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Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 at 11:44 PM PST

CES: Intel Unveils the 'Smart Dress'

CES: Intel Unveils the 'Smart Dress'

What happens when you mix technology and fashion? You get something like the Smart Dress being shown off here at CES by Intel.

Wednesday, Jan 6, 2016 at 06:06 PM PST

CES 2016: Big Buzz Is About Virtual Reality

CES 2016: Big Buzz Is About Virtual Reality

This is the week that Silicon Valley's population dips a little as tens of thousands of techies travel to Las Vegas for the Consumer Electronics Show.
The big buzz this year is about virtual reality.

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 05:44 PM PST

Voter Records Exposed on Internet: Report

Voter Records Exposed on Internet: Report

It’s something we take for granted: When we vote, our vote will stay private. But the voting records of just about every American who has voted since 2000 were reportedly exposed in a publicly available Internet...

Tuesday, Dec 29, 2015 at 08:03 PM PST

New Hoverboard Law Coming to CA on Jan. 1

New Hoverboard Law Coming to CA on Jan. 1

Anyone under the age of 16 will not be allowed to ride a hoverboard on public roadways in California, according to a new state law set to go into effect on Jan. 1.

Monday, Dec 28, 2015 at 06:39 PM PST

FAA Reminds Drone Owners to Get Registered

FAA Reminds Drone Owners to Get Registered

Call it "Game of Drones." Will new drone owners – and there are about a million of them who found unmanned flying devices under the Christmas tree this year – register them in time? The Federal Aviation...

Monday, Dec 21, 2015 at 10:07 PM PST

Offenders to Entrepreneurs: Inmates Attempt to Defy Odds

Offenders to Entrepreneurs: Inmates Attempt to Defy Odds

During a time when racist texts and excessive force are sparking investigations into our prison systems, a semblance of hope is coming from the inside. An innovative program is trying to turn offenders...

Wednesday, Dec 16, 2015 at 12:21 PM PST

Facebook Messenger App Adds Uber Button

Facebook Messenger App Adds Uber Button

Uber announced a partnership with Facebook on Wednesday that would allow customers to use the Facebook Messenger app to book their next ride. The latest update of Messenger includes an Uber button, so Facebook...

Monday, Dec 14, 2015 at 05:49 PM PST

Recreational Drones Must Be Registered Under New Rule

Recreational Drones Must Be Registered Under New Rule

Owners of recreational drones must start registering them later this month, the Federal Aviation Administration announced on Monday. “We expect hundreds of thousands of model unmanned aircraft will be purchased...

Wednesday, Dec 9, 2015 at 11:11 AM PST

Chess Federation Benefits From Wu-Tang Album Auction

Chess Federation Benefits From Wu-Tang Album Auction

Wu-Tang leader RZA said he’d give some of the proceeds to charity. He came through. Among those getting money from the sale is the Bay Area’s Hip-Hop Chess Federation. HHCF blends rap and chess to help kids make...

Tuesday, Dec 8, 2015 at 08:24 PM PST

NASA Partners With Google for First-of-its-Kind Quantum Computer

NASA Partners With Google for First-of-its-Kind Quantum Computer

The new Quantum computer – a joint venture between the space agency and Google – is still a bit of a mystery. The goal is to fire things up to the point where the new machine can calculate things like...

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