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Drone tours Napa earthquake damage

14 hours 32 min ago
A quadcopter's close aerial footage of the destruction caused by this week's 6.0 California earthquake in wine country shows the potential of drones in disaster areas.






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These are the 8 Android and Windows Phone features we want on the iPhone 6

15 hours 3 min ago
Apple doesn't hold the patent on good ideas. These hardware and software goodies from other phones would make Apple's next iPhone even better.






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Google's nerd cred not easy to come by: Yahoo kills Web coding project

15 hours 30 min ago
The Yahoo User Interface software library was helpful but at odds with modern Web programming directions, Yahoo says.






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Secret's CEO says he can keep your secrets (Q&A)

15 hours 50 min ago
Secret-keeper-in-chief David Byttow talks about why people love the app, why the definition of "secret" changes on the Internet, and whether people are jerks.






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Bridge the gap between your phone and computer with these apps

16 hours 1 min ago
Sync your smartphone and computer without cables using these apps.
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'Star Wars' update: Filming resumes after Ford's recovery

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 22:46
Harrison Ford, now healed after an accident on the set, returns to Pinewood Studios to finish filming his role as Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII."






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Google tests drone delivery, iPhone 6 may have NFC

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:52
Look up in the sky for a special delivery from Google's Project Wing, keep waiting for that "iWatch," and expect the iPhone 6 to include mobile payments with NFC.






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With Mac Chrome beta, Google emphasizes speed, simplicity

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 21:22
Google released its 64-bit Chrome Windows first, but it's moving Mac users to the new version faster. The promise: a memory, security, and performance boost.






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Space whiskey returning to Earth soon (hurry, please)

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:54
Vials of whiskey were sent to space in 2011 as part of an experiment aboard the ISS. Now the sweet spirits are coming home, and Crave's Eric Mack says they can't get back fast enough.






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Check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook (pictures)

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:32
Get a closer look at the Barnes & Noble-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook.






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High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 20:10
The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.






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Doctor Loo, the toilet of choice for Time Lords

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:50
The Warmley Waiting Room Cafe in the UK recently outfitted a replica Tardis with a Victorian-style bathroom. Because even the Doctor needs to take care of business sometimes.






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Apple appeals judge's denial of Samsung sales ban

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:48
Judge Lucy Koh earlier this week ruled not to institute a permanent injunction against Samsung for selling older-model smartphones found to infringe Apple patents.






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Google moves Mac Chrome users to 64-bit, sans old plugins

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 19:25
Google released its 64-bit Chrome Windows first, but it's moving Mac users to the new version faster. The promise: a memory, security, and performance boost.






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T-Mobile pegs Uncarrier 7 on Sept. 10, a day after iPhone event

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:35
T-Mobile is hoping to draft behind Apple's event on Sept. 9, but don't expect any direct connection to the upcoming iPhone.
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Apple's iWatch may not ship until 2015, report says

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:18
The long-awaited wearable from Apple could make an appearance at its Sept. 9 event, but it likely won't hit the market until early next year, Recode says.






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HTC rumored to launch smartwatch in September

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:13
Taiwanese device maker may be working on an Android Wear-based smartwatch called the HTC CWZ, claims rumor page @upleaks.
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Teacher tweets she wants to 'stab some kids'

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:07
A teacher is reprimanded by her California school district after tweets that mentioned her trigger finger was "itchy."






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4 'iWatch' alternatives Apple could unveil on Sept. 9

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:07
Apple may show off a wearable device at its September iPhone event. But don't call it an iWatch just yet. Here's what else Apple watchers say the company could be cooking up.






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Tech Retrospect: Apple event preview and smartwatch overload

Fri, 08/29/2014 - 18:00
Everything (well, almost) you need to know about Apple's September 9 event, plus more smartwatches than you have wrists. All that and more in this week's rundown of tech news.
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