Driving for Uber is supposed to be the ultimate hassle-free way to generate a little extra cash. However, the city of San Francisco would like to remind all 37,000 rideshare drivers in the city that it’s not quite that simple.
Airbnb has always claimed it’s a benevolent part of the sharing economy, simply helping homeowners get a little extra vacation cash, rather than a parasite driving up long-term rental costs. To prove that it’s serious, the company has announced a crackdown in San Fransisco.
When San Francisco's Exploratorium began to outgrow its 100,000-square-foot campus at the Palace of Fine Arts—where it had been since its founding in 1969—it looked for a new home, eventually settling on the city's Embarcadero, a stone's throw from downtown.
Not just the best science/sci-fi themed font (though it certainly is that, also); but the best font, full stop.
Just like the U.S. Sci Fi Channel before it, Australia's Sci Fi Channel has decided it's time for a new name and a slightly different image. But when Australia's Sci Fi decided to rebrand itself, they settled on the name... SF. (In other words, another previously established abbreviation for "science fiction.") And…
San Francisco, you lovely place you. The city by the bay is installing at least 90 new charging stations in city-owned parking garages for electric vehicles to juice up...for free.
According to Bloomberg, Google's gonna get this NFC thing on and poppin' by funding the installation of thousands of NFC-ready cash registers at various retail locations around New York City and San Francisco. Google, whose Nexus S is one of the first NFC-ready handsets stateside, is backing a payment system developed…
We can finally calm down about San Francisco effectively destroying childhoods by banning Happy Meals. The city's mayor, being a reasonable man, has decided to veto the Healthy Meal Legislation because "parents, not politicians, should decide what their children eat."
San Francisco has done the unthinkable. Not win the World Series. It's effectively banned happy meals.
Samsung's new SF laptop series is designed to draw "admiring advances" thanks to its glossy exterior and curvaceous case. It's Alienware for ladies.
The Sonos ZonePlayer S5 is elegant and impressive, but until now we had trouble making it match our decor. No more headaches over that thought though, because the wireless music system now comes in black.
Two presenters at Black Hat 2009 just demonstrated their ability to hack into parking meters in San Francisco (and theoretically anywhere with this kind of system) to give unlimited money on their parking payment cards.
You know those QR codes that Japan has? The ones that look like fancy bar codes that you take a picture of with your cellphone that brings up some bit of info or trivia on the display. Those are being tested in SF right now on 500+ restaurants/shops/businesses reviewed by Citysearch.
The Caltrain board is going to approve a multi-million-dollar project, finished by the end of 2008, that adds GPS and web-based tracking functionality for their trains. Caltrain, the SF Bay Area's commuter train, will then use the "Real Time Train Predictive Arrival GPS System" in nine train stops, allowing users to…
All the people who camped out for over 24 hours—ahem Greg Packer—should feel really foolish right about now. As of 9:17 PM PDT (12:17 AM EDT), the San Francisco store has both 4GB and 8GB iPhones in stock. The New York 5th Avenue Store? The same. If you still want one, head on down and grab it.
Click to viewWe're at the AT&T store in SF and quizzing line campers on the iPhone. People who got the questions right get a free limited edition Gizmodo iPhone shirt. Those who don't, get the whole internet laughing at him/her. It's like camping out for a Star Wars movie and not knowing what a Lightsaber is.
We went down the San Francisco Apple iPhone line (the circus of downtown) and asked people what they were going to do with their new iPhones. A couple good answers from the freaks and geeks, but you gotta watch for yourself.
Camping for stuff is hard work. Standing in line for eight+ hours just so you have the chance to buy something is hard enough without worrying about where you're going to pee or how you're going to get your next meal. That's why we've partnered up with Gridskipper, Gawker's urban travel blog, to bring to you the most…