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This photo blog is dedicated to inspiring news in art, travel, lifestyle, gadgetry, and most anything in life that will give you a ‘WOW’ feeling. The photographs here cover the entire spectrum of h […]
Aside from decreasing your emissions and fuel costs, carpooling offers other bonuses like decreased need for vehicle maintenance. And if you are not the one driving, you can make new friends, finish up a few minutes of work, or make up for last night’s party with a little nap. Most big cities reward carpoolers with HOV lanes to accelera […]
New SF-Bar App Gets You 30 Cocktails For $10
A delicious looking Negroni from Bix. (Photo: Jeremy Brooks)
When the world turns sour, the residents of booze-soaked San Francisco have been known to find solace in drink. However, just like everything else in this town, that particular comfort will cost you. The one thing that our […]
Need a break from family this Thanksgiving? Get swept away in these awesome and often time wasting links.
Penelope Trunk – Advice on the intersection of work and life.
Finalists of the Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards
Racked – For the fashion enthusiast
Boredom doesn’t mean you should distract yourself with the simplest and m […]
Robots making your next pair of glasses is something out of the future.. or is it? Jins is a optical company with extreme efficiency and quality at a low cost. Jins is conveniently located in Union Square and several other California locations. The company guarantees you will have your glasses the same day, a 30 minute process. Wow! And […]
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DIY Decor Projects Worth Tackling in 2016 – Some amazing ideas to really spruce up your space and stick with the trends.
3 Productivity Tips You Can Start Using Today – Harvard Business School’s quick tips to keep you on […]
Technology is becoming an amazing tool for everyone these days – a person can visit destinations and locations and not physically be there at any time from anywhere. Google’s Art and Culture app/website does just that, takes you all around the world to take in the most awe inspiring sites and artwork. This is a great tool for […]
Who knew this place existed, I certainly didn’t. Located in the Financial District of SF the institute describes themselves: “The Mechanics’ Institute is a leading cultural center that includes a vibrant library, a world-renowned chess program and a full calendar of engaging cultural events. Founded in 1854 to serve […]
It’s that time of year again.. time for nerds and artist to convene on a place they affectionately call home, Maker Faire. Going into its 11th year at the San Mateo fairground, Maker Faire promises another dynamic event, chalked full of entertainment.
If you’re new or a long time fan, you should know that there’s someth […]
Mom likes technology too, why not treat her to the latest cool tech toys for Mother’s Day instead of flowers and cookies. Check out these cool finds.
Fitbit Charge HR Wireless Activity $130
Make every beat count with Charge HR—a high-performance wristband with automatic, continuous heart rate and activity tracking right on […]
Have you ever wanted to create films like Miyazaki? Or animate a series like Futurama? Well, the tools of the trade are about to become much more accessible. Digital Video, the makers of the 2D animation software Toonz, and Japanese publisher DWANGO have announced that as of March 26 Toonz will be made open source under the name OpenToonz […]
We all know Ikea is a good go to place for inexpensive goodies and such, but don’t you ever just want more? Maybe you have design in mind that you don’t see at Ikea or maybe there’s a better way you can utilize what you already have. Trolling the interwebs I’ve come across a website that does just that called ̶ […]
I’m sure that everyone has heard of the term “Maker” or at least heard of “Maker Faire” – Recently, Intel launched an inspiring web series about America’s Greatest Makers featuring their stories and inventions. The web series is building up to television series featuring makers competing to creat […]
Up there with being an astronaut, comic book artist, or the President, there’s one job that your average kid would probably love to snag: Working at Pixar. Animation and Pixar enthusiasts of all ages, take note! Pixar in A Box (or PIAB) is a collaboration between Khan Academy and Pixar Animation Studios that focuses on real-Pixar-worl […]
CES always offers up a good show with all the latest in tech and electronics. Check out some of Techcrunch’s favorite things.
1. The EHang 184 is a human-sized drone built by the Chinese UAV company EHang. It is an autonomous drone that will be able to carry a single passenger for 23 minutes at a speed of 60 MPH. The 184 also has […]
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We take our smartphones everywhere we go, and with their powerful processors and 4G capability, they can be indispensable as personal assistants and productivity aids. The same thing goes for tablets, especially those with larger screens that leave more room for content creation. From note-taking apps and mobi […]
TWO WEEKS. FIFTY EVENTS.
UNLEASH YOUR INNER SCIENTIST.
Starting this week, the Bay Area Science Festival offers up something for everyone. Check out the schedule of events HERE.
This Friday is the Tested Live show at the Castro Theater. Featuring Adam Savage from Mythbuster’s. More info HERE.
Don’t miss out on one of the be […]
Couldn’t make it to Maker Faire this year.. well don’t worry, you have one more chance to join in the fun. Oakland throws their own mini version of the faire – Details below:
ABOUT EAST BAY MINI MAKER FAIRE:
First, the details:
When: Sunday, October 18, 2015, 10 am to 5pm
Where: Park Day School, 360 42nd Street, Oakland […]
1. ThinkFun Compose Yourself
(Pre-order available, ages 6+, $14.99)
Created by composer and cellist, Phillip Sheppard, this toy helps children compose their own music. How? It includes 60 transparent music cards that kids can combine to create different sounds. Your mini maestro can then use a computer program to hear their tune played by […]
We live in one of the most diverse cities in the western US, with that means tons of amazing museums to see and experience. This list features some that you may know or may not know. The idea of this post is to get YOU out there to see what it’s all about. NOW get out there.
The Legion of Honor
A cast of Rodin’s “The Thi […]
Check out these radtastic iPhone apps that will simply make your life better. NO – I didn’t forget about you Androids, keep posted for that feature soon.
1. Downcast – $2.99
If you’re a podcast junkie like me, your iPhone wouldn’t get half as much usage as it does without a podcast catcher and player. Hav […]
The future is near/now. Don’t be left behind when it comes to the best gadgets around.
The super easy and fun way to stay in touch with your pets all day long.
2. Smarter Wi-Fi Coffee Machine
Make coffee from your bed with your smartphone. What?? You read that right.
3. Parrot Flower Power H20
The smart gadget that tra […]
Maker Camp is a camp for kids who like to “make”. There are tons of STEM/STEAM programs out there, and we’ve mentioned a few around the Bay here. Maker Camp is a world wide camp that is free for anyone to join in. The basis of the camp is mostly online through Google Hangouts, however, folks host local chapters where k […]
Here are the must haves for the experienced traveler. This list goes a bit beyond your typical travel pillow and magazines.
I don’t care how organized you are – Tripit is your one stop travel guide Book all of your travel details in one space and use their app to stay informed so you don’t miss a thing.
2. An […]
Summer is upon us and it’s time to start thinking of how to keep the kiddies busy. STEM / STEAM programs are all the rage these days and here are some that rise above the mark.
1. Act Out Science
Act Out Science uses theater arts as a tool to make science come to life! Through song, puppetry, drama, story, and more, we cr […]
There are a lot of different events that happen in the Bay Area and this is one that you don’t want to miss. It’s fun for the whole family, offering up something for everyone. From cupcake cars to fire breathing monsters and drone wars. This event promises a lot of fun.. even beyond being a geek.
Maker Faire Bay Area has been […]
Can you believe that our beloved Pac-Man is turning 30 years old this weekend?? It was just yester-year that we were all geeking out on Atari an Colecovision. Those were the days… when you could play outside till the street lights came on and we all sipped from the garden hose. Ok, ok.. enough nostalgic reminiscing.
Don’t be stuck doing the old traditional egg dye and chocolate bunnies this Easter. Let’s get creative and come up with some new twists on the Easter tradition.
The Egg-Bot!! Ever heard of it?? It’s a clever new way to make amazing egg designs while satisfying your love for tech.
You may not need something this advanced […]
As you can tell from past posts we love Maker Faire. Coined the Greatest Show and Tell on Earth and we agree. You can find a little bit of everything there to entice the maker in you. The faire in the Bay Area isn’t until May 17th and 18th however I wanted to bring a reminder early to our followers.
Earlybird tickets are on sale no […]
The popular Keith Haring exhibit at the De Young is coming to a close soon, February 16th. This show is prolific and a must see!
Keith Haring: The Political Line has its US premiere at the de Young and is the first major Haring show on the West Coast in nearly two decades. Many of the works are on loan from the Keith Haring Foundation, N […]