Tech + Gadgets
There’s nothing worse than coming out of a restaurant or shop and walking toward the bike rack or parking meter where you left your shiny, beloved bike and seeing the spot empty. Bike theft is heartbreaking. And frankly, way too common.
But thanks to the fine and geeky folks at San Francisco-based Pricenomics, you don’t have to spend your days obsessively searching every Craigslist in the Bay Area looking for your precious ride. You can search for it in one spot: Racklove.
Because both the world of wine and the world of wine apps can be overwhelming, we’ve asked Napa-based social media and tech gurus of the wine world, VinTank, to recommend a few of their favorite new apps that were both released in 2012 and which they expect to continue to be useful well into 2013.
Copious is a personalized social marketplace where people can buy and sell things to each other.
Like Pandora or Spotify, Copious gets smarter about you and your tastes the more you use it to browse the site, follow other users, “love” styles or clothes, and ultimately buy or sell some of those items.
It’s Indian summer in San Francisco, and temperatures are on the rise. As are the local luminaries in our annual Hot 20, er . . . Hot 30. That’s right. We were so impressed by the crop of talent and brains moving the needle this year—in fields as diverse as technology, music, education, sports, and arts—that we added 10 bright stars to our list.
When he got to this country from his native Czech Republic, David Semerad signed up at various online dating sites but didn’t like them.
“I tried several online dating sites myself and found them too stressful,” he says. “There is a long signup process. At Match.com you have to answer 60 questions. Most people lie anyway.”
So he decided to build a dating app “for people who hate online dating.”
In the process he turned dating into a game, which is called, simply, the Game.
“Every day we introduce you to three people,” he explains. “You choose one. We serve up random icebreaker questions, like, ‘Is life easier for a man or a woman?’