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Google Chrome

Google: New Chrome is faster and will save your battery

Google has released a new version of Chrome that it claims will make your browser faster and give your laptop battery extra life.

Samsung Gear s2

Samsung via CNN

Samsung Gear S2 is a smartwatch for watch lovers

The Samsung Gear S2 will probably make both gadget lovers and watch lovers happy.

Reed Hastings Netflix CEO

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Netflix CEO: No big deal if Apple makes TV

Netflix CEO Reed Hastings doesn't appear to be too worried about Apple muscling into his territory, even if investors are.

Verizon new logo

Rich Brooks/CNN

T-Mobile CEO mocks new Verizon logo

Well, that didn't take long! T-Mobile CEO John Legere is already publicly mocking Verizon's new logo, which the company unveiled on Tuesday.

Verizon's new checkmark logo still uses black and red coloring, but is no longer italicized. The red check has...

new Google logo

Google

Here's Google's new logo

Google's logo just went bigger in order to look better smaller.

Intel logo

Jim Castel/CNN

Buying a laptop? Here's how to make sense of Intel's new Core chips

Kids are going back to school and Microsoft released a new version of Windows. That means it's officially laptop buying season.

Buying a new laptop is difficult. You have to choose between a dozen or so computer brands, each with its own multiple lin...

Silk Road

FBI

Former fed in Silk Road case stole $820,000 in bitcoins

A second former federal agent in the Silk Road case has admitted to stealing $820,000 worth of bitcoins while hunting for the Dread Pirate Roberts, federal prosecutors say.

Apple

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More than 225,000 iPhone accounts hacked

Hackers have stolen more than 225,000 Apple accounts from iPhone customers.

Mars Panorama

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University

Life on Mars? Depends how you see these pics

For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks.

iMac

From Apple

Apple's next pursuit: Its own original programming?

Is Apple about to enter the world of original programming, and if so, what sort of programming is it pursuing?

Those questions are swirling in media circles after a Monday night report from Variety, a Hollywood news fixture, that Apple is exploring su...

New Horizons completed fly-by of Pluto

NASA

Pluto probe gets new assignment

Where do you go after Pluto? To PT1 of course!

NASA has picked the next target for New Horizons, the piano-sized spacecraft that took those amazing photos of Pluto in July when it became the first probe to fly by.

Mission scientists want New Horizons...

Google Chrome

Google to kill single most annoying thing about browsing the Web

You know that panicked feeling when you've got a zillion browser tabs open, and one of them starts blaring music?

Environmental Headlines

Trees, forest, woodland

The Earth has 3 trillion trees, study finds

The good news: A new study finds that there are 3.04 trillion trees on Earth, 7½…

Obama climate change

Obama condemns climate change deniers

Seeking to lend urgency to his climate agenda, President Barack Obama warned Monday…

Mt. McKinley

Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak

To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the…

Jellyfish traveled through Suez Canal

Jellyfish 'invading' Med through Suez Canal

Swarms of stinging jellyfish have invaded the beaches of Israel and the eastern…

Expert: Expect sea levels to rise 3 feet

It was less than two years ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

Gray wolf

California may see return of wolf population

California's lone wolf might not be so lonely anymore.

Cameras recorded the existence…

Local Headlines

Son Of Two Local High-Profile Politicians Arrested On Drug Charges

The Attorney General's Office is investigating the August 4th drug-related arrest of…

Up in the Air with Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo

Getting Wings to Fly Across the Sky

If you drive along the ocean or happen to be at Elings Park in Santa Barbara,…

Weekend Picks 9-4-15

Weekend Picks 09-04-15

Check out some of the fun things to do up and down the coast this weekend.

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New High School Opens Up in Camarillo

School is back in session in the Oxnard Union High School District, and this year,…

Broken Gas Line Closes Santa Barbara Streets

We now know a broken gas line along Mason Street and Helena Avenue was caused by…

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Deputies Search fo Stabbing Suspect

The Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Office says a property dispute involving several…

What's Right

FIRE EQUIPMENT FOR POLICE

Montecito Motor Classic Will Raise Funds for Police Emergency Gear and Youth Programs

The upcoming Montecito Motor Classic will be a benefit for Santa Barbara Police…

Carpinteria Teens Paint Mural of City's 50th Anniversary Logo

Carpinteria teens have created a mural to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

St Vincent s Santa Barbara Golf Tournament A Success

Annual Golf Fundraiser Brings in $125,000

Golfers teed off for a worthy cause Monday.

The 'Odyssey Project' Helps Youth From Los Prietos Boys Camp

UC Santa Barbara Theater Arts Department and the Los Prietos Boys Camp are teaming…

SURF AND SUDS

Surf 'N Suds in Carpinteria Also Helps Student Scholarship Fund

Some of the proceeds from last weekends Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'N Suds craft…

Wish Granted For Santa Barbara Teen

Local Teen's Make-a-Wish Dream Comes True

A Santa Barbara teen living with Leukemia was granted a very special wish Wednesday…

Irresistible Headlines

Up in the Air with Meteorologist Meredith Garofalo

Getting Wings to Fly Across the Sky

If you drive along the ocean or happen to be at Elings Park in Santa Barbara,…

Domesticated duck

Duck Punt: Screaming duck toy gets the boot

Calling it a piggyback or a ride on the coattails (ducktails?) of last weekend's…

Hello Barbie

Texas college student drives Barbie Jeep after DWI arrest

When Texas State University student Tara Monroe had her license suspended over a DWI…

wooly sheep

Woolly sheep doesn't look like this now

An Australian champion sheep shearer has set an unofficial world record after…

BEACH ball pit at National Building Museum

Volunteers sought to move D.C.'s giant ball pit

The National Building Museum rode the waves of a hit summer attraction with its…

Baby ultrasound

Pregnant woman plans to use dolphin as midwife

A pregnant woman in Hawaii is planning to use a dolphin to assist in the birth of…

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