<![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-usTue, 25 Oct 2016 23:20:54 -0700Tue, 25 Oct 2016 23:20:54 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Google Halts Expansion Plans For Fiber; Chief Steps Down]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:23:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/google21.jpg
Google's parent company is halting operations and laying off staff in a number of cities where it once hoped to bring high-speed internet access by installing new fiber-optic networks.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[SJC Unveils Robots to Help Travelers]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:07:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1025-2016-SJCRobot.jpg
Mineta San Jose International Airport rolled out a new fleet of robots Tuesday to help passengers.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Plans Another Round of Layoffs, About 300: Report]]> Tue, 25 Oct 2016 04:03:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
Twitter is planning another round of layoffs within the next week, according to a report from Bloomberg Technology, which cited sources familiar with the matter.

Photo Credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Creators of Vomit-Inducing Bike Lock Hope to Deter Thieves]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 18:43:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1021-2016-SkunkLock.jpg
The creators of SkunkLock want crime to make people sick – literally. The San Francisco-based startup is trying to fight crime by developing a special lock that sprays a gag-inducing odor if bike thieves...

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[After Major Outages, 3rd Cyberattack 'Has Been Resolved']]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:53:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/map-outage.jpg
A third wave of denial-of-service attacks on a key piece of Internet plumbing was underway Friday afternoon, CNBC reported. Internet infrastructure company Dyn Inc. told CNBC reporter Eamon Javers that the third...

Photo Credit: DownDetector.com
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[NBA to Offer Virtual Reality Broadcast]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:50:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/nextvr.jpg
The NBA wants to bring fans closer to the action. The league announced Thursday that one game each week would broadcasted in virtual reality.This makes the NBA the first professional sports league to...

Photo Credit: AP Images for Cynopsis Media]]>
<![CDATA[Pediatrics Group Lifts 'No Screens Under 2' Rule]]> Fri, 21 Oct 2016 12:32:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-135280995.jpg
The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines for parents with infants and young children in regard to screen usage.Children under 18 months should avoid screens, with the exception of...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Our Robot Future: Shopping and Chatting]]> Thu, 20 Oct 2016 19:36:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1020-2016-Robot.jpg
The future will have lots of robots, ranging from the dangerous to the productive, and some meant to be your friends.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Upholds Thiel's $1.25 Million Trump Donation]]> Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:06:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/thielzuckerbergsidebyside.jpg
Despite shaking up the political landscape by donating $1.25 million to support Donald Trump's race to the White House, venture investor and Facebook board member Peter Thiel has received support from the Menlo...

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Catching Lies Through a Person's Eyes]]> Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:19:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/090223+eyes.jpg
A new type of lie detector test scans the eyes, to determine whether someone is lying or telling the truth.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[LAPD to Test Tesla as Patrol Car]]> Sun, 16 Oct 2016 12:37:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/lapd-tesla-101516.PNG
Just months after adding 100 electric cars for non-emergency duty, the Los Angeles Police Department plan to test a Tesla sedan as a patrol car, a department official said Friday.

Photo Credit: KNBC-TV]]>
<![CDATA[New Tech Makes Driving Safer, More Convenient]]> Fri, 14 Oct 2016 05:44:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TechTalker1013_MP4-147644722202600001.jpg
Some of this season's new models boast cameras and sensors for blind spot warnings, forward collision alerts and even automatic brakes. From in-car vacuums to smart phone parking, car owners are in for a...]]>
<![CDATA[Periscope Extends Beyond Phones as Twitter Ups Ante on Video]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 18:59:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitter+generic+logo.jpg
Twitter is taking the smartphone shackles off its live-video service Periscope in its latest attempt to broaden its audience.]]>
<![CDATA[Brain Chips Help Paralyzed Man Fist-Bump President Obama]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 15:58:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16287736330662-obama-robotic-hand-fist-bump.jpg
A man who's been paralyzed for more than a decade got to show off how much progress he's made by fist-bumping President Barack Obama Thursday with a robotic hand, NBC News reported.

Photo Credit: AP
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[San Jose is 'Place to Be' for Electric Car Startup]]> Thu, 13 Oct 2016 19:02:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/IMG_7073.JPG
North San Jose is making its claim as the next Motown.

LeEco moved in earlier this year, Apple is rumored to be building a car-oriented facility there, and today, NextEV opened up shop.

Photo Credit: Scott Budman]]>
<![CDATA[Co Co County Teacher of the Year Raises $500K]]> Wed, 12 Oct 2016 19:14:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Teacher+of+the+Year+200.jpg
When you walk into Shauna Hawes’ classroom at Valley View Middle School, it’s almost impossible to feel anything but optimistic. Everywhere you look, there seems to be a motivational poster of some sort.

Photo Credit: Gillian Edevane]]>
<![CDATA[Google Opens Coding Lab to Teach Comp Sci]]> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 16:17:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Code+Next+3b.jpg
Google opened a brand new coding lab in Oakland's Fruitvale neighborhood last week as part of an effort to bring computer science education to a diverse group of disadvantaged students. The Code Next initiative

Photo Credit: Google]]>
<![CDATA[John Kerry Talks Cyber Security in Silicon Valley Visit]]> Mon, 10 Oct 2016 19:14:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1010-2016-JohnKerry.jpg
Secretary of State John Kerry visited the the Silicon Valley Monday to discuss online security in the wake of cyber hackings being more commonplace.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Adds to Relief Efforts for Hurricane Matthew]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 18:26:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bay-response.jpg
Add tech companies to the list of how the Bay Area is stepping up its efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Companies Providing Space Funeral Services]]> Fri, 07 Oct 2016 07:50:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SPACE_AP_16225354180398.jpg
Space funerals are no longer a thing of science fiction. Companies such as Celestis and Elysium Space offer space funerals, NBC News reported.Celestis, a subsidiary of Houston-based aerospace company...

Photo Credit: AP ]]>
<![CDATA[Flying Frozen Yogurt Delivered by Drone]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 05:41:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vlcsnap-2016-10-05-19h27m57s228.jpg
A drone delivered frozen yogurt to college students in Holland, Michigan, Tuesday. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt did a test run delivering the froyo to students at Hope College. The service, which is a part of...

Photo Credit: WOOD-TV]]>
<![CDATA[$4 Million Raised at Dreamforce for Fight Against AIDS]]> Thu, 06 Oct 2016 10:10:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5P+DREAMFORCE+AIDS+PRESSER+SOTVO+-+00001217.jpg
Salesforce joined the fight against HIV/AIDS on day two of its annual Dreamforce convention in San Francisco.

Photo Credit: NBC Bay Area]]>
<![CDATA[Theranos to Shut Down Facilities, Lay Off 340 Employees]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 17:55:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_241410476392.jpg
Blood-testing startup Theranos says it is shutting down its facilities and laying off about 340 employees.

Photo Credit: AP]]>
<![CDATA[Bezos' Rocket Is 1 Step Closer to Safe Space Travel]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 14:26:05 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/blue-origin-moment-of-separation.jpg
Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is inching closer to sending humans into space, after a rocket booster and emergency escape capsule made by one of his companies safely landed during a test on Wednesday, NBC News...

Photo Credit: Blue Origin
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Tony Robbins Energizes Tech Disruptors at Dreamforce]]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 15:15:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Tonyrobbinsofficial.jpg
There was no fire walk or Oprah Moment, but Tony Robbins did unleash his trademark hunger and energy to thousands on the opening night of Dreamforce, technology’s biggest event in San Francisco, dissecting...]]>
<![CDATA[Yahoo Doesn't Deny Email Scanning, Calls Story 'Misleading']]> Wed, 05 Oct 2016 11:13:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/yahoo5.jpg
Yahoo responded again Wednesday to a report that it scanned incoming email to hundreds of millions of accounts for the U.S. government.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[Tony Robbins, Melinda Gates, U2 Headline Dreamforce in SF]]> Tue, 04 Oct 2016 14:27:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/tonyrobbins1.JPG
Salesforce’s annual customer conference kicks off Tuesday in San Francisco, and if you thought TechCrunch Disrupt and Oracle OpenWorld were big, Dreamforce is, well, just massive.

Photo Credit: Getty Images]]>
<![CDATA[At Zume Pizza, Robots Make the Pie]]> Mon, 03 Oct 2016 15:22:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000019206002_1200x675_778276419832.jpg
Zume Pizza in Mountain View says it's the only restaurant in the world to have robots making its pizzas. It's the "next generation" in technology. But the CEO says there's no need to fear.]]>
<![CDATA[World's First MotoBot Wows at Robotics Convention]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 19:07:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/robobusiness.JPG
“Finally, the enemy has been defeated,” a toddler-sized robot announces to a captive audience inside the convention center in downtown San Jose as it enacts a scene from Star Wars.

Photo Credit: Jennifer Gonzalez
This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.]]>
<![CDATA[Baby Monitor? There's an App for That]]> Fri, 30 Sep 2016 07:36:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BabyMonitor0930_MP4-147523889415700001.jpg
Tech companies are trying to help parents breathe easier knowing that their newborns are doing just fine. Devices like the "Owlet Bootie" can track your child's breathing, making sure you know if anything...]]>
<![CDATA[3D-Printed Artificial Bones Could Help Heal Injuries]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 19:49:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/3d-skull-H.jpg
A new type of artificial bone shaped with a 3-D printer can repair deformed bones and help heal some spine, skull and jaw injuries, researchers say in a new report printed in the journal Science Translational...

Photo Credit: Adam E. Jakus, PhD]]>
<![CDATA[RoboBusiness Convention Shows Off Cool Tech]]> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 18:42:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/20160928-RoboBusiness-1.jpg

Photo Credit: Jennifer Gonzalez/ NBC Bay Area]]>