Tech

21 Jun 2022

BART Fare Increase Approved By Officials

Shootings. Stabbings. Derailments. Operating system and equipment failures. “Unscheduled” track maintenance. Civilians walking in the tunnels. These are only some of the problems plaguing our Bay Area Rapid Transit system. Ridership is 30-to-40% of its weekday pre-pandemic levels, and the aging agency sees about half its previous weekend riders. Despite

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06 Apr 2022

San Francisco Leads the Nation in its Desire to Avoid the Office

Although small businesses are beginning to see more revenue as San Franciscans return to the office, the return isn’t altogether welcome for the office workers themselves.  In fact, San Francisco leads the nation in its desire to avoid the carpeted confines of the office.  An economics professor at Stanford University

Lydia Sviatoslavsky 1
16 Mar 2022

The Chillingly Prophetic Art of Lynn Hershman Leeson

Internationally acclaimed media artist Lynn Hershman Leeson has a knack for divining the cultural bent of the future through her art. On Saturday, March 5, Leeson sat down with feminist scholar Peggy Phelan and SFMOMA curator Corey Keller at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts to discuss the relationship between technology and the female

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01 Mar 2022

Elon Musk, Google and Mark Zuckerberg Have Plans For Our Future. Is That A Good Thing?

As time passes, real life appears to be less relevant than ever.  The only space that needs to be taken seriously is the digital space. Things like the Metaverse, Elon Musk’s brainchip, and Google’s billion dollar mission to “solve death” are all concepts that sound like plots in science fiction

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02 Feb 2022

You Can Now Ride in a Driverless Car in San Francisco

San Francisco may be the first city to experience the advent of driverless cars.  Just yesterday, Cruise announced it would extend its driverless car service to the general public.  Cruise was founded by Kyle Vogt in San Francisco in 2013, and was acquired by General Motors in 2016. Since General

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15 Dec 2021

Seeking Work in Silicon Valley? This Nonprofit Offers Free Training In Tech

In 2016, Larry Apke attended a ProMatch networking meeting for people seeking work in Silicon Valley. As he surveyed the crowded room, what he saw moved him immensely. “I was touched by two things,” recalled Apke. “First, many looked very shocked and confused. For many, it had been some time

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07 Feb 2020

Facebook is Even Tracking Your “Off-Facebook Activity”. Here’s How to Change That.

Our Tech Column was made possible by the fine folks at Mozilla Firefox.  The nonprofit Mozilla Foundation believes the Internet must always remain a global public resource that is open and accessible to all.  And that’s why we love Firefox as our browser, and you should too. GUEST POST BY DAVID

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01 Nov 2019

Millennials Experience “Load Rage” Over Slow Download Speeds

“Roughly 5,342 years remaining. Please do not turn off your computer.” Gen Xers who came of age during the AOL era look back on warnings like this with nostalgia. Load rage wasn’t a thing then. For millennials, however, nothing causes more indignation than a download lasting more than five seconds.

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