New Law Forgives Teenage Digital Indiscretions

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A new state law signed by California Governor Jerry Brown forgives teenagers of their youthful indiscretion on the Internet. Thanks to ubiquitous connectivity with mobile broadband and the rising adoption of smartphones, the mobile revolution has paved new avenues to over-sharing, some of which may haunt people in the future as they apply for jobs. […]

Teacher Hopes to Modernize Math Class with Chromebooks

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A San Francisco teacher is raising money via Indiegogo to outfit his classroom with Chromebooks for every student. The Chromebooks will allow students to take advantage of modern learning solutions, including access to Khan Academy. Veteran high school math teacher Evan Bass of Gateway High School has taken it upon himself to get the tools his students […]

Google Wants to Sell You a Car

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Google has launched a test program in California that allows people to search for cars at dealerships without having to leave the Google search page. Similar to services offered from Autotrader.com and Cars.com, the Google car search would allow people to find a vehicle, view the price, play around with configuration and be directed to […]

500e from Fiat Leases at $199/month, or $32,500 to Purchase

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Buying a Fiat 500e will cost you (in California) $199/month for 36 months with $999 due at signing for a lease. For those who do not lease, the purchase price (before tax credits and incentives) is $32,500. The 500e is an all-electric version of the Italian mini-car that provides an inexpensive alternative for people who prefer style […]

Checking Smartphone Maps While Driving Now Illegal in California

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A court in the State of California ruled that using a smartphone to check map apps while driving was illegal. As a result, som people are concerned about how this will affect their experience behind the wheel. But while it seems like this law would ban all smartphone usage while driving, phone manufacturers already have […]

Verizon Expands 4G LTE Coverage in California, Including S.F. Bay

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Verizon continues to grow their large 4G LTE network with the expansion of coverage in California today. Verizon announced enhanced and new 4G LTE coverage in California markets today, keeping ahead of rival AT&T. Verizon also announced coverage in Reno, Nevada. Verizon subscribers in these areas will now enjoy data connection speeds up to 10 […]

A Tour Through Silicon Valley

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My wife and I have been fortunate to visit my brother-in-law in Mountain View, California, this week. Part of the agreement my wife and I made while out this way was that we each had one full day to plan whatever events we wanted. I was not surprised when my wife decided that that we […]