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An active region on the sun erupted with a mid-level flare, an M8.7 class, on Oct. 21, 2014, as seen in the bright light of this image captured by NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory. This image shows extreme ultraviolet light that highlights the hot solar material in the sun's atmosphere. Image Credit: NASA/SDO

Triple Massive Solar Flares Send Streams Of Radiation Toward Earth, Potentially Disrupting Radios And Navigation

A series of three massive solar flares over the past week has bathed Earth in higher than normal amounts of radiation, with the potential to temporarily black out radio communication and navigational equipment if the sun was hitting that part of the planet.

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Apple In Talks For iCloud For Movies

Apple Issues Security Warning For iCloud After Reported Attempts To Steal User Data In China

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

20 hours ago

An image from the Hendo Hoverboard promotional video. (Arx Pax)

Los Gatos Startup Develops Working Hoverboard; Offers Technology For Others To Use

A Bay Area company has created what could be the first functioning hoverboard which can float above a surface as someone rides it like a skateboard.

10/21/2014

This September 12, 2013 photo illustration shows the newly designed Yahoo logo seen on a smartphone. Yahoo has refreshed its logo for the first time since the Internet companys founding 18 years ago. The new look unveiled September 4 is part of a makeover that Yahoo Inc. has been undergoing since the Sunnyvale, California company hired Google executive Marissa Mayer to become Yahoos CEO. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER (Photo credit should read KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Yahoo’s 3rd Quarter Earnings Soar On Alibaba Windfall

Yahoo’s (YHOO) third-quarter earnings soared as the Internet company collected a huge windfall from Alibaba’s recent IPO. Revenue also rose slightly from the previous year, a welcome change for a company that has been posting quarterly declines for most of the past five years.

10/21/2014

Chris Yerga, engineering director of Goo

Google Adds Mood Music In Hopes Of Luring Pandora, Spotify Listeners To Play

Google is adding mood music to the mix as it tries to lure listeners away from Pandora, Spotify and other popular services that play tunes over the Internet.

10/21/2014

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San Francisco Uber Driver Accused Of Forcibly Pulling Rider From Car, Smashing Her Phone In Dispute Over Directions

An Uber driver allegedly forcibly pulled a passenger out of his car before smashing her smartphone as she tried to record the incident in San Francisco.

10/20/2014

Apple Unveils iPhone 6

Apple Reports Record 39.3M iPhone Sales In 3rd Quarter, iPad Sales Down 13 Percent

Excitement for Apple’s new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models drove sales of a record 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, boosting the company’s earnings and revenue well above expectations.

10/20/2014

Screen images from Monkey Parking app. (Paolo Dobrowolny)

More Cities Join SF In Effort To Ban MonkeyParking App That Auctions Off Spaces To Highest Bidder

More woes for San Francisco-based MonkeyParking; this time in Southern California.

10/18/2014

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

USGS scientist Keith Knudsen

25 Years After Loma Prieta Earthquake, Numerous Advances Made In Early Warning Systems

In 1989, a gallon of gas was just less than a dollar, the first episode of “The Simpsons” aired on TV, and the first GPS satellites were launched into orbit. Twenty-five years later, GPS is the key to new technology allowing seismologists to warn us when a big quake is about to hit.

10/17/2014

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