Category Archives: Technology

San Francisco Aims to Reduce Cellphone Radiation Exposure

San Francisco supervisors have recently approved the legislation which aims to reduce consumer exposure to cellphone radiation. The legislation was unanimously approved, and Supervisor John Avalos said it may “save lives.” The measure is similar to the one which was passed last year. However, that one was left in limbo after being challenged in a…

22-Year-Old Converts Cars to Electric At Home

Nathan Hutchinson is a Bay Area-based “early stage entrepreneur” who specializes in converting traditional, gas-powered cars to electric cars, by adding lithium batteries that can be plugged into wall outlets. The rising fuel prices, though stressful for many business owners, have done a lot for his project. “I knew when I started this business I…

Zynga Files with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Zynga, the San Francisco-based startup company who invented “Farmville,” “Cityville” and numerous other social games for Facebook, has recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to initiate stock offering to the public. Zynga aims to sell as much as $1 billion worth of stock. “Zynga is a company with more than 2,000…

California High-Speed Rail Authority Recieves $16 Million Grant

The California High-Speed Rail Authority was recently awarded with a $16 million grant by the Federal Railroad Administration. The funds will support safety and schedule improvements on the San Francisco to San Jose line. With the money, CHSRA will purchase a design of a Positive Train Control (PTC) technology system. The technology ensures safety and…

Scientists Discover “Corridors of Life” Across the Pacific

Scientists, with the help of thousands of radio signals, have discovered a pair of wide ocean highways running through the Pacific. Marine animals flock to these two highways, or ‘corridors of life,’ to feed, migrate, mate and reproduce. Radio Waves The pathways were discovered using radio signals from thousands of electronic tags that have been…

Laptop Thief Tracked With ‘Hidden’ Software

Last week in Oakland, an expensive MacBook was stolen from the home of Joshua Kaufman, a designer. When the police ranked the theft as low priority, Mr. Kaufman believed his laptop would never be recovered. However, he soon remembered the ‘Hidden’ software which he had installed on his laptop. Hidden With the help of the…

Groupon Now! Comes to San Francisco

As of yesterday, New York and San Francisco can enjoy Groupon’s expanded program Groupon Now! In the past, Groupon deals were purchased and saved for future use. Groupon Now!, on the other hand, is a new system that enables consumers to save money on the go. The Groupon Now! deals are valid for one day…

The TiVo of Tomorrow and Your Smartphone

On TV of Tomorrow in San Fran yesterday, TiVo’s VP of user experience design Margret Schmidt explained the company’s direction for the future, stating that she envisioned a program that would enable TiVo to trigger apps on smartphones and tablets. Another idea is that content could be viewed simultaneously in several locations. Some of Schmidt’s…

San Francisco to Provide Free Electric Car Charging Through 2013

San Francisco has recently publicized that it will provide electric car charging free of charge until 2013, if not longer. According to Mayor Ed Lee’s office, both city-owned parking garages and the San Francisco International Airport will provide this service. Beginning in June, almost ninety new charging stations will be set up throughout the city….

SF’s Bullet Train Update

California’s high-speed rail has been a debated issue for quite a while now. A new proposal has been released, suggesting the use of old Caltrain tracks as opposed to installing new ones throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Pros… According to the San Jose Mercury News, the renovation of the Caltrain tracks, which would…

Category Archives: Technology

San Francisco Aims to Reduce Cellphone Radiation Exposure

San Francisco supervisors have recently approved the legislation which aims to reduce consumer exposure to cellphone radiation. The legislation was unanimously approved, and Supervisor John Avalos said it may “save lives.” The measure is similar to the one which was passed last year. However, that one was left in limbo after being challenged in a…

22-Year-Old Converts Cars to Electric At Home

Nathan Hutchinson is a Bay Area-based “early stage entrepreneur” who specializes in converting traditional, gas-powered cars to electric cars, by adding lithium batteries that can be plugged into wall outlets. The rising fuel prices, though stressful for many business owners, have done a lot for his project. “I knew when I started this business I…

Zynga Files with the Securities and Exchange Commission

Zynga, the San Francisco-based startup company who invented “Farmville,” “Cityville” and numerous other social games for Facebook, has recently filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission in order to initiate stock offering to the public. Zynga aims to sell as much as $1 billion worth of stock. “Zynga is a company with more than 2,000…

California High-Speed Rail Authority Recieves $16 Million Grant

The California High-Speed Rail Authority was recently awarded with a $16 million grant by the Federal Railroad Administration. The funds will support safety and schedule improvements on the San Francisco to San Jose line. With the money, CHSRA will purchase a design of a Positive Train Control (PTC) technology system. The technology ensures safety and…

Scientists Discover “Corridors of Life” Across the Pacific

Scientists, with the help of thousands of radio signals, have discovered a pair of wide ocean highways running through the Pacific. Marine animals flock to these two highways, or ‘corridors of life,’ to feed, migrate, mate and reproduce. Radio Waves The pathways were discovered using radio signals from thousands of electronic tags that have been…

Laptop Thief Tracked With ‘Hidden’ Software

Last week in Oakland, an expensive MacBook was stolen from the home of Joshua Kaufman, a designer. When the police ranked the theft as low priority, Mr. Kaufman believed his laptop would never be recovered. However, he soon remembered the ‘Hidden’ software which he had installed on his laptop. Hidden With the help of the…

Groupon Now! Comes to San Francisco

As of yesterday, New York and San Francisco can enjoy Groupon’s expanded program Groupon Now! In the past, Groupon deals were purchased and saved for future use. Groupon Now!, on the other hand, is a new system that enables consumers to save money on the go. The Groupon Now! deals are valid for one day…

The TiVo of Tomorrow and Your Smartphone

On TV of Tomorrow in San Fran yesterday, TiVo’s VP of user experience design Margret Schmidt explained the company’s direction for the future, stating that she envisioned a program that would enable TiVo to trigger apps on smartphones and tablets. Another idea is that content could be viewed simultaneously in several locations. Some of Schmidt’s…

San Francisco to Provide Free Electric Car Charging Through 2013

San Francisco has recently publicized that it will provide electric car charging free of charge until 2013, if not longer. According to Mayor Ed Lee’s office, both city-owned parking garages and the San Francisco International Airport will provide this service. Beginning in June, almost ninety new charging stations will be set up throughout the city….

SF’s Bullet Train Update

California’s high-speed rail has been a debated issue for quite a while now. A new proposal has been released, suggesting the use of old Caltrain tracks as opposed to installing new ones throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. The Pros… According to the San Jose Mercury News, the renovation of the Caltrain tracks, which would…

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