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LGBT rights are good for the tech industry, SF Pride Parade chief says

San Francisco is both the home of the tech industry and the epicenter of the gay rights movement. Now the city is throwing its biggest party of the year, just after the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage.

By June 27, 2015

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What is FLAC? The high-def MP3 explained

CNET explains what FLAC is, as well as where to buy music in the FLAC format, and how to play it on your iPhone, computer, or MP3 player.

By June 26, 2015

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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015

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Zuckerberg donates $5M to scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants

Facebook CEO calls the donation an "investment" in 400 undocumented students in the San Francisco Bay Area.

By June 17, 2015

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Keep watching those cat videos. They may be good for your health

Research shows that the guilty pleasure can boost mood and energy levels. And yes, scientists say it's worth serious study.

By June 17, 2015

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FCC could get first Net neutrality complaint soon

A small video streaming company in San Diego says it will soon test the FCC's complaint process under its new Net neutrality rules.

By June 17, 2015

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Apple Watch can now be reserved for in-store purchase

Customers in the US, UK and elsewhere will no longer be restricted to ordering the watch online.

By June 17, 2015

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Non-creepy social networks make it to your smartphone

In response to fears over privacy, small social networks offer encryption and refrain from selling user data. Now their services are coming to mobile devices.

By June 15, 2015

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Think you use a lot of mobile data now? Wait until 2020

Mobile networks will cover 90 percent of the world as smartphone subscriptions more than double to 6.1 billion by 2020, according to Ericsson's research.

By June 2, 2015

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That hush-hush Air Force space plane just headed back into orbit

The X-37B -- undertaking its fourth mission -- shared its rocket ride back to space with an experimental LightSail spacecraft provided by the Bill Nye-backed Planetary Society.

By May 20, 2015