<![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-usWed, 17 Jan 2018 22:16:00 -0800Wed, 17 Jan 2018 22:16:00 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Fujifilm Recalls Hundreds of Thousands of Wall Plugs Over Shock Concerns]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:20:13 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/digital+cams.jpg
A major New York-based camera maker is recalling nearly 300,000 power adapter wall plugs sold with digital cameras nationwide over concerns about a potential shock hazard, the U.S.

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<![CDATA[Facebook, Google Tell Congress About Fight With Extremism]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:19:55 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/FBthumbsup_1200x675.jpg
Facebook, Google and Twitter shared with the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation Wednesday steps each tech giant has tekn to combat extremist content in Washington D.C, CNBC reported.

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<![CDATA[Bitcoin Falls Below $10,000 for 1st Time Since November]]> Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:53:47 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-887657608.jpg
Bitcoin fell below $10,000 for the first time since November, with more than $36 billion of value being wiped off the cryptocurrency in the last day, CNBC reported.The world's largest cryptocurrency dived...

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<![CDATA[Facebook a ‘Living, Breathing Crime Scene': Tech Ethicist]]> Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:35:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/zuckerman.jpg
Facebook announced last week that it would start prioritizing “meaningful posts from friends and family in News Feed” with less content from pages, publishers and brands.But former Facebook employees told NBC...

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<![CDATA[Supreme Court Agrees to Consider Internet Sales Taxes]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 21:07:50 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/online-shopping4.jpg
The Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether states should be able to collect sales taxes for online purchases, a move that would raise costs for consumers while generating more money for local...

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<![CDATA[CES 2018: 'Air Taxi' Helping Your Commute Soon?]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:24:33 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CES_2018___Air_Taxi__Helping_Your_Commute_Soon_.jpg
Business and tech reporter Scott Budman reports live from CES in Las Vegas and brins you a company that might soon make our commutes much, much shorter.]]>
<![CDATA[CES 2018: Soon, Your 'Living Room' Will Be Mobile]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:22:40 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CES2018generic_1381743.JPG
Think of this as the Super Bowl or Olympics for technology. It's opening night of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Scott Budman reports and shows how your so-called living room no longer has to...

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<![CDATA[CES 2018: Robots Making Deliveries to Hotel Guests]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:17:48 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CES_2018__Robots_Making_Deliveries_to_Hotel_Guests.jpg
After years of tweaks, the Savioke robot, born in San Jose has gone Vegas. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[CES 2018: Air Taxi Helping Your Commute Soon?]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:56:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-902826482.jpg
Traffic in the Bay Area can be a nightmare.Technology unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas aimed at making residents’ morning and evening commutes considerably shorter.

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<![CDATA[CES 2018: Say Hello to Luxurious, Driverless Cars]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:18:00 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/01-CES-driverless.jpg
CES gives us a peek into the future. Among the hot trends: luxurious, driverless cars. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[CES 2018 Kicks Off in Las Vegas]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 12:42:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-903467344.jpg
For one week a year the center of the tech world isn't the Silicon Valley, it's Las Vegas. The annual Consumer Electronics Show kicked off in Vegas. Scott Budman reports.

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<![CDATA[CES 2018: Google Assistant Leads You to Parking Space]]> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 13:12:48 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CES_2018__Google_Assistant_Leads_You_to_Parking_Space.jpg
In the battle of digital home assistants, Google shows off a tent full of assistants, including a new one for your car. Scott Budman reports.]]>
<![CDATA[CES 2018: Say Hello to Luxurious, Driverless Cars]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:20:52 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/192*120/01-CES-driverless.jpg
The Consumer Electronic Show gave people a first look at the future of driverless cars.Panasonic unveiled a fully autonomous car, which is crammed full of artificial intelligence. It’s a lap of luxury – almost

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<![CDATA[Circuit City Set to Relaunch Online Next Month]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 09:49:05 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/83632109-Circuit-City.jpg
Shuttered electronics retailer Circuit City is set to make a comeback next month, at least online, CNBC reported.Its website will relaunch Feb. 15, the company's CEO, Ronny Shmoel, said Monday at the Consumer...

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<![CDATA[Work World Roasts Slack on Twitter Amid Outage Reports]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 12:29:59 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/slack-down-photo.jpg
Messaging service Slack was briefly down for many customers Tuesday afternoon across the United States.The problem, described by the company as "connectivity issues for all customers," had some office dwellers...

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<![CDATA[CES 2018: Soon, Your 'Living Room' Will Be Mobile]]> Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:40:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CES2018generic_1381743.JPG
As if our lives aren't already full of calling out instructions to a digital assistant or smartphone, the Consumer Electronic Show gave thousands a peek into their future living rooms – at home and on the go.

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<![CDATA[All the New 2018 Tech From the CES Floor]]> Thu, 11 Jan 2018 11:56:30 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-902755668.jpg
It's that time of the year again − NBC Bay Area tech reporter Scott Budman reports from the floor of CES, the biggest ever tech show, and this year, the theme is AI. The show runs from Jan.

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<![CDATA[Tech Giants Battle Over Home Control at CES]]> Wed, 10 Jan 2018 05:30:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/2018_CES_Focuses_on_Your_Voice-151550499603800002.jpg
Wearables are out and digital assistants are in, as tech giants like Amazon and Google struggle to put their products on the forefront of home control and smart living. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Shareholders Call on Board to Study Screen Time Impact]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 05:37:04 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple_screen_0108_1344373.JPG
Apple shareholders are calling on the company's board of directors to study the impact of smartphones on children.

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<![CDATA[In Photos: The Best New Gadgets at CES 2018 in Las Vegas]]> Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:10:33 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-902755670.jpg
From self-driving vehicles to smart wine racks—check out the best new gadgets CES 2018 has to offer.

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Launches First Rocket of 2018 Into Space]]> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 14:01:46 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/SAMPLE+TIMELINE.00_00_35_23.Still002.jpg
SpaceX launched its first rocket of the year into space on Sunday. It carried a payload called Zuma for the U.S. government.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter: We Won't Block World Leaders or Their Tweets]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 13:46:55 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/jack-dorsey.jpg
Twitter said Friday that it will not block world leaders or any of their “controversial Tweets” in the interest of advancing “the global, public conversation.”In a brief blog post that does not mention...

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<![CDATA[Fired Google Engineer Sues, Claiming Reverse Discrimination]]> Mon, 08 Jan 2018 13:25:18 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Google-Engineer-Dhillon.jpg
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<![CDATA[Apple: All Macs, iPhones, iPads Affected by Processor Flaws]]> Fri, 05 Jan 2018 05:34:46 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/iphone64.jpg
Apple announced Thursday that all of its iPhones, iPads and Mac computers are affected by the Spectre and Meltdown processor security flaws, but it said there are no known incidents of customers being impacted...

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<![CDATA[Massive Security Flaw Could Affect Almost Every Computer]]> Wed, 03 Jan 2018 18:35:43 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/203*120/Servers1.jpg
The computer industry was scrambling Wednesday to patch recently discovered security vulnerabilities found in processors used on almost every computer in the world, CNBC reported.The vulnerabilties —...

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Company Gets Go-Ahead for Wireless Charging]]> Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:33:58 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/12282017WirelessCharging_1234408.JPG
A San Jose company just got FCC approval for its "power at a distance" transmitter -- a way to charge your device through the air from about 15 feet away.

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