<![CDATA[NBC Bay Area - Tech News]]>Copyright 2019 https://www.nbcbayarea.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/nbc_bayarea_blue.png NBC Bay Area https://www.nbcbayarea.com en-usFri, 15 Feb 2019 18:35:30 -0800Fri, 15 Feb 2019 18:35:30 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Apple is Upping Its Game in the Health Care Industry]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:37:31 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple_health_0212_6055055.JPG
In a very bold statement for a tech company, Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said its greatest contribution to mankind will come in the world of health care.

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<![CDATA[Trump Calls for Investment in Artificial Intelligence]]> Tue, 12 Feb 2019 01:01:06 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Trump-AP_19042683380809.jpg
The U.S. on Monday released its plan to become the world leader in artificial intelligence, nearly two years after China laid out its own playbook, NBC News reported.President Donald Trump's executive...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Offers New Tools for Security, Privacy]]> Fri, 08 Feb 2019 05:35:10 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/02072019FacebookSummit_5987198.JPG
Facebook on Thursday admitted there are problems on the social media platform that must be addressed and offered new tools to help with security and privacy.

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<![CDATA[Flickr Starts Deleting Thousands of User Photos ]]> Tue, 05 Feb 2019 09:11:46 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/219*120/flickr30384.PNG
Social media giant Flickr announced it will be deleting a large amount of user photos on its website starting Tuesday. The company was purchased from Yahoo! by Smugmug last April and announced policy...]]>
<![CDATA[Uber and Lyft Drivers Want Guns for Safety After Arizona Attacks]]> Mon, 04 Feb 2019 09:10:02 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/214*120/Uber_and_Lyft_Drivers_Want_Guns_for_Safety.jpg
Uber and Lyft drivers want to carry guns for safety after a pregnant Lyft driver was stabbed to death and an Uber driver’s throat was slit in Arizona. Thom Jensen reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Engineer Accused of Stealing Self-Driving Car Secrets]]> Thu, 31 Jan 2019 10:31:09 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1072681538.jpg
For the second time in six months, the FBI is accusing a Chinese national working for Apple of attempting to steal trade secrets related to the company’s secret autonomous vehicle program, NBC Bay Area’s...

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<![CDATA[Apple Launches Women Entrepreneurs Camp at Its HQ]]> Sun, 27 Jan 2019 23:37:33 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple_women_0127_5845756.JPG
Apple on Sunday launched its first program dedicated to helping women entrepreneurs develop apps.The Cupertino-based tech giant invited 11 companies run by women to participate in a free two-week...

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<![CDATA[Futuristic Interiors for Self-Driving Cars]]> Fri, 25 Jan 2019 20:58:39 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CarInterior+THUMB.jpg
Automakers are envisioning what life on the road will be like once driving "by hand" becomes optional, in a series of bold concept cars shown off at CES in Las Vegas, and back here in Silicon Valley.
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<![CDATA[Twitter to Test New Way of Determining Where a Tweet Started]]> Thu, 24 Jan 2019 15:11:28 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/twitterlike213.jpg
NBC News reports Twitter is testing an “original tweeter” icon to make it easier for people to determine who started a thread — marking the company’s latest attempt to curb abuse.The icon was quietly...

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<![CDATA[Apple Dismisses 200 From Autonomous Vehicle Team: Report]]> Wed, 23 Jan 2019 23:39:00 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/apple-mac-generic.jpg
Apple dismissed more than 200 employees this week from its stealthy autonomous vehicle group, Project Titan, according to a CNBC report citing people familiar with the program.

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<![CDATA[Are Driverless Cars Going to Help Us or Hurt Us?]]> Thu, 24 Jan 2019 06:08:58 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_16348710077996-waymo.jpg
A new report from a Bay Area group warns that autonomous vehicles may cause more harm than good.

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<![CDATA[Bay Area Family Terrified by Nuclear Attack Hoax on Nest Cam]]> Tue, 22 Jan 2019 18:03:32 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/AP_17310831499737.jpg
A Bay Area family was terrified by a warning of a nuclear attack broadcasting from her security camera, but it turned out to be nothing but a hoax.

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<![CDATA[Google Helping People With Disabilities Access Internet]]> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 21:31:04 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/0117GoogleEmployees_5727915.JPG
Google's next big thing is very helpful. The ability to use a phone is something most of us probably take for granted. But for people who couldn't use one, Google has come to the rescue.

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<![CDATA[10-Year Photo Challenge Raises Data Mining Concerns]]> Thu, 17 Jan 2019 10:06:14 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_10yearchallengeconcerns_1500x845.jpg
 The "10 Year Challenge" has gone viral on social media, leading millions to post side-by-side photos of themselves from a decade ago and now. It may seem fun, but tech experts say participants...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Shows Off Amusement Park Ride at CES]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 14:16:37 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CES_2019_Google_Ride_web_video_1200x675_1424429123789.jpg
In the battle of the smart voice assistants, Google’s CES marketing stunt outdid them all: a full-fledged indoor amusement park ride, complete with rain and fog effects, that takes riders through a chaotic...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple to Unveil Three New iPhones in 2019: Report]]> Fri, 11 Jan 2019 13:42:56 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Apple_to_Unveil_Three_New_iPhones_in_2019__Report.jpg
Apple plans to unveil three new iPhones this year, one of which will be a successor to the struggling iPhone XR, according to The Wall Street Journal.]]>
<![CDATA[Tech Company Helps Inspect Food During Shutdown]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 18:53:57 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/01102019Zest_5641985.JPG
The government shutdown is putting the food you buy and eat at risk. The number of inspections are down while government workers are furloughed. Farms, restaurants and grocery stores are now turning to a...

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<![CDATA[#CES2019: Live Blog From the World's Largest Tech Fair]]> Sat, 12 Jan 2019 18:40:23 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/175*120/GettyImages-903955170.jpg
NBC Bay Area reporter Jonathan Bloom is in Las Vegas where he's checking out the latest tech trends at the Consumer Electronics Show.

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<![CDATA[The Robots of CES]]> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 12:45:35 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/Robots_the_Focus_of_CES-154697956955600002.jpg
From Lovot to LG's Cloi, robots are working to win over visitors at this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Ub Tech's "Walker" can even bribe you with snacks.]]>
<![CDATA[Aspiring Paleontologist Wins National Google Doodle Contest]]> Wed, 09 Jan 2019 04:23:26 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/010819+dinosaur+google+doodle.jpg
An aspiring paleontologist in the second grade has won Google's annual Doodle for Google contest.Sarah Gomez-Lane, of Virginia, had her drawing of dinosaurs selected and transformed into an animation on...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Model S Affected by Next Phase of Takata Airbag Recall]]> Tue, 08 Jan 2019 05:12:44 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/tesla_recall_0107_5606010.JPG
The industry-wide recall of Takata airbags has reached its next phase and includes later-year Tesla Model S vehicles, according to the electric carmaker.]]>
<![CDATA[Tech to Expect at CES 2019]]> Thu, 10 Jan 2019 09:08:25 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/ces-day-2.jpg
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<![CDATA[Autonomous Gadgets Stars at CES]]> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 09:57:26 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CES_2019_Offers_a_Look_Into_the_Future.jpg
New gadgets go on display at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas. Mekahlo Medina reports for NBC.]]>
<![CDATA[CES 2019 Unveiled: Startups Demo Their Gadgets for Reporters]]> Mon, 07 Jan 2019 13:14:41 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/CES2019_Unveiled_web_video_1200x675_1421400643616.jpg
CES sneak preview! Some of the newest startups exhibiting at CES this year demo their gadgets for reporters. Jonathan Bloom reports.]]>
<![CDATA[Grindr Harassment Suit Could Change Accountability for Tech]]> Sat, 05 Jan 2019 08:00:26 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-625496356.jpg
Matthew Herrick, a restaurant worker and aspiring actor in New York, claimed that for months an ex-boyfriend used the dating app Grindr to harass him.His former partner created fake profiles on the app...

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<![CDATA[New Year's Tech Resolutions: Protect Your Data]]> Fri, 04 Jan 2019 07:53:14 -0800 https://media.nbcbayarea.com/images/213*120/NC_resolutions0104_1500x845.jpg
Your data was probably stolen in 2018. Billions of consumers were affected by breaches and cyber-attacks last year, resulting in millions of dollars in losses. Now, more than ever, it's important to make...]]>