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Queen Elsa in "Frozen" (credit: Disney)

Google Searches Point To Disney’s ‘Frozen’ As Hot Halloween Costume Inspiration

Top-trending searches on Google are giving us a hint as to what fashionable trick-or-treaters will be wearing as they roam the streets Halloween night.

10/18/2014

Sean Parker attends the 3rd Annual TechFellow Awards at SF MOMA on February 22, 2012 in San Francisco, California. (Steve Jennings/Getty Images For Techfellows)

Education, Conservation Groups Get Windfall From Tech Billionaire For Environmental Violations At Big Sur Wedding

California Coastal Commission says eight education and conservation projects in the Big Sur area will get $1.4 million of a $2.5 million settlement with former Facebook president Sean Parker.

10/17/2014

Seattle Sounders FC v San Jose Earthquakes (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)

Not Enough Hotels Near Santa Clara’s Levi’s Stadium As Occupancy And Rates Soar

49er games and other events at Levi’s Stadium have resulted in an occupancy boom with September being marked as a banner month for eight of the stadium’s surrounding hotels.

10/17/2014

Paiche (WikiCommons)

Whole Foods Pushes Consumption, Conservation Of Paiche, The 5 Million-Year-Old Fish You’ve Never Heard Of

There’s a very ancient fish you’ve probably never heard of, and it’s swimming into a Bay Area store or restaurant near you.

10/16/2014

Apple Unveils New iPad Models

Apple Unveils Thinner iPads, Sharper iMacs Designed To ‘Seamlessly’ Work Together

Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand.

10/16/2014

A pickup truck drives past the Shell Oil refinery in Martinez. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Bay Area Refineries May Face New Air Quality Rules

Bay Area oil refineries may have to cope with new air quality rules next year forcing them to cap their greenhouse gas emissions by as much as 20 percent as air officials have asked their staff to come up with new regulations.

10/16/2014

Colin Kaepernick was fined $10,000 for wearing pink 'Beats By Dre' headphones after a game. (CBS)

will.i.am Calls NFL Sponsor Rules ‘Weird’ After Kaepernick Fined $10K For Wearing Beats Headphones

Performer will.i.am was an early investor in Beats By Dre — the same headphones that got 49ers Quarterback Colin Kaepernick in trouble with the NFL.

10/16/2014

The iPad mini is displayed. (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Images Of New Apple iPads Leaked Onto iTunes Store Ahead Of Thursday’s Announcement

One day before Apple is expected to unveil their latest iPads, screenshots of the devices have already appeared early on iTunes.

10/15/2014

Google Nexus 6 smartphone, Nexus 9 tablet and Nexus Player (Google)

Google Announces New Smartphone, Tablet, Looks To Upstage Apple’s Latest Devices

Google is coming out with bigger, more expensive versions of its Nexus phone and tablet to attract more of the affluent consumers who faithfully buy each new generation of Apple’s iPhone and iPad. It’s also releasing a new streaming video and music device, Nexus Player, to compete with Apple TV and Roku, among others.

10/15/2014

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114-Year-Old Woman Forced To Lie About Her Age To Join Facebook

Facebook apparently doesn’t let users choose dates before 1905, which is a big problem for a Minnesota woman born in 1900.

10/15/2014

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