Let’s be honest, every apartment for rent in San Francisco is more than the average Midwestern mortgage. An ordinary 35-44-year-old homeowner in the U.S. hands over about $1,073 per month for their house payment, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The SF average for a one bedroom apartment is nearly three times that, at $2965 per month. Of course, the high rent has much to… Read More
Despite his degree, Ziegler said he had a hard time finding a job as a black trans man. “I finished school at 29, and spent all these years at school and then struggled with transgender discrimination in a way that I had never, ever before,” Ziegler told me over coffee at Oakland’s Awaken Cafe, located just down the street from where he hosted the first-ever Trans*H4CK.… Read More
With CES around the corner, we know that you hardware junkies are starting to salivate! We are searching far and wide for the best hardware product of 2015 for the 9th Annual Crunchies Award show, and we need your help. The Best Hardware of 2015 is one of 12 categories we’ll have at the Crunchies, the tech world’s premier awards show, which will take place live on February 8 at… Read More
GoTenna co-founder Daniela Perdomo knows that her startup has been “quiet for a long time,” but she said it’s for a good reason — the team has been busy turning its prototype into something that could be “manufactured at scale.”
The company aims to help users to communicate even when they don’t have any cell signal, whether it’s because… Read More
The space industry is more diverse today than ever before and not all reusable rockets are created equal. After Blue Origin’s successful test many suggested that SpaceX, who is working on their own reusable orbital rocket, was falling behind. Read More
Not every new idea is destined to be great. Sometimes even the most promising concepts end up in the scrap pile. You probably never heard about Google Here, but the project was so big that Alphabet CEO Larry Page himself made the final decision to abandon it. Aimed at smartphone users, Here would have allowed companies to interact with users by location. For instance, someone in a Gap… Read More
Impatience characterizes the technology sector’s approach to education. Disruption is taking place in all other sectors of society — so, why not education? I know too well, whether at Pearson or in the classroom, the challenges and frustration of developing and using digital tools that improve outcomes for students. But I’m optimistic. We are on the verge of a tide of… Read More
Tens of thousands of broadcasters, game developers, and fans converged on San Francisco’s Moscone Center during TwitchCon 2015 — Twitch’s inaugural celebration for the videogame streaming community. Since its launch in 2007, Twitch has grown into the world’s most popular streaming platform for video game and electronic sports Internet streaming, ranking fourth overall… Read More
While a lot of the US was out and about shopping for themselves or others for the holidays, Cards Against Humanity ran their own Black Friday campaign, asking for $5 and in return the buyer would get nothing.
And the buyers LIKED it.
Today, the team shared that they’d made a grand total of $71,145 in one day and let us in on what they would be buying with their hard-earned cash. Read More
Today, as you nurse your wounds from Black Friday stampedes outside your local mall, or sit in traffic as you make your lengthy travel back home from the holidays, here’s a reminder that life doesn’t have to be so hard. Forget UberBLACK. This weekend, the who’s who of absurdly wealthy people chilling in Dubai who aren’t skiing indoors or BASE jumping off of the… Read More