<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usMon, 21 Aug 2017 22:48:37 -0700Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:48:37 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[ACLU Fights LA Over Pershing Square Photography]]> Thu, 17 Aug 2017 15:03:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/camera+generic1.jpg
The American Civil Liberties Union filed a temporary restraining order against the city of Los Angeles over its attempt to ban professional photography at a series of free concerts in Pershing Square, a...

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<![CDATA[Explorer Live-Streams Expedition of Unmapped Waters Off CA]]> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 16:28:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/177*120/ballard2.JPG
A famed ocean explorer who discovered the Titanic is leading an expedition of the California Coast on a state-of-the-art vessel. His mission: to map the mostly unknown sea floor of the Channel Islands Marine...
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<![CDATA[Metro Tests Firearm, Explosive-Detecting Body Scanners]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:52:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/body+scanners1.JPG
Passengers boarding subway trains in Los Angeles may soon be shuffled through airport-style body scanners that are aimed to detect firearms and explosives. A two-day pilot program by the Los Angeles County...

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<![CDATA[6 Free Apps for Pet Owners]]> Wed, 16 Aug 2017 09:47:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-77541854.jpg
Nowadays, caring for your pet has never been easier and more enjoyable.From finding a pet sitter and setting up play dates to handling medical emergencies and training your pet, there’s an app for...

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<![CDATA[LA Cyber Lab: New Program to Tackle Cyber Threats]]> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:09:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/la+cyber+lab.JPG
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced on Tuesday an unprecedented initiative to freely share information about cybersecurity threats with businesses in the city.

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<![CDATA[Apple, Aetna Meeting to Bring Apple Watch to Aetna: Sources]]> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 11:25:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/applewatchcolorful-1200x675.jpg
Apple and Aetna held secret meetings last week to bring Apple's health- and fitness-tracking device, Apple Watch, to Aetna customers, according to three sources who spoke with CNBC.

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<![CDATA[Google Cancels 'Town Hall' on Diversity at Last Minute]]> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 03:57:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/182*120/GettyImages-474984752.jpg
Google canceled a company town hall on diversity at the last minute Thursday afternoon out of concerns about people's safety, worrying they may be publicly outed for asking a question, according to a Google...

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<![CDATA[How Your Phone Can Detect Card Skimmers]]> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 07:39:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/skimmer-gas-pump-tda.jpg
Card skimmers at gas pumps and ATMs are a growing problem, but did you know your cell phone can protect you?

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<![CDATA[Disney to Remove All Content on Netflix for Own, New Service]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 13:48:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/11-11-2015-bob-iger-disney-GettyImages-492431088.jpg
Disney wants to own a piece of the streaming pie.The company announced during its latest earnings report on Tuesday it intends to pull all its movies from Netflix for its own streaming service in 2019,...

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<![CDATA['Google Manifesto' Fuels Debate on Gender Bias in Tech World]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 09:17:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/google-campus1.jpg
A 10-page document known as the "Google Manifesto" that criticizes the company's diversity practices and says that women aren't suited for engineering jobs is adding further controversy to the debate around...

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<![CDATA[Instagram Posts May Reveal Signs of Depression: Study]]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 18:58:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Instagram-Logo-GettyImages-540936038.jpg
Scientists created an algorithm that could predict whether an Instagram user had depression based on their posts to the app, according to a study published Monday by EPJ Data Science.Researchers used...

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<![CDATA[Mystery Solved: Why a Va. Driver Dressed as a Car Seat]]> Tue, 08 Aug 2017 08:38:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/080717+car+with+hidden+driver.jpg
A van that appeared to have no driver made headlines when it was spotted in Arlington, Virginia, last week. But when News4's Adam Tuss saw the van on Monday and looked inside, he saw that it did have a driver: a...

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<![CDATA[Texas Professors Work to Stop Spread of 'Fake News']]> Mon, 07 Aug 2017 10:41:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/computerhandstyping_1200x675.jpg
A team of professors from the University of Texas at Arlington is working to create a program that will help stop the spread of fake news.“What we’re talking about – the President uses that term to refer...

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<![CDATA[Email Prankster Says He Duped White House Officials]]> Wed, 02 Aug 2017 03:49:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/laptop1234578.jpg
An online prankster showed emails to CNN alleging that he was able to trick top White House officials into thinking they were chatting with other members of the administration, NBC News reported.The U.K.-based...

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<![CDATA[Group Files Complaint Over Google's Tracking of In-Store Purchases]]> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 11:43:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-4862340082.jpg
A watchdog group on Monday is expected to file a legal complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against Google over a new program that links customers' web activity to in-store purchases.The Electronic...

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<![CDATA[Students Prepare to Launch Satellite They Built Into Space]]> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:19:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/satellite1.JPG
A group of 150 students from Irvine public schools could become the first teenagers on the West Coast to successfully launch a satellite into orbit.

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<![CDATA[TSA to Implement New, Stronger Airport Screening]]> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 13:55:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT_NAT_TSA_NEW_MEASURES_072617_1-150109909395300001.jpg
The Transportation Security Administration is rolling out new and stronger screening methods for carry-on baggages at airports across the United States.]]>
<![CDATA[Zuckerberg and Musk Spar Over Artificial Intelligence]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 12:17:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/muskzuckerbergnew.jpg
Tech giants Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg are feuding on social media on the impact of artificial intelligence.The Facebook CEO referred to Musk's beliefs on AI as "pretty irresponsible" in a Facebook...]]>
<![CDATA[Microsoft Paint Is 'Here to Stay,' Despite What You Heard]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:57:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/microsoftpaintlove.jpg
Despite nostalgic articles and disappointed tweets mourning the end Microsoft Paint, the apparently beloved application is not going anywhere.The application, which has been featured on every Windows...

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<![CDATA[Twins Born Conjoined at the Heart]]> Tue, 25 Jul 2017 07:55:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Joined_at_the_heart-150093339088500001.jpg
Twin baby girls Paisleigh and Paislyn Martinez were born conjoined at the chest, with their hearts fused together. Doctors from University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital used groundbreaking technology...]]>
<![CDATA[Pokémon Go Fest Attendees Refunded as Glitches Plague Event]]> Sun, 23 Jul 2017 09:19:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Pokemon+Go+Fest+-+10005609_28152926.png
Thousands of people descended on Chicago Saturday for Pokémon Go Fest – an event that was billed as a celebration of the smartphone game’s first year but instead became a debacle plagued by massive lines...

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<![CDATA[Google Street View Takes You Out of This World, Into the ISS]]> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:25:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/07-20-2017-google-iss.jpg
We see it in the sky, but can’t climb aboard.The International Space Station is home to a small number of elite astronauts, working on cool experiments in a gravity-free environment.But now, thanks...

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