Amazon may be working on a smartphone with hologram-like 3D Amazon is reportedly developing a smartphone that sports a 3D screen that relies on retina-tracking technology to make images seem to float above the screen like a hologram. With the smartphone, users would be able to navigate through content by using their eyes alone, according to two unnamed people who discussed the phone with the Wall Street Journal. More
YouTube launches pay channels with campy flicks Roger Corman's campy B movies, children's shows like "Sesame Street" and "Inspector Gadget," and inspirational monologues by celebrities — these are among the 30 channels that will require a paid monthly subscription on YouTube coming soon. More
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Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook and Checkbook.org surveyed customers and evaluated 141 plumbing firms.
Plenty of plumbing outfits were rated “superior” overall by at least 90 percent of their surveyed customers.
 other companies received such favorable ratings from fewer than half of their surveyed customers.
To supply and install a Toto Drake II toilet (Model CST454CEFG), prices ranged from $440 to $1,350, with an average price of $704.
The price to supply and install an InsinkErator Premier Badger 5 garbage disposal ranged from $200 to $600, with an average price of $314.
The price to supply and install a Bradford White water heater (Model M4 5036) ranged from $1,000 to $2,600, with an average cost of $1,531.
Specify in advance exactly what you want done — makes and model numbers of all fixtures and appliances; what kind of pipe will be used; exactly where fixtures are to be located; and who is responsible for cutting holes in the wall and repairing afterward, carpentry, hauling debris, etc.
The Chronicle is partnering with Bay Area Consumers’ Checkbook magazine and Checkbook.org, a nonprofit consumer group that rates various types of local service companies and professionals, to help you find the best services in the Bay Area.
Chronicle readers can read Checkbook’s full article with advice on selecting and dealing with plumbers, and, through Feb.
BALTIMORE — An attorney told a Baltimore judge Friday that a witness who could have provided an alibi for the convicted killer at the center of the popular "Serial" podcast would have been "critical" in the man's first trial, had she been contacted by his original defense team.
The failure of Adnan Syed's attorney to call Asia McClain, now known as Asia Chapman, as an alibi witness crippled his defense, David Irwin said.
See also: 'Serial' podcast's Adnan Syed is back in court, arguing for new trial
He said he couldn't "think of a reason that a live alibi witness wouldn't need to be investigated." Read more
Right about now, Arctic sea ice should be building up toward its annual maximum, making most of the region impenetrable to all but the most hardened icebreakers. Instead, January and indeed much of the winter so far has been unusually mild throughout large parts of the Arctic.
A freak storm brought temperatures to near the freezing point, or 32 degrees Fahrenheit, near the North Pole for a short time in late December and early January, and other storms have repeatedly acted like space heaters plopped on top of the globe, turning nascent sea ice to slush and eventually, to open water.
Nothing is as it should be for this time of year across a wide swath of the Arctic.
APIn what appears to be an extraordinary snub of White House budget director Shaun Donovan, the Republican chairs of the House and Senate Budget Committees announced on Thursday they would not host Donovan’s testimony on President Obama’s final budget submission next week.
Obama will unveil his fiscal 2017 budget request next Tuesday, just barely meeting the statutory deadline for submitting a new budget to Congress.
But Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi (R-WY) and House Budget Committee chief Tom Price (R-GA) issued a joint statement tonight saying Donovan wasn’t welcome to testify because the administration wasn’t serious about addressing the mounting national debt – which reached an historic $19 trillion this week.
“It appears the President’s final budget will continue to focus on new spending proposals instead of confronting our government’s massive overspending and debt,” Enzi said.
EXCLUSIVE: Crowdfunding site Indiegogo last month made a round of layoffs affecting a small percentage of employees, VentureBeat has learned. The news comes shortly after Indiegogo announced that cofounder Slava Rubin was stepping aside as chief executive and passing on the role to Dave Mandelbrot, who had previously been the company’s chief operating officer.