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Wheretheladies.at hits the App Store, leverages geolocation to help you pick up girls

Wheretheladies.at, the finest low-hanging juicy fruit of geolocation, is now available for the iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Using check-in data from Foursquare, the app provides a large, red easy-to-see-even-when-inebriated compass needle that points to wherever the ladies are at. At the moment, the service only works in San Francisco, which will no doubt exacerbate a gaping flaw in the system:...

A photo tour of the Mozilla offices in Mountain View, California

Last week, while I was in San Francisco for the IE9 beta thing, I was fortunate enough to also visit the Mozilla offices in Mountain View, California. I was mostly there to interview three big-wigs from the Firefox development team, but I also managed to take a few photos! This means that this week's Firefox Friday takes the form of a photo tour. I have provided extensive commentary for each...

Ask Mozilla a question

Instead of my usual abode deep in the lush green forests of south England, I'm currently in San Francisco. I was here for the Internet Explorer 9 beta launch (which was very cool!) Yesterday I visited Google -- and later today I will be seeing the wonderful people at Mozilla. I have a lot of things I want to ask them, but I figured you guys might also have a few clever questions up your...

San Francisco becomes first US city to pass radiation warning law for cell phones

Yes, seriously. The city has been busy in recent weeks, pushing for this in the name of "the consumer's right to know." The law will require visible warnings to be posted right next to phones in stores so that shoppers can read -- in mandated 11-point or higher type -- each unit's specific absorption rate. The specific absorption rate, or SAR (a soon-to-be buzzword) [it's only one letter away...

Google celebrates its first year of WiFi

It's been a year since the folks at Google successfully knocked off WiFi in Mountain View California. Transmitting all those great 802.11 b/g signals to the grateful residents, businesses and visitors at absolutely no charge at all. They are still trucking along on the San Francisco wireless deal with EarthLink and the city to give all residents free connections to the internet, but who knows...

Waiting for San Fran WiFi

If you have been one of the patiently waiting San Francisco residents to hear the outcomes of the wireless city network, you might have to wait a little longer. Earthlink seems to be having doubts about building a wireless network in the city causing the municipal WiFi proposal in San Francisco to get delayed until at least August. With a vote by officials now scheduled for September 11th. The...

When the lights go out in San Francisco the web goes with them

You may have noticed that some of your favorite websites went dark Tuesday afternoon. That includes LiveJournal, TypePad, Wired's blogs (but not Wired's main web site). Turns out that's what happens when there's a major power outage in San Francisco where more than a few tech companies happen to be located. More than 30,000 electric customers in the area lost power after an underground explosion....

Dev Chair : Web 2.0 and future of desktop blogging clients

With all the new and shiny Web 2.0 applications coming out, one may easily be convinced that desktop applications are breathing their last breath. At least that's what Google would like you to think about Google Apps, and its chances against rival Microsoft Office. On the blogging front, most of the popular blogging systems (Blogger, Vox, TypePad, WordPress, etc.) have incorporated some degree...

Apple WWDC 2007 dates set

June 11-15th will see San Francisco packed with Developers heading to the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. The five-day event will see developers and IT professionals attending conference session after conference session about working with the latest Apple developer tools. There will be sessions on choosing and using the latest APIs to make the most of OS X, and how to create mind-blowing,...

Find parking with ParkMatch

Looking for a parking spot can prove tedious, time consuming, and extremely expensive, especially in a large city. ParkMatch intends to change all that. The site allows users to find and list parking locations. Through ParkMatch, parking spots can be rented out during the times you know that it won't be used. Parking owners simply determine the times in which the spot will be available....

Widget lovers unite for Widgets Live!

Are you a widget lover? You know all those cool little tools that can be added to desktops and webpages to show the weather, sports scores, news, and horoscopes. The widget world is growing strong, major players and individuals are creating some very neat modules, widgets and gadgets. GigaOm founder Om Malik, and Niall Kennedy have teamed up to organize a conference called Widgets Live! The new...

Apple Showtime coming September 12

It looks as though Apple could be releasing their much anticipated iTunes movie store program. Cnet released details that some members of the press and analysts received an invitation to attend a special event on September 12th in San Francisco, at the Yerba Buena Center for the Performing Arts. Not many details were apparently attached to the invite, but the word is that it looks like the iTunes...

Municipal WiFi capacity gets a boost

Philadelphia, San Francisco, and New Orleans are some of the cities that will be enjoying a boost in their citywide WiFi networks care of their provider. WiFi equipment provider, Tropos Networks, a major municipal WiFi supplier based in Sunnyvale, California, announced that they will be providing a 50% boost in capacity. This means that many service providers will be able to increase bandwidth...

The Future of Web Applications Conference

Carson Workshops is running a two day conference on the development of technology you will be using tomorrow in San Francisco at the Palace of Fine Arts Theatre, on September 13-14. This isn't a no name conference either! There will be some big-hitters speaking at the event, including: Kevin Rose from digg Mike Arrington from TechCrunch Mike Davidson from Newsvine Jeff Veen from Google ...