<![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-usWed, 18 Oct 2017 15:18:05 -0700Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:18:05 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Weinstein Sex Scandal Triggers #MeToo Movement]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 20:00:11 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/AP_17281854843740.jpg
The Harvey Weinstein sex scandal has triggered a huge new movement that is expanding well beyond Hollywood.

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<![CDATA[This Is What Happens When You Take a Fidget Spinner to Space]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 12:25:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/DIT+SPACE+FIDGET+SPINNER+THUMB.jpg
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station tested a fidget spinner in zero gravity. They had time to play with the popular toy in between three scheduled space walks this month.]]>
<![CDATA['Krack' Security Flaw Puts Every Wi-Fi Connection at Risk]]> Mon, 16 Oct 2017 11:28:48 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/551984311-Hacker.jpg
A newly discovered Wi-Fi security flaw reveals that your home network is hackable, giving outsiders access to everything from private chats to baby monitors, NBC News reports.The attack, called Krack,...

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<![CDATA[Tesla Fires Hundreds of Workers as Part of Annual Reviews ]]> Sat, 14 Oct 2017 19:30:21 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/173*120/Tesla_Headquarters_1.jpg
Tesla Motors fired hundreds of workers after completing its annual performance reviews, even though the electric automaker is trying to ramp up production to meet the demand for its new Model 3 sedan.

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<![CDATA[SpaceX Successfully Launches and Lands Another Rocket]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 17:58:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/spacex2.png
SpaceX launched and landed its second rocket in three days. The unmanned Falcon 9 blasted off from Kennedy Space Center in Florida before delivering a satellite and landing the leftover booster on an offshore...]]>
<![CDATA[Not Just You: Facebook, Instagram Go Down Wednesday]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 10:43:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/211*120/Facebook-generic-1.jpg
Facebook and Instagram went down for many users on Wednesday, with problems on the social media giant spiking, according to the website status-tracking page Downdetector.Facebook acknowledged that people...

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<![CDATA[The Best Ways to Finance the New iPhone 8 or X]]> Wed, 11 Oct 2017 08:53:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/iPhone+8.jpg
When the iPhone first launched, the only way to get Apple's latest smartphone was through a two-year contract through AT&T. Things have changed, NBC News reported. Consumers now have the option to finance the...

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<![CDATA[California Bullet Train Staff Recommends German Operator]]> Sat, 07 Oct 2017 09:50:14 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/204*120/AP_17208104600370.jpg
The agency overseeing California's bullet train project recommended Friday that a U.S. subsidiary of a German rail company design and operate a train segment from the Central Valley to Silicon Valley in...

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<![CDATA[Startup Aims to Produce Hybrid-Electric Planes by 2022]]> Thu, 05 Oct 2017 13:02:51 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/zunum.png
Zunum Aero, a Seattle-based startup, has announced plans for a hybrid-electric plane.]]>
<![CDATA[Panel OKs Guidelines for LAPD Drone Program]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 18:35:24 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-485983672.jpg
The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department unanimously approved guidelines Tuesday for a drone program the LAPD wants to create despite opposition from activists who consider the...

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<![CDATA[Yahoo: Every Single Account Was Impacted by 2013 Data Breach]]> Wed, 04 Oct 2017 00:27:02 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-493360991.jpg
Yahoo, now part of Oath, said that every single Yahoo account was affected by a data breach that took place in 2013.That's about 3 billion accounts, CNBC reported.Yahoo buried the stat in a recent update to...

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<![CDATA[Photos: How Gravitational Waves Are Detected]]> Tue, 03 Oct 2017 10:03:38 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*128/GW170104a_close-up_spinning_black_holes.jpg
Albert Einsten thought gravitational waves might exist -- he just didn't have a way to prove it. About 100 years after the gamed scientist first calculated the existence of faint ripples flying through...

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<![CDATA[GM to Ditch Gas- and Diesel-Powered Cars, Go All Electric]]> Mon, 02 Oct 2017 14:40:50 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/GM-electric.jpg
General Motors plans to go 100 percent electric, the Detroit automaker announced Monday."General Motors believes in an all-electric future," said Executive Vice President Mark Reuss. "Although that future won't

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<![CDATA[FCC Chief to Apple: Enable Radio on iPhones, Save Lives]]> Thu, 28 Sep 2017 15:35:13 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/186*120/455053466.jpg
The iPhone is an incredibly advanced device, but it also has a very old piece of technology embedded in it lying dormant: a radio receiver.Now, the chairman of the U.S. agency that regulates radio, phones and...

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<![CDATA[Twitter to Test 280-Character Tweets]]> Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:24:23 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/twitter-logo.jpg
Twitter is experimenting with raising the limit on tweets from 140 characters to 280 characters.The company wrote in a blog post on Tuesday it was rolling out 280-character limit tweets to "a small group"...

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<![CDATA[Classified US Spy Satellite Launched From California]]> Sun, 24 Sep 2017 08:43:40 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/satellite+launch.JPG
A spy satellite for the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office has been launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California.

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<![CDATA[SEC Says Hackers Breached System, Accessed Data]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:59:12 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/213*120/166323747-computer-generic.jpg
Hackers breached the filing system of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and may have accessed "nonpublic information" for profit, the agency said in a statement late Wednesday.The SEC, which...

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<![CDATA[Nest Labs Adds Doorbell That Can Recognize Familiar Faces]]> Wed, 20 Sep 2017 22:24:36 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/163*120/Nest-google-0920.jpg
Home device maker Nest Labs is adding Google’s facial recognition technology to a camera-equipped doorbell and rolling out a security system in an attempt to end its history of losses.]]>
<![CDATA[NASA's Juno Spacecraft Goes Storm Chasing Above Jupiter]]> Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:28:10 -0700 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/191*120/09-19-2017-jupiter-juno-2-pia21780.jpg
NASA's Juno spacecraft has sent back raw images of the planet's best-known feature -- it's Great Red Spot, which is actually a 10,000-mile-wide storm.

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