<![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-usSun, 26 Jun 2016 10:23:54 -0700Sun, 26 Jun 2016 10:23:54 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[House Dems Stream Sit-In]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 04:15:58 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Periscope-GettyImages-473860588.jpg
The shot wasn’t always steady, and sometimes people got in the way.Such are the perils of recording video on a cellphone.Streaming media conveyed House Democrats' message to the masses when C-SPAN cameras...

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<![CDATA[Robo Dog Does Dishes, Plays Fetch]]> Fri, 24 Jun 2016 03:13:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/robot9.jpg
A new robotic pup does a lot of things real dogs are known for — it plays fetch, hides under the dinner table and even cleans up dirty dishes — only without the slobber. Boston Dynamics, a Massachusetts-based...

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<![CDATA[LA First to Try Waze's Difficult Intersections Feature ]]> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:43:18 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/waze2.jpg
Navigation app Waze has created a new routing feature aimed at make driving in Los Angeles a little less stressful.

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<![CDATA[Uber, Lyft Threaten to Leave Chi.]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 15:53:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Uber-X-Generic.jpg
Uber and Lyft are threatening to leave Chicago if a rideshare ordinance that was unanimously approved Friday by a joint City Council committee passes the full council next week."It would make true ridesharing...

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<![CDATA[Hacker Floods ISIS Twitter Accounts With LGBT Messages]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 14:44:15 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-180483176.jpg
A hacker associated with Anonymous has gained control of what had been pro-ISIS Twitter accounts, according to NBC News. The hacker, who goes by the name WauchulaGhost, took control of the accounts and flooded...

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<![CDATA[Are We There Yet? Juno to Rendezvous With Jupiter]]> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 04:11:00 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/207*120/06-16-2016-jupiter-juno-nasa.jpg
A NASA spacecraft is on track to rendezvous with Jupiter after a nearly five-year journey.

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<![CDATA[Tim Cook Reacts to Fla. Shooting]]> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:59:59 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-539895888.jpg
Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed the massacre in Orlando and asked for a moment of silence Monday at the tech giant's annual developer's conference. Cook spoke to the crowd Monday at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium...

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<![CDATA[New Elements Named After Japan, Moscow, Tennessee]]> Wed, 08 Jun 2016 14:17:19 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/PeriodicTable-AP_16160694814924.jpg
Four new names are going to be added to the periodic table of elements, according to NBC News.Three of the new elements will honor Moscow, Japan and Tennessee. The fourth is named for Russian physicist...

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<![CDATA[Apple Reporting Outages for Some of Its Services]]> Thu, 02 Jun 2016 16:32:20 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/184*120/apple-10-GettyImages-532737516_master.jpg
Some of Apple's core services came back online Thursday evening after an outage that affected the App store and some functions of iCloud, CNBC reported.Starting between 3 and 4 p.m.

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<![CDATA[Neighbors of Airbnb Houses Now Free to Complain]]> Tue, 31 May 2016 19:47:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/airbnb-stock-image-airbnb-generic.jpg
Airbnb provides the opportunity for guests to rate hosts and vice versa. Now, neighbors nearby can chime in.

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<![CDATA[Why Not Use Streaming Technology for Aircraft Data? ]]> Sun, 29 May 2016 14:27:35 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/VoiceRecorderAircraft-GettyImages-461475586%281%29.jpg
The use of black boxes to record critical flight data is striking many experts as antiquated, even though technology exists to stream information from an aircraft to a ground computer, according to NBC

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<![CDATA[Zuckerberg to Raze, Replace Four Homes]]> Mon, 23 May 2016 19:40:17 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_690435554351.jpg
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is creating more space around his Palo Alto home.

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Postpones Rocket Launch, Attempted Landing]]> Thu, 26 May 2016 17:48:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_40364550147.jpg
SpaceX postponed the satellite launch of a rocket that would attempt to land on a ship at sea for a third time Thursday, NBC News reported.The launch was postponed until Friday, because of a “tiny glitch...

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<![CDATA[Firefighters' Drone Use Grows]]> Wed, 25 May 2016 15:32:34 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/2016-05-25-drone.jpg
As firefighters braved the smoke and flames from the ground and rooftops, a small object soared above their heads Wednesday morning, trying to assist their efforts as a five-alarm fire ripped through a...]]>
<![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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