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Apple

iPads won't be stuffing stockings this year

The way tablet sales are slumping, there's almost a better chance you'll get three French hens or two turtle doves than an iPad this Christmas.

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Apple now worth a whopping $700 billion

In the exclusive club of the world's most valuable companies, Apple is king. And its crown just added more bling.

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Apple taps Bono again -- for charity

A few months after Apple gave away a U2 album, angering some of the grumpiest folks on iTunes, the company is teaming up with frontman Bono again -- this time for charity.

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istock

10 signs you are addicted to your smartphone

They say the first step to overcoming a problem is realizing you have one in the first place.

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T-Mobile changes data throttling notification

T-Mobile will start letting you know when it's slowing down your data speeds.

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Philae: Bouncing into a life-saving shelter?

It flew for 10 years, crossed millions of miles of space, bounced over the surface of a comet and returned heaps of data ... and then quietly faded away.

The little spacecraft Philae that has captured the imagination of thousands with endearing tweets...

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'Regin' malware described as 'groundbreaking and almost peerless'

Experts don't know where it came from, and aren't quite sure what it does.

But they do know this: a newly-uncovered cybersecurity threat wasn't your typical credit-card stealing operation. It appears to be a government spying tool, and is "groundbrea...

Google

Google

Google: You can pay as little as $1 to see fewer ads

You can pay as little as $1 to turn off ads on some of your favorite websites.

Comcast

Comcast to let customers track technicians

Comcast, a company known and reviled for its customer service horror stories, it trying out a new app that will allow customers to track and rate its technicians.

In a blog post, Comcast said it will begin trials in the suburbs of Boston that will sen...

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China lifts ban on Facebook for select few

Blink and you'll miss it: Facebook is unbanned in China for three days.

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Next Glass

App takes guessing out of wine buying

For most of us, wine remains a big mystery.

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Best Buy

Best Buy tells Amazon: Take that!

In the battle against the almighty Amazon, Best Buy just booked a win for the brick and mortar team.

The retailer reported Thursday that it nearly doubled its third quarter profit over last year as American consumers helped drive a bump in comparable...

Environmental Headlines

air pollution

Polluting factories cost Europe $235 billion

Air pollution costs Europe up to $235 billion a year -- roughly the GDP of…

One man's efforts to rescue killer whales

After sprinting for more than an hour up the Puget Sound, a group of migrant killer…

Senate votes on Keystone pipeline 2

US Senate kills Keystone pipeline bill

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the…

Global warming, climate change

US sending $3B to fight climate change

The United States will commit $3 billion to a fund that helps poor nations cope with…

Mitch McConnell

Top Republicans slam U.S.-China climate deal

Top Congressional Republican leaders quickly criticized the U.S.-China climate…

Obama, Xi Jinping

US, China reach historic climate change deal

In a historic climate change deal, U.S. President Barack Obama and Chinese President…

Local Headlines

Santa Barbara Zoo Thanksgiving

Zoo Animals Enjoy Thanksgiving Treats

It's Thanksgiving week and people have turkey on their minds, but you can't forget…

Local Non-Profit Hopes to Boost Eco-Tourism

Local Nonprofit Partners with Businesses to Showcase Marine Protected Areas

The Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is raising awareness about an ecotourist destination…

Solvang Council Seeks New Location for Water Treatment Plant

The City of Solvang must build a new water treatment plant in order to comply with…

Cancer Society Gala Honors Oncology Nurses

Cancer Society Gala Honors Oncology Nurses in Santa Barbara and Ventura

The Riviera Ball held Saturday night at Bacara Resort Saturday night honored…

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Carpinteria City Council Re-thinking Oil and Gas Zoning

Carpinteria City Council members are considering future zoning plans for areas known…

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Activists Plan Local Ferguson Decision Protest

Local activists plan to hold a peaceful protest in the wake of the Grand Jury…

What's Right

$1 Million Donation Presented by Montecito Bank and Trust to 184 Nonprofit Groups

$1 Million Donation Presented by Montecito Bank and Trust to 184 Nonprofit Groups

184 nonprofit groups have been given a generous holiday gift as the Thanksgiving…

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat For Humanity Dedicates New Housing Site

Habitat for Humanity held a dedication ceremony for the newest affordable homes…

Kaylan Ouerbacker

Ventura 11-Year-Old Now Nation's Youngest Eagle Scout

An 11-year old Ventura boy became the youngest-ever Eagle Scout in a ceremony over…

Four Churches Donate Over 600 Turkeys and Chickens for Thanksgiving

Four Montecito churches combined their efforts over the weekend to help those in…

St Vincent s Annual Fashion Show and Luncheon

Luncheon & Fashion Show Benefits Santa Barbara County Families

It was all about food and fashion Saturday to help raise money to support families…

Cuesta College Received $20 Thousand Grant

Cuesta College Receives $20,000 Grant

Cuesta College students will benefit from a $20,000 grant recently awarded by…

Irresistible Headlines

Santa Barbara Zoo Thanksgiving

Zoo Animals Enjoy Thanksgiving Treats

It's Thanksgiving week and people have turkey on their minds, but you can't forget…

Cal Poly Drone Team Soars High at Competition

Cal Poly's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) "SkyBarge" came in second place at the 22nd…

Bus runs on human waste

This bus runs on human waste

The A4 bus service from Bristol to Bath in the United Kingdom might as well be…

Stuffed Winnie the Pooh

Town nixes naming park for Pooh due to gender

Town officials in Tuszyn, Poland, are against naming a playground after…

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Super sad bicyclist just wanted some Taco Bell

A Florida bicyclist who wanted some late-night Taco Bell ends up in jail.

Meredith s Weekend Picks 8-15-14

Fun Things for You This Weekend!

Lot of fun events are going on in your neighborhoods this weekend.  First Alert…

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