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Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 04:14 AM PDT

Mitsubishi Motors Says It Did False Mileage Tests Since 1991

Mitsubishi Motors Says It Did False Mileage Tests Since 1991

Mitsubishi Motors Corp., the Japanese automaker that acknowledged last week that it had intentionally lied about fuel economy data for some of its models, said an internal investigation found such tampering...

Tuesday, Apr 26, 2016 at 04:42 AM PDT

Snowden Advanced Encryption '7 Years': Spy Chief

Snowden Advanced Encryption '7 Years': Spy Chief

Edward Snowden's revelations about the U.S. government's spying activities spurred advanced encryption technologies by "about seven years," National Intelligence Director James Clapper said Monday during a talk...

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 04:09 AM PDT

Toxic Old TVs Are Ticking Time Bomb for Environment

Toxic Old TVs Are Ticking Time Bomb for Environment

The global slump in commodities, marked by low prices of raw materials like lead and copper, is leading to old electronics being dumped and e-recycling companies improperly disposing of them, NBC News...

Sunday, Apr 24, 2016 at 02:55 PM PDT

Solar Plane Travelling Around the World to Land in Bay Area

Solar Plane Travelling Around the World to Land in Bay Area

The pilot of a solar-powered airplane on an around-the-world journey said Saturday that stopping in California's Silicon Valley will help link the daring project to the pioneering spirit of the area.

Monday, Apr 25, 2016 at 04:35 PM PDT

California Jurors Could Face Fines for Googling

California Jurors Could Face Fines for Googling

Jurors who threaten to derail trials by researching them on Google or posting comments about them on Twitter are often dismissed with nothing more than a tongue-lashing from a judge. But that may soon change in...

Friday, Apr 22, 2016 at 06:54 PM PDT

Tech Entrepreneur in Court for Probation Revocation Hearing

Tech Entrepreneur in Court for Probation Revocation Hearing

A wealthy Internet entrepreneur appeared in San Francisco court Friday for a probation revocation hearing.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 07:14 PM PDT

Students Work to Create Zika-Fighting Drones

Students Work to Create Zika-Fighting Drones

The mission at Cal State University East Bay: Create a drone to kill Zika-carrying mosquitos. By doing this, students hope to help protect the more than two billion people around world now considered "at risk."

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 07:08 PM PDT

Facebook's Sandberg Wants to End Hunger in Bay Area

Facebook's Sandberg Wants to End Hunger in Bay Area

Sheryl Sandberg is back at Facebook, and back with a new fight.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 05:49 PM PDT

PayPal in Hot Water for Hosting All-Male Gender Equality Panel

PayPal in Hot Water for Hosting All-Male Gender Equality Panel

Paypal is catching flak following the announcement that it will host a discussion on gender equality in the workplace. The problem? An all-male panel is set to lead that discussion.

Thursday, Apr 21, 2016 at 11:24 AM PDT

FBI Paid More Than $1M for iPhone-Cracking Software

FBI Paid More Than $1M for iPhone-Cracking Software

The FBI paid more than a million dollars for software to hack into an iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino attackers, NBC News reported. "A lot, more than I will make in the remainder of this job, which is...

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