Science & Technology

Krikey is an app that builds empathy for gorillas through augmented reality.
Jenna Lane/KCBS Radio
Jenna Lane
June 08, 2019 - 10:01 pm
Two Bay Area sisters have figured out a way to immerse smartphone users in the Rwandan jungle, and build empathy for the plight of endangered gorillas. Their augmented reality app has also caught the attention of a television star.
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FILE - This March 25, 2009 photo provided by NASA shows the International Space Station seen from the Space Shuttle Discovery during separation. NASA announced Friday, June 7, 2019 that it will open the International Space Station to private astronauts, with the first visit as early as next year. The round-trip ticket will cost an estimated $58 million. And accommodations aboard the orbiting outpost will run about $35,000 per night, for trips of up to 30 days long. (NASA via AP)
June 07, 2019 - 4:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — You've heard about the International Space Station for years. Want to visit? NASA announced Friday that the orbiting outpost is now open for business to private citizens, with the first visit expected to be as early as next year. There is a catch, though: You'll need to raise your...
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A crowd waits in line before an announcement at the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, Calif., Monday, June 3, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)
June 03, 2019 - 10:13 am
SAN JOSE, California (AP) — Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off a keynote Monday expected to preview upcoming changes to the company's phone and computer software as it diversifies to offset eroding sales of its bedrock product, the iPhone. Many of the software updates are expected to be tailored for...
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Elizabeth Warren Billboard in San Francisco
Doug Sovern
Doug Sovern
May 31, 2019 - 11:39 am
Sen. Elizabeth Warren unveiled a billboard in San Francisco that takes aim at tech companies ahead of this weekend's state Democratic Party convention in the Moscone Center.
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., listens to a question during an address at the Commonwealth Club Wednesday, May 29, 2019, in San Francisco. Speaker Pelosi spoke in her hometown about Special Counsel Robert Mueller's remarks today, President Trump, the new Congress and the 2020 election. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 29, 2019 - 6:58 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slammed Facebook on Wednesday for not removing a doctored video that has spread widely on the social network in which she appears to slur her words. The altered video had been slowed down , giving the false appearance that Pelosi was drunk, ill or...
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 A dead Gray Whale sits on the beach at Limantour Beach on May 23, 2019 in Point Reyes Station, California. A thirteenth Gray Whale washed up dead on a San Francisco Bay Area beach as scientists try to figure what is killing the whales
Justin Sullivan, Getty
Tiana Timmerberg
May 28, 2019 - 11:24 am
An estimated 46% of plastic polluting the ocean comes from fishing nets that often entrap whales and dolphins. Here's how drones are helping save them.
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FILE - This July 16, 2013 file photo shows a sign at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif. Facebook said in a Thursday, May 23, 2019 report, it removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from the service in the October-March period, although it doesn’t say how many it also missed. The report comes as Facebook grapples with challenges ranging from fake news to its role in elections interference, hate speech and incitement to violence in the U.S., Myanmar, India and elsewhere. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)
May 23, 2019 - 1:52 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook removed more than 3 billion fake accounts from October to March, twice as many as the previous six months, the company said Thursday. Nearly all of them were caught before they had a chance to become "active" users of the social network. In a new report, Facebook said...
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This image at the Medical Wearables Conference in San Jose illustrates how a heater would be worn inside of a jacket
Matt Bigler/KCBS Radio
Matt Bigler
May 15, 2019 - 10:09 pm
How would you like to have a shirt that measures your heart rate, or a shoe that keeps track of your steps?
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