A fleet of fuel-efficient taxis on the streets of San Francisco have reduced gas consumption in the city by 2.9 million gallons per year and lowered greenhouse gas emissions by 35,000 tons annually, the equivalent of taking 4,700 passenger cars off the road.
When Mayor Gavin Newsom sponsored a green taxi law in 2008 requiring San Francisco cab companies to lower their greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent below 1990 levels by 2012, many said the goal was impossible to achieve. But flanked by a collection of green cabs in front of City Hall on Monday, Newsom announced that 55 percent of the city's taxis are now being run on alternative fuels including hybrids and compressed natural gas.
A new report claims Amazon and Google are bringing voice calls to the Echo and Home. We had fun pretending to make a phone call with the connected speakers.
by Lexy Savvides
Samsung's top boss arrested
In this week's wrap-up, a South Korean court orders the arrest of Samsung's acting leader. Meanwhile in the US, Verizon jumps back on the unlimited data wagon causing every other wireless carrier to take note.