College Students Help Build 3-D Printed, Military-Grade Drone Using Off-The-Shelf ComponentsA group of engineering professors and college students have come up with a 3D-printed drone for the U.S. Department of Defense.
App Developers Seek To Connect Smartphones And Devices With Earthquake Early-Warning SystemIn the wake of last month’s quake in Napa, app developers are trying to step in to help build out the state’s under-funded earthquake early-warning system.
Antioch Police Department Unveils New App For Public To Report CrimeAntioch residents have a new crime-fighting tool at their fingertips to instantly communicate with local law enforcement and report suspicious activity.
App Reformats Long Email Chains To Look More Like Your Text Message ThreadScrolling though redundant information on an email thread can be one of the most infuriating time sucks for any busy employee, but those days may be coming to an end, thanks to a San Francisco startup.
San Jose Startup Rolls Out Tool For Controlling Credit Cards, Preventing FraudA San Jose startup appears to be on the cutting edge of "credit card control" to customize your security preferences with the tap of a smartphone.
Samsung Unveils New Gadgets Ahead of Apple's Anticipated New ProductsSamsung unveiled two smartphones and a virtual-reality headset Wednesday in a bid to draw consumer attention before its fierce rival, Apple, announces its holiday lineup next week.
New Smartphone App Lets Shoppers Decide If They Like A Product's PoliticsA new smartphone app will help grocery shoppers decide if they like the politics behind a brand.
California Smartphone 'Kill Switch' Bill Signed Into Law A bill requiring new smartphones sold in California to have the so-called 'kill switch' anti-theft technology was signed into law Monday by Gov. Jerry Brown.
Napa Earthquake First Major Bay Area Quake In Smart Phone, Social Media Technology AgeThe strongest quake in 25 years plunges the Bay Area into a Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and Web-fueled frenzy of sharing, commenting, laughing and lamenting as an entire community was joined by wireless communication and the Internet.
Larry Magid: Verizon Plans To Bring Cable TV To Mobile DevicesWhy cut the cord when you can take it with you? That's the idea behind Verizon’s new plan, which will let its customers stream cable TV straight to their smartphones.
Kill Switch Legislation Passes Assembly, Now Heads Back To State Senate For VoteThe bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is headed back to the Senate for a final vote on amendments.
Restaurant Checkout App MyCheck Expands To Bay Area; Customers Can Dine And Dash, Pay Bill On SmartphoneRestaurant diners in the Bay Area may soon be able to skip out without waiting for the check with the expansion of an app that allows customers to dine and dash while paying the bill on their smartphone.
Jump On Tomorrow: SJSU SWAT Drill, Free Mammograms, AT&T Park Fight Suspects In Court, Amazon Phone, Zach Braff FilmIf you are near San Jose State University Friday morning, expect to see a lot of police cars and SWAT teams, but don’t worry – it’s only a drill.
Larry Magid: Amazon Set To Launch First Smartphone, The Fire PhoneAmazon launches the Fire Phone on Friday. But will it be a big seller?
Larry Magid: Amazon Enters Smartphone Market Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos showed off his company's first entry into the smartphone market with features like a 3-D display, tangle-free flat-cord headphones, and it’s own operating system, sort of.