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Drivers Voice Frustrations At Being Mistaken For Uber

Drivers in the Bay Area, New York and other big cities say they are increasingly experiencing unwanted passengers climbing in the back seat of their cars.

08/19/2014

People check out Samsung's new Galaxy S4 during its unveiling on March 14, 2013 at Radio City Music Hall in New York.  The slim, feature-rich Galaxy S4 was introduced as Samsung's  new champion in the fiercely competitive smartphone arena, scheduled to roll out in 155 countries in late April.     (DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Mom Develops App That Locks Phone If Kids Ignore Texts

A Texas mother tired of her child not responding to her text messages has created an app that would allow parents to lock their kid’s phone if their calls are ignored.

08/18/2014

The Facebook website is displayed on a laptop computer. (Photo Illustration by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Facebook Tests Out New ‘Satire’ Tag in News Feed

Facebook has begun testing the addition of the word “[SATIRE]” in their related articles list under news postings, presumably for those who can’t tell the difference.

08/18/2014

A view of the dashboard in a new Tesla Model S car at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Government To Require Automobile Smart Technology That Allows Cars To Sense Impending Collisions

Vehicles equipped with the safety technology could prevent thousands of crashes a year…

08/18/2014

Police advance on demonstrators protesting the killing of teenager Michael Brown on August 17, 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. Police shot smoke and tear gas into the crowd of several hundred as they advanced near the police command center which has been set up in a shopping mall parking lot. Brown was shot and killed by a Ferguson police officer on August 9. Despite the Brown family's continued call for peaceful demonstrations, violent protests have erupted nearly every night in Ferguson since his death. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Could Cops Use Phone ‘Kill Switch’ To Shut Down Ferguson-Style Protests?

Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign a California bill into law requiring all new phones to have a shutdown feature known as a “kill switch,” but protests in Ferguson, Missouri have sparked a last-ditch effort to stop the bill.

08/18/2014

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Protesters Again Confront Israeli-Owned Commercial Ship At Port Of Oakland

Bay Area protesters gathered at the Port of Oakland to try to stop an Israeli-owned commercial ship from docking and unloading in an act of protest against recent Israeli military action in Gaza.

08/17/2014

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SF Company Shows Off Advanced Motorcycle Helmet With Heads-up Display

A San Francisco company has produced a high-tech motorcyle helmet featuring rear-view camera and GPS with a heads-up display.

08/16/2014

2013 Tesla Model S (Photo credit: Tesla Motors)

Tesla Extends Drive-Unit Warranty On Model S To 8 Years, Says Electric Motors Are More Reliable

Electric car maker Tesla Motors says it has extended the drive-unit warranty for its Model S sedan to make it good for eight years and unlimited miles.

08/15/2014

State Capitol Building in Sacramento, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bill Granting Public Access To Martins Beach In San Mateo Moves Forward

A bill that would restore public access to Martins Beach in San Mateo County has cleared one of the last major obstacles in Sacramento on Thursday despite the property owner’s efforts to lobby against the legislation.

08/15/2014

Candlestick Park is made ready for the Paul McCartney concert Thursday. (CBS)

Plans For Candlestick Park’s Demolition Underway

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee will meet with Khofi Bonner, the executive vice president of Lennar Urban, next week to discuss the demolition of Candlestick Park.

08/15/2014

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