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Cube® 3D Printers for sale at Staples. (Staples/Cube)

3D Printers Inching Towards Mainstream; Consumers Can Expect User-Friendly Models

As the technology improves and costs come down, 3D printers are getting closer to becoming mainstream. Consumers can expect more user-friendly models to be introduced for homes, the workplace and in classrooms.


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Celebrity Names Dangerous For Web Security

McAfee releases list of the most dangerous celebrity names to search for online…


An Apple iPhone 5. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Apple Cuts Orders For iPhone 5 Components On Weak Demand; Shares Fall

Apple shares were down 4 percent in morning trading, putting them below the $500 mark for the first time since February.


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California Given Green Light To Run Own Health Insurance Market

The federal government has approved California’s plan to run its own health insurance market, a milestone in the state’s effort to meet the national health care reform law.


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Federal Officials Target Websites Selling Counterfeit Goods

In an undercover operation, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations, along with law enforcement agencies from across the globe seized 132 domain names on Monday.


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Poor Napa Wine Harvest Could Affect Prices

Both Napa and Sonoma had some issues with weather, keeping the wine grape harvest down.


A PG&E SmartMeter. (CBS)

California Regulators Map Out Smart Meter Opt-Out Options

A possible opt-out plan for state utilities is still months away from coming to fruition.


Best Buy store in Colma (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Tech Report: Best Buy Buy-Back Program Offered For Free

KCBS Technology Analyst Larry Magid on Best Buy’s buy-back program, which is free through this Saturday.



ConsumerWatch: Retail Employees Reveal Secret Freebies

They are little secrets giant retailers do not want you to know.

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New Statewide Effort to Regulate Organic Farms

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)- California is kicking off an effort to improve oversight of organic food production across the state.