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Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 08:32 PM PDT

Jury Says Samsung Must Pay $539M for Copying Parts of iPhone

Jury Says Samsung Must Pay $539M for Copying Parts of iPhone

A jury has decided Samsung must pay Apple $539 million in damages for illegally copying some of the iPhone's features to lure people into buying its competing products.

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 03:17 PM PDT

Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact

Echo Device Recorded Family, Sent Audio to Random Contact

An Echo device in the home of a Portland family recorded a conversation, which it then sent to a random person on their contact list, CNBC reported. A report from Seattle TV network KIRO7 said the family was...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 01:29 PM PDT

Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Access Some Social Media

Court Rules Criminal Defendants Can Access Some Social Media

The California Supreme Court has ruled that Facebook and other social media companies must turn over user content that is public to criminal defendants. The court on Thursday kicked the specific case back to...

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 07:33 AM PDT

Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian; Did Not Brake

Feds: Uber Self-Driving SUV Saw Pedestrian; Did Not Brake

The autonomous Uber SUV that struck and killed an Arizona pedestrian in March spotted the woman about six seconds before hitting her, but did not stop because the system used to automatically apply brakes in...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 08:58 PM PDT

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona After Fatal Crash

Uber Ends Self-Driving Program in Arizona After Fatal Crash

Uber is pulling its self-driving cars out of Arizona, a reversal triggered by the recent death of woman who was run over by one of the ride-hailing service's robotic vehicles while crossing a darkened street in...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 05:54 PM PDT

FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren’t Quite Right

FACT CHECK: Tesla Safety Claims Aren’t Quite Right

For years, Tesla has boasted that its cars and SUVs are safer than other vehicles on the roads, and CEO Elon Musk doubled down on the claims in a series of tweets this week.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 02:53 PM PDT

The View From the Top of Salesforce Tower

The View From the Top of Salesforce Tower

Here's what San Francisco looks like from 1,070 feet. NBC Bay Area was able to tour the top of the new Salesforce Tower when it officially opened on May 22. It was a foggy day but the views were still pretty...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 10:52 AM PDT

Twitter to Add Special Labels to Political Candidates in US

Twitter to Add Special Labels to Political Candidates in US

Twitter says it's adding special labels to tweets from some U.S. political candidates ahead of this year's midterm elections. Twitter says the move is to provide users with "authentic information" and...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 07:51 AM PDT

How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

How to Cut Back on a Constant Smartphone Habit

Why are we checking Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, then Facebook again when we just wanted to check the weather? Turns out, smartphone addiction is by design. Think of the constant stream of notifications, color...

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 09:47 PM PDT

Tesla: Autopilot Was Not Engaged in East Bay Pond Crash

Tesla: Autopilot Was Not Engaged in East Bay Pond Crash

Tesla said Wednesday that they have been able to recover enough data to confirm that autopilot was not engaged when a Bay Area driver veered off a road in a Model S, plunged into an East Bay pond and died.

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