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Jim Castel/CNN

Buying a laptop? Here's how to make sense of Intel's new Core chips

Kids are going back to school and Microsoft released a new version of Windows. That means it's officially laptop buying season.

Buying a new laptop is difficult. You have to choose between a dozen or so computer brands, each with its own multiple lin...

new Google logo

Google

Here's Google's new logo

Google's logo just went bigger in order to look better smaller.

Silk Road

FBI

Former fed in Silk Road case stole $820,000 in bitcoins

A second former federal agent in the Silk Road case has admitted to stealing $820,000 worth of bitcoins while hunting for the Dread Pirate Roberts, federal prosecutors say.

Apple

David Goldman/CNNMoney.com

More than 225,000 iPhone accounts hacked

Hackers have stolen more than 225,000 Apple accounts from iPhone customers.

Mars Panorama

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University

Life on Mars? Depends how you see these pics

For most of us Earthlings, the photos of Mars taken by the Curiosity rover reveal little more than a desolate red landscape inhabited mostly by rocks. Lots and lots of rocks.

iMac

From Apple

Apple's next pursuit: Its own original programming?

Is Apple about to enter the world of original programming, and if so, what sort of programming is it pursuing?

Those questions are swirling in media circles after a Monday night report from Variety, a Hollywood news fixture, that Apple is exploring su...

New Horizons completed fly-by of Pluto

NASA

Pluto probe gets new assignment

Where do you go after Pluto? To PT1 of course!

NASA has picked the next target for New Horizons, the piano-sized spacecraft that took those amazing photos of Pluto in July when it became the first probe to fly by.

Mission scientists want New Horizons...

Google Chrome

Google to kill single most annoying thing about browsing the Web

You know that panicked feeling when you've got a zillion browser tabs open, and one of them starts blaring music?

Instagram

Jacque Wilson/CNN

Instagram breaks out of the square

After five years of square-shaped tyranny, Instagram will finally allow users to post portrait and landscape photos and videos.

The Facebook-owned photo-sharing tool announced the change Thursday morning. To start posting photos in their original sha...

Facebook page

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Facebook hits 1 billion users in a single day

Facebook hit an unprecedented benchmark: 1 billion users in a single day.

Apple WWDC 2011

Apple to make (iPhone 6S?) announcement on September 9

The invitations have arrived. Apple's will hold a press event in San Francisco on Wednesday, September 9, at which it is widely expected to debut its new generation of iPhones.

Microsoft Windows 10

Microsoft

Windows 10 downloaded 75 million times

Windows 10 is now running on an astounding 75 million PCs.

Environmental Headlines

Obama climate change

Obama condemns climate change deniers

Seeking to lend urgency to his climate agenda, President Barack Obama warned Monday…

Mt. McKinley

Obama to rename tallest U.S. peak

To hear the White House describe Alaska, the state has become the canary in the…

Jellyfish traveled through Suez Canal

Jellyfish 'invading' Med through Suez Canal

Swarms of stinging jellyfish have invaded the beaches of Israel and the eastern…

Expert: Expect sea levels to rise 3 feet

It was less than two years ago that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change…

Gray wolf

California may see return of wolf population

California's lone wolf might not be so lonely anymore.

Cameras recorded the existence…

Rupert Murdoch, Wendi Deng Murdoch

Murdoch: Climate change "alarmist nonsense"

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch took to Twitter Wednesday night to weigh in on the recent…

Local Headlines

Speed Limit Lowered on Hwy 246 in Santa Ynez Valley

2.3 mile stretch reduced from 55 to 45 mph.

OIL TRAIN MEETING

Proposed Oil Train Gets Sticky Response from Santa Barbara County

A long, frequent oil train along our local coast did not get a flowing amount of…

Haggen Suing Albertsons for More Than $1 Billion in Damages

Haggen, the Washington state based grocer, is suing Albertsons LLC and Albertsons…

Family of Slain Cal Poly Graduate Suing Authorities in San Francisco

The family of a former Cal Poly student is suing authorities in San Francisco.…

Erin Brockovich Speaks Out Against Nipomo's Water Transition to a Chloramine System

Comments posted by well-known environmental activist Erin Brockovich on her Facebook…

Tyler James Ostertag

UPDATE: Teen Dies After Stabbing Outside Camarillo Taco Bell, Suspect Caught

The 16-year-old stabbing victim involved in an altercation outside a Camarillo Taco…

What's Right

Carpinteria Teens Paint Mural of City's 50th Anniversary Logo

Carpinteria teens have created a mural to celebrate the city’s 50th anniversary.

St Vincent s Santa Barbara Golf Tournament A Success

Annual Golf Fundraiser Brings in $125,000

Golfers teed off for a worthy cause Monday.

The 'Odyssey Project' Helps Youth From Los Prietos Boys Camp

UC Santa Barbara Theater Arts Department and the Los Prietos Boys Camp are teaming…

SURF AND SUDS

Surf 'N Suds in Carpinteria Also Helps Student Scholarship Fund

Some of the proceeds from last weekends Trek Bikes of Ventura Surf 'N Suds craft…

Wish Granted For Santa Barbara Teen

Local Teen's Make-a-Wish Dream Comes True

A Santa Barbara teen living with Leukemia was granted a very special wish Wednesday…

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…

Irresistible Headlines

Harris Faulkner

Fox News anchor suing over rodent toy

A plastic hamster is raising the ire of a Fox News anchor, who said the toy,…

Cellphone Customers Jump Companies

Man sends nude selfie to HR rep who offered job

A 23-year-old from Chicago reportedly sent nude pictures of himself to the…

Police tape crime scene

Police: 2 ate meal, took selfies on boat while family slept

Police say two people were arrested after breaking into a boat in Connecticut to eat…

Atari 2600 video game system

New Mexico city finds buried treasure of Atari games

A long-buried copy of the infamous Atari game "E.T." is worth more than $1,500.

Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team Members Help Missing Hiker in The Sierra

Two members of the Santa Barbara County Sheriff's Search and Rescue Team (SBCSAR)…

Miley Cyrus MTV VMAs

Miley Cyrus releases 'Dead Petz' album

Miley Cyrus is a trip. Or is she on a trip?

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