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How to keep Apple from charging you for Apple Music

Are you interested in Apple Music but worried about unwanted charges on your credit card? Here's how to turn off auto renew.

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Xiaomi

Xiaomi's next smartphone target: Brazil

Xiaomi is heading to Brazil to sell its smartphones outside Asia for the first time.

The Beijing-based company introduced its Redmi 2 phone on Tuesday in Sao Paulo, which will go on sale for 499 Brazilian real ($160) on July 7. Xiaomi phones sold in B...

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The Internet survived the leap second

This evening, a "leap second" threatened to wreak havoc across the Internet. But unlike the last leap second in 2012, the Internet continued on without a noticeable hitch.

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KGO, Apple, Facebook, music video

Apple Music is here: 5 things to know

Are you ready to rock?

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Greeks rush to bitcoin in lieu of euro

With bank doors slammed shut, frantic Greeks are turning to online trading platforms to see if the digital money Bitcoin is a better bet than the euro.

The world's largest Bitcoin exchanges tell CNNMoney they've seen a surge of business from Greece.

Te...

Gay pride rainbow flag, June 2015

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Facebook rainbow profiles used by 26 million

Rainbows spread quickly all over Facebook this weekend to celebrate the Supreme Court decision that legalized same-sex marriage.

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Emmanuel Tambakakis

Global markets spooked by looming 'leap second'

You won't even notice it -- it will literally pass by in a second. But markets around the world are frantically trying to avoid a leap second that threatens to disrupt global trading on Tuesday.

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NASA

SpaceX rocket explodes after launch

An unmanned rocket by Elon Musk's SpaceX on a resupply mission to the International Space Station exploded Sunday just minutes after launch.

It wasn't clear what caused the rocket, named Dragon, to fail. SpaceX will conduct an investigation overseen b...

Airbnb

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'Crazy money' - Airbnb valued at over $25 billion

The price tag keeps rising for hot startups. The latest is Airbnb, which is raising $1.5 billion, and scoring a valuation of $25.5 billion.

That's more than double what it was previously valued at, according to PrivCo.

It's an eye-popping valuation --...

New Mobile App Empowers Santa Barbara County Residents

The 'PulsePoint' mobile app is now available for residents throughout Santa Barbara County. It empowers citizens and off-duty professionals trained in CPR, by alerting them when a sudden cardiac arrest occurs in a public space in their immediate vicinity.

Internet

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These places have the slowest Internet in the country

Do you think your Internet is slow? That's nothing compared to what these folks are going through.

If you live in Chicago, and try to connect via AT&T from 4 p.m to 11 p.m., speeds for certain websites and Internet services are basically like dial-up ...

Sean Parker

Sean Parker: Music isn't 'winner take-all'

It's been more than a decade since Sean Parker, now a billionaire, blew up the music industry by co-founding Napster. Yet the industry is still going through a painful transition.

Environmental Headlines

EPA, clean air act

SCOTUS: EPA unreasonably interpreted the Clean Air Act

In a loss for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court ruled that the EPA…

California homeowners embracing grass-less yards

California drought: How greenbacks rip out green lawns

In drought-punished Southern California, with the unceremonious push of a steely…

Google energy

Google climbs into renewable energy with new plant

Out with the 20th century, in with the 21st.

Tesla Model S

Teslas hit the 1 billion mile mark

Telsa Model S owners have driven a total of one billion miles, the company said…

Northern white rhino Sudan is last male of his kind

A new mass extinction could be underway

Sixty-five million years ago, the dinosaurs disappeared in what's known as the…

More than 1 ton of contraband ivory figurines destroyed

U.S. crushes ton of ivory in Times Square

The message was crushingly loud and clear: Stop the illicit ivory trade. And to…

Local Headlines

Safe and Sane Concern Amid High Fire Danger

Local non-profits selling legal fireworks in select locations.

Man Sentenced To A Year Behind Bars For Animal Cruelty

A Santa Barbara man will spend a year in jail for abusing his girlfriend, and her…

High Speed Pursuit On U.S. 101 Ends in Santa Ynez Valley

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies found themselves in pursuit of two suspects…

Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater…

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

California Law Forces Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

Governor Jerry Brown signed the controversial SB 277 vaccine bill into law Tuesday,…

San Diego Couple's Final Wished Fulfilled After 75 Years of Marriage

According to their children, Jeannette and Alexander Toczko had a life long love…

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Malala Yousafzai

Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Malala Sells Out Arlington Theater

Cheers and happy tears could be heard from Santa Barbara’s Arlington Theater…

50 INSTRUMENTS 50 DAYS

50 Instruments Needed in Carpinteria for 50 Students by the 50th City Anniversary

The Carpinteria Middle School hopes to hear the sounds of music like never before…

Coast Guard Donates Blood

Blood Drive Taking Place in Santa Barbara Today

Did you know that by giving up just minutes of your time you can give someone the…

Kids Get Free Lunch Through 'Picnic In The Park'

The FoodBank of Santa Barbara County is stepping in to bridge the hunger gap through…

HOKA ONE ONE State Street Mile

Thousands Race In Santa Barbara's State Street Mile

It was off to the races in Santa Barbara Sunday morning for the 16th annual State…

San Marcos PE Class Increasing Fitness and Grades

Fitness, Grades & Self-Esteem Rising Through New San Marcos Accelerated PE Class

Teacher Chuckie Roth has seen tremendous success from his students who are in a…

Irresistible Headlines

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Grenade-shaped perfume bottle closes Ohio courthouse

A bottle of perfume shaped like a grenade caused a courthouse in Cincinnati to be…

Santa Barbara Fourth of July All-American Fireworks Celebration

Get ready for an unforgettable event as the City of Santa Barbara and its partners…

Police lights file

Man in wheelchair robs bank, gets away

A man in a wheelchair managed to evade authorities after robbing a bank of $1,200,…

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Confection craze: Watermelon bread trending in Taiwan

Watermelon's a great summer snack, but watermelon bread?

Celebrate Our Nation's Holiday On The Central Coast

Follow @SBFourth on Twitter for the latest updates on holiday events in the Santa…

Vehicle Collides With Oxnard Family's Home

Police are investigating why a vehicle crashed into the living room of an Oxnard…

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