Alexa can now beat you at two popular board games

Alexa ‘Ticket to Ride’ skill brings AI to boardgames for the masses

Amazon's Alexa assistant can now play a boardgame with you and the family, or simply explain the rules.
Joy Harjo at JCCSF - Review - Stark Insider

Artists Always Are Looking a Little Ahead: Joy Harjo at JCCSF (Review)

As we enter the winter season, what better way to honor all that we have and all that we need to remember, than to listen to the first Native American poet laureate of the United States, Joy Harjo. Recently she spent an evening with an attentive audience at the...
In Review: Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble in San Francisco

In Review: Kitka Women’s Vocal Ensemble in San Francisco

With this year's annual December concert series, Kitka celebrates 40 years of fearless sonic exploring of haunting music from eastern Europe and Eurasia, along with vocal practices from Armenia, the Ukraine, Georgia (just south of Russia) and Turkey. Included in their impressive repertoire is music from the Balkan countries...
To Control Its Destiny, Facebook Bets Big on Hardware

Will a Facebook OS succeed in a bifurcated world of Google Android, Apple iOS?

Call me skeptical. But we've seen this sort of thing before. Remember the Facebook Phone?True, companies need to continually innovate. Or at least try. And Facebook is no different. They've had hits and they've had misses. Just like Amazon, Google, Apple and so many others.But I just don't see...
Canon EOS 90D DSLR Camera

Shopping Deals: Canon EOS 90D Video Creator Kit a smart buy

Canon has long offered bundles of its more popular cameras. The latest is for the well-received Canon EOS 90D DSLR.Like in the past its called the Canon EOS 90D Video Creator Kit. In this case the deal includes the 90D body with a kit lens, an external microphone and...

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Fewer than 10% of Americans are buying $1,000 smartphones, report says

Trendspotting: Death of the flagship phone?

A new report suggests that what we've all already been thinking all along may be true: the flagship smartphone is dying an unceremonious death.NPD reports that fewer than 10% of buyers in the U.S. spend more than $1,000 for a new phone.However, that number does rise for buyers based...
Apple's new Mac Pro available for purchase today

Apple’s new Mac Pro desktop computer is (very) expensive, highly configurable

$50,000 +.That's how much you'll need to fork over for a fully tricked out 2019 Mac Pro. Might as well cancel your Tesla Model 3 order. No Cybertruck for you. If you want the fastest Mac desktop ever made, you better line up an appointment with your loan officer...
Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am

‘Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am’ an inspiring, absorbing documentary about a very private person

"An artful and intimate meditation on the life and works of [a] legendary storyteller and Nobel prize winner".

THE WOMAN. THE JACKET. THE CITY.

Film Review: Judy starring Renee Zellweger

Film Review: Finding ‘Judy’

My neighbor Kitty telephones one afternoon and says, “let’s go see Judy.” Since we do not know anyone named Judy, I quickly figure out she is referring to the acclaimed film biography of Judy Garland, starring Renee Zellweger.OK, I say. Where is it playing? At the Presidio? Oh, I...
Amazon eero mesh WiFi system – router for whole-home coverage

Amazon Cyber Monday: eero mesh WiFi system on sale for only $159

Amazon today revealed its cadre of upcoming Cyber Monday deals. As we've seen with Black Friday, the event is not a single day, but rather a multi-day extravaganza -- one that requires you to continually check the Amazon web site, and be on the lookout for when a specific...

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