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Larry Magid: Intel To Eliminate PC Cables By 2016

If the back of your computer looks like a bird’s nest you’ll be happy with Intel’s announcement this week. The chip maker is aiming to eliminate all those pesky PC cables by 2016.

06/04/2014

Golden Gate Transit bus

Wi-Fi Service To Re-Launch On Golden Gate Transit Buses

In 2013 the feature was dropped from the bus service because it was unreliable.

04/25/2014

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San Francisco To Get Free Wi-Fi In City Parks, Open Spaces

The $600,000 gift from Google will allow for free public wireless Internet access at several parks, recreation centers and plazas across the city.

07/24/2013

Picture taken on March 3, 2010 shows the camera of a street-view car, used to photograph whole streets, on the Google street-view stand at the world's biggest high-tech fair, the CeBIT in the northern German city of Hanover. (Daniel Mihailescu/AFP/Getty Images)

Google Ordered To Delete Personal Data From British Street View Project

Britain’s data regulator has ordered Google to delete personal data scooped up in its Street View project—or face contempt of court.

06/21/2013

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ConsumerWatch: A Simple Step To Secure Your Privacy

Google’s admission that its Street View mapping project violated people’s privacy should serve as a wake-up call to consumers about how easily their personal information can be tapped, according to a leading computer security expert.

03/13/2013

People walk by a homeless man. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Federal Program To Fund Free Cell Service For California Homeless

Many California homeless people may soon get cell phones for next to nothing thanks to a federally-funded program set for approval by the Public Utilities Commission.

12/10/2012

Jerry Brown talks on his cell phone after walking off of his gubernatorial campaign plane on November 1, 2010 in Santa Monica. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Brown Vetoes Bill Banning Cellphone Disruption

Governor Jerry Brown has vetoed a bill that would have banned agencies from disrupting cellphone service without a court order.

09/29/2012

Nokia Siemens Networks in Mountain View

Nokia Siemens Networks To Supply Equipment For New T-Mobile 4G LTE

T-Mobile USA says Mountain View-based Nokia Siemens Networks and Ericsson will supply the equipment for its new wireless broadband network, a project worth $4 billion.

05/08/2012

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HeatlthWatch: Remote-Controlled Chip Delivers Drug Painlessly

Implanted medicine is a hot field, aiming to help patients better stick to their meds and to deliver those drugs straight to the body part that needs them.

02/16/2012

A man using two smartphones. (Indranil Mukherjee/Getty Images)

San Jose Hopes To Soon Feature Fastest Free WiFi In US

San Jose is beefing up its free downtown Wi-Fi network in the hopes that speeds will soon be the fastest in the U.S. San Jose was among the first large cities to implement free wireless internet access to anyone downtown in 2004. Now that network is being rebooted.

01/17/2012

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