<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area http://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usMon, 05 Dec 2016 11:00:08 -0800Mon, 05 Dec 2016 11:00:08 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Facebook Announces $20M For Affordable Housing Partnership]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:15:19 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook announced Friday a new partnership aimed at solving some of Silicon Valley's most difficult issues, including affordable housing.

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<![CDATA[Deep Learning: Teaching Computers to Predict the Future]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:16:02 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/atlas-computer.jpg
Researchers have configured computers to predict the immediate future by examining a photograph, NBC News reported. A program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has analyzed 2 million videos to see how...

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<![CDATA[Tech Companies Show us How We'll Watch Sports in the Future]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:45:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/vr-budman.jpg
I just watched football on a virtual reality headset.No offense to our network’s “Thursday Night Football,” but VR is super immersive, and it feels really cool to virtually stand on the field or walk...

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<![CDATA[Taking the Plunge: Michael Phelps Looks to Dip Into Tech ]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30:06 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/mikemikemike.jpg
Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur.

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<![CDATA[How to Protect Google Accounts From Latest Cyber Attack]]> Wed, 30 Nov 2016 20:26:26 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GOOGLE_AP_16118529018333.jpg
The most recent malware attack campaign for Google account holders is known as Gooligan. Tech analysts say it's the largest breach of Google accounts to date, with more than a million accounts compromised.]]>
<![CDATA[East Bay Teen's 'Life Saving' App Wins Congressional Prize]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 18:11:31 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/image005+copy.jpg
A Danville teen who made an app allowing users to quickly send allergy information to healthcare providers won a congressional award earlier this week.

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<![CDATA['Star Wars' Battle Drones Set to Hit Retailers]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:28:48 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/1130-2016-StarWarsDrone.jpg
It's the fight sure to get a lot of buzz this holiday season.

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<![CDATA[Google Proposes Housing Project in Mountain View]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 19:33:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/731664041.jpg
Google is seeking permission to build an apartment complex in Mountain View, but it comes with a catch.The plan, which would help techies along the Peninsula find new homes, also includes a massive office...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Rules Apply to Everyone, Including Donald Trump]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:22:57 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TrumpTwitter.jpg
Twitter's rules apply to everyone, including the future president of the United States.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Drone Video Shows Apple 'Spaceship' Almost Done]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:41:10 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/applespaceship.jpg
A new drone video released over the Thanksgiving weekend shows that Apple's new "Spaceship" building in Cupertino is nearly completed.

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<![CDATA[Cyber Monday: Online Bargains May Come with Risks]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 18:30:54 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-156976324.jpg
This year, a record $3.5 billion is expected to be spent on Cyber Monday, which is a 9 percent jump. But along with online deals come online risks.

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<![CDATA[Social Media Transforms Makeup Artists Into Online Phenoms]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 15:44:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/Ipsy-3.jpg
Christen Dominique has a lot of friends – 2,052,875 to be exact. Or at least that’s how the beauty maven views her YouTube followers. “It’s more of like a friendship, a trusting friendship,” said Dominique.
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<![CDATA[Holiday Toys Go High Tech]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:25:08 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_hatchimal_1500x845.jpg
From artificial intelligence in Hot Wheels to Barbie's dream smart home controlled through an iPad, this year's gifts for the holidays adapt new technology to add a new spin on traditional toys for children.

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<![CDATA[Gift Guide for Gamers on Your Holiday List]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:40:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/223*120/Game-Splitter.jpg
This holiday season, the ghosts of video games past, present and future will be visiting the gift lists of players everywhere, and we have the hot items to make everyone happy.]]>
<![CDATA[Safety Not a Concern at Annual Turkey Trot in San Jose]]> Thu, 24 Nov 2016 10:15:15 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/webTurkeyTrot.jpg
Despite a security scare following a jail break at the nearby Santa Clara County Jail, thousands of people took to the streets of the South Bay Thursday to run in the 12th annual Silicon Valley Turkey Trot.

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<![CDATA[Top Holiday Gifts for Gamers]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:03:17 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Gifts21.jpg
From hardware to software to desktop gaming, this gallery offers a bit of everything for the game players on your holiday gift list this year.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Users Get $15 Check From Class Action Settlement]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:02:49 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/facebook-logo2.jpg
Some of Facebook's 1.8 billion users have recently received a $15 check from the social media giant in the mail, leaving many recipients scratching their heads. "Is this check real?" The answer is: Yes.

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<![CDATA[Stanford Study: Most Students Can'’t Tell Fake News From Rea]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 14:26:25 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stanford-campus-generic.jpg
A disturbing new study from Stanford shows most students don’t know when news is fake.

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<![CDATA[Users Who Violate Google's Policies May Get Digital Death]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 03:44:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16132525649141-google-generic.jpg
Some of Google's unwitting users are learning a harsh lesson: If you violate the company's policies, it may abruptly cut you off from your Gmail account, online photos and other vital digital services.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Robot Roams Lowe's Aisles]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:55:32 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/BUDMAN+SJ+ROBOT+PKG+-+00003013.jpg
“How ya doin'?”

That, from a shopper who — literally — ran into a robot while looking for a new refrigerator in San Jose.

Such is life at Lowe’s, which just rolled out its first shopping robot.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Motors-Solar City Merger Approved by Investors]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 15:51:47 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/teslaelonmusk.jpg
Tesla Motors got approval from investors to combine with SolarCity Corp. in an effort to expand the market for solar power and give electric car owners new options for solar charging.

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<![CDATA[The Great Twitter ‘Purge’: Are Accounts Being Unfairly Cut?]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:12:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitter+generic+logo.jpg
As if there wasn’t already enough tension surrounding politics and social media, but on Tuesday reports emerged of what some called a Twitter “alt-right purge” – the culling of accounts that spewed hate speech.

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<![CDATA[Russia Continues Hacking, Gathering Intelligence on US]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:40:23 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478186613cyber.jpg
Russia has always placed a top priority on gathering as much intelligence as it can about American government officials, and the team now gathering around the new president-elect is no exception.

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<![CDATA[Snowden 'Beams In' to Real Future Fair in Oakland]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 15:07:55 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/snowden-time-AP249291078917.jpg
Edward Snowden told a crowd at Fusion’s “Real Future Fair” that voters shouldn’t put too much faith in elected officials, and instead look to technology and science to bring positive change to the world.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Takes New Steps to Address Cyberbullying]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:28:35 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Twitter-generic1.jpg
Twitter says it's giving users more tools to combat abuse that's becoming more common on the social media platform. Users are getting more options for muting tweets they don't want to see, the company said in a...

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Tech CEOs React to Trump Presidency]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 19:27:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/TLMD-donald-trump-GettyImages-621869756.jpg
Donald Trump's election caused celebration, concern, and in the case of Silicon Valley tech companies, a flurry of memos and e-mails.

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<![CDATA[Delivery Robots Coming to Redwood City]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 18:24:37 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/222*120/deliverybotresized.jpg
Redwood City says yes to piloting a fleet of delivery robots within the city.

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<![CDATA[Tech Worry About Trump Leads to Silicon Valley Stock Slump]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 18:56:52 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_456651566735.jpg
It’s natural to have some uncertainty about a new President-elect.

But in the case of Donald Trump, it’s costing Bay Area tech investors a lot of money.

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<![CDATA[Social Media Comes Up Big During Election 2016]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:23:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Twitter-generic1.jpg
This was the election of social media.

While polls failed, research failed, and the so-called Clinton Mandate failed, social media soared.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Exec Adam Bain Steps Down to 'Do Something New' ]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 16:06:20 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/10-30-2013-twitter-generic.jpg
Twitter's Chief Operating Officer Adam Bain is resigning his post after six years in yet another shakeup at the struggling tech firm.

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<![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 04:33:44 -0800 2016 US Election Day doodle leads to a tool that helps users find their polling place, after playing a cute animation.]]> 2016 US Election Day doodle leads to a tool that helps users find their polling place, after playing a cute animation.]]> http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/election-doodle.png
Since 1998, Google has created more than 2,000 colorful and imaginative doodles to commemorate important holidays and people. Take a look back at some of the most iconic designs from around the world.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Sues Oil Exec Alleging He Impersonated Elon Musk]]> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 03:19:50 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490597798.jpg
Tesla Motors has filed suit against an oil industry executive, claiming the man impersonated the company's CEO Elon Musk in an email message, according to a report by Forbes.

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<![CDATA[Flywheel Claims Uber Uses Low Prices to Create Monopoly]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 16:52:30 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-586113538.jpg
A taxi company on Wednesday sued Uber for alleged predatory pricing.Flywheel’s lawsuit accuses the ride-sharing firm of setting prices so low that other companies are no longer competitive and are instead...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Beats Third-Quarter Earnings Expectations]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:39:39 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_49057729444.jpg
Facebook reported quarterly earnings and revenue Wednesday that beat analyst expectations, as it added more users than Wall Street expected, CNBC reported.The social media giant posted adjusted earnings...

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<![CDATA[Want a Martini at a Facebook Bar? Soon, Maybe You Can]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:30:00 -0800 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/facebook35.jpg
Sometime in the near future, folks will be able to sip a martini at a Facebook bar, eat a steak at a Facebook restaurant and fluff up their nighttime pillows at a Facebook hotel.

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