How fast is your website? Mine goes warp speed

Someone out there figured: Y'know what? We don't have enough conferences. Today, O'Reilly conferences is starting their new moneymaker: Velocity. If you're not there right now, show up tomorrow and figure out how to make your site run harder, better, faster, stronger. After the conference, Ignite! is happening with… » 6/23/08 2:00pm 6/23/08 2:00pm

NKOTB a litmus test for whether aging fans use YouTube or not

The cycle of music has found its way back to its 80s roots with the "comeback" of Aquanet-era boy band New Kids on the Block. Gone, however, are the days of cassette mixes and recording songs off the radio; thrust into the world of YouTube and Muxtape, the 'Kids are trying to catch up with the band's new… » 6/20/08 3:20pm 6/20/08 3:20pm

Anything geeks can do, she can do with ovaries

Being a woman in tech can have its advantages. Not only is there a shorter line for the bathroom at conferences and every event you go to is full of eligible men, but that glass ceiling thing sounds swell, too. If the women out there want to talk about their experiences in tech (all 15 of you, that is), the earnestly… » 6/17/08 2:00pm 6/17/08 2:00pm

You've got questions, we've got answers

Usability Week and Supernova 2008 start this week and what better way to celebrate Web 2.0 than by attending a week of usability classes and asking "what will we do" when the iBubble pops? Tonight, forget about your Web 2.woes and head over to two decidedly non-tech events: the Interactive Marketers Summer Fest will… » 6/16/08 2:00pm 6/16/08 2:00pm

Because being in tech means no time to tan

The hoary joke that geeks stay pale in the summer? Still warranted, given all the conventions and day-long "camps" that take place indoors. Social Gaming Summit is happening today, from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. over at UCSF and MobileCamp San Francisco is from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday at the Swedish-American Hall.… » 6/13/08 2:00pm 6/13/08 2:00pm

What you don't already know

With information moving on the Internet moving at the fast pace that it does, how is one to keep up with information overload? And here in the Bay Area, information technology startup party overload? Faux-startup Pheltup nailed the party venue punchline: 111 Minna regularly plays host to Internet PR circle jerks, so a… » 6/12/08 2:00pm 6/12/08 2:00pm

Tweeters, green things and widgets galore

Whether you're watching a demo on Parallels Server right now or attending the Eco-Technology debates by Intel at 1 p.m., face it: you're tired. We know the Ars Technica & Gizmodo party had a big liquor budget last night, and boy is it hitting you right now. If you can pull it together for tonight, we have three events… » 6/11/08 2:00pm 6/11/08 2:00pm

But can the 3G iPhone fold my laundry?

Yesterday was the big WWDC day where the most un-secret secret was unveiled: The new 3G iPhone shall be unleashed upon those too broke to buy it last year. But will the 3G iPhone fold my laundry? Will the 3G iPhone keep a litter box spring fresh or walk a dog? Will the 3G iPhone hold your hair back after all the WWDC… » 6/10/08 2:00pm 6/10/08 2:00pm

What's this WWDC thing again?

So, there's this tiny little thing going on today in San Francisco called the Apple Worldwide Developers Conference. I haven't heard anything about it, other than the fact that it's eclipsed the entire tech calendar. There's not much to report other than the sold-out Mac-tacular except Buzz Anderson's 5th annual WWDC… » 6/09/08 2:00pm 6/09/08 2:00pm