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BART Is Paying San Francisco Riders Not to Commute During Rush Hour

The Bay Area’s transportation infrastructure is so overloaded that BART is paying people to stop riding trains during rush hour, according to a …

Antarctica: who actually owns it and what can you do there?

Sandy beaches, coral reefs and swaying palms are the attributes most commonly associated with Australian islands, but those landing upon the shores of the country’s newly christened islets are more likely to see penguins than palm trees.<p>That’s because Crocodile Island, Rhino Island and Uranus …

7 stabbed at neo-Nazi event outside Capitol in Sacramento

The white nationalists and skinheads, clad in black, began to arrive a little before noon Sunday for their planned march on the state Capitol grounds. They were met by hundreds of protesters toting signs that denounced “Nazi scum.”<p>Violence began almost immediately, authorities and witnesses said, …

'Brexit' means traveling to the U.K. will likely be much cheaper this summer

Demand for travel was already strong in the U.S., and the vote by the U.K. to leave the European Union will make it cheaper for Americans to visit their British cousins across the pond.<p>The exit of the United Kingdom from the 28-nation union has pushed the value of the British pound down relative to …

Google opening office in San Diego

Related<p>Where else does Google have offices?<p>Google has signed a lease for nearly 60,000 square feet of office space in Sorrento Mesa, expanding its …

California

What does Brexit mean for travel?

Currency<p>The pound fell to its lowest level in 30 years, while the FTSE 250 was on track for its worst decline ever as the markets reacted to the referendum news. Ahead of the referendum there was already a 300% spike in holidaymakers exchanging money to guarantee good rates, according to travel …

United Kingdom

Donald Trump Thanks Police for 'Handling the Thugs' After Protesters Arrested

Both of Donald Trump’s rallies in California on Friday were met by protesters, some of whom clashed with law enforcement and were arrested, prompting …

Donald Trump

Orbital View: Stunning San Francisco

At first glance, this looks like an aerial photo:<p>But nope, it’s actually a satellite image, at a remarkably rare angle and sharpness, as Benjamin Grant explains:<p>Here is an incredible Overview of the Bay Area, captured by DigitalGlobe’s newest satellite, the WorldView 3. The satellite was a …

San Francisco

This remote-controlled camera that sticks to walls could replace selfie sticks

While selfie sticks have revolutionized the personal photography game, they're not without their downsides. They're kind of awkward to carry around, and chances are there's still going to be an outstretched arm jutting egregiously out of frame. Plus, they're banned at most theme parks.<p>Podo is a …

Mobile Photography

San Diego State officials agree to review free-speech policies after outcry over anti-Muslim fliers

After a protest over posters on campus that linked Muslim students to terrorism, San Diego State University President Elliot Hirshman on Monday agreed that school policies should be reviewed to ensure a balance between free speech and safety.<p>But some students who met with Hirshman said they were …

Why Sony's Photo-Taking Contact Lenses Create More Problems Than They Solve | Inc.com

If you like taking photos but hate having to hold a camera in your hand, the solution may be on its way: Sony has filed a patent for a contact lens that snaps pictures. All you have to do is blink and the lens takes a photo.<p>According to the patent, the high-tech lens will have a camera that can …

Google Glass

Here's what it costs to live near BART and Caltrain

If you're commuting to downtown San Francisco for work, living within walking distance of a BART or Caltrain station makes for a nice lifestyle (even when you consider breakdowns and delays).<p>You stroll to the station, maybe stopping for a coffee on the way, and then hop on a train that whisks you …

Amazon Prime's free same-day deliveries arrive in 11 more US cities

The service, which started last year, is now in a total of 27 metro areas around the country.<p>Amazon's free same-day delivery service for its Prime membership customers just expanded to 11 more metro areas, the company said Wednesday, with the service now in 27 total metro areas in the US. The new …

New Jersey

Sky News - First For Breaking News From The UK And Around The World

Top Stories<p>The Latest News from the UK and Around the World | Sky News<p>The Royal College of Midwives has welcomed the move but warns that it will take …

EU Referendum

Bus collides with train at crossing in Bangkok

A train has collided with a double-decker bus carrying Thai tourists at an unguarded railway crossing in central Thailand.<p>Local media say three people were killed and more than two dozen injured.<p>Security video showed the bus moving slowly across the tracks and stopping momentarily before it …

California freeway crash: One dead as plane hits car near San Diego

<b>A plane has crash-landed on the Interstate 15 freeway in southern California, hitting a car and killing one of its passengers.</b><p>Three others in the car were hurt along with the plane's pilot and passenger.<p>The plane appeared to be having technical problems before it crash-landed on the freeway in San …

San Diego

Plane lands on California interstate, killing woman in car

<b>(CNN) —</b> A car parked on an interstate highway shoulder while the driver used a cell phone was rear-ended by a small plane making an emergency landing, killing a woman in the vehicle, California authorities said Saturday.<p>The driver was complying with California laws regarding hands-free phone …

San Diego

Missing MH370: Suspected Debris Found on Mauritian Island to Be Examined

SYDNEY — Australia will examine a piece of suspected plane debris found east of Africa on a Mauritian island to determine whether it is a part of missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370.<p>A hotel owner on the island who saw the debris said it looked like it was from the inside of a plane, with what he …

Airplanes

1 dead, 5 hurt as plane crashes into car on freeway in San Diego County

A small plane crashed into a car on Interstate 15 in northern San Diego County on Saturday, leaving one person dead and five injured, officials said.<p>The incident happened about 9:15 a.m. near state Route 76 south of Fallbrook. Two people were reportedly aboard the plane, and four were in the …

There's Black Friday, There's Cyber Monday, And Then There's Amazon.com

Amazon.com, the great disrupter of the retail industry, has now disrupted one of the biggest shopping days of the year, Black Friday. Rather than a one day holiday, Amazon turned Black Friday into an eight-day sales extravaganza with special deals announced every five minutes. In addition they …

eCommerce

Indonesian politician bans dating after dark

Young couples barred from seeing each other after 9pm at night and could be forced to marry if they flout the new rules<p>The path of young love has never been an easy one. But dating just became much more challenging for Indonesian teenagers in West Java.<p>Young couples have been banned from seeing …

A Look At Open Bionics’ 3D-Printed Robotic Hands For Amputees

Open Bionics, a startup out of the U.K. that makes bionic hands, figured out how to dramatically lower the cost of prosthetics using a combination of open-sourced 3D printing software and robotic sensors.<p>Nearly 2 million people live with the loss of a limb in the U.S., according to Amputee …

3D Printing

Skype Gives Its iOS And Android Apps A Makeover

Microsoft announced this morning it’s rolling out a new version of Skype (ver. 6.0) for users on iPhone, iPad, and Android devices. Across all platforms, the popular communications app has gotten a redesign, though in Android’s case, it references Google’s “Material Design” aesthetic while the iOS …

Apps

America's giant robot needs funding to fight Japanese rival

It turns out that giant robot duels are <i>really</i> expensive, as America's MegaBots team has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $500,000 in its fight against Japan's Kuratas. It was MegaBots group (aka Team USA) that demanded the battle in the first place, and Japan gladly accepted on one …

How to take better holiday photos through science

How much care do you take when composing your holiday snaps? One scientist dares to suggest that with the right methods, your results might easily be improved<p>I am not being altogether serious but my goal here is to dismantle C.P. Snow’s separation of the sciences and the humanities into ‘two …

Landscape Photography

No survivors in Indonesia Trigana Air plane crash, search official says

<b>Jakarta, Indonesia (CNN) —</b> After trekking through mountain forests laced with fog, Indonesian rescue workers on Tuesday reached the crash site of a passenger plane that went missing over the weekend.<p>They found a grisly scene of bodies and debris strewn among the trees.<p>None of the 54 people on board …

Airplanes

Three missing after Alaskan landslide

Three missing after Alaskan landslide , homes evacuated and others flooded<p>A landslide described by one witness as a sea of logs, mud and debris is believed to have trapped three people who were missing Tuesday from a neighborhood in the Alaska coastal town of Sitka.<p>City officials earlier said four …

America Challenges Japan To A Robot Duel Then Decides To Change Their Robot

In a new Kickstarter campaign the American MegaBots team have asked backers to effectively help pay to make an all-new robot to take on the Japanese built Kuratas.<p>The changes to the robot are really quite substantial too (as shown in the above concept) from all new treads for the feet as well as …

Robotics