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La Scuola in San Francisco (CBS)

Cool School: La Scuola In San Francisco

It’s surrounded by cranes and all the hub-hub that is the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, but something very special is going on behind the doors at La Scuola … preschool through 2nd graders are all getting schooled in Italian!

09/13/2013

A curved Samsung HDTV (Samsung)

Brian Cooley: Is It Time For A Curved HDTV?

fter years of being “on the way”, curved screen HDTVs are here. Samsung and LG have both announced the availability of 55″ models in stores this week. Now sit down: They are each going for around $15,000. These are clearly halo products, but they may point the way to a real future, unlike 3D TV.

07/23/2013

Image from a car's rearview camera. (CNET)

Brian Cooley: Life-Saving Car Tech Not Yet Mandatory

Two major new federal regulations are in the offing that could ask technology to erase thousands of auto injuries and deaths — but will they work and at what cost?

06/25/2013

Crayola markers are seen in the back-to-school section. (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Cool School: San Rafael’s Sun Valley Spurs Innovative Recycling Program

SAN RAFAEL (KPIX 5) – After noticing how many markers get thrown away, students at Sun Valley Elementary in San Rafael took action. The school’s Green Team petitioned Crayola, responsible for making half a billion […]

06/20/2013

Apple's Craig Federighi, Vice President of Software Engineering, introduces iOS7 at a keynote address during the 2013 Apple WWDC at the Moscone Center on June 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Kim White/Getty Images)

Brian Cooley: Apple Fights Perceptions With iOS 7 Release

Apple has been hearing the drumbeat of murmurs that it is yesterday’s (albeit very profitable and popular) news for at least a year now. That said, Apple had some tasty innovations at its developer’s conference Monday.

06/11/2013

Acer DA220 Android computer (Acer)

Brian Cooley: No Windows Needed For Newest Computers

As the PC industry sunsets into niche status over the next few years, we are getting a look at what’s next: Computers, yes, but ones that feel more like mobile devices.

06/05/2013

Image from a video which purports to show a plastic, 3D-printed gun firing a round. (DefCad.org)

Tech Watch: 3D-Printed Gun Technology Unlikely To Open Weapon Floodgates

The first 3D-printed gun to function in public is raising concerns, but its design and the freedom of the data that allows anyone to make one is the real tech story behind the headlines.

05/07/2013

Cool School: Sunset Ridge Elementary In Pacifica

Pacifica has its fair share of fog but on a clear day you might be able to spot a whale. Almost a year ago, Sunset Ridge Elementary built a special observation deck to whale watch.

05/01/2013

Emergency personnel take postion at the finish line after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Emergency Resources To Follow During A Disaster

When the Boston Marathon bombing happened we all craved the latest, unfiltered information. The web is a solid way to get that, as long as you remember much of it is unfiltered and unchecked. Here are some places to start.

04/16/2013

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Court Rules Using Cell Phone For GPS Violates Hands-Free Driving Laws

A fresh court ruling in California states that using a phone solely for navigation is a violation of hands-free laws.

04/09/2013

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