Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday that the tech giant would invest $1 billion over the next several years to help build housing in the Bay Area. Emily Turner reports. (6/18/19)
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Google Pledges $1 Billion To Address Bay Area Housing CrunchGoogle CEO Sundar Pichai announced Tuesday that the tech giant would invest $1 billion over the next several years to help build housing in the Bay Area. Emily Turner reports. (6/18/19)
Apple CEO Tim Cook Cautions Tech World In Stanford Grad SpeechApple CEO Tim Cook delivered the commencement address at Stanford on Sunday. His advice to the Class of 2019 included a strongly-worded message targeted at his own industry. Devin Fehely reports. (6-16-2019)
Uber, Lyft Try To Stop Proposed Law That Defines Drivers As EmployeesThere's a a bill called AB 5 that would require companies like Uber and Lyft to treat their drivers like employees. But KPIX 5 learned that these companies are going through their drivers' apps to get them to oppose the bill. Melissa Caen reports. (6-16-2019)
'Hack' Creates New Kids' Computer That Makes Learning To Code FunRoberta 'Beta' Antunes, CEO of Hack talks to Bay Area Focus host Michelle Griego about a new computer for kids that makes learning to code fun.
YouTube Purges Videos 'That Promote Or Glorify Nazi Ideology'YouTube announced Wednesday that it was updating its hate speech policies and prohibiting videos including those "that promote or glorify Nazi ideology." Kiet Do reports. (6/5/19)
PG&E Installing Weather Stations, Cameras To Monitor High Fire-Threat Areas 24/7By the end of 2019, PG&E plans to have 600 weather stations and 100 high-definition cameras in high fire-threat areas. Juliette Goodrich talked a homeowner who survived the Oakland Firestorm of 1991 about the new safety measures.
Drone Captures Pod Of Rare Baird's Giant Whales Swimming Off Monterey CoastWhale watchers in Monterey came across something, very rare, and they have the drone video to prove it. Don Ford tells us they spotted a pod of Baird’s beaked whales.
YouTube's Algorithm Keeps Suggesting Home Videos Of Kids To PedophilesA Harvard scientist was researching the effects of YouTube on Brazilian society when he made a disturbing discovery. YouTube is scrambling to explain why some innocent home movies are being suggested to child predators. Kiet Do reports. (6-4-2019)
Apple Unveils Latest Updates In Response To User Feedback At WWDCAmong the updates to its products unveiled at the annual Worldwide Developers Conference are privacy improvements and a native app to track menstrual cycles. Kiet Do reports. (6/3/19)
Apple Conference Has Huge Economic Impact On San JoseApple's Worldwide Developers Conference is a huge economic boost for San Jose. Len Ramirez shows us how it is taking over the city.
Security Expert Says Businesses Should Search Their Restrooms for Hidden CamerasHow would you feel if you walked into a public restroom and found a hidden camera? Bay Area police have dealt with at least three recent cases. Andrea Nakano reports. (5-24-19)
Faked Pelosi Video Foreshadows Political Chaos as Imaging Tech AdvancesA doctored video of Nancy Pelosi that surfaced this week has been viewed millions of times and two social media giants are refusing to take it down. Melissa Caen reports. (5-24-19)
Amazon Offers Gift Cards to Subjects Who Agree to Full-Body 3-D ScansAmazon is offering a gift card to anyone who signs up for a 3-D body scan but there's speculation about how the company could use the results of those scans. Nicole Comstock reports. (5-23-19)
San Jose State Engineering Students Build Self-Driving Vehicle on Shoestring BudgetA group of San Jose State University students just made history on their campus: building the college's first autonomous vehicle. Maria Medina reports. (5-23-19)
Uber Launches Submarine Tours of Great Barrier ReefFrom May 27 through June 18, exploring the world's largest coral reef system will be easier than ever thanks to mini-submarine tours by Uber. Anne Makovec reports. (5-23-19)
New State Law Proposal Could Create New Rules For E-Scooter, E-Bike CompaniesA California lawmaker has proposed a new law that would create new rules of the road for electric scooters and bikes. The bill just passed the Assembly and moves on to the Senate for approval. Maria Medina reports. (5-20-2019)
New Report Shows Nation's Highest-Paid Workers In The Bay AreaSan Jose tops the list of highest-paid workers in the U.S., with San Francisco-Oakland and Napa also within the top five. Len Ramirez reports. (5/20/19)
Autopilot Was in Use Before Tesla Hit Semi TrailerA Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash with a semitrailer in Florida March 1 was operating on the San Francisco Bay Area-based automaker's semi-autonomous Autopilot system, federal investigators have determined. Kiet Do reports. (5-16-19)
Rideshare Drivers Plan To Strike Ahead Of Uber's IPOUber is about to raise billions by going public on May 9, while Lyft has already cashed in with Wall Street investors. Now, rideshare drivers who also want a piece of the action are planning a collective protest. Wilson Walker reports. (5-7-2019)
Proposed California Law Would Regulate Use of Smart Speaker Voice RecordingsA bill being considered by the California legislature would require users to opt in before companies like Amazon, Facebook, Google and Apple could store and use voice recordings. Melissa Caen reports. (5-4-19)
Oakland Mulls Ban On Controversial Face Recognition TechnologyA new proposal would ban the city of Oakland from using controversial facial recognition software at a time when privacy advocates say some Bay Area law enforcement agencies are already starting to use it. Christin Ayers reports. (5-1-2019)
Volvo's Polestar Introduces Electric Car To Challenge TeslaKPIX got a preview of Volvo's Polestar 2 before its San Francisco debut. The all-new, all-electric car is meant to compete against the best-selling Tesla Model 3. Betty Yu reports. (4-30-2019)
Sail GP Brings World's Fasted High-Tech Sailboats To SF BaySail GP gets underway on the San Francisco Bay this weekend and Don Ford got a chance to preview new high-tech, high-speed sailboats that can race at speeds up to 60 mph.
SFO To Add Ride Share Passenger Pick Up Zone To Ease Curbside TrafficThis summer, SFO will implement a new Ride App Pick Up Garage Zone for passengers using Uber and Lyft in an effort to cut down the curbside chaos that plagues the airport. Kiet Do reports. (4-30-2019)
Efforts to Search for, Send Messages to Extraterrestrial Life AdvanceAn ambitious effort is underway to make direct contact with intelligent life beyond earth, improving upon 70s-era space missions which included attempts to bring messages from earth to extraterrestrials. Juliette Goodrich reports. (4-25-19)
Gifted Brothers At Hidden Genius Project Changing The Tech ParadigmA group of gifted, young brothers at the Hidden Genius Project in Oakland are creating opportunities for themselves, not as consumers, but creators of technology. Program Director Akeem Brown talks to BR about the amazing work they are doing.
Apple Securities Fraud Lawsuit Claims Hundreds Of Thousands Of Investors Were MisledApple and CEO Tim Cook knew iPhone sales were in trouble but kept it from investors, according to a new lawsuit accusing the company of securities fraud. Maria Medina reports. (4-16-2019)
KPIX 5 News @ 5:30 p.m.When customers speak to Alexa, Amazon's artificial intelligence-powered virtual assistant, somebody may be listening in. Don Ford reports. (4/11/19)
Uber Set To File For Initial Public OfferingIn one of the most anticipated initial public offerings of the year, ride-hailing giant Uber is reportedly filing for its IPO on Thursday. Jackie Ward reports. (4/11/19)