Stories by Kerry Davis

Location-based app for CPR responders spreads to second city

A location-based phone application that alerts people trained in CPR when someone nearby is having a heart attack will be spreading from San Ramon, California, to San Jose by mid-February, according to San Ramon Valley Fire Protection District Chief Richard Price.

Written by Kerry Davis24 Jan. 12 12:47

Justin Bieber, robo-boy, drops in on CES

Justin Bieber caused a minor scrum on the floor of the Consumer Electronics Show Wednesday when he stopped by to launch a dancing robot for Vietnamese toy and robotics designer Tosy.

Written by Kerry Davis12 Jan. 12 14:25

Deceased Surfline founder to be remembered Sunday

Surfers around the world are getting ready to honor Surfline founder and president Sean Collins, who died December 26 from a sudden heart attack. He was 59-years-old. Collins turned a hobby into a profitable surf forecasting business relied-on by many surfers and ocean enthusiasts.

Written by Kerry Davis07 Jan. 12 08:22

Online scrapbook site collects World War II memories

An online family scrapbook company in San Francisco, 1000memories, is collecting oral histories from World War II veterans in Yountville, California, to share with the Library of Congress.

Written by Kerry Davis12 Nov. 11 10:45

Supply of critical rare-earth elements about to expand

There are rare-earth elements in your computer, digital camera, television, smartphone, in the batteries of hybrid vehicles, in long-lasting lightbulbs and serving as critical magnets in guided missiles.

Written by Kerry Davis01 Nov. 11 08:27