<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]> Copyright 2016 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, 11 Feb 2016 05:14:17 -0800 Thu, 11 Feb 2016 05:14:17 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Zuckerberg Responds to Silicon Valley VC's Colonialism Tweets]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 18:02:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/191*120/facebookmark.jpg
Facebook and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg are distancing themselves from venture capitalist Marc Andreessen’s poorly-worded comments that came after Indian regulators nixed Facebook’s plan to implement “Free Basics”...

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<![CDATA[Can You Find Yourself At Super Bowl 50?]]> Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:56:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/superbowlpixel.jpg
If you didn’t get to take a selfie at the Super Bowl, or nobody snapped a photo of you rooting for your favorite team at Levi’s, don’t fret.

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<![CDATA[Protest Blocks Tech Buses as SF Supes Mull Program Extension]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:16:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sf-tech-bus-protest.jpg
Activists formed a blockade Tuesday morning to protest the tech buses that shuttle thousands of workers between San Francisco and Silicon Valley. Demonstrators showed up about 8:45 a.m.

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<![CDATA[FAA Tracks Four Airspace Violations During SB50]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:50:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Levi-Stadium-SB-AP_256090637103.jpg
The Federal Aviation Administration said there were four airspace violations during Sunday's Super Bowl at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif.

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<![CDATA[Top Super Bowl 50 Social Media Moments]]> Mon, 08 Feb 2016 18:09:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508984228.jpg
The Denver Broncos beat the Carolina Panthers 24-10 to win Super Bowl 50 at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, California, delivering star quarterback Peyton Manning his second championship ring.

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook's Blurry iPhone Photo Sets Off Twitter Memes]]> Tue, 09 Feb 2016 17:11:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP743169138684.jpg
Like most of the 70,000 other people watching the Super Bowl at Levi’s Stadium Sunday, Apple CEO Tim Cook also tweeted out a photo of the moment the Broncos beat the Panthers – golden confetti raining down...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Locks Down 125,000 Accounts]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 15:04:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitterGettyImages-494325030.jpg
Twitter announced Friday it will shut down more than 125,000 accounts as part of an effort to crack down on extremist content. In a news release, the company said it was committed to weeding out content...

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<![CDATA[App Has Last-Minute Hotel Reservations for Super Bowl ]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 17:24:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-508235134_594_screen.jpg
An app called HotelTonight is offering last minute hotel rooms in San Francisco and in the South Bay for Super Bowl weekend.

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<![CDATA[Drone Hits Empire State Building]]> Fri, 05 Feb 2016 04:41:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone+suspect+empire+state+building.jpg
A small drone crashed into the 40th floor of the Empire State Building Thursday night and then fell to a 35th floor landing, authorities said. Police said a New Jersey man was flying the drone in an attempt to...

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<![CDATA[Happy 'Friends Day': Facebook Turns 12 ]]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 11:42:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/friends-day-facebook-video.jpg
It's been 12 years since Facebook launched its social media website and to celebrate the milestone the technology company has dubbed their anniversary "Friends Day." The company wrote in a blog post that...
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<![CDATA[Super Bowl Fans, Levi's Stadium is a 'No Drone Zone']]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 14:43:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Levi-Stadium-SB-AP_256090637103.jpg
With the long-awaited Super Bowl 50 fast approaching, the Federal Aviation Administration is reminding Bay Area residents not to try to get a drone's-eye view of the big game.

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<![CDATA[Musk Cancels Tesla Order From 'Super Rude Customer']]> Thu, 04 Feb 2016 18:17:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_744246684318.jpg
Elon Musk personally canceled the order of someone he called a "super rude customer," a venture capitalist who had published a negative blog post about the ModelX launch.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Deposes Bezos of Fifth Richest Title]]> Wed, 03 Feb 2016 13:24:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-464961022.jpg
On Tuesday, Mark Zuckerberg passed Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to become the fifth richest person in the world, less than a week after he claimed the position of sixth wealthiest from Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison...

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<![CDATA[GE to Stop Making Fluorescent Light Bulbs]]> Tue, 02 Feb 2016 07:51:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/AP_090610036569.jpg
GE announced Monday that it will stop making its coiled compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs) for the U.S. market and switch to LED lamps by the end of 2016. LED light bulbs are brighter, use less energy and...

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<![CDATA[SF Startup Creates $15 64-Bit Computer]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 17:14:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Pine64Computer.jpg
Pine 64 is taking pre-orders for its Quad core 64-Bit computer that retails for $15.

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<![CDATA[Apple Recalls AC Adapters Over Potential Shock Hazard]]> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:55:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/257*120/Screen-Shot-2016-01-29-at-2.58.02-PM.jpg
Apple issued a voluntary recall this week of certain AC wall plug adapters because they may break and cause electrical shock when touched. In a statement posted on their site, Apple said it's recalling AC wall...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Surpasses Kochs on Bloomberg Billionaire List]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:18:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_markzuckerbergok1.png
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has passed billionaire brothers Charles and David Koch to become the sixth richest person on the planet, according to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index. No, the social media...

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<![CDATA[Chelsea Handler's Silicon Valley Documentary Debuts on Netflix]]> Thu, 28 Jan 2016 15:34:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/456962616.jpg
The Netflix original series "Chelsea Does" includes an episode set in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Startup's Lab Poses 'Immediate Jeopardy' to Patients: U.S.]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:36:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-23-2014-elizabeth-holmes.jpg
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services says the lab run by Theranos in Newark poses “immediate danger to patient safety.”

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<![CDATA[Parents Warned to Secure Baby Video Monitors: Officials]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 13:34:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BabyMonitor-GettyImages-136714563.jpg
New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs is warning parents to secure Internet-connected video baby monitors, NBC News reported. Officials say there have been many reports of devices being infiltrated...

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<![CDATA[FCC Proposes New Competition to Set-Top TV Box Market]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:50:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CableBox-AP_070531053315.jpg
The Federal Communications Commission may open up competition for cable and satellite TV companies, NBC News reported. The FCC proposed regulation Wednesday to allow consumers to get services through devices...

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<![CDATA[San Jose Approves New Apple Campus]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:11:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple43.jpg
San Jose approves plan to allow Apple up to 15 years to build a maximum of 4.15 million square feet of space on an 86-acre site at Orchard Way and North First Street.

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<![CDATA[Apple's Plan to Build New Campus in SJ Approved]]> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 18:22:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/apple16.jpg
Tech giant Apple has been given the green light to expand into San Jose. The San Jose City Council on Tuesday approved Apple's bold plan to build its 86-acre campus in North San Jose, at 2325 Orchard Way...

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<![CDATA[SJC Unveils 'Executive Terminal' Just in Time for Super Bowl]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 19:48:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/218*120/SJC7.JPG
Super Bowl teams and techies, they are both wealthy and now they have a new luxurious way to travel in and out of the Bay Area. Business and tech reporter Scott Budman is live with a first look inside the Super...]]>
<![CDATA[What to Wear? Zuckerberg Posts Photo of His Closet]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 17:07:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/markzuckerbergcloset.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg keeps a closet full of the same grey t-shirts and hoodies so he doesn't have to decide what to wear to work.

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<![CDATA[Clickers Beware: 'CrashSafari' Links Will Kill Your iPhone]]> Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:14:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Apple-Iphone-AP_130974735694.jpg
Pranksters on the social web are sending people to a website that causes smartphones to crash — so you might want to hold off on clicking or tapping random links today, NBC News reported. Don't worry, it isn't...

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<![CDATA[Nearly 300,000 Drones Registered in First 30 Days: FAA]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 11:33:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/drones-again.jpg
Nearly 300,000 people have registered their drones in the first 30 days after the Federal Aviation Administration launched its online registration system on Dec. 21, NBC News repotted. Anyone operating...

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<![CDATA[Dating App Tinder Adds STD Testing Locator]]> Fri, 22 Jan 2016 07:49:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tinder+Screenshot.png
A feud between dating site Tinder and the AIDS Healthcare Foundation was settled on Thursday after the dating site agreed to add links to sexually transmitted disease testing locations, NBC News reported. The...

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<![CDATA[Ex-Taco Bell Exec's Lawsuit vs. Uber Driver Likely to Fail]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:26:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/UBER-DRIVER-VO---00000005.jpg
Sam Brock investigates the lawsuit of a former Taco Bell executive, who is suing the Uber driver he was caught attacking on camera. Does his case stand a chance?]]>
<![CDATA[Amazon to Offer Full Refund on Hoverboards: Gov't]]> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 11:23:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hoverboard+fire+bk.jpg
After telling consumers in the U.K. to dispose of their hoverboards and expect a full refund, Amazon has expanded its reimbursement program to the U.S. The announcement, made by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety

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<![CDATA[Stock Market in Turmoil as Dow Plunges, Recovers Half of Losses]]> Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:01:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/RM+DOW+DROPS+PKG+-+000011071.jpg
A quarter of a trillion dollars.

That's not the national debit — it's the amount of stock value Apple has lost since hitting its recent highs.

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<![CDATA[Child Labor Used to Make Smartphone Batteries: Report]]> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 15:30:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AppleLogoIPhone.jpg
Major tech companies including Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and Sony aren't doing enough to make sure the cobalt in their products wasn't mined by child laborers, according to a new report from Amnesty...

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