<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]>Copyright 2018https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.comen-usFri, 23 Mar 2018 02:23:51 -0700Fri, 23 Mar 2018 02:23:51 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Strengthening Plans to Protect CA Elections From Hackers]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 14:37:59 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/voting-dfw-generic-01.jpg
Concerned about cybersecurity, California is inspecting and reinforcing its elections systems on a daily basis.

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<![CDATA[Driverless Car Companies Gather to Discuss New Testing]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 18:26:49 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Driverless_Car_Companies_Gather_to_Discuss_New_Testing.jpg
Driverless car companies gathered in the Bay Area Thursday to discuss ways to avoid crashes after an Uber driverless car hit and killed a woman. Our business and tech reporter Scott Budman sat in on the meeting...]]>
<![CDATA[Youtube Bans Certain Firearm Videos]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 12:06:42 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+YOUTUBE+GUN+POLICIES+THUMB.jpg
Youtube has updated its policies regarding videos featuring firearms. The company will now prohibit videos made to sell certain firearms and firearm accessories, as well as videos that demonstrate how to...]]>
<![CDATA[Video Released of Fatal Crash Involving Self-Driving Car]]> Thu, 22 Mar 2018 09:55:37 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+SELF+DRIVING+CAR+DEATH+THUMB.jpg
Warning: the contents of this video may be disturbing to viewers, viewer discretion is advised. The Tempe, Arizona, police department on Wednesday released footage of the Sunday crash in which an Uber...]]>
<![CDATA[Lawsuit Filed in San Jose Court Over Facebook Data Scandal]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 20:48:59 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-5120159681.jpg
A Facebook user based out of Maryland has filed a lawsuit against the social media giant and Cambridge Analytica for gathering user data without permission.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Shareholders OK $2.6B Stock Grant for Musk: Source]]> Wed, 21 Mar 2018 12:04:41 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmuskteslawala_1200x675.jpg
Tesla shareholders have approved by a wide margin a proposal to award Chairman and CEO Elon Musk a massive multibillion-dollar stock grant, a source at the meeting told CNBC.Musk could earn more than...

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<![CDATA[WhatsApp Co-Founder: Time to Delete Facebook]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 18:50:29 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17069609994890.jpg
Amid the turmoil of the Cambridge Analytica data scandal, WhatsApp co-founder Brian Acton on Tuesday told his Twitter followers to delete Facebook, CNBC reported."It is time.

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<![CDATA[#DeleteFacebook: Is it the Beginning of the Facebook Exodus?]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 23:50:20 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-8146002741.jpg
It’s been another rough day for Facebook, both on the stock market, and in the court of public opinion. With no new answers as to how user data will be safer in the future, some people say they are leaving...

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<![CDATA[Google Announces $300 Million Initiative to Fight Fake News]]> Tue, 20 Mar 2018 12:25:22 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP837205498681.jpg
Google announced it will launch a new $300 million initiative to fight fake news.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Security Chief to Leave in Wake of Scandal: Report]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 17:40:49 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490832273.jpg
Facebook Chief Information Security Officer Alex Stamos is reportedly leaving after disagreements over how the social media network should handle the spread of disinformation, the New York Times reported.In a...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Shares Tumble Following Reports of Data Breach]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 14:42:03 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+CAMBRIDGE+ANALYTICA+THUMB.jpg
Facebook shares tumbled Monday following reports that user data had been inappropriately obtained. Cambridge Analytica, whose clients included Donald Trump's presidential campaign, reportedly used the data...]]>
<![CDATA[Stephen Hawking's Last Paper Pondered Parallel Universes]]> Mon, 19 Mar 2018 13:04:08 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/520677276-stephen-hawking.jpg
Stephen Hawking may have passed away last week, but he left behind a final scientific groundwork that could lead the way to the discovery of parallel universes, according to reports.Hawking and co-author...

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<![CDATA[New Tech to Alleviate Highway 87 Congestion?]]> Fri, 16 Mar 2018 18:53:19 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/New_Tech_to_Alleviate_Highway_87_Congestion_.jpg
It's one of the most-clogged freeways in our area and it's only getting worse. If you live in the South Bay, you probably dread driving on Highway 87. But can technology help ease the commute? A local group...

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<![CDATA[How Stephen Hawking Survived With ALS for 55 Years]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 14:01:45 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Steven-Hawking.jpg
Stephen Hawking was diagnosed with ALS in 1963 at 21 years old and survived for over five decades before dying at the age of 76 on Wednesday. So how was Hawking able to live so long with the crippling and...

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<![CDATA[America's Largest eSports Stadium to Open in Texas]]> Thu, 15 Mar 2018 06:55:03 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/193*120/Esports+Stadium+Arlington+Exterior.jpg
If there was ever a competition to determine which city is truly the "sports and entertainment capital of the world", Arlington, Texas, would certainly be a contender.The third largest city in North Texas...

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<![CDATA[Pi Day Spotlights One of Math's Most Seductive Numbers]]> Wed, 14 Mar 2018 08:02:07 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/92133811-Pi-Day.jpg
It may seem irrational to some, but we celebrate the number pi (π) every year on March 14, since 3/14 represent the first three digits of pi's decimal expansion.NBC News reports that pi is more than just...

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<![CDATA[SXSW Festival Tackles Tech Industry's Serious Issues]]> Tue, 13 Mar 2018 19:06:30 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/sxsw-file.jpg
The annual South by Southwest festival draws tech innovators from around the world to Austin, Texas, to showcase cutting edge products, network with potential investors and party with celebrities at exclusive...

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<![CDATA[Steve Wozniak Loses $70,000 in Bitcoin Scam]]> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 18:51:20 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/04-18-2017-steve-wozniak.jpg
He's known as one of the most brilliant people in the Bay Area and a tech titan. But even Steve Wozniak can fall victim to high-end fraud. This one involved Bitcoin, a computer and a credit card.

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<![CDATA[Musk Projects Mars Spaceship Ready for Short Trips in 2019]]> Mon, 12 Mar 2018 06:45:21 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmuskteslawala_1200x675.jpg
Tesla and SpaceX founder Elon Musk spoke Sunday about the timeline for sending a space vehicle to Mars, CNBC reported. Musk told the audience at the South by Southwest festival held in Austin, Texas, that the...

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<![CDATA[The History of Daylight Saving Time]]> Fri, 09 Mar 2018 13:24:21 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+DAYLIGHT+SAVING+TIME+THUMB.jpg
Every spring we set our clocks forward an hour — but why? Before you spring forward this weekend, learn the real story behind Daylight Saving Time.]]>
<![CDATA[Elon Musk Sides With Trump on Trade With China]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 19:16:36 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/elonmuskchinatrade_1200x675.jpg
The auto executive Elon Musk tweeted that China puts a 25 percent import duty on American cars while the U.S. import duty is only 2.5 percent for Chinese cars, CNBC reported.Musk added American car companies...

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<![CDATA[This Is Why Alexa Was Creepily, Spontaneously Laughing]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 07:47:57 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AdobeStock_158536083-amazon-echo-alexa.jpg
Since February, Amazon Echo users have been reporting that Alexa, its virtual personal assistant, has been breaking into laughter unprompted, NBC News reported.People have been posting videos of childlike...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Shareholders Consider $2.6B Stock Package For Musk]]> Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:10:31 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/855370170-elon-musk-sept-space-x.jpg
Tesla Inc.'s shareholders are considering a proposal to award CEO Elon Musk a $2.6 billion compensation package, and two of the Palo Alto-based company's largest shareholders are backing it, according to...

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<![CDATA[23andMe Will Let You Test For Risk of Breast Cancer]]> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 19:21:39 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/23andMe_Will_Let_You_Test_For_Risk_of_Breast_Cancer.jpg
There’s a new test for breast cancer risk, and it comes from a Silicon Valley tech company.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Maps Adds Disney Parks to Street View]]> Tue, 06 Mar 2018 11:32:16 -0700 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Magic+Kingdom+Google+Street+View.png
Google announced Tuesday that it’s popular Street View feature now covers 11 Disney-operated theme parks from California to Florida.Some of the destinations in Tuesday’s launch includes California Adventures...

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