• Apple and Tesla, together at last? - 08/22/2014 09:26 AM PDT

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    New 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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    At age 30, Zachary Rosen has three startups to his name and thousands of miles logged on his bicycle. But his latest undertaking, Pantheon, is Rosen's largest project.  
    Wolverton: LG's new flagship G3 phone lacks pizazz

    With its new flagship G3 smartphone, LG focuses on only a handful of new features, most of which are subtle improvements rather than flashy advances. And while it’s very good, it’s not at all exciting.

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    Nationwide rankings for first-time homebuyers give poor marks to Richmond, Oakland

    A personal finance website released a list Monday ranking the best markets for first-time homebuyers, and some Bay Area cities, including Richmond, Oakland, Vallejo and Berkeley, found themselves at or near the bottom of the list.  
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    Apple ramps up research and development spending

    As rumors swirl about new Apple products that may be on the way, one thing is for sure: The company is doubling down on research and development. That suggests Apple has much more in store than a new version of one of its signature devices, analysts say. 
    08/23/2014 06:50 AM PDT - More than 1,000 U.S. retailers could be infected with malicious software lurking in their cash register computers, allowing hackers to steal customer financial data, the Homeland Security Department said Friday.  
    08/22/2014 04:45 PM PDT - The internal records of as many as 25,000 Homeland Security Department employees were exposed during a recent computer break-in at a federal contractor that handles security clearances, an agency official said Friday.
  • Kenya choking on world's e-waste - 08/22/2014 09:46 AM PDT
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    Taylor Swift 'Shake it Off' director rebuts racism charges

    Mark Romanek responds to rapper Earl Sweatshirt who -- without seeing the video -- blasted its twerking scene as “inherently offesnive.”