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Ford Opens R&D Facility In Silicon Valley

Ford has opened an autonomous vehicle research and development facility in Palo Alto, which is in the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay area (otherwise known as Silicon Valley). Silicon Valley is famous for its rich history of high-tech innovation. Autonomous vehicle technology is certainly in the high-tech category, as it requires computers, cameras, proximity […]

Mind Control May Come To A Wearable Device Near You

Thync is a Silicon Valley startup company based in Los Gatos, California which developed a highly unusual technology which they demonstrated for Brad Stone, a writer on Bloomberg BusinessWeek. This isn’t outright mind control. However, it is somewhat similar. A prototype device with two electrodes were placed on his head to target his cranial nerves. […]

Cellphone Kill Switch Mandate Signed Into Law

Gov. Jerry Brown of California has signed into law senate bill 962 which mandates all manufacturers to include a ‘kill switch’ in all the cellphones that they manufacture after January 1, 2015, and this feature must also be enabled by default. Retailers in violation of this law will attract a fine ranging from $500 to […]

The Winners Of The YC Hacks Hackathon, And More

From August 2nd to 3rd 2014, the YC Hacks event was held in Mountainview, California to gather developers under one roof and develop tomorrow’s technology. The winners of the YC Hacks Hackathon were (in order of place 1 = first place, etc): Athelas: This technology is a smartphone accessory that allows you to analyse your blood […]

Innovators Showcase Technology At The Greylock Hackfest

The 2014 Greylock Hackfest kicked off on July 19, 2014 at the Medium headquarters building in San Francisco, California, and brilliant minds showcased their new technologies to a panel of five judges. The judges were Pooja Sankar (founder and CEO of Piazza), Gerald Fong (he has two Greylock Hackfest wins under his belt), David Sze, […]

San Diego Airport Receives The First LEED Platinum Certification

Originally published on Green Building Elements By Nicholas Brown. NORESCO’s Sustainability Services group guided a Green Build terminal expansion at SDIA (San Diego International Airport), earning it a LEED (Leadership In Energy And Environmental Design) Platinum certification from the US Green Building Council (USGBC®), which is the highest LEED certification there is. That means that relatively […]