New App Innovates New Way For People In SF To Be Dicks Via Parking

San Francisco is a lovely city, but it's getting a pretty nasty problem with douchebag infestation, and this new app, MonkeyParking, sure as shit isn't helping. Essentially, the app lets you auction off whatever public parking spot you find. You know, just like a real monkey, only more of a greedy asshole. » 5/08/14 1:29pm 5/08/14 1:29pm

Text While Driving In The Bay Area And You Might End Up On A Billboard

This month, some residents of San Francisco could discover photographs of themselves engaging in rather embarrassing behavior. A website has been collecting photos of people texting while driving, and some of those photos have now found their way onto billboards throughout the region. » 3/24/14 7:26pm 3/24/14 7:26pm

Tour the Nine Steepest Residential Streets in America

As a big urban walker, I like to head for the hills. So when I stumbled upon this list of the steepest streets in the U.S., I just had to see what they looked like, and I started planning a trip to hit all of the most insanely steep stretches of our American streets. The scariest thing? People live (and park!) on them. » 2/27/14 10:34am 2/27/14 10:34am

Airports Are Pretty Awesome When They're Not Stressing You Out

The default emotions in airports are pretty much all negative. You're either late, exhausted, frustrated, hungry, regretting Panda Express, remembering all the crucial things that were in the checked bag you'll never see again, or composing a complaint letter/Tweet in your head. But airports are also beautiful. » 12/08/13 4:20pm 12/08/13 4:20pm

San Francisco Surrenders to Startup Mega-Bus Network

Public transit in the Bay Area is so bad that it's devolved into a Mad Max techno-libertarian sci-fi hell-scape, with citizens forced to hitch rides with romantic predators or just yacht to work. But if you work for a big tech company, you get a luxury charter shuttle. Sounds fair, right? SF is struggling to keep… » 7/22/13 12:31pm 7/22/13 12:31pm

When Your Smartphone Chauffeur Becomes a Stalker

Lyft, one of San Francisco's most beloved new apps, isn't a bad idea if you think about it very briefly: the city's transit service isn't great, so let's make it easy to pay for a ride from your fellow man. But, surprise, when you let almost anyone be a cab driver, your fellow man is going to creep you the hell out. » 7/16/13 4:31pm 7/16/13 4:31pm

Gymkhana 5 Viewed 5.1 Million Times In 24 hours

The video of Ken Block tearing up San Francisco in an insane Ford Fiesta — better known as Gymkhana 5 — was a creative success for a brand that's constantly having to one-up its own crazy adventures. We can now report it was a viral marketing success as well, with approximately 5.1 million views in just 24 hours. » 7/10/12 10:00am 7/10/12 10:00am