<![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 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:04:07 -0700 Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:04:07 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Tech Conference Bans "Booth Babes"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:40:47 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0330-2015-BoothBabes.jpg
A technology conference is taking a stand against so-called "booth babes."

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<![CDATA[Tesla Branching Out Beyond Cars, Says CEO]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 18:03:58 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmuskmarch.jpg
Social media is speculating on what Tesla Motors' next invention might be; CEO Elon Musk says it's not a car.

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<![CDATA[Jay Z's Tidal Set to Relaunch]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:00:04 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jay-z-454627193.jpg
Music streaming service Tidal is set to officially relaunch Monday under new ownership by rapper Jay Z.

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<![CDATA[StubHub Files Lawsuit Against Ticketmaster]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 21:40:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/stub+hub+all+star.jpg
StubHub is suing Ticketmaster and the Golden State Warriors, alleging it unfairly required fans looking to resell tickets to use Ticketmaster's resale exchange.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple's Tim Cook: Anti-Gay Laws Are "Very Dangerous"]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 10:22:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tim-cook-apple-fortuna.jpg
Shortly after Apple CEO Tim Cook decided to announce he’s planning on giving his wealth away, the gay executive penned an editorial in the Washington Post saying “there’s something very dangerous happening...

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<![CDATA[PlayStation's Spotify-Powered Music Service Starts Today]]> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 03:54:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/72271665.jpg
Spotify's music service is coming to PlayStation game consoles and replacing Sony's own Music Unlimited.

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<![CDATA[Apple Store Employees Learn How to Be Fashion Stylists]]> Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:19:26 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-watch-new-event.jpg
Apple Store employees are learning how to recommend Apple Watches based on fashion and lifestyle cues.]]>
<![CDATA[Teamsters Push for Bus Driver Unionization]]> Tue, 24 Mar 2015 13:56:19 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/IMG_2449.JPG
Neither the unions nor the shuttle contractors are relenting in their scuffle over tech bus drivers. Though tensions had eased a little by Monday for the Teamsters’ San Francisco San Francisco at Bauer's...

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<![CDATA[White House Science Fair Features Bay Area Students]]> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:04:15 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/ruchipandya.jpg
Three Bay Area students got to meet the president on Monday, strutting their scientific know-how.

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<![CDATA[Driverless Car Starts Journey from San Francisco to New York]]> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 21:44:09 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/autonomous-driving-vehicle-turning-into-traffic-for-delphi-drive-cross-country-road-trip.jpg
A driverless car took off from the foot of the Golden Gate Bridge for its cross-country trip to New York.

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<![CDATA[Steve Jobs Biopic Needs Extras]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 10:09:00 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tlmd_stevejobs12.jpg
The Steve Jobs biopic is looking for local and unpaid extras.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Launches Money Transfer Tool]]> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 05:54:49 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/payments.png
Facebook is launching a new tool to let users transfer money in its Messenger application, competing with services like Venmo and Paypal. As seen in the video above, users will be able to tap a dollar sign...
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<![CDATA[Mile IQ App Helps Drivers Track Mileage for Business Trips]]> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:44:33 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0317-2015-MileIQ.jpg
A new way to track your miles on the road. A San Francisco-based company developed an app for people who drive for work.

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<![CDATA[Google Maps Bay Area Hiking Trails]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:22:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GOOGLE-TRAIL-APP.jpg
A first look at what could be your next "virtual vacation." Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Apple TV Working on 25-Channel Lineup]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:10:20 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*120/3.appletv.jpg
Those who want to cut the cable cord may be in luck if Apple creates its new Apple TV lineup.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Wants Robot Cars on Road By 2020]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 18:31:29 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Driverless-Car.jpg
Google hopes to get its self-driving cars on the market by 2020.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Start-Ups Looking to Disrupt Online Car Sales]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 19:57:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/Used+Car+Still.png
Several new Bay Area start-ups have the drive to disrupt the traditional model of buying and selling cars. In a partnership with non-profit Fair Warning, NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman reports on whether these new...]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Competitor Wants Self-Flying Rideshare Cars in Air]]> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 08:25:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/201*120/aeromobilprototype.jpg
AeroMobil has created a prototype for a self-flying car and would like to put a taxi service in the air in the next two years.

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<![CDATA["Google Feud" Game Plays on Autocomplete Results]]> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 10:52:11 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2015-03-16+at+12.50.12+PM.png
The Google search bar is well known for its wacky autocomplete results. And now, those results have been turned into an online game called "Google Feud."]]>
<![CDATA[Google Apologizes for Glitch That Exposed Info]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 18:50:02 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/57374883.jpg
A Silicon Valley tech giant slips up and a quarter of a million people had their private information public. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[Google to Sunset Code Project Hosting Service]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:07:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/google22.jpg
Google Code will shut down in January 2016, a response to developers migrating away from the project.]]>
<![CDATA[Pi Day 2015: 3.14 Things to Know About Pi]]> Sat, 14 Mar 2015 04:15:21 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/pi-97065863.jpg
Saturday is Pi Day, a national celebration of the mathematical concept, which is the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Pi equals 3.1415… and Saturday is 3-14-15, the only day this century...

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<![CDATA[SXSW Interactive Bans Drones]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 16:50:43 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/drone-generic-carlsbad-0926.jpg
The SXSW Interactive tech conference has banned all drones from the four-day event because of "safety risks" to the public.

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<![CDATA[23andMe Sells DNA Info to Drug Companies]]> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 14:01:16 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/160*133/82749238.jpg
23andMe announced it's opening up its genetic database more freely to drug companies.]]>
<![CDATA[Uber Wants to Hire 1 Million Women]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 18:03:30 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Uber+GettyImages_451551326.jpg
Uber announced it will create 1 million jobs for women in the next five years.]]>
<![CDATA[Wi-Fi Barbie Accused of Spying for Mattel]]> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:12:45 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/187*120/HelloBarbie.jpg
Mattel's new "Hello Barbie," which features a microphone and wi-fi capability, has been accused of spying on children and perhaps encouraging them to buy other Barbie accessories.

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<![CDATA[Global Outage Shuts Down Apple's iTunes, App Stores]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 11:06:59 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/158329790.jpg
Apple's widely used iTunes and app stores suffered a rare breakdown Wednesday, frustrating millions of music lovers and mobile device owners around the world. The iPhone and iPad maker confirmed the outages in a...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Removes "Feeling Fat" Emoji in Response to Petition]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 14:31:53 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/206*120/lEZAHEHTUqkhGeS-800x450-noPad.jpg
Facebook has removed a 'feeling fat' emoji after a successful online petition declared that "fat is not a feeling."

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<![CDATA[CIA Sought to Hack Apple Devices: The Intercept]]> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:21:35 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/248*120/tlmd_apple_tecnologia_620.jpg
A new report from The Intercept, citing documents leaked by NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, alleges that CIA-sponsored presentations told of attempts to crack Apple's security codes for several years.]]>
<![CDATA[Exhibit: Gentrification is Changing SF's Art Scene]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:30:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/215*120/art10.JPG
Truong Tran's target art pieces make a statement about what it means to be an artist of color in rapidly gentrifying San Francisco: "We're both invisible and targeted."

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<![CDATA[Apple Spends $50M on Diversity in Tech]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 15:15:40 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP111004191461.jpg
Apple gives $50 million to organizations that will help diversify tech workers in the tech industry.

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<![CDATA[Veteran Technology Blog Gigaom Pulls The Plug]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 12:05:28 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/om-malik-462854174-%281%29.jpg
San Francisco technology blog Gigaom has suddenly gone out of business.

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<![CDATA[Sweetness App Makes Gift-Giving More Personal]]> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:33:57 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0309-2015-SweetnessApp.jpg
If you want to sweeten up your friend's life, there's now an app for that. A San Francisco based company is hoping to make gift-giving more personal through sweet treats. It’s called the Sweetness App.

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<![CDATA[Facebook CPO Donates $1M to East Palo Alto Nonprofit]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 20:04:13 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/188*120/pookieliveinpeace.jpg
Facebook CPO Chris Cox has donated $1million to Live in Peace, an East Palo Alto nonprofit that provides academic, music and technology training.

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Tech Firms Flex Political Muscle]]> Mon, 09 Mar 2015 18:58:31 -0700 http://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/266*120/citiyhall.jpg
The Silicon Valley may drive California's economic engine, but for years its political might has been missing. But things are changing. NBC Bay Area political analyst Larry Gerston reports.

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