Off topic: Scrabble word search, ‘crazy’ English, family food dynasties, great voices

Let's check in on the brackets to find the next addition to the official list of Scrabble words. Still among the contenders are ew, zen, bestie¬†and more. Speaking of words, "we have noses that run and feet that Read More →

Apple developers, start your engines!

It's springtime, which means it's time to get ready for the next Apple fanfest: its annual Worldwide Developers Conference, running this year from June 2 to June 6 in San Francisco. The annual powwow is a chance for iOS developers from Read More →

Tech Files outtake: Roku gadget’s rough edges

Roku's new Streaming Stick is a great bargain, but it does have some rough edges. I reviewed the new digital media player for my column this week. As I mentioned, I Read More →

Almost enough signatures for ballot initiative breaking up Golden State

Venture capitalist Tim Draper's ballot measure to split California into six states is close to the needed 800,000 signatures to qualify for he ballot, according to the San Francisco Chronicle's Carla Marinucci. Draper has until May 5 to get Read More →

Silicon Valley balks at politics as usual but Internet firms get a California lobbyist

Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), the chair of the House Judiciary committee, is in Silicon Valley tonight for a fundraiser at the home of Safra Catz, Oracle's president and chief financial officer. Recommended contributions range between $10,000 to $40,000 for the Goodlatte Read More →

Tom Steyer: Keystone XL doesn’t meet the President’s test for approval

The battle over TransCanada's proposed Keystone XL pipeline has become the environmental issue of the year. Climate change activist and billionaire Tom Steyer, a vocal opponent of Keystone XL, has vowed to spend $100 million to make Read More →
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