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Sparse Illuminates the Way in Bike Design

Industrial designer Colin Owen has a single focus these days: reduce the design impediments to urban biking. On sabbatical from his teaching job at CCA, Owen is now working full time on bike design for his company, Sparse.

How Do I Get a Freakin' Cab in San Francisco?

Calling a taxi the old-fashioned way in San Francisco? Fuggetabout it.

Great Design at the IfOnly Headquarters Turns Work Into Art

Entrepreneur, philanthropist, and bon vivant Trevor Traina is in the business of making dreams a reality. His latest venture, IfOnly—an e-commerce site with a charitable bent—offers one-of-a-kind experiences, like say, celebrity chef Tyler Florence visiting your home to whip up a multi-course meal.

Three Boss Takeaways From the 2014 Consumer Electronics Show

Pebble Steel

The 2014 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was supposed to be the year of high-profile wearable technology. Instead, we got new apps, curved TVs and one odd meltdown from action film director Michael Bay. But fortunately, there were plenty of upshots from the annual trade show to pamper us for years to come.

Two Sense: Is My Partner Hiding Something On His iPhone?

Long story short, my boyfriend and I have two different versions of the iPhone, and on a recent road trip, his battery died and I had the only car charger that would work for it as he left his charger at home. My phone was fully charged, and we were keeping up with each other on the highway, so I offered to switch phones with him for an hour, charge his up, and then pull off the road and switch back. He thought about it a second, then said, "No, that's okay.

Four Bay Area Tech Startups Vie for $10 Million

Verizon Powerful Wireless Campaign

Solving some of the world’s biggest problems in healthcare, education and sustainability aren’t, by any means, easy feats.

Check Out These Turn Signal Bike Gloves

Bike light technology has come a long way in the last few years, and tech-centric San Francisco is leading the way.

Video Call App Ustyme to Giveaway Free "FaceTime" Chats with Santa

Santa on

Waiting in line to meet Santa Claus can be an overwhelming event. The nervous sweating, the obnoxious temper tantrums and the uncontrollable crying are all an implicit part of your experience. And most of that's just you. So when a company like ustyme (prounced “us-time”) presents us with an opportunity to visit with the jolly man himself without the hustle and bustle of the mall during the busiest time of the year, than it’s hard (once again) for us to keep calm.

The Future of SFpark


A few days ago, I received an email from the SFpark team discussing some upcoming changes to SFpark, as the pilot project comes to a close in 2014. 

Meet Planet Labs, SoMa's Very Own Spacecraft Design Studio

Planet Labs, SoMa’s very own spacecraft design studio, is counting down to this month’s launch of 28 satellites, each between the size of a toaster and a mini fridge, into the final frontier. For those of us not well-versed in space technology, this is an incredible feat. 

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