<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Tech News]]> Copyright 2015 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:32:15 -0800 Thu, 29 Jan 2015 16:32:15 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Newsweek Criticized for Silicon Valley Cover]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:19:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Newsweek+sexism+in+tech+cover.jpg
Newsweek's latest cover story has social media in a frenzy over a provocative cover illustration. Billed by Newsweek as a report of the "sordid, shocking and systemic" sexism in the Northern California...

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<![CDATA[Earth Observatory Launch Postponed]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 09:01:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/205*120/01-29-2015-smap-launch-satellite.jpg
The launch of a satellite that will help scientists study the moisture in Earth's soil was postponed Thursday at California's Vandenberg Air Force Base.

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<![CDATA[Instagram Down for a 2nd Time This Week]]> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 06:15:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/158539421.jpg
The photo-centric social media site Instagram was down Wednesday night, just two days after it suffered a similar outage.

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<![CDATA[Social Media Lights Up During Facebook Outage]]> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 18:31:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/THETRENDNOONMEDINA_1200x675_389914179993.jpg
Facebook and Instagram are back up and running after a massive outage. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Promotes MLK Day Volunteerism]]> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:06:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/8-22-2013-MLK-on-MEET-THE-PRESS.jpg
Apple is defending its policy on Martin Luther King Day, which will be observed nationally on Monday Jan. 19, after a Silicon Valley media blog called out the company for not making it a paid holiday.

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<![CDATA[Hackers Clone Fingerprints Using Photos]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:10:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/150113-6pm-biometric-fingerprint_1200x675_384016963519.jpg
European hackers showed how easy it is to clone someone’s fingerprint using public photos. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[The Wearable Drone That Swept CES]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:41:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/drone-wear.jpg
A Bay Area startup wants to make and sell a wearable drone.

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<![CDATA[Feds Partner With Facebook, Bing For Amber Alerts]]> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 14:41:58 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Facebook and the federal government announced that they are working together to fight child abduction. Get ready to see an Amber Alert pop up in your news feed.

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<![CDATA[CES Theme is "Year of the Robot"]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 19:07:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CES2015MEDINA_1200x675_381379139781.jpg
Robot maids, motion sensor jackets ... sounds like the Jetsons, but it's real enough at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA["Personal Transportation Device" Among CES Debuts]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 15:06:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_mekahlo_trend_noon_1200x675_381307459723.jpg
Personal transportation device that moves at up to 6 mph among new tech items to debut at the 2015 Consumer Electronics Show. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at Noon on Jan. 7, 2014.]]>
<![CDATA[Home Companion Robots at CES]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 08:20:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/192*120/01-07-2015-robot-ces.jpg
People will soon be able to have their very own robot friend, which was showcased at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Mekahlo Medina reports for Today in LA on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2015

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<![CDATA[Gadgets Unveiled at CES 2015]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 11:40:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*160/knbc-ces2015-4k-drone.jpg
The International CES show for consumer electronics is full of surprises, including the future of driverless cars, curved TVs, remote-controlled skateboards and more.

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<![CDATA[CES International Tech Show Opens in Las Vegas]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 19:47:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP965047133929.jpg
It's the day tech geeks have been waiting for. The doors are open at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2015.

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<![CDATA[Sony Set to Release New High Quality Sound Walkman]]> Wed, 07 Jan 2015 10:10:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ZX2_close_up.jpg
Is the Walkman back? Sony has unveiled a new Walkman that it says will deliver a "pure sound quality for a more authentic, emotionally involving musical experience." But that experience will cost you.

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<![CDATA[Tuesday at CES: Electric Skateboard]]> Tue, 06 Jan 2015 09:31:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/6AM_Mehahlo_CES_2015_PKG_1200x675_380606531905.jpg
What's happening Tuesday Jan. 6, 2015 at CES in Las Vegas? A whole new twist on skateboarding.]]>
<![CDATA[All About That Bass: Music at CES]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 23:43:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/IMG_2038_speaker.JPG
Amazing sound, and the price is dropping.

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<![CDATA[Wearable Tech, 3-D Food Among Preview Items at CES]]> Mon, 05 Jan 2015 05:59:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_mac_ces_ring_6_1200x675_379960387835.jpg
Connected homes, wearable technology and 3-D printed food are among the items previewed at the annual Consumer Electronics Show. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on Jan. 4, 2015.]]>
<![CDATA[New App Rewards Designated Sober Drivers]]> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:07:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/229*120/DDVIP+3.jpg
A new application rewards designated drivers with discounts and exclusive offers.]]>
<![CDATA[Experts: WWIII Looks Like Sony Hack]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:03:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/N6P-SONY-KOREA-HACK-PKG---03282609.jpg
The term “cyber warfare” has been thrown around for years, with security experts wondering what the effects of a damaging cyber attack might look like. Now we know: a Hollywood studio left paralyzed, and...

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<![CDATA[Hackers Fake Tech Support to Invade Computers]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:37:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/12-16-14_Mac_Hack.JPG
Hackers try to trick computer users by offering phony online "tech support."]]>
<![CDATA[Odd Google Searches That Trended in 2014]]> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:21:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google has released its 2014 list of its most common search requests. Many popular searches weren't surprising, like The World Cup international football competition, comedian Robin Williams, and the Disney...

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<![CDATA[Robot Employees at San Jose OSH Store]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:07:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/0514-OSH.jpg
In the future, maybe you can take the driverless car to the San Jose location of Orchard Supply Hardware, where robotic clerks are already busy helping human customers.

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<![CDATA[SF Nonprofit Teaches San Quentin Inmates How to Code]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:45:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1201-2014-InmateCoding.jpg
San Francisco-based nonprofit The Last Mile is running a program titled Code 7370, which teaches San Quentin inmates HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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<![CDATA[Local Amazon Packing Plant Hums on Cyber Monday]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:17:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/Capture54.JPG
On what might be the busiest online shopping day of the season, an Amazon shipping plant in San Bernardino sent out thousands of packages at high speed.

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<![CDATA["Doorman" Keeps Online Orders Safe]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:42:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1125-2014-Doorman.jpg
A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home.

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<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>