Screw meditation. Established here in San Francisco, the Quantified Self Movement has been tapping technology to pave its path to self-awareness. The group of "selfers," created by Wired founder Kevin Kelly, has members worldwide who use apps and gadgets to track pretty much everything about thems ... More >>
During the SOPA debate, many opponents of the anti-piracy bill often tried to portray Google and the rest of the tech industry as a champion for all that is good and true as opposed to what it really is: an increasingly powerful, self-interested industry like any other. This happened particularly in ... More >>
CLoz sold his first beat for $10. That less-than-whopping fee came about as the East Bay producer was clawing his way up into the local hip-hop scene. Since then, Cloz has steadily built up an impressive body of beats, most of them hooked around rousing synth lines and synapse-sizzling snares; he's ... More >>
Clergy across the nation took out an ad in The New York Times, calling on Village Voice Media company, which owns SF Weekly, to shut down the adult section of its Backpage.com website. They have also launched a petition in partnership with Change.org.Village Voice Media issued the following statemen ... More >>
There's gold in them thar towers.San Francisco is always looking for new ways to close the budget gap. And with a more than $300 deficit this year, it's time politicians get a little more creative. The city's Planning Department is suggesting the city could rent out city facilities to cell phone ... More >>
I'm harmless, really...Danny Garcia, who is facing trial in the killing of Palm Springs retiree Clifford Lambert, will be allowed to use a government-purchased laptop for his jailhouse defense, a judge has decided. A City News Service story on the decision reported that Garcia will not have Inter ... More >>
After years (possibly decades) of speculation, the iPhone 4 is finally coming to Verizon. Current iPhone owners must certainly be intrigued, because using an iPhone in San Francisco on AT&T's network is about as enjoyable as a fine winter flu. If you can even manage to get a signal -- and goo ... More >>
But this battle station does have weaknessess...Earlier this year, Consumer Reports unloaded on the iPhone 4. Now the influential magazine has given the thumbs-down to the iPhone's obligatory service carrier, AT&T. Echoing the bellowed curses of legions of iPhone-wielding yappers, Consumer Re ... More >>
Christopher Wray-McCannMaroon 5: "We drop our phones in the toilet, like, all the time."And so the great cell phone-promotion concert series continues. We already told you how to see local indie-poppers Rogue Wave for free at Great American Music Hall this Thursday courtesy of Verizon. The latest ... More >>
Rogue Wave, loose in public!So, Oakland indie-rock outfit Rogue Wave (producer of the recent Permalight) is playing a free show at Great American Music Hall. Well, sort of. The tickets are free, if you know where and when to get them. And guess what? We will tell you -- after the jump.
Gayle LaakmannDid 600 Google workers sign a petition critical of the company? That claim is still being, shall we say, assembled...On Friday, organizers of a petition against the controversial Google-Verizon joint proposal told SF Weekly that 600 Google employees had lent their signatures to the ... 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 >>
No, I don't have an iPhone. It's not that I don't want one -- I do. Badly. I fiend for my own sleek slab of glass and plastic. Meanwhile I steal my friends' iPhones. Hell, I steal my parents' iPhones. (Yes, even my parents have iPhones.) I nearly gave up back in April, two Benjamins at the r ... More >>
NARIP.comJeff DanieMusic is only one part of the music business. The other part, of course, is business, and a big part of that business revolves around how artists are marketed. With that in mind, the National Association of Recording Industry Professionals, or NARIP for short, is offering a one-da ... More >>
The mayor's Wi-Fi plan is about to have its signal blocked by a group of activists
Well, lots of things, actually
Things we were obsessing about on Dec. 1, 2004
Week of Wednesday, November 3, 2004
The RIAA's war on the consumer
Is it good or bad if 124 Web sites around the world post the home phone number of the architect of Total Information Awareness?
How the NSA tracks terrorists in the United States through the Internet
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