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CHP officer rescues chihuahua from center divider on I-680 in Walnut Creek.

Chihuahua Rescue, Napa Quake, #HellaStorm, And Ordinary People Make Most Viral KPIX Facebook Posts Of 2014

Every media outlet does an end of year “top stories of 2014″ so we figured why just list our editors’ picks when we can show what YOU liked best?

12/17/2014

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Sidecar Will Let You Request A Woman Driver If It Makes You Feel Safer

Ridesharing app Sidecar is now letting riders choose the sex of their driver as part of a new safety campaign intended to protect women passengers.

12/17/2014

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)

Napster Co-Founder Sean Parker Donates $24 Million To Stanford For Curing All Allergies In 10 Years

Tech billionaire Sean Parker is pledging $24 million toward a Stanford University campaign to develop a cure for all allergies with one single treatment.

12/17/2014

A surveillance image of a woman who allegedly burglarized BuildZoom offices in San Francisco. (BuildZoom)

San Francisco Startup Using Fake Tinder Profile To Try To Catch Serial Burglar

A San Francisco startup firm which has been hit by a series of burglaries is using the dating app Tinder to try and catch the burglar who the company says was caught on surveillance video.

12/16/2014

Toyota Mirai hydrogen-powered car. (CBS)

Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen Market

Hydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.

12/16/2014

The GhostSwimmer vehicle, developed by the Chief of Naval Operations Rapid Innovation Cell project Silent NEMO, undergoes testing at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek - Fort Story. (U.S. Navy)

‘Drone Shark’ Unveiled As Latest U.S. Navy Robot Weapon, No Lasers On Its Head, But Fiction Definitely Becoming Fact

Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies wanted “sharks with frickin’ laser beams attached to their heads” but couldn’t get them, yet the real U.S. Navy now has drone sharks, and while the robots don’t have lasers, the “GhostSwimmer” UUV is a formidable weapon ripped right out of fiction.

12/16/2014

A T-Mobile store in Glendale, California, on August 1, 2014. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images)

T-Mobile Brings Back ‘Rollovers’ For Customers’ Cell Phone Data Plans

T-Mobile is now letting customers carry over their unused cellular-data allotments for up to a year.

12/16/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple Stops iPhone, iPad Sales In Russia After Ruble Drops 20 Percent In 1 Day

Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country’s currency.

12/16/2014

iPad Mini (credit: JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD/AFP/Getty Images)

Apple Halts Online Sales In Russia After Ruble Plunges

Apple has halted online sales of its iPhones, iPads and other products in Russia amid financial turmoil triggered by the steep decline in the country’s currency.

12/16/2014

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Apple Wins Class-Action iPod Pricing Lawsuit

After just a few hours of deliberation, a jury in California found in favor of Apple on Tuesday in a billion-dollar class-action lawsuit over the price of its iPod music players.

12/16/2014

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