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10 Southern California Restaurants That Are Worth the Drive

While Los Angeles has a wealth of great places to dine, sometimes hitting the road is just the right answer to life’s problems. Not that taking a trip is going to solve any real problems except for wanderlust. Eater has compiled a handy list of restaurants and eateries to hit up within a relatively …

Pedal across the Golden Gate Bridge, then catch a ferry back

<b>Why</b>: There's more than one way to cross America's favorite orange bridge.<p><b>What:</b> First, rent a bicycle in San Francisco's North Beach or Fisherman's Wharf areas. (There are several rental outfits, including Blazing Saddles and San Francisco Bike Rentals.) Then (following the directions the rental …

The top 9 most popular restaurants in San Francisco, according to Uber

Instead, Uber judged San Francisco's most popular restaurants by which ones had the most drop-offs in the last year.<p>The ride-hailing company recently unveiled its restaurant guide based on a year's worth of drop-offs in the city to see which restaurants had the most drop-offs from November 1, 2015 …

San Francisco

How a Grad Student Found Spyware That Could Control Anybody’s iPhone from Anywhere in the World

Last summer, Bill Marczak stumbled across a program that could spy on your iPhone’s contact list and messages—and even record your calls. Illuminating shadowy firms that sell spyware to corrupt governments across the globe, Marczak’s story reveals the new arena of cyber-warfare.<p>The night it …

How to make responsive web apps with container queries

Responsive web design has been around for years now, and in that time we’ve seen a drastic shift in how we approach website development. Media …

8 high-profile entrepreneurs who have endorsed universal basic income

On the one hand, it's a way to reduce poverty, but tech folks also see it as a way to solve the growing problem of robot automation. That issue hits close to home for many of them, because they are the ones largely driving this robot revolution.<p>Here are some of the highest-profile entrepreneurs who …

The Top 25 Veteran-Founded Startups In America

“Vetrepreneurship” is sweeping the country. The SBA reports that 25% of Post-9/11 veterans want to start their own businesses.<p>Over the past two months, we scoured the country for the best veteran-owned startups in the nation. We asked venture capitalists, angel investors, veteran founders and …

U.S. Marines

Tech CEOs Respond Like a Bunch of Helpless Robots to Trump's Election

We’ve had a little over a day to process the reality that yes, Donald Trump is our new President-elect. We’ve already talked about what this means …

12 Unusual, Quirky Gifts You Can Only Find in San Francisco

For the people on your gift list who have been swept off their feet by San Francisco's foggy charms, there is a nearly unlimited array of local …

The 10 Coolest Drones at the World's Biggest Robot War Games

Drones are coming—by land, air, and sea.<p>Unmanned Warrior is the world's biggest robot war game, currently taking place for two weeks off the coast of Scotland. It was proposed by First Sea Lord Admiral George Zambellas to give airborne, surface, and underwater drones from various suppliers a chance …

How to Watch San Francisco’s Underwater Implosions

Two of San Francisco's Bay Bridge piers will implode later this month.<p>In San Francisco, work is continuing to demolish the remaining concrete piers …

Seoul Searching in San Francisco

I was born in Seoul, but raised in Nebraska. I didn’t reconnect with my roots until I arrived in the Bay Area.<p>Like many Midwesterners, I was raised on casseroles created from the recipes on the back of Campbell Soup labels. My mother made comfort food like taco pie, tuna and noodles, and chicken, …

This robot sweats to keep cool

Just like human muscles, the motors that drive a humanoid robot generate a lot of heat. But unlike humans, robots haven’t had the chance to evolve cooling mechanisms like sweat—until now.<p>A robot built by the University of Tokyo tackles the problem of overheating by sweating water through its metal …

Silicon Valley’s Most Disturbing Obsession

It’s not artificial intelligence, or even perfecting the “smart juicer.” It could be a lot more sinister.<p>‘At the moment, I’m completely absorbed with end-of-year projects at school,” the e-mail read. It was 2012, and I was working on an article about an innovative new app that was being used by a …

San Francisco's 4 Most Unusual Places to Eat a Meal

For those looking for something a little different in San Francisco, here are five unique places to eat at that offer plenty of atmosphere, from the …

15 cartoons that explain how Silicon Valley sees the world today

Liz Fosslien is a freelance designer who runs a cartoon blog that pokes fun at Silicon Valley's culture.<p>Recently, she partnered with Salesforce to come up with a comic series on "Industry Disruption."<p>Salesforce says it first reached out to Fosslien for these cartoons because salespeople could use …

Salesforce

We moved to the Bay Area 3 weeks ago. Here’s what we learnt so far.

<i>The Valley blog series is written by husband and wife co-founders, Patrick and Alexandria Gentry, to chronicle their experiences in The Bay Area</i> …

15 Robots That Will Make Your Life Easy

There was a time when the Bicentennial Man looked sci-fi on the big screen. Technology has evolved ever since then and today we aim to own a robot …

Bay Area Bites Guide to 5 Favorite Dumplings in Oakland and Berkeley

The appeal of dumplings is so universal that almost every culture has a variation on them, from potstickers to perogies. They’re perfect as an …

Patryk Hardziej Illustrations

Personal and commissioned illustrations by Patryk Hardziej.<p>Much time has passed since the first feature of Patryk Hardziej‘s amazing illustrations on …

The robot cyberwars are coming

On Aug. 4, Las Vegas hosted the final round of DARPA’s cybersecurity capture the flag competition, dubbed the Cyber Grand Challenge. With nearly $4 …

Cybersecurity

These Wall-Crawling Robots Could Weave You A Room

They crawl up the wall and spin structures no human could.<p>Last May, researchers at ICD Stuttgart revealed the Elytra Filament Pavilion–a vast, carbon fiber structure woven with the industrial arm of a modified Kuka robot. Now, in a thesis project led by Maria Yablonina, the same lab has managed to …

Make Simple Running Robots Using “Whegs”

“Whegs,” or “wheeled legs,” are a unique and fun way to bring mobility to your robotic creations and any sort of vehicle/critter you want to add high mobility to. Watching the videos of the completed walkers here (these are not really robots), you can see how this leg design creates a very robust …

These Silicon Valley 'biohackers' are fasting their way to longer, better lives

Breakfast on Wednesday morning is engineer Paul Benigeri's favorite meal of the week. Why? "I haven't eaten in 60 hours," Benigeri tells Business Insider in a sunlit café in San Francisco, after clearing through a frittata with no spinach and extra goat cheese.<p>Benigeri and his coworkers at …

Silicon Valley

Video Friday: Artificial Evolution, Legged Machines, and Delivery Robots in Silicon Valley

Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos Image: Francesco Corucci via YouTubeResearchers used artificial evolution algorithms to create soft …

The Search for Earth Proxima, A Short Documentary About the Search for Earth-Like Exoplanets

“The Search for Earth Proxima” is a short documentary co-directed by Brett Marty and Josh Izenberg that focuses on the search for Earth-like …

Planetary Habitability

Where celebs eat and stay in the Bay Area

San Francisco is no LA (thank goodness), but it's increasingly becoming a hot spot for celebrity sightings.<p>With the wealth of Silicon Valley's tech giants, the allure of our food scene and our hot sports teams, the city's awash in out-of-towners. Hell, even Kanye proposed in San Francisco. If that …

Physicists just made Schroedinger's cat alive and dead in two places at once

And you want to know the best part of this experiment? The team took the whole thing out of the realm of pure theory and actually performed it in the lab. But don't worry, no cats were harmed in the process.<p>Before we actually go into the details of the new experiment, let's run through the basics …

Your brain does not process information and it is not a computer – Robert Epstein

No matter how hard they try, brain scientists and cognitive psychologists will never find a copy of Beethoven’s 5th Symphony in the brain – or copies …

Laurent Durieux’s Fantastic Retro-Futuristic Movie Posters - The Fox Is Black

If you’re a fan of pop-culture, movies and retro-tinged illustrations then you’re bound to love the work of Laurent Durieux, a graphic artist and …