<![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-usSat, 25 Jun 2016 05:24:10 -0700Sat, 25 Jun 2016 05:24:10 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Judge OKs $27M Settlement for Lyft Drivers]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 01:02:41 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16139670373261.jpg
A federal judge in San Francisco gave preliminary approval Thursday to a lawsuit settlement that would give $27 million to 163,000 present and former Lyft drivers in California.

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<![CDATA[Startups Attempt to Woo NASA in Search of 'Big Break']]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 19:42:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/N6P+NASA+PRODUCT+PITCH+PKG+-+00000802.jpg
Ten startups were given five minutes Thursday to pitch their products to some of the biggest names in space exploration.

NASA is searching for the latest and greatest technology for future missions.

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<![CDATA[Streaming Technology Shines During House Democrats' Sit-In]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:15:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Periscope-GettyImages-473860588.jpg
Streaming media brought the Democratic House members' message to the masses, and the Dems have Bay Area technology to thank.Periscope and Facebook Live were put into play when the mics on the House floor — the...

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<![CDATA[Robo Dog Does Dishes, Plays Fetch]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:13:17 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/robot9.jpg
A new robotic pup does a lot of things real dogs are known for — it plays fetch, hides under the dinner table and even cleans up dirty dishes — only without the slobber. Boston Dynamics, a Massachusetts-based...

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<![CDATA[It's Not Uber - It's HopSkipDrive for Kids]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 12:47:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/KNTV_000000017765760_1200x675_711173699898.jpg
It's not Uber - it's HopSkipDrive, a new ride-sharing service has just launched in San Francisco, and it's designed for kids. Legally, Uber and Lyft are not permitted to carry riders under age 18, but...]]>
<![CDATA[Obama Heads to Bay Area For Stanford Entrepreneurship Summit]]> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 17:33:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-479058976_Obama-generic.jpg
President Barack Obama will arrive in the Bay Area on Thursday to participate in the 2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Stanford University, which kicked off this morning and lasts through Friday.

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<![CDATA[Apple Will Not Support GOP Convention: Report]]> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:57:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple is not being silent about its political stance against Republican presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.

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<![CDATA[Drone Delivery Still A Ways Off]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 19:10:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drones3.jpg
New rules make flying drones easier, if you qualify.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Tech Companies Most Desirable Places to Work: Study]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 13:10:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/182*120/New+Image19.JPG
A recent LinkedIn study has identified the top 40 companies in the United States deemed the most desirable places to work.

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<![CDATA[Video Shows Tesla Model S Acting as a Boat]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:24:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/MODELS7.jpg
Tesla is known for its electronic vehicles, but a new video shows one man's Model S acting as a boat.

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<![CDATA[Will Facebook Move to SF? Employees Hope So]]> Sun, 19 Jun 2016 09:11:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zuckrberg.JPG
With San Francisco traffic becoming significantly worse over the past five years, the 35 mile-long commute to Menlo Park is becoming a constant complaint for Facebook employees, according to reports.

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<![CDATA[Uber Offering Free Rides in Honor of Orlando Victims]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 22:56:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/uber-generic1.jpg
To honor the victims of the Orlando nightclub shooting, Uber is offering free rides this weekend to and from local LGBT communities, bars and restaurants.

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<![CDATA[Uber, Lyft Threaten to Leave Chi.]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:53:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber-X-Generic.jpg
Uber and Lyft are threatening to leave Chicago if a rideshare ordinance that was unanimously approved Friday by a joint City Council committee passes the full council next week."It would make true ridesharing...

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<![CDATA[Hacker Floods ISIS Twitter Accounts With LGBT Messages]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:44:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-180483176.jpg
A hacker associated with Anonymous has gained control of what had been pro-ISIS Twitter accounts, according to NBC News. The hacker, who goes by the name WauchulaGhost, took control of the accounts and flooded...

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<![CDATA[NASA Craft Reaching Jupiter]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:11:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/207*120/06-16-2016-jupiter-juno-nasa.jpg
A NASA spacecraft is on track to rendezvous with Jupiter after a nearly five-year journey.The space agency said Thursday the encounter between Juno and Jupiter will occur on July 4.

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<![CDATA[Google Reacts to Grandma's Super Polite Searches ]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:01:25 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/731664041.jpg
An 86-year-old grandmother from the U.K caught the eye of employees at Google's Mountain View headquarters on Thursday when her grandson's tweets about her went viral.

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Reacts to Fla. Shooting]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:59:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-539895888.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the massacre in Orlando and asked for a moment of silence Monday at the tech giant's annual developer's conference. Cook spoke to the crowd Monday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Unveils 360 Photos]]> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 11:09:48 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Zuckerberg-AP_626349594659.jpg
Facebook announced the implementation of its newest photo feature on Thursday, called "360," which allows users to easily upload and share panoramic shots.

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<![CDATA[New Elements Named After Japan, Moscow, Tennessee]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:17:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/PeriodicTable-AP_16160694814924.jpg
Four new names are going to be added to the periodic table of elements, according to NBC News.Three of the new elements will honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee. The fourth is named for Russian physicist...

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<![CDATA[Speak Up When Amazon Prime Is Late]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 19:09:46 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Prime+Image.jpg
When a recent Amazon Prime shipment that was promised to arrive within two days didn’t arrive until almost seven days had passed, CPA Too Lowenstein had no trouble calling Amazon on the carpet.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Reporting Outages for Some of Its Services]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:32:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/184*120/apple-10-GettyImages-532737516_master.jpg
Some of Apple's core services came back online Thursday evening after an outage that affected the App store and some functions of iCloud, CNBC reported.Starting between 3 and 4 p.m.

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<![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[Neighbors of Airbnb Houses Now Free to Complain]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 19:47:38 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/airbnb-stock-image-airbnb-generic.jpg
Airbnb provides the opportunity for guests to rate hosts and vice versa. Now, neighbors nearby can chime in.

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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.]]>