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Hendo Hoverboards

Courtesy Hendo Hoverboard

It's here! The hoverboard (Well, sort of)

If you're looking for that cool gift to get your tech-savvy significant other this Christmas, here's a pretty attractive contender: a hoverboard.

PhotoMath

Courtesy Microblink

PhotoMath app solves equations for you

Say it with us: Kids today have it sooooo easy. A new smartphone app will do their math homework for them, provided it's not too complicated.

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Jon Bodsworth/Wikimedia Commons

King Tut's 'virtual autopsy' reveals surprise

King Tutankhamun's golden, mummified remains tell only a partial story of an ancient Egyptian boy king who died under mysterious circumstances.

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

From Apple

Company hires tailor to enlarge iPhone owners' pockets

If you're frustrated at the prospect of cramming a giant new iPhone 6 Plus into your pocket, you may want to consider buying your new phone in China, where a telecom operator has hired a tailor to alter customers' pants to accommodate the phone.

Soil Moisture Satellite Arrives At Vandenberg Air Force Base

Soil Moisture Satellite Arrives at Vandenberg Air Force Base

A new launch is on the books at Vandenberg Air Force Base and could have future impacts on California’s drought.

Shooting star from space

Expect meteor showers early Tuesday

If you wake up early enough on Tuesday, you might see some shooting stars.

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From Apple

Apple profit soars on huge iPhone and Mac sales

Even as Apple seeks out growth by delving into payments and watches, Apple's core business continues to boom on the back of its revving iPhone engine.

iPhone: Apple sold 39.3 million iPhones in the past quarter, which included nearly two weeks of sale...

Apple Pay

From Apple

Apple Pay launches today

Apple Pay is finally here.

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iStock image

Crowdfunding your home renovation: Should you do it?

Meghan Reidy really doesn't like her downstairs bathroom. She and her husband are hoping that family, friends and maybe even complete strangers can help fund the $500 renovation.

Monica Lewinsky

CNN

Monica Lewinsky joins Twitter

Monica Lewinsky took another step into the public spotlight on Monday when she joined Twitter.

Facebook

Thierry Roge/Reuters

Facebook tells DEA: Stop impersonating users

Facebook has sent a letter to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration demanding that agents stop impersonating users on the social network.

Mars Panorama

NASA/JPL-Caltech/Cornell/Arizona State University

NASA orbiters OK after comet buzzes Mars

It was the closest comet near-miss known to astronomers, but everything is alright.

Comet Siding Spring shaved past a planet's surface at one third the distance of the Earth to the moon. But it wasn't Earth in the cross hairs -- it was our neighbor Ma...

Environmental Headlines

Solar eclipse

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:…

Shell protest, Lego

Lego ditches Shell after Arctic oil protests

Lego is set to ditch a 50-year relationship with Shell after coming under intense…

Local Headlines

Company Touts Electric Shark Repellent

Amid a recent surge in close encounters with sharks along the Central Coast comes a…

REMEMBERING BEN BRADLEE

Local Journalist Remembers Ben Bradlee

Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee has died.

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Measure S Would Raise Property Taxes To Fund City College Upgrades

Voters from Carpinteria to Goleta will decide whether Measure S passes.

Tougher Santa Barbara Rules Could be on the Way for State Street

Even in the threat of possible legal action, Santa Barbara City leaders are…

Homeless Vet Wants Service Dog Back

Service Dog for Military Homeless Veteran Quarantined

A homeless military veteran says her service dog was protecting her from an attack.

Goleta Halloween Parking Permits Go Out Friday

Halloween is just 10 days away, and the City of Goleta is gearing up for its…

What's Right

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…

Variety United Raises Money For Casa Esperanza

'Variety United' Show Benefits Casa Esperanza

The Variety United show hit the stage at the Marjorie Luke Theater in Santa Barbara…

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Goleta-Based Nonprofit Sends Ebola Supplies to Guinea

Direct Relief, a Goleta-based humanitarian nonprofit organization, sent out its 19th…

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Hearts Therapeutic Needs New Donations for Horse Riding Program to Help Children and Adults

The Hearts Therapeutic Equestrian Center is expanding its facility and services…

Another Child s Wish Granted Through Make-A-Wish

Preteen Gets "Wish" Granted to Go to Big Apple

There are many things in life we take for granted but for some children, it's their…

Irresistible Headlines

iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus

Company hires tailor to enlarge iPhone owners' pockets

If you're frustrated at the prospect of cramming a giant new iPhone 6 Plus into your…

Marijuana

Marijuana advocate ousted from church

A Beaumont, Texas, woman claims she has been cast out of her church for her use of…

Timothy Black found in closet

Fugitive found 'enjoying a bowl of salad' in closet

Police in Tennessee find a fugitive sitting inside a closet "enjoying a bowl of…

Sexy Chili's cook picture

Chili's cook fired over shirtless kitchen pics

A Chili's cook in Florida is fired after posting "sexy" shirtless photos of himself…

Huge birdeating spider

Scientist stumbles upon puppy-sized spider

Arachnophobes, this story isn't for you.

Margaritaville Visits Santa Barbara

Margaritaville Visits Santa Barbara

The Santa Barbara Bowl became a tropical wonderland Tuesday night as Jimmy Buffett…

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