After years of development, the BlackFly personal aerial vehicle will soon be on sale. Reporter John Blackstone set out to see how someone with no flying experience could manage behind the controls. (10-15-21)
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CBS Correspondent Takes a Flying Car Up for a SpinAfter years of development, the BlackFly personal aerial vehicle will soon be on sale. Reporter John Blackstone set out to see how someone with no flying experience could manage behind the controls. (10-15-21)
ACLU Sues Marin County Sheriff's Office Over Data PrivacyPrivacy and immigration advocates sued the Marin County Sheriff’s Office Thursday for sharing license plate data with federal agencies in violation of state laws. Andria Borba reports. (10-14-21)
WayMo Cars Taking Over Quiet SF Dead End StreetA quiet neighborhood in San Francisco is seeing an explosion of WayMo cars. Wilson Walker looks into why this dead-end street is being taken over by these high-tech cars.
At 90, William Shatner Finds Eternal Life With New AI TechnologyThe iconic William Shatner talks to Bay Area Focus Len Kiese about Storyfile Life, a new multimedia platform, where users can capture and preserve their image and life stories and talk about them with future generations. For more information, visit storyfile.com
Bay Area Small Business Owners Counting Their Losses After Massive Facebook OutageBay Area businesses are reeling after Facebook's massive outage on Monday. Andria Borba talked to owners who suffered serious losses.
Facebook Whistleblower To Testify On Capitol HillOn Tuesday, a Facebook whistleblower will testify on Capitol Hill and share allegations about the app's harmful effects. Katie Nielsen talked to tech experts who say government intervention is just a matter of time.
New Exhibition in San Francisco Brings Art to Life Through TechnologyRenaissance 2.0 at Modernism West, a gallery in San Francisco's Mission District, takes a dazzling look at the future of machine-enhanced art. Betty Yu reports. (9-24-21)
Theranos Lab Director Testimony Ends Week 3 of Holmes Fraud TrialTestimony Friday focused on what Elizabeth Holmes knew about her company's faulty blood-test technology and how she went ahead with plans to launch the product anyway. Len Ramirez reports. (9-24-21)
State-of-the-Art Water Purification Plant Helps Silicon Valley Battle DroughtThe Santa Clara Valley facility uses advanced technologies to purify treated waste water using microfiltration, reverse osmosis and ultraviolet light to treat 8 million gallons a day. Kiet Do reports. (9-23-21)
TripSavvy's Molly Fergus Shares Travel TipsTripSavvy VP and General Manager Molly Fergus shares travel tips with Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese and shows you how to 'vacation like a pro.' For more, visit tripsavvy.com.
Lifestyle Expert David Viggiano Shares The Hottest Products From The Inspired Home ShowInternational Housewares Association spokesperson and lifestyle expert David Viggiano shares fun, practical and environmentally friendly products for the home with Bay Area Focus host Len Kiese. For more, visit theinspiredhomeshow.com.
Salesforce's Annual Tech Conference Could Bring Much-Needed Boost To SF's EconomyOn Tuesday, Salesforce will launch its annual 'Dreamforce,' a 3-day tech conference. Betty Yu reports the event could bring a much-needed boost to SF's tourism industry.
Theranos Trial: Former Employees TestifyElizabeth Holmes returned to court for Day 4 of her trial facing charges of fraud and conspiracy. Len Ramirez reports. (9-17-21)
KPIX Original Report: Next 911 Could Be A Cyberattack On Vulnerable GPS SystemsAs the nation marks the 20th anniversary of the 911 terror attack on U.S. soil, Juliette Goodrich tells of another growing security threat leaving us vulnerable to catastrophe.
Private Texts Could Prove Turning Point in Theranos Fraud TrialNewly-released text messages in the Theranos fraud trial could shed light on the relationship between founder Elizabeth Holmes and her business partner and ex-boyfriend. Len Ramirez reports. (9-10-21)
Homeowners In Wildfire Prone Areas Using Drones, 3-D Technology To SurviveThousands of Californians have lost their homes in recent fires. John Ramos shows us a company that's using drones and 3-D technology to keep them safe from wildfires.
Silicon Chip Shortage Throttles Car Sales on Labor DayFor car dealerships, it has been a Labor Day like no other as a worldwide computer chip shortage has decimated supply. John Ramos reports. (9-6-21)
Sonoma County Inventors Set Record For Solar-Power LocomotivesIn a history making trip, a pair of Sonoma County inventors set a new land speed record for locomotives powered by the sun, with plans of being the fastest solar powered vehicle in a future attempt. John Ramos reports. (8/24/21)
Tesla Elon Musk Unveils Plan to Build Humanoid RobotsTesla CEO Elon Musk announced that the company plans to build a humanoid robot called "Tesla Bot" which will be aimed at doing “repetitive and boring tasks.” Kiet Do reports. (8-20-21)
Researchers at Stanford Use Tech to Boost Human Athletic PerformanceStanford scientists are using technology to unlock the secrets of human performance and overcome the body's weaknesses. Kiet Do reports. (7-29-21)
California EDD Adopts New 'Pay-Now' Policy to Break Claims LogjamThe Employment Development Dept. claims payment process launched during the pandemic as a system to cut down on fraud but it soon left hundreds of thousands frozen out. Now the EDD is changing its payment policy. Devin Fehely reports. (7-23-21)
Bay Area Space Fans Giddy With Excitement Over Jeff Bezos's Blue Origin LaunchBay Area skywatchers watched excitedly billionaire Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin space launch on Tuesday. Kit Do caught up with some of them at the Chabot Space and Science Center in Oakland.
UCSF Researchers Help Paralyzed Man Translate Thoughts to TextUCSF neuro scientists announced a major advance in helping a paralyzed man convert brain waves to speech text. Elizabeth Cook reports. (7-15-21)
COVID: Pandemic Microchip Shortage Ripples Into A Shortage Of Auto PartsBay Area drivers better hope their cars don't break down. Wilson Walker reports on the COVID-era microchip shortage that could leave you without wheels.