<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usSun, 01 May 2016 19:02:28 -0700Sun, 01 May 2016 19:02:28 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA['Tech Buses' Commit Hundreds of Violations on SF Roadways]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 23:38:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Pic_2_SFMTA+Officer_best_DSC01961+copy.jpg
An employee perk at some of the world’s most well-known tech companies is being blamed for slowing down San Francisco commuters, while also potentially putting them at risk of injury along the city's...

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<![CDATA[SCOTUS Approves Rule Change to Expand FBI Hacking Power]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:01:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/USSupremeCourtBuilding-518005430+%281%29.jpg
The U.S. Supreme Court approved a measure on Thursday that would allow judges to issue warrants for computer searches in any jurisdiction. Civil liberties groups say it unnecessarily expands the FBI's hacking...

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<![CDATA[Chinese Tech Company Launches itself into Silicon Valley]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 18:54:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+CHINESE+ELECTRIC+CARS+PKG+-+00000000.jpg
A new competitor to Apple, Facebook and Google just moved into San Jose, and it’s already making strides to hire hundreds of Bay Area techies.

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<![CDATA[Apple Employee Found Dead Inside Campus ID'd]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:35:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CHOPPER+APPLE+-+09500421.jpg
The Apple employee found dead inside the company's Cupertino headquarters Wednesday has been identified as Edward Thomas Mackowiak, the Santa Clara County Coroner said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Interns Make a Lot of Money]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:10:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/google25.jpg
Apple and Google offer interns more than a rewarding experience – they also pay really well.

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<![CDATA[Male Employee Found Dead at Apple HQ: Sheriff]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 23:51:37 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CHOPPER+APPLE+-+09500421.jpg
A male employee was found dead at Apple's headquarters in Cupertino, according to the Santa Clara County Sheriff.

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<![CDATA[ Lunch With Tim Cook? It’s Going to Cost You (A Lot)]]> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 16:46:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/280*120/timcook3.JPG
Turns out Apple CEO Tim Cook is more popular than Taylor Swift and Robert Downey Jr. combined.Cook is drawing the most interest in an online auction to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights organization

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<![CDATA[Bad Apple: Apple Reports 1st Revenue Drop Since '03]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:37:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iPhone-GettyImages-519233078.jpg
Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company to come up with...

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<![CDATA[Snowden Advanced Encryption '7 Years': Spy Chief]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:42:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SNOWDEN_AP_334678657241.jpg
Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. government's spying activities spurred advanced encryption technologies by "about seven years," National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday during a talk...

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<![CDATA[Toxic Old TVs Are Ticking Time Bomb for Environment]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TV_GettyImages-489056935.jpg
The global slump in commodities, marked by low prices of raw materials like lead and copper, is leading to old electronics being dumped and e-recycling companies improperly disposing of them, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Solar Plane Travelling Around the World to Land in Bay Area]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:55:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-522899362.jpg
The pilot of a solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey said Saturday that stopping in California's Silicon Valley will help link the daring project to the pioneering spirit of the area.

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<![CDATA[Tech Entrepreneur in Court for Probation Revocation Hearing]]> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 18:54:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/chahal.JPG
A wealthy Internet entrepreneur appeared in San Francisco court Friday for a probation revocation hearing.

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<![CDATA[Students Work to Create Zika-Fighting Drones]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:14:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0421-2016-ZikaDrone.jpg
The mission at Cal State University East Bay: Create a drone to kill Zika-carrying mosquitos. By doing this, students hope to help protect the more than two billion people around world now considered "at risk."

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<![CDATA[Facebook's Sandberg Wants to End Hunger in Bay Area]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 19:08:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AP460895331667-2.jpg
Sheryl Sandberg is back at Facebook, and back with a new fight.

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<![CDATA[PayPal in Hot Water for Hosting All-Male Gender Equality Panel ]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:49:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/paypal-logo.jpg
Paypal is catching flak following the announcement that it will host a discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The problem? An all-male panel is set to lead that discussion.

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<![CDATA[FBI Paid More Than $1M for iPhone-Cracking Software]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:24:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/JamesComey-AP_1604052000313874.jpg
The FBI paid more than a million dollars for software to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, NBC News reported. "A lot, more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is...

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<![CDATA[Facebook's Sandberg Aims to End Childhood Hunger]]> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 17:43:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0420-2016-SherylSandberg.jpg
One of the Bay Area's most famous people has a goal and Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg wants you to help.

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<![CDATA[SF Non-Profit Internet Archive Gets Back Stolen Delivery Truck]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 15:56:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/truckmain.jpg
A very recognizable truck belonging to Internet Archive, a non-profit digital library in San Francisco, was stolen and found within 24 hours of its reported missing.

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<![CDATA[iPhone Owners Beware: Text Scams Your Data]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 20:42:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/041916-apple-text-scam.jpg
A texting scam is targeting iPhone owners, and their private data.

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<![CDATA[Intel to Cut 12K Jobs, Reducing Workforce by 11 Percent]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:09:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/91022387.jpg
Shares of Intel fell nearly 3 percent after the bell Tuesday as it announced it would cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, by 2017, due to restructuring, CNBC reports. Intel, based in Santa Clara,

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<![CDATA[Fitbit Shows Woman Lied About Sexual Assault]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:23:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477622012.jpg
A Pennsylvania woman is now on probation after her fitness tracker's information proved she was awake and walking around at a time she claimed to have been sexually assaulted.The woman made a false police...

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<![CDATA['Techies': Online Portrait Gallery Captures Minorities In Silicon Valley]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:54:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/186*120/rachel-miller-hero.jpg
This photography project shares images and stories of dozens of tech employees who are underrepresented in Silicon Valley. Women, people of color, people over 50, disabled and LGBT employees are among those...

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<![CDATA[Elizabeth Holmes talks to NBC]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 18:55:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_241410476392.jpg
Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes spoke to NBC News about her company, and recent charges that it cut corners.

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<![CDATA[Optical Illusion Puzzles Thousands on Social Media]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 16:07:55 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
A new optical illusion has set social media ablaze and it has nothing to do with the color of a dress.

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<![CDATA[Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:55:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_241410476392.jpg
Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, said she was "devastated" after an inspection found "critical violations" at her California lab, raising questions about an accuracy of...

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<![CDATA[Canadian PM Explains Quantum Computing in Viral Video]]> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 04:45:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-519414776.jpg
The internet was abuzz with praise for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Saturday after clips showing him schooling a reporter on quantum computing went viral.During a press briefing at the Perimeter...

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<![CDATA[Olympic Athletes Using GoPros]]> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 19:12:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+GO+PRO+OLYMPIC+TECH+PKG+-+00003625.jpg
The road to the Rio Olympics is going to be paved with technology.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Gave Gov. Agencies Data on Over 12M Users]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 16:32:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber-Generic.jpg
Uber released its first transparency report detailing the information requested by not only United States law enforcement agencies, but also by regulators, Reuters reports.The ride-sharing company said in the...

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<![CDATA[Trump Spokeswoman Takes Swing at Zuckerberg]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 13:54:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Zuckerberg-AP_626349594659.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is drawing criticism from one of Donald Trump’s spokeswomen after he made a subtle reference to her candidate’s positions, NBC News reports."Self-righteousness isn't very...

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<![CDATA[NY to Combat Distracted Drivers With 'Textalyzer' ]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 08:35:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-93199880.jpg
Police in New York may soon be equipped with a "Textalyzer," a device that will determine if a driver involved in a crash was texting while driving, CNBC reported.New York Senator Terrence Murphy and Assembly...

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<![CDATA[New WiFi Coming to San Jose]]> Wed, 13 Apr 2016 11:27:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-wifi-hotspoh-st.jpg
Facebook, with its F8 Developer Conference, has been dominating the conversation in San Francisco for the last couple of days. On Wednesday, the social media giant looked a bit south to San Jose to make...]]>
<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Announces Facebook Chatbot Venture]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 12:51:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Facebook announced Tuesday it will let developers build chatbots – interactive, responsive messaging programs – to communicate directly with people, CNBC reports.The announcement came at its annual F8...

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<![CDATA[NASA Scientists Investigate Kepler Space Telescope's 'Emergency Mode,' Recovery]]> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 15:22:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5P+NASA+KEPLER+PROBE+VO+-+00005321.jpg
NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope went rogue over the weekend before righting itself, officials say.

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