Posts Tagged ‘Technology’


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Are self-driving cars appearing on California streets?

California regulators are lagging on their task of creating a plan to test self-driving cars, which some manufacturers are now unleashing on state roads for trial runs. [Business Journal] Department of Motor Vehicles officials said this week their agency will... (Continue reading)

California considering electronic license plates

A bill that passed the California legislature last week would create a pilot program introducing electronic license plates that authorities could remotely access. [Mashable] Electronic license plates are not yet in circulation in the U.S., but states such as New... (Continue reading)

NORCAST equipment failure impacting local businesses

Phone services downed because of an equipment failure at NORCAST Telecom Networks are slate to be corrected Thursday afternoon, a spokesperson said. Early Wednesday morning, multiple businesses found that their phone services were intermittently breaking down. Many were not able... (Continue reading)

Genius behind delivery of high speed “Hobbit” in SLO

By LISA RIZZO The worldwide movie premier of “The Hobbit” next week will unveil the fastest imaging in cinema history during a journey through ‘Middle-earth,’ thanks in part to technology designed and manufactured by USL, Inc. in San Luis Obispo.... (Continue reading)

This spy is as close as your TV

Your digital video recorder may soon be watching you in the privacy of your home, recording your reaction to television commercials. Verizon has filed for a patent on a DVR that is equipped with a camera and recorder. Information gathered... (Continue reading)

The eyes of dummies are upon you

More and more eyes are on shoppers these days, and not all of them belong to humans. (San Francisco Chronicle) Store mannequins outfitted with hidden cameras are scouring the aisles, using facial recognition software like that utilized by police and... (Continue reading)

Atascadero dad tricks kids into believing in Ewoks

Atascadero graphic designer Anthony Herrera likes to play a game called “Find the Ewok” with his daughter. So on a recent trip to Sequoia National Park, Herrera told her that Ewoks, made popular through the “Star Wars” movies, lived among... (Continue reading)