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Will Instagram shut down this 17-year-old's app?

It's a 17-year-old kid against a $35 billion company.

Los Angeles high school student Caleb Benn has developed an app called Uploader for Instagram, which is exactly what it sounds like. It allows users to upload photos to Instagram directly from thei...

Google Pac-Man

From Google

Pac-Man on Google Maps? Bring it on, fools!

Blinky and Pinky on the Champs Elysees? Inky and Clyde running down Broadway? Power pellets on the Embarcadero?

Amazon Dash

From Amazon

Amazon Dash: Never run out of toilet paper again

Amazon wants to make ordering its products as easy as a click of a button -- literally.

Apple store

Courtesy: Apple

Trade in your Android for an iPhone at Apple Stores

You can now trade in your non-iPhone smartphone at an Apple Store for a credit toward a new iPhone. Previously, Apple only accepted iPh...

iPad, apps

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This man bet $100K that there's a startup bubble

One man is betting $100,000 that there is -- in fact -- a tech bubble. But he's hardly an adamant bubble theorist.

NYC Skyscrapers

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Skyscrapers made from ...wood?

If the 20th century was the century of the skyscraper, then the 21st century is shaping up as the century of the "plyscaper."

Despite its historical reputation for great city fires -- London in 1666, the Great Chicago fire of 1871 and San Francisco in...

Kickstarter

Kickstarter

Pebble Time Kickstarter project raised $20.3 million

During its monthlong crowdfunding campaign, which ended 10 p.m. ET Friday, Pebble Time shattered two Kickstarter records -- fastest project to raise $1 million (49 minutes) and most raised ($20.3 million).

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Would pilotless planes make sense?

Would you be willing to fly on a plane with no pilot?

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Your iPhone could help lower medical bills

Your iPhone could save you time and money at the doctor's office. At least that's what doctors hope.

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Microsoft tells its contractors: Give workers paid time off

Microsoft wants its security guards, janitors and cooks to have paid time off.

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Gwen Sung

Livestream your life with this new app

If you haven't yet been asked by friends or co-workers to Meerkat, chances are you will soon.

Uber, car taxi service app

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The great tech debate: Are we in a bubble or not?

Y Combinator's Sam Altman is just the latest to sound off on what he thinks of that question: Is there, or isn't there, a tech bubble?

Environmental Headlines

Arctic sea ice

Shrinking Arctic sea ice sets record low

Although much of the United States has been shivering this winter, there's been…

Earth

Obama targets greenhouse gases

President Barack Obama, looking to bolster his legacy combating climate change, will…

Snow Geese talker

2,000 snow geese drop dead from the sky

Idaho wildlife officials have retrieved 2,000 dead snow geese that fell from the sky…

Goodyear tires

Goodyear tires could power electric cars

Goodyear has found a new way to power electric cars: the tires.

Pollution, smoke stacks

'Climate change' banned for Florida officials

Maybe if nobody says it, it won't happen.

That appears to be the policy of Florida…

Baby Bottle

Threat made to poison New Zealand infant formula

New Zealand police have revealed a threat to contaminate infant formula and other…

Local Headlines

Antique Trailer Stolen From Grover Beach Woman

A Grover Beach woman is asking for the public's help in tracking down her antique…

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Cesar Chavez Celebrated at Sanchez Elementary

Students at Sanchez Elementary School Celebrate Cesar Chavez Day

Teachers Collaborate On New Santa Maria Mural

A blank white wall inside the Santa Maria Joint Union High School District office…

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Santa Barbara County Fire Fighter Recruits Take Part in Ventilation Training

Safety  is on the minds of firefighters every step of the way,  and on Tuesday,…

Bank Robbery

A Carpinteria Bank is Robbed, Suspects Arrested

Santa Barbara County Sheriff's deputies arrested two Los Angeles residents in…

Goleta Road Work, Traffic Delays Expected

Commuters should expect some delays when accessing properties off of South Glen…

What's Right

RESTAURANT FUNDRAISER FOR JACOB

Fundraiser for Burned Boy Brings in $1000.

A spur-of-the-moment fundraiser by Pascucci restaurant in Santa Barbara has raised…

Santa Maria Students Raise Funds For LLS Patients

More than 50 ASB students from Santa Maria High School raised $3,737.15 during their…

March Madness Tournament Starts Today

Boys and Girls Club March Madness

It's March Madness fever at the Boys and Girls Club of Santa Barbara this weekend!

Pascucci s Restaurant Helps Teen

Pascucci's Restaurant Helps Fundraising for Burned Santa Barbara Teen

Help for a burned teenager in Santa Barbara through a special food certificate drive…

Fishing For Food Event Collects 1,400 Pounds Of Fish

Tuesday morning, 250 men and women took to the open water to catch fish for FOOD…

Another Wish Granted By Make-A-Wish

5-Year-Old's Wish to Visit Disney To Be Granted

A local five-year-old living with lymphoid leukemia found out his wish will come…

Irresistible Headlines

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Mom uses Facebook to apologize for daughters' rudeness

When Kyesha Smith Wood heard that her teen daughters were rude to another patron who…

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Police: Suspect jumps in river, can't swim

A theft suspect jumped in a river near Portland, Oregon to avoid arrest, but he did…

Sea Lion Pup Rescued From An Oxnard Industrial Plant

Channel Island Marine and Wildlife officials were called to New-Indy Containerboard…

Golf ball on rough

Loaded gun found in thrift store golf bag

For one golfer, a seven iron wasn't enough protection for any potential run-in with…

Gene Simmons KISS makeup

Gene Simmons, WWE team up for horror movies

With his KISS makeup on, frontman Gene Simmons always looked a little scary. So…

Big Mac thermals clothes

Sleep in, under, surrounded by Big Macs

A new product line from McDonald's will have you dreaming of Big Macs.

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