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UberX, Lyft Expand Driver Insurance

March 14, 2014 | 8:51 am

UberX, Lyft Expand Driver Insurance

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The ride-service companies attempt to close a well-publicized “insurance gap.”

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Jaron Lanier Says ‘Happy Birthday’ to Web — and Talks About Making It Better

March 13, 2014 | 8:00 am

Jaron Lanier Says ‘Happy Birthday’ to Web — and Talks About Making It Better

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On the Web’s 25th birthday, Net pioneer says fortunes made online need to be more widely shared.

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Google Glass Hits Speed Bump Over Privacy, Distracted Driving Concerns

March 11, 2014 | 12:25 pm

Google Glass Hits Speed Bump Over Privacy, Distracted Driving Concerns

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At least eight Bay Area bars have banned the wearable computers that enable video recording.

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Parents Can’t Get Enough of Their Phones, Even During Meals With Kids

March 10, 2014 | 2:52 pm

Parents Can’t Get Enough of Their Phones, Even During Meals With Kids

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Researchers say the more connected were with their devices, the less connected they were to their children. Read more.

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San Jose’s New Plant Transforms Sewage Into ‘Really Clean’ Water

March 7, 2014 | 4:57 pm

San Jose’s New Plant Transforms Sewage Into ‘Really Clean’ Water

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Recycled water plant relies on technology used successfully from Singapore to Orange County.

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San Francisco Video: One Morning in the Life of a ‘Google Bus’ Stop

March 7, 2014 | 1:11 pm

San Francisco Video: One Morning in the Life of a ‘Google Bus’ Stop

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A three-minute time lapse dramatizes the role of tech shuttles in moving the Silicon Valley workforce.

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Privacy Groups Seek FTC Probe of WhatsApp Acquisition by Facebook

March 6, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Privacy Groups Seek FTC Probe of WhatsApp Acquisition by Facebook

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Proposed $19 billion purchase stirs fears that social media giant will collect users’ data.

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‘Stockton Era’ Begins for Google Barge

March 6, 2014 | 3:25 pm

‘Stockton Era’ Begins for Google Barge

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Craft weighs anchor under cover of darkness and is towed east to new home on San Joaquin River.

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Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

March 5, 2014 | 8:30 am

Oakland Approves Scaled-Back Version of Disputed Surveillance Center

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After rising chorus of privacy concerns, system will cover only airport and Port of Oakland property.

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