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Company says may or may not make high-tech toy

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Google files patent for creepy teddy bear

Remember Teddy, the super-computer toy, from the film "Artificial Intelligence?" Well, Google might be making one. This week the company filed a patent for a toy that can control other Wi-Fi-connected devices.

Facebook on phone

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Selling your Android phone? Don't. It keeps your data.

If you recently sold your old Android phone, chances are your text messages, emails, pictures and Facebook key are still in there, even if you wiped its memory clean.

A new study by computer researchers at the University of Cambridge shows that "facto...

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YouTube gets more lifelike

YouTube live-streams just got more lifelike.

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China to explore 'dark side' of the moon

China is considering landing a spacecraft on the moon's "dark side" in 2020 -- a mission, which, if successful, would make it the first country to do so, state media reports.

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Google fixes n-word Maps problem for most users

Google has fixed an issue with its Google Maps search function, which previously led people to The White House if they searched for variations of the n-word with the word house.

A Twitter user first discovered the problem Tuesday afternoon.

On Thursday...

Tablets Handed Out By Santa Maria Area High Schools

In an effort to promote access to technology, Santa Maria Joint Union High School District distributes more than 5600 Dell tablets to students for personal and educational use.

Car airbags gone off

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How airbags (should) work

With the news about Takata's airbag recall over a defect that has been blamed for at least six deaths, it's important to remember that airbags have saved many thousands of lives since they were first introduced in the 1970s.

In front crashes, airbags ...

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Secret space plane, solar sail take off

The Air Force's mysterious space plane is back above the Earth -- along with Bill Nye's solar sail.

Delta plane

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Delta Air Lines grounds travel websites

Some leading travel websites are a no-fly zone as far as Delta is concerned.

Delta is shutting out sites like TripAdvisor from accessing its information on fares and scheduling, making it difficult for travelers to compare prices and get the best deal...

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YouTube under fire for adult content in kids app

A video explains how to tie a noose, play with matches or taste battery acid. There are cartoons dubbed over with obscenities, an introduction to wine tasting, and beer commercials.

Consumer groups have dug up these adult-themed videos buried among th...

St. Louis, Gateway Arch, blurb size

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St. Louis Fed hit with hack

Visitors to parts of the St. Louis Federal Reserve's website last month were sent to phony sites that could be used to steal their personal information.

The hack targeted the St. Louis Fed's Web servers -- not the Fed branch itself or its website.

Thi...

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Oil spill cleanup

California oil spill: Officials step up inquiries

Authorities intensified their response Friday to this week's Santa Barbara oil spill…

California oil spill

'Aggressive' cleanup after California spill

Oil pipeline company officials said Wednesday that as many as 105,000 gallons of…

BP oil spill 2011

Reports: Settlement reached with Gulf oil spill rig owner

A $211 million settlement has been reached between the owner of the Deepwater…

Larsen B ice shelf

NASA: 10,000-year-old ice shelf gone by 2020

One of the last remaining sections of Antarctica's Larsen B Ice Shelf is…

Low water levels expected to become more common

Record highs highlight rising global temperatures

New climate change records have come along to remind us that Earth's thermostat is…

Arctic drilling

Obama administration OKs Arctic drilling

The Obama administration, citing "rigorous safety standards" and a long review…

Local Headlines

PInk and Jeff Bridges team up to kick off summer meals

Pink And Jeff Bridges Kick Off Summer Meal Program

Major star power kicked off this summer's free meal program for children in need of…

Pipeline history explains reason for no shut off valve

Past Pipeline Owner Fought Against Shut-Off Valve

Plains All-American Pipeline workers were about 25 miles away when a pressure…

Animals Exposed to Oil Treated at San Pedro Clinic

Birds covered in oil were taken to a treatment facility in San Pedro for cleaning by…

HASKELL S BEACH OIL

Oily Sea Lion Found Alive on Coal Oil Point Beach With Possible Impacts from Refugio Spill

As rescue workers continue efforts to help wildlife affected by the Refugio Beach…

Semi Truck Catches Fire

Fire Snarls Santa Barbara Holiday Weekend Traffic

Highway 101 traffic is backed up in Santa Barbara due to a semi truck on fire near…

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FLOWER EMPOWER LUNCHEON

Summerland Hosts Annual Flower Empower Luncheon

NewsChannel 3's own Shirin Rajaee and Alan Rose were invited to M.C. the 5th annual…

Red Cross Heroes Breakfast

Red Cross Breakfast Honors Local Heroes

The American Red Cross of Santa Barbara County hosted its first-ever Heroes…

Cooking Up Dreams to benefit local at-risk children

Chefs to "Cook Up Dreams" At New Culinary Competition

You're invited to a new event in Santa Barbara that will tickle your taste-buds and…

Red Cross Hereos Breakfast Preview

Red Cross to Celebrate Community Heroes Thursday

This week you can help celebrate our local, every day heroes at a special event in…

Isla Vista Tribute Garden To Fallen Shooting Victims

Isla Vista Garden Remembers Massacre Victims

The Isla Vista Love and Remembrance Garden at People's Park needs your help to bloom.

Wallace Dawson Funeral Service

Community Comes Together To Honor Sgt. Wallace Dawson

After 64 years Sgt. Wallace Dawson, who was a prisoner of the Korean War has finally…

Irresistible Headlines

PInk and Jeff Bridges team up to kick off summer meals

Pink And Jeff Bridges Kick Off Summer Meal Program

Major star power kicked off this summer's free meal program for children in need of…

Man grabs driver, turns him over to police

Pedestrian halts suspect in low-speed chase; LAPD cuffs him, too

Halt! A pedestrian stopped a motorist evading California police Friday evening by…

Police car with emergency lights on

Sword-wielding man robs Dunkin' Donuts

A man wearing black tights, a pink wig and wielding a small sword robbed a suburban…

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Flying feces ruins Sweet 16

A Sweet 16 birthday party quickly turned sour after flying feces rained down on the…

Tiger

Stuffed tiger prompts 911 call

A giant -- and very realistic looking -- stuffed animal prompted some panic in…

Ambulance

Man rescued after 4 days in storm drain

A man stuck four days in a storm drain in Nashville, Tennesee was rescued, according…

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