<![CDATA[NBC Southern California - Tech News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/NBC4_40x125.png NBC Southern California http://www.nbclosangeles.comen-usMon, 16 Jan 2017 06:58:37 -0800Mon, 16 Jan 2017 06:58:37 -0800NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[IHOP Says Twitter Account Hacked]]> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:30:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/ihop+GettyImages-84259123.jpg
IHOP said that sometime Sunday morning, the company’s Twitter account was hacked when a politically charged retweet appeared that caused some customers to pledge to never eat their golden fluffy pancakes again.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Issues Briefly Affect Some Pages]]> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:03:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Some Facebook pages weren't loading properly Friday for about an hour. The Facebook platform product dashboard didn't indicate any errors, but people on Twitter started tweeting about getting error pages...

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<![CDATA['We Call It a Robot': Exoskeleton Helps Mom Walk Again]]> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 19:08:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/knbc-exoskeleton-mom.jpg
After doctors originally gave Marylou Soto just pain medication for what was later detected as a seriously damaging cyst to her spinal cord, the Orange County mom now has a second chance to walk again.

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<![CDATA[Yahoo CEO to Resign After Verizon Takeover, Company Says]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 00:19:55 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/YAHOO_AP_16254012507905.jpg
Yahoo Inc. announced Monday that CEO Marissa Mayer, one of the highest-profile women in the predominantly male tech world, will resign once the company's merger with Verizon Communications Inc.

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<![CDATA[Echo Accidentally Orders Dollhouses]]> Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:40:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/amazon-echo1.jpg
Be careful what you say around Alexa. A San Diego TV station’s report on Friday about an Amazon Echo — and how a young girl in Texas accidentally bought a dollhouse and 4 pounds of cookies through the...

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<![CDATA[Detroit Auto Show Kicks Off With Self-Driving Cars and More]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:42:28 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AutoShowAM0109_MP4-148397187754400001.jpg
The North American International Auto Show opens Monday in Detroit. The concept cars are cool, but in an industry coming off an unprecedented seventh year of record sales, the spotlight is on the moneymakers.]]>
<![CDATA[Paper Thin TVs on Display at CES]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 20:00:20 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Paper_Thin_TVs_on_Display_at_CES_1200x675_848791107754.jpg
Electronics geeked out for a third day at CES. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[Check Out the Latest Smart Tech at CES 2017]]> Mon, 09 Jan 2017 06:52:16 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/AP_17006057282852-ces.jpg
Bendable smartphones, floating speakers and smart cars are only a fraction of the offerings at the 2017 Consumer Electronic Show. Check out other smart tech that may streamline work and home spaces in the...

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<![CDATA[CES 2017 to Open in Las Vegas]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 09:13:12 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/228*120/CES+thumbnail.JPG
The annual Consumer Electronic Show was set to open Thursday in Las Vegas, and NBC4's Mekahlo Medina got a preview of some of the gadgets featured in this year's show. Mekahlo Medina reports live for Today in LA...

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<![CDATA[CES 2017 Kicks Off]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 15:00:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/630987680-CES-2017-Intel-VR-presentation.jpg
Intel, arguably one of the more sedate companies in Silicon Valley, was apparently so concerned about its Virtual Reality demo Thursday night at the annual CES convention in Las Vegas, company reps handed...

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<![CDATA[CES Tech Conference Kicks off in Las Vegas]]> Thu, 05 Jan 2017 07:16:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CESAM0105_MP4-148362783195600001.jpg
The Consumer Electronics Show gets underway Thursday, Jan. 5 in Las Vegas. Thousands of companies from around the world will unveil products and technologies you might use in the near future.]]>
<![CDATA[CES 2017 Features Smart Wine and More]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:00:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CES_2017_Day_Two_Features_Smart_Wine_and_More_1200x675_847902275652.jpg
Forty football fields worth of new technology, gadgets and robots will be featured at the largest consumer electronics show in the world. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2017.]]>
<![CDATA[What Net Neutrality Could Mean For You]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 19:03:11 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/net+neutrality+protest+open+net+utility+comcast+opposes+generic+pbj.jpg
Net neutrality. If you're not sure what it means, you're not alone. And with a new administration that might overturn it, you're about to hear more about it.]]>
<![CDATA[Cruise Company Carnival Gets Personal With Concierge Tech]]> Wed, 04 Jan 2017 05:28:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/CarnivalCorp..jpg
What if your room on a cruise ship were to unlock automatically as you approach, or if the wait staff could bring your favorite cocktail before you even ask?

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<![CDATA[CES 2017's Trendiest Gadgets]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 19:44:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/257*120/CES-2017.JPG
The world's largest consumer electronics show (CES) kicks off this week in Las Vegas. Mekahlo Medina reports for the NBC4 News at 6 on Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2017.

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<![CDATA[Mark Zuckerberg Says He's No Longer an Atheist]]> Tue, 03 Jan 2017 11:07:07 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_49057729444.jpg
Mark Zuckerberg is an atheist no more. The CEO of the world's largest social media company once had "atheist" in his Facebook profile, but it's been removed, and it appears he believes in a higher power,...

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<![CDATA[Amazon Echo, Google Home: Virtual Assistants or Big Brother?]]> Wed, 28 Dec 2016 20:51:51 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/echo-home.jpg
Devices like the Amazon Echo and Google Home claim to listen and record what we say only after we use trigger words. For the Echo, it's "Alexa."

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<![CDATA[World's First Solar Road Opens in Normandy, France]]> Fri, 23 Dec 2016 01:09:09 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Solar-GettyImages-499584062.jpg
France has just opened what it claims is the first public solar panel road in the world, officials said on Thursday, NBC News reported. The French Ministry of the Environment announced the inauguration of the...

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<![CDATA['The Future of Aviation': U. of Maine Offers Class on Drones]]> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:37:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/University+of+Maine+Drone+School.JPG
From package delivery, to photography, to search and rescue operations, drones are the future of flight. One New England university is preparing students to be the next generation of pilots.

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<![CDATA[Uber Pulls Self-Driving Cars From California Roads]]> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 21:30:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_16349000708921-Uber-Self-Driving-Cars.jpg
The California Department of Motor Vehicles on Wednesday revoked the registration for Uber’s 16 self-driving cars over a permit fracas, effectively ending the company’s pilot program in San Francisco.Uber sent...

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<![CDATA[Facebook Is Now Letting You Flag Fake News]]> Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:41:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook is letting its users flag news stories as fake or a hoax and working with fact checkers to vet them, the social media giant announced Thursday, in its first efforts to address fake news since the United...

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<![CDATA[Yahoo: Hackers Stole Data From Over 1B Accounts]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 20:38:41 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/185*120/041613-yahoo-sign-getty.jpg
Hackers stole data from more than one billion Yahoo user accounts, the company reported Wednesday.The security breach was discovered after law enforcement officials provided the company with data files that a...

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Delays Its First Manned Flight to ISS]]> Wed, 14 Dec 2016 04:18:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/spacex11.jpg
Billionaire Elon Musk has hit another setback this year. His company SpaceX has postponed its first manned flight to the International Space Station until 2018, NASA announced on Monday.SpaceX hopes to return...

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<![CDATA[NJ Clinical Lab Hack Exposes Personal Health Info of 34,000]]> Tue, 13 Dec 2016 04:34:47 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Quest+Diagnostics_21789268.jpg
Quest Diagnostics announced Monday that it is investigating an unauthorized third-party intrusion into an internet application on its network. In a statement released Monday, the company said the data accessed...]]>
<![CDATA[Killer Update: Samsung to Make All Galaxy Note 7s Unusable]]> Fri, 09 Dec 2016 11:22:21 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/605913468-Samsung-Galaxy-Note-7.jpg
The next software update for the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 will make it completely useless, the company said Friday, effectively killing off the ill-fated phone. The update, scheduled for Dec.

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<![CDATA[Facebook to Invest $20M in Affordable Housing Projects]]> Fri, 02 Dec 2016 19:15:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/187265573-facebook-generic.jpg
Facebook said it hopes to attract more contributions and partners to the cause.

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