| Aug 15, 2014
| 8:11 AM
It's said to have the work ethic of Wall-E, the humor of Rosie from "The Jetsons" and the style of R2D2.
It's name is A.L.O. and it will be making its official debut at Aloft Cupertino, owned by Starwood Hotels and Resorts, on Aug. 20 as the hotel's...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Tired of staring at his phone screen all day, Gabe Grifoni set out to return “humans back to being humans” by creating a smarter screen.
Grifoni designed the Rufus Cuff, a giant wrist-worn screen that he hopes someday will replace the need...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Designed as a love letter to classic side-scrolling arcade games, "CounterSpy" blends the worlds of "The Incredibles," early James Bond movies and "Dr. Strangelove" with stylized '60s animated glee.
It's the first release from San Francisco-based...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Opportunity is marking its 10th anniversary on Mars with a little bit of well-earned recognition. The NASA rover was eclipsed in popularity by its much more Wall-E counterpart, Curiosity, when that high-rolling rover landed nine years later.
| May 8, 2013
| 8:30 AM
The eternal problem with Tomorrowland is that the commonplace reality of today inevitably catches up to and ultimately surpasses the ultramodern imagined future of yesterday.
Disneyland's forward-looking land of tomorrow has seen many evolutions since...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 4:10 PM
Remember the days when Pixar meant perfection? When you could count on its animation to amaze, its stories to sweep you up?
Or the smooth ride in "Cars"? The "Toy Story" pals whose friendship was anything but plastic? The love among the...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 11:22 AM
Though new blockbusters may grab all the headlines, summer movies reach new heights in the great outdoors. Why not enjoy the night sky, some fine food and tunes before relaxing with friends at the many outdoor cinema locations that have burst onto the L....
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:50 PM
Despite its title, "Elysium" is no promised land.
Expectations were high that the film starring Matt Damon would carry the flag for thoughtful, big-budget films that care about more than profits. But it has ended up as something of a disappointment,...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:25 PM
Walt Disney Pictures has its animation mojo back. Finally.
With a cool, contemporary spin on a fairy-tale classic, a dramatic Nordic landscape animated in splendid storybook style and Broadway vets belting out power ballads, "Frozen" is an icy blast...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:02 AM
Enraged that Fisher-Price has started selling an iPad baby seat, a Boston-based consumer group has launched a campaign to get the product yanked off the market.
The petition by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood has so far gotten 8,739...
| Dec 19, 2013
“Doki-Doki Universe” begins with heartbreak. A robot is left alone on an asteroid, dumped there by his human family. The […]...