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Napa earthquake as mapped by social media posts

Mapping software company Esri creates a real-time interactive map on the 6.0-magnitude quake filled with information from people's Twitter updates and YouTube videos.

By August 25, 2014

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Napa's earthquake, as measured by a fitness bracelet

Seismologists aren't the only ones culling data from the 6.0-magnitude quake that hit Northern California Sunday. The Jawbone Up maker is sharing its info on who woke up, where, and when.

By August 25, 2014

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For $110, this man built an earthquake warning system

A professor at UC Berkeley (in California's earthquake country) has created a prototype device that warns of pending quake-related rumbles and could be installed as easily as a home fire alarm.

By September 8, 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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Swarm of 1,000 Kilobots cooperates like an ant colony

An autonomous team of swarming robots is the first of its kind on such a scale.

By August 14, 2014

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New devices run on Wi-Fi signals alone

Engineers at University of Washington are working on a new type of tech called "Wi-Fi backscatter" that only needs a signal from a router to power up and communicate.

By August 7, 2014

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Microsoft confirms plans to cut 18,000 jobs in the next year

A majority of the job cuts will come from the recently acquired Nokia devices and services unit.

By July 17, 2014

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IBM deal won't have huge impact on Apple's financials -- analyst

Apple already has some big hooks in the enterprise market, so the deal with IBM won't do much to increase overall sales, says analyst Gene Munster.

By July 16, 2014

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Ad sales slump but Yahoo promises an Alibaba payday

CEO Marissa Mayer tells investors they'll share in half the proceeds from Alibaba's blockbuster IPO. Yahoo also plans on holding on to a larger stake in the Chinese e-commerce firm than previously reported.

By July 15, 2014

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Senate panel approves data-sharing cybersecurity bill

A Senate committee gives the nod to the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, which would make it easier for companies and the government to share data during cyberattacks.

By July 8, 2014