Why Driverless Cars Both Excite & Terrify Automotive FuturistsTechnology analysts who monitor Silicon Valley for a living have a bit of advice: fasten your seat belts. Driverless cars are coming your way. They're ahead of schedule - -and may soon be for sale.
Could Robotic Grape Surgery Be The Tipping Point For Robo Buses, Robo Security Guards, Even Robo News Articles?At some point, it's inevitable that machines will become better than humans at certain tasks. For surgeons, that day may be here soon but what about city buses, security cameras, and even journalists writing articles like this one?
Facebook's Laser Drones Could Bring Internet To 5 Billion PeopleFacebook showed off plans to provide internet to billions of people around the world using a solar-powered laser drone.
16 Bizarre, Surprising, Or Creepy Google Projects From Bloodstream Robots, Military Dogs, Lunar Bases, And Even DeodorantFrom lightbulbs to your bloodstream, genomes to Terminator-type robots, Google is involved in every aspect of your life--and even in extending life--and possibly preserving your digital self forever.
How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025COMMENTARY: Autonomous cars will be commonplace by 2025 and have a near monopoly by 2030, and the sweeping change they bring will eclipse every other innovation our society has experienced. They will cause unprecedented job loss and a fundamental restructuring of our economy, solve large portions of our environmental problems, prevent tens of thousands of deaths per year, save millions of hours with increased productivity, and create entire new industries that we cannot even imagine from our current vantage point.
King Tides Expected To Return To Bay Area On King HolidayAccording to the California Coastal Commission, the January king tides occurring January 19 through 21st will offer a glimpse of the future with how sea levels are expected to rise.
Mysterious Black Stealth Ship Prowls San Francisco Bay, A Harbinger Of Yachting's FutureYachts are supposed to be white, so when a dark, angular, $33 million stealth ship pulls up at a local marina next to a bunch of fiberglass pleasure boats that haven't changed basic designs in 50 years, heads turn, cameraphones are raised, and questions are asked.
Flying Cars Take Flight, Samson Motors And ICON Aircraft Likely To Launch In Northern CaliforniaThe flying car is coming, and it will likely be built right here in Northern California from two companies competing to put you in the pilot's seat: Auburn-based Samson Motors, and ICON Aircraft, which manufacturing planned for Vacaville.
Twitter CEO Pushing Back At Predictions Of Doom As Stock Price Slides Last week, San Francisco-based Twitter announced first quarter revenue of $250 million, but saw slowed growth in active users. Since that report, stock price has been hit hard. For the year it’s now down 42 percent.
Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CESFord plans to unveil at this month's International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a solar-powered concept car.
Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, CongestionIn some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink and then climb behind the wheel.
Nike Releases Famed 'Back To The Future' ShoeNike is going back to the future. The sneaker maker has created a limited-edition shoe based on a glowing pair that appeared in the popular 1989 movie "Back to the Future II."