California

Oakland, California Bans Facial Recognition

Oakland follows San Francisco and Somerville, Massachusetts in banning the facial recognition technology because of possible misuse.

Adam Smith

· 3 min read

Natural Disasters Are On The Rise. That's a Big Business Opportunity.

The increase of hurricanes, floods and fires worldwide has created increased demand and opportunity for brands and franchises in the restoration space.

Jon Marcus

· 12 min read

Waymo Gets First Permit to Test Fully Driverless Cars in California

The permit allows Waymo to test its driverless vehicles during the day and night, on roads with speed limits up to 65 miles per hour, even in foggy and drizzly conditions. Waymo plans to start in its hometown of Mountain View and surrounding cities before expanding the testing zone.

Angela Moscaritolo

· 2 min read

The Trump Administration Is Fighting California's Tough Net Neutrality Law

California, home to Silicon Valley, has enacted the nation's toughest net neutrality protections and will have to defend them in court.

Peter Page

· 3 min read

California to Require Solar Panels on Most New Homes

It's the first state where the renewable energy is mandatory.

Jon Fingas

· 2 min read

A Politician Is Trying to Stop Elon Musk From Selling Flamethrowers

An assemblymember of the California State Legislature is worried about safety risks and fire hazards.

Lydia Belanger

· 3 min read

Oculus Rift Heads to California Public Libraries

Don't expect to check one out for free, though. They're intended to generate interest in VR through educational experiences.

Tom Brant

· 2 min read

California Paves the Way for Cars With Empty Driver's Seats

Proposed regulations would let companies test self-driving cars on public roads without a human driver present.

Tom Brant

· 2 min read

In About-Face, Uber Will Apply for California Self-Driving Car Permit

The ride-hailing app previously argued that it didn't need the $150 permit since humans were present in its autonomous Volvo XC90 SUVs at all times.

Angela Moscaritolo

· 2 min read

Hasta la Vista, Baby! What Happens if California Leaves the Union?

Among "Calexit"'s many outcomes, the prices of fruits and vegetables would rise, and we would have to say goodbye to Mickey . . . sort of.

Jeffrey Hayzlett

· 7 min read

Californians Are Calling for a 'Calexit' from the U.S. -- Here's How a Secession Could Work

Far-fetched as it may sound, the plan started gathering steam after Tuesday night's surprising vote.

Melia Robinson

· 4 min read