Technology

The Google Bus protests got the media’s attention, and the Ellis Act has politicians' attention, but the Bay Area’s current tech-housing-gentrification crisis is a big, complicated mess.
2 days ago   TechCrunch
On Places, Simon Sadler explores the magical thinking and many contradictions of the TED Talks.
Jan 23, 2014   Places Journal
You've heard of road rage. Electric vehicle drivers at Silicon Valley workplaces where EVs substantially exceed chargers may experience "charge rage" when a "top-off" can take as long as eight hours.
Jan 23, 2014   San Jose Mercury News
The developers of a transit-tracking app have some for exciting news for public officials: There's a way to improve transit rider satisfaction without reducing fares, buying new vehicles or expanding service. Just give your users more information.
Jan 22, 2014   The Atlantic Cities
Street furniture like benches, garbage cans, and bike racks are found in every city. But not all street furniture is created equal—new technology is redefining street furniture as the smart devices that run efficient cities.
Jan 22, 2014   Woodhouse
By analyzing four public spaces using William H. Whyte's groundbreaking techniques for studying street life, a team of researchers led by Keith Hampton reached some surprising conclusions about how technology is changing our social interactions.
Jan 20, 2014   The New York Times
Not so long ago, I wrote an article about the misconceptions of transit use [link]. Opinion
Jan 20, 2014   By Norman Wright
PBS' Hari Sreenivasan and guests share impressions of the North American Auto Show held in Detroit last week. Trucks and luxury cars were the focus, not electric and super-efficient vehicles. Debate on fuel efficiency standards is predicted in 2017.
Jan 20, 2014   PBS NewsHour
With more than 10,000 transportation professionals attending the Transportation Research Board (TRB) Annual Meeting, it is a great opportunity to understand what topics are receiving the most attention. Opinion
Jan 20, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
People are increasingly accessing information via mobile devices. There has been a substantial rise in the number of mobile enabled websites - but what about mobile enabled plans? Opinion
Jan 18, 2014   By Jennifer Evans-Cowley
It's already conquered phones and the Internet, and is moving rapidly into the automotive world, but Google's $3.2 billion purchase of smart device maker Nest provides the company with entree into the "connected home" market.
Jan 14, 2014   PCWorld