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Facebook is now the world's most-used tech product

Think Facebook is passé? Think again.

At the end of June, nearly 1.5 billion people used Facebook at least once a month, the company reported on Wednesday. That's more than any other technology product in the world, including Microsoft's ubiquitous Wi...

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Samsung misjudged high demand for its smartphone

Oops! Samsung hasn't been making enough of their flagship Galaxy S6 Edge smartphones.

Samsung experienced "supply difficulties from higher-than-expected market demand for the Galaxy S6 Edge," the company said in a statement released alongside their se...

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YouTube's 'RAT,' or webcam slaving problem

It's never been easier to learn how to hack, according to a new report.

Digital Citizens Alliance, a nonprofit advocacy group, has uncovered thousands of YouTube videos teaching wannabe hackers how to gain access to victims' webcams and computers.

One ...

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Amazon wants air space designated for drones

Amazon wants a piece of the sky.

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Google Maps will help you avoid waiting in line

Don't you hate waiting in long lines? Google knows how you feel.

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Twitter's Jack Dorsey: We know we must be easier to use

Twitter's main problem has been, in a nutshell: People who know how to use it, love it. Everyone else kind of scratches their heads.

Stoned App

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How stoned are you? This app has the answer

You smoked and you're stoned. But how high are you? Now there's an app for that.

Phalanx CIWS

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Militarized AI arms race almost certain, says Hawking, others

A group of concerned scientists, researchers and academics, including Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking, have warned that a military artificial intelligence arms race could soon develop if preventative measures are not taken.

A global arms race is "virtua...

Santa Barbara Unveils Real-Time Parking Web App

Have you ever turned into a Santa Barbara Downtown City Lot only to discover that the lot is full? Now you have to park blocks away from your destination. Well fret no more, the City has released a web app that provides up-to-date parking availability for all of the Downtown parking lot locations.

Disney CEO Bob Iger

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Disney's Bob Iger: ESPN could be sold directly to consumers

ESPN, one of the most popular networks in cable, could one day be sold directly to consumers who are cutting the cord, Disney CEO Bob Iger believes.

Iger said that Disney has even done some research into pricing for a stand-alone ESPN, but said the co...

Samsung Galaxy S II with Android

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Android phones can be hacked with a simple text

Android phones can get infected by merely receiving a picture via text message, according to research published Monday.

Kim Kardashian June 2015

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Kim Kardashian tweets and Twitter's boss listens

Kim Kardashian is known for glamour but she has another concern: grammar.

Environmental Headlines

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Clinton pushes renewable energy with solar focus

Hillary Clinton pledged Sunday that as president she would put the United States on…

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Tom Selleck singled out in #droughtshaming suit

Tom Selleck's water problems may be over.

On Thursday, the attorney for the…

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Reports: Settlement reached with Gulf oil spill rig owner

A $211 million settlement has been reached between the owner of the Deepwater…

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US Senate kills Keystone pipeline bill

The Senate blocked a measure Tuesday that would have authorized construction of the…

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Aquarium welcomes (adorable) rescued sea otter pup

Chicago's Shedd Aquarium has announced a new edition to their family: a rescued 5-…

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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…

Local Headlines

Santa Ynez Valley Rancher Willy Chamberlin Dies

Former county supervisor, devoted cowboy succumbs to prostate cancer at age 75.

Cachuma Lake Plays Key Role in Saving Endangered Steelhead T

Cachuma Lake Plays Key Role in Saving Endangered Steelhead Trout

Cachuma Lake hit its high water mark in July, 2011. Lake officials expect water…

Source of Miles-Long Oil Sheen Off Goleta Beach Remains Unknown

Emergency crews responded to Goleta Beach on reports of a very large oil sheen in…

Oil Slick Could Impact Sea Birds

The oil slick off the coast of Goleta is having a direct impact on our wildlife,…

Brush Fire Breaks Out Near Tepusquet Road

A brush fire broke out on Highway 166 about 6 miles east of Tepusquet Road just…

California Mid-State Fair Entertainment A Popular Draw

For nearly 50 years, the California Mid-State Fair has provided world class…

What's Right

Dancing With Our Community Stars at Oxnard Salsa Festival

Local Stars Dance for Charities At Oxnard Salsa Festival

The Oxnard Salsa Festival's Dancing With Our Community Stars including one of our…

Bacara Fundraiser Tonight

Fundraiser at the Bacara Resort Tonight

As part of the Dancing With Our Community Stars competition at the Oxnard Salsa…

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

New Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic Opens in Goleta

A new permanent Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinic is now up and running in Goleta.

Music Group From Ireland Preforms In Front Of Santa Barbara

Music Group From Ireland Preforms In Front Of Santa Barbara City Hall

A marching band from Ireland will be in the July 4th parade in Santa Barbara this…

Give Back at Joe s Crab Shack

Give Back at Joe's Crab Shack Today

If you enjoy lunch or dinner today at Joe's Crab Shack in Ventura, a portion of…

CADA Dine Out Event

Restaurants Team Up To Raise Money for Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Santa Barbara County’s largest one day 'dine out fundraiser' was held Tuesday. It…

Irresistible Headlines

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Rare blue moon comes Friday

If anything unusual happens to you Friday, you'll be right to say it was "once in a…

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Man serenades cops with banjo during standoff

Unsurprisingly, there were no requests for "Free Bird" during this impromptu…

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Real-life Hulk picks up car, moves it from bike lane

A man moving a parked car out of a bike lane has gone viral, garnering nearly 5…

Santa Barbara Police Officer Delights Transient With Surprise Jam Session

A Santa Barbara police officer stops a transient, but not for what you may think.

Gwendolyn Strong Passes Away After Courageous Battle

Gwendolyn Strong Passes Away After Inspiring Thousands of People

7-Year old Gwendolyn Strong died on July 25 after a lengthy and courageous battle…

Panty Scrunchy

Japan's new trend: Panty scrunchies

The newest fashion trend to hit Japan is panty scrunchies. Yes, you heard that right.…

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