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Military still dealing with cyberattack 'mess'

A key military email system remains offline, one week after a cyberattack that one Defense Department official described as "serious."

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'Failed star' displays powerful auroras

Astronomers for the first time have spotted an aurora outside of our solar system.

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From Apple

IOS 9 makes the iPhone a smarter smartphone

The trope used to be that Android was for nerds and iPhones were for technophobes.

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Primordial soup of compounds found on comet

Could life on Earth have been kick-started by a comet strike? A startling discovery by the Rosetta comet-chasing mission has added fresh evidence to suggest that it is possible.

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Facebook is now the world's most-used tech product

Think Facebook is passé? Think again.

At the end of June, nearly 1.5 billion people used Facebook at least once a month, the company reported on Wednesday. That's more than any other technology product in the world, including Microsoft's ubiquitous Wi...

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Samsung misjudged high demand for its smartphone

Oops! Samsung hasn't been making enough of their flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones.

Samsung experienced "supply difficulties from higher-than-expected market demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge," the company said in a statement released alongside their se...

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Courtesy Amazon

Amazon wants air space designated for drones

Amazon wants a piece of the sky.

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Google via CNN

Google Maps will help you avoid waiting in line

Don't you hate waiting in long lines? Google knows how you feel.

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YouTube's 'RAT,' or webcam slaving problem

It's never been easier to learn how to hack, according to a new report.

Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, has uncovered thousands of YouTube videos teaching wannabe hackers how to gain access to victims' webcams and computers.

One ...

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Twitter's Jack Dorsey: We know we must be easier to use

Twitter's main problem has been, in a nutshell: People who know how to use it, love it. Everyone else kind of scratches their heads.

Stoned App

Courtesy Bells Farm

How stoned are you? This app has the answer

You smoked and you're stoned. But how high are you? Now there's an app for that.

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Militarized AI arms race almost certain, says Hawking, others

A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms race could soon develop if preventative measures are not taken.

A global arms race is "virtua...

Environmental Headlines

Researchers say Africa's golden jackal really a wolf

Study yields new species: African golden wolf

The golden jackals found in Africa, Europe the Middle East and Asia have long been…

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Obama to unveil major climate change proposal

The Obama administration will unveil a major climate change plan Monday aimed at a…

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Nation's capital is sinking into the ocean

Washington, D.C., where the powers that reign over the United States reside, is…

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Google Street View cars will soon measure pollution

What if air pollution data were as readily available as transit directions or…

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AP: Protesters removed, icebreaker headed for Arctic

Greenpeace is looking at paying thousands of dollars in fines if protesters continue…

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Clinton pushes renewable energy with solar focus

Hillary Clinton pledged Sunday that as president she would put the United States on…

Local Headlines

Mixed Martial Arts Growing In Popularity

Mixed Martial Arts, A Fast-Growing Sport

The sport of mixed martial arts has grown from the early days of no-holds barred…

Growing Brush Fire Burning East of Santa Maria

Firefighters are on scene of a growing vegetation fire east of Santa Maria that…

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Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident in Morro Bay

At least one person was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on state Route 41 in…

One Person Killed in Reported Plane Crash Near Santa Paula

One person has been killed in a reported plane crash in the area of Lofus Canyon…

Sinkhole Shuts Down Several Streets in Santa Barbara

A medium-sized sinkhole at the intersection of Mission and State streets had Santa…

UPDATE: Police Confirm Identity of Santa Maria Teen Killed in Shooting

Santa Maria police are investigating a shooting Tuesday night that killed a man.

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Dancing With Our Community Stars at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Local Stars Dance for Charities At Oxnard Salsa Festival

The Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing With Our Community Stars including one of our…

Bacara Fundraiser Tonight

Fundraiser at the Bacara Resort Tonight

As part of the Dancing With Our Community Stars competition at the Oxnard Salsa…

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

A new permanent Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic is now up and running in Goleta.

Music Group From Ireland Preforms In Front Of Santa Barbara

Music Group From Ireland Preforms In Front Of Santa Barbara City Hall

A marching band from Ireland will be in the July 4th parade in Santa Barbara this…

Give Back at Joe s Crab Shack

Give Back at Joe's Crab Shack Today

If you enjoy lunch or dinner today at Joe's Crab Shack in Ventura, a portion of…

CADA Dine Out Event

Restaurants Team Up To Raise Money for Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Santa Barbara County’s largest one day 'dine out fundraiser' was held Tuesday. It…

Irresistible Headlines

Cal Fire SLO Firefighter Recovering After Paralyzing Injury

A Cal Fire San Luis Obispo firefighter is recovering at a Northridge rehabilitation…

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Cops: Grandma was getaway driver in robbery

A New Jersey grandmother was charged with possession of stolen property, after she…

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Rare blue moon comes Friday

If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a…

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Real-life Hulk picks up car, moves it from bike lane

A man moving a parked car out of a bike lane has gone viral, garnering nearly 5…

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Man serenades cops with banjo during standoff

Unsurprisingly, there were no requests for "Free Bird" during this impromptu…

Santa Barbara Police Officer Delights Transient With Surprise Jam Session

A Santa Barbara police officer stops a transient, but not for what you may think.

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