Video: Baboons take over a house near Cape Town in South Africa
A bunch of baboons decided to take over a house in Betty's Bay near Cape Town in South Africa and began ransacking the place. A neighbor caught it all on video and managed to get them to leave.
Bay to Breakers in San Francisco, Halloween fun in May
Thousands converged on the route of the annual 12 kilometer Bay to Breakers run which began at 7 AM at the Embarcadero and finished at the Great Highway at Ocean Beach.
Myanmar Issues Cyclone Warning
Myanmar's government warned Saturday that a new cyclone barreling north into the Bay of Bengal could threaten low-lying camps housing tens of thousands of people who fled sectarian violence last year.
Silicon Valley And The Reinvention Of Food
Fake meats have been around for years, but a new crop of Bay Area startups backed by tech investors think they can make meat substitutes good enough to compete with the real deal. The most ambitious project is Rob Rhinehart's cheekily named "Soylent," an attempt to replace food entirely with a liquid shake that has all the protein, fat, carbohydrates and micronutrients you need. The only ingredients recognizable as food are salt and olive oil.
With New Service, Any Device Could Run Almost Any Program From Anywhere
In the near future, the only difference between a smartphone, tablet, and a laptop will be the size of the screen. Hardcore gamers could play 3D intensive games in a smartphone, and Michael Bay could render “Transformers 4? from his iPad. Otoy, an LA-based software company, has discovered a way to stream any application to any device, completely through a web browser. It’s difficult to overestimate the potential disruptiveness of Otoy, as a breakthrough streaming service could, in the near future, end the need for app stores and computer upgrades (see a demo below). Otoy has a habit of impressing the tech press with its surprising ability to stream 3D intensive graphics to devices that shouldn’t be able to run them. Since Otoy’s 2009 demo, there’s been a rush of companies in the ever more crowded “cloud” services industry, such as Onlive’s streaming video gaming. Up until now, video games were shackled to certain consoles, mobile apps to particular app stores, and software ...