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Robin Williams attends the CW, CBS And Showtime 2013 Summer TCA Party on July 29, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Reaction To Robin William’s Suicide Topped Google’s Search Requests In 2014

Google says Robin Williams’ suicide seared into the world’s collective mindset more than anything else this year.

12/16/2014

BMW i3 Concept

Electric Cars May Not Be So Great For Environment, Study Shows

People who bought an electric car, thinking they were saving the environment, might be doing more harm than they think.

12/15/2014

Atari E.T. The Extra Terrestrial Video Game (credit: Wikimedia Commons)

‘E.T.’ Atari Game Cartridge Entered Into Smithsonian

One of the “E.T.” Atari game cartridges unearthed this year from a heap of garbage buried deep in the New Mexico desert has been added to the video game history collection at the Smithsonian.

12/15/2014

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Uber Apologizes For Surge Pricing During Sydney Hostage Crisis

San Francisco-based Uber was hit with a new round of criticism overnight after users reported a spike in fares around a hostage situation in downtown Sydney, Australia.

12/15/2014

Daniel Craig

Producers Say Latest James Bond Film Script Was Stolen In Sony Pictures Hack Attack

The producers of the James Bond films have acknowledged that an early version of the screenplay for the new movie “SPECTRE” was among the material stolen in the massive cyber attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment.

12/14/2014

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Embroiled Uber Exec Complains His Landlord Is Trying To Make Him Move Out

Uber Sr. VP Emil Michael accused his landlord, tech industry lawyer John Danforth, of waging a harassment campaign designed to make Michael move.

12/13/2014

Large Winter Storm Brings Heavy Rains To Northern California

Social Media Flooded With Hashtags To Describe Bay Area Storm

What does that hashtag you use on social media mean about you?

12/12/2014

Caltrans crew readies emote-controlled boat.

Drone Boat Can Save Lives During Caltrans Emergency Flood Inspections Of Bridges

Thanks to their new remote-controlled boat, Caltrans can get a close up look at the span and the creek during the storm.

12/11/2014

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Uber Surge Prices Highest Ever During Big #BayAreaStorm; Fares 3.8X Normal Rate

The Bay Area got hit by a double-whammy Thursday: the biggest storm in years, and the highest Uber fares ever, giving new meaning to ‘surge pricing.’

12/11/2014

Lyft Rideshare Service

San Francisco and L.A. County District Attorneys Sue Uber, Reach Settlement With Lyft

The district attorneys of San Francisco and Los Angles announced on Tuesday they are suing ride services company Uber and have reached a settlement with Lyft.

12/09/2014

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