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Screenshot of Facebook's "On This Day" feature. (Facebook)

Facebook Launching Nostalgia Feature ‘On This Day’

Facebook is making it easier for its 1.4 billion users to look back and reminisce on the social network, with a new feature that will bring posts from years ago back to the surface.

03/24/2015

Wind turbines near the Altamont Pass. (CBS)

Permits Extended For Older Altamont Pass Wind Turbines; Environmentalists Say Over 1,500 Birds Could Die

Alameda County Supervisors approved an extension for permits for older model wind turbines on the Altamont Pass that environmentalists say could cause more bird deaths.

03/24/2015

Virgin Group Founder Richard Branson.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Tesla, Musk May Face Big Challenge From Richard Branson

Richard Branson may challenge Elon Musk on the ground as well as space.

03/24/2015

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Bay Area Universities Among Best For Landing ‘Desirable’ Job, LinkedIn Data Finds

Using their vast databank, LinkedIn ranked colleges and universities based on graduates who get “desirable” jobs.

03/24/2015

Model X seen roaming a Bay Area freeway.

Camouflaged Tesla Model X Spotted Cruising Near Palo Alto

A person captured what appears to be Tesla’s pure electric SUV cruising a Bay Area freeway for a test drive.

03/24/2015

A man tries out Google Glass.

Google Exec Says Google Glass Is Too Important To Abandon

Despite the controversy and backlash over the Google Glass wearable computer, the company’s executive chairman said the project is too important to scrap and that the company is working on releasing an all-new version.

03/23/2015

fireplace, fire, hearth

Bay Area Air Quality Regulators Propose Fireplace Phase-Out, Ban On Wood-Burning Devices In New Homes

Bay Area air quality regulators are looking to phase out the traditional fireplace and forcing homeowners to swap out their wood-burning devices before selling or renting.

03/23/2015

Steve Wozniak (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak Worries About Computers Taking Over Humanity

While he is excited about new technological advances at Apple, including a new smartwatch and a rumored driverless car, company co-founder Steve Wozniak said he is worried about artificial intelligence and the possibility of computers taking over humanity.

03/23/2015

Amy's Kitchen is recalling some products containing spinach over listeria concerns. (Source: FDA)

Amy’s Kitchen Recalls Frozen Products Containing Spinach Over Listeria Concerns

Listeria can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young and old people, and those with weakened immune systems.

03/23/2015

Starbucks Chairman and CEO Howard Schultz addresses the "Race Together Program" during the Starbucks annual shareholders meeting March 18, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Stephen Brashear/Getty Images)

Starbucks Ends Maligned ‘Race Together’ Initiative Following Social Media Backlash

Starbucks baristas will no longer write “Race Together” on customers’ cups starting Sunday, ending a visible component of the company’s diversity and racial inequality campaign that had sparked widespread criticism in the week since it took effect.

03/23/2015