Following a push from software engineers at Twitter, the social media platform will remove terms such as "master" and "slave" from its computer code to more inclusive language. Anne Makovec reports. (7/3/20)
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‘Words Matter’ – Twitter Removing ‘Master,’ ‘Slave’ And ‘Blacklist’ From CodeFollowing a push from software engineers at Twitter, the social media platform will remove terms such as "master" and "slave" from its computer code to more inclusive language. Anne Makovec reports. (7/3/20)
Developers Launching Apps For Contact Tracing To Control Spread Of COVID-19With coronavirus infections on the rise again, contact tracing is even more critical to control the spread of the virus. A growing number of new apps are designed to do just that. Allen Martin looked a few of them.
Oakland Students Use 3-D Printing to Make Face Shields for HospitalsMadison Park Academy students have created hundreds of face shields on 3D printers to donate to hospitals across the country amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (6-28-20)
Facebook Says It Will Crack Down on Hate SpeechFacebook announced Friday it will begin banning ads that scapegoat ethnic groups and minorities in addition to labeling potentially “harmful” posts from public figures Ken Bastida talke with Cnet editor Ian Sherr. (6-26-20)
Apple Worldwide Developer Conference HighlightsApple Inc. opened its first online-only developer convention on Monday and showed a few surprises along with a slew of new features coming soon to a gadget near you. (6-22-20)
Launch Success! SpaceX Rocket Lifts 2 Americans Into OrbitA rocket built by Elon Musk’s SpaceX company thundered away from earth with two Americans on Saturday, ushering in a new era in commercial space travel. CBS special report (5-30-20)
Army of Contact Tracing Workers Being Recruited to Help Combat CoronavirusExperts say contact tracing is going to play a critical role in fighting the coronavirus. It’s been practiced for decades, used to fight SARS, Ebola and AIDS, but never on as big a scale. Maria Medina reports. (5-14-20)
Alameda County Fair Livestock Auction Goes Virtual In Era Of COVID-19The Alameda County Fair is the largest in the Bay Area and its also a victim of COVID-19. Along with the cancellation, comes questions about what will happen to all the farm animals that are normally shown and then auctioned off. John Ramos shows us an unusual solution.
New Testing Site In East San Jose 'Quick,' 'Super Easy'Despite a mixup in the address of one of Santa Clara County's new COVID-19 testing sites, Kiet Do tells us that dozens of people showed up on Tuesday and the process takes about two minutes.
San Jose Couple Exchange Vows In First Virtual COVID-19 Wedding In CaliforniaThe COVID-19 shelter in place order shut down many plans, including weddings. Now, the governor is allowing couples to get married virtually. John Ramos went to San Jose where he met the first couple in the California to tie the knot in cyberspace.
UCSF Leads Team in Mapping Blueprint for How Coronavirus Attacks Human CellsAn international team led by UCSF researchers discovered how a range of existing drugs may fight the coronavirus. Maria Medina reports. (5-1-20)
Stanford Study May Help Settle Debate on COVID-19 Infection RateThe results from the first nationwide antibody test study coming from Stanford University and involving Major League Baseball are expected any day now. Kenny Choi reports. (4-30-20)
MLB Teams Up With Stanford Researchers in Fight Against COVID-19Ballparks across the country have shut down but Major League Baseball’s 30 teams are playing a big role in finding out how widespread COVID-19 really is. Kenny Choi reports. (4-16-20)
COVID-19 Patients Treated With Experimental Drug Remdesivir Recovering QuicklyCOVID-19 patients getting an experimental drug called remdesivir developed by Bay Area biotech company are showing encouraging rates of recovery. Maria Medina reports. (4-16-20)
UK Launches Phone App To Help Track The Spread Of CoronavirusGovernor Gavin Newsom is looking at ways to track the spread of the coronavirus here in California. Reporter Ian Lee tellls about a phone app to do the very same thing, that's launching in the U.K.
Jeff Harry Shows You How To 'Rediscover Your Play'Jeff Harry, founder of 'Rediscover Your Play,' talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about how he helps his clients find their inner selves through play.
Gov. Newsom, San Jose Mayor Praise Sunnyvale Plant Refurbishing VentilatorsCalifornia Gov. Gavin Newsom and San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo addressed the media after a tour of Bloom Energy in Sunnyvale where hundreds of older ventilators are being refurbished as part of the statewide battle to contain the coronavirus outbreak. (3-28-20)
Genentech to Begin Clinical Trial of Drug Treatment for COVID-19KPIX 5 spoke to Dr. Levi Garraway, chief medical officer at Genentech, about a pending clinical trial of Actemra, an anti-inflammatory medicine, as a possible treatment for COVID-19 patients. (3-27-20)
Maker Community Uses 3-D Printer to Supply PPE to Health ProfessionalsA Bay Area company is volunteering time and tech savvy to produce face shields for hospital workers using its 3-D printer -- and you can help. Don Ford reports. (3-27-20)
Tech Non-Profit Helps Get Computers to Students for Remote-Learning ClassesTech Exchange helps families in need get computers, Internet access and computer skills so students can continue their education as schools go virtual to cope with coronavirus. Don Ford reports. (3-20-20)
Coronavirus Update by KPIX Medical Producer Molly McCreaKPIX 5's Molly McCrea with a roundup of the latest developments in the fight to contain the coronavirus. (3-19-20)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Offers Live Views Of Wildlife Amid OutbreakThe Monterey Bay Aquarium is closed until at least March 27th due to the coronavirus outbreak, but that's not stopping it from getting creative to entertain guests online. (3/17/20)
Bay Area Company Approved to Produce Coronavirus Test KitsThroughout the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis, the lack of test kits has been a continuing issue. Now one Bay Area company will be helping to ease the bottleneck. Wilson Walker reports. (3-13-20)
Don't Miss 'Black In Space: Breaking The Color Barrier'Don't miss 'Black in Space: Breaking the Color Barrier,' a new documentary on the Smithsonian Channel about black astronauts and the space race. BR's Jan Mabry met director Laurens Grant and Smithsonian curator Cathleen Lewis at a special screening at Google's X Moonshot Factory.