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upcoming blackberry mercury to have the pixels' rear era, rumor says


tcl, which now makes blackberry-branded devices, showed us its next handset back at ces, but didn't tell us anything about it. the full unveiling will thankfully happen in less than a month, on february 25 at mwc in barcelona. that's when we should finally find out what it's going to be called - mercury, dtek70, or something else.until then, here's a new rumor about its eras. it's said to feature the sony imx378 sensor on the rear, which is the same one used by google for its pixel and pixel xl handsets, which take some of the best s s of any smartphones out there. so expect the mercury's main snapper to have 12 mp resolution and support for 4k video recording.on the front, taking care of your selfies, will be either samsung's s5k4h8 sensor or omnivision's ov8856, in both cases with 8 mp r






bepicolombo: joint mission to mercury


bepicolombo is a planned european-japanese mission to mercury. it is set to launch in 2018.






patrick marleau’s future with the sharks – the mercury news


a column about sharks forward patrick marleau incorrectly stated that he is on pace this season to have the second-highest goal total of his career. at his current pace, marleau would score 28 goals this season, a number he has exceeded seven times.https://wp.me/p7shjj-ir97__________________________________________________________________________________setting the record straight: the mercury news corrects all significant errors that are brought to the attention of the editors. if you believe we have made such an error, please send an email to [email protected]






workers protest hiring of firm accused of wage theft – the mercury news


an article published online friday, jan. 27, 2017 and in the print local section sunday, jan. 29 incorrectly reported that kt urban hired a subcontractor accused of wage theft for two san jose development projects, silvery towers and one south market. kt urban served as construction manager on one of the projects but did not hire subcontractors.setting the record straight: the mercury news corrects all significant errors that are brought to the attention of the editors. if you believe we have made such an error, please send an email to [email protected]






back in black... berry: canadians send out invites to launch china-made phone


here’s a refreshing new take on a press invite - just show the phone, rather than cramming marketing doublespeak down our throats. other than a simple hashtag, there are no words in this invite because there’s no need for blackberry to say anything - it’s better to just show it.it’s a bold move that didn’t throw us for a curve, this new phone could be a real pearl. did the subliminal messaging work? because seeing this image of the blackberry mercury/dtek70 brought back a lot of fond memories of the time when bb was awesome. bolds, curves, pearls, they were the workhorses of the business world and, surprisingly, even students were all over them - blackberry messenger being the snapchat of its day.consider yourself invited to virtually attend blackberry mercury/dtek70's launchanyway, the co






linda c. black horoscopes for 2/25/17


today's birthday (02/25/17). take advantage of an abundant year to grow family savings. dedicated action provides professional growth. nurture physical health and well-being this month, and your personal power reaches new heights. september transitions and changes re-energize you and your work. follow your heart to thrive.to get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging.aries (march 21-april 19) -- today is a 7 -- begin two days of private contemplation. organize and clear clutter over the next three weeks, with mercury in pisces. gain insights from dreams that seem prophetic.taurus (april 20-may 20) -- today is an 8 -- social life booms over the next three weeks, with mercury in pisces. friends share valuable information, solutions and great advi






mwc 2017: blackberry keyone hands-on


introductiontcl is finally done with its first true blackberry handset and we have to say, it looks even better than when we first saw it. now, that is a statement that needs some explanation, if we ever saw one.you see, back at ces 2017, tcl showcased the blackberry mercury - a device that was in the works as the first bb to come from the company as an official hardware manufacturer for the brand. as promised, it is now two months or so later, and the mercury is finally here, only its dtek70 and mercury monikers have been replaced with keyone.the device marks a veritable milestone in the history on the legendary canadian brand, as it charts out a clear return to core blackberry roots and market principles. this comes as a real breath of fresh air to all bb fans, after the somewhat disappo






mwc 2017: blackberry keyone hands-on


introductiontcl is finally done with its first true blackberry handset and we have to say, it looks even better than when we first saw it. now, that is a statement that needs some explanation, if we ever saw one.you see, back at ces 2017, tcl showcased the blackberry mercury - a device that was in the works as the first bb to come from the company as an official hardware manufacturer for the brand. as promised, it is now two months or so later, and the mercury is finally here, only its dtek70 and mercury monikers have been replaced with keyone.the device marks a veritable milestone in the history on the legendary canadian brand, as it charts out a clear return to core blackberry roots and market principles. this comes as a real breath of fresh air to all bb fans, after the somewhat disappo






charter school moves out of disputed pus – the mercury news


summit denali, a sunnyvale charter school, is officially out of its disputed pus on mercury drive. all students moved into a new location on weddell drive last week.the move ends a more than three-year legal quarrel with the city of sunnyvale over the school’s operating on mercury drive, in an area zoned for industrial use.the school originally opened at 495 mercury drive in august 2013. at the time, summit denali served as a charter middle school serving grades 6-8.the city objected to the school operating in the industrial zone and sued in santa clara county superior court to have the school removed in october 2013. denali’s legal counsel argued that the school comprised its own district and was, therefore, exempt from the city’s zoning rules.a judge ruled in 2014 that the school did not






should oroville dam's emergency spillway have been strengthened years ago?


there will be much discussion in the coming weeks about whether more could have been done to prevent the flood panic at the oroville dam, which was caused when first the main spillway and then the emergency spillway suffered damage. more than a decade ago, there was debate about whether the emergency spillway needed to be strengthened to better handle a crisis when the main spillway was damaged. according to the oroville mercury-herald, environmental groups called for the emergency spillway to be lined with concrete, but officials rejected the idea. read the mercury-herald's f ull story here. read some state water documents about the debate here.






dog rescued by firefighters from cliff at san francisco’s fort funston – the mer


san francisco — firefighters rescued a dog on wednesday afternoon at fort funston in san francisco, fire officials said on twitter.the twitter message was posted at 12:05 p.m. police with the golden gate national recreation area also responded.shortly before 1 p.m., the fire department tweeted that the dog had been rescued.copyright © 2017 by bay city news, inc. — republication, rebroadcast or any other reuse without the express written consent of bay city news, inc. is prohibited.






bellarmine, st. francis players share wcal’s top award – the mercury news


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san jose state comeback falls short to utah state – the mercury news


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linda c. black horoscopes for 2/7/17


today's birthday (02/07/17). get out and explore this year! teamwork proves victorious. a turning point arises in a partnership this month, before a cash flow surge. make personal changes you've been wanting after september, leading to flourishing love, romance and partnership. collaborate for a shared dream.related: trending life & style news this hourto get the a ntage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. aries (march 21-april 19) -- today is a 6 -- household matters require attention. group effort pays off, with mercury in aquarius. a new service project captures your attention. make plans with your team. taurus (april 20-may 20) -- today is a 7 -- study and practice. learn what you need to know. take leadership over the next few weeks, with mercur






san jose state comeback falls short to utah state – the mercury news


february 22, 2017, 7:22 am last week in this space, the hotline projected five ncaa bids for the pac-12, with more likely than a jump six. well, i’d like to amend that projection. (didn’t take long, did it?) six is no longer an option, unless there’s a major upset in the conference tournament. utah’s at-large prospects, already slim, have been rendered non-existent after the loss...






twenty-one pilots perform at sap center in san jose – the mercury news


singer tyler joseph and drummer josh dun perform during a twenty-one pilots concert in a sell-out at sap center friday, feb. 10, 2017, in san jose, calif. other bands included jon bellion and judah and the lion.






mercury's water ice deposits have a mysterious origin


although mercury is the closest planet to the sun, some of its craters hide water ice in their shaded depths — but how much ice is there, and where exactly did it come from? a new study has part of the answer, suggesting that the ice is around 50 meters thick on average, but there is considerable uncertainty with that measurement. what kind of comets deposited the water there in the first place, however, is a mystery. the researchers based their information on the mercury laser altimeter instrument on the now-complete nasa messenger mission, which crashed into mercury as planned in 2015. previously, a combination of earth-based radar and neutron data suggested water ice deposits that were at least one to two meters thick. the new data suggests an ice thickness of 50 meters, possibly up to






nation's 10 test real estate markets include san francisco, san jose -- and vall


a new national “ ness index” is once again top-heavy with bay area real estate markets. no surprise there.because of the region’s housing supply (low) and demand from buyers (high, like always), the san francisco-oakland-hayward metro area is no. 1 on the january list from realtor.com, and the san jose-sunnyvale-santa clara metro area is no. 2.more of a surprise is that the top 10 includes several not-so-distant metro areas where homes are still relatively affordable.we’re talking about vallejo (no. 3), sacramento (no. 6), yuba city (no. 7), stockton (no. 9) and fresno (no. 10).those markets — less than chic, until recently — are among the 10 test in the entire country, according to realtor. com. its “ ness index” identifies where houses are selling most quickly — and which markets are gen






mercury's water ice deposits have a mysterious origin


new analysis of observations made by nasa's messenger mission reveal where the solar system's innermost planet's water ice is but not where it's from.






two men killed on sunday – the mercury news


february 01, 2017, 8:42 am initially charged in a 24-count indictment in november 2013, yujen chen, 61, and maria chen, 59, of cupertino, pleaded not guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and aggravated identity theft. the remaining charges were dismissed as part of the plea agreement.






how did it end? – the mercury news


social media users were buzzing sunday over one of the standout commercials from the big game: 84 lumber’s “journey” ad, which depicted a mother and daughter making their way to the united states, a topic that ties directly into the - on political issue of immigration and the border wall president donald trump has pledged to build.the lumber company’s website was overwhelmed with traffic after the ad aired during the game, leaving many who wanted to see how the journey ended wondering what happened. here’s the full five-minute ad:






driver hits downed tree in oakland hills – the mercury news


var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);mike godwin of canyon, california, hit a downed tree on his way to work tuesday morning. workers had to remove the large eucalyptus tree from atop the car roof. the tree was blocking about half of the roadway on shepherd canyon road in the oakland hills.






the blackberry mercury is now the keyone


if you thought the blackberry mercury had a bit of a codename vibe to it, you weren’t wrong. today at mobile world congress, tcl officially took the wraps of its first true blackberry handset, now going by the admittedly less sleek keyone (pronounced “key one,”) name. though i suppose when your company is attempting to plant its flag firmly in the world of enterprise, sexy probably isn’t the main thing you’re looking for in a name.the device looks much the same as it did when we saw it at ces, back when it shared a name with a roman messenger god, small planet and element/poisoning you get from consuming too much seafood. tcl’s clearly gone out of its way to create something iconic that fits squarely with what most of think of when we think of blackberry.it’s a tall device give its 4.5-inc






delays expected between pleasant hill and concord for tree removal – the mercury


bart passengers can expect delays of 15 to 20 minutes between the pleasant hill and concord stations on saturday, transit officials said.the delays are due to routine maintenance and removal of trees, said a bart dispatcher.bart has not given an estimate of when the tree removal work will occur, but it could last a few hours or all day, the dispatcher said.






that is how the ball doesn’t roll at danville bocce courts – the mercury news


danville — the popular bocce ball courts in sycamore valley park are closed temporarily due to flooding.danville town spokesman geoff gillette said crews need for the courts to dry out for a few days before silt and debris can be cleaned up. the courts flooded during storms earlier this week.bocce ball is a game from italy in which players try to roll balls as close as possible to a smaller ball called a pallino.






blackberry mercury now officially called keyone


you probably remember our hands-on of the blackberry mercury dtek70. back then we told you this was only meant to be a preliminary name - a teaser of the direction blackberry will be going in. mwc is finally upon us and the company is ready to let us in on all the details. without further ado, meet the blackberry keyone.blackberry keyone press imageseveryone remembers the blackberry phones with their distinctive design and qwerty keyboards but as the industry moved to touchscreens, blackberry failed to remain relevant on the market and that led it into a downward spiral, which unfolded over the course of several years. in the end, the company had no other choice but to sell the device business to another manufacturer and focus on software instead.the new smartphone we see today is perhaps






northgate high school – the mercury news


february 10, 2017, 10:56 am metallica lead guitarist kirk hammett is selling his sea cliff mansion in san francisco for $16 million, reports the four bedroom, four-and-a-half bath property encomp es 4,180 square feet. it features a grand spiral staircase, manicured garden, and sweeping views of the pacific and marin headlands among many other amenities. click if you’re having trouble viewing the p o gallery. stay up...






uc berkeley protest against right-wing lightning-rod milo yiannopoulos turns vio


less than two hours before right-wing lightning-rod milo yiannopoulos was prepared to bring his controversial act to uc berkeley on wednesday amid heightened security and calls by detractors to shut down his speech, pus officials canceled the event shortly after demonstrations turned violent.if you have trouble viewing the video on your mobile device, click here.var _ndnq = _ndnq || []; _ndnq.push([’embed’]);






blackberry mercury is now official, aptly named keyone


you probably remember our hands-on of the blackberry mercury dtek70. back then we told you this was only meant to be a preliminary name - a teaser of the direction blackberry will be going in. mwc is finally upon us and the company is ready to let us in on all the details. without further ado, meet the blackberry keyone.blackberry keyone press imageseveryone remembers the blackberry phones with their distinctive design and qwerty keyboards but as the industry moved to touchscreens, blackberry failed to remain relevant on the market and that led it into a downward spiral, which unfolded over the course of several years. in the end, the company had no other choice but to sell the device business to another manufacturer and focus on software instead.so the new smartphone we see today comes co






where local high school players are going – the mercury news


january 30, 2017, 5:15 pm gilroy’s tony andrade, ranked sixth in the state in his weight cl by the california wrestler, had the biggest win among the locals at the annual mid-cals in gilroy. he beat state no. 2 ryan reyes of clovis west 3-2 on urday in the 197-pound final. nick aguilar of gilroy, ranked third in the state at 115 pounds, pinned carson...






pedestrian killed in i-80 crash – the mercury news


berkeley — a pedestrian was fatally hit by a vehicle travelling on interstate 80 friday night, according to the california highway patrol.the crash happened around 8 p.m. on eastbound i-80 near gilman street. several vehicles stopped at the scene to help the victim.the pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene. further details on the victim were not immediately available.the no. 5 and 6 lanes were closed around 8:08 p.m. while crews cleaned the scene. the severe-traffic alert was canceled at 8:58 p.m.the driver is cooperating with the investigation. it was unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved in the crash. no arrests have been made.






photos from the red carpet – the mercury news


february 12, 2017, 4:51 pm oakland’s fantastic negrito, who walked away from a music career in the 1990s and returned to universal acclaim twenty years later, won a grammy on sunday for his album “the last days of oakland.” negrito, whose given name is xavier dphrepaulezz, for best contemporary blues album. he won the npr tiny desk concert in 2015, launching him back toward stardom and...






social media reaction – the mercury news


around the san francisco bay area, social media users rose to challenges tuesday from this week’s latest round of “atmospheric river”-driven rainy weather.high winds and wet conditions slowed some roadways, closed some puses and kept parents, commuters and public safety and utility workers on heightened alert tuesday morning.to view in mobile mode, click here.to view in grid mode, click here.to view in card mode, click here.






uc berkeley protest – the mercury news


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february 7, 2017 – the mercury news


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steve kerr’s mom mad at him for his ejection – the mercury news


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bright object seen across bay area sky on tuesday morning – the mercury news


bay area — an object with a large and bright tail slowly moved across the early morning sky tuesday morning, seen from the east bay to the peninsula, before it disintegrated in the shadow of the bright morning moon.around 6:20 a.m., the object appeared in the sky and for about 15 to 20 seconds slowly moved across the sky with a large, glowing cone below it.david torre in half moon bay saw it and snapped a photo of it, and others on social media soon began sharing their pictures.a bay area news group reporter watched the object for at least 15 seconds, initially thinking it was a plane with a light shining from it. it continued to just below the morning moon, before bursting apart and disappearing.check back for updates and send your photos or video to [email protected]






discussions between cal and kansas were about men’s basketball series – the merc


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police seek escaped inmate near i-880 – the mercury news


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tom brady bans dad from media after goodell comments – the mercury news


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2017 screen actors guild awards – the mercury news


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san bruno police update fatal december hit-run case – the mercury news


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a’s pitcher daniel mengden underwent foot surgery – the mercury news


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eden prairie museum showcases aviation history year-round


the smell of oil filled the air in the brightly lit airplane hangar crammed with history.from a 1940s jeep to a p-51 d mustang — one of only six in the world to return home from world war ii combat in europe — the restored relics are unquestionably the main attractions at a new aviation museum in eden prairie.although air museums are closing elsewhere, the nonprofit wings of the north bucked the trend and opened a museum just over a year ago after nearly two decades of organizing the annual airexpo aviation show in eden prairie. it now showcases history year-round.“that’s what we’re all about, telling the history,” director bob jasperson said. “we don’t want this history to be lost.”the wings of the north museum, which will mark its second year this summer, is housed in an office building