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Amazon plans to open its first SF Bay Area bookstore

The internet retailer plans to open a brick-and-mortar store at an upscale shopping center in a suburb 20 miles east of San Francisco.<p>Amazon's first bookstore in the San Francisco Bay Area won't be in The City but rather in a suburb 20 miles to the east.<p>The store will be located in Broadway Plaza, …

San Francisco

Tesla’s shares hit an all-time high

The good news keeps on coming for Tesla Motors.<p>On the same day CEO Elon Musk launched online ordering for the Model S and Model X vehicles in Dubai, shares for the electric carmaker rose 4 percent in trading Monday. This breaks through Tesla’s all-time closing high in July 2015, going from $280.02 …

New smartwatch tracks the time you spend with your family

Veldt's Family Time Watch helps you avoid neglecting your loved ones.<p>Are you spending enough time with your family? A new smartwatch from Japan will let you know if you're not.<p>Tokyo-based Veldt has developed a smartwatch that can monitor the amount of time you spend with your family members.<p>The …

Smartwatches

Apple named 4th most innovative company in the world thanks to chip design & health efforts

While there has been much debate as to whether or not Apple is still innovating at the same rate it once was, Fast Company today named Apple the fourth most innovative company in the world.<p>Fast Company attributed Apple’s positioning to its internal hardware design, health efforts, and more…<p>Apple …

Artificial Intelligence

Twitter briefly stops notifying people when they're on lists

Twitter just made a big (if momentary) blunder when it comes to fighting abuse. The social network briefly stopped providing notifications whenever someone adds you to a list, ostensibly to make sure you only see the "notifications that matter." However, it quickly backtracked when users pointed …

Autonomous passenger drones will fly you across Dubai starting this July

If you haven’t yet been to Dubai, this summer might be a good time to visit. Starting this July, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates will see people traveling across its skies in single-passenger drones.<p>That’s according to Mattar al-Tayer, the chairman and executive director of Dubai’s …

Drones

No, seriously. The Nokia 3310 is coming back

The Nokia 3310 had a reputation for hardiness. You could throw it down a flight of stairs, spill a pint over it, or drop it into a pool of mud, and it would emerge unscathed. It was like the <i>Wolverine</i> of phones, and for that reason, it remains a firm fan favorite.<p>And now it’s coming back, almost 17 …

Amazon launches Chime, a video conferencing and communications service for business

Amazon has taken the wraps off of its own Skype competitor. Chime is a new video conferencing and communications from AWS that’s focused on business users.<p>Beyond VoIP calling and video messaging, Chime includes virtual meetings, allowing users to host or join a remote meeting through the service. …

Google Maps now lets you create and share lists of places

Sharing restaurant recommendations just got a whole lot easier.<p>You can now make customized lists of places on Google Maps, the company announced in a …

'Extremely High Levels' Of Toxic Pollutants Found In Deepest Parts Of World's Oceans

There's literally no escaping mankind's mess.<p>Not even the very deepest, darkest depths of Earth’s oceans can escape mankind’s legacy of toxic pollution.<p>In a shocking discovery highlighting the interconnectedness of our planet, scientists have detected “extremely high levels” of organic chemicals in …

Pollution

Engineers on Google's self-driving car project were paid so much that they quit

Google has spent a lot of money on its self-driving car project, now spun off into a new entity called Waymo. Much of that money has gone to engineers and other staff, according to a new report from <i>Bloomberg</i>. In order to keep self-driving staffers happy — and, presumably, from leaving the company …

Autonomous Cars

Bill Gates: “If anybody says we don’t need the media, that’s a little scary”

The US news media are suffering from low levels of public trust and ongoing attacks from the reigning Republican party and White House. US president Donald Trump has called journalists “among the most dishonest human beings on earth,” saying he’s in “a running war” with them. Chief White House …

Donald Trump