New Roomba Vacuum Collects Not Just Dirt, But Private Household DataTechnology designed to make our lives easier may come with a serious tradeoff: your privacy.
Surprise: Santa Clara Burglars' Haul Included Tracking DevicesThere was a little bit of a surprise buried among the loot burglars stole from the headquarters of a Santa Clara electronics company last week.
Campbell Police Use GPS 'Bait' To Nab Porch PirateA woman suspected of stealing a package from a porch in Campbell last month was arrested Friday morning through a GPS program introduced earlier this week.
Investigators: GPS Placed Car Of Clayton Fire Suspect At SceneAuthorities say a GPS tracker revealed the vehicle of an arson suspect was at the scene of a destructive wildfire about a minute before it started.
'Turtle Rangers' Planting Decoy Eggs To Track, Catch Latin American PoachersTurtle Rangers are planting high-tech decoy eggs to catch poachers trading in endangered sea turtle eggs.
NASA To Study Mysterious 'Magnetic Explosions' Between Earth, Sun That Unleash Dangerous X-RaysEarth and the Sun may be 93 million miles apart, but cosmic explosions between the two celestial spheres occur often and with devastating effects--unleashing waves of radiation and disrupting GPS communications, and it is with this danger in mind that next month, NASA will launch four "Magnetospheric Multiscale Mission" satellites, studying these "magnetic reconnections" and better predicting the consequences of these cosmic phenomena.
Firefighters Dealing With Spike In Mud Rescues On BayRescue teams on the peninsula are dealing with a spike in the number of people getting stuck on the Bay.
Man Spells Out 'Hire Me' On GPS Running App After Applying To San Francisco CompanyA San Francisco job seeker ran eight miles to show a GPS-based running app company how much he wanted to work for them.
High-Tech Harnesses For Dogs Meant To Improve Bond With HumansScientists at North Carolina State University developed a new communication device for dogs in the form of a hig-tech harness. Don’t worry; our anchor Jeff Bell wasn’t familiar with them either.
Strongest Magnetic Storm Since September Erupts Over Northern HemisphereA strong geomagnetic storm sparking bright auroras erupted early Wednesday morning over the Northern Hemisphere, according to the Space Weather Prediction Center.
Driver Survives After GPS Leads Him In Front Of Speeding Caltrain In AthertonThe driver of the Toyota Prius had mistakenly made a turn onto the tracks on the direction of his GPS unit.
25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning SystemsIn 1989, a gallon of gas was just less than a dollar, the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired on TV, and the first GPS satellites were launched into orbit. Twenty-five years later, GPS is the key to new technology allowing seismologists to warn us when a big quake is about to hit.