<![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, 18 Dec 2014 17:44:05 -0800 Thu, 18 Dec 2014 17:44:05 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Odd Google Searches That Trended in 2014]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:08:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google has released its 2014 list of its most common search requests. Many popular searches weren't surprising, like The World Cup international football competition, comedian Robin Williams, and the Disney...

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<![CDATA[Multilingual Skype Translates As Users Speak]]> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 19:34:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+SKYPE+TRANSLATOR+PKG+-+00011301.jpg
A new, multilingual version of Skype translates what users are saying to one another in real-time.]]>
<![CDATA["Uber for Pot:" Medical Marijuana Delivery Services ]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:56:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/176*120/uberpot.JPG
It’s the intersection of tech and pot. As more and more states legalize marijuana – both recreational and medicinal – the opportunity to cash in is blowing up. And ground zero is right here in the Bay Area.]]>
<![CDATA[Pinterest Engineer Helps Bridge Silicon Valley Gender Gap]]> Fri, 12 Dec 2014 13:44:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/101210+computer+keyboard+generic.jpg
Tracy Chou is a 27-year old software developer at Pinterest. Thanks to her, Pinterest is now one of the most gender-equal places in Silicon Valley... which means a lot needs to be done before gender equality is...

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<![CDATA[Report: eBay Considering Laying Off 10 Percent of Workforce]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 19:00:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/ebay+windows+f.jpg
PayPal is going to be spun off and set up as an independent company by owner eBay -- which is in turn thinking about cutting thousands of jobs.

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<![CDATA[Photos: Protesters Disrupt Peter Thiel Talk at UC Berkeley]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:53:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/460277164_8.jpg
Photos: Protesters Disrupt Peter Thiel Talk at UC Berkeley

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<![CDATA[Jesse Jackson Pitches Tech Diversity]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 18:53:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/REV.jpg
Reverend Jesse Jackson talks diversity at Intel

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<![CDATA[Glassdoor: Google Is Best Place to Work in America]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 11:39:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google-campus.jpg
Oil, pet food, capital -- and Google. The best places to work in America deal in these goods, with the top spot for workplace satisfaction all Google's.

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<![CDATA[Mobile App Helps Diagnose Ear Infections]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 07:01:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1209-2014-Cellscope.jpg
Need help checking for an infection? There's a tool and app for that. San Francisco based Cellscope created the “Oto” to help you get a remote diagnosis from a doctor fast.

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<![CDATA[iPod Classic Fetching Up to $1,000 on Auction Sites]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 17:31:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/iPodClassic.jpg
The now discontinued iPod Classic is selling on auction sites for up to $1,000, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Rich, Famous Pony Up $25 Million For Change.org]]> Tue, 09 Dec 2014 18:16:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/168214483.jpg
Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Jerry Yang: they all want Change.org to stick around.

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<![CDATA[Editor's Picks: High-Tech to Low-Tech Toys 2014]]> Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:06:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/gift-guide-promo2.jpg
As the commercials roll out this holiday season, it’s hard to tell which toy to buy, especially if you’re buying for a video game lover or a board game player. We’ve compiled just a few of our favorite...
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<![CDATA[Drones Highlight Clash of Technology and Government]]> Mon, 08 Dec 2014 18:42:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/f0b3131c0e5846229ae4fd6798c0cdef.jpg
Lawmakers are frantically trying to pass law regarding drones. It's the latest case of cutting-edge technology clashing with government. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Bay Area Tech Well Represented Onboard NASA's Orion]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:51:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP295465539544%281%29.jpg
NASA's new Orion spacecraft made a "bull's-eye" splashdown in the Pacific on Friday following a dramatic test flight that took it to a zenith height of 3,600 miles and ushered in a new era of human exploration...

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<![CDATA[Sony Kept Passwords in File Named "Password"]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 20:49:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hacker2.jpg
Sony Pictures Entertainment is being blamed for lax security, including keeping a file directory labeled "Password" filled with corporate passwords.

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<![CDATA[SF Company Offers Gigabit Access]]> Fri, 05 Dec 2014 17:14:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Fingers_Keyboard_Generic_Internet_Safety_02.jpg
Tech hub San Francisco is still without fiber Internet access, but MonkeyBrains is willing to offer you a glimpse of gigabit wireless -- for a few thousand dollars, that is.]]>
<![CDATA[Orion Spacecraft to Launch New Era in Space Travel]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 18:52:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/459799276.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman spent the dya at NASA Ames as they prepared for the Orion launch.

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<![CDATA[Google Goes Big In LA, Gobbles Up 12 Acres In Playa Vista]]> Thu, 04 Dec 2014 08:10:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google buys 12 acres in Playa Vista for $120 million -- and is also going to lease the hangar of legendary reclusive aviator Howard Hughes.

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<![CDATA[WozTV: Apple Co-Founder to Launch Reality TV Show]]> Wed, 03 Dec 2014 17:33:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/181*120/97191168.jpg
Do you get enough Woz in your life? If not, you may be in store for a treat.]]>
<![CDATA[SF Nonprofit Teaches San Quentin Inmates How to Code]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:45:33 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1201-2014-InmateCoding.jpg
San Francisco-based nonprofit The Last Mile is running a program titled Code 7370, which teaches San Quentin inmates HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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<![CDATA[Robot Employees at San Jose OSH Store]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:07:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/0514-OSH.jpg
In the future, maybe you can take the driverless car to the San Jose location of Orchard Supply Hardware, where robotic clerks are already busy helping human customers.

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<![CDATA[Canada Trying to Lure Silicon Valley Based-Expats Home]]> Fri, 28 Nov 2014 13:29:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/456032710.jpg
Tech firms in Canada are trying to convince Canadian nationals working at U.S. tech companies to come back home.

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<![CDATA[Bus Drivers Say Tech Company Shuttles Create Safety Hazards]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:01:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1126-2014-VTABus.jpg
Public bus drivers in the South Bay are issuing a warning to corporate employee shuttles for high tech companies, saying they are creating a safety hazard by parking in the public bus stops -- and they...

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<![CDATA[Report: Uber Now Valued At $40 Billion]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:04:34 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/4532534881.jpg
Uber is seeking funds at a valuation that's risen to as high as $40 billion, according to the unnamed sources.

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<![CDATA[Apple Security Guards Want Better Pay, Conditions]]> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 16:58:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/455724848.jpg
Apple security guards want better working conditions, which seems to mean better pay and full-time hours.

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<![CDATA[Start-Up Pledges to Keep Packages Safe]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:42:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1125-2014-Doorman.jpg
A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home.

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<![CDATA[Drivers Say They Will Drive Less for Uber: Report]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:36:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/453253488.jpg
Following the revelations that Uber spied on journalists critical of the company, almost half of Uber drivers said they'd drive for the company less.

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<![CDATA[Security Breaches Spark Call for New Credit Card Technology]]> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:47:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/credit+cards+generic.jpg
San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon is urging business owners to adopt a new credit card technology that inclues a microchip and pin number for each card. Michelle Roberts reports.

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<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Tech Trends for 2015]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:34:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP836878317132.jpg
Will 2015 be the year of wearable tech? The long-awaited Apple Watch will be making its debut in early 2015 and consumers will be able to get their hands on newly available 3D printers to make food and...

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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:18:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley CEOs Say More Immigrant Visas Needed to Keep Tech Industry Strong]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 19:11:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_tlmd_barack_obama_accion_ejecutiva_inmigrantes.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Business and Tech reporter shows how the immigration debate also impacts visas for highly-educated tech workers.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Plans to Include Beats Music Service in iOS]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 13:06:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/173223604.jpg
Apple plans to incorporate its Beats music service, which it paid $3 billion for a few months ago, into its iOS mobile platform used on its iPads and iPhones.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Shuttle Drivers Give "Thumbs Up" to Unionize]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:11:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley overwhelmingly gave the "thumbs up" to forming a union on Wednesday, after they had complained publicly for months about their low pay...

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<![CDATA[Crowdfunding Website Focused on Raising Money For Lawsuits]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 19:56:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1119-2014-LexShares.jpg
A new crowdfunding website aims to help raise money for legal cases.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Drivers Vote to Unionize, Demand More Pay]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:58:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who schlep Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley began voting on Wednesday on whether to form a union, arguing they have an archaic relationship with the tech giant, comparing...

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