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Google satellites to cover entire planet

Google satellites to cover entire planet

The world wide web may seem like a global community, but two-thirds of the planet still remain without access. Now, Google is planning to change this by launching a fleet of 180 satellites to provide web access for the 4.8 billion people not yet online, according to sources close to the company. The California-based giant...

US police confirm drive-by killer

US police confirm drive-by killer

US police have confirmed that a man who killed six people in a rampage in California was 22-year-old Elliot Rodger. The student was the son of Hollywood filmmaker Peter Rodger, who was assistant director on The Hunger Games. At a press conference, police said Elliot Rodger had stabbed three male room-mates to death at his...

Travel

In and Around California

In and Around California

No trip to Southern California is complete without a trip to a couple of neighboring states – Nevada and Arizona. If you choose not to drive the 330 miles from Irvine to Las Vegas (LV), you may book yourself a tour with one of the many companies that operate the routes everyday. I suggest...

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Samsung ordered to pay Apple $119.6m

Samsung has been ordered to pay $119.6m (£71m) to Apple by a US court for infringing two of its patents. A jury in California delivered its verdict in a federal court in San Jose on Friday in the latest lawsuit involving the two tech giants. During the month-long trial, Apple accused Samsung of violating patents...

Yurok tribe to release condors in California

Yurok tribe to release condors in California

Yurok tribal tradition holds California condors as sacred, with ancient stories saying the giant birds fly closest to the sun and are the best messengers to carry prayers. Now, after five years of research, the far northern California-based tribe has received permission to release captive-bred condors into the Redwood Coast, where they haven't soared...

Teen survives 5-hr Hawaii flight in jet wheel well

Teen survives 5-hr Hawaii flight in jet wheel well

A 16-year-old boy stowed away in the wheel well of a flight from California to Hawaii on Sunday, surviving the trip halfway across the Pacific Ocean unharmed despite frigid temperatures at 38,000 feet and a lack of oxygen, FBI and airline officials said. FBI spokesman Tom Simon in Honolulu told The Associated Press on...

Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

Facebook headquarters cleared after false threat

Police flooded Facebook's headquarters in Northern California to investigate a threat they later found wasn't credible. Menlo Park police Commander Dave Bertini says Facebook's campus was locked down Tuesday night after San Francisco police passed on a report of a threat shortly after 7:00pm. Bertini says the threat was found to be unsubstantiated and not...

Big quake strikes off N California

Big quake strikes off N California

A powerful magnitude-6.9 earthquake struck Sunday night off the coast of Northern California, but there were no immediate reports of injury or damage and no danger of a tsunami, officials said. The temblor struck at 9:18 pm PDT and was centered 50 miles west of Eureka and about four miles beneath the Pacific seabed,...

Facebook unveils news feed redesign, one year later

Facebook unveils news feed redesign, one year later

Facebook started to roll out a redesign for its news feed yesterday, almost exactly one year after the company initially announced a major overhaul at its Menlo Park, California, headquarters. The new look includes font changes and more prominent photos that span the entire news feed, but the overall look is more subtle than...

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