<![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, 26 Nov 2015 13:36:43 -0800 Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:36:43 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Coding Academy Develops Tech Projects By East Palo Alto Residents]]> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:41:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/EPA+HACKATHON+PHOTO.jpg
A coding academy in East Palo Alto hosts annual hackathons and coding classes that connect residents with the tech industry.

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<![CDATA[New Voice for Mass. Teen]]> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:17:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Max+Plansky+112515.jpg
We all have unique voices - with their pitches and their tones, they belong to us. But for Max Plansky, a Massachusetts teen who was diagnosed with cerebral palsy as an infant, the voice he uses is not...

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<![CDATA[Martin Shkreli Discusses 'Most Hated CEO' Title]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 19:56:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1124-2015-MartinShkreli.jpg
How do you get to be called the “Most hated CEO in America?”

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<![CDATA[Jeff Bezos' Space Company Successfully Lands a Rocket]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 12:56:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Blue-Orgin1.jpg
Amazon co-founder Jeff Bezos’ space transportation company successfully landed a suborbital rocket on Monday after launching it earlier that day. The New Shepard rocket poked the border where earth’s atmosphere...

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<![CDATA[Uber Creates Safety Advisory Board]]> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 10:16:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/UBER+RUSH+VO+-+00000013.jpg
Saying it "needed to turn to outsiders", Uber on Tuesday morning announced a new Safety Advisory Board made up of a panel of six experts. They include former Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis, former...

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<![CDATA[Tech Bus Drivers Ratify Contract with Higher Pay]]> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:55:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GOOGLE+BUS+HEARING+VO+-+00000506.jpg
The holidays just got a whole lot merrier for Bay Area tech shuttle drivers. Drivers who work for Compass Transportation and operate the shuttle buses for Apple, Yahoo, eBay and several other companies...

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<![CDATA[Facebook's Zuckerberg Announces Two Months Paternity Leave]]> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 17:16:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Priscilla-Chan-Mark-Zuckerberg.jpg
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg announced that he will take a two-month paternity leave.

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg Donates $20M to Schools For Faster Internet]]> Sat, 21 Nov 2015 22:09:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zuck-AP_477661481018.jpg
Some students may soon see faster internet speeds, thanks to a donation from Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg.

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<![CDATA[Flying Robot Film Festival Arrives in SF]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 23:37:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1119-2015-Drone.jpg
Drones hit the red carpet at the first Flying Robot International Film Festival held Thursday in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Tinder CEO Admits Addiction to Hookup App]]> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 16:35:42 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
An interview published the day before Tinder's initial public offering found the company's CEO and co-founder admitting that he's addicted to the hookup app.]]>
<![CDATA[SpaceX May Launch GPS Satellites for Air Force]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 15:27:14 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_540376079789.jpg
Elon Musk's company SpaceX is negotiating to launch GPS satellites for the U.S. Air Force in 2018. According to Ars Technica, SpaceX has become the final company in talks with the military branch to provide...

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<![CDATA[New App Helps College Students Report Emergencies]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 23:35:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1118-2015-GUARDIANAPP.jpg
A new smartphone app may change the way college campuses respond to an emergency.

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<![CDATA[Drone Expo Discusses Photographs, Movies and Privacy Concerns]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 18:54:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone+in+flight.jpg
They're coming to a wedding and a skyline near you. Get ready for the age of the drone. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[SF Payment Service Square Prices IPO Below Range]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 17:02:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SQUARE-IPO-VO---00000000.jpg
Once the hottest of startups, Square has now officially cooled down.

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<![CDATA[Anonymous Accuses Startup of Helping ISIS Websites]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:37:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/217*120/AP_488488149961.jpg
Anonymous has repeatedly called out a San Francisco startup for allegedly protecting the security of ISIS-related websites.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Activates 'Safety Check' After Deadly Nigeria Bombing]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 16:37:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/196*120/safetycheck.PNG
A bombing attack in Yola, Nigeria that killed at least 32 people and wounded dozens more on Tuesday prompted Facebook to activate its Safety Check feature – the second time in less than a week the check-in tool...

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Corporations Earn Perfect LGBT Quality Scores]]> Thu, 19 Nov 2015 19:29:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N11A+GOOGLE+SJ+EXPANSION+VO+-+00000000.jpg
A Human Rights Campaign report awarded perfect scores for LGBT workplace equality to dozens of Bay Area corporations.]]>
<![CDATA[Woman Named Isis Had FB Account Deactivated]]> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 15:10:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/isis_2_768540d655e86cf3ed6c65bdb249dc06.nbcnews-ux-600-480.jpg
Facebook said an error in how fake or offensive accounts are reported led to a woman's social media account being suspended. Her name is Isis. "Why would you disable my personal account? MY REAL NAME IS...

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<![CDATA[Social Media Gets the Word Out During Paris Attacks]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 19:09:36 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N5P+PARIS+TERROR+ATTACK+PKG+-+00013323.jpg
The world was notified of the terrorist attacks in Paris largely through social media.

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<![CDATA[Disgruntled AirBNB Users Inspire KinkBNB Startup ]]> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 15:49:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/253*120/kinkbnb.jpg
KinkBNB is a startup service for renting out sex-forward properties inspired by a perceived void at AirBNB.

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<![CDATA[YouTube's New Music App Draws Mixed Reviews]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 14:47:05 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/YouTube+Music+App.jpg
YouTube launched its very own music app Thursday, entering the ever-crowded pool of streaming apps.

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<![CDATA[Mech Warrior Throwdown: USA v. Japan in Giant Robot Brawl]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 18:06:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robot-th-AP_89716360508.jpg
Making every 14-year-old's dream come true, an Oakland startup has challenged Japan to a duel between two giant mechanical gladiators, in an international battle for robot supremacy.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Enables 'Safety Check' for Paris Attacks]]> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 13:52:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/paris-AP_254892328086.jpg
Worried friends and family are turning to social media to see if loved ones were caught up in a barrage of attacks in Paris that has forced France into a state of emergency. Facebook enabled its safety...

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Conference Attendees Describe Chaos in Paris]]> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:01:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/paris-ataques-terrorismo-7.jpg
Airbnb employees and hosts tweeted from Paris about the deadly attacks during the hospitalitiy company's first conference ever held outside of San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Protect That Boarding Pass]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 05:30:59 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/protect-borading-pass.jpg
Millions of Americans will take a flight somewhere this holiday season, and they'll each have boarding passes, either traditional paper ones or ones sent to mobile devices. Security experts warn sharing...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Self-Driving Car Pulled Over by Police]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 11:56:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google+Car+Pulled+Over.JPG
When a Northern California police officer pulled over a slow moving car Thursday, he wasn't greeted by a driver. That's because he pulled over one of Google's Autonomous Vehicles. The Google car was going...

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<![CDATA[Marissa Mayer's $70K 'Wizard of Oz' Yahoo Shoot Gets Bashed]]> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 10:59:12 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/yahoo3.jpg
A Yahoo photo shoot has spawned online mockery after reports of an exorbitant price tag emerged.

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<![CDATA[Apple CEO Says Cash Is Out, Cards and Apps Are In]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:28:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
The next generation of children will look at money the same way millennials look at pagers and phonebooks, according to Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook.

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<![CDATA[Social Media Reacts to Uber's Veterans Day Donation Fee]]> Thu, 12 Nov 2015 16:35:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/100715+uber+app.jpg
Social media isn't pleased with Uber's decision to charge users a processing fee for donating to veterans.]]>
<![CDATA[Tech Companies Use Tools of Trade to Help Veterans ]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 19:06:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+VIRTUAL+VETS+PARADE+PKG+-+00011807.jpg
Tech companies across the Bay Area are using tools of the trade to make Veterans Day all the more special for those who have served in the American armed forces. Veterans in Palo Alto were on Wednesday treated...

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<![CDATA[In-N-Out Sues DoorDash to Block It From Delivering Its Grub]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 15:49:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/163*120/in-n-out-burger.png
In-N-Out — which boasts a cult-like following — filed a lawsuit against DoorDash in order to try and stop it from delivering its food.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Guide: High-End Tech Toys]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:50:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/lilycameradrone.jpg
Big tech gift ideas for the holidays.

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<![CDATA[Taxi Drivers to Strike After Council OKs Ridesharing at SJC]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 11:59:16 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/cabbies2.JPG
A taxi drivers strike in San Jose will continue at least another day after the city council unanimously voted late Tuesday to allow ridesharing services to pick up passengers at Norman Y.

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<![CDATA[SF Luxury Condo Now Comes With Audi Access]]> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 13:23:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/sothebyslumina.PNG
A $49 million condominium in San Francisco's South of Market neighborhood now comes with Audi On Demand service.

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<![CDATA[Holiday Gift Guide: Bay Area Tech Toys, Accessories]]> Mon, 09 Nov 2015 17:45:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/timbuksleeve.jpg
Ideas for affordable Bay Area tech toys and accessories to give this holiday season.

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<![CDATA[FCC Can't Stop Google, Facebook From Tracking Online Usage]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 18:33:28 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-109439725.jpg
The Federal Communications Commission said Friday that it can't force Internet companies like Google, Facebook and ad providers from tracking users online. The commission had been petitioned by the privacy...

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<![CDATA[YouTube Launches Ad-Free Subscription Service]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:25:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/youtube_red.jpg
YouTube Red is a new subscription service allowing viewers to look at and download ad-free videos.
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<![CDATA[De Niro Sticks It to 'Condescending' Tech Guru]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:10:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MAYWEATHER-PACQUIAO-ROBERT-DENIRO.jpg
Robert De Niro channeled one of his tough guy characters during a celebrity-studded awards gala on Wednesday, lashing out at Flickr co-founder Stewart Butterfield for making “condescending” comments about...

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<![CDATA[Keyless Car Starts Endanger Drivers, Lawsuit Alleges]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 15:55:51 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/090110+keyless+car.jpg
Harry Pitt died from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Colorless, odorless toxic fumes were rising from the garage to the bedroom two floors above throughout the night because of the car that was left turned...

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<![CDATA[Right Out of 'The Jetsons:' SJSU Students Demo Futuristic Pods for Silicon Valley]]> Fri, 06 Nov 2015 17:48:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/pod.PNG
Exciting things are happening in a repurposed warehouse in downtown San Jose. Remember those crazy park-cruising hamster balls in Jurassic World? A group of San Jose engineering students are working on...

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<![CDATA[Spotted at Netflix HQ: 'Netflix AND CHILL']]> Wed, 04 Nov 2015 15:49:38 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/194*120/netflixmainOCT.PNG
Someone is taking the "Netflix and chill" thing to the next level.

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