Google’s Parent Births New Businesses: Balloons and Drones

By JACK NICAS The lab at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, has graduated two projects — one to build delivery drones and another making internet-beaming balloons — into independent businesses. Published: July 10, 2018 at 07:00PM from NYT Technology https://ift.tt/2ujnyFg via IFTTT

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New Life-Saving Test Diagnoses Heart Attacks Faster At UC Davis — CBS Sacramento

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — A new life-saving test to catch heart attacks is now being used by UC Davis emergency room doctors. The test was rolled out about a month ago and has already reduced the number of patients in the ER. “I didn’t know where I was, what I was doing, I was in incredible…

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Bill Would Create Statewide Plan For Checking If Buildings Are Earthquake-Safe

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — California lawmakers are considering a bill that would develop a new tool to keep us earthquake-safe. Supporters say it’ll help Californians know whether their buildings may still be standing when a major earthquake strikes, but critics say the legislation is structurally flawed. If the big one hits tomorrow, Kit Miyamoto says thousands…

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Google launches college stats

Google launched a new feature today that’ll let users view all the information they might want about a college directly in Search. Prospective students typically have to scour a college’s website to figure out student body demographics, tuition costs, and aid possibilities. Now, Google pulls all that data to provide stats on the average cost…

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DMV Opening Several Offices On Select Saturdays — CBS Sacramento

We used to have many DMV and several of them were open on Saturdays. One day I called for renewal of drivers license. They told me DMV closed for Saturday’s.:)

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Dozens of DMV field offices across California will soon be open on Saturdays. The offices are being opened to try and ease wait times. We’re offering Saturday service in June. 40 offices will be open Saturday, June 16 and 23. Starting in July, the offices will open the first and third Saturday…

via DMV Opening Several Offices On Select Saturdays — CBS Sacramento

iOS 12 will reportedly show how much time you’re spending on your iPhone — The Verge – All Posts

Earlier this month, Google announced that Android P is being developed with a focus on “digital wellbeing.” It will include a new user-facing Dashboard meant to give people an easy way to see how much time they’re spending on a device and inside individual apps. It’ll even show how many times they’ve unlocked their smartphone…

via iOS 12 will reportedly show how much time you’re spending on your iPhone — The Verge – All Posts

Last Video Rental Store In Berkeley To Close — CBS San Francisco

The Blockbuster video rental and Rasputin closed more than decades. Now they’re closing Berkeley video rental.

We used to get videos and always have curiosity to watch and wait for next video.

I think being curious is good.:)

BERKELEY (KPIX 5) – Despite surviving numerous changes in the way people watch movies, the last video rental store in Berkeley is getting ready to close its doors after nearly four decades. Andy Katz has owned Five Star Video Rental in Berkeley for more than 30 years. And though it has become a favorite hangout…

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