AirBnB Bans Party Houses In Wake Of Halloween Party Shooting In OrindaNew video shows the chaotic moments after shots were fired at a Halloween party at an AirBnB house in Orinda. Da Lin tells us about the company's plan to ban party houses.
Network of 300 Remote Cameras Marshalled to Spot Wildfires as They Break OutKPIX 5's Mark Sayre gets a look at the Alert Wildfire Program which employs hundreds of mountain-top cameras to locate wildland fires as soon as they break out. (11-1-19)
Advances in Creating Capillaries Bring 3-D Bio Printing of Organs Closer to RealityOrgan donation for patients who need transplants saves lives but there are simply not enough donors. That worldwide shortage of organ donors is leading scientists to look toward other options. Juliette Goodrich reports. (10-31-19)
Repeated Power Shutoffs Spur Homeowners to Install Backup BatteriesIn the wake of the recent PG&E outages more people are looking for ways to keep their homes running when the power is shut off. Kiet Do reports. (10-31-19)
Tesla Posts Quarterly Profit, Surprising Wall Street And Thrilling InvestorsTesla posted an unexpected profit, surprising Wall Street and thrilling investors and its customer base. Shares jumped over 17% on Thursday, a day after the earnings report. Len Ramirez reports. (10-24-2019)
Zuckerberg Grilled By Lawmakers While Defending Libra Cryptocurrency PlanFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was trying to get the blessing of House lawmakers Wednesday before rolling out the Libra currency in 2020. While they had him in the hot seat, lawmakers grilled and lectured him about other issues. Kiet Do reports. (10-23-2019)
Actor Will Smith Talks About His New Hi-Tech Action Movie 'Gemini Man'Will Smith was in San Francisco at a reception for his new movie, 'Gemini Man,' hosted by Tech Crunch. The actor slayed hearts when he posed with the young ladies of Black Girls Code, and later talked to BR's Betty Yu about the creation of his 22-year old computer-generated co-star -- himself.
New App Lets Users Track Jet Noise Near SFOThe new Aircraft Noise Tracker, available to the public, gives users a near-real-time look at flight tracks and noise levels around the airport. Andria Borba reports. (10-17-19)
Quake Alert System Unveiled On 30th Anniversary Of Loma PrietaThursday marks 30 years since the massive Loma Prieta Earthquake struck the Bay Area and killed 67 people and caused major devastation in the region. Coinciding with the anniversary, the USGS is set to release its own quake warning system app. KPIX 5 reporter Jackie Ward talks to Robert DeGroot of the USGS about the app. (10/17/19)
New App Gives Advanced Earthquake Warnings To Bay Area UsersAfter earthquakes rocked the Bay Area this week, a new app offering advance warning is arriving right on time. The My ShakeAlert system is coming to the Bay Area on Thursday. Emily Turner reports. (10-16-2019)
Scooter Companies Set To Expand In San FranciscoAfter being banned from San Francisco streets last year, several scooter companies are set to deploy 2,500 scooters over the next few months. KPIX 5 reporter Jackie Ward talks to Lime general manager EV Ellington about the company's plans. (10/15/19)
#DeleteFacebook Trends After Report Says Zuckerberg Secretly Dined With ConservativesThe hashtag #DeleteFacebook was trending on Twitter after reports surfaced that Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was holding secret dinner meetings at his home over the summer with conservative figures. Maria Medina reports. (10-14-2019)
Groundbreaking Technology Used in New Will Smith Film 'Gemini Man'A new Will Smith movie coming to theaters Friday night uses groundbreaking technology to turn the actor into a younger digital version of himself. Betty Yu reports. (10-11-19)
First-Ever 'Built By Girls' Summit Takes On San FranciscoBuilt By Girls is a community that helps young women step boldly into their careers with the help of female mentors and advisers.
High School Students Create Nonprofit To Get Other Teens Into Computer ScienceWorking out of a family garage, two teenaged friends are making it possible for thousands of students to get real-world experience in computer science. Sharon Chin reports. (10-9-2019)
Facebook Settles Advertiser Lawsuit For $40 MillionFacebook is settling a lawsuit by advertisers who said the social media giant inflated the amount of time users watched videos for $40 million. (10/8/19)
Corporate Rentals Move Into San Francisco’s Rent Controlled BuildingsIt’s an $18 billion industry in the United States and San Francisco is at the center of it. Short-term rental laws that were designed to preserve the city’s existing housing stock back in 2015 spurred growth for yet another tech disruptor. Susie Steimle reports. (10-7-2019)
Google Buys Sizable Plot Of Land In Gilroy To Use As Tree NurseryGoogle is planning to use a newly purchased plot of land in Gilroy to grow landscaping vegetation for its properties, according to an email to KPIX 5. Kiet Do reports. (10-6-2019)
Empty Shelves At Fry's Stores Raise Concerns About Retailer's FutureBay Area-based Fry's Electronics recently announced its Palo Alto store would be closing. But it may not be the only one; there are signs that are sparking concerns about the tech superstore's future. Devin Fehely reports. (10-6-2019)
Drivers Say Tesla 'Smart Summon' Feature Not Ready to RollTesla is touting a feature that allows your car to pick you up but it's not always a smooth ride. Devin Fehely reports. (10-4-19)
Digital Tool Helps San Jose Pinpoint Needy NeighborhoodsSan Jose is rolling out a new online tool that’s designed to help micro-manage the city. It crunches large amounts of data to calculate neighborhoods in need. Len Ramirez reports. (10-4-19)
Silicon Valley Tech Elite Gather for TechCrunch Disrupt SFThousands of people from around the world are in San Francisco this week for the annual conference known as TechCrunch Disrupt. KPIX 5's Allen Martin dropped in to sample the future. (10-3-19)
Motive Behind Murder Of Well-Known Santa Cruz Tech CEO Was Robbery, Investigators SayThe manhunt for the suspects in the murder of a Santa Cruz tech executive stretched nearly into its third day Wednesday night. Maria Medina reports. (10-2-2019)
World Safety Summit On Self Driving Car Tech Kicks Off At Levi's StadiumThe World Safety Summit on Autonomous Technology kicked off at Levi's Stadium on Wednesday. Kiet Do reports. (10-2-2019)