A Stark Insider Original Short: All American Apple Pie with Loni Stark (and "Friends")
All she wanted to do was bake a pie.

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Stark Insider: Celebrating 10 years of San Francisco arts, indie film, music and wanderlust (Video)

10 years ago Loni and I started Stark Insider. I opened up a Netscape browser, loaded something called Typepad and "wrote" this piece of profundity.  I guess we still haven't really grown up, refusing to leave the creative bubble this site affords our lives. It's hard to believe a decade has already...
New Pebble Time 2 Smartwatch

Pebble intros 3 new wearables, launches Kickstarter, prices start at $69

"Hey gang, it's time to write the next chapter in wearables." Pebble continues to out-innovate its rivals. It's much larger rivals; the Apples, Googles, and Samsungs. Take heed, today the Redwood City-based (so long expensive Palo Alto office) start-up announced not one, not two, but three -- count 'em -- new...
Maggie's Plan Film Review - San Francisco International Film Festival

Romantic comedy ‘Maggie’s Plan’ a surprise highlight at SFIFF (Review)

A surprise highlight of the 59th San Francisco International Film Festival, Maggie’s Plan provides an intriguing take on romantic comedies. Single and hearing her biological time clock ticking, college administrator Maggie looks for a sperm donor. Walking through the park on a sunny day, she confers with Tony, her...
HTC Vive - VR Headset

Here’s the key reason why VR is destined to fail (at least for now)

Content. Without content, the best hardware in the world just sits there, in a corner, unloved. Such is the premise of a thoughtful new WSJ piece on the prospects of Virtual Reality (VR). Christopher Mims contends that the whole thing is going to come crashing down. That because "the depth and...
Pebble Smart Bands

Pebble announcement – new fitness tracker, smart bands, updated display?

Update: Well, wow. Pebble went to town: 3 new smartwatches, including the heart-rate enabled Pebble 2, and Pebble Time 2, plus Pebble Core, an "ultra-wearable." And, Pebble also announced a new Kickstarter campaign. Get backing Pebblers! A fitness tracker? Smart bands of some sort? A sport edition of one of their existing smartwatches? Another Kickstarter campaign? Some kind of new...
Star Trek The Ultimate Voyage

San Francisco: Summer with the Symphony line-up revealed

Star Trek, Pink Martini, Ratatouille with live orchestra, music from the Final Fantasy video game series. San Francisco Symphony's Summer Series is stocked to the rafters with goodness.

‘Last Five Years’ a sleeper hit at A.C.T. San Francisco (Review)

The imaginative geometries created by Roberts Wierzel’s lighting design are so striking that whole dissertations could be directed at explicating how their crisp precision advances the plot in ways that hold one’s attention without being intentionally attention-getting.
TechOrbits Wireless Charger 8 USB fast charging ports for android iphone PowerPort Qi Wireless Charging Pad Samsung S6/Edge/Plus, Note 5, Nexus 4/5/6/7,Lumia 920, LG Optimus Vu2 All Qi-Enabled Devices

Review: TechOrbits 8-port Qi charging pad a winner (Review)

Everything is all well and good in our go-go mobile, always-on lives. Except, of course, when our phone dies. Dead battery. Super sigh. Queue Internet Rage Engine. 21st Century Sadness is when it's time to charge all our tablets, and phones, and watches, and fitness trackers, and the oh-so many other...
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