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Google isn't feeling so lucky these days. In advance of... More»


It's a characteristic of technology more immutable than Moore's Law: Every tool gets used for porn sooner rather than later. So it's time to add Google... More»

The Nest smoke detector.

Yesterday Google announced that it would be spending $3.2 billion to purchase Nest, a Palo Alto maker of high tech thermostats and smoke detectors. The move... More»

An empty warehouse or "fluxspace."

Dispatches from the SF Culture war is our new, semi-regular scorecard for the Tech versus San Francisco cage match. ... More»

The shattered window of the Uber in Paris.

Disruption distemper isn't just a San Francisco phenomenon anymore. Leave it to the land of the... More»

Drew Karabinos Vigo

Defend Your Kickstarter is a weekly look at the wild, wacky, and just plain wonderful world of Kickstarter. Today's project:... More»


Anyone who's ever grabbed a quick cup of Giant Steps ("Viscous, fudgy, substantial") or Sumatra Simalungun Harapan Tani ("Melon, red fruit,... More»


Around eleven this morning, an Antares rocket left the earth from a NASA’ s Wallops Flight Facility on the eastern shore of Virginia. In addition to... More»

A rendering of the SkyCube.

Tim DeBenedictis, a San Francisco engineer, entered the space race on the day of the last manned flight of the Space Shuttle. "It was very sad, and I... More»


"Is San Francisco just a town for the tech industry and wealthy folks?" asks Tony Robles, a co-editor of... More»


LendUp The problem: Millions of Americans have used payday loans—but... More»