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Walmart competing for online shopping title

Walmart's Amazon Prime competitor just got more competitive.

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Facebook tweaks share tools, but you probably won't even notice

Facebook is making a subtle change to one of its Like buttons.

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Google Earth just got way better

Google Earth just got a huge upgrade.

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This tiny robot is a real life Wall-E

For a small guy, he has a big temper.

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These clothes can wirelessly charge your phone

Less than a year after the Kickstarter campaign for his BauBax jacket raised a whopping $9.2 million, he's debuting his next project -- clothes that wirelessly charge your devices.

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Derek Jeter's 'Players' Tribune' broadens ambitions with video series

These days, seemingly every digital media property is ramping up its video production. The Players' Tribune is no exception.

The website, founded by former New York Yankees star Derek Jeter as a platform for athletes to circumvent traditional media.

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Uber CEO explains why he thinks fingerprinting drivers is 'unjust'

Uber CEO Travis Kalanick tackled two of his company's biggest controversies on Thursday: It's treatment of drivers and its refusal to fingerprint.

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These billboards will target you as you drive by

Billboards may never be the same.

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Uber is rolling out guaranteed fares

Uber wants riders to know exactly how much they're going to pay for their trips.

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China launches next-generation carrier rocket

China's next-generation carrier rocket blasted off from the country's new Wenchang space port Saturday, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

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How to catch drones smuggling drugs into prison

It was your usual stockpile of prison contraband: six tightly wrapped packages filled with drugs, tobacco, rolling papers and porn.

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Facebook will require political bias training for employees

It's easy to forget that people are ultimately responsible for the way technologies work.

After anonymous sources accused Facebook workers of promoting liberal leaning stories online, the company is under pressure to prove that it's as politically neutral.

Environmental Headlines

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Scientists: Coral reef decay in Florida

The most terrifying thing lurking under the waters of the Atlantic Ocean may not…

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President Obama tours Yosemite, says climate change happening now

President Barack Obama spoke in front of one of Yosemite National Park's picturesque…

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Experts say Zika isn't a worry for Olympics

So it's final: the World Health Organization has confirmed that the 2016 Olympics…

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Norway is first in world to ban deforestation

Norway has become the first country to stop clear-cutting of trees, a huge step…

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E-bikes: A clean getaway in a polluted world

If you're looking for a clean getaway this summer then an e-bike could be right up…

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Lion charges toddler, hits zoo glass

A 2-year-old boy, and the lion racing to him, each got quite a scare at a Japanese…

Local Headlines

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Recreational Pot Use Qualifies For CA Ballot

California voters will soon decide whether legalize recreation marijuana use.

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Dalia Lama's Doctor Visits Coast

The Dalai Lama has visited Santa Barbara and now one of his doctors has too.

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Free Summer Lunches For Children Being Served And Celebrated

The Foodbank of Santa Barbara County has until June 30th to raise $100,000 in…

Arroyo Grande City Manager Terminated

Dianne Thompson spent less than a year in the job.

Off-Leash Site Proposed For MacKenzie Park

The City of Santa Barbara has earmarked and approved $50,000 dollars to turn a…

City of Santa Barbara to Upgrade 41 Intersections for Better Pedestrian Safety

41 Santa Barbara City intersections will be getting upgrades to increase pedestrian…

What's Right

Hundreds of Kids Experience Classical Music in Santa Barbara's 'Fun in the Sun' Event

More than 300 kids will visit the Music Academy of the West and watch and exclusive…

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade Preparations Underway

The Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade will be taking over the city tomorrow, but…

Red Cross Opens Shelter For Scherpa "Sherpa" Fire Evacuees

14 Santa Barbara County residents are staying at the Santa Barbara City College's…

Students Awarded Bikes From Oxnard Police Officers

The Oxnard Police Department presented bicycles to students with perfect attendance…

Diana Basehart Foundation helping the needy and their pets

Pet Owners with Financial Issues Find Support from Diana Basehart Foundation

Pet owners with financial issues are finding a helping hand, or philanthropic paw,…

Dancing Under the Stars

Local Celebrities Hit Dance Floor Tonight!

Six local celebrities will put on their dancing shoes tonight and perform in a local…

Irresistible Headlines

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Car flips after slipping on snail slime

A German motorist walked away unscathed after a snail caused him to flip his car and…

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Man loses 140 pounds on Chick-fil-A diet

When Denver, Colorado, resident Alton Ward was at Texas A&M University four years…

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Man shoots Taco Bell over missing sour cream

Police are searching for a man who shot at a Taco Bell because sour cream was…

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40-year-old Twinkie still going strong

A Twinkie purchased in 1976 is still part of a high school chemistry experiment.

Baubax mobile charging

These clothes can wirelessly charge your phone

Less than a year after the Kickstarter campaign for his BauBax jacket raised a…

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Trial restarts because of sleepy judge

A member of a five-judge panel in Germany has been replaced after falling asleep…

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