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Google I/O: Watch Live Video Streaming

May 10, 2011 | 11:57 am

Google I/O: Watch Live Video Streaming

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Thousands of developers and Google faithful are in San Francisco for the fourth annual I/O developer’s conference, where Google is expected to announce its much-anticipated, cloud-based music storage system. The 5,000 tickets for this year’s I/O sold out in 59 minutes, and the San Jose Mercury News reports that individual tickets were selling on eBay […]

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May 10, 2011 | 9:39 am

Morning Splash: Google’s Developer Conference Begins; Salmon Poachers; Teacher Protests

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Google’s Annual Developer Conference Gets Underway (San Jose Mercury News) SAN FRANCISCO — Whether or not Google (GOOG) makes any blockbuster announcements at its annual developers conference that starts Tuesday — a news report on Monday said it may unveil its own streaming music service — many of the software developers converging on San Francisco […]

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May 10, 2011 | 8:46 am

Watch Now: Apple Defends its Location Tracking in Congress

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This morning on Capital Hill, Apple and Google are testifying about how their products track and store user locations. You watch live right here. Lawmakers want more information about how some mobile applications gather and share users’ location information. Federal prosecutors and consumer advocates are addressing the Senate subcommitte as part of today’s proceedings. The […]

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New Inter-Disciplinary Program at Stanford Looks at Car From All Angles

April 8, 2011 | 2:36 pm

New Inter-Disciplinary Program at Stanford Looks at Car From All Angles

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Cars and academia may seem like an unlikely pairing. But a new program at Stanford will study the automobile from a wide range of perspectives, including design, sociology, history, and engineering. Clifford Nass, director of Stanford’s new Revs program says, “There is probably no technology that is more important and less studied than the automobile.” […]

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Update on Urban Agriculture Laws in Oakland

April 4, 2011 | 4:23 pm

Update on Urban Agriculture Laws in Oakland

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Last week, we posted about Oakland cracking down on urban farmer and writer Novella Carpenter. Well, Carpenter has posted an update on her blog Ghost Town Farm. She says after the uproar over her story in the SF Chronicle, an Oakland planning official paid her a visit and cleared up the finer points of where […]

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What’s Next for San Bruno Families?

April 4, 2011 | 3:51 pm

What’s Next for San Bruno Families?

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KQED Reporter Tara Siler has covered the San Bruno gas pipeline story ever since explosion, more than seven months ago. A lot of her coverage has dealt with regulations, oversight and fines. But her story that aired this morning on The California Report focused on how people are deciding whether to stay and rebuild their […]

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April 4, 2011 | 2:23 pm

A Sneak Peek at ‘The Governator’

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Here’s a first look at former California governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s, new animated TV show and comic, called — what else? — “The Governator.” In his new role, Schwarzenegger merges his experience as a former action hero and politician to fight crime without the pesky constraints of the law, state legislators or budget deficits. Schwarzenegger is […]

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April 4, 2011 | 1:00 pm

Bonds Trial on Hold, But New Evidence Emerges

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The perjury trial of Barry Bonds was put on hold today after a juror called in sick. Court officials say the juror could have kidney stones or gallstones. But even though the trial is on hold, there is new evidence. A key prosecution witness says he found a secret tape recording that may prove whether […]

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April 4, 2011 | 10:31 am

Morning Splash: SF Parking Rate Experiment; CFL Lightbulbs Not Getting Recycled; Will State Lawmakers Keep Car Perks?

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San Francisco Parking Rates Set to Change (SF Chronicle) SAN FRANCISCO — San Francisco drivers will be the focus of a nationally watched experiment to combat congestion and air pollution by regularly adjusting parking prices at curbside meters and public garages. If the city-run program, tentatively set to launch April 21, works as advertised, it […]

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March 23, 2011 | 2:01 pm

Creator of Prayer App Emerges from Coma

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A Sacramento-area teenager who invented a prayer app has emerged from a coma. Allen Wright came out of his coma of eight days after being struck by a hit-and-run driver. Wright’s family and friends asked for prayers… and received them on the Apple iPhone app that their son invented called “A Note to God.” In […]

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