Breaking News Emails Get breaking news alerts and special reports. The news and stories that matter, delivered weekday mornings. SUBSCRIBE April 25, 2019, 1:00 PM UTC By Associated Press Eyeing that can of soda in the supermarket cooler? Or maybe you're craving a pint of ice cream? A camera could be watching you. But it's not there to see if you're stealing. These cameras want to get to know you and what you're buying. It's a new technology being trotted out to retailers, where cameras try to guess your age, gender or mood as you walk by. The intent is to use the information to show you targeted real-time ads on in-store video screens. Companies are pitching retailers to bring the technology into their physical stores as a way to better compete with online rivals like Amazon that are already armed with troves of information on their customers and their buying habits. With store cameras, you may not even realize you are being watched unless you happen to notice the penny-sized … [Read more...] about Coming to store shelves: Cameras that guess your age and gender
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He had no natural breath to speak of, so he extinguished the candle flame with his thumb and forefinger and felt nothing on the smooth pads of his fingers. A little bit of the burning light diminished in the quiet chapel, and the shadows and other occupants became indistinguishable in his periphery. The man inside the open coffin wore a black suit, a white shirt crisp like the morning, and a narrow black tie. His hands folded across his abdomen as if he was waiting politely for a meal. His pale skin and false blush had the smooth flawlessness of a seimei, of something artificial. This is not how you look in life. This is not human life. A sterile scent permeated the chapel as if to keep all of the people now occupying it in a germless fervor. Someone sitting near the wall tapestry shifted. Another sighed in counterpoint and coughed. It had the cadence of impatience. He took his time in the sepulchral shadows and with the body. He wondered why Jasmina had not burned the body. He was … [Read more...] about An artificial life form carries the seeds of humanity to a new world
NEWARK, N.J. — Senator Cory Booker was educated at Stanford, Oxford and Yale, but he likes to say he got his real education at Brick Towers, the dilapidated and dangerous housing project in inner-city Newark where he spent eight years as a tenant—not by necessity, but by choice. Living in a 16th-floor apartment that often lacked heat, hot water and elevator service, among poor neighbors trapped on the slum side of the American Dream, this celebrated black prodigy from a comfortable white suburb took an extended tutorial in urban adversity. He got a firsthand introduction to the policy issues that drove his agenda as a city councilor, mayor and New Jersey senator, and will now drive his newly announced presidential campaign. Brick Towers is gone now, but on a chilly gray morning in January, Booker was back at the intersection it loomed over for decades, riffing on the difference between thinking about policy and experiencing it up close. He noted that his former neighbor … [Read more...] about Is Cory Booker for Real?
Che Fico's interior reflects its buzzy Cal-Italian menu with pops of pepper-red from floor to ceiling. (Photo: Douglas Friedman) The San Francisco DOC Margherita pizza at Che Fico is made with Sungold tomato, mozzarella, basil and Caciocavallo, an Italian stretched curd cheese. (Photo: Douglas Friedman) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Suppli is an appetizer of fried risotto with a gooey, fontina and fresh tomato center. Order one per diner - trust us. (Photo: Douglas Friedman) Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group Guests enjoy dinner at Michael Mina's new Hawaiian-inspired Trailblazer Tavern in San Francisco. Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group View of the bar from the dining room of Trailblazer Tavern in San Francisco Ray Chavez/Bay Area News Group Chef Wade Ueoka unveils a porchetta lau lau, one of the menu items served at Trailblazer Tavern inside the Salesforce East building in San Francisco. White marble, wood and touches of gold adorn the colorful … [Read more...] about 12 best new SF Bay Area restaurants for date night 2019
Connie Chen, provided by Published 8:46 am PST, Sunday, January 27, 2019 The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Snake River Farms The highly coveted Japanese Wagyu is hard to come by in the US. An alternative that's just as delicious is American Wagyu, which is Wagyu crossed with Angus breeds to make a highly marbled and flavorful meat. Snake River Farms is a top purveyor of American Wagyu cuts — think juicy and tender filet mignon, prime rib, and even brisket. Though its cuts aren't cheap, you can taste and feel the difference in quality. If you love a good steak, it's easy to order and cook one from Snake River Farms. The city of Kobe, Japan is synonymous with Wagyu beef, prized among steak lovers for its unique marbling, rich flavor, and melt-in-your-mouth tenderness. Before you book a flight to Japan or put your name on … [Read more...] about You can buy the same American Wagyu beef used at Michelin-starred restaurants on this site — here’s what it’s like