Articles Tagged With ‘Technology’




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Morro Bay wind farm may be operating by 2025

Offshore wind turbines

CORRECTION: The average wind speeds in the area of the proposed wind farm were misstated and are 19 mph. The company planning to construct a wind farm off the coast of Morro Bay aims to have the project operating by... (Continue reading)

Judge orders Apple to help feds hack terrorist’s iPhone

Syed Rizwan Farook

A federal judge ordered Apple Inc. to help the FBI break into the passcode-encrypted iPhone of the lead terrorist in the San Bernardino massacre. The company responded with a statement saying the order undermines decades of security advancements and threatens... (Continue reading)

Is Google causing car crashes in California?

Four of the 48 cars currently driving themselves around California have been in accidents since September. [NBC News] Two of the accidents occurred while the cars were driving themselves, and two took place while a person was in control of... (Continue reading)

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)

Drone crashes into Navy ship off California coast

An American drone crashed into a Navy ship off the coast of Southern California Saturday afternoon, injuring two sailors. [RT] The $4 million Reaper drone veered out of control during an operation testing the USS Chancellorsville’s combat weapons system. Navy... (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)



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