<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.com en-us Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:27:44 -0700 Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:27:44 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Exiled from SF, MonkeyParking App Appears in LA]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:10:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/07-10-2014-monkey-parking-app.jpg
A northern New Jersey high school teacher has been charged with having sex with three 15-year-old male students, authorities say. Acting Essex County Prosecutor Carolyn A. Murray said Thursday that...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Man Buys iPhone 6, Drops It on Sidewalk]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 10:46:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-19+at+11.13.16+AM_edited-1.jpg
Apple has tightened its technological security so not even the company can pry into a password-protected iPhone or iPad, a move meant to reassure the millions of people who are increasingly storing vital pieces...

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<![CDATA[iPhone Users Could Face Battery, Wi-Fi Issues From Latest Update]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:00:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tsiphoneupdatepic.jpg
A tech expert advises consumers to wait before downloading the iOS 8 update.]]>
<![CDATA[Photos: Apple Fans Line Up for iPhone 6 in Palo Alto]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 11:46:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple_lines1.jpg
Apple Fans Line Up for iPhone 6 in Palo Alto

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Greets iPhone Fans in Palo Alto]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:34:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/208*120/iphone16.jpg
With the release of the iPhone 6 and a slew of other new phones now on the market, we've developed this guide to help you determine which phone is right for you. All you have to do is answer a few...

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<![CDATA[Do You Need the iPhone 6?]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:47:14 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP501921875874.jpg
The question that's been buzzing: do you need the new iPhone 6? Tech reporter, Mike Wendland, shows what IOS 8 features are available for older iPhones.

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<![CDATA[Take the Phone Quiz: iPhone 6 or Android? ]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:57:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pile+of+phones1.jpg
The surprise iTunes giveaway of the band’s latest album amid Apple’s latest product launch could become the defining triumph – or sellout – for a band that embraces paradox.

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<![CDATA["What Happened to MySpace?" Student Asks Facebook Exec]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:35:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sequioa-zuck.jpg
In a surprising and almost unheard of admission for a well-known politician - even for San Francisco - Supervisor Scott Wiener told the world that "each morning, I take a pill called Truvada to protect me...

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<![CDATA[California's Richest Man Stepping Down as Oracle CEO]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:13:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/larry-ellison.jpg
A San Diego couple say they’ve endured “the life or death Amazing Race” to escape Hurricane Odile's massive devastation in Cabo San Lucas this week. Craig and Jill Newell thought they would be traveling...

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<![CDATA[Microsoft Lays Off 2,100, Closes Silicon Valley Research Lab]]> Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:51:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/MIDR_VO_MICROSOFT_JOB_C_KNSD4EGO_1200x675_306895427581.jpg
Microsoft will close its Silicon Valley research lab as part of the 2,100 layoffs it announced Thursday.]]>
<![CDATA[Audi Gets First Permit to Test Driverless Cars in California]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:34:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/Traffic_Jam_Pilot_California.jpg
Some Bay Area drag queens say they are "disappointed" with the lack of progress made at Wednesday's meeting with Facebook over concerns raised about the social networking site's "real names" policy.

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<![CDATA[Netflix CEO Joins Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley Board]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 18:48:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Reed-Hastings.jpg
The San Jose Sharks are helping out the search effort to find missing Morgan Hill teenager Sierra LaMar.]]>
<![CDATA[Drag Queens Will "Mobilize" if FB Doesn't Change Policy]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 13:58:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drag-city-hall.jpg
A classic British roadster regarded as one of the most beautiful cars ever made will be returned to its 82-year-old owner, Ivan Schneider, nearly five decades after the vehicle was

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<![CDATA[Fast-Growing Box Leasing Buildings in Redwood City]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:52:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0916-2014-RedwoodCityBox.JPG
A pair of maritime detectives has embarked on an unprecedented two-year mission to uncover possibly hundreds of shipwrecks at the bottom of the sea near the Golden Gate Bridge and the Gulf of the Farallones.

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<![CDATA[Airbnb Legalization Effort in SF Stalls]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 12:08:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/DAVID+CHIU.jpg
In what he predicted will be "the most incredible tightrope walk of my career,” daredevil Nik Wallenda announced Tuesday he will walk between two Chicago skyscrapers on Nov. 2.shes out

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<![CDATA[Apple Releases Tool to Remove U2 Album]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:14:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/455053622.jpg
Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people...

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<![CDATA[How Does Driverless Car Insurance Work?]]> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 23:45:23 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Driverless+Google+Car.jpg
Some 1 billion people are now using Android devices, Google said as the company kicked off its two-day developer conference Wednesday in San Francisco. About 6,000 developers, bloggers and journalists flocked to...

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<![CDATA[Google to Test Self-Driving Car Without Backup Driver]]> Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:28:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Driverless+Google+Car.jpg
Google is trying to build a fleet of drones designed to bypass earthbound traffic so packages can be delivered to people more quickly.

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<![CDATA[Levi's Stadium Expected to be Haven for iPads, Smartphones]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 19:59:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/levis_stadium_app.JPG
At Candlestick Park, high tech meant escalators, but at Levi’s Stadium, it's a nerd’s paradise--and in a good way. Levi’s Stadium is expected to be a haven for iPads and

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<![CDATA[Report: Google Workers Lived in Office Parking Lots]]> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 10:52:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/googleplex.jpg
An employee has been fired and a New Jersey day care center reopened Friday, one day after more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served a mix of water and

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<![CDATA[Consumers Share Tips on How to Preorder iPhone 6]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 00:18:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-455041526.jpg
An Arlington hot yoga studio triggered a Twitter frenzy Thursday after offering a Sept. 11-themed discount on yoga classes, the Washington Post reports. Bikram Arlington, located just four miles away from...

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<![CDATA[Google Says Gmail Wasn't Hacked]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:20:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_gmail1jpg_bim.jpg
About 3 million usernames and passwords were dumped in an online forum, but Google says that only about 2 percent were live accounts, reports say.

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<![CDATA[Salesforce.com Dishes Out $5M to SF Public Schools]]> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 18:07:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iPad_thefts.jpg
The Silicon Valley venture capitalist who wants to split up California into six states has until the end of the day Friday to collect thousands of signatures if he wants his initiative on the ballot.

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<![CDATA[Gov. Brown Signs "Yelp Bill" Into Effect]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 19:15:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Yelp-Reviews-0520.jpg
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law into effect that will prevent businesses from retaliating against a patron who writes a negative review.

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<![CDATA[Uber Grows Faster Than Lyft]]> Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:39:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/450434204.jpg
In terms of expansion, Uber and Lyft are "running out of gas" in the United States. At least Uber is getting bigger overall -- thanks to overseas expansion.

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<![CDATA[Some iTunes Users Tell Apple To Back Off]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 19:12:07 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/171*120/AppleU2.jpg
Apple finally unveiled its first smartwatch, but declined to call it an iWatch. Instead, the wearable is simply the Apple Watch.

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<![CDATA[Apple Uses Solar to Power iPhone 6 Manufacturing]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 21:26:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
In a last-minute comment, Apple chief Tim Cook and U2 agree to give Apple users U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence" free of charge

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<![CDATA[Twitter Investigating Threats with Possible Links to ISIS]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:17:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TWITTER-ISIS-THREATS-SOT-TZ---18281826.jpg
A portion of Six Flags Magic Mountain's wooden Colossus coaster collapsed Monday when the decades-old ride caught on fire. The fire was reported at about 1:30 p.m. Crews continued to spray water on the...

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<![CDATA[The Apple Watch: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:51:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-watch-thumb-new.jpg
Surprise! U2 unexpectedly dropped its first new record in five years Tuesday and is giving it away for free on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Apple's New Watch, iPhones]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:22:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-iwatch-1.jpg
Apple announced two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and its new Apple Watch at an event in Cupertino on Sept. 9.

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<![CDATA[Apple Unveils Sleek New Watch]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:26:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-lead-455042032.jpg
An Indiana couple accused of holding a woman captive for two months, often locking her in a small wooden cage, was charged Monday with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felonies in a case...

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<![CDATA[Apple's "iWatch" is Finally Here]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 13:35:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/223*120/iWatchApple.JPG
Apple finally unveiled its first smartwatch, but declined to call it an iWatch. Instead, the wearable is simply the Apple Watch.

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<![CDATA[How to Sell Your iPhone for the Most Money]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:06:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_iphone_edited.jpg
Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised...

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<![CDATA[Apple Invites Fashionistas to Sept. 9 Event]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 00:00:34 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/8-19-2013-gold-iphone-apple-logo.jpg
Apple has invited fashion editors and bloggers to its Sept. 9 event, causing some to speculate that Apple will be launching the so-called iWatch.

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<![CDATA[iPhone Trade-Ins Rise in Anticipation of Apple's Announcement]]> Sat, 06 Sep 2014 23:58:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/tlmd_appleganabatalla.jpg
Silicon Valley companies such as Apple and Google are appealing a federal judge's decision so they can pay a lower $324 million settlement for allegedly limiting talent "poaching."

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<![CDATA[App Gives Stanford Football Fans Chance to Win Free Pizza]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 19:23:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0905-2014-StanfordApp.jpg
If Raiders can protect Carr, he may be able to attack weakened Jets secondary in season opener

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<![CDATA[Live from Cupertino: Apple Will Live Stream Sept. 9 Event]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:54:32 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/179*120/tim+cook+2.jpg
It looks like Stonehenge. A doughnut. A giant sand castle. It's enormous and high-tech. Those were just some of the comments a new drone video taken with a GoPro camera of the futuristic Apple Campus 2...

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<![CDATA[SFO Launches Chinese-Language Website]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 14:56:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_sfo_manosea_mujeres.jpg
A United Airlines flight bound for China had to return to Washington Dulles International Airport for a child custody investigation. The flight was bound for Beijing on Thursday afternoon, but law...

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