831308_10.jpg
Amazon to open some temporary retail space in San Francisco and Sacramento this holiday season.

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<![CDATA[No Macworld/iWorld in 2015]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 15:21:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Macworld-20121146.JPG
IDG World Expo announced that its canceling its mainstay Macworld/iWorld event on hiatus in 2015 -- which would have been the event's 30th anniversary.

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<![CDATA[Commentator Weighs In on Report Linking GoPro to Schumacher Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 17:12:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
Formula 1 racing legend Michael Schumacher has been immobile and unable to speak following a skiing accident last year that's now being blamed on the GoPro camera he had on top of his helmet, according...

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<![CDATA[Snapchat Hacked, Nude Images Put Online]]> Sat, 11 Oct 2014 07:30:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4601103451.jpg
Explicit images that could be of youthful users of Snapchat have been posted online, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:13:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Chicago teen, Austin Valleskey, partnered up with an Australian teen of the same age to develop a popular brain-teaser app called “Impossible Rush.” With over 500,000 downloads at its peak, the...]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla to End Speculation Over "The D"]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:12:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/209*120/10-09-2014-tesla-model-s-470486031.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to make an announcement Thursday night that should clear up a week of speculation that put "the D" in dramatic and a bump in the electric carmaker's stock price. The electric car...

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<![CDATA[Amazon to Open Physical Store in NYC]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 11:46:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_20121203amazon.jpg
Amazon set to open a physical store. New York is first.

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<![CDATA[Massive Video Game Tournament Coming to San Jose]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:54:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/129585850.jpg
The Intel Extreme Masters tournament begins at the SAP Center in San Jose on Dec. 6.

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<![CDATA[Uber, Airbnb CEOs Top Fortune "40 Under 40" List]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 15:43:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fortune-under-40.jpg
Move over, Zuckerberg: the Airbnb and Uber CEOs are the top influential minds as far as Fortune is concerned.

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<![CDATA[Uber, Lyft, and Yellow Cab Get Failing Grades from BBB]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 13:02:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Rideshare_lyft_generic.jpg
Uber led the pack with 43 complaints, with five each for Yellow Cab and for Lyft.]]>
<![CDATA[Panasonic Invests in Tesla's Gigafactory]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 12:19:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/N11A+TESLA+FILE+VO+-+00001719.jpg
Panasonic, which developed the batteries that power Tesla's electric cars, says it's also investing in the electric car-maker's gigafactory in Nevada.

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<![CDATA[New iPad Expected at Apple Event Announced for Oct. 16]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 14:28:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-invite1.jpg
Apple is expected to roll out new iPads on October 16th.

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<![CDATA[Google Maps Trails in 14 California State Parks]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 17:55:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GOOGLE-TRAIL-APP.jpg
Google is venturing into vacation territory as it unveils its Street View technology for trails in 14 California state parks.

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<![CDATA[UCSC Fighting Ebola With Technology]]> Wed, 08 Oct 2014 06:39:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/205*120/UIC_researchers_ebola.jpg
UC Santa Cruz merging science and technology to fight Ebola.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Bus Drivers Looking to Unionize]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:32:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
Tired of long work hours and long mid-day "breaks" in between split shifts that run between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., drivers for Facebook's tech shuttles are looking to join the Teamsters.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Facebook Moving Into Healthcare]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:15:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4654813851.jpg
Facebook may soon begin developing healthcare-oriented apps as the social network broadens its offerings. Meetings with healthcare industry types have already begun.

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