<![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 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:23:56 -0800 Sat, 20 Dec 2014 19:23:56 -0800 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Experts: WWIII Looks Like Sony Hack]]> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 06:03:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/N6P-SONY-KOREA-HACK-PKG---03282609.jpg
The term “cyber warfare” has been thrown around for years, with security experts wondering what the effects of a damaging cyber attack might look like. Now we know: a Hollywood studio left paralyzed, and...

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<![CDATA[Hackers Fake Tech Support to Invade Computers]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 20:37:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/12-16-14_Mac_Hack.JPG
Hackers try to trick computer users by offering phony online "tech support."]]>
<![CDATA[Odd Google Searches That Trended in 2014]]> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:08:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/453920462.jpg
Google has released its 2014 list of its most common search requests. Many popular searches weren't surprising, like The World Cup international football competition, comedian Robin Williams, and the Disney...

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<![CDATA[Robot Employees at San Jose OSH Store]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 14:07:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/217*120/0514-OSH.jpg
In the future, maybe you can take the driverless car to the San Jose location of Orchard Supply Hardware, where robotic clerks are already busy helping human customers.

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<![CDATA[SF Nonprofit Teaches San Quentin Inmates How to Code]]> Mon, 01 Dec 2014 23:45:33 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1201-2014-InmateCoding.jpg
San Francisco-based nonprofit The Last Mile is running a program titled Code 7370, which teaches San Quentin inmates HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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<![CDATA[Local Amazon Packing Plant Hums on Cyber Monday]]> Tue, 02 Dec 2014 08:17:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/196*120/Capture54.JPG
On what might be the busiest online shopping day of the season, an Amazon shipping plant in San Bernardino sent out thousands of packages at high speed.

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<![CDATA["Doorman" Keeps Online Orders Safe]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:42:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1125-2014-Doorman.jpg
A San Francisco start-up wants to make sure you never miss a package again, or have one stolen off your doorstep. Doorman delivers boxes and envelopes to your door, when you are home.

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<![CDATA[3-D Printing Gives Chance to Little Girl Born With Heart Defect ]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 06:31:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/195*120/11-24-14_Heart-Defect-Surgery-Hensel.JPG
Esther Perez was born with heart defects that could have taken her young life, but thanks to a series of breakthrough procedures at Children’s Hospital in Los Angeles, the now-14-month-old little girl is...]]>
<![CDATA[7 Tech Trends for 2015]]> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:34:08 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP836878317132.jpg
Will 2015 be the year of wearable tech? The long-awaited Apple Watch will be making its debut in early 2015 and consumers will be able to get their hands on newly available 3D printers to make food and...

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<![CDATA[Company Unveils Electronically-Powered Skates]]> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:18:37 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1121-2014-RocketSkates.jpg
Acton, a Southern California company, has developed electronically-powered skates, with no pushing required.

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<![CDATA[Auto Show: Chevrolet Gran Turismo Concept]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:03:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/11-21-2014-la-auto-show-459259756_10+%281%29.jpg
Chevrolet brought its design for a downloadable Gran Turismo 6 concept car to the 2014 LA Auto Show. The design was inspired by the outrageous Chaparral Can-Am race cars of the 1960s and 70s.

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<![CDATA[Drivers Try to Trick Popular Traffic App Waze]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 07:51:06 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/11-20-14-waze-app.JPG
Westside Los Angeles residents are working to fool Waze — a popular traffic app — into believing the side streets are clogged, so that the app stops diverting traffic into their neighborhoods.

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<![CDATA[FB Shuttle Drivers “Like” Union Bid]]> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:11:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who take Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley overwhelmingly gave the "thumbs up" to forming a union on Wednesday, after they had complained publicly for months about their low pay...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Drivers Vote to Unionize, Demand More Pay]]> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 13:58:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/fb16.jpg
Shuttle bus drivers who schlep Facebook employees to and from Silicon Valley began voting on Wednesday on whether to form a union, arguing they have an archaic relationship with the tech giant, comparing...

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<![CDATA[Google "Trekkers" Maps Hiking Trail]]> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:23:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1118-2014-GoogleTrekker1.jpg
Google "trekkers" are helping you map out your next hiking trip and get a feel for being on the trail. The backpack-type trekker carries 15 cameras and records the hiker's every move with the same technology...

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<![CDATA[WATCH: Tony Hawk Rides Hoverboard]]> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 05:28:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-11-17+at+3.26.35+PM.png
The pro skateboarder tested the $10,000 prototype Hendo Hoverboard after husband and wife Greg and Jill Henderson launched a Kickstarter to fund it.
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<![CDATA[Uber Wants to Raise $1 Billion to Expand Service]]> Sun, 09 Nov 2014 11:34:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/uber-451549230.jpg
Uber wants to raise $1 billion to further expand their service worldwide.

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<![CDATA[Living a Data-Free Day in 2014: Not Easy]]> Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:07:32 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/smartphone+generic1.jpg
As smartphones and smart technologies increasingly become part of our everyday lives, it’s become incredibly difficult to live data-free or go a day without generating a signal data footprint on the technology...

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<![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 17:59:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/15011952803_64c309615d_o.jpg
The planned launch of a rocket from a NASA launchpad in Virginia was aborted at the last minute Monday night, over a possible boat nearby in the launch area. But although the mission was aborted, skygazers...

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<![CDATA[Company Paid Workers $1.21 An Hour]]> Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:47:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/1022-2014-EFI.jpg
A California based tech company has been slapped with a fine and ordered to pay thousands of dollars in back wages after a United States Department of Labor investigation revealed the company paid workers $1.21...

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<![CDATA[Silicon Valley Company Develops Hoverboard]]> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:43:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/hoverboard-raw-two---00005717.jpg
NBC Bay Area's Scott Budman got to to for a ride on a real hoverboard.

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<![CDATA[LA Shoppers Not Sold on Apple Pay]]> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:19:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/516604997.jpg
Apple Pay failed to find immediate favor with LA shoppers when it launched Monday morning.

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<![CDATA[Apple Event: New iPads Announced]]> Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:11:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/new-ipad-AP903945536056_0.jpg
Check out the newest products and programs tech giant Apple announced on Oct. 16, 2014.

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<![CDATA[NASA Ames Hosts Open House on 75th Anniversary]]> Wed, 15 Oct 2014 11:03:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/ames-aerial-2012_0.jpg
NASA Ames Research Center offers open house on 75th anniversary.

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<![CDATA[Report Links GoPro to Brain Injury]]> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:12:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP886669197394.jpg
GoPro shares tumbled after reports linked the sports-camera maker to the ski accident of retired Formula 1 race car driver Michael Schumacher, sparking safety questions about the use of the cameras.

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<![CDATA[Long Beach Fire Deploys App to Speed CPR Response]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 20:38:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/199*120/pulsepoint+app.JPG
Long Beach has signed on to a new smartphone app that alerts you when someone needs CPR, and emergency personnel said the connection could mean the difference between life and death.]]>