Weekender Picks

The great Eddie Murphy returned to “Saturday Night Live” for the first time in 30 years last week, albeit with an underwhelming performance. After an extraordinarily laudatory introduction from Chris Rock, Murphy walked onstage and simply thanked the audience for their appreciation — no jokes, no impressions. For those expecting more,
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Tech is both our scapegoat and savior

Two steps forward

The shining city across the bay is known for its amazing technological feats — brilliant men and women in very tall buildings cranking out apps and gadgets to make our lives more futuristic. As Silicon Valley’s satellite campus, San Francisco has become synonymous with startups and tech culture. And it’s
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Venture for America wants Cal graduates

UC Berkeley students are underrepresented among the VFA fellows, something Yang would like to see change. He believes there may be a misconception among students that startup work is exclusively for those studying computer science, engineering or business. Yang argues that, while most tech jobs do require a background in computer or data science, people with diverse interests and skill sets are being welcomed into the startup world.
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The Clog’s guide to the best holiday tech gifts

It’s that time of year again when people around the globe forget their usually selfless natures (ahem) and be greedy for a month. So we present to you the best holiday tech gifts of this season. They’ll make a great gift for anyone — maybe even yourself. OK, let’s be
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Why technology in school sucks

Technology can be a great thing. That iPhone in your pocket? It can bring up worlds of information, connect you to the people you love and capture photos of your most cherished memories. But let’s be honest: You’re probably just going to use it to Snapchat obscene pictures to your
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The Top 10 Gadgets for Students

Toaster oven – Quite possibly the simplest gadget to ever make a technology issue Top 10. However, the toaster oven is a magical piece of kitchen machinery, taking the roles of a toaster, oven, and in many cases microwave. Decent speakers – While the speakers in today’s laptops have gotten
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