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Jim Parsons of 'Big Bang Theory' fame shills for Intel

Playing himself, not Sheldon Cooper, Parsons marvels at Intel's technological marvels. It is said to be his first ad as a celebrity endorser.

By November 21, 2014

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Famed astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson rates 'Interstellar'

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson frequently uses Twitter to rate how well popular sci-fi films follow scientific principles. How did Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" stack up?

By November 10, 2014

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Twitter is run by potheads, suggests famed investor Thiel

Iconoclastic investor Peter Thiel says Twitter is horribly mismanaged because there's "probably a lot of pot-smoking" there.

By September 17, 2014

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High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.

By August 29, 2014

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​Six seconds of fame: Tropfest launches Vine film competition

The world's biggest short film festival just got shorter with the launch of TropVine -- a competition to find the world's best six-second video.

By July 28, 2014

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Google Doodle honors famed zoologist Dian Fossey

Best known for her study of endangered gorillas in Africa, the late Fossey would've turned 82 years old on Thursday.

By January 16, 2014

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Steve Jobs posthumously inducted into Bay Area Business Hall of Fame

Apple's Eddy Cue accepted the award in Jobs' honor and tweeted a video tribute to his former boss.

By November 12, 2013

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How NSA snooping secures profits for famed privacy pro (Q&A)

Government surveillance has been a business boon for PGP creator Phil Zimmermann, whose company Silent Circle counts SEALs and the CIA as clients. Plus: why encryption needs a "Spartacus" moment.

By September 30, 2013

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Selfie sticks: Have they gone too far?

A walk down a sunny November street turns into an avoidance maneuver, as four people with a very long stick decide to film themselves. Is this the future of the promenade?

By November 11, 2014

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The messy claims behind 'Alex from Target'

A company that wants to bring "fans and fandom" together claimed to be behind the overnight viral sensation, but as more facts emerge, the shadows of doubt have become longer and darker.

By November 4, 2014