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Researchers Developing Portable Device That Detects U.S. Currency Vapors To Be Used By Border Patrol

An estimated $30 billion in U.S. currency is illegally smuggled into Mexico each year from the United States, but research is being done to help U.S. border-patrol agents sniff out the so-called dirty money.

08/12/2014

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#Fatkini Photo Trend Aims To Empower Plus-Size Women

You may have seen the selfies on Facebook or Instagram: women wearing swimsuits with the hashtag #fatkini. The social media movement isn’t more online shaming, but instead a push for empowerment.

08/12/2014

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St. Louis Police Shooting Of Unarmed Man Sparks Twitter Hashtag #IfTheyGunnedMeDown

The police shooting of an unarmed man in Missouri has inspired a Twitter hashtag spreading across social media sites.

08/11/2014

$470 For A Ride Home? ‘Surge’ Pricing Leads To Reports Of Shocking Uber Fares After Outside Lands

Uber prices surged to 500 percent of normal rates after Outside Lands music festival ended, and traffic nightmares began over the weekend. (More via LIVE 105)

08/11/2014

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Hacked Yahoo News’ Twitter Account Reports Fake Ebola Outbreak In Atlanta

The official Twitter account of Yahoo News was apparently hacked Sunday after it tweeted 145 people in Atlanta were infected with Ebola to its 816,000 followers.

08/11/2014

Diagram from lawsuit showing how Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm and Pixar allegedly reached agreements on hires and compensation. (Lieff Cabraser Heimann and Bernstein)

Judge Rejects $324.5M Settlement Of Silicon Valley Hiring Lawsuit

A federal judge rejected as too low a $324.5 million settlement of a class-action lawsuit alleging Google and Apple conspired with several other technology companies to block their top workers from getting better job offers.

08/08/2014

San Francisco Ferry Building (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

49er Food Vendor Giving Away Popcorn, Free Tickets In Downtown San Francisco

The main food vendor for Levi’s Stadium is giving away ‘golden tickets’ inside free popcorn at the San Francisco Ferry Building, Union Square and The Embarcadero Center Friday.

08/08/2014

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San Francisco Moves Closer To Legalizing Airbnb, Other Short-Term Rentals

In an effort to regulate short-term rentals—made popular by services such as Airbnb, San Francisco passed its first legislative test Thursday at City Hall, where the planning commission gave tentative approval a controversial proposal after a four-hour long public hearing.

08/08/2014

Picture of the Pacific Ocean near Hawaii taken from the Wave Glider Holoholo robot on August 7, 2014. (CBS)

Robot At Sea Tweets Photos In Path Of Hurricanes Headed Towards Hawaii

As residents of Hawaii prepare for the possibility of two hurricanes making landfall, a robot at sea developed by a Silicon Valley firm is tweeting pictures of the worsening conditions.

08/07/2014

State Sen. Mark Leno is confident a new Kill-Switch bill will pass the Senate.

Kill Switch Legislation Passes Assembly, Now Heads Back To State Senate For Vote

The bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is headed back to the Senate for a final vote on amendments.

08/07/2014

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