Silicon Valley Antivirus Software Mogul John McAfee Found Dead in Spanish Prison CellAllen Martin reports on Silicon Valley antivirus mogul John McAfee being found dead in his Spanish prison cell of an apparent suicide (6-23-2021)
Prime Day: Competing Retailers Offer Deals As Amazon Sales Event ReturnsDelayed due to the pandemic last year, Amazon is back with its Prime Day summer sale, and competing retailers look to cash in as well. Len Kiese reports. (6/21/21)
Massive Backlog of EDD Claims Continues to GrowBrian Hackney reports on the large backlog of EDD claims in California still waiting to be processed (6-21-2021)
Longtime Bay Area E.T. Hunters Skeptical of Pending Gov't UFO ReportAs the government prepares to release a full accounting of unexplained aerial phenomena this month, scientists in the Bay Area who have looked for extraterrestrial life doubt they'll see anything conclusive. Juliette Goodrich reports. (6-17-21)
Jefferson Awards Winner: Christina OrtegaWith very few California high school students being enrolled in computer science, this week's Jefferson Award winner heads a nonprofit aiming at bringing those numbers up and bridging the digital divide. Sharon Chin reports. (6/16/21)
FDA Approves First Drug That Slows Cognitive Decline In Alzheimer's PatientsThe FDA has approved the first Alzheimer's treatment that attacks the actual disease process itself. But as Ken Bastida reports, the move is not without controversy.
Alameda County Links Up With Zonehaven Wildfire Evacuation SystemAlameda will be the latest county to connect to a new wildfire evacuation system. John Ramos tells us it is a software program known as Zonehaven.
EDD Fraud: Federal Judge Issues Sweeping Injunction Against Bank of AmericaA federal judge issued a preliminary injunction against Bank of America Tuesday in the wake of widespread fraudulent Employment Development Department (EDD) claims totaling billions of dollars. Kenny Choi reports. (6/1/21)
UC Davis Research Shows Seaweed Snack Reduces Cow Methane EmissionsNew research shows livestock lunching on the seaweed can dramatically lower the harmful levels of methane released by cows. (5-22-21)
Apple CEO Cook Faces Tough Questions From Judge in Anti-Trust TrialApple CEO Tim Cook described the company’s control over its mobile app store as the best way to serve and protect iPhone users but faced tough questions about competition from a judge while testifying Friday. Brian Hackney reports. (5-21-21)
Researchers Use New Tools to Measure Underwater Sound Pollution in S.F. BayUnderwater noise that negatively impacts marine mammals isn't just a product of big cargo ships. Smaller vessels contribute to the pollution as well. Kiet Do reports. (5-20-21)
Facebook Upholds Ban On Former President Trump's AccountAn oversight board upheld the decision to ban former President Trump's account from Facebook and Instagram. Devin Fehely takes a closer look at the decision.
Advocacy Group Fights India Caste System Discrimination in Silicon ValleySanta Clara County's Human Rights Commission is tackling the thorny issue of caste discrimination in education and on the job in Silicon Valley. Devin Fehely reports. (4-29-21)
San Jose Teen Scientists Eye $8 Million Prize In Top Robotics CompetitionA high school in San Jose makes history again, as the youngest group to advance to the semifinals of a prestigious international robotics competition. Sharon Chin reports. (4/28/21)
SpaceX to Launch Recycled Rocket and CapsuleSpaceX is set to launch astronauts to the International Space Station and, as Mark Strassman reports, they'll make the trip on a recycled rocket. (4-22-21)
Plans Unveiled For Massive Google Village In Downtown San JoseA massive Google village is coming to San Jose. Len Ramirez tells us the plan promises to transform the city's downtown core with new offices, shops, parks and housing.
COVID Vaccines: Software Engineer Develops App To Find Bay Area Appointments In Real-TimeAn East Bay software engineer has developed a free app that scours the websites of more than 20 healthcare providers in the Bay Area for open vaccine appointments, immediately notifying users in real-time. Kiet Do reports. (3/30/21)
Prince Harry Joining San Francisco Mental Health Wellness StartupThe Duke of Sussex is taking on a new leadership role at a San Francisco startup. Kiet Do reports. (3/23/21)
SF Startup's 10-Minute Battery Swapping Stations Could Revolutionize Market For EVsA San Francisco startup is offering a way to recharge electric vehicles in just 10 minutes. John Ramos tells us it could revolutionize the market for EVs.
Bank Of America Denies Claim Of South Bay Pastor Whose EDD Debit Card Was HackedA South Bay pastor filed a fraud claim with Bank of America after hackers drained his EDD debit card account. Kenny Choi tell us he got the same standard letter KPIX has seen so many times, saying his claim was closed.
COVID: Facebook Group Hunts Down Open Vaccine Appointments Across Bay AreaThere is a growing number of people in the Bay Area frustrated over finding open COVID vaccine appointments. Katie Nielsen tells us about some tech savvy people who are using social media groups to help.
EDD Debit Card Victims Getting Taxed For Money Hackers Stole From Their AccountsAfter enduring all the frustrations of fraud involving Bank of America EDD debit cards, Kenny Choi tells us now victims are getting taxed by the IRS for money they never received.
Game Changing New Test Helps Doctors Find Hidden Prostate CancerNew technology is making it easier for doctors to detect prostate cancer in men and could prove to be an effective treatment for the disease. Kiet Do reports. (2-25-21)
Science Lovers Shocked To Find Fry's Electronic Stores Closed For GoodScience aficionados were in shock Wednesday after learning Fry's Electronics suddenly closed all its stores after 36 years. Kiet Do reports on the San Jose-based store's role in shaping Silicon Valley.