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Lawrence Berkeley Lab team seeks to revolutionize energy storage

Imagine an electric car with the range of a Tesla Model S but at one-fifth the price tag. Or a battery not only able to provide many times more energy than today's technology but also at significantly cheaper prices, meaning longer-lasting and less expensive power for cellphones, laptops and even the home. Those are among the ambitious goals of the $120 million, Department of Energy-funded Joint Center for Energy Storage Research. 
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AT&T will pay $23.8 million to settle a civil enforcement lawsuit brought by prosecutors over environmental violations.  
 
 
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Wolverton: Triple Play deals can be ditched for a-la-carte bundle

With his promotional deal about to expire, TechFiles columnist Troy Wolverton finds few real deals for phone, Internet and TV service and chooses to build his own bundle. 
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Nation's first cat cafe opens in Oakland

Founders say Cat Town Cafe is the first of its kind in the country. 
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Magid: How Amazon's Fire phones will fight Ebola

Columnist's attempt to help brothers with their app to help stop the spread of Ebola leads to Amazon donating 1,000 unsold Fire smartphones to run the app in West Africa. 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
11/20/2014 04:25 PM PST - Williams-Sonoma, the San Francisco-based seller of cookware and home furnishings, climbed the most in eight months after third-quarter results topped analysts' estimates.  
 
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11/20/2014 04:25 PM PST - Uber Technologies hired law firm Hogan Lovells' data-privacy experts to conduct an internal data-privacy review, moving to tamp down criticism after an executive discussed prying on journalists' private lives.