<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Tech News]]>Copyright 2016http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/tech http://media.nbcbayarea.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usWed, 25 May 2016 13:53:27 -0700Wed, 25 May 2016 13:53:27 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[New Prosthetic Arm Offers Life-Like Touch]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 16:12:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/NC_prostheticarm0523_1920x1080.jpg
A unique, thought-controlled prosthetic arm developed in part by the Hanger Clinic in Gig Harbor, Washington, uses the the body's nerve signals to control movement.]]>
<![CDATA[Airbnb Slapped With Suit for Discrimination, Violation of Civil Rights]]> Thu, 19 May 2016 17:00:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AIRBNB5.jpg
Airbnb was slapped with a proposed class action in a Washington D.C. federal court Tuesday for allegedly violating the fair housing act and the civil rights of its African-American users.]]>
<![CDATA[LinkedIn: Millions May Be Affected by New Data Leak]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 14:57:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/linkedin+logo.jpg
LinkedIn is aware of a set of over 100 million users' data that may have been released online by a hacker, the social media network said Wednesday.The password and email data that have apparently been...

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<![CDATA[Shuttle Fuel Tank Arrives for Final Leg of Journey]]> Wed, 18 May 2016 16:55:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/05-18-2016-shuttle-tank-et94.JPG
The lone remaining external fuel tank from NASA's space shuttle program arrived early Wednesday in Marina del Rey for the final leg of its journey to the California Science Center.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Exec on Losing Husband]]> Mon, 16 May 2016 11:45:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CAL+GRADUATION+-+14400209.jpg
Commencement speeches usually strike a celebratory tone, but Facebook Chief Operating Executive Sheryl Sandberg went against the grain Saturday while addressing UC Berkeley grads and spoke publicly for the first...

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<![CDATA[WordPress to Offer .Blog Domain Extensions ]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 13:29:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/LaptopTyping-GettyImages-500231363.jpg
Website hosting service WordPress.com will offer .blog domain extensions for Internet users later this year, NBC News reports.The domains will be up for grabs this year. Anyone interested can sign up to...

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<![CDATA[Yahoo Working With Congress After Ransomware Attacks Reported on House]]> Thu, 12 May 2016 04:10:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/YAHOO_AP_1603102305581417.jpg
A recent attack from "ransomware" to the House of Representatives prompted Congress to work with Yahoo on security issues, NBC News reported.The House Information Security Office advised representatives...

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<![CDATA[Hyperloop Technology Unveiled]]> Wed, 11 May 2016 20:09:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Hyperloop_Technology_Unveiled_1200x675_684013123736.jpg
Hyperloop One's uber-fast transportation technology was tested in the desert near Las Vegas, giving viewers a preview of the possible future of transit. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 5 & 6 p.m.]]>
<![CDATA[Elon Musk Sleeps at Tesla Factory 'Quite Frequently' ]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 02:09:30 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_540376079789.jpg
If you’re ever wondering where the CEO of Tesla is in the middle of the night, he’s most likely sleeping — inside the Tesla factory.

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<![CDATA[Father and Son Create Kid-Friendly Smartphone Plan]]> Tue, 10 May 2016 13:21:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-ty-stokols.jpg
Eight-year-old Ty Stokols didn't think it was fair his friends couldn't text him, so he's been working to fix that. Ty and his father Stephen Stokols, CEO of FreedomPop, have designed a kid safe smartphone plan...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Prevents 'Face Book' Food]]> Mon, 09 May 2016 23:48:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
A Chinese company has been denied the chance to release food and drink products under the "Face Book" brand name.

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Successfully Lands Falcon 9 Rocket at Sea]]> Fri, 06 May 2016 05:22:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_40364550147.jpg
SpaceX successfully landed its Falcon 9 rocket on an ocean platform early Friday, following the launch of a Japanese communications satellite, NBC News reported.Company representatives weren't optimistic of a...

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<![CDATA[Experts Urge Password Changes After Massive Cyber Attack]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 16:36:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/computer+generic2.JPG
Cybersecurity professionals are warning anyone with a personal email account to change their passwords after stolen user names and passwords were being offered up for sale on the Internet, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Apple Says Service Back After App Store Problem]]> Thu, 05 May 2016 12:46:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/183*120/GettyImages-128349521.jpg
Apple said Thursday morning that "all users" were affected by a problem on its App Store that lasted from about 5 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., CNBC reported.The service had not been "working as expected," Apple...

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<![CDATA[Can Tesla Meet Demand?]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 11:37:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/Large-car-winner-over-50k-Tesla-Model-S-70D.jpg
Tesla sees two executives depart ahead of crucial earning report.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Pays $10K Reward to Boy for Reporting Glitch]]> Wed, 04 May 2016 13:22:42 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_351548094733.jpg
Facebook has given a $10,000 reward to a 10-year-old Finnish boy for finding a glitch in its photo-sharing app, Instagram, according to Reuters. "I wanted to see if Instagram's comment field could stand...

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<![CDATA[Tech-Savvy Gang Members]]> Tue, 03 May 2016 04:45:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/0502-2016-Smartphone.jpg
The FBI in its latest national gang report says the use of technology among gang members is creating "unique challenges for law enforcement."Tech-savvy gang members staying a step ahead of police is also...

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<![CDATA[Study on Why Some Sharks Glow]]> Mon, 02 May 2016 02:43:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/UCSD-Catshark-Glow.jpg
San Diego researchers have discovered that some sharks use their fluorescent glow to communicate with other sharks deep under water, and their research has provided some really cool images to show how it...

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<![CDATA[SCOTUS Approves Rule Change to Expand FBI Hacking Power]]> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 09:01:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/USSupremeCourtBuilding-518005430+%281%29.jpg
The U.S. Supreme Court approved a measure on Thursday that would allow judges to issue warrants for computer searches in any jurisdiction. Civil liberties groups say it unnecessarily expands the FBI's hacking...

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<![CDATA[Bad Apple: Apple Reports 1st Revenue Drop Since '03]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:37:25 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/iPhone-GettyImages-519233078.jpg
Apple says quarterly revenue fell for the first time in more than a decade, as iPhone sales fell compared with a year ago. That's putting more pressure on the world's most valuable public company to come up with...

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<![CDATA[Hanging Up on Robocalls]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 07:13:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/telephone-landline-robocall-04252016.jpg
More being done to stop telemarketers.

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<![CDATA[Snowden Advanced Encryption '7 Years': Spy Chief]]> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 04:42:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/SNOWDEN_AP_334678657241.jpg
Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. government's spying activities spurred advanced encryption technologies by "about seven years," National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday during a talk...

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<![CDATA[Toxic Old TVs Are Ticking Time Bomb for Environment]]> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 04:09:41 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TV_GettyImages-489056935.jpg
The global slump in commodities, marked by low prices of raw materials like lead and copper, is leading to old electronics being dumped and e-recycling companies improperly disposing of them, NBC News...

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<![CDATA[Solar Plane to Land in Bay Area]]> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:55:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-522899362.jpg
The pilot of a solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey said Saturday that stopping in California's Silicon Valley will help link the daring project to the pioneering spirit of the area.Pilot...

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<![CDATA[All-Male Gender Equality Panel Puts PayPal in Hot Water]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 17:49:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/paypal-logo.jpg
Paypal is catching flack following the announcement that it will host a discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The problem? An all-male panel is set to lead that discussion.

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<![CDATA[FBI Paid More Than $1M for iPhone-Cracking Software]]> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 11:24:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/JamesComey-AP_1604052000313874.jpg
The FBI paid more than a million dollars for software to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, NBC News reported. "A lot, more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is...

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<![CDATA[Intel to Cut 12K Jobs, Reducing Workforce by 11 Percent]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 14:09:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/184*120/91022387.jpg
Shares of Intel fell nearly 3 percent after the bell Tuesday as it announced it would cut 12,000 jobs, or 11 percent of its workforce, by 2017, due to restructuring, CNBC reports. Intel, based in Santa Clara,

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<![CDATA[Fitbit Shows Woman Lied About Sexual Assault]]> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:23:28 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-477622012.jpg
A Pennsylvania woman is now on probation after her fitness tracker's information proved she was awake and walking around at a time she claimed to have been sexually assaulted.The woman made a false police...

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<![CDATA[Theranos CEO 'Devastated' About Blood Test Issues]]> Mon, 18 Apr 2016 11:55:01 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_241410476392.jpg
Elizabeth Holmes, founder and CEO of blood-testing company Theranos, said she was "devastated" after an inspection found "critical violations" at her California lab, raising questions about an accuracy of...

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