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All smiles as The Last Mile grads are joined by their tech mentors (including MC Hammer in the top row) on Demo Day. (CBS)

‘The Last Mile’ Transforms San Quentin Inmates Into Tech Entrepreneurs

Unlike the movie with the same name about a group of hopeless death row inmates, The Last Mile is the first-ever business incubator to operate behind bars.

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A sign is posted outside of the Twitter headquarters on July 29, 2014 in San Francisco, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Twitter Stock Gets Boost From Positive Projections On Video Use

Wall Street analysts are cheering Twitter’s moves to use video to keep its audience engaged longer

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McDonald's meal. (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

McDonald’s Cleaning Up Menu, Adding ‘Simple Ingredients’ Like Olive Oil

McDonald’s is struggling to compete with more wholesome brands like Chipotle. The biggest change is the removal of ingredients like sodium phosphates and maltodextrin.

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Solar panels at Far Niente Winery (CBS)

Floating Solar Panels Conserve Water While Flooding Grid With Energy

If you have solar panels on your roof you probably feel pretty good about helping the environment. But, as it turns out, you could potentially be helping with the drought too – if you have a pond on your property.

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SEATTLE, WA - JUNE 18: Amazon.com founder and CEO Jeff Bezos presents the company's first smartphone, the Fire Phone, on June 18, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. The much-anticipated device is available for pre-order today and is available exclusively with AT&T service.

Amazon Jumping Into Services With Music Lessons, TV Installation And More

About 85 million Amazon shopper buy products like TV’s and home audio systems that require installation that can’t be sent in the mail. Now the internet giants want to provide it.

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Salesforce Charters Luxury Cruise Ship For Those Without Hotel Rooms For Dreamforce Conference In San Francisco

The Dream Boat will be docked at Pier 27 for the entirety of Dreamforce this year, offering rooms and suites from $250 to $850 per night.

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Downtown Hayward. (CBS)

No Joke: April 1st Brings Double Digit Sales Tax To Several East Bay Towns

Buy something in Hayward and you’re going to get whacked with a 10% sales tax. Take a few steps outside the city limits and the tax is a half cent cheaper.

03/31/2015

Actors Vince Vaughn (L) and Owen Wilson participate in a Q&A following "The Internship" Googler Premiere on May 30, 2013 in San Francisco, California.  (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for 20th Century Fox)

9 Silicon Valley April Fools Stunts You Should Never Have Fallen For

Our friends down in Silicon Valley work in lavish playgrounds designed to spur creative thought. So is it any wonder that the people who work in the tech sector come up with April Fool’s pranks just about every year?

03/31/2015

Google Chromebit in Gizmodo demo (Photo from Gizmodo)

$100 Google Chromebit Turns Any TV Into A Full Computer

This summer, Google is unveiling a full computer that will cost less than $100. It looks like a memory stick or maybe a high-tech highlighter, but it’s actually a full-fledged quad core processor computer with 16 gig hard drive and 2 gigs of ram. Just plug it into any TV with an HDMI port available.

03/31/2015

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FULL LIST: California Organizations Condemning Indiana’s Religious Freedom Law

More California companies are joining the chorus condemning Indiana’s new ‘religious liberty’ law that opponents say could be used to discriminate against gays.

03/31/2015