<![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-usThu, 23 Feb 2017 20:58:06 -0800Thu, 23 Feb 2017 20:58:06 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Lockheed Martin Will Move 650 Positions From Sunnyvale]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 15:13:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-521449770.jpg
Sunnyvale-California based Lockheed Martin announced Thursday it will be relocating its ballistic missiles program to other U.S. facilities.

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<![CDATA[White House: Protestors at Congressional Town Halls Are “Loud, But Not Many”]]> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 08:57:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-23-17-scott+mcgrew+hit+6a.jpg
Scott McGrew takes a look at a raucous town hall meeting in Arkansas and White House claims protestors are disingenuous – or even paid actors.]]>
<![CDATA[Day 34: Trouble at Town Halls]]> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:37:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-22-17-scott-mcgrew+hit.jpg
Members of Congress face angry constituents in their home districts. Donald Trump claims liberals are organizing resistance and Steve Bannon may lose his position on the National Security Council.]]>
<![CDATA[Tech Entrepreneurs From Cuba Visit Silicon Valley]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 19:20:46 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0221-2017-CubaTech.jpg
They say necessity is the mother of invention and nowhere is that more true than in Cuba, where tech startups are popping up across the island nation despite very low internet connectivity. That intrepidness is on display with the visit of some young high-tech entrepreneurs to Silicon Valley. Jessica Aguirre reports.

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<![CDATA[Trump Takes a Second Crack at Travel Ban]]> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 07:38:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-21-17-mcgrew-tech.jpg
Scott McGrew examines the new travel ban and HR McMaster, the new national security advisor.]]>
<![CDATA[Bill Gates Thinks It May Be Time to Tax Robots]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 16:05:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Bill_Gates.jpg
Bill Gates sees an upside to the robots taking jobs from humans: taxes. Harnessing technology helped make Gates, the co-founder of Microsoft, the richest man in the world. Now, told the publication Quartz that technology can be harnessed to help maintain the social safety net for the communities that lose jobs because of automation. "Right now, the human worker who does, say, $50,000 worth of work in a factory, that income is taxed and you get income tax, social security tax, all those things," Gates said in the interview. "If a robot comes in to do the same thing, you’d think that we’d tax the robot at a similar level."

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Teens Help Navigate SF With New Crime-Mapping App]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:36:58 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/thumbnailverizon_1.jpg
A group of Bay Area teenagers won a national hunt for new and innovative applications for their crime-mapping navigation app in San Francisco.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump’s Secret Plan to Defeat ISIS]]> Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:45:09 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/2-14-17-mcgrew-6am-hit+tech1.jpg
As a candidate, Donald Trump promised to initiate a plan to defeat ISIS no later than 30 days after taking office. It’s day 32.

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<![CDATA[Guns for the Mentally Ill? Sort Of.]]> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:19:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/2-16-17-scott-mcgrew-tech.jpg
Scott McGrew explains a congressional order that - on its face – seems not to make sense to many Americans.]]>
<![CDATA[Young Adults More Likely Than Teens to Text and Drive: Study]]> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:39:44 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-565978511.jpg
A new study by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety confirmed that millennials can’t seem to put down their cellphones, even when they’re behind the wheel. After surveying over 2,500 Americans, AAA concluded that 19- to 24-year-olds are more inclined than any other age group to check their phones for texts while in the driver’s seat.

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<![CDATA[Clinton's Campaign Manager Discusses E-Mail Leaks]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:57:43 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0214-2017-RobbyMook.jpg
Hillary Clinton's campaign manager is in the Bay Area for a cyber security conference.

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<![CDATA[Apple Unveils New 'Planet of the Apps' Show]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 18:45:40 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16294465474204-iphone-charger.jpg
The next big app may come from Apple's upcoming show featuring an "escalator pitch," a celebrity panel and some of Silicon Valley's heavy hitters.

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<![CDATA[Inside the Flynn Controversy]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 09:05:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/2-14-17-mcgrew-6am-hit+tech.jpg
The White House deals with its first shakeup: National Security Advisor Mike Flynn is out after he was accused of lying about his contact with Russia. But does the White House have a bigger Russian problem? Scott McGrew takes a look at the 26th day of the Trump presidency.]]>
<![CDATA[Keith Morrison Is a New Guest Voice on Waze App]]> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:02:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Keith-Morrison.jpg
Keith Morrison and Waze have a special Valentine's Day present for fans of NBC's "Dateline," which is turning 25. Morrison is a limited-edition voice guide on the traffic navigation app starting Feb. 14, NBC News reported. He'll guide you around traffic and construction and help you avoid those pesky potholes. To get Keith's voice, Waze app users should go to Settings in the app, hit Voice Directions and scroll down to Keith Morrison.

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<![CDATA[New White House Spokesman Parrots Trump]]> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:47:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-13-17-mcgrew-tech-hit.jpg
Stephen Miller makes the round of the Sunday morning news shows claiming widspread voter fraud and the supremacy of the presidency. Scott McGrew reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Elon Musk Bashes Claim of Unfair Work Conditions at Tesla]]> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 10:35:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479833756-Musk.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk has denied allegations by an employee that his car company overworks and underpays its workers, CNBC reports. Jose Moran, who says he works for Tesla’s San Francisco Fremont plant, wrote a scathing blog post about his working conditions, including "excessive mandatory overtime." Musk responded in a Twitter direct message to tech news site Gizmodo, saying, "Frankly, I find this attack to be morally outrageous.” He suggested that Moran had been placed at Tesla by labor union United Auto Workers, which tasked him with agitating for unionization. UAW called Musk’s claim "fake news" in a statement to CNBC.

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<![CDATA[Uber Taps NASA Engineer to Boost Flying Car Initiative]]> Wed, 08 Feb 2017 10:04:24 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/UberFlyingCars.JPG
Just four months after officially joining the flying car revolution, Uber has added a big name to orchestrate its innovative plans.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Take Down Thousands of ‘Dark Web’ Sites]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 17:36:13 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
Someone claiming to be affiliated with Anonymous compromised a private web hosting service last week, taking down more than 10,000 sites on the highly encrypted "dark web," security researchers said. As NBC News reports, the hacker or hackers broke into the hidden web hosting service Freedom Hosting II, claiming to have harvested all of the sites' files and its database, totaling almost 80 gigabytes of material. "Dark web" is the term used to describe the networks of private sites that exist on the same public internet you use at home and at work but that are accessible only through special software or access configurations. Sites on the dark web are often used for legitimate, even laudable, purposes, but they are also often used to shield illegal activities from law enforcement, particularly black markets in weapons, drugs and child pornography.

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<![CDATA[Intel Touts Lady Gaga Show, Use of 300 Drones]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:40:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Super-Bowl-LI-Flag.jpg
There’s no question that Lady Gaga was on fire all on her own.But her Super Bowl extravaganza was made even more electrifying by 300 "Shooting Star" drones floating above a Houston sky, created by Santa Clara-based Intel, which proudly tweeted about its tech throughout the Big Game.
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<![CDATA[#WeAccept: Airbnb Sends a Message with Super Bowl Ad]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:17:18 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/AirbnbFounders.jpg
Super Bowl advertisements are typically designed to promote a company's brand or its products, but Airbnb — joining a handful of other companies — appeared to take a different approach this go around.

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<![CDATA[Tech Companies File Legal Brief Against Immigration Order]]> Mon, 06 Feb 2017 12:18:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/632863052-realdonaldtrump-potus-donald-trump-twitter.jpg
Twitter, Uber, Google and Apple were among 97 companies to file a friend-of-the-court brief early Monday with a federal appeals court hearing challenges to President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, NBC News reported.In the filing, known in legalese as an amicus curiae brief, the companies claim the order “is inflicting substantial harm” on U.S. businesses."It hinders the ability of American companies to attract great talent; increases costs imposed on business; makes it more difficult for American firms to compete in the international market- place; and gives global enterprises a new, significant incentive to build operations—and hire new employees—outside the United States,” the brief filed to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco read.The brief also argues that the order violates 1965 immigration legislation, signed into law by former President Lyndon Johnson, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of national origin when granting asylum to foreign travelers.

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<![CDATA[Dozens of Tech Companies Team Up to Oppose Travel Ban]]> Sun, 05 Feb 2017 22:44:41 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FacebookLike-AP_120112075763.jpg
Twitter, Uber, Netflix and dozens of other tech companies said Sunday they are forming a collaborative opposition to the Trump administration's travel ban on immigrants, according to the Washington Post, which cited sources familiar with the matter.

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<![CDATA[What Will H-1B Visa Restrictions Mean for Silicon Valley?]]> Sat, 04 Feb 2017 12:40:27 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/knbc-keyboard-typing-generic.jpg
The Bay Area is watching Washington D.C. closely.Why? For the government’s take on H-1B visas.

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<![CDATA[Online Privacy Virtually Nonexistent For Users]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 14:03:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_techtalker0203_1500x845.jpg
Should internet users expect to see personal information online? With something as simple as a name and the click of a mouse, dozens of websites will fork over your personal information for a small fee...or even sometimes for free.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Donates $4M to Immigrant Support Groups]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:31:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google-protest.jpg
Tech giant Google has donated four million dollars to legal aid and support organizations in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration orders.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Quarterly Earnings Top Expectations]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:34:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/red-social-facebook-logo.jpg
Facebook reported quarterly earnings that beat analysts' estimates on Wednesday, and revenue that topped expectations, as grew ad revenue 53 percent in a quarter.Shares rose 3 percent after hours.Facebook's ad business zoomed higher, as retailers poured money into snagging customers during the busy holiday shopping season. Only Google rivals Facebook when it comes to digital advertising dominance. Shares rose 3 percent after hours.Facebook's ad business zoomed higher, as retailers poured money into snagging customers during the busy holiday shopping season. Only Google rivals Facebook when it comes to digital advertising dominance.Facebook now has 1.146 billion daily mobile active users."Our business did well in 2016, but we have a lot of work ahead to help bring people together," Zuckerberg said in a statement.]]>
<![CDATA[Drone Footage Captures Final Touches to Apple Campus 2]]> Wed, 01 Feb 2017 15:20:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2-1-17_Apple_Drone.jpg
Apple is once again making headlines, but not because of a new iPhone or computer.

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<![CDATA[Texas Boy Invents Device to Prevent Hot Car Deaths]]> Fri, 03 Feb 2017 11:17:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/bishop+curry+v.jpg
The number of children who overheated and died inside cars increased across the country last year, and Texas had the highest number of cases. Now a boy from McKinney has invented what he hopes is a life-saving tool that every parent could use. Bishop Curry V says he was inspired to create a device he calls "Oasis" after a baby died in hot minivan last summer outside a home in Melissa.

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<![CDATA[iPhone Sales Soar; Apple Stock Rises After Hours]]> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 15:10:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16299610949177-Apple-Earnings.jpg
Apple has become the phone company. And that’s good news for investors in the Cupertino company, watching the stock price (AAPL) rise after the latest earning report.

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<![CDATA[Celebrities, Tech VIPs Drive ACLU's $24M Weekend Surge]]> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 02:25:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GOOGLE_AP_16118529018333.jpg
The American Civil Liberties Union took in more than $24 million over the weekend in a surge of online donations following President Donald Trump's executive order on immigration, NBC News reported.The organization typically raises a total of about $4 million online annually.Celebrities including singer Sia and actor Kal Penn appealed for donations on Twitter, while Google created a $4 million crisis fund for the ACLU, Immigrant Legal Resource Center, International Rescue Committee and UNHCR, USA Today reported. The company set aside $2 million in donations that can be matched in employee donations totaling $4 million.
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<![CDATA[In Trump's Twitter Presidency, Experts See Risks and Rewards]]> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 23:11:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16238456041305.jpg
Former President Barack Obama was the first commander-in-chief to ever send a tweet, but President Donald Trump is pioneering an approach to mass communication that may put Twitter at the center of his strategy, raising legal and security questions, NBC News reported.In his first week on the job, Trump has used an unsecured Android phone to post tweets from his personal Twitter account, and to delete them. His staff initially used a personal email to arrange his government Twitter account, which was updated to a government email on Thursday.Experts said these activities, while perfectly legal, create avoidable risks.Using an unsecured phone, or personal email registration, makes the president more susceptible to hacking.

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<![CDATA[HP Recalls More Than 100,000 Batteries Due to Overheating]]> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 12:24:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/battery_1024.jpg
HP is recalling about 101,000 laptop batteries due to risk of overheating and causing fires.The company has expanded the number of recalled batteries to include those shipped with laptops sold between March 2013 and October 2016. A previous battery issue for the same model led to a recall of 40,000 batteries in June 2016.]]>