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Google's plan to kill passwords

Google is moving along quickly with its plans to kill off the traditional password.

Google batte with Oracle

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Billions at stake in Google's battle with Oracle

Here's the $9 billion question: If a software company puts a free tool online, do developers need the company's permission to use it?

A jury is currently deliberating that crucial point in a landmark court case between Google and Oracle.

The case focus...

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U.S. using floppy disks to run nuclear program

Want to launch a nuclear missile? You'll need a floppy disk.

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Google is taking its self-driving cars to Detroit

Google has tested its self-driving cars in states like Nevada, Washington and Arizona. Locals near its home base in Mountain View, California, have become accustomed to seeing teeny cars that look like a koala at stoplights.

NASA to inflate habitat

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NASA to inflate habitat at space station

The International Space Station is about to get a little bigger.

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Bendable smartphone comes with a catch

A small Chinese startup says it's about to unveil a smartphone that can bend all the way around your wrist.

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Doctor uses iPad to conduct surgery

In countries ravaged by conflict, providing international medical expertise on the ground can be almost impossible.

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Twitter will stretch its 140-character limit

Twitter says it's stretching the iconic 140-character limit on tweets, taking @names and images out of the count.

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GoPro surges after Red Bull invests in it

Good news for all you Tony Hawk wannabees with a camera strapped to your head and an energy drink in one hand while you skateboard down the half pipe.

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Can BuzzFeed News survive the shift to video?

Early last year, BuzzFeed CEO Jonah Peretti wrote a blog post titled "Why BuzzFeed Does News," a battle cry for journalism that had the unintended effect of unnerving some members of the news division.

By then, BuzzFeed News had been humming for three...

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Snapchat could soon be worth more than $20 billion

Snapchat could be soon be valued at north of $20 billion. That is, if investors bite.

Snapchat looks to be seeking at least $200 million in new funding, according to a filing provided by VC Experts, which shows the company authorized 7.5 million new ...

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Google's Paris offices raided by police in tax probe

French police raided Google's offices in Paris Tuesday, looking for evidence of money laundering and tax evasion.

Environmental Headlines

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Senators tell feds to stay out of school bathrooms

A group of Republican senators rejected the Obama Administration's guidelines on…

Fireball flashes through Maine sky

Fireball flashes across New England sky

For a few seconds, the sky over Portland, Maine, lit up as a giant fireball flashed…

Plastic bottles into clothes

Company turns 4 billion plastic bottles into clothes

Some 400,000 college students will accept diplomas this year while wearing gowns…

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2016 hottest year yet as April smashes record

Another month, another climate worry.

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Five Solomon islands swallowed by the sea

Rising sea levels that submerge entire islands were supposed to be a distant…

Devils Hole

Rare fish dead after drunken rampage

Did a skinny-dipper who broke into a Nevada wildlife refuge kill one of the world's…

Local Headlines

Adults Relieving Stress at New Santa Maria Library Coloring Program

A new coloring program at the Santa Maria Public Library is designed to let adult…

ELECTION 2016 Bernie Sanders Rally Set For Ventura College

ELECTION 2016: Bernie Sanders Rally Set For Ventura College Today

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is campaigning in Ventura County Thursday…

Wanted man arrested after chase in Nipomo

Parolee spotted sleeping in car. He ran away and was arrested in a residential yard.

Next Generation Cell Towers Coming to Area Near You

Cellular providers scrambling to keep up with demand from mobile devices.

Some crimes up with lower level thieves

Store Owners and Residents Toughen Up as Small Crimes Spike

Penalties have gone down for some crimes in California and statistics show a spike…

Santa Barbara-Based Apeel Sciences Mission To End Hunger

Santa Barbara-Based Apeel Sciences' Mission To End Hunger

Apeel Sciences in Santa Barbara is just weeks away from selling its first batch of a…

What's Right

Sheriff's Deputies Serve up Food for Special Olympics

The Tip a Cop dinner at Petrini's Italian Restaurant in Goleta raised money for the…

Brianna Hammond Runs with a Purpose

Westmont College Alum Running Ultramarathon to Benefit Kids in DR Congo

Brianna Hammond is getting kids sponsored as she trains for 56 mile run

Happy Body Shop invites apprentices to work this summer

Auto Shop Partners With Santa Barbara High School

A local body shop is taking on high school apprentices.

(img1)VIDEO: CanoeMobile Makes a Splash in Local Waters

CanoeMobile Makes a Splash in Local Waters

The CanoeMobile has made a splash in local waters where it was used in four outings…

Wacky Solstice Servers

Dine Out for Solstice at Pascucci Raises Money for Upcoming Celebration

Wacky servers were at every turn Thursday night for the annual Dine Out for Solstice…

Cinco de Mayo Continues at Harding School

Continue Cinco de Mayo Celebrations Friday Evening

You can continue Cinco de Mayo celebrations tonight and help raise money to benefit…

Irresistible Headlines

Adults Relieving Stress at New Santa Maria Library Coloring Program

A new coloring program at the Santa Maria Public Library is designed to let adult…

Sheep or lamb on farm

Sheep eat cannabis plants, terrorize town

A group of sheep in South Wales are stirring up trouble after officials suspect they…

Starbucks Opens Military Family Store in Port Hueneme

Starbucks is designating its Port Hueneme Starbucks in the Mandalay Village…

Wednesday Marks 20 Years Since Cal Poly Student Kristin Smart Went Missing

Wednesday marked 20 years since the Cal Poly student went missing. The San Luis…

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Customs officers find meth hidden in burritos

An Arizona woman was arrested Friday after U.S. Customs and Border Protection found…

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Bees chase car for 2 days to rescue queen

A swarm of bees tracked down an SUV in which its queen bee was trapped inside.

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