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Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 06:20 PM PDT

Twitter Eases 140-Character Limit in Replies

Twitter Eases 140-Character Limit in Replies

Twitter has found more creative ways to ease its 140-character limit without officially raising it. Now, the company says that when you reply to someone — or to a group — usernames will no longer count...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 07:05 PM PDT

DoorDash Rolls Out Delivery Robots in Redwood City

DoorDash Rolls Out Delivery Robots in Redwood City

A new fleet of "dashers" hit Peninsula streets this week with DoorDash's introduction of delivery robots.

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 10:42 AM PDT

Imagining a Martian Menu, Scientists Are Serving Up Spuds

Imagining a Martian Menu, Scientists Are Serving Up Spuds

Could potatoes one day support human life on Mars? Scientists in Peru have used a simulator that mimics the harsh conditions on the Red Planet to successfully grow a small potato plant. It's an experiment...

Friday, Mar 31, 2017 at 07:23 AM PDT

Here's What Gets Left Behind in Uber Cabs Most Often

Here's What Gets Left Behind in Uber Cabs Most Often

The most forgetful American Uber users are found on either coast, the company said Wednesday, and they leave behind some weird things. Los Angeles and New York City are the two most forgetful cities in...

Thursday, Mar 30, 2017 at 05:25 PM PDT

SpaceX Successfully Launches Its First Recycled Rocket

SpaceX Successfully Launches Its First Recycled Rocket

SpaceX successfully launched its first recycled rocket Thursday, the biggest leap yet in its bid to drive down costs and speed up flights. The Falcon 9 blasted off from Florida's Kennedy Space Center, hoisting...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:20 PM PDT

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung Unveils New Galaxy Smartphones

Samsung unveiled its latest smartphones, the Galaxy 8 and 8+, at an event in New York City on Wednesday.  This is Samsung's first major phone release since issues with battery fires forced the company to...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 11:51 AM PDT

Windows Update Will Bring 3-D, Game Tools, Doodling

Windows Update Will Bring 3-D, Game Tools, Doodling

A major update to Microsoft's Windows 10 system will start reaching consumers and businesses on April 11, offering 3-D drawing tools, game-broadcasting capabilities and better ways to manage your web browsing....

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 12:34 PM PDT

Samsung's New Phone Aims to Dispel the Note 7 Debacle

Samsung's New Phone Aims to Dispel the Note 7 Debacle

Samsung seems to be playing it safe —at least with its battery — as it unveils its first major smartphone since the embarrassing recall of its fire-prone Note 7. The Galaxy S8 will come in two sizes, both bigger...

Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017 at 09:12 AM PDT

What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means

What the Death of Broadband Privacy Rules Means

Now that both houses of Congress have voted to block Obama-era broadband privacy rules , what does that mean for you? In the short term, not so much. The rules, which would have put tough restrictions on...

Tuesday, Mar 28, 2017 at 06:53 PM PDT

PG&E Tests Methane-Sniffing Drones in Livermore

PG&E Tests Methane-Sniffing Drones in Livermore

PG&E on Wednesday tested methane sensors on drones at a training facility in Livermore. Utilities hope the ultra-light, super-sensitive sensors designed by NASA scientists to detect methane on Mars will have a...

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