Steve Jobs loved money. And drugs. And for the Apple co-founder, it was the latter that led to the former. In addition to being one of the most successful capitalists since Carnegie -- and a freakishly obsessive megalomaniac who debated the "purpose of a couch" with his wife -- the late billion ... More >>
Specific Media, now the owners of MySpace, took Justin Timberlake on stage with them Monday night at the Consumer Electronic Show, and with a lot of fanfare, they announced ... essentially nothing. The purported big news is that MySpace is revolutionizing television by bringing it to the Web an ... More >>
What does he know about you?The number of iPad and iPhone users that claim Apple has passed around their private information is growing by the day.In December, two separate groups of iPad and iPhone users sued Apple, Inc., claiming the company had created apps that distributed personal informatio ... More >>
It's game over for whomever chose the 'So close you can smell it' line...Making videogames is not nearly so easy as Super Mario Brothers World 1-1. Programmers and developers are renowned for subsisting on pizza delivery and Mountain Dew for weeks on end during marathon sessions held with project de ... More >>
We all know video games are awesome, but why? The annual Game Developers Conference aims to answer that question in great detail, with hundreds of panel discussions related to every nuance of making video games. Over 230 sessions are already confirmed, touching base on video game audio, business an ... More >>
Finding a little humor amid the pathos
Mike Benham is a young man searching for community. And searching. And searching.
S.F. software company Cycling '74 provides the tools for a multimedia revolution in music
After-work saloons of the Financial District
Two Berkeley filmmakers win best documentary at Sundance
The decimated S.F. International Film Festival gets a new team of programmers
Another top programmer leaves the S.F. International Film Festival
To its obsessed fans, Go isn't just a board game. It's a way of life, a key to building better computers, and maybe even the savior of American education.
Ace in the Hole and On the Town
Joel Engardio picks his way through the political minefield around ITVS, the San Francisco group that Congress created to put the edge back in PBS
The Internet's version of the Hatfields and the McCoys just escalated