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Microsoft: New Band gizmo can make you a 'better human'

Microsoft has launched a new smartwatch, and it makes some majorly lofty promises.

Antares rocket explodes, NASA rocket explodes

NASA

Antares operator blew up rocket

After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted Antares rocket, the company that operated the flight hit the destruct button, a spokesman said Thursday.

Tim Cook at Apple event

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Tim Cook comes out: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Apple CEO Tim Cook came out Thursday, acknowledging publicly for the first time that he is gay.

"Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," he wrote in a column in Bloomberg Businessweek...

Google Glass

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Movie theaters ban Google Glass, other wearables

That idea you had about bringing your Google Glass to the movie theater to surreptitiously record Ben Affleck bare all in "Gone Girl"? Don't even think about it, the movie industry says. It announced late Wednesday a "zero tolerance policy" towards wearable recording devices.

Plasma TVs

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The world is running out of plasma TVs

The last company to make plasma TV screens for U.S. consumers said this week that it would stop production of plasma sets in November. The widely expected announcement by LG has put the final nail in plasma TV's coffin.

online dating computer mouse

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Feds fine dating site for making fake profiles

Turns out I'm not actually that popular with the ladies of flirtcrowd.com. The Federal Trade Commission has fined UK-based JDI Dating for using fake, computer-generated profiles to trick users into upgrading to paid memberships.

Woman using computer, laptop

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Sign up for 'Wasting time on the Internet' 101

You can now get college credit for watching all those cat videos. The University of Pennsylvania is offering a class next semester titled "Wasting time on the Internet," in which students will "focus on the alchemical recuperation of aimless surfing into substantial works of literature."

Exploded rocket launch pad after

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Failure of rocket off Virginia investigated

Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email.

Antares rocket explodes, NASA rocket explodes

NASA

Will rocket failure affect space industry?

Orbital Sciences, which built the Antares rocket that exploded in a massive fireball Tuesday, described the explosion as a "catastrophic failure." It certainly looked like it. Will this failure also be a setback for the burgeoning private space industry?

Verizon Wireless

Rich Brooks/CNN

Verizon ad tech raises privacy concerns

Attention Verizon Wireless customers: you may be getting tracked online.

Apple Pay

From Apple

Apple Pay rival CurrentC just got hacked

Apple Pay rival CurrentC has been hacked.

Paycheck, check, payroll

iStock

Fraudsters use paycheck selfies to steal bank details

A word of advice to Instagram users: don't post selfies with your paychecks.

Environmental Headlines

Shrimp

Study: 30% of shrimp products misrepresented

You can barbecue it, boil it, broil it, bake it and saute it, but one of America's…

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Partial solar eclipse on Thursday at sundown

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a…

Beijing Marathon smog

Beijing Marathon competitors brave smog

If running a 42 kilometer foot race was not tough enough, Sunday's Beijing…

Mountain gorilla DeCaprio

DiCaprio, Netflix team up for documentary

What do you get when you combine gorillas, Leonard DiCaprio and Netflix?

A hit, the…

Whole Foods

Whole Foods' new environmental ratings for food

Is your food environmentally sound? That's a tough one to answer in the produce…

Bottled water, BPA

Grandmother brings relief to homes in Calif. drought

California's historic drought has finally delivered its ultimate devastation:…

Local Headlines

Santa Barbara Bowl Hosts Dia De Los Muertos Event

Santa Barbara Bowl Hosts Dia De Los Muertos Event and Open House

The Santa Barbara Bowl has a big Dia de Los Muertos event this weekend with a…

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Man Hospitalized After Bus Collision in Goleta

Just before 2:30 p.m. Thursday the Santa Barbara County Fire Department responded…

Local Comedian Rebuilds Home

Comedian Using Jokes in Fundraising Effort after Tenants Split Without Paying

It was not a joking matter for comedian Andrey Belikov who found his rental home…

Sweets Help a Friend with Cancer

Garden Court Halloween Sweets Help a Friend Living with Cancer

The Garden Court Independent Living Center in Santa Barbara has been raising money…

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DUI Suspect Pleads Not Guilty To Murder

Kevin Hogrefe entered not guilty pleas to murder, and felony-hit and-run charges…

Isla Vista Businesses Beef Up Security for Halloween

To keep stores safe and secure during the madness, many Isla Vista business owners…

What's Right

Rescue Mission Needs 800 Turkeys for Holiday Season

Thanksgiving may be five weeks away, but the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission is in…

Goleta Woman Raises Thousands For Friend

Goleta Woman Raises Over $22,000 For Friend With Stage 4 Breast Cancer

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a Goleta woman decided to raise…

Students Learn About Agriculture In Kinderpatch

Students Learn About Agriculture in ‘Kinderpatch’

In the spirit of the fall season, hundreds of kids from Orcutt and Santa Maria…

Media Center Ribbon Cutting At Bishop Diego High School

Media Center Now Open at Bishop Diego High School

Bishop Diego High School unveiled a brand new media center Thursday night. The…

Community Walk in the Eastside

Community Walk in the Eastside

The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation, hosted a community walk on the…

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Women's Honor Farm Quilt Donation

Inmates at the Women's Honor Farm in collaboration with Restorative Partners…

Irresistible Headlines

Bullets, gun magazine

Coroner auctioning off guns used in suicides

For sale: Guns used in suicides and accidental shooting deaths.

Police lights file 2

'Zombie' woman arrested twice in 3 hours for DWI

Police say a woman dressed as a zombie was arrested for two DWI's within three hours…

Hookah pipe

Hookah lounge sued over burned breasts

A woman who says her breasts were burned by hot coals is suing a hookah lounge in…

Naked man doggie door

Naked man crawls through doggie door in police chase

When police in Oregon tried to arrest a sex offender on a parole violation Tuesday…

Leg bone, desert

Dog returns home chewing on human bone

An Atlanta man gets a shock when his dog returns home chewing on a human bone.

Turtle pendant inside tortoise

Sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant, vet says

How's this for ironic? X-rays show a tortoise in Florida became sick after…

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