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Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

May 28, 2014 | 7:00 am

Military Plans To Test Brain Implants To Fight Mental Disorders

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A team of neuroscientists at UCSF is embarking on a $70 million project, funded by the Defense Dept.

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Bill to Fight ‘Patent Trolls’ Pulled from U.S. Senate Agenda

May 22, 2014 | 2:31 pm

Bill to Fight ‘Patent Trolls’ Pulled from U.S. Senate Agenda

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Sen. Patrick Leahy withdraws legislation that aims to deal with abuse of patent system. Read more …

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Good Reads: Disrupting Your Laundry, One Healthy Snack at a Time

May 22, 2014 | 1:34 pm

Good Reads: Disrupting Your Laundry, One Healthy Snack at a Time

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A long walk on the ‘hedonic treadmill’ of trivial Silicon Valley innovation and customer expectations.

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Google Aside, Most Silicon Valley Companies Not Releasing Diversity Stats

May 20, 2014 | 12:46 pm

Google Aside, Most Silicon Valley Companies Not Releasing Diversity Stats

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Google makes news by releasing data on its workforce demographics. Few tech firms follow suit.

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Good Read: San Francisco’s (In)Visible Class War

May 16, 2014 | 10:34 am

Good Read: San Francisco’s (In)Visible Class War

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Danah Boyd examines spectacle of San Francisco homelessness set against the city’s spectacular wealth.

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Indian Expats in Silicon Valley Campaign to End Corruption at Home

May 13, 2014 | 7:00 am

Indian Expats in Silicon Valley Campaign to End Corruption at Home

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Volunteers gather to make last-minute phone calls to voters on behalf of clean-government party.

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‘Documented’: Bay Area Native Jose Antonio Vargas on New Film

May 10, 2014 | 8:00 am

‘Documented’: Bay Area Native Jose Antonio Vargas on New Film

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‘What does it mean to pledge allegiance to a flag since you’re 12, a flag that doesn’t belong to you?’

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State Senate OKs Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill on 2nd Try

May 8, 2014 | 2:55 pm

State Senate OKs Smartphone ‘Kill Switch’ Bill on 2nd Try

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Lawmakers pass measure after Apple and Microsoft drop objections. Wireless companies still oppose it.

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Late Recognition for a Computer Pioneer Who Missed a Big Prize

May 3, 2014 | 9:00 am

Late Recognition for a Computer Pioneer Who Missed a Big Prize

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Gary Kildall developed an operating system that made much of the personal computer revolution possible.

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News Pix: Airbnb Protests, Late-Night Muni and Albany Bulb Cleanup

May 2, 2014 | 12:28 pm

News Pix: Airbnb Protests, Late-Night Muni and Albany Bulb Cleanup

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News from around the Bay Area in photos.

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