The fleet of classic DeLoreans that Uber sent tooling through San Francisco this weekend provided just a small glimmer of techno-fantasies to come. And while years may pass before cars can actually fly, we can comfort ourselves knowing that Google's new line of self-driving robo-vehicles is already ... More >>
Just like not-so-good folks in corporate America manipulated the California tax code to give rich people a boost, the good folks at Portal A manipulated technology help us understand just how bad things are for us and how great things are for the 1 percent. Riffing off all things current -- the Olym ... More >>
People who don't closely follow the online media/advertising business might wonder: How can Facebook be such a great business, commanding a $100 billion valuation when it went public, when it's filled with cheesy, lowbrow ads that are just this side of spam? Those people will be glad to know that s ... More >>
‚ÄčFor the last year or so, Netflix CEO Reed Hastings has been behaving like the hero of Brewster's Millions or some other sad 80s comedy (probably available for streaming!) where the hero has to piss away a fortune or a corporation or something while pretending to be a reasonable person. (This was ... More >>
They didn't have to worry about car manufacturersCalifornia has been called a place where dreams come true. Perhaps it's more accurate to say that our state is a land where grotesque fantasies become reality without causing anyone to blink. The elected leader of California's 37 million residents is ... More >>
A swanky hotel chain's four-letter ad campaign.
The SFPD says Daniel Dennard is a gangster, thief, and killer. Thereís just one problem: They canít prove anything.
Acres of rides at the Moscone
A Bay Area company moves the dildo into the national mainstream -- one housewife at a time
It's Kingsley versus Connelly in a heart-wrenching battle of wills
Exploring the rationale for California Historical Landmark No. 939, otherwise known as Hubcap Ranch
AOL's treatment of its volunteer workers should give pause to those arguing for less regulation of business
Detroit automakers have spent millions attempting to unplug California's effort to put electric cars on the road. And so far, Detroit's succeeding.
Michael Moore gets out of his La-Z-Boy to find The Awful Truth
Environmental group targets Stanford investment muscle
The mindless, endless Mission gang war doesn't have Bernstein music or Sondheim lyrics. Just Surenos, Nortenos, and dead kids.
A San Francisco firm rolls the dice in the multibillion-dollar game of global finance
Streetcars that are too wide, long, and heavy (136 @ $3.5 million per). Bus engines that don't fit and are scrapped (20 @ $116,000 a pop). Manhole covers that take 10 engineers and three months to design (cost: $243,000). Muni's management has produced su
Hank Williams gets out of this world alive
There are reasons for building and owning extremely expensive, not especially speedy one-of-a-kind bicycles. The appreciation of craftsmanship. The satisfaction of owning something absolutely unique. The comfort of a perfect fit. The joy of true obsession
Seventy Bay Area enthusiasts -- and thousands more across the nation -- don't care what Ralph Nader says. They want their Corvairs.
For 11 years, Markus Cook was synonymous with Bay Area bike messengers. But he didn't live to see his dream come true -- the Cycle Messenger World Championships held here in San Francisco.