With flu season here and all why not drum up a little more terror inside your germ-infested body? Hell, it's worth it if gets your to wash your hands one more time today.
Two years ago, the Bay Area was grossed out (yet not surprised) after the Bay Citizen did its investigative journalism revealin ... More >>
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You've heard it all before, we know -- restaurant websites are the worst, with their flash-heavy animation that doesn't work on smartphones, tinny soundtrack that normal humans mute within two seconds, and out-of-date information that's scattered across the site in an "artistic" fashion. (Note: To b ... More >>
Here's something we can get behind: A cheeky new site that lets those who shoot endless smartphone video at concerts see just how thoroughly they're ruining them for themselves and everyone else.
Called OMGig, the minisite lets you turn any live YouTube clip into a chiding demonstration of the idio ... More >>
Police are desperate to find 15-year-old Sierra LaMar so much so that they have issued a "QR" code (short for "quick response"), which allows anyone with a smartphone to download information about the missing teen. The code has been released on missing posters of LaMar, making all information a ... More >>
Ping NewsThere's an app for that...Some might say that the Occupy Wall Street protesters are out there trying to upend capitalism by demonstrating against big banks and economic disparity. But, somewhat ironically, it's these very protests that have spurred a new enterprise -- with the inevitable ... More >>
Would you be his Facebook friend?Prison is just that place where you have tons of time to kill (no pun intended) and not that many friends. So it makes sense that inmates in California prisons are finding creative ways to access Facebook and other social-networking sites. However, the state has c ... More >>
Most startups have an "elevator pitch," a short one-liner or phrase that explains what they do. I can think of several for Foodspotting: Yelp 2.0, Instagram for meals, FourSquare for food, or a foodie social network.
Foodspotting is a free smartphone app that lets you take a picture of your ... More >>
Was it ever easy to hail a cab?We just told you that in 30 years we could be living in a spooky world where we use our iPhones to do everything -- even robbers will you hold you up with iGuns. And here is evidence that we are well on our way to living in the iWorld. The Examiner this morning kind ... More >>
What Spotify looks likeOver the past few weeks, streaming music startup Spotify has quietly been signing deals with the major U.S. music distributors as it prepares for a U.S. launch. But now that the Swedish firm has locked up EMI and Sony (with Universal in tow), it's also begun to hire people ... More >>
On a day when pretty much every musician had some special release lined up for V-day, The Flaming Lips made sure to distinguish themselves by nerding out pretty hard. They released a new song titled "Two Blobs Fucking," and while the title stands out on it's own, how you listen to it is even more ... More >>
Starbucks Caters to Coffee AddictsStarbucks and its obnoxious customers have found yet another way to be self indulgent. The coffee retailer has now made it possible for caffeine-crazed customers to consume their drinks even sooner. With the creation of a Starbucks app, customers can now pay for ... More >>
via VentureBeatThere are smartphone apps which give you access to millions of streaming
songs. But sometimes they don't have those rare recordings that you spent
months tracking down. And there are smartphone apps that kinda, sorta let
you connect to your home-based server or hard drive. But the ... More >>
Ha! The mother lode.One man's trash is another man's treasure -- and, over the weekend, one man's recycling became another man's swag.A 36-year-old Hispanic man at the corner of Valencia and Mission found himself at the wrong end of a kitchen knife Saturday night. But the blade-wielding assailant ... More >>
Apple's iPhone: The preferred mobile device of semi-literate moronsWe certainly wouldn't have seen this one coming. A poll released today by the tech policy group CALinnovates.org reveals that iPhone users -- whom we would have firmly placed in the same consumer class as those who sip lattes and ... More >>
In today's news from Planet Too Dumb To Exist, Ars Technica and others are reporting that the broadcast radio industry and the Recording Industry Association of America are working on proposed national legislation that would, among other things, require that all portable electronics like smartpho ... More >>
Tough luck, Steve...The Library of Congress' copyright office today approved an application submitted by San Francisco's Electronic Frontier Foundation which will allow millions of iPhone owners to get out of jail -- free. It is now legal for iPhoners to break electronic locks and download applic ... More >>