Tech + Gadgets
Augmented reality wearable technology is set to make an enormous impact in 2014. We’ve already seen what Fitbit and Google Glass are capable of doing, but other companies are looking to advance the technology even further.
While the amenities arms race rages on among well-heeled and well-equipped tech offices across the city, a floating coworking space that is rusty, drafty, encrusted with birds’ nests, and laden with fish carcasses is luring some of the brightest minds in the Bay Area.
SXSW, Austin’s massive tech, music, and film fest starts this Friday the 7th. Although you can find innovative panels, rocking shows, great parties, movie premiers, and comedy any day of the entire festival (check out our guide for Bay Area locals here), SXSW is technically broken up into three parts: Music, Film, and Interactive.
While Bitcoin’s volatility and sustainability may put investors at risk, it's publicity is at an all-time high. And one Bay Area company is not only taking notice, but implementing it into its website.
Smart cars are the perfect design for the city. They’re small (8.8 feet in length), ecologically friendly, and can significantly reduce your parking time. And yes, you can even look damn cool in one.
So when local San Francisco advertising firm Hub Strategy came to us earlier this month to announce the launch of smart spots, an app that finds tiny smart car parking spots, we wanted to learn more.
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.
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.
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.
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.