<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usTue, 24 Jan 2017 11:35:39 -0800Tue, 24 Jan 2017 11:35:39 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facebook's Zuckerberg Testifies at VR Copyright Trial]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 02:22:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zuckerberg-trial-dallas.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was in Dallas Tuesday to testify at an intellectual property lawsuit over his company's virtual reality headset. Zuckerberg arrived at the Earle Cabell Federal Building for the trial...

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<![CDATA[IHOP: Our Twitter Was Hacked]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:30:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ihop-deleted-tweet-new.jpg
IHOP said that sometime Sunday morning, the company’s Twitter account was hacked when a politically charged retweet appeared that caused some customers to pledge to never eat their golden fluffy pancakes again.
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<![CDATA[Facebook Issues Briefly Affect Some Pages]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:03:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Some Facebook pages weren't loading properly Friday for about an hour. The Facebook platform product dashboard didn't indicate any errors, but people on Twitter started tweeting about getting error pages...

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<![CDATA[Yahoo CEO to Resign After Verizon Takeover, Company Says]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:19:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/YAHOO_AP_16254012507905.jpg
Yahoo Inc. announced Monday that CEO Marissa Mayer, one of the highest-profile women in the predominantly male tech world, will resign once the company's merger with Verizon Communications Inc.

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<![CDATA[Echo Accidentally Orders Dollhouses]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:40:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon-echo1.jpg
Be careful what you say around Alexa. A San Diego TV station’s report on Friday about an Amazon Echo — and how a young girl in Texas accidentally bought a dollhouse and 4 pounds of cookies through the...

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<![CDATA[Detroit Auto Show Kicks Off With Self-Driving Cars and More]]> Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:29:11 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AutoShowAM0109_MP4-148397187754400001.jpg
The North American International Auto Show opens Monday in Detroit. The concept cars are cool, but in an industry coming off an unprecedented seventh year of record sales, the spotlight is on the moneymakers.]]>
<![CDATA[Rise of the Machines (and Apps) at CES 2017]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 08:46:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GRUSH.jpg
Apps at CES aim to help us perform daily tasks a little bit better.

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<![CDATA[Goal of Many Tech Companies: Make Our Lives More Relaxing]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 00:21:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ces-tech.jpg
For all the focus on smart cars and virtual reality here, you may be happy to learn that a lot of the technology coming our way in the next few years is focused on your entertainment. Scott Budman has the latest]]>
<![CDATA[Check Out the Latest Smart Tech at CES 2017]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:52:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP_17006057282852-ces.jpg
Bendable smartphones, floating speakers and smart cars are only a fraction of the offerings at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show. Check out other smart tech that may streamline work and home spaces in the...

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<![CDATA[360 Photos: Inside CES 2017]]> Fri, 06 Jan 2017 19:51:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2017-01-05-budman-horn.jpg
NBC Bay Area reporter Scott Budman and photographer Michael Horn arrived in Las Vegas on Wednesday night, just in time to cover the hottest new tech trends at at CES 2017.

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<![CDATA[Barf Bags and Smart Cars: CES 2017 Kicks Off With Wild Ride]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:00:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/630987680-CES-2017-Intel-VR-presentation.jpg
Intel, arguably one of the more sedate companies in Silicon Valley, was apparently so concerned about its Virtual Reality demo Thursday night at the annual CES convention in Las Vegas, company reps handed...

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<![CDATA[CES Tech Conference Kicks off in Las Vegas]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:16:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CESAM0105_MP4-148362783195600001.jpg
The Consumer Electronics Show gets underway Thursday, Jan. 5 in Las Vegas. Thousands of companies from around the world will unveil products and technologies you might use in the near future.]]>
<![CDATA[Cruise Company Carnival Gets Personal With Concierge Tech]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:28:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CarnivalCorp..jpg
What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask?

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<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg Says He's No Longer an Atheist]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:07:07 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_49057729444.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg is an atheist no more. The CEO of the world's largest social media company once had "atheist" in his Facebook profile, but it's been removed, and it appears he believes in a higher power,...

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<![CDATA[Forbes' Richest Entrepreneurs Under 40 ]]> Sun, 01 Jan 2017 18:26:03 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/170*120/Under40_No1.jpg


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<![CDATA[Amazon Echo, Google Home: Virtual Assistants or Big Brother?]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:51:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/echo-home.jpg
Devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home claim to listen and record what we say only after we use trigger words. For the Echo, it's "Alexa."

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<![CDATA[Uber, Lyft Helping Drive Down DUIs in San Francisco: CHP]]> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 18:57:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1227-2016-UberLyft.jpg
In San Francisco's frustration with the sheer numbers of Lyft and Uber drivers trolling city streets, there is also a silver lining, particularly during this time of the year.

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<![CDATA[DC-Area Uber Drivers Stiff Passengers, App Users Say]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 05:06:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uberfeuerherd.jpg
Uber passengers at Washington-area airports said some ride-share drivers are refusing to pick them up, because they don’t want to take the travelers where they want to go. An Uber driver is never supposed...

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<![CDATA[Arizona Governor to Welcome Uber Self-Driving Cars]]> Sat, 24 Dec 2016 12:18:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ubertruck.jpg
Gov. Doug Ducey planned to welcome the arrival of Uber self-driving cars as a self-driving truck on Friday transported them from San Francisco to Arizona.

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<![CDATA[World's First Solar Road Opens in Normandy, France]]> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 01:09:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Solar-GettyImages-499584062.jpg
France has just opened what it claims is the first public solar panel road in the world, officials said on Thursday, NBC News reported. The French Ministry of the Environment announced the inauguration of the...

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<![CDATA[Amazon, Other Firms Rescuing Last-Minute Christmas Shoppers]]> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 09:45:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/amazon+generic.jpg
When it absolutely, positively, has to get under your tree by Christmas, and you haven’t bought it yet, don’t despair.

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<![CDATA[Uber Takes Self-Driving Cars to Arizona]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 14:52:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Self-Driving+2.jpg
After publicly fighting with the California DMV, San Francisco-based ride sharing giant Uber is taking its driverless show on the road, to Arizona.

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<![CDATA['The Future of Aviation': U. of Maine Offers Class on Drones]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:37:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/University+of+Maine+Drone+School.JPG
From package delivery, to photography, to search and rescue operations, drones are the future of flight. One New England university is preparing students to be the next generation of pilots.

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<![CDATA[DMV Halts Uber's Self-Driving Pilot by Revoking Registration]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:30:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16349000708921-Uber-Self-Driving-Cars.jpg
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday revoked the registration for Uber’s 16 self-driving cars, effectively ending the company’s pilot program in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Gifts for Tech-Savvy Gamers]]> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 10:45:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Gifts21.jpg
Your crowd doesn't like puzzles or art kits? Not a problem. This holiday gift gallery offers a bit of everything for your favorite gamers.

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<![CDATA[Obama Calls Out Russia in 'New Era of Warfare']]> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 23:46:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-630102682-obama.jpg
We’ve had saber rattling, but in the modern era, get ready for cyber rattling."We are in a new era of warfare – cyber warfare," said Melinda Jackson, a political science professor at San Jose State...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Is Now Letting You Flag Fake News]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:41:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook is letting its users flag news stories as fake or a hoax and working with fact checkers to vet them, the social media giant announced Thursday, in its first efforts to address fake news since the United...

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<![CDATA[Uber Self-Driving Car Caught on Camera Running Red Light]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 17:53:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-609845718.jpg
It’s day one of Uber’s self-driving car test in San Francisco, and already trouble is brewing amidst reports of vehicles running red lights and California regulators threatening legal action.

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<![CDATA[Yahoo: Hackers Stole Data From Over 1B Accounts]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:38:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/185*120/041613-yahoo-sign-getty.jpg
Hackers stole data from more than one billion Yahoo user accounts, the company reported Wednesday.The security breach was discovered after law enforcement officials provided the company with data files that a...

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