By Jeff Collins | Southern California News Group PUBLISHED: December 21, 2018 at 10:53 am | UPDATED: December 21, 2018 at 10:54 am Bradley Kalnas, 4, shows off a Google Home Mini smart speaker, one of many in his family’s connected home in Murrieta. Smart home products are standard in eight KB Home housing developments in Orange County, Las Vegas, Denver and Jacksonville, Fla., and are optional add-ons at other developments in those four cities. The Kalnas family recently received their smart-home gadgets as part of a KB Home pilot project. (Photo by Jeff Collins, the Orange County Register/SCNG) Richard and Princess Almonte outside the Chino townhome they bought in October. Smart home products like Alexa-enabled speakers, a video doorbell and heating and cooling you can control with a smartphone came standard on the three-bedroom home. “€œEverythingâ€™s already built in,”€ Richard Almonte said. (Photo courtesy of Princess … [Read more...] about Home smart home: Tech firms and builders focus on AI controlling your gadgets
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Sometime around 1 am on a warm night last June, Fei-Fei Li was sitting in her pajamas in a Washington, DC, hotel room, practicing a speech she would give in a few hours. Before going to bed, Li cut a full paragraph from her notes to be sure she could reach her most important points in the short time allotted. When she woke up, the 5'3" expert in artificial intelligence put on boots and a black and navy knit dress, a departure from her frequent uniform of a T-shirt and jeans. Then she took an Uber to the Rayburn House Office Building, just south of the US Capitol. Before entering the chambers of the US House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, she lifted her phone to snap a photo of the oversize wooden doors. (“As a scientist, I feel special about the committee,” she said.) Then she stepped inside the cavernous room and walked to the witness table. The hearing that morning, titled “Artificial Intelligence—With Great Power Comes Great … [Read more...] about Fei-Fei Li’s Quest to Make AI Better for Humanity
By Brandon Mercer and SFGATE Staff Updated 3:45 pm PDT, Wednesday, October 31, 2018 What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> What are the (modern) rules for Trick or Treating? We answer the probing questions about how to "Halloween" in 2018. Swipe or click through the gallery to see. ==> Photo: Susan.k./Getty Images, Getty How early is too early?We get it. You have toddlers, with the most adorable pumpkin, or candy corn onesies, and you want to take them around while it's light out, and before their 7 p.m. bedtime. Sweet. I'm not ready for you at 4 p.m. Frankly, at that time it's just high school latchkey kids at home anyway, and they have no idea where their parents hid the candy. Did you know many cities "set" their hours for when trick or treating should happen? … [Read more...] about Trick or treating etiquette this Halloween is more complex than ever. Here are the new rules.
An eighth child has died in a New Jersey nursing home that has had seven confirmed deaths from a group of viruses that cause respiratory illness, the state health department said.The "medically fragile child with respiratory illness" died at the Wanaque Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation in Haskell on Friday afternoon, the state health department said in a statement. It was awaiting laboratory confirmation of the presence of adenoviruses, which are known to persist on unclean surfaces and medical instruments and may not be eliminated by common disinfectants.The viruses rarely cause severe illness in healthy people. But those with weakened immune systems have a higher risk for severe disease and may remain infectious long after they recover, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. They are common in places with large groups of children, such as child-care settings, schools and summer camps.There have been 23 confirmed adenovirus cases at Wanaque, including the seven … [Read more...] about 8th child dies after virus outbreak at New Jersey facility