<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - Tech News]]>Copyright 2018 https://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/tech http://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.png NBC 7 San Diego https://www.nbcsandiego.com en-usFri, 17 Aug 2018 17:40:05 -0700Fri, 17 Aug 2018 17:40:05 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations <![CDATA[Press: Here]]> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 11:08:59 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/edt-460862753_10.jpg
Our "Press:Here" blog looks at Silicon Valley culture and business through the prism of three tech giants: Apple, Google and Facebook.

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<![CDATA[Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Election Security and Regrets]]> Wed, 15 Aug 2018 16:34:57 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/201*120/JackDorseyAlexJones.jpg
Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Wednesday defended the company’s decision this week to put Infowars’ Alex Jones in a seven-day “timeout” after Jones urged his viewers to ready their “battle rifles” against the...

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<![CDATA[Google Ignores Privacy Settings, Tracks Users' Location]]> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 14:40:31 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/NC_googletracking0813_1500x845.jpg
An Associated Press investigation found that many Google services on Android devices and iPhones will store your location data even if you've used privacy settings that say they will prevent it from doing...]]>
<![CDATA[Musk Says He's Talking With Saudi Fund to Take Tesla Private]]> Mon, 13 Aug 2018 08:23:29 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/elon-muskGettyImages-855377504.jpg
Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund would be the main source of money for Tesla CEO Elon Musk's grand plan to take the company private, but the deal isn't done yet, Musk disclosed in a blog on Monday.The fund...

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<![CDATA[TSA Unveils 3D Scanners for Carry-On Bags]]> Fri, 10 Aug 2018 14:41:17 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT+NAT+TSA+3D+SCANNERS.00_00_04_06.Still007.jpg
The TSA is implementing new scanners for carry-on bags that utilizes 3D images of contents to help TSA agents identify packed items. The scanners will allow passengers to keep electronics and liquids inside...]]>
<![CDATA[Terraforming Mars Is Impossible Right Now, Study Says]]> Thu, 09 Aug 2018 07:48:06 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/mars-hubble.jpg
Before humans can colonize Mars, we'll need to figure out a way to make it a bit more hospitable. But a new study suggests that "terraforming" Mars into an Earthlike planet simply isn't possible with today's...

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<![CDATA[Security Experts Fear More Weaponized Drone Attacks ]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 16:59:21 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/226*120/drone20394.JPG
Experts are concerned that weaponized drones could become a severe security threat around the world as technology continues to advance.]]>
<![CDATA[Facebook Joins Apple, Spotify in Banning Alex Jones' Content]]> Mon, 06 Aug 2018 10:19:59 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/080618alexjones.jpg
Facebook has removed four pages that belong to conspiracy theorist and far-right radio host Alex Jones, explaining in a blog post Monday that content posted on the pages over the last several days violates...

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<![CDATA[Robotics Team That Helped With Thai Cave Rescue in San Diego]]> Sat, 04 Aug 2018 20:20:09 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/thai+robotics+team.PNG
A Bangkok university robotics team taking part in the Robo Sub competition in Point Loma, helped in the Thai cave rescue of the boys soccer team last month.

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<![CDATA[Drones to Help Rescue Entangled Whales]]> Fri, 03 Aug 2018 07:22:58 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Drones_to_Help_Rescue_Entangled_Whales.jpg
A new program will pair drone operators with rescue boats trying to save entangled whales.]]>
<![CDATA[Google Glass Helps Kids With Autism Make Eye Contact: Study]]> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 07:16:05 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/autism-google-glass-study.jpg
Most children with autism who wore Google Glasses equipped with facial expression-interpreting software made improvements in holding eye contact with their families, according to a study published Thursday.The...

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<![CDATA[Boston Man Accused of Stealing $2M in Cryptocurrency]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 16:47:21 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-1008963700.jpg
A college student from Boston was arrested last month after allegedly stealing at least $2 million in cryptocurrency and hacking phones owned by tech executives, according to prosecutors in California.Joel...

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<![CDATA[App Hopes To Help San Diego Parking Problem ]]> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 17:51:12 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cars-parking-lot-475564025.jpg
In areas like downtown San Diego, Hillcrest, Ocean Beach and Pacific Beach, it can sometimes feel impossible to get a good parking spot. When the weather heats up in the summer, more and more people are...

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<![CDATA[Interactive: See Political Ads Targeted to You on Facebook]]> Thu, 02 Aug 2018 05:27:45 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ads-graphic-2.jpg
Political ads on television are easy enough to spot: anyone who lives in a battleground state or watches TV in late October can recognize the attack ads and candidate promos that blanket the airwaves, always...
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<![CDATA[Facebook, Instagram Are Getting Time-Management Tools]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 08:46:57 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Facebook-tools-manage-time.jpg
In a bid to make Facebook and Instagram more "intentional," Facebook is giving users more ways to manage how much time they spend on the apps.Upcoming versions will give users a way to check how much...

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<![CDATA[Researchers Worry Rising Seas Could Knock Out the Internet]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 05:27:24 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-758281457.jpg
As climate-change related sea level rise is being blamed for coastal flooding and destructive hurricanes, researchers are now worrying that rising seas could flood the underground cables that carry the internet,...

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<![CDATA[Facebook's New Revelation Excluded Most Divisive Rhetoric]]> Wed, 01 Aug 2018 04:32:34 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/resisters-facebook-page.jpg
When Facebook revealed on Tuesday that it had identified and stopped a covert new campaign to spread divisive political messages, it did not reveal some of the most divisive posts, NBC News reported.A...

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<![CDATA[Hyperloop Tests in Nevada Desert, With Eye on North Texas]]> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 14:40:00 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Hyperloop+Tease.jpg
North Texas transportation officials are studying the feasibility of building a hyperloop between Dallas, Arlington and Fort Worth. But many people still know little about the brand-new technology.So NBC...

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<![CDATA[Conspiracy Theorists Hijack YouTube Searches for Celebrities]]> Tue, 31 Jul 2018 05:57:30 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/073118youtube.jpg
Videos by a far-right conspiracy group appeared in YouTube searches for some A-list celebrities and at least one company Monday, underscoring that the site's effort to contain misinformation and propaganda...

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<![CDATA[Facial Recognition, Potent New Policing Tool, Raises Alarms]]> Mon, 30 Jul 2018 05:32:36 -0700 https://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/621632574-Grand-Central-commuter-crowd.jpg
"Real-time" facial recognition has tremendous potential for crime prevention but it's also raising alarms for over the risk that it makes mistakes, NBC News reported.The FBI and law enforcement agencies around...

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