What if a stylist mailed you five pieces of clothing, specifically chosen for you, and you bought what you liked and mailed the rest back in a prepaid envelope? That's the business model behind Stitch Fix, a San Francisco-based startup that is equal parts technology and retail and has largely grown by word of mouth.
In a move that signals a great technological leap forward for the auto industry, the federal government announced Monday that it will take steps to require all new cars and light trucks to communicate with each other, with the hopes of drastically reducing the total of more than 30,000 vehicle deaths each year.
The average single-family home in the East Bay Municipal Utility District used 135 gallons of water per person per day last year, but Oakland resident Elizabeth Dougherty uses as little as 20 gallons per day through conservation and on-site water reuse.
Tesla Motors, which has been told to close its New Jersey stores, blasted the administration of Gov. Chris Christie in a blog post, saying it had 'gone back on its word' and was acting on behalf of 'a special interest group looking to protect its monopoly at the expense of New Jersey consumers.'
Tesla Motors released some details of its planned $5 billion 'Gigafactory' for battery production Wednesday, saying the massive facility will supply enough batteries for 500,000 vehicles by 2020, when the Palo Alto maker of electric cars plans to manufacture more lithium ion batteries than the entire world managed to make in 2013.