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A rendering of the Mercedes-Benz F 015. (Photo credit: Mercedes-Benz)

Why Driverless Cars Both Excite & Terrify Automotive Futurists

Technology 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.

05/20/2015

Da Vinci surgical robot demonstrates dexterity by peeling a grape. (Photo from da Vinci)

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?

05/11/2015

A rendering of a Facebook drone. (Harvest Zhang/Facebook)

Facebook’s Laser Drones Could Bring Internet To 5 Billion People

Facebook showed off plans to provide internet to billions of people around the world using a solar-powered laser drone.

03/26/2015

Google DNA Doodle (Google)

16 Bizarre, Surprising, Or Creepy Google Projects From Bloodstream Robots, Military Dogs, Lunar Bases, And Even Deodorant

From 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.

02/27/2015

An image of what a potential Uber-Google car might look like (Photo Used By Permission From Zack Kanter)

How Uber’s Autonomous Cars Will Destroy 10 Million Jobs And Reshape The Economy by 2025

COMMENTARY: 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.

01/27/2015

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King Tides Expected To Return To Bay Area On King Holiday

According 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.

01/16/2015

WALLY//118 photo from WallyPower

Mysterious Black Stealth Ship Prowls San Francisco Bay, A Harbinger Of Yachting’s Future

Yachts 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.  

01/07/2015

(ICON Aircraft)

Flying Cars Take Flight, Samson Motors And ICON Aircraft Likely To Launch In Northern California

The 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.

07/28/2014

Twitter CEO Dick Costolo. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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.

05/05/2014

C-MAX Solar Energi Concept Car (Image credit: Ford Motor Company)

Ford To Unveil Solar Hybrid Concept Car At CES

Ford plans to unveil at this month’s International CES (Consumer Electronics Show) a solar-powered concept car.

01/02/2014

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