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Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week

Amazon Will Open Brick-And-Mortar Stores Next Week

By Chris Crum October 14, 2014

Amazon will reportedly be opening a physical retail store in San Francisco next week, just in time for the holiday season. This one is only temporary, however. Geekwire first reported the news, saying that Amazon will be opening a pop-up …

Smart Car Tipping Continues In San Francisco

The police reported more incidents of smart car tipping in Twin Peaks and Cole Valley in San Francisco. The latest incidents happened at 3:41 am and 5:38 am on Friday. Around two months ago, there were also reports of smart …

'Crookedest Street In The World' Closes

San Francisco will temporarily close Lombard Street, or the “Crookedest Street in the World.” On Tuesday, the city’s Municipal Transportation Agency voted that the street will be closed to vehicles for four weekends, starting late June. It will also be …

San Andreas Fault Affected by Irrigation

The San Andreas Fault, a continental transform that runs roughly 810 miles through California, is being affected by irrigation practices in the area, according to a study by Geologist Colin Amos from Western Washington University. Readings from GPS technology have …

Batkid Returns To Help Out The Giants

Batkid, otherwise known as Miles Scott, returned to his public on Tuesday when he helped the San Francisco Giants throw out the first pitch. Scott made headlines last year when he received a gift from the Make-A-Wish Foundation that saw …

San Fran Apparently Has a Smart Car Tipping Problem

In rural areas, kids have been tipping cows to beat their boredom for years–or that’s how the story goes. Now, in the less-rural Bay Area, some pranksters are tipping new things for the new generation. It seems that San Francisco …

Smart Car Tipping Nearly Global Now

Smart cars are gas sippers, and some models don’t use gas at all. They are really good for the environment, comparatively speaking, and are all the rage among skinny folks. While the name may seem to be self-explanatory, there is …

Smart Car Tipping Started in Amsterdam Smart Car Tipping Started in Amsterdam

If you have ever been in traffic near a Smart car, you know how nervous they can make you. It’s almost like a bicycle or even a pedestrian. They zip along, passing cars when they can, acting like other cars. …

San Francisco Bar Giving Free Drinks to Glassholes San Francisco Bar Giving Free Drinks to Glassholes

Let’s say you’re walking around San Francisco, donning a pair of Google Glass, when some guy comes up to you and asks you to stop filming him, lest he “beat the shit out of you”–or something like that. Let’s say …

San Francisco Fire: Blaze Quelled By Firefighters

It took 150 firefighters and 90 firetrucks, but a “five-alarm fire” that is burning in San Francisco, Calif. has been successfully brought under control. The San Francisco Chronicle reports that the fire, said to be the largest seen in several …

Yelp CEO Puts Up $23K To Help Catch Dog Killer Yelp CEO Puts Up $23K To Help Catch Dog Killer

Yelp CEO Jeremy Stoppelman is really looking to make a difference this week. Not only did he write an open letter to Arizona Governor Jan Brewer urging her to veto SB 1062, which would have allowed businesses to discriminate against …

Fortress Found Under Alcatraz Prison Remains

Researchers from Texas A&M University have found the remains of a Civil War-era fortress underneath Alcatraz prison. The fortifications date as far back as the California gold rush and San Francisco’s earliest years as a boom town. The fort was …

Square Tests 'Square Pickup' App Square Tests 'Square Pickup' App

Square is testing a new app called Square Pickup, available by invitation only. The app reportedly lets users order food from restaurants who use Square, and is testing with “several San Francisco restaurants”. Presumably it would be used with non-restaurant …

Oh No! Assault by Google Glass Haters Oh No! Assault by Google Glass Haters

UPDATE: An earlier version of this article sported the title “We Now Have a Report of a Google Glass Hate Crime.” Of course I wasn’t seriously giving it the gravity of a true hate crime. It was a bit tongue-in-cheek. …

George Lucas Museum Proposal Rejected

The seven member board of the Presidio Trust, a group that stewards a portion of land overlooking the San Francisco bay, has voted unanimously to deny a museum proposal from George Lucas. The “Star Wars” creator had pledged $700 million …

Monster Energy Drinks Investigated By Attorneys

Your company may want to stop pushing the envelope of your product if it has a history for being a potential causation of five deaths from reports by the Food and Drug Administration. Monster Beverage Corporation, the makers of the …

Monster Drinks Investigated For Targeting Children
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Monster Beverage Corp. is coming under attack in an investigation by a New York state attorney general and a San Francisco city attorney general. Amidst all the death reports cause by energy drinks, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has confirmed that …