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 >>
The streets of San Francisco are teeming with joyous gay people. And, thus, your package will be late. That's the excuse customers of Google Shopping Express are finding in their inboxes today: Between the recent same-sex marriage rulings and the 43rd annual San Francisco Pride Celebration & Par ... More >>
Board of Equalization Member Betty T. Yee stepped out of her usual not-so-politically charged role as the elected tax commissioner and took on the really politically charged issue of race. Yee, a Chinese American who hails from San Francisco, jumped on the bandwagon blasting Google for several rac ... More >>
It was early Monday morning when people first started thinking that Google purchased ICOA Inc., a WiFi hotspot company based in Rhode Island. A headline on PRWeb, which businesses us to post press releases, read: "ICOA Inc. Acquired by Google for $400 Million." It's unclear who broke the story firs ... More >>
Fallout from the Oracle v. Google case has landed on unexpected -- but not undeserving -- heads: Those of propagandists masquerading as journalists. In a terse order issued today, San Francisco District Court Judge William Alsup mandated Google and Oracle to list the names of all the phony journalis ... More >>
If you're reading this, chances are that you regularly consume media online. And if you regularly consume media online, you're almost certainly seeing and reading more today than you know what to do with about the federal Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). ... More >>
Can content pirates be stopped?The tech industry has been paying quite a bit of attention to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), a bill wending its way through the U.S. Congress that would allow media companies to pursue legal remedies against online search engines and social networks that link to ... More >>
• Harvest Home Sanctuary's Toast to the Turkeys is THIS Saturday! It's not too late to come eat and drink tons, cuddle animals, and watch turkeys eat cranberries, which is totally what turkeys do best. That, and be cranky and awesome. We've got a lot in common! • So, you want to work at Goog ... More >>
faker!Google has taken a hard line against "fake accounts," meaning unless you are a real person with a real name, you can't have a real account. And to show how serious the company is about booting fakers, Google seems to be keen on deleting Apple CEO Steve Jobs' account based on the fact that ... More >>
Change your password now Chinese hackers accessed hundreds of private Gmail accounts in attempt to spy on conversations among journalists, military officials, and political dissidents. Google told reporters that the hacking effort has been traced to Jinan, China. It's nothing like what happened l ... More >>
Bay Area rappers Lil B, Mistah FAB, others wow crowds in SoCal. [The Bay Citizen]Watch a spooky new video from the Soft Moon for "Into the Depths." [The Bay Bridged]
Nice nails.So Google's new Instant Search function has the web-literate world all atwitter over why, exactly, we need Google's new Instant Search function. Self-involved music scribes that we are, we got to wondering how this technology could benefit us directly, and after many hours of fitful br ... More >>
techfreep.comGoogle headquarters in Mountain ViewToday at noon, roughly 100 people assembled at the entrance of Google's headquarters in Mountain View. According to Yolanda Hippensteele, who was involved in coordinating the rally on behalf of the Save the Internet coalition, protesters hailed fro ... More >>
Brace yourselves for a series of tech news headlines with the word "killer" in them. According to Digg founder Kevin Rose, Google is about to launch a Facebook competitor, "Google Me." Rose stated on Twitter earlier today that he heard a "huge rumor" from a "very credible source" that Google is abou ... More >>
Bono, your ruined back totally ruined our weekGoogle may launch music store to battle with iTunes this fall. [CNET]U2 had to postpone tonight's show in Oakland due to Bono's back injury. Disappointed, the Chron assembles a list of famous rock injury moments. [SF Gate]Members of Oakland noise-psy ... More >>
Safe's Christopher F. Edley IIIMichael Jackson's dance moves make for new video game. [Daily Swarm]Pandora's iPad app pairs music and videos with ads from Starbucks, Lexus and Budweiser. [Digital Music News]Pitchfork gives Ty Segall's Melted a 7.5, says "it seems in some ways like his first prop ... More >>
Rounding out an unofficial tour of Silicon Valley, Conan O'Brien visited Google's Mountain View headquarters on Wednesday, ribbing Google CIO Vivek Kundra about the company's infamous aloofness: "You guys are so power mad here at Google, You're such entitled A-holes. Hey, Conan's in the area, make ... More >>
SF GleanVolunteer fruitistas harvesting the urban orchard.Unlike pots set to boil, trees bear fruit even when they're being watched, and around these parts, when they do, the watchers at SF Glean swoop in like friendly pigeons of sustainability to clean up the excess. SF Glean is a voluntee ... More >>
Google just busted out their Winter Olympics logo and we find it interesting to say the least. Since when is it "simple and powerful" to stretch a whole bar across our browser? And a graphic of some weird ski-dome action nonetheless. We've never seen anything so "un-Googley"! On second thought . ... More >>
Pic via Flickr "Google is Skynet" coming up as a first result here is pretty badass. Nice work @kpereira.
Wallpaper.'s remix of Das Racist's hilarious fast food anthem "Combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell" was one of my top singles of 2009. But grabbing the local producer's revision involved far too much Google hunting. Now Wallpaper.'s offering that gem, along with his other party-starting remixes ( ... More >>
News travels fast ... as fast as FreddyThe other day, we wrote about how our "Google alert" shot us an article reporting that San Francisco had adopted mandatory composting -- a mere five weeks after it happened. Considering the article ran in a Chico paper, and tabulating that the information ha ... More >>
A one-day, 15-mile tour of almost all the East Bay's wineries.
Last year I had to good fortune to hang out with the Rosenthal family--a very talented bunch of artists, musicians, and filmmakers for this cover story. The two siblings in that household, Lou Lou and George, play in a local punk pop band called Lou Lou & the Guitarfish , and have a record out on ... More >>
Google bought YouTube for something like a bazillion dollars last week. Is this a deathknell for the popular video clip service, or the start of an even bigger, better Internet library?
Vulcan, the erstwhile king of spray can art, wants to leave the streets behind without losing his soul
Making a case for libraries
As a simple Internet search engine has grown into a billion-dollar tech behemoth, the question becomes: Is Google good? Take quiz, find out.
Full relaxation is achieved with delicious Thai food in an unusually pleasant and stylish setting