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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

A photo released by a Chinese publication shows a man with nearly a hundred iPhones strapped to his body as he tried to smuggle them into China. (1/13/15)

Man Straps 94 iPhones To His Body In Attempt To Smuggle Them Into China

A man was caught allegedly trying to smuggle nearly 100 iPhones into China from Hong Kong underneath his clothes.

01/13/2015

(fbijobs.gov)

FBI Wants To Tap Into Bay Area’s Talented Tech Pool To Solve Cybercrimes

The Federal Bureau of Investigation is launching a nationwide recruiting drive for talented tech professionals, who can keep up with hackers both foreign and domestic, and are publicizing it in the Bay Area due to the region’s vast talent pool.

01/13/2015

(Credit: Buena Vista Images)

Report: US Border Patrol Should Abandon Plans To Buy New Drones

The Homeland Security Department’s border drones program costs far more than the government estimates, helps in the arrests of just a fraction of the number of people trying to cross the border illegally and flies far fewer hours than the government claims, an internal watchdog asserted in a report released Tuesday.

01/08/2015

(CBS SF)

New Jeans Made In Bay Area Firm Designed To Thwart High-Tech Thieves

Security company Norton has teamed up with Betabrand to create jeans with special pockets meant to protect credit cards, passports and key fobs from digital pick-pocketing.

01/08/2015

WALLY//118 photo from WallyPower

Mysterious Black Stealth Ship Prowls San Francisco Bay, A Harbinger Of Yachting’s Future

Yachts are supposed to be white, so when a dark, angular, $33 million stealth ship pulls up at a local marina next to a bunch of fiberglass pleasure boats that haven’t changed basic designs in 50 years, heads turn, cameraphones are raised, and questions are asked.  

01/07/2015

(CBS)

Watch BMW’s Electric Car Park Itself With A Single Smart Watch Command

BMW’s latest prototype, an electric car that can hunt for a parking spot all on its own, will soon be on display at the consumer electronics show in Las Vegas.

01/06/2015

(Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty Images)

Hacking Group Lizard Squad Takes Credit For Taking Xbox Live, PlayStation Network Offline

Both Microsoft and Sony said they are working to resolve the issue.

12/25/2014

(CBS SF)

The Future Of Retail? Army Of Robots Now Helping Customers At Orchard Supply Hardware In San Jose

San Jose-based Orchard Supply Hardware, a division of Lowe’s, has a robot helping customers. CNET reporter Sumi Das has more on whether the “Oshbot” is the future of retail.

12/24/2014

Google's new fully-functional self-driving prototype, revealed Monday. (Google)

Google Unwraps First Fully-Functional Driverless Car Expected To Hit NorCal Streets In 2015

Google unveiled the first real build of the company’s self-driving prototype Monday.

12/23/2014

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