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Facebook wants to bring back the chatroom

Remember in the late '90s when you would kill time in AOL and IRC chatrooms or post on Usenet? You'd strike up conversations with strangers about subjects you were all interested in, say "The X-Files," container gardening or The Fugees.

Facebook want...

Queen Elizabeth's first tweet

From Twitter/@BritishMonarchy

Queen joins social media age with 1st tweet

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.

Partial solar eclipse

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Partial solar eclipse happened Thursday

Maybe your mother told you it's not polite to stare.

It wasn't safe either, NASA said, for those who looked at Thursday's partial solar eclipse.

"Don't stare," NASA said. "Even at maximum eclipse, a sliver of sun peeking out from behind the Moon can s...

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen

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Paul Allen pledges $100 million to fight Ebola

Paul Allen, the Microsoft co-founder, has increased his commitment in the fight against Ebola to $100 million on Thursday.

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Courtesy Humanetics

Obese dummies key to preventing road deaths?

Car safety testing has come a long way since the days of dropping cadavers down unused elevator shafts in the 1930s.

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Facebook Communications

Zuckerberg, in Chinese Q&A, says Facebook has '11 mobile users'

To thunderous applause and astonishment from the Chinese audience, Mark Zuckerberg gave a 30-minute Q&A session at Beijing's Tsinghua University -- completely in Mandarin. So how did the Facebook CEO do? Well, he certainly gets an "A" for effort.

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Google unveils Inbox, a new app to fix email

How do you solve a problem like email? Google's Gmail team thinks it knows how: with a new app called Inbox.

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Ariana McLaughlin/CNN

Survey: 40% of Web users have been harassed

For the past 25 years, the Web has opened up unprecedented possibilities for human communication. But it has a dark side too -- sometimes, a very dark one.

Apple Pay

From Apple

Apple Pay is double charging some customers

Apple Pay was convenient, fast, and it seemingly worked without incident ... until I logged in and checked my debit card bill.

Hendo Hoverboards

Courtesy Hendo Hoverboard

It's here! The hoverboard (Well, sort of)

If you're looking for that cool gift to get your tech-savvy significant other this Christmas, here's a pretty attractive contender: a hoverboard.

PhotoMath

Courtesy Microblink

PhotoMath app solves equations for you

Say it with us: Kids today have it sooooo easy. A new smartphone app will do their math homework for them, provided it's not too complicated.

King Tut mask

Jon Bodsworth/Wikimedia Commons

King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' reveals surprise

King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.

Environmental Headlines

Solar eclipse

Partial solar eclipse on Thursday at sundown

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a…

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Beijing Marathon competitors brave smog

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing…

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DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

What do you get when you combine gorillas, Leonard DiCaprio and Netflix?

A hit, the…

Whole Foods

Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce…

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Grandmother brings relief to homes in Calif. drought

California's historic drought has finally delivered its ultimate devastation:…

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Lego ditches Shell after Arctic oil protests

Lego is set to ditch a 50-year relationship with Shell after coming under intense…

Local Headlines

Atascadero Man Arrested For Felony Assault In SLO

An Atascadero man is behind bars this morning after police say he punched another…

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Football Player In Trouble For Taking Down School Campaign Poster

Janet Hewitt said her son, Robert, told her after football practice last month that…

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Chris Mitchum Makes Third Congressional Run

Chris Mitchum entered the race with plenty of name recognition thanks to his movie…

Rep Lois Capps Sets Her Sights On 9th Term

Rep. Lois Capps Sets Her Sights On 9th Term

Lois Capps filled her late husband's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives  16…

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Phone Scam Targets Power Company Customers

The latest phone scam involves the fraudulent representation of a local agency we…

What's Right

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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Women's Honor Farm Quilt Donation

Inmates at the Women's Honor Farm in collaboration with Restorative Partners…

Variety United Raises Money For Casa Esperanza

'Variety United' Show Benefits Casa Esperanza

The Variety United show hit the stage at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara…

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Goleta-Based Nonprofit Sends Ebola Supplies to Guinea

Direct Relief, a Goleta-based humanitarian nonprofit organization, sent out its 19th…

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Hearts Therapeutic Needs New Donations for Horse Riding Program to Help Children and Adults

The Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center is expanding its facility and services…

Another Child s Wish Granted Through Make-A-Wish

Preteen Gets "Wish" Granted to Go to Big Apple

There are many things in life we take for granted but for some children, it's their…

Irresistible Headlines

Bus driver beats would-be purse snatcher

Bus driver beats crying thief with bat while driving

A would-be thief who tried to steal a woman's handbag on a bus wasn't fast enough,…

Baby

Thief steals 160,000 diapers from charity

Police say more than 160,000 diapers donated to a children's charity have been…

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Mystery surrounding missing Count Chocula solved

The cereal killer in Fort Collins has been found.

Ebola Halloween display

Texas man's Halloween decor inspired by Ebola

Ebola-themed Halloween decorations? That's the approach one Dallas-area man is…

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Oops: Man accidentally texts probation officer for pot

File this under 'Doh! A criminal in Georgia is headed back to jail after…

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Characters brawl on Hollywood Boulevard

Police are investigating a brawl that broke out between Mr. Incredible, Batgirl and…

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