You want to cut the cable cord, but you aren't clear on how to go about it. You aren't much of a gadget geek, you don't regularly follow tech news, and -- while you might have a Netflix account -- you might not know much about the other alternatives and how they compare: Hulu, Blockbuster, Amazon Pr ... More >>
Coye Cheshire doesn't mean to be impolitic, but he can't help mentioning the FBI's fruitless search for a Boston Marathon bomber -- and how it could be abetted by technology.
"The whole push is to find someone who had pictures, and who could provide high resolution information about public events," ... More >>
In advance of his Underground Celebrity EP, which will be available on iTunes and Amazon on April 16, rapper, dancer, and San Francisco State student Priceless Da Roc dropped an EA-Ski-produced single called "Hella Saucy" that features an accompanying dance video.
Priceless and Richmond DJ J12 are ... More >>
Groupie lit is getting around. Two recent publications bookend the extremes of this growing canon of female-authored works -- in other words, one's worth settling down with, while the other should be quit before it's hit.
* Groupies, Piss, and Penises: Five Shocking Music Memoirs
* Lose t ... More >>
Jeremiah Tower, the chef and former San Francisco restaurateur who left an indelible impression in molding "California cuisine" as a chef at Chez Panisse and with his Eighties restaurant Stars, has released a short e-book for Kindle. A Dash of Genius is ostensibly his ode to and a history of French ... More >>
Mat Honan of Wired is a better man than me. In exchange for his promise not to prosecute, he got the hacker who ruined his digital life to talk to him. If it were me, I might have left my need to know the details of the attack, along with my inherent desire to tell a good story, to one side so that ... More >>
Summer is the season of getting pumped, and that doesn't just mean showing off all the work you put into getting in swimsuit shape. Summer is the season of the pop song, of high energy exploding from every open window, of Carly Rae Jepsen and Japandroids and Rita Ora and Calvin Harris and Passion Pi ... More >>
Viacom's decision to yank its programming from the Web last week as a tactic in its dispute with DirecTV was absolutely insane. The last people to realize this fact were Viacom's executives. As of Tuesday, the company had restored The Daily Show and The Colbert Report. Since it's the middle of summe ... More >>
The future of food ordering is upon us. New phone apps offer customers the chance to pre-order so that food and drink will waiting when they arrive. Large-scale Mexican chain Chipotle has been offering online ordering to its customers since 2009, and just last year San Francisco's grilled cheese ... More >>
Meet your new master, the iCloudThis news didn't shake the earth off its axis or anything -- only Anthony Weiner's semiflaccid member could do that -- but the cloud music service Apple unveiled today in San Francisco sounds at least cool and likely useful: The iCloud, as it's called, is a free 5G ... More >>
GoogleUpload your music to the cloud, and play it on all your devices.
It's on. It's live. And, for a little while, anyway, it's free: Go here to request an invitation to Google's cloud music service, released today under the entirely unthrilling name Music Beta.
So what's it do? We ran thro ... More >>
Apple, the company that already makes 75 to 99 percent of the stuff you use to listen to, organize, and perhaps even make music, is ready to launch its cloud music service ahead of a similar service by Google, according to a report today from Reuters:
Apple's plans will allow iTunes custo ... More >>
If aging duffers want to get caught doping, they must publish books like this one.The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has announced a two-year athletic competition ban for Andrew Tilin after the 46-year-old Oakland journalist and amateur cyclist released a book titled The Doper Next Door: My Strange and ... More >>
Perplexing the business-model hungry pundits with a difference of just one letter, Twitter CEO Ev Williams surprised the crowd today at his SXSWi keynote by announcing not an Ad platform but an @ platform, a way to further integrate Twitter's data into third party platforms without implementing a ... More >>
Former musician Bernie Krause has spent 30 years recording the pristine sounds of nature in the remotest corners of the world. Now, after all his travels, he has an important message for the human race: Shut up!