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iPhone 6 sales fuel Apple's second-best quarter

Apple just posted its second-best quarter ever -- and it didn't even have the holiday shopping season to help.

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Google and Facebook help locate Nepal survivors

People searching for their loved ones in Nepal can turn to Google and Facebook.

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How earthquakes are measured

Earthquakes are measured using seismographs, which monitor the seismic waves that travel through the Earth after an earthquake strikes.

Scientists used the Richter Scale for many years but now largely follow the "moment magnitude scale," which the U....

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Android robot urinates on Apple logo in Google Maps

In the outskirts of Rawalpindi, a Pakistani city less than 10 miles southwest of Islamabad, is what appears to be a park in the shape of an Android robot peeing on an Apple logo.

At least, that's what shows up if you look up Rawalpindi in Google Maps.

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Japanese companies tests robots in workplace

A crowd gathers near the entrance of Tokyo's upscale Mitsukoshi Department Store, which traces its roots to a kimono shop in the late 17th century.

Fitting with the store's history, the new greeter wears a traditional Japanese kimono while delivering ...

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Hubble Space Telescope turns 25

It's up there right now -- flying about 340 miles over the Earth and circling us every 97 minutes. It's a telescope -- in the sky. Just think about that for a bit. It's called the Hubble Space Telescope.

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Comcast says it's over: It won't try to merge with Time Warner Cable

It's over. Comcast formally withdrew from its pending $45 billion merger with Time Warner Cable on Friday morning -- after the companies failed to convince regulators the deal would be good for consumers.

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Microsoft: The post-Windows company?

Who cares about Windows 10? Microsoft might not even need it.

That's an exaggeration, but Microsoft keeps finding new ways to prove that it is built to survive the "post-PC" world.

Sales of Windows tanked last quarter, falling 19% for business customer...

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Son of Hubble to peer back in time

If you're hunting for the earliest galaxies and clues about potential life on other planets you are going to need a very big mirror and a golf ball of gold.

They are both necessary for the construction of The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), intende...

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Japan space agency aims for the moon by 2018

Japan's space agency announced this week that the country would put an unmanned rover on the surface of the moon by 2018, joining an elite club of nations who have explored Earth's satellite.

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA), divulged th...

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YouTube marks 10 years by opening new studios

On the 29th floor of Roppongi Hills, an upscale Tokyo high-rise full of offices, restaurants and residences, two actors in kimonos sit on a tatami mat and glare at each other as artificial smoke billows around them.

It's been a long day of filming "Th...

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Google launches 'Project Fi' wireless service

Google on Wednesday announced Project Fi, a new cell phone service that will compete with AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint. Project Fi is like any other wireless service, except for a few notable differences.

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Obama prepares for immigration speech

Obama heads to Florida to talk climate

President Barack Obama ventured into the South Florida Everglades on Wednesday to…

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New York City's bold plan to end garbage

In a city famous for giant, steaming piles of trash, the new plan is to have nearly…

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Warm Pacific water threatens marine life

Marine life seen swimming in unusual places. Water temperatures warmer than they…

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Obama to push climate agenda in Everglades

President Barack Obama on Wednesday plans to visit the Everglades --- the South…

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'Goopy, mushy' jellyfish invade West Coast beaches

Otherworldly goo lumps in blue and purple speckled beaches in Oregon and Washington…

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U.S. could be energy independent within four years

The United States could be energy independent in as little as four years, according…

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Local Man Heads To Nepal To Help After Earthquake

A Santa Barbara man who grew up in Kathmandu will so head back to his home country…

Vandals Start Dumpster Fire, Northside Little League Building Damaged

A Little League building in Santa Maria is still standing after a fire scorched it…

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Vandals Flatten Tires on Several Vehicles in Santa Barbara

Several cars had flat tires Sunday in Santa Barbara and police are investigating.

Elderly Woman Found Dead in Montecito House Fire

The Montecito Fire Protection District says an elderly woman was found dead near a…

Health Department Releases Update On Santa Barbara Doctor Investigation

As the Santa Barbara County Health Department continues its investigation into Dr.…

Rep. Lois Capps' Daughter Won't Seek Mom's Seat

The daughter of retiring congresswoman Lois Capps has decided not to seek her…

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Goleta Women Crochet For Local Charities

Fifty women from Goleta and Santa Barbara gather weekly to crochet and knit items…

Legally Blonde The Music This Weekend at Dos Pueblos

Musical Version of Legally Blonde Performed This Weekend

Are you a fan of Legally Blonde?
Students at Dos Pueblos High School are bringing it…

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Neal Taylor Nature Center Helped with Cachuma Trout Derby Turnout

Even with Cachuma Lake down due to the drought, interest in catching prize winning…

Band Dancers Perform For 5 000 Elementary Students

Band, Dancers Perform For 5,000 Elementary Students

Nearly 5,000 elementary school student were treated to a special show at the Santa…

Oxnard Police Partner With Local Non-Profit to Help Mixteco Community

The Oxnard Police Department announced a partnership with the Mixteco/Indigena…

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Protect Yourself From Identity Theft By Shredding Old Documents

It is almost time for Community Shred Day. NewsChannel 3 is teaming up with Union…

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Donkey birth surprises university

A surprise birth is adding to the herd at a University of Rhode Island farm.

Local Chef to Compete in National Burger Recipe Contest

Santa Barbara Businessman Named Finalist in Burger Competition

Santa Barbara's own Scott Wallace advances to the finals in the Budweiser Bud and…

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Liberland: Can newest micronation succeed?

It would have made Thomas Jefferson proud. Established on the birthday of the…

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Android robot urinates on Apple logo in Google Maps

In the outskirts of Rawalpindi, a Pakistani city less than 10 miles southwest of…

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Woman hits Venezuelan president with mango

How would you get your nation's president to hear you out? Put your name and number…

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Cops: Burglar tries escape on stolen wheelchair

A man's escape attempt via electric wheelchair was cut short by police in San Diego…

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