San Francisco’s Putting an End to Robot Pavement Congestion

Robots are in at the moment, with various start-ups and established companies looking at how autonomous creations could be utilised in the real world - whether it's for deliveries or otherwise. But San Francisco isn't going to let the robots take over the streets just yet, having voted in some strict new rules. Read More >>

Why Do People Keep Trying To Hipsterfy Launderettes?

News from San Francisco: there's a new hipster café opening in the Mission district, and it's based in a launderette. An actual working one, so you can go in and dry your duvet while having an artisan coffee. For some reason. Read More >>

California to Uber: Stop Your Self-Driving Cabs Right Now Or Else

Just hours after Uber launched a fleet of semi-autonomous cars in San Francisco, state regulators sent the company a letter saying it “must cease” the pilot program on Wednesday, threatening unspecified legal action if they do not, the Associated Press reports. Read More >>

Commuters Get Free Rides After Hackers Target San Francisco Public Transport

A cyber attack oddly gave San Franciscans something to be thankful for this weekend when officials responded to a hack of the city’s transport system by giving away free rides. Read More >>

Soon You Won’t Need to Own a Car to Be an Uber Driver

Uber is partnering with the car-sharing service Maven (which is owned and operated by General Motors) to let Uber drivers rent GM vehicles on a weekly basis. The business will cost drivers $179 (£145) plus taxes and fees, and driver will not incur any extra fees for using the car for personal use. Read More >>

Tesla Vandalised in “Most San Francisco Crime Ever”

Tesla stock price increased 4.45% after hours on Wednesday, perhaps giving a San Francisco-based vandal a creative idea for a crime yesterday evening. “In the most San Francisco crime ever,” Silicon Valley recruiter Morgan Missen tweeted, “someone tagged my neighbour's Tesla with its afterhours stock price. His other Tesla appears unharmed.” Read More >>

Earthquake Faults Around San Francisco Are Dangerously Interconnected

Geologists have discovered that two deadly faults beneath San Francisco—the Hayward and Rodgers Creek faults—may be linked. Should one slip, it could trigger the other fault to collapse as well, causing an earthquake even larger than the one that struck back in 1989. Read More >>

Twitter Fires Its New Head of VR After Homeless Rant Resurfaces

This was Greg Gopman’s first week at Twitter. Today was his last day. Read More >>

This Mad Ramp is San Fran’s Best Idea for a Bike Path Across the Bay Bridge

After the Super Bowl leaves town San Francisco can stop vandalising corporate statues and go back to focusing on more important projects, like imagining the day the Bay Bridge bike path might actually cross the entire San Francisco Bay. Read More >>

This “Bubble Curtain” Will Protect San Francisco’s Marine Life From the Bay Bridge Demolition

One of the largest remaining chunks of San Francisco’s Bay Bridge is coming down tomorrow, as engineers continue to dismantle the aging piece of infrastructure. But how to protect the fish and other wildlife in the area as it gets taken down? By blowing bubbles. Read More >>

Apple May Roll Out its New Watch Typeface Across All Devices

In welcome news for those of us who couldn’t take another year squinting at that spindly, bad-for-screens typeface, 9 to 5 Mac is reporting that Apple will replace Helvetica Neue with its new San Francisco typeface for all operating systems. This is the font Apple designed in-house for the Watch—and if this is true, it’s going to be SO much better. Read More >>

Drones Buzz Golden Gate Bridge, Prompting Security Fears

The earthquake-prone Bay Area is already a pretty precarious area for bridges, but now suspicious drone activity is also a concern for San Francisco’s famous Golden Gate. Read More >>

Trust Us, Change Your Yosemite Font From Helvetica to San Francisco

Brittle, anaemic Helvetica is simply not a good choice as a default display font Apple's operating system. That's why I'm pretty excited about this little trick to replace Helvetica Neue (the standard font that comes with Yosemite) with San Francisco, Apple's new typeface designed in-house for the Apple Watch. Read More >>