All over the Bay Area, particularly in San Francisco, thousands of startups are developing innovative products and services that collectively promise to transform the way we live our lives going forward.
Did you know that for $50, you can turn your iPhone into a mobile microscope with 60x zoom and LED light display?
Or that a bug in Apple's FaceTime video chat feature suggests that it can take and store pictures without you even knowing it?
The place to find stories like these is San Francisco's Ubergizmo, where geeks explain technology in language that non-geeks can easily understand.
The perfect antidote to the gibberish typically found in user manuals.
Ubergizmo was was co-founded by designer Eliane Fiolet and software engineer Hubert Nguyen, both native French speakers, as a small blog in September 2004.
"We never thought it would be successful," says Fiolet. "Back then we both had day jobs."