Stephanie Robesky

San Francisco Entrepreneur Completes ‘Bachelorette’ Tokyo Dinner Date Contest; Has Plans For Other Finalists

A San Francisco entrepreneur who secured a highly-coveted reservation to an exclusive restaurant in Japan has pulled off her much-publicized online ‘Bachelorette’-style contest to find a dinner date – and now has additional plans for those applicants who didn’t make the cut.

19 hours ago

United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket with Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) observatory on board at Vandenberg Air Force Base. (Bill Ingalls/NASA via Getty Images)

NASA Satellite Launch From Vandenberg AFB Saturday Morning, May Be Visible From Bay Area

NASA will attempt to launch a drought and climate research satellite from Vandenberg Air Force Base early Saturday, a launch that could be visible from the Bay Area and beyond.

20 hours ago

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Google Apologizes For Translating ‘Gay’ Into Homophobic Slurs

Google apologized after facing fierce criticism for a software glitch that was translating “gay” into homophobic slurs for several different languages.

23 hours ago

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Documentary ‘Hotel 22′ Captures Life On Silicon Valley’s De Facto Homeless Shelter On Wheels

A new documentary airing at the Sundance Film Festival chronicles how a public bus in Silicon Valley has turned into an unofficial shelter for the homeless.

23 hours ago

Google headquarters. (Kimihiro Hoshino/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Lab Quietly Working On Fitbit-Like Wristband To Detect Cancer, Creating Synthetic Skin

While recent Google technologies such as driverless cars and wearable computers make headlines, the tech giant has been quietly working on health related-technologies cancer detectors and making synthetic human skin.

24 hours ago

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Oakland Cafe Popular With Digital Nomads Bans Laptops On Nights And Weekends – And Survives

Five years ago Oakland’s Actual Cafe did something almost unthinkable in tech-crazed Bay Area — they imposed a no-laptops policy on weekends. Now they’ve expanded that restriction to dinnertime.

01/28/2015

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Facebook Beats Profit, Revenue Forecasts For 7th Straight Quarter, 1.39 Billion Monthly Users

For the seventh quarter in a row Facebook beat profit and revenue forecasts, continuing to win more mobile advertising revenue as most users shift to using the site on smartphones and other portable devices.

01/28/2015

Avatars used in a study on body image. (UC Davis)

Video Game Players With Thin Avatars More Physically Active Than Obese Ones, UC Davis Study Finds

A new study from UC Davis found women playing a video game who were given an overweight avatar were not as active as those with a thin avatar, regardless of the player’s actual body type.

01/28/2015

Charles Townes. (UC Berkeley)

UC Berkeley Nobel Laureate, Laser Pioneer Charles Townes Dies At 99

Charles Hard Townes, a UC Berkeley emeritus professor who invented the laser and won the 1964 Nobel Prize in physics, died Tuesday at the age of 99.

01/28/2015

(Photo Illustration by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Uber’s Chief Strategist Says Ride-Sharing Services Are Reducing Drunk Driving

San Francisco-based Uber is showing off its altruistic side by pushing its ride-sharing service as an antidote to drunk driving in time for Super Bowl Sunday.

01/27/2015

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