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Adobe reportedly may resurrect the stylus

Remember back in the Jurassic era of consumer technology - or maybe  it was the Paleolithic period - when there was something called a stylus? The last time we heard of such a thing was when Apple offered its old Newton Read More →

Quoted: How driverless cars might affect cities

"What automation is going to allow is repurposing, both of spaces in cities, and of the car itself." — Ryan Calo, drone and robotics specialist and assistant professor at the University of Washington School of Law, tells the New Read More →

Off topic: Wine scores, calorie counts, free countries, winning sounds, Cosby sweater tourney

"Experts" ranking wines get low scores. If disclosing calorie counts doesn't help people eat less, what about red light, green light? Independence days of countries around the world, a chart. In case you haven't Read More →

Pat & Mike talk Edward Snowden, Apple maps and Doug Engelbart

Join Pat & Mike from Silicon Valley as they celebrate the heroes and skewer the doofuses in the technology capital of the world. Hey, it will give you something to do while you're one of only about two people at Read More →

But does Apple know the way to San Jose?

Crowd-sourcing is being used to do everything from studying outer space to finding the best yakitori joint within 500 feet of where you're standing. Now Apple seems  poised to harness that same crowd-shared data to help us all keep from getting Read More →

Gov. Jerry Brown to speak at Intersolar Monday

California Gov. Jerry Brown will speak at the opening of Intersolar North America Monday in San Francisco. The big solar conference is expecting 29,000 attendees. Brown is a strong advocate for both utility scale solar projects and rooftop solar in Read More →

NSA spying: U.S. protests, Europe investigation, Snowden’s resume

As some in the United States celebrated the Fourth of July by protesting Prism, the government's sweeping surveillance program that involves the collection of phone and online communications, there was further fallout in Europe, plus more information about whistleblower Read More →

Did Silicon Valley Abandon Doug Engelbart?

One of the most provocative tributes among a sea of tributes to Doug Engelbart, is a post by Tom Foremski, who points out that despite all the applause for the innovative inventor of the mouse, no one would fund Read More →

Elevator Pitch: Tim Guleri of Sierra Ventures

Welcome back to Elevator Pitch, the Q&A that grills top tech investors on what kinds of deals they're looking for -- and which common mistakes trip up entrepreneurs. This week, we bring you Tim Guleri of Sierra Ventures, who Read More →

Quoted: on adult camp where you pay to unplug

"People were so much more willing to engage in eye contact." — Nicholas Freilich, on a summer camp for adults called Camp Grounded. Those who attended the Northern California camp — which cost $350 — had to give up Read More →
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