<![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, 30 Oct 2014 22:04:26 -0700 Thu, 30 Oct 2014 22:04:26 -0700 NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Rocket Launch Aborted Over Boat Just Before Blast-Off]]> Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:59:54 -0700 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 11:47:49 -0700 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 10:43:21 -0700 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 20:19:46 -0700 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 12:11:17 -0700 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 12:03:54 -0700 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 17:12:17 -0700 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

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<![CDATA[Long Beach Fire Deploys App to Speed CPR Response]]> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 21:38:54 -0700 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.]]>
<![CDATA[Teens Develop Brain-Teaser App]]> Fri, 10 Oct 2014 06:13:56 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/impossible+rush+app.jpg
Fifteen-year-old Chicago teen, Austin Valleskey, partnered up with an Australian teen of the same age to develop a popular brain-teaser app called “Impossible Rush.” With over 500,000 downloads at its peak, the...]]>
<![CDATA[Tesla to End Speculation Over "The D"]]> Thu, 09 Oct 2014 12:12:54 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/209*120/10-09-2014-tesla-model-s-470486031.jpg
Tesla CEO Elon Musk is expected to make an announcement Thursday night that should clear up a week of speculation that put "the D" in dramatic.

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<![CDATA[With New App, Predators Have "Nowhere to Hide"]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 22:06:57 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/predator_app.PNG
Federal authorities are mustering all the help they can get to track down child predators.

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<![CDATA[Facebook Bus Drivers Looking to Unionize]]> Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:32:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/social_media_debate_president.jpg
Tired of long work hours and long mid-day "breaks" in between split shifts that run between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., drivers for Facebook's tech shuttles are looking to join the Teamsters.]]>
<![CDATA[Report: Facebook Moving Into Healthcare]]> Sat, 04 Oct 2014 11:15:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/4654813851.jpg
Facebook may soon begin developing healthcare-oriented apps as the social network broadens its offerings. Meetings with healthcare industry types have already begun.

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<![CDATA[Uber CEO Says He Won't Wait for Regulations ]]> Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:45:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/UberGeneric.jpg
Uber plans to "aggressively roll out new ridesharing features" first and ask for permission from government agencies later, according to the Sacramento Business Journal.

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<![CDATA[College Bans App Over Bullying]]> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 08:54:05 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/214*120/Yik+Yak+Norwich+University.jpg
Concerns over cyberbullying led a Vermont university to block users of the school's servers from accessing a social media app. The app, Yik Yak, allows users to post anonymous blurbs, including rants, gossip, or...]]>
<![CDATA[Report: iPhone 6 Is "Most Durable"]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:45:43 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP501921875874.jpg
Subjecting new iPhone 6 models to a battery of drops, kicks and smashes, the intrepid testers at SquareTrade have declared it the most-durable phone.

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<![CDATA[SF Neighbors Sick of Construction on Zuckerberg's House]]> Tue, 23 Sep 2014 10:01:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tlmd_zuckerberg1a28729.jpg
Some Mission Dolores neighbors are sick and tired of Mark Zuckerberg -- and he hasn't even moved into his house yet.]]>
<![CDATA[Celebrity Photo Scandal Continues, Apple Breaks Records]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:32:47 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/web_the_trend_mekahlo_noon_1200x675_332197443722.jpg
Another round of nude celebrity photos found their way online this weekend. Kim Kardashian, Mary Kate Olsen and Vanessa Hudgens, among others, were victims in the latest leak. In more positive tech news,...]]>
<![CDATA[Tim Cook Greets iPhone Fans in Palo Alto]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 09:34:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/208*120/iphone16.jpg
If you didn't know any better, you may think that San Francisco's homeless population had skyrocketed on Friday morning, with all the people camping out on the sidewalks. But no, the bleary eyed consumers...

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<![CDATA["iPhone 6 Plus, Baby:" Customer Chaos at Brea Mall]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 20:15:04 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/iphone17.JPG
Customers expecting the new iPhone got more than they bargained for at the Brea mall in Orange County Friday morning, as an estimated 3,500 people pushed their way through to get the new gadgets,...]]>
<![CDATA[Exiled from SF, MonkeyParking App Appears in LA]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:10:06 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/07-10-2014-monkey-parking-app.jpg
MonkeyParking, the app that was run out of San Francisco on a rail, is now trying to startup again in a place that it was always destined to be: Los Angeles.]]>
<![CDATA[WATCH: Man Buys iPhone 6, Drops It on Sidewalk]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 09:27:55 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/Screen+Shot+2014-09-19+at+11.13.16+AM_edited-1.jpg
Jack Cooksey, 18, was the first person to leave the Perth, Australia Apple store with an iPhone 6. He then promptly dropped it.

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<![CDATA[iPhone Users Could Face Battery, Wi-Fi Issues From Latest Update]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:00:45 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/tsiphoneupdatepic.jpg
A tech expert advises consumers to wait before downloading the iOS 8 update.]]>
<![CDATA[Do You Need the iPhone 6?]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 08:47:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP501921875874.jpg
The question that's been buzzing: do you need the new iPhone 6? Tech reporter, Mike Wendland, shows what IOS 8 features are available for older iPhones.

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<![CDATA[iPhone Fans Wait Days in Line for New Devices]]> Fri, 19 Sep 2014 05:37:26 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/216*120/iphonepic.JPG
In a line that wraps around the block at the Pasadena Apple store, Mac enthusiasts sit eagerly awaiting the release of the iPhone 6 on Friday.]]>
<![CDATA[Androids Vs. iPhones: Tech Blogger Weighs In]]> Sat, 20 Sep 2014 14:47:33 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/182*120/tlmd_iphone64.jpg
With the release of the iPhone 6 slated for Friday, it’s time again for smartphone users to consider which phone is the smartest choice.

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<![CDATA[Take the Phone Quiz: iPhone 6 or Android? ]]> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:46:44 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/pile+of+phones1.jpg
With the release of the iPhone 6 and a slew of other new phones now on the market, we've developed this guide to help you determine which phone is right for you. All you have to do is answer a few...

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<![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
Audi beat out other car manufacturers Tuesday to become the first company to get a permit from the state of California to test drive autonomous cars on public roads.

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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
Twitter says its security team, along with relevant law enforcement officials, is investigating the veracity of apparent death threats made against its employees by radical

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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
Rumors of the Apple Watch have been swirling since 2012, and while Apple is not the first to debut a smartwatch, it has arguably designed the most elegant wearable yet. Here are the top features to know...

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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
Apple unveiled a sleek new smartwatch dubbed the Apple Watch and two new, bigger iPhones on Tuesday, marking its much-heralded entry into wearable technology and signaling its intentions to keep innovating three...

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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
Looking to sell your iPhone before the new model is released? The longer you wait can affect the value of your phone dramatically.

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