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Google Admitting It Can’t Compete With Facebook On Social Media?

Company vice president Brad Horotwitz, who’s been running Google+, said in a blogpost that users will no longer need a Google+ account to chat with others on Google products like YouTube. Any Gmail account will now suffice.

07/28/2015

An National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) team surveys a tail section from the crashed Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo near Cantil, California.  AFP PHOTO/JOSH EDELSON

NTSB: Co-Pilot Error Blamed For Crash Of Virgin Galactic Spaceship

Federal safety investigators said Tuesday the crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft’s braking system early.

07/28/2015

Filmmaker Chris Columbus & Liam Mayclem

Director Chris Columbus Talks Pixels & Arcade Games w/ Liam Mayclem

VIDEO: Liam Mayclem sat down (sort of) with Bay Area-filmmaker Chris Columbus at Brewcade in San Francisco to discuss his latest comedic adventure, Pixels…

07/27/2015

Terminator robot 'T-800' (credit: YOSHIKAZU TSUNO/AFP/Getty Images)

Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking Warn Killer Robots Could Destroy Humanity As We Know It

From self-driving cars to mobile personal assistants, the conveniences of technology seamlessly fold into our everyday lives — which is why three luminaries are warning humanity: beware of the killer robots.

07/27/2015

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Lawsuit Puts Berkeley Law Requiring Cellphone Warnings On Hold Saying Radiation Risk Is False

A group representing the wireless industry has filed a lawsuit to put Berkeley’s cellphone ordinance on hold, saying it violates the First Amendment.

07/27/2015

A screenshot of #curvy  shows it has more than 2.1 million posts. (CBS)

Under Pressure Instagram Brings Back #Curvy Hashtag After Taking It Down For Porn

Instagrammers can once search #Curvy. The voluptuous hashtag became searchable again last week, after Instagram removed it for being a magnet for pornographic images.

07/27/2015

The brightest spots on dwarf planet Ceres are seen in this image taken by NASA's Dawn spacecraft on June 6, 2015. (NASA/JPL-Caltech/UCLA/MPS/DLR/IDA)

Detectable Haze On Dwarf Planet Ceres Bolsters Top Theory For Bizarre Bright Spots

New information about the mysterious bright spots on Ceres is giving scientists new leads about the dwarf planet’s history.

07/27/2015

Battlefield Hardline Demos (credit: Dan R. Krauss/Getty Images)

China Opens Its Borders To Foreign Video Game Consoles

China is lifting a longtime ban on foreign video game consoles being sold anywhere in the country

07/27/2015

Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with Endoskeleton (Photo by Dominique Charriau/Getty Images for Paramount Pictures)

Play As Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ‘Terminator’ In WWE 2K16

2K Games announced Monday that Arnold Schwarzenegger would be part of the upcoming WWE 2K16 video game.

07/27/2015

A potential hybrid car buyer test drives a Toyota Prius in San Francisco. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)

Bay Area Company Develops Deterrent For Hybrid Car Battery Thieves

Hybrid car owners are being warned over an uptick in battery thefts, and a Bay Area company has come up with a simple solution to stop them.

07/26/2015