Although takeout has long been a convenience enjoyed by people around the world, in recent months takeout became a key way for many restaurant…

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East County communities have suffered through shelter-in-place orders, rising COVID-19 cases and a slew of inconveniences since the pandemic t…

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News and internet sources are swirling with conflicting reports on how COVID-19 can affect everyone from children to the elderly.

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The six levels of autonomous driving are well-established. However, in the years since the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) originally defined driving automation levels zero through five, advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS) have progressed and proliferated. This march of technolo…

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(BPT) - Taking your current phone with you when you switch wireless carriers — referred to as “bring your own phone (BYOP)” or “bring your own device (BYOD)” — is an increasingly popular option for those who simply don’t feel the need to buy a new phone. Today’s smartphones are so good, and …

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Pittsburgh-based autonomous technology startup, Argo AI, has partnered with Ford and Volkswagen for the past two years to independently integrate its self-driving system (SDS) into purpose-built vehicles for both automakers. Backed by a combined $7 billion automaker investment, Argo AI focus…

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(BPT) - For the past year, the pandemic has disrupted the world — and small businesses are no exception. While navigating challenges, many small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) discovered keys not only to survival, but to adapting and thriving. New research reveals what SMBs need to weathe…

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(BPT) - You may have heard the story about how penicillin was discovered by accident: A Scottish researcher studying the influenza virus came back from vacation to find mold on a culture plate that actually prevented the growth of staphylococci bacteria. And this is not the only case in hist…

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New legislation proposed by three Democratic senators this week would require the Department of Transportation (DOT) to study how driver-monitoring systems can prevent driver distraction and accidents caused by the improper use of advanced driving assistance systems (ADAS). If the findings g…

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(BPT) - Hybrid work environments, combining remote and in-person work, are here to stay because the hybrid office offers flexibility that benefits employees and organizations without detracting from productivity. But with those benefits, there have been challenges. Remote workers have strugg…

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(BPT) - Connecting with others is essential to our health and well-being. Whether you’re looking for the perfect present or simply want to brighten someone’s day, you can’t go wrong with the gift of connection. From sentimental gestures to tech gadgets, these ideas can help you decide what t…

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In an announcement from Honda’s new global president and CEO, Toshihiro Mibe, Honda revealed plans to sell only fully electric and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles worldwide by 2040. That makes Honda the latest major automaker to formally declare a move away from the internal combustion engine (I…

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(BPT) - Small businesses are woefully underserved by traditional financial institutions. In fact, a J.D. Power 2018 U.S. Small Business Banking Satisfaction Study found that nearly 63% of microentrepreneurs believe their bank does not appreciate their business — and only 32% think their bank…

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(BPT) - Even if you’re young, newly employed or haven't yet started to save for retirement, many financial professionals agree planning is key to achieving a sense of security for your future. But a new survey shows that if you're a first- or second-generation American, a woman, African Amer…

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This month, chip designer NVIDIA made several announcements at its annual GPU Technology Conference (GTC) that prove software and silicon semiconductor chips will continue to play vital roles in creating safer, more advanced autonomous vehicles (AVs). Two automakers – Volvo and Faraday Futur…

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(BPT) - Are you in college, or a recent graduate getting ready to file your taxes for the first time? You probably have many questions, such as how to file, whether you can get any tax breaks, and did you receive all of your stimulus payments. It can be daunting to tackle your taxes for the …

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Cadillac's first all-electric vehicle, the 2023 Lyriq SUV, will arrive at dealerships in the first half of 2022 with a price tag that starts at $59,990. The new rear-wheel-drive EV sports a range of over 300 miles and an interior dominated by a 33-inch-diagonal advanced display screen. In ot…

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The Shanghai Auto Show is a global showcase of established brands and innovative upstarts from virtually all corners of the automotive world. The show has become an increasingly important venue for future mobility and technology with a greater lean toward electrification than ever.

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(NAPS)—More Americans suffered extended power outages in 2020 than any year since Superstorm Sandy struck the New York area in 2012, according to Generac, owners of Power Outage Central, a real-time outage tracking service that monitors outages throughout the United States.“In 2020, more tha…

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(BPT) - During challenging times, there’s nothing more stressful than trying to manage your money (especially if your cash flow has been disrupted). Between expenses like rent, groceries, student loans and other debt, it can be difficult to align your monthly spending with your paychecks. Bu…

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Volvo Cars will provide vehicles for DiDi Autonomous Driving’s test fleet, according to the details of a new partnership. In the agreement, Volvo will supply XC90 SUVs specially equipped with the necessary backup systems to ensure safe autonomous driving.

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(BPT) - Planning for retirement is an important step toward long-term financial wellness at any age. Even though everybody knows to expect the unexpected, no one could have predicted how the events of the past twelve months would change the world. As a result, many people had to shift their …

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(StatePoint) Access to reliable home broadband has never been more crucial. Over the last year, we’ve experienced a shift to remote work and virtual learning that will likely last far beyond the pandemic. This rapid shift has revealed just how inaccessible home internet is in the US, particu…