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Underwater drone is ready to make a splash

The 3-kg (6.6-lb) drone is being made in Standard and Advanced models, both of which come with a 30-m (98-ft) tether running up to a Wi-Fi-equipped …

Drones

A Modern Guide to Tulum, Mexico: Super Food, Dreamy Beach & Blissfully Boho Vibes

The Best of Tulum: Where to Stay, Eat, Drink + Explore<p>STAY: Wanderers will be happy to land at <b>Nomade</b>, where a meditation tent, wind chime garden, and …

SF Guide

Stop What You’re Doing and Watch This Stunning Video of Mars

If you should one day find yourself in a spacecraft circling Mars, don’t count on a good view. The Red Planet’s dusty atmosphere will probably …

Space

Drones Are Learning to Land Like Birds

It takes cool new wing tech and the smarts of AI for a drone to execute the landing that nature has already perfected.<p>Although our skies are now filled with quadcopter drones, fixed-wing aircraft have them beat in both speed and endurance—that's why the military's drones don't look like the ones …

Drones

Uber is about to lose its VP of mapping as well as its president

Uber's vice president of maps and business platform, Brian McClendon, is the latest executive to announce a departure from the taxi-hailing company.<p>His exit was reported Sunday by The New York Times just hours after Recode broke the news that Uber's president, Jeff Jones, was quitting the world's …

Uber

13 Surreal Drone Photos Transform America Into a Roller Coaster

Pity the poor rancher who finds himself trapped in an Aydın Büyüktaş photo. There he is in his pickup, cruising along a flat Texas road with nothing …

Photography

Not everyone's thrilled Cheerios gave away 1.5 billion wildflower seeds to save the bees

Cheerios' recent campaign to give away flower seeds was both wildly popular and, no surprise, controversial.<p>General Mills, maker of the O-shaped oat cereal, said it initially planned to dole out 100 million wildflower seeds to customers who requested them.<p>The goal? Boost the ranks of North …

Bees

Harvard Law School Accepting the GRE Could Lead to Sweeping Changes

Harvard Law School's verdict this week to open its admissions process could set off a national trend.<p>After announcing Wednesday that they will accept the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) as well as the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT), the Ivy league school could be setting a different kind of …

College & University

San Francisco startup Apis Cor 3D-prints a house in 24 hours

Thanks to advancements in 3D printing technology, a small house can now be printed in a day.<p>San Francisco-based 3D printing startup Apis Cors …

3D Printing

NASA released a ton of software for free and here’s some you should try

NASA has just published its 2017-2018 software catalog, which lists the many apps, code libraries and tools that pretty much anyone can download and use. Of course, most of it is pretty closely tied to… you know, launching spacecraft and stuff, which most people don’t do. But here are a few items …

Space

New Marin restaurants popping up like wildflowers

The past two months have seen a number of new restaurants arrive on the Marin dining scene.<p>The Whisk + Skillet made its debut at Strawberry Village …

Restaurants

What to Do in San Francisco This Month: Off the Grid & CAAMFest

With spring fast approaching, the city’s weekly outdoor food truck festival Off the Grid is returning to Fort Mason. Help the Roxie movie theater …

San Francisco

BEST RESTAURANTS IN SAN FRANCISCO

San Francisco is known to have amazing food and it sure does! I’ve been eating my way through San Francisco for the last year and a half and there is …

Restaurants

WHERE TO BRUNCH IN SAN FRANCISCO

One of the only things I look forward to during the weekend is <b>BRUNCH</b>. It’s one of my favorite meals of the day since it has all of my favorite food …

Restaurants

Mill Valley: What to See, Do and Eat with Kids

This quaint hamlet located at the base of Mount Tamalpais, a mere four miles north of San Francisco, was once a weekend retreat for city-dwellers. In …

Travel

Cox must pay $8M in fees on top of $25M jury verdict for violating DMCA

Judge: "Cox knew... its behavior was wrong, and continued in spite of that."<p>A federal judge has ordered (PDF) Cox Communications to pay a bruising $8 …

Law

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3 tips from the expert who teaches mindfulness at Google, Microsoft, Sony, and Nike

The alarm goes off at 7 a.m. and the first thing I think of is coffee. I get up, somewhat reluctantly, and as I make my way toward the coffee maker, I spot my so-called smartphone plugged into the wall.<p>Reflexively, I pick it up and check my personal email. I see this month’s electric bill and my …

Mindfulness

The biodegradable paper airplane that could revolutionize humanitarian aid

Paper planes aren't just for passing secret notes across the classroom anymore. Now, they can even save lives.<p>Otherlab, an engineering research and development lab based in San Francisco, has created the world's most advanced industrial paper airplanes. The paper gliders look almost like stealth …

Drones

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Why Apple's $246 Billion in Cash Might Be Good for Your Startup

Apple CEO Tim Cook has said, "We generally acquire a company every three to four weeks. And so it's a rare month that there's not a company being bought." Here's how to get some of that cash.<p>Apple is by far the most valuable company on the planet--with a total market cap of $693 billion (as of Feb. …

Johnson & Johnson

25 Free Things to Do in San Francisco in February

Free Things to Do in San Francisco in February<p>25 Top Events, Attractions, & Activities<p>Free things to do in San Francisco in February include fun …

San Francisco

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Concept: Taking the Bus to an EV Future

VW's an(TDI)dote.<p>Volkswagen management board member Herbert Diess recently declared that VW’s future will be powered by electricity. To back up that brave assertion and to rid your thoughts of past TDI nastiness, the world’s second-largest carmaker has offered three pieces of evidence. The first is …

Engineering

10 San Francisco Bay Area hikes with scenic endings - Curbed SF

While the rains have (temporarily) passed and the forecast calls for a sunny weekend, don't put away those Tretorn boots just yet. Many Bay Area denizens have been cooped up for the last week while the recent storms bombarded us, so now is the time to take to the hills to see what verdant results …

Travel

In-House Counsel: A Grounding Force Of Change And Leadership In Turbulent Times

As long-time residents and employees in Silicon Valley, we realize that we live in a “bubble” full of promise-driven optimism, an unabashed …

Leadership

Where to Eat in Reykjavik Iceland (and what to order!)

Where to eat in Reykjavik, Iceland, and what to order!<p>When we started planning our trip to Reykjavik, Iceland, in the dead of winter, we weren’t …

Fake news is 'killing people's minds', says Apple boss Tim Cook

Apple chief calls on governments and technology companies to crack down on misinformation in public discourse<p>Fake news is “killing people’s minds”, Tim Cook, the head of Apple, has said. The technology boss said firms such as his own needed to create tools that would help stem the spread of …

Fake News

This blimp that looks like a butt is the largest aircraft in the world

It's a bird, it's a plane, oh nope, hold on... it's that aircraft that looks like a butt.<p>Airlander 10, the world's largest aircraft — appropriately nicknamed the "Flying Bum" for its resemblance to a rear end — is back in action following a crash that took place in August 2016.<p>According to a news …

Aerospace

New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered

<b>(CNN) —</b> Excavations on the storied Judean cliffside revealed a new Dead Sea Scrolls cave, full of scroll storage jars and other antiquities, the first such discovery in over 60 years.<p>The discovery upends a decades-old theory in the archaeological community that Dead Sea Scrolls were only found in …

Archaeology

SLOVENIA: The Perfect Pocket Travel Guide - The European Country That Should Be Top of Your Bucket List

<b>Bordered by some very well-known neighbours the likes of Italy, Croatia, Austria and Hungary, it would be easy to overlook or at least underestimate</b> …

Travel