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Off topic: Beer map, superhero costs, ‘Game of Thrones’ brands, Albuquerque mashup

Looking for a brewery near you? Try this handy beer map. Turns out there's a reason why so many superheroes are billionaire playboys: It ain't cheap. "Game of Thrones" meets modern-day corporate branding. And Read More →

RelayRides eyes the airport rental market

RelayRides is one of several start-ups that make it possible for travelers to rent every day cars.  Among the cars listed as available in San Francisco: Julia's Volkswagen Jetta for $10 an hour, or $70 a day.   Now RelayRides is Read More →

Tech Files preview: Google Chromecast

I thought I'd offer a little taste of my upcoming Tech Files review of the Google Chromecast digital media adapter. Read More →

BMW unveils its electric i3; Tesla shares close at $134.62

BWM officially introduced its all-new BMW i3 electric car Monday. The vehicle will go on sale in the United States in the second quarter of 2014 with a base price of $41,350, or $45,200 for the version with the reserve Read More →

Bots gobble up restaurant reservations

When restaurants began using online reservation systems a few years ago, the prospect of securing a table at a popular Bay Area eatery become a bit easier. Using OpenTable, Urbanspoon or SeatMe , diners could see available time slots and Read More →

Google engineer honored by NSA, an agency he’s not so sure about

Google software engineer Joseph Bonneau was honored with an award last week for a scientific paper he wrote on cybersecurity that used an analysis of almost 70 million Internet users’ passwords to explore some of the reasons why most passwords Read More →

Stanford students bet that dads, daughters can make dynamic DIY duo

DIY, LED and D-A-D? Add daughters to the mix, and you've got DesignDuo. It's a do-it-yourself kit that aims to get 11-to-13-year-old girls interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by having them design and create things with their dads. DesignDuo Read More →

Android still No. 1, but Apple closing the gap

Android is still No. 1 in U.S. smartphone sales, according to a new report, but Apple is slowly closing the gap, and new phone upgrade plans could soon give a boost to iPhone sales. The report, released Monday by Read More →

Quoted: Bob Mansfield no longer part of Apple’s executive team

“Bob (Mansfield) is no longer going to be on Apple’s executive team, but will remain at Apple working on special projects reporting to Tim (Cook).” -- Apple spokesman Steve Dowling, explaining to AllThingsD why the biography for Read More →
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