Paul Appleby with data analytics firm Kinetica and Dr. Tony Hale with the San Francisco Estuary Institute discuss how drones and artificial intelligence are helping track trash that finds its way into storm runoff. Interview with Maria Medina.
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High-Tech Trash Clean-Up: Using Drones, AI To Detect SF Bay Garbage HotspotsPaul Appleby with data analytics firm Kinetica and Dr. Tony Hale with the San Francisco Estuary Institute discuss how drones and artificial intelligence are helping track trash that finds its way into storm runoff. Interview with Maria Medina.
Raw Video: Speaker Pelosi Calls Facebook 'Shameful'In her first news conference since signing the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi criticized Facebook, calling the social media giant "accomplices for misleading the American people with money from God-knows where." (1/16/20)
Santa Cruz Startup Joby Aviation Secures Millions In Funding For Air Taxi FleetOn Wednesday, Joby Aviation, a Santa Cruz-based startup that has kept its electric flying taxi secretive for years, secured venture capital funding to the tune of $590 million, largely led by Toyota. Maria Medina reports. (1-15-2020)
Specialized Weather Radar Will Help South Bay Deal With Major Storms, FloodingA South Bay water district will have a unique view on future storms.The highly specialized radar will help officials see where exactly heavy rain is falling. Don Ford reports. (1-15-2020)
Bay Area Startup Says Russian Military Unit Is Hacking Ukrainian Gas CompanyA Bay Area startup has been tracking a Russian military hacking unit called the GRU for the past five years. They say the GRU hacked the Democratic National Committee in 2016 and it is now hacking a Ukrainian gas company. Kiet Do reports. (1-14-2020)
Shared Electric Moped Service Launches In OaklandElectric moped sharing service Revel has begun operations in Oakland, covering the entire city. (1/13/20)
SF Says 'Rogue' E-Scooter Company Go-X Used Fake Permits To Operate IllegallyA San Francisco e-scooter company is accused of making up its own fake permits to operate on city streets. Betty Yu reports. (1-7-2020)
Raw Video: Elon Musk Dances At Tesla Event In ChinaTesla CEO Elon Musk busted a move as he walked onto a stage at a Tesla event in Shanghai, China on Tuesday. (1/7/20)
Bay Area Climate Scientists Study Rare Cloud Generated By Australia WildfiresBay Area scientists are studying a rare and unusual cloud generated by the wildfires burning in Australia. Kiet Do reports on the pyrocumulonimbus cloud, a never-before-seen phenomenon that's fueling these fires.
California's Groundbreaking Privacy Law Gives Consumers More Control Over DataCalifornians are about to get a groundbreaking new privacy law to protect their data online and on their phones. Sharon Chin reports. (12-29-2019)
Go Share App Helps You Get Your Purchase Home FastCEO and founder Shaun Savage talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about Go Share, a new app that helps shoppers get their purchases delivered fast.
MyShake Early Earthquake Warning App Sends Out First AlertCalifornia's new earthquake warning app issued its first public alert this week. (12/19/19)
Facebook Bans Influencers From Promoting Vaping, FirearmsFacebook announced it would ban influencers from promoting vaping and firearms on its platform and on Instagram, which it also owns. (12/19/19)
Petition To Ban Brazilian Netflix Film Depicting Jesus As Gay Gains TractionA petition is out that seeks to get Netflix to immediately remove a Brazilian film that depicts Jesus as a gay man. Andrea Nakano reports. (12-18-2019)
Oracle OpenWorld Opts Out Of High-Priced San Francisco; Massive Convention Heads To VegasIn a major hit to San Francisco's hospitality industry, one of its largest annual conventions is leaving the City by the Bay and headed to Sin City. Oracle Corp. is relocating its massive OpenWorld technology convention to the new Caesars Forum conference center slated to open on the Las Vegas Strip next year. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-10-2019)
PG&E Using High-Powered Heli-Saw To Trim Trees Away From Power LinesIt sounds like something out of a horror movie. PG&E's Heli-Saw has been described as a flying chainsaw. But as Don Ford tells us, its a welcome sight for people in fire country.
Google Buys Cisco Buildings, Continues Silicon Valley ExpansionGoogle is continuing its South Bay expansion--the tech giant has bought the Cisco buildings in Silicon Valley, expanding its footprint as Cisco lays off employees. Kiet Do reports. (12-4-2019)
Man's Car Stolen, Hand Broken In Meetup After Using App To Sell CarA man used the LetGo app to sell his Mercedes Benz, hoping for a normal transaction, but he ended up with his car stolen and a broken hand. Juliette Goodrich reports. (12-4-2019)
Bay Area Official Wants Stiffer Punishment For Porch PiratesAccording to a new survey, the Bay Area ranks number one in porch piracy. After a record-breaking Cyber Monday, a San Mateo County official seeks harsher punishment for package thieves. Joe Vazquez reports. (12-2-2019)
Amazon's Huge, Efficient Tracy Shipment Center Speeds Up Cyber Monday DeliveriesIt’s estimated that 68 million shoppers this year will have ordered items online on Cyber Monday. And a peek inside Amazon’s state-of-the-art shipping center in Tracy gives a glimpse of how so many products can be delivered so quickly. John Ramos reports. (12-2-2019)
Ruling For Billionaire Vinod Khosla Renews Fight Over Martins Beach AccessThe years-long fight over access to a San Mateo County beach next to land owned by a Silicon Valley billionaire is back on. (11/27/19)
Car Burglars Use Bluetooth Scanners To Locate Unattented DevicesBluetooth is a tool that makes it easier for us to connect our devices together, but it's also making it easier for car burglars to locate and snatch valuables. Kiet Do reports. (11-26-2019)
Bay Area Science Festival Events Happening Across The Bay AreaBay Area Science Festival co-founder Katherine Nielsen and UCSF graduate science student Priscila Munoz-Sandoval talk to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about events happening all over the Bay Area, culminating in Discovery Day at AT&T Park.
Tesla Powers Into the Pickup Market With Electric 'Cybertruck'Tesla CEO Elon Musk is taking on the workhorse heavy pickup truck market with his latest electric vehicle the "Cybertruck." Sara Donchey reports. (11-21-19)