SAN MATEO, CALIF – From May 20 to May 22, the San Mateo Event Center became a temporary Mecca for makers: nerds, builders, hackers and geeks alike.
For the price of admission, visitors get to experience everything from fire-breathing metal dragons, to drone racing and video games. This is not a faire to be watched from afar, as nearly every exhibit is interactive; attendees are just as much a part of the faire as the exhibitors.
Superheroes, celebrities and the naked came out to San Francisco’s colorful Bay to Breakers footrace Sunday morning. The sun may not have made an appearance during the duration of the 12K event, but it did not stop some partiers from celebrating in their skivvies.
Do you recognize anyone in our photo gallery from this year’s race?
In the ever-so-stressful world of airline travel, British Airways has launched a new program to put the minds of its long-haul passengers at ease.
The man to help make it happen: Mark Coleman, a San Francisco-based mindfulness consultant who’s been asked by the airline to provide fliers on its newest Airbus A380 and Boeing 787 Dreamliner jets with meditation techniques for a relaxed and positive state of mind.
The San Mateo County Fairgrounds transformed into a hotbed for creativity over the weekend, playing host to the enormously popular do-it-yourself festival Maker Faire.
The festival offers hobbyists, engineers, and anyone with an imagination a chance to show-off their creations — from dizzying pieces of art to solar-powered inventions.
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIF. – Apple Inc. has announced the much-anticipated update to their iPhone line, the iPhone 5.
During a press event held in San Francisco, Apple showed off specifications and high-resolution pictures confirming months of rumors about the new iPhone.
Apple’s 6th iPhone boasts a unique improvement over prior incremental improvements: a new, 4-inch display with a 16:9 aspect ratio. The larger “Retina” display boasts an impressive 1136×640 pixel resolution, nearing that of some of their notebook computers.
Other improvements to the line include a faster A6 processor, better battery life, better front- and rear-facing cameras, an additional microphone, better call audio quality, slimmer dimensions, and less weight (down to 112 grams from 140). Instead of glass, Apple is now using aluminum for the back casing, which should improve durability.
VIRGIN, UTAH — Residents in Southern Utah were treated to front row seats during Sunday evening’s annular solar eclipse.
These time-lapse images depicting the “ring of fire” moment during the peak of the eclipse were photographed from Virgin, Utah, a small community 15 miles west of Zion National Park.
Some see it as a century-old quintessially San Francisco tradition; others view it as a mobile fraternity party that goes on for miles.
On Sunday, tens of thousands will take part in the 101st running of the Bay to Breakers race, an annual tradition that brings out everyone from professional runners to costumed crime-fighters — and others who wear nothing at all.
(4/11) 13:38 PST — DAVIS, CALIF. — A University of California task force issued a blistering report Wednesday on the Nov. 18, 2011 pepper-spraying of Occupy UC Davis protesters by campus police officers, ridiculing the police department and embattled Chancellor for “unreasonable” use-of-force against students.
The task force, assembled after UC Davis Police Lt. John Pike’s pepper-spraying of peacefully protesting students garnered worldwide attention, said the incident “should have and could have been prevented.”
Outer Sunset commuters in San Francisco who have grown accustomed to crowded cars and long delays aboard the N-Judah MUNI Metro streetcar line can expect some relief come June 13 — for a six-month trial period — in the form of a bus.
MUNI will begin a pilot project to increase capacity on the busy Metro line during weekday commute hours by instituting an N-Judah Express bus line, which the transit agency says will relieve severe overcrowding.