Michael Alston

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Quincy Jones: When I First Met Miles Davis

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How to use iOS 8 like a boss

You don’t need a new iPhone to enjoy the awesome power of iOS 8. Loaded with new features and built-in apps, Apple’s latest mobile OS is its most powerful yet.<p>As intuitive as it is, there are plenty of tips and tricks that will help you truly get the most out of iOS 8 — even starting before you …

Had trouble using Siri before? Try it on iOS 8 and you might find huge improvements

If you’ve ever tried using Siri but have been frustrated by its accuracy, you should try giving it a new chance after installing iOS 8. In fact, …

Stuff: Fitness for your fingers

As a bonus, strengthening these muscles can help reduce the chance of carpal tunnel syndrome. It's a great, inexpensive product that you can use practically any time during the day—even when you're waiting for the group to clear in front of you.<p><i>Ron Kaspriske is the fitness editor of Golf …

Nick Colionne

Happy Birthday to Kenny Burrell! The legendary guitarist has played with everyone from Dizzy Gillespie and John Coltrane, to Bill Evans and Grover Washington, Jr. And he's still going strong!

Esperanza Spalding, Esperanza Spalding Radio Music Society, 2013 Newport Jazz Festival

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How accurately do fitness trackers monitor sleep?

As the "quantified self" craze continues, fitness trackers have us obsessing over not only how active we are but also how soundly we're sleeping. How do the devices stack up against clinical sleep studies though? CNET's Sumi Das visits the Stanford Sleep...

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Netflix is testing a 'privacy mode' for watching guilty pleasures

The feature colloquially referred to as "porn mode" on web browsers is headed to Netflix soon. The company just began testing a new feature on its streaming service called "privacy mode," that won't keep track of what you've watched or use it to come up with new recommendations. That means with the …

Best golfing apps for iPhone: Swingbot, Golfshot GPS, Caddio, and more!

From tracking stats to GPS tracking to improving your swing, these are the best golfing apps for iPhone!<p>Looking for the best iPhone apps to help you …

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Oakland’s most popular new neighborhoods

As SFGate reported last week, Oakland’s housing market has transformed over the last few years, and agents at East Bay-based Red Oak Realty say that buyers have had to look outside of the usual neighborhoods to find a home.<p>“Five years ago, buyers would ask about Rockridge. Then it became Temescal,” …

National anthem can be a perilous fight for singers

<i>O say can you see, by the dawn's early light…</i><p>That light painfully dawns on a screeching rock star attempting to recapture lost glory, a scruffy folk singer torturously immortalizing his mandolin, a hip quartet desperately trying to create a rocket's red boogie.<p>"You know, the song is not really not …

Recap: Here’s 30 recent studies on the effects of marijuana

The scientific consensus on marijuana is still up in the air, but it seems to be falling in favor of marijuana with each passing day. In order to provide a survey of the various research that’s been done on the topic, we put together a list of 30 studies about pot use from the past few years.<p>These …

Tupac Shakur's Murder Examined in New 'National Geographic' Doc

"If Justin Bieber had gotten shot in Tupac's car, we'd know more," says Arsenio Hall<p>Close to two decades after Tupac Shakur died of gunshot wounds …

How to Use Siri

Siri is Apple’s voice recognition personal assistant on iPhone and iPad that allows users to execute commands by voice. We’ll be showing you how to …

How to learn to play piano with a little help from your iPad

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Many music schools that teach piano are very particular about learning to play on a “real” piano. They expect anyone learning …

Michael Jackson's 'Xscape' feels shockingly vital

From the first, there was the voice, and with it Michael Jackson crafted beauty. The sequins and moonwalk came later.<p>Even as a tyke he captivated with tonal purity, and in the intervening four decades and 10 studio solo albums that voice was a unifier, one nestled not just within universal …

Weed expert recommends different types of pot for different times in your round

<b>By Peter Finch</b><p>Justin Hartfield plays a lot of golf, and when he does, he's almost invariably high.<p>He's the Southern California-based CEO of Weedmaps, an outfit we described as a Yelp! for pot in our recent golf-and-marijuana feature, "Where There's Smoke."<p>Hartfield has a state-issued medical …

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The Brain

"International Jazz Day addresses with deep understanding of how the power of music affects the universal rhythm of life."- Terri Lyne Carrington who joins Herbie Hancock, Esperanza Spalding, Marcus Miller, Roy Hargrove, Gregory Porter, Lalah Hathaway and so many more for the All-Star Global Concert Webcast streaming on Jazzday.com on April 30,

Wes Montgomery's Guitar Gear | Gibson L-5 + Fender, Standel Guitar Amps

This page is about the guitars and amps that Wes Montgomery used throughout his career. He was <b>not interested</b> at all in guitar equipment, he saw his …

Kobe Bryant Identifies Himself as 'Black Mamba' on Call to Billy Hunter

Any story that features Kobe Bryant placing an ominous, late-night call to former NBPA executive director Billy Hunter is bound to be a good one.<p>But now that court documents in Hunter's ongoing lawsuit against the union that canned him reveal Bryant identified himself by one of his most famous …

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