Tech + Gadgets
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.
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?
Conceived after company CEO Jeremy Stoppelman had a cold and needed a good doctor recommendation, Yelp, the controversial and wildly successful review site that's changed the playing field when it comes to customer critiques, turns 10 this year.
Tired of the smiley-face emjoi? Or the ho-hum sadface one? Or, ugh, the poop one? (Speaking of, please stop sending me the poop emoji, friends. I am delicate toward displays of crude bodily functions.) Then check out ImojiApp. Created by San Francisco-based developer Tom Smith, it turns any face (or image) into a sticker.