<![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-usThu, 25 Aug 2016 16:43:53 -0700Thu, 25 Aug 2016 16:43:53 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[What If Apple Really Ditches the iPhone Headphone Jack?]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 10:11:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-516859294.jpg
The next iPhone may be too skinny for the traditional headphone jack.The potential change is something that has many wondering how the absence of the 3.5 mm headphone jack could impact some of the ways people...

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<![CDATA[NY Artist Paints Giant 'Pokemon Go' Mural]]> Thu, 25 Aug 2016 06:19:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pokemon+go+mural+NY2.jpg
Efren Andaluz painted 151 Pokemon on the side of his studio on Long Island. This time-lapse video shows how it all came together.]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Startup Wants You to 'Gab']]> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:01:39 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0822-2016-GAB.jpg
As Twitter knocks people off its site for being offensive, another Bay Area social network is trying to fill the gap.

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<![CDATA[Branding Expert Says Lochte Apology 'Not Enough']]> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:14:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-08-19-at-11.58.01-AM.jpg
American swimmer Ryan Lochte has had a lot of success in the pool. A bit less, lately, online.

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<![CDATA['Flying Bum': World's Largest AirshipTakes Maiden Voyage]]> Thu, 18 Aug 2016 06:45:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AIRLANDER_GettyImages-591547252.jpg
The world's largest aircraft has taken off on its maiden flight, NBC News reported.The 302-foot-long "Airlander 10" is filled with 1.3 million cubic feet of helium, can reach an altitude of up to 16,000 feet...

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<![CDATA[Ford to Launch Driverless Cars From Silicon Valley by 2021]]> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 18:57:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Ford-Mustang-Generic-2015.jpg
A Motown giant just announced its next big hit — and it’s being developed in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Cisco Lays Off 5,500 Employees, or 7% of Workforce]]> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 22:36:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cisco5.jpg
San Jose-based Cisco is cutting 5,500 workers, or about seven percent of its workforce.

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<![CDATA[Hotel Hacked: Credit Card Data Stolen From Popular Chains]]> Mon, 15 Aug 2016 19:29:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/credit-card-chip-generic.gif
If you used your credit card while you were staying at Marriott, Hyatt or Starwood hotels, you may want to check your statements. You may have been hacked.

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<![CDATA[California May Beef Up Electric Vehicle Mandate]]> Fri, 12 Aug 2016 13:22:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/electric+car+charging+09022015.jpg
A California lawmaker told The Associated Press on Friday that she's introducing legislation to require that 15 percent of new vehicles be emission-free in less than a decade, a significant escalation in...

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<![CDATA[Could Drone Racing Be an Olympic Sport?]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 18:51:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+OLYMPIC+DRONE+RACING+PKG+-+00000000.jpg
It’s one of the fastest moving, fastest growing sports in the world.

Could drone racing be flying into the Olympic Games?

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<![CDATA[US Judge Dismisses Suit Against Twitter Over ISIS Rhetoric]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 11:28:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitter-532623572.jpg
A federal judge ruled Wednesday to dismiss a lawsuit brought by the widow of an American killed in Jordan, which accused Twitter Inc. of giving voice to ISIS, NBC News reported.Tamara Fields, a Florida...

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<![CDATA[Tale of the Tape: The Bay Area Olympic Edge]]> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:18:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/231*120/rocktape.JPG
A Silicon Valley company is responsible for the wide array of colorful tape that Olympians in Rio are sporting this summer.

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<![CDATA[Tesla's Auto-Drive Saves Man's Life]]> Wed, 10 Aug 2016 18:25:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Tesla0809_MP4_1200x675_741196355604.jpg
Joshua Neally of Missouri bought a high-tech Tesla Model X a few weeks ago, and now he says it saved his life.

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<![CDATA[From 'The Face' to 'Finger Wag': How The Olympics Get Social]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 19:15:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/phelps-face1.jpg
From "Phelps Face" to "Hijabi Zorro" to a single finger wave launching an international discussion, it’s clear that the 2016 Olympics are happening not just on the athletic fields, and certainly not just on your...

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<![CDATA[Back-to-School Safety Tech That Helps Keep Kids Safe]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 13:18:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/walking-519519169.jpg
Millions of parents in the U.S. will allow their children to walk to and from school this fall.No matter how mature and responsible a child is, those few blocks without adult supervision are enough to...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Artificial Intelligence Protects Olympic Athletes]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 14:35:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FOR+WEB+-+QYLATRON+SECURITY+STORY+-+00001727.jpg
When it comes to security in Rio, it is man and machine.

Security technology is playing a crucial role at Olympic village – in particular, a Palo Alto-produced machine called Qylatron.

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<![CDATA[Execs Say 'Pokemon Go' Clone Unlikely in Near Future ]]> Tue, 09 Aug 2016 05:36:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-547175550.jpg
Gamers shouldn’t expect another “Pokemon Go" style game out anytime soon. Nearly a dozen executives at companies from Sony to Angry Birds-creator Rovio said "Pokemon Go" would be a tough act to follow, and some...

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<![CDATA[Job Gains Led By Tech, But Silicon Valley Mixed]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 18:31:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5P+FIREEYE+LAYOFFS+VO+-+00004424.jpg
The latest job report was reason for a lot of optimism, and most investors jumped in with both hands.

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<![CDATA[The Olympics Meet Virtual Reality]]> Fri, 05 Aug 2016 08:07:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen-Shot-2016-08-05-at-10.43.16-AM.jpg
For the first time, the world's biggest sporting event can be experienced through virtual reality, allowing sports fans to get a front-row seat to the Rio Olympics without having to leave the country.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Takes Swipe at Clickbait, Critics in New Guide]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 19:09:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/facebook-logo2.jpg
Facebook appears be hitting back at one of its foremost online critics.

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<![CDATA[Hoverboard Store in New Jersey Catches Fire]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 12:24:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hoverboard-file.jpg
Fire broke out Wednesday afternoon at a store selling hoverboards in Garfield, New Jersey. It was not immediately clear how severe the blaze was, though images from Chopper 4 showed multiple fire personnel...

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Tech on its Way to Olympic Opening Ceremony]]> Thu, 04 Aug 2016 10:23:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_6739.JPG
When Michael Phelps leads Team USA into the Olympic opening ceremony, a Silicon Valley company will have his back.

Well, they’ll be on his back.

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<![CDATA[University of Idaho to Offer Pokemon Go Class]]> Wed, 03 Aug 2016 11:59:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/575424400-pokemon-go-generic.jpg
Pokemania has all but taken over the global landscape as players of the popular app take their Pokeball quest through parks, stadiums, museums, and now into the realm of academia.This fall, the University...

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<![CDATA[NY-Based WeWork Opens Up Office Space in Silicon Valley]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 19:19:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0802-2016-WeWork.jpg
A New York company is expanding into the Silicon Valley to fill a demand for more office space in the area.

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<![CDATA[Instagram Announces Snapchat-Like Feature]]> Tue, 02 Aug 2016 14:16:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*278/tumblr_inline_obae6aJ6lz1svf3j7_540.jpg
Heads up social media fiends, Instagram has released a new feature that allows users to share moments of their day without having to keep it on their profile.

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<![CDATA[Apple Gives Glimpse of New, Redesigned Emojis]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 14:55:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/New-Emojis.jpg
Apple's newest software update for iPhone and iPad will feature more than 100 new and redesigned emojis, including more gender options and nontraditional families, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Instagram Testing Comment Moderation Feature]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 14:27:38 -0700
Instagram is testing a feature that allows users of the photo-sharing app to disable or filter comments, NBC News reported. The tool, now available to select high-volume accounts, could soon be made available...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Shuttle Drivers Ratify Teamsters Contract]]> Mon, 01 Aug 2016 10:51:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GOOGLE+BUS+HEARING+VO+-+00000506.jpg
Apple shuttle drivers who are part of the Teamsters Local 853 union recently a negotiated a new contract which grants them an increased salary, health care coverage and a pension 401k plan, according to a union...

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<![CDATA[Russia's Bid to Win New Space Race Isn't Going to Plan]]> Sun, 31 Jul 2016 06:55:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/525252272-Vostochny-Cosmodrome--Russian-Space-Project.jpg
Russia is building a spaceport designed to reinstate it at the forefront of cosmic travel and evoke its 1950s Soviet heyday when Moscow put the first human in orbit. But five years after construction...

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<![CDATA[Underprivileged Students Graduate from Facebook Academy]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:33:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Eighteen students will walk across a stage in Menlo Park on Wednesday as graduates of Facebook Academy, a six-week summer internship program that aims to give high school students from low-income or...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Tech Companies Dominating Most Valuable List]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 11:45:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Facebook and Amazon’s market caps have pushed their way into the world’s top five most valuable companies list as of Friday, allowing a rare cluster of Bay Area tech companies to dominate in the morning...

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<![CDATA[Lawmaker Warns of Pokemon Risks ]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 10:38:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/190*120/72916go.jpg
A state lawmaker in New York says the wildly popular smartphone game "Pokemon Go" could inadvertently give sexual predators easy access to new prey.To ensure that doesn't happen, the state should prohibit...

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Software Company Hits it Big in IPO]]> Fri, 29 Jul 2016 18:48:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NASDAQ+OPENING+BELL+HD7292016+-+063007181.jpg
The NASDAQ confetti dropped Friday morning on what has become an unusual target: A Silicon Valley tech company.

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<![CDATA[Internet's Favorite Dogs Meet for Facebook Power Lunch ]]> Sat, 30 Jul 2016 05:11:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/facebookdogs_n.jpg
Two social media powerhouses joined together for a business lunch at Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters on Thursday, no doubt striking a few business deals, comparing notes on the best brands of dog food,...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Tech to Help Track Zika Virus During Olympics]]> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 19:04:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_66881.JPG
Olympic athletes are arriving in Rio, full of confidence, hope — and concerns about Zika.Will they get it? How will they know if they’re at risk? Enter Silicon Valley, and the smart thermometer, as it...

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