The nation's top safety investigator criticized Tesla in a safety board meeting where it was revealed the Tesla driver who crashed his car and died on Highway 101 in Mountain View was playing video games on his iPhone. Maria Medina reports. (2-25-2020)
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Apple Engineer Playing Smartphone Video Game During Fatal Mountain View Tesla CrashThe nation's top safety investigator criticized Tesla in a safety board meeting where it was revealed the Tesla driver who crashed his car and died on Highway 101 in Mountain View was playing video games on his iPhone. Maria Medina reports. (2-25-2020)
Ageism In Silicon Valley: More Men In Tech Getting Plastic Surgery To Combat Age BiasIt's Silicon Valley's little secret: ageism. KPIX takes a closer look at age bias in the tech industry and what increasingly more men are doing to stop Father Time. Veronica De La Cruz reports. (2-24-2020)
Major Sponsors Pull Out of Big S.F. Cybersecurity ConferenceThe RSA Conference at Moscone Center in San Francisco is a major cybersecurity event but, this year, major sponsors are pulling out amid coronavirus concerns. Betty Yu reports. (2-21-20)
East Bay School Wins Nationwide STEM AwardDougherty Valley High School in San Ramon and Foothill High School in Pleasanton have been named California State Winners in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Contest. Our Mary Lee speaks with Dougherty Valley High computer science teacher Azine Davoudzadeh and her student Neha Vinjapuri who won the award for their school.
NASA's High-Speed Wind Tunnels May Help Get Astronauts Back On MoonResearchers in Silicon Valley could help get astronauts back on the moon by 2024. Kiet Do got a rare behind-the-scenes look at the tests to make sure the rocket is safe.
Bay Area Biotech Battles CoronavirusLen Ramirez reports on the Bay Area scientists who are working to understand the deadly novel coronavirus. (2-6-20)
Uber, Lyft Drivers To Demand Enforcement Of New AB5 Labor LawUber and Lyft drivers are expected to rally in San Francisco Wednesday morning, urging the rideshare giants to recognize their status granted under the state's new AB5 labor law. Jackie Ward reports. (2/5/20)
The Coalition Of Black Excellence Kicks Off CBE Week 2020CEO and Founder Angela Johnson talks to BR host Jan Mabry about the The Coalition of Black Excellence and CBE Week 2020, happening February 17-23. The weeklong event will include a summit, the annual Code Black gala, and a parade in Oakland. For tickets and information go to CBEWeek.com.
SJ Testing E-Scooter Technology That Detects When Rider Is On SidewalkSan Jose is the first place in the world to test out new e-scooter technology that can detect if someone is riding on the sidewalk or the street. Len Ramirez shows us how it works.
High-Tech Trash Clean-Up: Using Drones, AI To Detect SF Bay Garbage HotspotsPaul Appleby with data analytics firm Kinetica and Dr. Tony Hale with the San Francisco Estuary Institute discuss how drones and artificial intelligence are helping track trash that finds its way into storm runoff. Interview with Maria Medina.
Raw Video: Speaker Pelosi Calls Facebook 'Shameful'In her first news conference since signing the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Facebook, calling the social media giant "accomplices for misleading the American people with money from God-knows where." (1/16/20)
Santa Cruz Startup Joby Aviation Secures Millions In Funding For Air Taxi FleetOn Wednesday, Joby Aviation, a Santa Cruz-based startup that has kept its electric flying taxi secretive for years, secured venture capital funding to the tune of $590 million, largely led by Toyota. Maria Medina reports. (1-15-2020)
Specialized Weather Radar Will Help South Bay Deal With Major Storms, FloodingA South Bay water district will have a unique view on future storms.The highly specialized radar will help officials see where exactly heavy rain is falling. Don Ford reports. (1-15-2020)
Bay Area Startup Says Russian Military Unit Is Hacking Ukrainian Gas CompanyA Bay Area startup has been tracking a Russian military hacking unit called the GRU for the past five years. They say the GRU hacked the Democratic National Committee in 2016 and it is now hacking a Ukrainian gas company. Kiet Do reports. (1-14-2020)
Shared Electric Moped Service Launches In OaklandElectric moped sharing service Revel has begun operations in Oakland, covering the entire city. (1/13/20)
SF Says 'Rogue' E-Scooter Company Go-X Used Fake Permits To Operate IllegallyA San Francisco e-scooter company is accused of making up its own fake permits to operate on city streets. Betty Yu reports. (1-7-2020)
Raw Video: Elon Musk Dances At Tesla Event In ChinaTesla CEO Elon Musk busted a move as he walked onto a stage at a Tesla event in Shanghai, China on Tuesday. (1/7/20)
Bay Area Climate Scientists Study Rare Cloud Generated By Australia WildfiresBay Area scientists are studying a rare and unusual cloud generated by the wildfires burning in Australia. Kiet Do reports on the pyrocumulonimbus cloud, a never-before-seen phenomenon that's fueling these fires.
California's Groundbreaking Privacy Law Gives Consumers More Control Over DataCalifornians are about to get a groundbreaking new privacy law to protect their data online and on their phones. Sharon Chin reports. (12-29-2019)
Go Share App Helps You Get Your Purchase Home FastCEO and founder Shaun Savage talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about Go Share, a new app that helps shoppers get their purchases delivered fast.
MyShake Early Earthquake Warning App Sends Out First AlertCalifornia's new earthquake warning app issued its first public alert this week. (12/19/19)
Facebook Bans Influencers From Promoting Vaping, FirearmsFacebook announced it would ban influencers from promoting vaping and firearms on its platform and on Instagram, which it also owns. (12/19/19)
Petition To Ban Brazilian Netflix Film Depicting Jesus As Gay Gains TractionA petition is out that seeks to get Netflix to immediately remove a Brazilian film that depicts Jesus as a gay man. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-18-2019)
Oracle OpenWorld Opts Out Of High-Priced San Francisco; Massive Convention Heads To VegasIn a major hit to San Francisco's hospitality industry, one of its largest annual conventions is leaving the City by the Bay and headed to Sin City. Oracle Corp. is relocating its massive OpenWorld technology convention to the new Caesars Forum conference center slated to open on the Las Vegas Strip next year. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-10-2019)