<![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, 29 May 2016 20:35:32 -0700Sun, 29 May 2016 20:35:32 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Why Not Use Streaming Technology for Aircraft Data? ]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 14:27:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/VoiceRecorderAircraft-GettyImages-461475586%281%29.jpg
The use of black boxes to record critical flight data is striking many experts as antiquated, even though technology exists to stream information from an aircraft to a ground computer, according to NBC

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Postpones Rocket Launch, Attempted Landing]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 17:48:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_40364550147.jpg
SpaceX postponed the satellite launch of a rocket that would attempt to land on a ship at sea for a third time Thursday, NBC News reported.The launch was postponed until Friday, because of a “tiny glitch...

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<![CDATA[Use of Drones Grows in Firefighting Efforts]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 15:32:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2016-05-25-drone.jpg
As firefighters braved the smoke and flames from the ground and rooftops, a small flying object soared above their heads Wednesday morning trying to assist their efforts after a five-alarm fire ripped through a...]]>
<![CDATA[Vallejo Unveils Plans for Electric Car Plant]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 19:41:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/car+charger.jpg
The city of Vallejo, which emerged from bankruptcy five years ago, is poised to get a big economic boost as plans to build a major plant for electric cars are rolling forward, officials said Tuesday.

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<![CDATA['Chewbacca Mom’ Visits Facebook Headquarters]]> Tue, 24 May 2016 18:36:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/052416-chewbacca-mom-facebook.jpg
Unless you've been living under a rock, by now you've probably seen the famous "Chewbacca mom" Facebook video that has taken the Internet by storm. From the looks of it, this may just be the beginning of...

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<![CDATA[New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 16:12:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_prostheticarm0523_1920x1080.jpg
A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.]]>
<![CDATA[Airbnb Slapped With Suit for Discrimination, Violation of Civil Rights]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:00:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AIRBNB5.jpg
Airbnb was slapped with a proposed class action in a Washington D.C. federal court Tuesday for allegedly violating the fair housing act and the civil rights of its African-American users.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Opens New Flagship Store in San Francisco]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 15:53:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/apple-07-GettyImages-532736680_master.jpg
Apple is preparing to open its newest flagship store in San Francisco's Union Square on Saturday, May 21, 2016.

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<![CDATA[San Francisco Hospital Center Named After Mark Zuckerberg Opens ]]> Sun, 22 May 2016 15:42:22 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KPIX+SF+GENERAL+PATIENT+MOVE+PKG+-+16214021.jpg
After nearly eight years in the making and a huge donation from Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, San Francisco general hospital’s new facility is fully operational.

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<![CDATA[LinkedIn: Millions May Be Affected by New Data Leak]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 14:57:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/linkedin+logo.jpg
LinkedIn is aware of a set of over 100 million users' data that may have been released online by a hacker, the social media network said Wednesday.The password and email data that have apparently been...

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<![CDATA[Space Shuttle Tank to Go on Display]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 16:55:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/05-18-2016-shuttle-tank-et94.JPG
The lone remaining external fuel tank from NASA's space shuttle program arrived early Wednesday in Marina del Rey for the final leg of its journey to the California Science Center.The rust-colored tank,...

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<![CDATA[Great America Poised to Unveil Thrilling 4D Ride 'Mass Effect' ]]> Tue, 17 May 2016 18:38:36 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GREAT+AMERICA+MASS+EFFECT+AWA+RAW+-+10520901.jpg
Video game sales have been slumping lately, so Electronic Arts, publisher of the big seller “Mass Effect” has an idea: Get you off the couch, and into a vibrating chair.

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<![CDATA[Google Tests Free Carpooling App in Bay Area]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 22:27:27 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google26.JPG
Google on Monday jumped feet first into carpooling with the launch of Waze Rider.The free app offers carpools and passengers are able to ask for free rides or pay the IRS recommended 54 cents per mile...

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg to Meet With Conservative Leaders ]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 05:26:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-464961022.jpg
Following complaints from Republicans that Facebook suppresses conservative stories on the site, Mark Zuckerberg will hold a meeting Wednesday with some notable right-wing politicians to discuss the issue.

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<![CDATA[Sandberg Speaks Publicly About Husband's Death at Cal]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 11:45:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CAL+GRADUATION+-+14400209.jpg
Commencement speeches usually strike a celebratory tone, but Facebook Chief Operating Executive Sheryl Sandberg went against the grain Saturday while addressing UC Berkeley grads and spoke publically for...

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<![CDATA[WordPress to Offer .Blog Domain Extensions ]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 13:29:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/LaptopTyping-GettyImages-500231363.jpg
Website hosting service WordPress.com will offer .blog domain extensions for Internet users later this year, NBC News reports.The domains will be up for grabs this year. Anyone interested can sign up to...

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<![CDATA[Exclusive: Billionaire on Musk, Google, Etc.]]> Fri, 13 May 2016 10:52:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/richardbranson.JPG
Sir Richard Branson talks about music, his rivalry with Elon Musk, and what excites him about technology.]]>
<![CDATA[Yahoo Working With Congress After Ransomware Attacks Reported on House]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 04:10:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/YAHOO_AP_1603102305581417.jpg
A recent attack from "ransomware" to the House of Representatives prompted Congress to work with Yahoo on security issues, NBC News reported.The House Information Security Office advised representatives...

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<![CDATA[Nextdoor Addresses Racial Profiling Concerns]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 23:31:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0510-2016-Nextdoor.jpg
A social networking site is tackling the issue of racial profiling.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Accused of Suppressing Conservative News Stories]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 18:50:51 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+FACEBOOK+TRENDING+PKG+-+00012422.jpg
Republican conservatives say Facebook is favoring politically liberal news and suppressing conservative stories on its site.

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<![CDATA[Uber and Lyft Leave Austin: High Stakes Bluff or Shutting Down for Good?]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 19:25:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-508246192.jpg
Less than two days after people had their say at the polls, the lights at the Lyft’s Austin offices are off.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Prevents 'Face Book' Food]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 23:48:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
A Chinese company has been denied the chance to release food and drink products under the "Face Book" brand name.

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<![CDATA[Elon Musk Sleeps at Tesla Factory 'Quite Frequently' ]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 02:09:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_540376079789.jpg
If you’re ever wondering where the CEO of Tesla is in the middle of the night, he’s most likely sleeping — inside the Tesla factory.

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<![CDATA[Zipline Drones Partner With UPS to Deliver Medical Supplies]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 19:13:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/206*120/zipline1.jpg
A Silicon Valley startup is bringing us a lot closer to a future of drone delivery. And it’s starting, with humanitarian aid.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Holds Job Fair Saturday to Hire Hundreds of Workers]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 02:12:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/TLMD-TESLA-MODEL-3-VENTAS.jpg
Tesla Motor's Fremont factory will be opening up hundreds of new jobs at its Fremont office following skyrocketing demand for its high-priced, eco-friendly cars.

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Successfully Lands Falcon 9 Rocket at Sea]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 05:22:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_40364550147.jpg
SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite, NBC News reported.Company representatives weren't optimistic of a...

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<![CDATA[Cupertino Mayor Discusses Controversial Apple Comments]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 19:12:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0505-2016-BarryChang.jpg
The Mayor of Cupertino is raising some eyebrows after he was quoted as saying Apple “abuses us” and was forcibly escorted off the tech giant’s campus.

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<![CDATA[Experts Urge Password Changes After Massive Cyber Attack]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 16:36:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
Cybersecurity professionals are warning anyone with a personal email account to change their passwords after stolen user names and passwords were being offered up for sale on the Internet, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Reddit to Move Into SF's Tenderloin District]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 11:38:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/178*120/reddit3.JPG
Tech company Reddit is moving to the more affordable Tenderloin district of San Francisco, near Union Square and down the road from Twitter and Uber, according to a report from the San Francisco Business Times.

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<![CDATA[Apple Says Service Back After App Store Problem]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 12:46:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-128349521.jpg
Apple said Thursday morning that "all users" were affected by a problem on its App Store that lasted from about 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., CNBC reported.The service had not been "working as expected," Apple...

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<![CDATA[Cyber Security: Stanford Students Work on 'Hacking for Defense']]> Wed, 04 May 2016 22:42:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0504-2016-HACKERS.jpg
Cyber security and the military is a serious problem, and some of the brightest Bay Area minds are trying to solve it. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Pays $10K Reward to Boy for Reporting Glitch]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 13:22:42 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_351548094733.jpg
Facebook has given a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its photo-sharing app, Instagram, according to Reuters. "I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Pays 10-Year-Old $10K for Finding Instagram Glitch]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 15:13:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/174*120/GettyImages-142610768.jpg
Facebook rewarded a 10-year-old with $10,000 for finding a glitch on its photo-sharing app Instagram.

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<![CDATA[Gangs Using Tech Present New Challenges for Police]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 04:45:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0502-2016-Smartphone.jpg
The FBI in its latest national gang report says the use of technology among gang members is creating "unique challenges for law enforcement."

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<![CDATA[Can Tesla Meet Demand?]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 11:37:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Large-car-winner-over-50k-Tesla-Model-S-70D.jpg
Tesla sees two executives depart ahead of crucial earning report.]]>
<![CDATA[Snapchat Could Be Looking for SF Office: Report]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 18:34:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-4567366021.jpg
A report suggests Snapchat, based in Southern California, might be on the hunt for office space in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA['Project Include' Launches to Increase Diversity]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 19:07:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitterGettyImages-494325030.jpg
Project Include wants to increase the number of women and minorities in tech jobs.

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