<![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 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:39:39 -0800 Sat, 22 Nov 2014 23:39:39 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 10:36:43 -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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<![CDATA[Google Trekkers Map Out Bay Area Trails]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:23:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1118-2014-GoogleTrekker1.jpg
Google "trekkers" are helping you map out your next hiking trip and get a feel for being on the trail.

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<![CDATA[Uber Butts Heads With Journalists]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 18:40:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber-X-Generic.jpg
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick apologized Tuesday for one of his executive's suggestions that critics in the media should be subjected to a smear campaign -- however, another reporter said that she was warned by Uber...

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<![CDATA[San Quentin Inmates Learn to Code]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:50:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/072114-san-quentin.jpg
Computer programming classes are on offer at San Quentin State Prison, where 18 inmates are learning computer skills through a class called Code.7370.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[AT&T Customers Can Opt-Out of Tracking System]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 12:06:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/71515165.jpg
Customers with AT&T smartphones now have the option to opt-out of a controversial tracking system.

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<![CDATA[Website Exploits Passwords to Get Peek Inside Private Lives]]> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 07:52:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/11-13-14_Surveillance-Hacking-Passwords.JPG
A new website has taken advantage of a weakness in many home security systems to take a peek inside people's private lives.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH LIVE: The Tech Awards Gala 2014]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:45:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/2014-11-13_17-50-44.jpg
Applied Materials is presenting the 14th annual Tech Awards Gala.

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<![CDATA[Comet Scientist's Bad Wardrobe Choice Draws Attention]]> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 18:12:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/thatshirt2.jpg
The scientist who led the team that landed a robot on a comet also chose to wear a Hawaiian-type shirt emblazoned with cartoon depiction of women in skimpy, skin-tight outfits.

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<![CDATA[Google Barges Considered Firetraps, Report Says]]> Sun, 16 Nov 2014 23:52:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/googlebarge.jpg
The Google barges that were going to be moving tech showrooms were pulled because of fire-safety concerns, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Zynga Co-Founder Now in Marijuana Business]]> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 14:42:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/060313-zynga-getty.jpg
Zynga cofounder Tom Bollich, who left the mobile gaming company in 2009, is now CEO of a Colorado marijuana startup.

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<![CDATA[Rand Paul Plans Silicon Valley Campaign Office]]> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 18:45:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP13030614019.jpg
Silicon Valley is going to be a regular stomping ground for Sen. Rand Paul if he runs for president in 2016.

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<![CDATA[Stanford Profs Test 'Quake Tech That Could Save Homes]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 17:24:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Capture20.JPG
A Stanford engineering professor has developed a new technology that he thinks may earthquake-proof single-family homes.

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<![CDATA[Hold the Mayo: SF Startup Sued Over Product Name]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:38:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mayo1.jpg
A spread without eggs is no mayonnaise. That's the crux of the lawsuit filed against Hampton Creek Foods, the company backed by Bill Gates that's marketing vegan "mayo."

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<![CDATA[Google Has Room For 30,000 New Hires ]]> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:16:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/71425751.jpg
Google now has room to take on as many as 30,000 additional workers, based upon the office space the Silicon Valley icon has acquired around the area in recent years.

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<![CDATA[Uber Wants to Raise $1 Billion to Expand Service]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11:34:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-451549230.jpg
Uber wants to raise $1 billion to further expand their service worldwide.

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<![CDATA[Fire Safety Sunk Plans For Google Barge]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 17:05:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/googlebarge.jpg
The Google barges were to have aboard 5,000 gallons of fuel as well as more "combustible material" on board. That big of a fire hazard led the company to abandon ship.

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<![CDATA[San Jose Residents Complain of Peeping Drone]]> Sat, 08 Nov 2014 04:48:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone+generic.jpg
Residents of a San Jose high rise say a peeping Tom is using a drone with a GoPro camera attached to spy on them.

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<![CDATA[Kitchit App Provides Personal Chefs on Demand]]> Wed, 05 Nov 2014 23:33:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/cooking-generic.jpg
How would you like a personal chef to cook your dinner tomorrow? Now, it’s possible through a new app launched this week by a Bay Area company.

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<![CDATA[Lyft Sues Former COO for Taking Secrets to Uber]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 14:11:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/450502210.jpg
The rides startup Lyft is suing its former chief operating officer for taking confidential documents with him to its rival Uber.

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<![CDATA[New NSA Director Tries to Make Nice With Silicon Valley]]> Thu, 06 Nov 2014 11:24:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_nsa_central.png
Admiral Michael Rogers, the new director of the National Security Agency, paid a visit to Stanford on Monday to try and get Silicon Valley back on the government's side.

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<![CDATA[Inside Look: How Facebook Protects Users' Private Data]]> Mon, 03 Nov 2014 18:39:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/1138884201.jpg
NBC Bay Area business and tech reporter Scott Budman got an exclusive look inside Facebook's Menlo Park headquarters and the company's security team.

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<![CDATA[Damon Wayans, App Maven, Slated For Samsung Conference]]> Tue, 04 Nov 2014 15:23:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Damon-Wayans.jpg
Damon Wayans is in the Bay Area to perform at Cobb’s Comedy Club in SF Nov. 6-9, then he’ll moderate a panel about global reach for mobile apps at the Samsung Developer Conference this month.]]>
<![CDATA[Tracking Technology Alerts Dispatchers When Police Draw Guns]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 22:39:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1031-2014-GunChip.jpg
Seconds matter for law enforcement. In a situation, seconds could be the difference between life and death. It’s those seconds the Santa Cruz County Sheriff’s Office is concerned about.

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<![CDATA[Uber For Kids? Shuddle Ride-Sharing Service Launches in Bay Area]]> Sat, 01 Nov 2014 11:23:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1030-2014-shuddle.jpg
The Bay Area is now hom to a new service like Uber and Lyft -- but for kids.

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<![CDATA[Pinterest's Seventh Employee On Being Black in Silicon Valley]]> Fri, 31 Oct 2014 15:02:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*160/B0E3v0nIUAAna4j.jpg
Justin Edmund is the seventh employee at Pinterest. He's also an African-American, making him a double-rarity in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Apple CEO Tim Cook: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 16:41:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-cook.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook spoke out publicly about his sexuality in an op-ed for Bloomberg Businessweek, saying, "I'm proud to be gay" and that he hoped to inspire others. "While I have never denied my sexuality,...

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<![CDATA[Students Operate Space Satellites Through NASA]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:11:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1029-2014-Satellite.jpg
Santa Clara University students are learning how to run space satellites thanks to a program with NASA's Ames Research Center.

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<![CDATA[Google to Pay Woman $2,250 for Showing Breasts on Street View]]> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:11:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP101027035159.jpg
Google was ordered to pay a Canadian woman $2,250 for photographing her sitting on her porch with her breasts partially exposed and showing the image on Google Street View.

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<![CDATA[Kittens Delivered Via Uber on "National Cat Day"]]> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:02:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/168*120/kitten8.jpg
Wednesday in San Francisco, open up your Uber app and request some cuteness. The company will deliver kittens to your door.

Photo Credit: Northeast Animal Shelter]]>