<![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 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:45:31 -0700 Wed, 02 Sep 2015 03:45:31 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Super Bowl 50 Brings Lucrative Home Renting Possibilities]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:17:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/superbowlcitymarketview.jpg
Super Bowl 50 presents the opportunity for residents in Santa Clara and beyond to rent their homes out.

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<![CDATA[Google Changes Logos]]> Tue, 01 Sep 2015 12:54:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/new-google-logo.jpg
Google unveiled changes to its main and icon logos on Tuesday.

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<![CDATA[Tech Migrates Back to South Bay]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 18:40:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P-SJ-TECH-MIGRATION-PKG---00001123.jpg
After a decade spent moving north to San Francisco, the tech industry is making its biggest move South since the days when chips ruled the industry.

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<![CDATA[Eatsa Promises Automated Fast Food]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 17:19:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/202*120/eatsa.PNG
Futuristic restaurant eatsa opened its doors in downtown San Francisco Friday, bringing customized quinoa bowls and a fully automated experience that promises blazing fast — and healthy — fast food.

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<![CDATA[Nearly 90,000 Women Joined Ashley Madison Last Week]]> Mon, 31 Aug 2015 08:51:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-484478072.jpg
Hundreds of thousands of people signed up for affair-seeking website Ashley Madison in the last week, parent company Avid Life Media said on Monday, even after a massive hack that leaked clients' information...

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<![CDATA[Crowdfunding Site Creates Gift Cards for Homeless]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 19:49:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/216*120/handupgiftcard.jpg
HandUp, a crowdfunding site that raises money for specific homeless cases, has created gift cards that can be redeemed for foods and goods.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Hits Billion Visitor Mark in One Day ]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 16:24:18 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/facebookaugust.jpg
Think Facebook has fallen out of social media favor? Tell the one billion people who visited the site on Thursday.

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<![CDATA[Too Hip to Be Square: Instagram to Allow Landscape Photos]]> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 12:09:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-146168661.jpg
Instagram photographers around the world are pleased that the photo-sharing service has decided to think outside the box. "You can now share photos and videos in both portrait and landscape orientation...

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<![CDATA['Hey Siri, Give Us a Hint': Apple Event Scheduled for Sept. 9]]> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 10:51:50 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/229*120/siri.PNG
"Hey, Siri, give us a hint.” That’s the cheeky opening Apple has given reporters this morning, sending out an event invitation for the latest update, due Sep. 9.

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<![CDATA[Pixar Teaching Next Generation How to Make Movies]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 18:46:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*140/tlmd_04_pixar_caricaturas.jpg
Pixar is putting some if its secrets online to help others learn. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Google Files Patent for Monitoring, Reporting Potholes]]> Wed, 26 Aug 2015 17:42:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/potholes6.jpg
Google has filed a patent for a system that could help Google Maps plot routes that minimize potholes.

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<![CDATA[Nevada Man Pleads Guilty to Spamming Facebook Users]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:44:52 -0700 > on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California.]]> > on May 9, 2011 in San Anselmo, California.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/204*120/GettyImages-113888441.jpg
A Nevada man pleaded guilty Monday to sending more than 27 million spam messages to Facebook users, federal officials said. U.S. Attorney Melinda Haag said Sanford Wallace, of Las Vegas, admitted to accessing...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Shuts Down Sites That Collect Deleted Tweets]]> Tue, 25 Aug 2015 09:55:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/242*120/politwoopsscreenshot.jpg
Twitter has suspended accounts that collect politicians' deleted tweets and publish them on a network of international websites.

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<![CDATA[Google Maps Shows Interest in Food Photos, or 'Foodographs']]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:32:01 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/sushigenerictp.JPG
Select Android users who are part of Google Maps' Local Guides program are now encouraged to upload photos of food.

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<![CDATA[Tech Stocks Ride #BlackMonday Roller Coaster]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:35:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NYSE+Floor+Bump+-+17172811.jpg
It’s being called Black Monday. #BlackMonday for the social media set. Either way, Silicon Valley spent Monday watching the market whiplash, especially closely because tech stocks were caught up in some of...

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<![CDATA[Apple to Replace Camera on Some iPhones]]> Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:37:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-481503466.jpg
Apple announced a program to fix a camera issue on a batch of iPhone 6 Plus devices sold between September 2014 and January 2015, according to a statement on the company's website.

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<![CDATA[Google Express Shutters Bay Area Delivery Hubs]]> Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:38:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Shopping-Express.jpg
Bay Area customers of Google's Express delivery service will soon need to find a new alternative.

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<![CDATA[Stephen Hawking's Voice Now Available As Open Source Software]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 18:56:10 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_901166803859.jpg
Stephen Hawking is known for his brilliant theories involving black holes, quantum mechanics ... and One Direction. He is also known for his distinctive voice. Now Intel is making that voice available to...

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<![CDATA[Hyperloop Company Sets Groundbreaking for May 2016]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 15:45:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/hyperloop1.jpg
The company working on building a 5-mile stretch of Hyperloop test track in California’s Central Valley has announced it will begin construction in May 2016.]]>
<![CDATA['RoboKiller' App Nets $25K Prize for NJ Hackers ]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 14:00:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-483836276smartphone82015.jpg
Tired of receiving phone calls about nonexistent grand prizes and luxury cruises at odd hours? Well, the FTC has awarded two New Jersey hackers its top prize for developing an app intended to make those...

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<![CDATA[Golden Gate Park Risky Spot for Mobile Security]]> Thu, 20 Aug 2015 12:31:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mobile-phone-lost.jpg
A new report cites Golden Gate Park as one of the worst tourist spots for mobile security in the country.

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<![CDATA[Robot Butler Starts Work at Silicon Valley Hotel]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 14:45:03 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/aloft-robot-butler.jpg
Aloft Silicon Valley now has a robot butler called Botlr on duty.

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<![CDATA[Dropbox Scouts for Diversity Leader]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 13:59:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/172*120/dropboxfounders.JPG
Dropbox is the latest local tech company to seek to hire a Head of Diversity.

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<![CDATA[New Google Tool Shows How Much Sunlight Your Home Receives]]> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 23:47:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0818-2015-SolarPanel.jpg
A new Google website allows you to see how much sunlight your roof gets each year and how solar panels could cut your power bill.

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<![CDATA[You Can Now Review the TSA on Yelp]]> Wed, 19 Aug 2015 09:02:12 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Yelp-Reviews-0520.jpg
In a blog post Tuesday, Yelp said it had reached an agreement with the federal government that will allow "federal agencies and offices to claim their Yelp pages, read and respond to reviews, and incorporate...

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<![CDATA[Uber Starts Food Delivery Service in Bay Area]]> Mon, 17 Aug 2015 23:37:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/UberEATS-menu-Godmother-1024x683.jpg
Uber has turned its business model to the food delivery world.

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<![CDATA[SF Shower Head Start-Up Receives Funding from Tim Cook]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:10:08 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/232*120/nebiashower.jpg
San Francisco company Nebia has created a new drought-friendly shower system that uses 70 percent less water than conventional shower heads.

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<![CDATA[Tesla's Fremont Factory Closed After Crane Knocks Down Power Line]]> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:10:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/211*120/teslamain.PNG
Tesla Motors closed its Fremont factory early Friday morning after a crane accidentally brought down a power line into the factory at 6:35 a.m., a Tesla spokesperson said.

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<![CDATA[Steve Jobs' Old BMW for Sale on Craigslist?]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 19:15:24 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/stevejobscarwinegar.jpg
A BMW that may have once been owned by Steve Jobs is for sale or trade on Craigslist.

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<![CDATA[Tinder CEO Leaves After Five Months]]> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 10:09:56 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/140411-tinder-dating-app-mn-1310_6f284758e68894d5f153e1d324a00965.nbcnews-fp-1360-600.jpg
Tinder's latest CEO Christopher Payne just didn't match with the company. Payne is leaving the position after just five months on the job. Taking over will be Tinder co-founder and current president Sean...]]>
<![CDATA['Startup U' Premieres on Reality TV]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 11:27:54 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/212*120/tim-draper-2015-04-03_14-56-32.jpg
San Mateo's Draper University is the setting for new reality show "Startup U."]]>
<![CDATA[BMW Looking Into Possible Trademark Infringement By Google]]> Wed, 12 Aug 2015 12:17:44 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
BMW is looking into whether Google's new holding company Alphabet may infringe on a trademark owned by the automobile company.

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<![CDATA[San Franciscans Prefer 'Haha' to 'LOL': Facebook]]> Tue, 11 Aug 2015 18:23:06 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stephen-curry-laughing.jpg
Facebook research indicates that users in San Francisco prefer to express laughter by typing, "Haha" over "LOL."

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<![CDATA[Google to Be Part of New Holding Company, 'Alphabet']]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:52:52 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
Tech giant Google on Monday announced plans for a new operating structure, including a new company called "Alphabet."

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<![CDATA[10 Things About Sundar Pichai: Google's New CEO]]> Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:11:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/177*120/SundarPichai.jpg
Longtime Google executive Sundar Pichai will take over as CEO of Google, which will now become a subsidiary of the new company "Alphabet."

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<![CDATA[#ILookLikeAnEngineer Campaign Exceeds Goals]]> Fri, 07 Aug 2015 16:35:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/zrhqauzhsn72uzehqtzl.jpg
A crowdfunding campaign to promote the diversity of the engineer community is taking off.

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