Tech + Gadgets
Whether you're busy, bed ridden, or just plain lazy, it's a dream to live in a city where everything from premium Napa Valley wine to gorgeous flower boquets can be delivered to your door step same day. That's why we rounded up the best white glove apps around town. Because why would you do it yourself when there's an app for that?
In the age of the Clipper card, it amazes me when I still see someone whip out cash to pay for their Muni ticket. I guess the Municipal Transportation Agency feels the same way, because they're working on a new smart-phone app that will allow riders to pay their fare sans bills and change.
At last, Apple revealed the new iPhone 6 today during a press conference at their Cupertino headquarters. The highly-anticipated new phone comes in two sizes (the iPhone 6 measures 4.7 inches and the iPhone Plus comes in at 5.5 inches, larger than the iPhone 5s' comparatively puny 4 inches), appears noticeable thinner than ever before, and features super sharp Retina HD screens.
San Francisco is more than familiar with the concept of tech, but it’s easy to forget that technology intersects with art, athletics, and fashion. Monthly Design Night parties at the Autodesk Gallery in downtown SF allow guests the opportunity to dive into different themes and explore how tech transforms a multitude of industries.
Save for the Hollywood casting couch or Disney Channel upfronts, nowhere does youth matter more than in the ostensibly egalitarian Bay Area tech industry. A lack of youthful insouciance could cost your average techie important VC funding and/or the perceived respect of the aforementioned techie’s fresh-from-Stanford employees. Enter—or inject, as the case may be—Botox. Lots of it.
The end of summer is fast approaching and that can only mean one thing for students: back-to-school frenzy. But before you go shopping, be smart about your purchases, especially if you're on a budget. Luckily, we’ve come up with a crash course list of gadgets and gifts perfect for any student.
Children aren’t our future, robots are, especially those that serve us on request. And that future is now. On August 20, the Aloft Hotel in Cupertino will debut A.L.O. Botlr, their in-house service bot. Funded by Jerry Yang, former CEO of Yahoo!, and Google Ventures, the droid you want was built by Savioke.