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Can levitating appliances be far off?

Ger Jansen is puzzling about how to fit a windshield. His problem is not installing it in a car, but hanging the glass in thin air and keeping it hovering for a prolonged display.

This is a fairly typical challenge for the Dutch engineer, who along w...

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Mercedes asks Twitter to solve driver rivalry

Mercedes' Formula One team is facing a million dollar question -- and it has decided to ask the audience.

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Slow Comcast speeds were costing Netflix customers

Why did Netflix pay Comcast to stream its videos faster? Because Netflix was losing customers.

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From Google

Google reveals secret drone delivery tests

Amazon is trying it. UPS has considered it. Ice fishermen in Minnesota used it to get beer. Yelp created one just for burritos. Google is the latest company to branch out into delivery by drone, it revealed Thursday.

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8 must-have travel apps

Whether you've got wanderlust or an airline grievance, here are some apps to pack onto your phone.

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Massive bank hack: What you need to know

Hackers have managed to break into seven of the top 15 banks. Here's what you need to know.

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Apple sets event for Sept. 9

Apple has set Sept. 9 as the date for a big announcement.

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For Apple, will bigger be better?

After ceding the smartphone and tablet size war to competitors like Samsung for the past few years, it appears Apple had finally decided that bigger is better.

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FBI investigating hacking attack on JPMorgan

The FBI is investigating hacking attacks on multiple American banks, including one against JPMorgan Chase that caused a data breach, according to a U.S. official familiar with the probe.

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Solar system surrounded by a big gas bubble

Ever feel like you live in a bubble?

You do. We all do.

Our whole solar system appears to, say space scientists, who published work last month corroborating its existence.

And, oh, what a bubble it is: About 300 light years long (about 1,764,000,000,00...

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Time Warner Cable comes back from nationwide Internet outage

Time Warner Cable, one of the nation's largest cable and broadband providers, suffered an unusual nationwide Internet outage early Wednesday morning, sparking new complaints about the company's service.

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Apple may unveil iWatch on September 9 -- report

Tick-tock! Clear up some space on your wrist. It might finally be iWatch time on September 9.

Influential tech new site Re/code reported Wednesday that Apple may unveil a wearable device next month at the same event where it is expected to debut the ...

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Weird sea critters invade West Coast beaches

Thousands of strange sea creatures are washing ashore on California beaches,…

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Mexico puts out the welcome mat for Big Oil

Mexico's landmark energy reform -- so long in the making -- is starting to take…

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Gulf 'dead zone' is the size of Connecticut

The Gulf of Mexico has a "dead zone" the size of the state of Connecticut.

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NASA unveils 'global selfie' made on Earth Day

If you thought Ellen's Oscars selfie packed in a lot of people, check out NASA's…

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Drones harass wildlife, bother visitors at Zion National Park

Volunteers at Zion National Park saw a remote-controlled drone flying close to a…

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New 'super roach' can survive in cold

New York residents are used to pesky, fearless and quick cockroaches invading…

Local Headlines

Road blocked near Santa Maria Courthouse

Grenade Safely Removed From Courthouse Parking Lot

The Santa Maria Police Department blocked two roads near the Courthouse as a safety…

Paralyzed Extreme Water Sports Enthusiasts Selling Calendars to Raise Money for Rehabilitation

A photographer and former extreme water sports junkie, once strangers have now…

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Bill to Ban Plastic Bags Heads to Gov. Jerry Brown

Lawmakers narrowly approved a plastic bag ban on Friday.  The Senate approved the…

Watch Friday Football Focus - Week One

Did you miss the clip of your favorite player or just want to watch the highlights…

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Memorial For Brothers Held At Junior High School

Classmates took part in a memorial at La Colina Junior High after school Friday.

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Customers Spared in Lazy Acres Market Car Crash

A small Mercedes Benz sedan ended up at the front doors of the Lazy Acres Market in…

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Paralyzed Extreme Water Sports Enthusiasts Selling Calendars to Raise Money for Rehabilitation

A photographer and former extreme water sports junkie, once strangers have now…

Father/daughter duo spend summer volunteering

Father/Daughter Pair Learn Valuable Lessons Outside Classroom

While many students took the summer break to vacation and enjoy the time off from…

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Westmont College Staffers Take The Ice Bucket Challenge

Westmont College President Gayle Beebe took part in the ALS ice bucket challenge…

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Through Tragedy The Community of Goleta Comes Together

Police continue to investigate a homicide in Goleta, following the tragedy, a group…

Scholarships Help Kids Go To Summer Camp

A local outdoor ranch camp invites hundreds of kids to their site every year and…

Zodos Bowling nominates school for $1000 grant

Isla Vista Elementary Recieves Grant For New School Year

A Santa Barbara County elementary school is getting a little extra financial help…

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Russian bank offers cats with mortgages

Would you like a cat with that mortgage? Russia's biggest bank, Sberbank, is…

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99 cans of beer in a pack

Texas brewery Austin Beerworks is doing its part to "keep Austin weird" by releasing…

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Feral cat forces elementary school to close

A feral cat that's terrorizing students has forced an elementary school in Maryland…

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PD: Mom hung up on missing child call to strip

A Florida mother is accused of hanging up on a phone call with police about her…

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The people who create their own 'countries'

Scotland will next month decide in a referendum whether it wants to go it alone as…

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Cops: Meth suspects threw toilet at imagined attackers

Three people in Florida were so high on meth that police say they imagined their…

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