Google unveils secret drone project

Google said Thursday that it's working on building unmanned flying drones to deliver packages and supplies. 
Gary Reyes
For its highly anticipated new-product unveiling this fall, Apple is going back to where it all began. The company sent out a terse invitation Thursday for an event Sept. 9 at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts in Cupertino, where Apple's original Mac was unveiled 30 years ago and where an enormous top-secret, three-story structure is now being built.  
 
 
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Wolverton: Taking a fresh look at 4K TVs

With prices for 4K TVs dropping and more models on store shelves, is it a good time to replace your set to a new ultra-high definition one? 
EAST BAY
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New California law allows dogs to dine on restaurant patios

Gov. Jerry Brown -- owner of Sutter, California's 'first dog' and an adorable Welsh corgi to boot -- has signed into law a bill making it perfectly legal to bring your dog out to dinner with you. 
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Wage gap grows between support staff at tech campuses and high-tech employees

Amid the affluence of Silicon Valley's highly paid technology employees, an 'invisible workforce' of low-paid support staff at the region's tech companies has emerged, making one-fifth the wages of the digital workers, according to a report released Tuesday. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
08/28/2014 11:47 PM PDT - Zipcar and Palo Alto have partnered to expand car sharing in the downtown area with the addition of 10 new vehicles at four lots owned by the city.  
 
LiPo Ching
08/28/2014 07:41 PM PDT - A theft early Wednesday morning came at the same substation that in April 2013 suffered a sniper attack that knocked out 17 giant transformers which help supply power to Silicon Valley.
 
 
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    Inbox filled with kitty litter-box tips

    Readers offer their suggestions on making the litter box more attractive to cats.