SMART

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

Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit/ SMART Train (sonomamarintrain.org)

Sonoma, Marin County Residents Get First Glimpse Of SMART Commuter Train In Cotati

Marin and Sonoma County officials and residents got their first look at the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit commuter trains that are scheduled to begin trips between the two counties starting in 2016.

04/07/2015

An astronaut (NASA/Getty Images)

NASA And San Francisco Company Partner To Make Smart Glasses For Astronauts

NASA is tapping Osterhout Design Group to help create smart eyeglasses for astronauts.

03/12/2015

BeBop Sensor in a skull cap. (CBS)

Berkeley Company Unveils Top-Secret Fabric That Makes Smart Technology Wearable

Wearable smart technology can transform ordinary clothes into the kind of attire fit for a James Bond movie. Berkeley-based BeBop Sensors unveiled a new fabric Monday, that is so intelligent, they kept it top-secret.

10/28/2014

will.i.am unveils his smartwatch in San Francisco. (CBS)

Performer will.i.am Unveils Smartwatch At San Francisco Dreamforce Conference

Performer will.i.am unveiled a wearable device that can make calls, email, text, and stream music at the Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco Wednesday.

10/15/2014

( Photo: CBS)

Walnut Creek Parking Meter Glitch Fixed After Malfunction Produced Unwarranted Tickets

A glitch found in some new downtown Walnut Creek parking meters that left at least 100 drivers with unwarranted parking tickets has been fixed.

09/12/2014

A rare chimera redwood tree sits next to railroad tracks in Cotati. (CBS)

Rare Chimera Redwood Tree Finds New Home In Cotati

The fate of a rare redwood tree in Cotati has been decided after the SMART agency agreed on a new location near the city’s new rail station.

06/25/2014

A smart hearing aid. (CBS)

Hearing Aids Getting Smaller, Smarter With New Technology

As baby boomers age, smartphone technology is making way for smarter hearing aids.

06/04/2014

Sergey Brin (C), co-founder of Google appears at the keynote with the Google Glass. (KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/GettyImages)

Google Holding Contest For Right To Buy New Internet Glasses

Google is giving a few more people a chance to pay $1,500 for a pair of the Internet-connected glasses that the company is touting as the next breakthrough in mobile computing.

02/20/2013

The SMART Train would provide service between Larkspur and Cloverdale. (Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit)

Contract Awarded For 1st Phase Of North Bay SMART Train

The Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit District board unanimously approved a $103 million contract Monday for the construction of the rail project between Santa Rosa and San Rafael.

01/09/2012

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