<![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 Jul 2014 18:37:43 -0700 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 18:37:43 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Phone Chargers and Adapters Recalled]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 14:41:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/recall33.jpg
Two recalls have been issued for chargers that can overheat phones, causing a burn hazard, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

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<![CDATA[Kardashian Game Propels App Company]]> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:26:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/KK11.jpg
The app-maker, Glu Mobile is the publisher of "Kim Kardashian: Hollywood," a free-to-play game from Apple's App Store is enjoying a wave of success after its stock shares jumped 42 percent in recent...

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<![CDATA[Uber: What to Know About Car Service App]]> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:42:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/451565438.jpg
Summoning a driver at a push of a smartphone button is a lot easier than trying to hail a cab during rush hour, which may explain why Uber, a ride-sharing app that connects passengers and car services...

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<![CDATA[30 Md. Cab Companies Suing Uber]]> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:40:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Uber-Council-102313.jpg
More than 30 Maryland cab companies are suing Uber, saying the company is hampering their ability to do business. The lawsuit was filed Thursday in Baltimore Circuit Court, reported the Baltimore

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<![CDATA[NASA Launches Carbon-Sniffing Satellite]]> Sun, 06 Jul 2014 21:41:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Carbon+Sniffing+Satellite+Illustration.jpg
A carbon sniffing satellite was launched into orbit on Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base charged with the task to study and track the levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere.

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<![CDATA[Users Angered at Facebook Emotion-Manipulation Study]]> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 12:56:27 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/163*120/facebook_computer_user.jpg
Facebook is dealing with a lot of unhappy users Monday morning after the Menlo Park company tweaked the feeds of thousands of users, the Today Show reported.]]>
<![CDATA[Is Oakland the New Silicon Valley?]]> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:35:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/219*120/jacklondonsquare.jpg
Tech companies are now branching out into the East Bay, favoring Oakland after being priced out of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley. Erik Collier serves as one of the general managers of Ask.com, a...]]>
<![CDATA[SF Parking App Makers Threatened With Fines, Lawsuit]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 07:32:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/06-23-2014-parking-app.jpg
Silicon Valley entrepreneurs who think they can solve San Francisco’s parking woes – and make some cash at the same time – are busy launching new apps that match drivers in need with much-coveted parking...

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<![CDATA[Daughter's Letter Gets Dad Week Off of Work at Google]]> Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:15:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_07_google_car.jpg
A little girl's summer wish came true thanks to a letter she wrote to Google. Katie wanted her dad, who works at Google, to spend more time with her, so she wrote the Mountain View company a letter asking...]]>
<![CDATA[Google Doodle Takes on Office Workers Sneaking Peeks at World Cup ]]> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 10:36:29 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/worldcupgoogledoodle.jpg
Google outted office workers around the world with a doodle that features the iconic "Google" letters sitting around a conference table watching a World Cup game.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Down for the Second Time This Week]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:03:08 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP120112075763.jpg
Facebook appeared to be experiencing an outage on Friday afternoon. Users attempting to log on would see either a blank screen or an error message. This is the second time this week the popular...

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<![CDATA[Crime Data Show iPhone "Kill Switch" Cuts Thefts]]> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 05:42:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smartphone+kill+switch+movement.jpg
New crime data show Apple's addition of a "kill switch" to its iPhones last September has sharply reduced robberies and thefts, authorities said Thursday.

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<![CDATA[NASA Tracks "Zombie" Spacecraft]]> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 08:20:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/06-17-2014-nasa-mcdonalds.jpg
Engineers, camped out at a McDonald's, try to bring a spaceship back home.

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<![CDATA[Use of License-Plate Readers Sparks Concern]]> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 17:30:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DGreen01Cropped.jpg
Documents obtained by The Center for Investigative Reporting show that a leading maker of license-plate readers wants to merge the vehicle identification technology with other sources of identifying information,...

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<![CDATA[Target Fixes Glitch That Caused Delays at Checkout]]> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:29:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/target9.JPG
Target says it has fixed a glitch that caused delays at checkouts at some of its U.S. stores Sunday.

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<![CDATA[Electric Car Maker Tesla Will Open Up All Its Patents]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 06:41:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt131282111.jpg
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is sharing its technological brainpower with the world and will open up all of its patents in an effort to boost electric car production. Jean Elle reports.

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<![CDATA[Tesla to Open Up Its Electric Car Patents]]> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 05:49:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tesla_models_car_red.jpg
Electric car maker Tesla Motors is sharing its technological brainpower with the world and will open up all of its patents in an effort to boost electric car production. "Tesla will not initiate patent lawsuits...

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<![CDATA[TweetDeck Security Issue Gives Hackers Access to Accounts]]> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 10:27:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*160/tweetdeck18.jpg
Users of Twitter's popular web app TweetDeck are encouraged to log out of their account right away. Users reported on Wednesday morning that the app was creating pop-up alerts all by itself. The issue seemed to]]>
<![CDATA[LAPD Drones Raise Privacy Concerns]]> Sun, 01 Jun 2014 16:58:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/lapd+drone+web+copy.jpg
The Los Angeles Police Department’s recent acquisition of two drones has the ACLU concerned over potential privacy issues.

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<![CDATA[Hidden Money Stashed Across California]]> Wed, 28 May 2014 07:41:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SamTrans+Money3.jpg
A person who said they made money flipping houses is hiding money across California and using Twitter to send out tips where to find the cash. Mekahlo Medina reports for NBC4 News at 6]]>
<![CDATA[China Hacking Charges Tied to SoCal Business]]> Tue, 20 May 2014 03:56:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/184*120/solarworld-solar-world.jpg
A solar panel company with an office in Camarillo is among the manufacturers that a federal indictment alleges were the target of cyber espionage committed by conspirators, including military men, in...

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<![CDATA[Dallas-based AT&T Acquires DirecTV in $49B Deal]]> Mon, 19 May 2014 17:20:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/051814+ATandT+headquarters+Dallas.jpg
Dallas based AT&T said it's buying DirecTV in a $49 billion move to bring a larger video subscriber base.

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<![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Mon, 09 Jun 2014 15:02:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Google-Doodle-Winner.jpg
Since 1998, Google has created over 1000 colorful and imaginative doodles to commemorate important holidays and people. Take a look back at some of the most iconic designs from around the world.]]>