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Expert: Facebook’s Instant Articles ‘The End Of The Internet As We Know It’

Facebook debuted its “Instant Articles” Wednesday, where nine major media companies – including The New York Times, NBC News and BuzzFeed – publishes content directly to the social media site’s news feed.

05/14/2015

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California Leads Nation With Highest Gas Prices

Drivers who have seen a steady rise in the price of gasoline can relax: They will almost certainly be paying far less for gas this summer than they have in at least six years — except for those in California.

05/12/2015

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Encrypted Email Service Blocks Out The Government, Features Self-Destructing Messages

A new encrypted email service is designed to block out any and all third parties, including government surveillance agencies such as the NSA, from reading messages.

04/28/2015

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Google Wireless Phone Service Challenges Major Carriers To Lower Prices

Google is offering a wireless phone service designed to pressure major carriers such as AT&T and Verizon Wireless into lowering their prices.

04/22/2015

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CNET: Apple Watch Being Sold By Appointment Only

The launch of Apple Watch on April 24 won’t involve the long lines we have seen with other Apple product launches.

04/06/2015

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Gas Prices Fall By Almost 8 Cents Per Gallon Last Week In Sacramento

It might be a good time for a road trip as gas prices continue to fall throughout our area.

03/31/2015

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Man Turned Away From Garth Brooks Concert; Told $585 Tickets Were Already Used

His mother shelled out nearly $600 to get him the tickets for his birthday, only to be told someone else already had his seat. Now at local man is demanding the company that sold the tickets make things right.

03/29/2015

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Poultry Farmers Concerned About Effects, Spreading Of New Strain Of Bird Flu

Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states — and to stop it from spreading.

03/14/2015

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Apple Watch: 3 Reasons Why It Will — Or Won’t — Be A Hit

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — No one can argue that Apple has changed the way people live their lives. The company’s iPod, iTunes, iPhone and iPad have shaken up music, phone and computer markets worldwide. Is […]

03/09/2015

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Hyundai Recalls 263,000 Cars Over Power Steering Problem Linked To Sensors

Hyundai is recalling about 263,000 cars in the U.S. and Canada because a sensor problem could cause drivers to lose power-assisted steering.

03/02/2015

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States’ Insurance Departments Investigating Anthem Data Breach

Insurance departments in several states plan to lead an investigation into the recent data breach at Anthem.

02/12/2015

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Patients Say Popular Antibiotic Caused Devastating Side Effects

Fluoroquinolones are among the most widely prescribed type of antibiotics. Many patients say instead of helping them heal, however, these powerful drugs have made them sicker.

02/11/2015

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Neiman Marcus: The Christmas Book 2012

The 2012 Christmas Book was unveiled today by luxury retailer Neiman Marcus in Dallas.

The makers of Airborne agreed to a $30 million settlement over false advertising claims that Airborne tablets can prevent or reduce the risk of colds, reduce the severity or duration of a cold, and protect against colds in crowded places such as airplanes, offices, or schools. (source: Federal Trade Commission)

Too Good To Be True…

Advertising is supposed to make you WANT a product. But some time, the claims go too far. Here are a few products over the years that have made false, misleading, or unsubstantiated claims…and got caught! It does not include the dozens of diet pills that have been fined for making false claims.

The Volkswagen E-Bugster is displayed during the press preview for the 2012 North American International Auto Show in Detroit Michigan, January 9, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Geoff Robins (credit: GEOFF ROBINS/AFP/Getty Images)

2012 North American Car Show

The 2012 North American International Auto Show is under way in Detroit. Here is a look at some of the new cars expected to hit showrooms this year.

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Cheaper In 2012

Who knows if the economy will improve in 2012? But there is some bright money news. Some things will cost less this year. DealNews.com put together a list of ten items that will likely be cheaper in 2012.

Dog-napping has risen sharply in the 2011, according to the American Kennel Club.  TIMEMoneyland says smaller, valuable dog breeds are being stolen because they're easier to steal.

5 Weird Items Being Stolen During Recession

With the down economy and the rising value of some goods (and creatures), thieves are targeting some odd items to sell for a quick buck. Here is a list of the top 5 Weird Things People Are Stealing from TIME/Moneyland.

Take the top tennis players in the world and focus just on their cleavage. That was the premises of the "Adult Tennis Boobs" app. Apple said no thanks. (credit: Overdamped)

Banned: Most Controversial iPhone Apps

Apple now has strict policies on which applications for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch are approved for their App Store. But some risque or offensive apps have made it through the approval process, while others were rejected before getting to market. Here’s a look at a few of the most controversial apps.

Poppin' Park Elefun Busy Ball Popper by Hasbro's Playskool, $29.99: A colorful elephant that can launch plastic balls and plays music. (credit: toysrus.com/hottoys)

2011 Hot Holiday Toys by Toys R Us

Every year, toy makers and sellers hope there will be a runaway hit toy to help spur excitement around the holidays and boost sales. Toys R Us is betting that 15 toys ranging from a flying, inflatable remote-control fish to tiny collectible monsters will be big hits this season.

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