<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 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, 05 Mar 2015 04:13:30 -0800 Thu, 05 Mar 2015 04:13:30 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Reality Check: Security or Invasion of Privacy?]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 16:45:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/220*120/stingray_security.jpg
Security or an invasion of privacy? The issue is growing. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently approved the purchase of a stingray for the sheriff's department.

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<![CDATA[Apple Replaces Ads on Billboards With Photos Taken by iPhone Users]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 15:33:04 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/161*120/applephoto.JPG
She went from amateur to world fame -- thanks to a cell phone picture.

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<![CDATA[Watch this "Machine Gun" Laser Mosquitos in Slow-Mo]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:30:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_mosquitozapper0304001_1500x845.jpg
New high-tech bug zapper identifies certain types of mosquitoes, then shoots them out of the air with low-power lasers.]]>
<![CDATA[Tinder Charging Age-Based Fee for New Update]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 13:58:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
If you are over 30, finding love on Tinder is going to be more expensive. The dating app has released a new premium version that includes two new features to help people connect, but the cost of the update...]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Gives $300K to Menlo Park Firefighters]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:29:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP402288886051.jpg
Facebook was the first company in the country to pay for a full-time beat cop. And now, firefighters in Menlo Park are now reaping the rewards of working in a Silicon Valley city where the social media giant is...

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<![CDATA[Nasdaq Closes Above 5,000 for First Time Since 2000]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 17:31:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Nasdaq-5000.jpg
The Nasdaq closed above 5,000 on Monday, marking the first time in 15 years that the stock index hit that mark, NBC News reported. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Single Mother Rents San Mateo Garage for $1,000 a Month]]> Wed, 04 Mar 2015 14:33:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/sanmateo5.jpg
Nicole Jones is raising her 18-month-old daughter in a single car garage in San Mateo.

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<![CDATA[Yodeling for Joy: Yahoo! Celebrates 20th Anniversary]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 09:29:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/163*120/AP97030303425_YahooFilo.jpg
Sunnyvale-based Yahoo! Is celebrating its 20th anniversary on Monday, and the employees are yodeling for joy.

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<![CDATA[Google Brings the Amazon Rainforest to Your Fingertips]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:42:29 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000010428201_1200x675_406622275610.jpg
Google teamed up with the protection group "Amazonas Sustainable Foundation" to check out a remote part of the rainforest.]]>
<![CDATA[ISIS Allegedly Threatens Twitter Cofounder]]> Mon, 02 Mar 2015 12:48:53 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000010428382_1200x675_406645315551.jpg
Twitter said Sunday night that it was working with law enforcement agencies to investigate whether purported ISIS-related threats against co-founder Jack Dorsey were real.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Security Breach May Expose 50,000 Names and License Numbers]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 15:54:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP943907754143.jpg
Uber says a database containing the names and drivers' license numbers of 50,000 of its drivers was breached in May.]]>
<![CDATA[Googleplex Expansion Causing Excitement, Worry]]> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 19:58:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google22.jpg
New expansion plans for Google headquarters, known as the Googleplex, has the city of Mountain View in a tough position as city leaders try to accommodate their biggest corporate taxpayer and their non-Google...
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<![CDATA[FCC OKs Net Neutrality Rules]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:59:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000010388863_1200x675_405235267760.jpg
The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday passed "net neutrality" rules, which allow the agency to prohibit Internet service providers from granting faster access to companies that pay for the privilege....]]>
<![CDATA["Spring Forward": Apple's Newest Mystery Unveiling]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 12:52:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/APPLE10.jpg
Apple plans ‘special event’ on March 9, most likely for the launch of a new smartwatch.

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<![CDATA[South Bay Passenger Frustrated Over $452 Uber Fare]]> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 04:59:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0225-2015-UberBill.jpg
A South Bay man is asking ride-sharing service Uber to reduce his fare after he was charged $452 for a 30-minute, 12-mile ride.]]>
<![CDATA[New Conference Brings Together Food and Tech]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:36:22 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/TLMD-23-DEFICIENCIA-MINERALES-VITAMINAS.jpg
The first Bon Appétech conference in April will be a global meeting for food sustainability innovators.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Company Fights Back Against Hackers]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:43:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/248*120/tlmd_hackers_compu_620.jpg
They are not just after your credit card info. Hackers want your healthcare data, and the results can be very unhealthy. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber and Starwood Hotels Team Up ]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:54:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-safety.jpg
San Francisco-based ridesharing company Uber is partnering with a Hotel rewards program for the first time. Now people in Starwood Hotel’s Preferred Guest program can earn hotel “points” at the chain every time...]]>
<![CDATA[Tech Workers Struggle with Weight Gain in Free-Everything Environment]]> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:58:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0224-2015-Tech15-1.jpg
It was part of college you've probably tried to forget: The Freshman 15. Well that weight-gain phenomenon is a problem for people way beyond college now in the start-up world in Silicon Valley.

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<![CDATA[Google Teams Up with Wireless Carriers]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:09:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/google12.jpg
Aiming to undercut Apple's latest hit service, Google is teaming up with three major U.S. wireless carriers to prod more people into using its mobile wallet.

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<![CDATA[Tech Conference to Focus on Wage Equality]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 19:16:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/patty-arq-464175060-%281%29.jpg
It was the Oscar speech heard around the world. Patricia Arquette's call for equal wages for women is resonating with a group of tech workers in Silicon Valley, where the "Lead On" conference for women...

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<![CDATA[Man Acquitted After Throwing Skateboard at Uber Car]]> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:30:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-Uber-Getty.jpg
A homeless man who threw his skateboard into the windshield of an Uber driver who sped toward him in a darkened alley has been acquitted of all charges.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Shuttle Drivers Sign Contract]]> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 23:48:45 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/161*120/113888441.jpg
Facebook shuttle drivers voted to ratify a new union contract for more pay and benefits.

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<![CDATA[Trial Begins in Silicon Valley Sex Bias Case]]> Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:53:01 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ELLENPAO.JPG
A lawyer for a former junior partner suing a venture capital firm in a Silicon Valley sex bias suit contended Tuesday that his client was passed over for promotions because she was a woman and then fired...

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<![CDATA["Happy Lunar New Year" From FB's Mark Zuckerberg ]]> Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:34:56 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/200*120/zuckerberg4.jpg
In honor of the Lunar New Year, Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg delivered a message in Chinese Mandarin wishing everyone a happy one, in a video he posted on his own Facebook page.

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<![CDATA[High School Teams Turn to Technology on the Court]]> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 23:54:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/MDxw_bHWbuaA_DTSYUMr-2-1245515201000.jpg
High schools are starting to use technology on the basketball court like some of the top professional and college teams.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Taxi Cabs Add to Growing Trend of Using Dashcams]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:43:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0217-2015-dashcam2.jpg
Technology has made it nearly impossible to step out of your house with any degree of expectation of privacy, and now a growing trend across the country and in the Bay Area is adding more eyes to the world.

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<![CDATA[Cyber Scam Targets Real Estate Market]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 19:11:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/107793037.jpg
A stunningly elaborate cyber scam nearly cost a South Bay man $18,000. Michelle Roberts reports.

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<![CDATA[Wi-Fi Barbie Has Conversations With Owner]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 15:55:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/HelloBarbie.jpg
Mattel announced it is developing Hello Barbie, a Wi-Fi Barbie that will engage in conversation and reference its owner's likes.

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<![CDATA[Tablets Coming to Red Robin Restaurants]]> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:56:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ZIOSK+RED+ROBIN+VO++-+00002510.jpg
Ziosk, the company that makes those tablets they use at Chili’s, says it is expanding into Red Robin, announcing a deal to supply 21,000 tables to the restaurant chain.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Turns Smartphones Into Mobile Health Clinics]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:37:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0216-2015-MobileClinic2.jpg
Silicon Valley companies are creating more mobile health apps and getting more financial backing than ever before. You can now use your phone to help diagnose an ear infection, and even monitor a diabetic...

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<![CDATA[Hundreds Flock to SJ Tech Museum for 3D Print Jam]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:38:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0216-2015-SJTechMuseum.jpg
NBC Bay Area Business and Tech Reporter Scott Budman shows how the San Jose Tech Museum is showing young people things that will help in future careers.

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<![CDATA[Facebook's "Real Name" Policy Targets Native Americans]]> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:34:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Last year, Facebook forced drag queen performers to use their real name on their social media profiles. Now the rule has mistakenly targeted Native Americans.

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<![CDATA[Apple OKs Marijuana Apps – Tokers Rejoice!]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 13:16:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/appstore.jpg
Apple has decided to end the ban on marijuana-themed apps in its App Store.]]>