Jonathan Bloom, NBC Bay Area

Jonathan Bloom

NBC Bay Area

San Francisco, CA, United States

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Past articles by Jonathan:

The Invisible Crowd: Inside the NFL's Fake Crowd Noise System

There are no fans at Levi’s Stadium this season, but when the 49ers score a touchdown, you’ll hear 70,000 of them cheering on TV. The NFL’s fake crowd noise system features the sounds of each home team’s actual fans, recorded at games over the past 3-4 years. → Read More

Samsung Unveils Folding Phone and 5G Galaxy S20 Series at San Francisco Event

At Galaxy Unpacked 2020 in San Francisco, Samsung took the wraps of the folding Galaxy Z Flip, a clamshell-style phone featuring a bendable glass display. The world's largest smartphone maker also introduced its new flagship line of smartphones, the 5G Galaxy S20 series. → Read More

'We Can Go Greener': San Francisco Tour Boat Company Launches Hybrid Electric Ferry

The Enhydra is the Red and White Fleet's first hybrid electric ferry boat, and while it still burns some diesel fuel to keep its massive batteries topped off for a full day of sightseeing cruises, it's ready to... → Read More

'We Can Go Greener': San Francisco Tour Boat Company Launches Hybrid Electric Ferry

The Enhydra is the Red and White Fleet's first hybrid electric ferry boat, and while it still burns some diesel fuel to keep its massive batteries topped off for a full day of sightseeing cruises, it's ready to... → Read More

What's the Deal With the Punch Line? Comics (Hilariously) Explain Their Love for Historic San Francisco Comedy Club

"San Francisco is closing all kinds of things, and pushing all kinds of people out," comedian W. Kamau Bell pontificated as he stood on the steps of City Hall, watching rain clouds roll in. → Read More

'Amazing Acro-Cats' Pounce on San Francisco's Fort Mason to Do Tricks for Sold-Out Crowds

When the emcee is a groundhog wearing a top hat, and the opening act is a troupe of trained rats, it's a pretty good bet the circus performance ahead isn't an ordinary one. Playing to over a hundred people in a... → Read More

Google I/O Wrap-Up: New Pixel Phones, Captions for Everything and the Kitchen TV You've Always Wanted

Ever since it outgrew San Francisco's Moscone Center, Google's annual I/O conference has embraced the outdoor vibe in its new home at Shoreline Amphitheater, giving out free sunscreen and water bottles to... → Read More

SailGP Sailing Competition Races Into San Francisco Bay

The international sailing competition brings the world's fastest sailboats right up to San Francisco's shoreline, for a series of 15- to 20-minute races featuring six national sailing teams. → Read More

Google Unveils 'Stadia,' Its Video Game Streaming Service

In much the same way as Google changed email, maps and online video, the search giant now has its eye on the video game industry. In its first-ever Game Developers' Conference keynote on Tuesday, Google... → Read More

San Francisco Turns to Tech for New Tools to Fight Dirty Streets

San Francisco is turning to a startup's little black box to solve the problem of overflowing trash cans — a piece of the complicated puzzle that is city's notoriously dirty streets. → Read More

Car Designers Show Off Futuristic Interiors for Tomorrow's Self-Driving Vehicles

Automakers are envisioning what life on the road will be like once driving "by hand" becomes optional, in a series of bold concept cars shown off at CES in Las Vegas, and back here in Silicon Valley. → Read More

#CES2019: Live Blog From the World's Largest Tech Fair

NBC Bay Area reporter Jonathan Bloom is in Las Vegas where he's checking out the latest tech trends at the Consumer Electronics Show. → Read More

Homes on Wheels: Meet the People Who Live in RVs on San Francisco Streets

Though the official count is in the hundreds, it's been estimated that well over a thousand people in San Francisco go to sleep in their vehicles every night, parked on city streets. → Read More

'Night Bloom' Dazzles Guests With Light at San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers

The sun may set early in the wintertime, but at San Francisco's Conservatory of Flowers, that just means more time to enjoy Night Bloom — the light and sound installation that will keep the historic indoor... → Read More

In its Battle with Amazon's Alexa, Google Assistant Learns New Tricks for the Holidays

Just in time for Black Friday, Google threw its latest punch in the fight with Amazon's Alexa, hoping families will run out and fill their shopping carts with Google Home products this holiday season. → Read More

FBI Recreates Fake Heads Used by Prisoners to Escape From Alcatraz

Convicted bank robbers Frank Morris and brothers John and Clarence Anglin had been plotting their escape for months. All had previously attempted to break out of other prisons — and Morris had succeeded, before... → Read More

Walking San Francisco's 'Dirtiest Block' with SnapCrap App Creator

Sean Miller moved to San Francisco a year and a half ago, and quickly noticed something: when he walked outside his apartment, he needed to watch where he stepped. The problem in San Francisco's Tenderloin... → Read More

Electric Scooters are Back in San Francisco: Here's What You Need to Know

After banning them in June, the city's given the green light to a one-year trial of dockless, shared electric "kick scooters," to figure out if they deserve a permanent place in the city → Read More

Taste Test: We Went Out and Reviewed Bay Area Robot Restaurants

After months of visiting the Bay Area's robot-run restaurants and tasting their food, a reporter is bound to wind up with a little extra footage — the kind that's peppered with nonsensical, mouth-full mumblings... → Read More

A Rare Tour of United's San Francisco Aircraft Maintenance Base With 'Chix Fix' All-Female Mechanics Team

Fleet Week is all about ships and airplanes, including the rare chance to board visiting Navy vessels — and in this case, an equally rare chance to see inside the facilities where United Airlines maintains... → Read More