<![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, 18 Sep 2014 02:51:16 -0700 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 02:51:16 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Audi Gets First Permit to Test Driverless Cars in California]]> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:34:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/193*120/Traffic_Jam_Pilot_California.jpg
Facebook leaders met on Wednesday with a group of Bay Area drag queens to address concerns the Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence raised about the site's "real names" policy. The meeting came after the Sisters and...

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<![CDATA[Apple Releases Tool to Remove U2 Album]]> Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:14:07 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/455053622.jpg
Some iPhone users are not happy that U2's new album, "Songs of Innocence," was automatically added to their iTunes music library, free of charge. In response, Apple has released a special tool that lets people...

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<![CDATA[Twitter Investigating Threats with Possible Links to ISIS]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:17:09 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/TWITTER-ISIS-THREATS-SOT-TZ---18281826.jpg
A portion of Six Flags Magic Mountain's wooden Colossus coaster collapsed Monday when the decades-old ride caught fire at the theme park north of Los Angeles.

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<![CDATA[The Apple Watch: What You Need to Know]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 04:51:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-watch-thumb-new.jpg
Surprise! U2 unexpectedly dropped its first new record in five years Tuesday and is giving it away for free on iTunes.

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<![CDATA[Apple's New Watch, iPhones]]> Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:22:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-iwatch-1.jpg
Apple announced two new iPhone models, the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and its new Apple Watch at an event in Cupertino on Sept. 9.

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<![CDATA[Apple Unveils Sleek New Watch]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 17:26:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/edt-apple-lead-455042032.jpg
An Indiana couple accused of holding a woman captive for two months, often locking her in a small wooden cage, was charged Monday with rape, criminal confinement, kidnapping and other felonies in a case...

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<![CDATA[How to Sell Your iPhone for the Most Money]]> Tue, 09 Sep 2014 11:06:03 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_iphone_edited.jpg
Apple says that some celebrity accounts were deliberately targeted and hacked, leading to the posting of nude photos online. The company says its investigation found that individual accounts had been compromised...

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<![CDATA[Live from Cupertino: Apple Will Live Stream Sept. 9 Event]]> Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:54:32 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/179*120/tim+cook+2.jpg
As of Monday, the aerial image of the he futuristic Apple Campus 2 under construction in Cupertino, California had more than 1 million views and 500 comments. The campus, which has been nicknamed a...

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<![CDATA[Drones Used to Examine Quake Damage to Napa's Historic Sites]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 07:01:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/0904-2014-NapaDrone.jpg
Following the 6.0 magnitude earthquake in Napa, top California politicians will join scientists and government leaders from around the world to discuss plans to pay for an early warning system that gives people...

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<![CDATA[Apple Rejects Apps Lacking Information, Bugs, Bad Design]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:31:49 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/apple+logo2.JPG
Apple rejects most of its developers' apps because of incomplete information, bugs, bad interface and not complying with the developer guidelines.

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<![CDATA[FAA Rules Make Drone Jobs Head Overseas]]> Mon, 01 Sep 2014 21:31:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/amazon-rone.jpg
Lack of Federal Aviation Administration rules for drones has made companies test and research outside the United States -- and taking their jobs with them.]]>
<![CDATA[Drone Captures Apple's New Campus]]> Fri, 05 Sep 2014 11:44:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/apple8.jpg
Apple's new Cupertino headquarters is starting to take shape. The progress can be seen in an image posted on the City of Cupertino's website recently. The outline of the so-called "spaceship" is...

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<![CDATA[Apple to Unveil New Products ]]> Fri, 29 Aug 2014 03:58:46 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2014-08-28-apple-invitation-thumbnail.jpg
Apple has made it official: The next gadget event will be September 9th. The Cupertino company sent out official invitations to the press Thursday morning, with a date (September 9th), time, and place...

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<![CDATA[HP Recalls Computer Power Cords for Burn Hazard]]> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 10:31:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/20140826+PowerCord.jpg
Hewlett-Packard is recalling almost 5.6 million power cords in the U.S. for notebook computers because they can overheat and catch fire. Two people have reported they suffered burns and 13 people...]]>
<![CDATA[Apple Rolls out iPhone Battery Replacement Program]]> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:40:37 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/tlmd_iphone_5_nuevo_12.jpg
Animal Services workers rescued 31 horses, three llamas, four miniature cattle, five geese and one dog from a San Diego County property over the weekend. Pictures taken after the seizure show...

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<![CDATA[Clippers Owner Ballmer Steps Down From Microsoft]]> Tue, 19 Aug 2014 19:58:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/Steve+Ballmer+Clips+1.JPG
The Los Angeles Clippers held a fan rally to introduce billionaire owner Steve Ballmer to the fans and the public, and the former Microsoft executive did not disappoint.]]>
<![CDATA[Apple's "Spaceship" Headquarters Taking Shape]]> Sat, 09 Aug 2014 11:47:16 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/08082014-apple-campus.jpg
Apple's new Cupertino headquarters is starting to take shape. The progress can be seen in an image posted on the City of Cupertino's website recently. The outline of the so-called "spaceship" is...

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<![CDATA[Mars Rover Opportunity Sets Distance Record]]> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 15:29:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/169*120/PIA18404_Opportunity_Traverse_25mile_br.jpg
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[Uber Driver Arrested After Assault]]> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:31:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/police-lights-night-shutterstock_54084688.jpg
Taxi drivers in London, Barcelona, Rio De Janeiro and Washingon, D.C., took to the streets in recent months to protest Uber, a cab-hailing service which allows people to summon rides with a smartphone app.

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<![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
The NBC4 ITeam finds some flaws in Uber's driving screening process.

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