Tech-Savvy Parents Tell Nannies to Limit Kids' Screen TimeThey work at top tech companies by day but Silicon Valley parents are laying down the law when it comes to screen time for their kids. Betty Yu reports. (11-16-18)
Experts Warn GPS Vulnerable to Time-Tampering TerrorismSecurity experts warn that, using simple tools, hackers or terrorists could "warp" GPS-based time signals and thereby throw the global information and navigations system into chaos. Joe Vazquez reports. (11-1-18)
KPIX Web Extra: Meet Bradford Parkinson, Father of GPSWhen it comes to the Global Positioning System, Bradford Parkinson is a legend. He was the chief developer, advocate and creator of GPS. (11-1-18)
24-Hour Uber Bike Sharing Shop Gets NIMBY Treatment from S.F. NeighborsSan Francisco may have embraced the idea of bike-sharing but some people are angry over one company's facility saying it has no business being in their neighborhood. John Ramos has details. (11-1-18)
Google Employees Worldwide Walk Out Over Handling Of Sexual Harassment CasesDays after a New York Times report revealed how Google paid millions to top executives accused of sexual harassment, company employees around the world walked off the job. Anne Makovec reports. (11/1/18)
Verizon Pressed By Lawmakers Over Throttling Firefighters Data During WildfireThe Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors held a special to get answers from Verizon about fire crews getting their data speeds throttled as they battled the Mendocino Complex Fire over the summer. Julie Watts reports. (10/31/18)
Sunnyvale To Implement Advanced 911 TechnologyLooking to improve emergency response times, the City of Sunnyvale is rolling out new technology that will pinpoint a 911 caller's location within 50 feet. Katie Nielsen reports. (10/31/18)
Google Spinoff Waymo Gets OK For Driverless Cars On California RoadsWaymo, the robotic car company created by Google, is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California with regulatory approval for Waymo's driverless cars to operate on the roads. Kiet Do reports. (10/30/18)
Bay Area Science Festival Caps Off With Discovery Day At AT&T ParkKatherine Nielsen and Luciano Del Rio chat with Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about the Bay Area Science Festival happening October 26 through November 3. It all culminates in day of science fun and games -- Discovery Day -- at AT&T Park.
Thousands of Gamers Gather in San Jose for TwitchConThe event is a celebration of San Francisco-based live-streaming company Twitch, as well as the culture of gaming and the millions who login to the video platfrom every day. But getting inside the crowded San Jose convention was slower than playing Destiny on a Pentium PC. Maria Medina reports. (10-26-18)
Lawrence Livermore Lab Supercomputer Among World's FastestDubbed "Sierra," Lawrence Livermore's new supercomputer is configured specifically for artificial intelligence. Don Ford reports. (10-26-18)
Be Sure You Know How To 'Drop And Cover' For 'The Great California Shakeout'The Great California Shakeout is a one-minute drill to help foster earthquake preparedness. Janeiele Maffei is the Mitigation Officer for the California Earthquake Authority. She stopped by the studio to share some tips to help you prepare, survive and recover when the next earthquake hits.
Theranos CEO Accused Of Billion Dollar Medical Fraud Appears In CourtFormer Theranos CEO Elizabeth Holmes was in court on Monday. Len Ramirez tells us more about the case which could land her behind bars for as many as 20 years.
Scooters Make Return To San Francisco StreetsAfter complaints forced electric scooter rentals off San Francisco streets, the motorized vehicles have returned as part of a new pilot program. Katie Nielsen reports. (10/15/18)
Uber Driver Speaks Out About Getting Tackled At Company HeadquartersUber driver Thom Hoffman was tackled by a security guard outside Uber's corporate headquarters. Katie Nielsen talked to him at his home in Fremont.
Bay Area Broadcast Pioneer Don Sharp Retires After Half-Century in TV NewsOn Friday, KPIX bid a fond farewell to news operations manager Don Sharp who begins a very active retirement after nearly a half century in broadcast journalism. Don began his career in television news in the late 1960s and quickly began implementing a long string of technology "firsts." (10-12-18)
Scooter Company To Sue San Francisco Ahead Of Expected ReturnAhead of the return of electric scooter rentals in San Francisco, scooter company Lime is planning to file an injunction against the city, saying they were left out of the process. Jackie Ward reports. (10/12/18)
Apple, Amazon Refute Bloomberg Report on Chinese Spy ChipsApple and Amazon are fighting back against claims that Chinese spy chips have infiltrated their server hardware, Bloomberg is reporting that these tech giants may have been hacked by the Chinese military. Kiet Do reports. (10-4-18)
San Carlos Startup Develops Robotic Farm of the FutureThe nation's first robot farm is opening in the Bay Area and KPIX 5's Len Ramirez got a look at how it works. (10-3-18)
Campbell Set To Tackle Temporary E-Scooter Ban, Rules For UseThe big debate over shared, dockless electric scooters has made its way to another South Bay town, with the sudden surge of e-scooters on the streets of Campbell now landing on the agenda at city hall. Maria Medina reports. (10/2/18)
Neurotransmitters Trigger Defense In PlantsA team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison was looking at ways plants take in and assimilate information when they stumbled upon a major discovery. Plants actually know when they are being attacked, or eaten.
Repairs Underway For Cracked Beam At Salesforce Transit CenterCrews are well underway in fixing a cracked steel beam that was discovered at the all-new Salesforce Transit Center last week. Jackie Ward reports. (10/1/18)
Elon Musk, Tesla Agree To $40 Million Fine To Settle SEC LawsuitTesla and its CEO Elon Musk have agreed to pay a total of $40 million and make a series of concessions to settle a government lawsuit. Andria Borba has the details of the settlement.
SEC Sues Elon Musk Over Tesla TweetTesla chief executive officer Elon Musk was accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of misleading investors when he tweeted that he had funding lined up to take the company private. Team coverage by Kiet Do and Julie Watts. (9-27-18)