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BeBop Sensor in a skull cap. (CBS)

Berkeley Company Unveils Top-Secret Fabric That Makes Smart Technology Wearable

Wearable smart technology can transform ordinary clothes into the kind of attire fit for a James Bond movie. Berkeley-based BeBop Sensors unveiled a new fabric Monday, that is so intelligent, they kept it top-secret.

10/28/2014

A sign outside of a Google office in Mountain View, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Google Working On Cancer-Detecting Pill That Searches For Malignant Cells In Bloodstream

Still in the experimental stage, the pill is packed with tiny magnetic particles, which can travel through a patient’s bloodstream, search for malignant cells and report their findings to a sensor on a wearable device.

10/28/2014

Ride Share App

AT&T Sued By Government Over Misleading Customers On Data Plans

AT&T is being sued by the government over allegations it misled millions of smartphone customers who were promised unlimited data but had their Internet speeds cut by the company—slowing their ability to open web pages or watch streaming video.

10/28/2014

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You Can Own A 260-Foot Long Steel Bridge For $100,000

It’s not every day a fully-functioning, quaint steel bridge goes on the market.

10/28/2014

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Makeup Guru Michelle Phan Reveals Secrets Behind YouTube Empire

She’s the makeup guru of the YouTube generation known for creating faces like Taylor Swift, Angelina Jolie and even Barbie.

10/28/2014

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San Jose Permit Process Continues To Weed Out Medicinal Marijuana Dispensaries

A San Jose city report released on Monday reveals that 14 medical marijuana dispensaries have successfully completed the first phase of gaining a license to operate in the city.

10/28/2014

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 26: Fans cheer during Game Five of the 2014 World Series between the San Francisco Giants and the Kansas City Royals at AT&T Park on October 26, 2014 in San Francisco, California.

World Series Games Bring Giant Loss Of Business For Some Restaurants And Bars

The World Series has been great for some Bay Area bars and restaurants, but for others—not so much. Not having TVs showing the game can lead a serious drop in business during game time.

10/28/2014

A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on October 25, 2013 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

San Francisco’s Controversial ‘Twitter Tax Break’ Is Working, Report Finds

Supporters of a tax break intended to lure Twitter to San Francisco’s blighted mid-Market neighborhood are pointing to a new report as an indicator of its success.

10/28/2014

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Father & Son Suing Ferrari, Facebook Over Control Of Popular Fan Pages

A father and son from Sweden are suing Menlo Park-based Facebook and Italian sportscar company Ferrari in a California court over claims the social network handed over control of a fan page to the automaker.

10/27/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple CEO Tim Cook Challenges Home State Of Alabama On LGBT Rights

Alabama was too slow to guarantee the rights of minorities during the civil rights era, and now it’s too slow to ensure the rights of people based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Apple CEO Tim Cook said Monday in challenging his home state to do better.

10/27/2014

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