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Space X's Falcon 9 rocket launches on January 10, 2015 as it heads to space from pad 40 at Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying the Dragon CRS5 spacecraft on a resupply mision to the International Space Station (ISS). The Dragon cargo vessel should arrive at the space station at 6:12 am (1112 GMT) on January 12, NASA said. The cargo ship is carrying more than 5,000 pounds (2,268 kilograms) of supplies to the astronauts living in orbit. (BRUCE WEAVER/AFP/Getty Images)

Explosive Failed SpaceX Rocket Landing Gets Play-By-Play Treatment From Elon Musk

Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk suffered a setback last night with the failed landing of a reusable rocket at a landing pad in Florida.

01/16/2015

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Commuters Use Twitter To Make Digs At #BARTFriday Spoon Protests

When #BlackLivesMatter protesters mysteriously told people to “Bring A Spoon” to San Francisco Friday we didn’t quite know what to expect. As the sun rose Friday morning we got our answer, commute headaches – literally.

01/16/2015

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Facebook Says #BARTFriday Page Was Briefly Taken Down For Administrative Concerns

Facebook briefly took down the event page of an activist group organizing a protest set for Friday morning on the underground platform of BART’s Montgomery Street Station in downtown San Francisco.

01/16/2015

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)

$415M Settlement Reached In Silicon Valley Tech Suit Over Salary Fixing

Apple, Google and two other Silicon Valley companies have agreed to pay $415 million in a second attempt to resolve a class-action lawsuit alleging they formed an illegal cartel to prevent their workers from leaving for better-paying jobs.

01/15/2015

A rendering of the NASA New Horizons spacecraft. (NASA)

NASA Spacecraft Begins 1st Ever Approach To Pluto

Man is about to reach closer to Pluto than ever before as the NASA New Horizons spacecraft begins the first of several approach phases toward the dwarf planet at the edge of our solar system.

01/15/2015

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Free WiFi Network Service In East Palo Alto Shutting Down; Cites Declining Users

A non-profit is pulling the plug on a free public WiFi network originally designed to help bridge the digital divide in Silicon Valley. As KCBS’s Matt Bigler reports the network’s monthly users have been falling off in recent years.

01/15/2015

A visitor of the 'NEXT Berlin' conference tries out the Google Glass on April 24, 2013 in Berlin. 'NEXT Berlin' describes itself as 'a meeting place for the European digital industry'. Organisers say that at the conference, 'marketing decision-makers and business developers meet technical experts and creative minds to discuss what will be important in the next 12 months'. The conference is running from April 23 to 24, 2013. AFP PHOTO / OLE SPATA / GERMANY OUT (Photo credit should read Ole Spata/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Glass Sales Discontinued For Consumers; Wearable Device To Be Revamped

Google will stop selling its Internet-connected eyewear to consumers until the company can develop a more polished and affordable version that’s less likely to be viewed as a freakish device.

01/15/2015

Shirley Phelps-Roper (R) and her daughter Megan of the Westboro Baptist Church, a Kansas church known for its vehement anti-gay positions. (NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images)

Twitter Bans Anti-LGBT Hate Group Westboro Baptist Church

Twitter has allegedly suspended the accounts of a fundamental anti-LGBT baptist church and its leader.

01/15/2015

Google is building 100 prototypes of a car without steering wheels. (Source: Google)

Google Expects Public To Use Driverless Cars On Public Roads In 2-5 Years

The head of self-driving cars for Google expects real people to be using them on public roads in two to five years.

01/15/2015

Two Tesla Model S cars are displayed at a Tesla showroom on November 5, 2013 in Palo Alto, California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tesla CEO Elon Musk: Company Unlikely To Turn A Profit Until 2020

Musk said he expects the company to turn a profit after it brings the lower-cost Model 3 to market.

01/14/2015

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