Cool School: La Scuola In San FranciscoIt’s surrounded by cranes and all the hub-hub that is the Dogpatch neighborhood of San Francisco, but something very special is going on behind the doors at La Scuola ... preschool through 2nd graders are all getting schooled in Italian!
Brian Cooley: Is It Time For A Curved HDTV?fter years of being "on the way", curved screen HDTVs are here. Samsung and LG have both announced the availability of 55" models in stores this week. Now sit down: They are each going for around $15,000. These are clearly halo products, but they may point the way to a real future, unlike 3D TV.
Brian Cooley: Life-Saving Car Tech Not Yet MandatoryTwo major new federal regulations are in the offing that could ask technology to erase thousands of auto injuries and deaths -- but will they work and at what cost?
Cool School: San Rafael's Sun Valley Spurs Innovative Recycling Program
Brian Cooley: Apple Fights Perceptions With iOS 7 ReleaseApple has been hearing the drumbeat of murmurs that it is yesterday's (albeit very profitable and popular) news for at least a year now. That said, Apple had some tasty innovations at its developer's conference Monday.
Brian Cooley: No Windows Needed For Newest ComputersAs the PC industry sunsets into niche status over the next few years, we are getting a look at what's next: Computers, yes, but ones that feel more like mobile devices.
Tech Watch: 3D-Printed Gun Technology Unlikely To Open Weapon FloodgatesThe first 3D-printed gun to function in public is raising concerns, but its design and the freedom of the data that allows anyone to make one is the real tech story behind the headlines.
Cool School: Sunset Ridge Elementary In PacificaPacifica has its fair share of fog but on a clear day you might be able to spot a whale. Almost a year ago, Sunset Ridge Elementary built a special observation deck to whale watch.
Tech Watch: Emergency Resources To Follow During A DisasterWhen the Boston Marathon bombing happened we all craved the latest, unfiltered information. The web is a solid way to get that, as long as you remember much of it is unfiltered and unchecked. Here are some places to start.
Court Rules Using Cell Phone For GPS Violates Hands-Free Driving LawsA fresh court ruling in California states that using a phone solely for navigation is a violation of hands-free laws.
Melissa Griffin: California Lawmakers Focus On Proposed Ammo RegulationsCalifornia Democrats are taking aim at bullets with a number of proposals limiting ammunition purchases.
Tech Watch: Could 'Facebook Phone' Be Ready For Unveiling?The long rumored "Facebook phone" might be coming at a Thursday morning event at the company's offices in Menlo Park. Or it might not be coming at all. It all depends on your definition of a "Facebook phone."
Tech Watch: T-Mobile Revamps The 2-Year PlanT-Mobile is doing away with the traditional and onerous 2-year contract to get a low price on a new phone. But, of course, it isn't that simple: In many ways they are simply re-casting the old subsidy/tying system.
Cool School: Carquinez Middle SchoolCarquinez Middle School students are getting a valuable lesson in the art of giving through their Public Service Club. Their mission is to make people happy.
Tech Watch: Body Monitoring Next Wave In Consumer Electronics2013 is shaping up to be the year of body measurement - pulse, temperature. activity and even sleep patterns.