<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Tech News]]> Copyright 2014 http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.com en-us Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:54:19 -0700 Thu, 24 Apr 2014 09:54:19 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Twitter Campaign Backfires for #myNYPD]]> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:16:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mynypdtwitter.jpg
The NYPD asked followers on its official Twitter account, NYPDNews, to post photos of themselves with officers along with the hashtag #myNYPD. However, people began tweeting unflattering photos of the New...

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<![CDATA[9 Facts About YouTube on Its 9th Anniversary]]> Wed, 23 Apr 2014 09:52:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/youtube-463842675.jpg
YouTube and its bottomless supply of videos are turning nine. The first video ever uploaded to YouTube went up on April 23, 2005, nine years ago Tuesday. To commemorate YouTube's ninth anniversary, we've...

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<![CDATA[Netflix Price Hike on the Way]]> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 08:36:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/04-21-2014-netflix-logo.jpg
Netflix plans to raise the price of its streaming services by "one or two dollars" a month, it said in a Monday earnings report.

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<![CDATA[Journalist Says Google Glass Led to SF Assault]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 06:00:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/04-14-2014-Kyle-Russell.jpg
Google Glass appears to have inspired an attack in San Francisco. Kyle Russell, a Berkeley-based tech reporter for Business Insider, had his Google Glass ripped from his face and "smashed on the ground"...

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<![CDATA[Google Is Letting Anyone in the U.S. Buy Glass – Only for One Day]]> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:07:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fb-04-14-2014-google-glass.jpg
Any adult in this country can become an Explorer by visiting the Google Glass site and buying Glass for $1,500 plus tax.

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<![CDATA[Martian Flying Saucer is Real Enough for NASA]]> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:48:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/rocket-sled-test-nasa-saucer.gif
The objects resemble flying saucers, but actually are designed to help spacecraft slow down after screaming into the Martian atmosphere.

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<![CDATA[Must See: Giant Tetris Game Draws Crowd]]> Tue, 08 Apr 2014 04:28:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pa-tetris_1200x675_219161155683.jpg
Hundreds of Tetris fans got to play a super-sized version of the popular interlocking shapes game in Philadelphia on Saturday.]]>
<![CDATA[Many Dodgers Fans Unable to Watch Games as Season Gets Underway]]> Fri, 04 Apr 2014 09:24:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/dodgersstadiumgame5.jpg
It’s déjà vu all over again for Los Angeles sports fans. Just like with the Lakers last year, Dodgers supporters are unable to watch their team unless they have Time Warner Cable.]]>
<![CDATA[Mozilla CEO Quits After Backlash]]> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 18:54:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/04-03-2014-Brendan-Eich.jpg
Mozilla's newly-appointed CEO Brendan Eich has stepped down following calls for him to resign over his support for California's anti-gay marriage bill Prop. 8. Eich's $1,000 donation to support Prop.]]>
<![CDATA[The Best April Fools' Jokes From Across the Web]]> Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:55:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/chicken-april-fools86159934.jpg
Won't get fooled again? The Internet is full of so many April Fools' jokes today that it's hard to believe anyone with a smartphone will fall victim to a friend or family member's

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<![CDATA[Facebook "Friend" Burglarizes Vacationers: Police]]> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 06:43:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/checkin1.jpg
Stacey Grant was so excited about a family spring break trip to Las Vegas -- their first in two years -- that she posted social media updates on her whereabouts.]]>
<![CDATA[Texting-and-Driving Vigilante Exposes Distracted Drivers]]> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 17:53:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/03-25-2014-twitspotting.jpg
As part of his high-tech campaign to get drivers off their phones, a Silicon Valley graphic designer named Brian Singer has been snapping photos of people he sees texting behind the wheel.

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<![CDATA[Assemblyman Pushes for Aerospace Jobs in South Bay]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:48:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/198*120/01-hornet.JPG
A California assemblyman is leading the effort to save aerospace jobs in a district that was once, and in some cases still is, considered a hub for the industry.]]>
<![CDATA[Twitter Celebrates 8th Birthday With #FirstTweet]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:53:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/162211003.jpg
San Francisco-based Twitter is celebrating its 8th birthday with a #flashbackfriday trick that lets tweeps see their first post on the microblogging site. Twitter set up a website, First-Tweets.com, to...

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<![CDATA["Big Bang" Professor Speaks Out]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 10:56:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/03-20-2014-big-bang-prof.jpg
It’s been two weeks since Stanford physics professor Andrei Linde found out that his Big Bang theory was actually true, but he’s still reeling from the repercussions. Since the announcement was made...

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<![CDATA[Stevie Wonder Touts Technology for Impaired]]> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 04:05:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Stevie-Wonder-SD-0320.jpg
Music legend Stevie Wonder was in San Diego Thursday, not for a performance, but checking out new gadgets showcased at the International Technology and Persons with Disabilities

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<![CDATA[Mystery Tech Tenant]]> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:13:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/03-19-2014-sj-tech-office.jpg
Who’s the mystery tenant moving into San Jose's biggest-ever office park? That’s the million-dollar question everyone in Silicon Valley is scrambling to answer. Speculation started flying as soon as San...

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<![CDATA[Rally Held to Fight $1B School iPad Plan]]> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 06:05:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/169621082.jpg
A rally for "Repairs Not iPads" was held Tuesday to fight a $1 billion plan in the nation's second-largest school district to put an iPad in the hands of its 650,000 students.

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<![CDATA[Google Hangouts, Chats Restored For Some Users]]> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:44:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/466915567.jpg
Google restored service for some users after its chat services, which include Google Talk and Hangouts on Google+, went down on Monday. The spreadsheet program Google Sheets was fully restored after it...

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<![CDATA[Apps, Gadgets Aim for Spring Break Safety]]> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 09:34:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/169937693.jpg
It might be easy to forget about staying safe between all the drugs and the drinks this spring break, but your health and safety should always be a top priority. Here's a list of awesome, easy-to-use gadgets and...

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<![CDATA[Bad News for Amazon Prime Members]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:52:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/amazon-453056767.jpg
If you've ever wanted to sign up for Amazon Prime, you have a week to do so before a big price hike takes effect. The cost of a standard "Prime" membership is set to set you back $99, up from $79.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Feelings Are Contagious?]]> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:41:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
New research from the University of California, San Diego, has found that feelings shared on Facebook – via negative or positive posts or status updates – are contagious among online friends.]]>
<![CDATA[Police Warn Parents of "Sexting" Teens]]> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:16:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/cellphone-generic.jpg
After the third "sexting" incident in a month, a Southern California police department is warning parents of young teens about the dangers of sending sexually explicit photos or messages over their phones.]]>
<![CDATA[Why the LIVR App Is Too Good To Be True ]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 13:09:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/gizmodolivr.jpg
LIVR, the hottest app set to launch at SXSW turned out to be a hoax intended to fool the media, Gizmodo reported. The parody app, named after the organ it will destroy while you use it, was meant to be a social...]]>
<![CDATA[CA Mulls How to Regulate "Driverless Cars"]]> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 17:54:22 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/172*120/152766339_8.jpg
Once the stuff of science fiction, “Driverless cars” could be commercially available by decade's end.

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<![CDATA[Teens Abuse Yik Yak to Make Threats]]> Sat, 08 Mar 2014 21:49:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/yik+yak.jpg
Concerns over abuse of the new Yik Yak app ranging from fake bomb threats to bullying hit Southern California this week as a prank threat posted on the app left thousands of students on lockdown while a...]]>
<![CDATA[Netflix Customers Targeted in "New" Scam]]> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:24:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/blackberry-playbook-no-netflix-support-thumb-550xauto-84596.jpg
A recent phishing scam targeting Netflix customers was so bold it even took a security expert by surprise.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Barge Sets Sail in Calif.]]> Sun, 09 Mar 2014 17:36:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/googlebarge.jpg
The mysterious Google barge seen floating in the San Francisco Bay has docked in a city sometimes hailed as the "asparagus capital of the world," making its new home in Stockton,

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<![CDATA[Israeli Prime Minister in Silicon Valley]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 17:32:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/03-05-2014-netanyahu-brown.jpg
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a swing through the Silicon Valley to meet with high-tech leaders and sign a pro-business agreement with Gov. Jerry Brown.

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<![CDATA[5 Ways RadioShack Could Reinvent Itself]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 14:12:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/radioshack2.jpg
RadioShack reminded us all why we love it last month with its '80s-themed Super Bowl commercial — but it wasn't enough to reverse the tide of poor sales. The retro retailer plans to close 1,100 of its

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<![CDATA[Asteroid Will Be Closer Than Moon During Fly-By]]> Wed, 05 Mar 2014 10:10:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/asteroid20140304-640.jpg
DX110 will be close, relative to other asteroids, but still 217,000 miles away and no threat to Earth.

Photo Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Is Looking for Full-Time Cop]]> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 17:19:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/facebook19.jpg
Facebook is poised to become the first private company in the country to bankroll a full-time beat cop, and several experts say this is likely a blueprint for many more similar partnerships.

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<![CDATA["Minecraft" Film in Development]]> Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:06:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_minecraft0725_test_mezzn.jpg
After the uber success of "The Lego Movie," another popular video game that allows you to utilize your imagination, "Minecraft," is also headed to a theater near you.]]>