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.
The annual Outside Lands Music Festival in Golden Gate Park came and went this past weekend. Whew. Each day had its own vibe and its own weirdos. In between sets by Kanye, Tom Petty, Disclosure, Jenny Lewis, Big Freedia, and other aural brilliance, we came across a slew of scenes and people that grabbed our attention.
Banh mi is street food with some serious cred. Influenced by the French colonists’ love for a simple snack of pâté on bread over a hundred years ago, the granddaddy of mash up sandwiches is having a moment.
Do you have everything in order for this weekend’s glorious and chilly music festival in Golden Gate Park? Maintenance on your bike so that late night ride home doesn’t go awry: check. Three days’ worth of ironic, clever, and (hopefully) unique graphic tees to make fellow festival goers pause: check. Locker rental secured: check. Now’s the time to check out last minute additions to cap off your festival style.
The effortless soft swagger Schuyler Whiting brings to a room is enviable. Born in San Francisco and relocated as a tot to cozy Kentfield in Marin County, Whiting is a quintessentially NorCal guy: tall, lanky, and intelligent, with a penchant for classic rock music, sports, and the great outdoors. The first thing you notice are his eyes—blue with flecks of sparkly green and tawny brown. Those eyes light up when he talks about one of his passions—rugby. “I love it, because it’s a thinker’s game. Every time you touch the ball, you have to make a decision about your own moves and your teammates’—unlike football. Plus, we don’t have all those pads to protect us when we make rough contact,” says the 19-year-old. The on-the-field skills he learned while attending St.
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