<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usFri, 02 Dec 2016 12:20:32 -0800Fri, 02 Dec 2016 12:20:32 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Deep Learning: Teaching Computers to Predict the Future]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 10:16:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/atlas-computer.jpg
Researchers have configured computers to predict the immediate future by examining a photograph, NBC News reported. A program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has analyzed 2 million videos to see how...

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<![CDATA[Tech Companies Show us How We'll Watch Sports in the Future]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 19:45:30 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/vr-budman.jpg
I just watched football on a virtual reality headset.No offense to our network’s “Thursday Night Football,” but VR is super immersive, and it feels really cool to virtually stand on the field or walk...

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<![CDATA[Taking the Plunge: Michael Phelps Looks to Dip Into Tech ]]> Thu, 01 Dec 2016 10:30:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/mikemikemike.jpg
Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Rules Apply to Everyone, Including Donald Trump]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 17:22:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TrumpTwitter.jpg
Twitter's rules apply to everyone, including the future president of the United States.

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<![CDATA[WATCH: New Drone Video Shows Apple 'Spaceship' Almost Done]]> Tue, 29 Nov 2016 08:41:10 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/applespaceship.jpg
A new drone video released over the Thanksgiving weekend shows that Apple's new "Spaceship" building in Cupertino is nearly completed.David Sexton, who runs Sexton Videography, made a trip from his hometown...

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<![CDATA[Holiday Toys Go High Tech]]> Mon, 28 Nov 2016 06:25:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_hatchimal_1500x845.jpg
From artificial intelligence in Hot Wheels to Barbie's dream smart home controlled through an iPad, this year's gifts for the holidays adapt new technology to add a new spin on traditional toys for children.

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<![CDATA[Gift Guide for Gamers on Your Holiday List]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:40:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/223*120/Game-Splitter.jpg
This holiday season, the ghosts of video games past, present and future will be visiting the gift lists of players everywhere, and we have the hot items to make everyone happy.]]>
<![CDATA[Top Holiday Gifts for Gamers]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 11:03:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Gifts21.jpg
From hardware to software to desktop gaming, this gallery offers a bit of everything for the game players on your holiday gift list this year.

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<![CDATA[LA Auto Show Images: The Unusual and Unexpected]]> Wed, 23 Nov 2016 07:15:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/11-23-2016-la-auto-show-uexpected-moose.jpg
There are some eye catching and surprising sights at the LA Auto Show.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Users Get $15 Check From Class Action Settlement]]> Tue, 22 Nov 2016 18:02:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/facebook-logo2.jpg
Some of Facebook's 1.8 billion users have recently received a $15 check from the social media giant in the mail, leaving many recipients scratching their heads. "Is this check real?" The answer is: Yes.

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<![CDATA[Google's Digital Death Sentence]]> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 03:44:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16132525649141-google-generic.jpg
Some of Google's unwitting users are learning a harsh lesson: If you violate the company's policies, it can abruptly cut you off from your Gmail account, online photos and other vital digital services.

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<![CDATA[3D Printed Supercar on Display at LA Auto Show]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 08:45:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/206*120/11-17-2016-3d-printed-car-la-auto-show.jpg
Divergent 3D's printed supercar greets visitors in the atrium of the LA Convention Center at the LA Auto Show.

Photo Credit: Jon Lloyd]]>
<![CDATA[The Great Twitter ‘Purge’: Are Accounts Being Unfairly Cut?]]> Thu, 17 Nov 2016 13:12:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/twitter+generic+logo.jpg
As if there wasn’t already enough tension surrounding politics and social media, but on Tuesday reports emerged of what some called a Twitter “alt-right purge” – the culling of accounts that spewed hate speech.

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<![CDATA[Russia Continues Hacking, Gathering Intelligence on US]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:40:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-478186613cyber.jpg
Russia has always placed a top priority on gathering as much intelligence as it can about American government officials, and the team now gathering around the new president-elect is no exception.

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<![CDATA[Twitter Takes New Steps to Address Cyberbullying]]> Tue, 15 Nov 2016 08:28:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Twitter-generic1.jpg
Twitter says it's giving users more tools to combat abuse that's becoming more common on the social media platform. Users are getting more options for muting tweets they don't want to see, the company said in a...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Powerful Imaging Satellite Launched From Vandenberg]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 13:12:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/203*120/11-11-2016-rocket-launch-vandenberg-afb.JPG
A rocket carrying a commercial satellite launched Friday morning from a military base along the California coast.

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<![CDATA[Bionic Eyes Give 88-Year-Old Man New Sight]]> Fri, 11 Nov 2016 04:30:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Bionic_Eyes_Give_88-Year-Old_Man_New_Sight_1200x675_805945411625.jpg
The chipper and charming gentleman loves technology and enjoys learning how to use it and he's ready to learn how to use his new "eyes" for the first time in decades.

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<![CDATA[In Venice, Snapchat Debuts Snapbot Vending Machine]]> Thu, 10 Nov 2016 12:30:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/knbc-snapchat-snapbot-spectacles+%281%29.jpg
Snapchat’s Snapbot, a cartoonish bright yellow vending machine that sells the company’s video glasses, has landed.

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<![CDATA[3-D Technology Helps Girl Play to the Beat of Own Drum]]> Wed, 09 Nov 2016 08:03:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Drummer_Girl_Jayna_Doll_1200x675_804724291963.jpg
Doctors removed half of Jayna's brain when she was a baby to prevent life-threatening seizures. The surgery meant she couldn't use part of her left side -- until engineering students used 3-D printing technology...]]>
<![CDATA[Top Google Doodles]]> Tue, 08 Nov 2016 04:33:44 -0800 2016 US Election Day doodle leads to a tool that helps users find their polling place, after playing a cute animation.]]> 2016 US Election Day doodle leads to a tool that helps users find their polling place, after playing a cute animation.]]> http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/election-doodle.png
Since 1998, Google has created more than 2,000 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.

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<![CDATA[Tesla Sues Oil Exec]]> Fri, 04 Nov 2016 03:19:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-490597798.jpg
Tesla Motors has filed suit against an oil industry executive, claiming the man impersonated the company's CEO Elon Musk in an email message, according to a report by Forbes.The complaint was filed Wednesday...

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<![CDATA[Want a Martini at a Facebook Bar? Soon, Maybe You Can]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 10:30:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/facebook35.jpg
Sometime in the near future, folks will be able to sip a martini at a Facebook bar, eat a steak at a Facebook restaurant and fluff up their nighttime pillows at a Facebook hotel.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Beats Third-Quarter Earnings Expectations]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 12:39:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_49057729444.jpg
Facebook reported quarterly earnings and revenue Wednesday that beat analyst expectations, as it added more users than Wall Street expected, CNBC reported.The social media giant posted adjusted earnings...

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<![CDATA[Apple Patents Foldable Phone]]> Wed, 02 Nov 2016 04:11:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Apple+Patent.JPG
A newly issued patent provides a clue about the direction of Apple’s future iPhone: It might fold. But not in a bad way. The phone could have an interior flexible enough to fold, giving the user twice the...

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<![CDATA[LA Gaming Event Expected to Draw Millions]]> Sat, 29 Oct 2016 00:20:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-league-of-legends.jpg
The 2016 League of Legends World Championship is taking place in downtown Los Angeles.]]>
<![CDATA[ Live Blog: Apple Holds Fall Event]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:31:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/AP_16301642565207.jpg
Apple on Thursday held its fall event, updating its Mac lineup, including adding a touch-sensitive panel to the MacBook Pro.

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<![CDATA[The 'Uber for Kids' Niche]]> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:15:44 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1026-2016-zum.jpg
New ride-hailing companies are going where the traditional ones can’t, targeting kids and their parents who need help juggling work and parenting responsibilities. Eleven-year old Coco, of Los Gatos...

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<![CDATA[Truck-Driving Instructor Opposes Awake Safety App]]> Wed, 26 Oct 2016 18:27:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Trucker_Opposes_Awake_Safety_App_1200x675_794525763730.jpg
A truck-driving instructor says the only remedy for sleepiness while driving is getting sleep, not so-called stay-awake apps. Lolita Lopez reports for the NBC4 News on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016.]]>