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I just tried Google's brand new augmented reality Maps on a one mile walk through San Francisco, and I miss it already (GOOG, GOOGL)

On Monday, the Google Maps team gave Business Insider the chance to try out its new AR feature for pedestrian maps, which the company first announced at its developer conference last May. The company says the feature is in an "alpha" state and for now, will only be available to "local guides."  Even without a definite public release date, we were anxious to see if AR could actually improve the Google Maps experience.  Below we describe what it was like to use the new Google Maps AR feature on ...
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1 killed, 2 injured in shooting on San Francisco bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Authorities say a man was killed and two others were injured in a shooting on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge that caused a multiple-vehicle collision and shot down all traffic lanes for hours. California Highway Patrol Officer Bert Diaz says the men were riding in an SUV heading from San Francisco […]
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Tesla Owner Attempts Autopilot Defense During DUI Stop (slashdot)

It turns out driving drunk is still illegal, even with a driver-assistance system active. "On Saturday, January 13, police discovered a man in his Tesla vehicle on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge," reports Ars Technica. "The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 'the man had apparently passed out in the stopped car while stuck in the flow of busy bridge traffic at 5:30pm, according to the California Highway Patrol." From the report: When police woke the man up, he assured officers that every...
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Tesla Owner Attempts Autopilot Defense During DUI Stop

It turns out driving drunk is still illegal, even with a driver-assistance system active. "On Saturday, January 13, police discovered a man in his Tesla vehicle on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge," reports Ars Technica. "The San Francisco Chronicle reports that 'the man had apparently passed out in the stopped car while stuck in the flow of busy bridge traffic at 5:30pm, according to the California Highway Patrol." From the report: When police woke the man up, he assured officers that every...
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Man hospitalized in crash that killed California toll taker

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The driver of a truck that crashed into a toll booth on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, killing the attendant, remains hospitalized with serious injuries. California Highway Patrol Officer Matthew Hamer said 32-year-old Daniel Berk could face charges for driving under the influence and vehicular manslaughter. An investigation is ongoing. Berk’s […]
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Crash kills toll worker on San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A toll attendant has been killed by a crash on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. California Highway Patrol Officer Vu Williams tells the San Francisco Chronicle a box truck struck several vehicles early Saturday and then hit a toll both. The attendant inside the booth was killed, and the truck driver […]
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Officers stop deer on California bridge for ‘toll evasion’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — California highway officers say they stopped a young deer on a California toll bridge “for toll evasion.” A photo published Tuesday by the California Highway Patrol shows the doe on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge standing in the middle of an on-ramp with a deer-in-the-headlights look. The officer joked in a […]
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Check out the VIDEO: Freeways have melted before - MacArthur Maze, Oakland Calif., 2007

Believe it or not, freeways have melted before. There is at least one U.S. precedent for the Interstate 85 freeway collapse in Atlanta: the May 2007 collapse of a portion of the MacArthur Freeway in Oakland, Calif. Here is video of the fire that brought it down. The Bay Area's MacArthur Maze is where three major freeways meet just east of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge. The collapse followed the explosion of a gasoline tanker that hit a guardrail. It burst into flames that melted the ste...
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Photo of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (walnut creek) $99

3) San Francisco -- Oakland Bay Bridge to the left of picturesque downtown San Francisco 1989 showing freeway along water front which was demolished after 1989 earth quake in about 40"x14"x1" gold color frame and in very good condition (see photos) [...]
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Our most detailed view of Earth across space and time

In 2013, we released Google Earth Timelapse, our most comprehensive picture of the Earth's changing surface. This interactive experience enabled people to explore these changes like never before—to watch the sprouting of Dubai’s artificial Palm Islands, the retreat of Alaska’s Columbia Glacier, and the impressive urban expansion of Las Vegas, Nevada. Today, we're making our largest update to Timelapse yet, with four additional years of imagery, petabytes of new data, and a sharper view of the Ea...
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Newly discovered link between two faults could lead to a much bigger San Francisco earthquake

San Francisco is expected to be hit with a 6.7 magnitude or higher earthquake before 2032, according to the US Geological Survey (USGS). But USGS scientists just discovered that two fault lines in the area are connected, which could make a Bay Area earthquake much worse. The Rodgers Creek and Hayward fault lines are linked, which means they could rupture together and San Francisco could be rocked with a 7.4 magnitude earthquake. Four USGS scientists found that the Hayward fault, which runs be...
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Photo of San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge (walnut creek) $199

3) San Francisco -- Oakland Bay Bridge to the left of picturesque downtown San Francisco 1989 showing freeway along water front which was demolished after 1989 earth quake in about 40"x14"x1" gold color frame and in very good condition (see photos) [...]
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Captive Audiences

Like many seniors, I've reached the stage of life where it's often difficult to remember what I did three minutes ago. Remarkably, memories from years gone by keep surfacing -- like this long-cherished memory of an evening in Los Angeles during November, 1980. There I was, sitting in a gay bar in West Hollywood, watching the sun set over the Pacific Design Center. The arbiters of taste flocked from the Blue Whale to The Blue Parrot in droves. Most looked tired, a bit jaded, and anxious to get ho...
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A Little-Things Agenda

Josh Barro’s review of a new book about America’s physical infrastructure (roads, bridges, airports, etc.) touches on the idea that “small thinking can be a virtue, because the history of infrastructure is a series of experimental and incremental improvements.” The book under review “brings an eye for the little things: what kinds of guardrails are best, how roads can be made safer through better signage, which paving materials last longest.” A little-things agenda is not sexy, as is highlighted...
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CHP: 25 protesters arrested for blocking Bay Bridge

Protesters from the group Black.Seed shut down one side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to protest anti-Black racism and terrorism.
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CHP: 25 arrested for blocking Bay Bridge

Protesters from the group Black.Seed caused the shutdown of one side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge on Martin Luther King Jr. Day to protest anti-Black racism and terrorism.
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Traffic moving on westbound I-80 after MLK march

A group of protesters from the group Black Lives Matter caused the shutdown of one side of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in a police-brutality protest tied to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday.
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MLK Day protesters block 1 span of SF-Oakland Bay Bridge

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A group of demonstrators caused the shutdown of one direction of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge in a police-brutality protest tied to the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. Members of the group stopped vehicles in all the westbound lanes at about 4 p.m. Monday. They chained themselves and the cars together […]
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Big projects need more oversight, California lawmaker says

Problems with Bay Bridge project - a final cost of $6.5 billion and delays adding up to almost a decade -provide impetus for legislation The nearly $6.5 billion San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge project drew to a close in 2013 after years of political bickering, engineering challenges and billions in cost overruns. The failure of the earlier Bay Bridge during the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake prompted one of the costliest public works projects in California history.
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Bay Bridge close Tuesday

The San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge will not reopen early Tuesday morning as...
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