(Laura A. Oda/Bay Area News Group)
FedEx, UPS confront busiest holiday season ever

The next week is a 24/7, backbreaking, sleep-deprived haul for couriers such as FedEx, the United Parcel Service and the U.S. Postal Service, the last connections between shoppers and their much-anticipated gifts -- and there is no room for mistakes. 
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Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.
 
 
 
REVIEWS & TIPS
Magid: How to keep your gadgets running during a power outage

When you combine massive rain and heavy winds, however, you start to run the serious risk of power failures, which can have a major impact on our ability to use our tech gadgets. Fortunately, there are things we can do to keep at least some of our essential tech gear running during a power emergency. 
EAST BAY
(Laura A. Oda/Staff)
Rapid change and congestion roils cozy Alameda

Pressured by the region’s rapid job growth, Alameda struggles with growth on an island with only four bridges, a tube and ferry to get 75,000 residents onto the mainland.  
SPOTLIGHT
( Kristopher Skinner )
Hidden devices keep an eye on employees

Employers are rushing to embrace the Internet of Things, with its array of smart gadgets, to keep watch on their workers. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
12/19/2014 06:45 AM PST - What to buy an experienced photographer or video shooter? There is some strong gear on the market from Nikon, GoPro and Domke.
 
 
Nick Ut/AP Photo
12/19/2014 06:58 AM PST - Faced with rising cybercrime like the attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, companies worldwide are under pressure to tighten security but are hampered by cost and, for some, reluctance to believe they are in danger.