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Microsoft expected to preview next Windows version, codenamed ‘Threshold,’ on September 30

In a move which hints that Microsoft is apparently set to unveil the details about its next-generation Windows operating system, the company has recently sent out invitations for an event scheduled to be held in San Francisco on September 30.

At the event, Microsoft is expected to show... read more

Bad roads cost California drivers $44 billion each year: report

Motorists in California are losing billions of dollars each year because of poorly maintained highways and roads, according to a newly-released report by a Washington-based transportation advocacy group.

Sponsored by road builders, unions and insurance firms, the TRIP report says... read more

Will Ferrell raising Money for Charity by offering Chance to Play Video Game with Him

Will Ferrell is hosting "Will Ferrell's SuperMegaBlast Max Gamer Challenge" Indiegogo campaign to help children who have cancer. The actor, comedian, and apparent gamer is raising money for charities by offering video game fans an opportunity to come to San Francisco and play games with him in... read more

Authorities report first death due to Napa Valley earthquake

An elderly California woman who suffered a head injury during last month's earthquake has died, the Napa County Sheriff's Office has confirmed.

Laurie Anne Thompson, 65, was at her Napa Valley home on August 24 when the magnitude-6.0 quake hit the Golden State's renowned wine country. She... read more

California has put over 100,000 electric and ‘plug-in hybrid’ cars on its roads

According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, there are more than 100,000 electric and 'plug-in hybrid' cars on California's roads.

The report is noteworthy because, ever since the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) began in earnest in 2010, California has contributed as much as 40 percent... read more

Intel CEO talks about company’s focus on efforts to create Internet-connected devices

On Tuesday, during his keynote address at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich talked about the chipmaker's focus on its current efforts aimed at creating Internet-connected wearable devices.

In his speech to the software and hardware developers attending... read more

San Francisco-based ride-sharing service Uber has been claiming that it offers drivers the opportunity to earn up to $90,000 per annum driving for the popular service. However, these claims are increasingly being rebuffed by drivers, labor leaders, and attorneys representing drivers.

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AC Transit Bus Crashes into Richmond house

Around 6 pm, an AC Transit bus crashed into a house on 18th Street and Burbeck Avenue in Richmond, located about 15 miles northeast of San Francisco, after being hit by a stolen vehicle. The front of the bus crashed into the side of the house.

Footage from local television news stations... read more

A pair of deer briefly halted traffic on Golden Gate Bridge

According to a San Francisco Chronicle report, citing the California Highway Patrol, traffic on the Golden Gate Bridge was halted briefly on Friday because of two deer staying on the road.

The officers of the California Highway Patrol said that, at about 5:25 p. m. on Friday, they... read more

Skin Cancer Risk high for Pilots and Crew

Published in JAMA Dermatology, a new study has revealed that pilots face a very high risk of suffering from melanoma as they are the ones constantly exposed to UVA radiation.

According to the study, airline pilots are at risk of developing skin cancer 2.22 times more than an average... read more

Traffic on Interstate 280 in downtown San Francisco Back to Normal

Caltrans' officials said that traffic on Interstate 280 in downtown San Francisco returned back to normal on Tuesday. The brake-riding, steering-wheel-gripping masses are now a little safer in case another earthquake hits.

Orders were passed to reopen northbound lanes of the elevated... read more

Argentine ants invading California homes

An apparently infinite pint-size army is on the march in drought-hit California, and it is invading homes in the Bay Area like never before.

Argentine ants, which are also known as Linepithema humile, are considered to be one of the most invasive species on Earth. These ants have attacked... read more

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