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Wednesday, Dec 13, 2017 at 08:45 AM EST

2017's Top Google Searches: Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin

2017's Top Google Searches: Monkey Selfies, Eclipse, Bitcoin

Matt Lauer. Bitcoin. DACA. Monkey selfies. Jeremy Lin's hair. Do-it-yourself eclipse glasses. Tom Petty's death. National anthem protests in the NFL. And "Cash Me Outside." These were some of the people, topics...

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 06:09 PM EST

WATCH: Marines Test Fly Helicopters Without Pilots

WATCH: Marines Test Fly Helicopters Without Pilots

News4's Chris Gordon checks out some new military technology that allows helicopters to be flown without a pilot inside. "Ordering an Uber, ordering a pizza, it's that simple," one Marine said.

Tuesday, Dec 12, 2017 at 12:33 PM EST

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

Apple Buys Song-Recognition App Shazam for Reported $400M

Apple has bought Shazam, the maker of a song-recognition app that Apple's digital assistant Siri has already been using to help people identify the music playing on their iPhones.

Sunday, Dec 10, 2017 at 11:57 AM EST

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

Tech Companies Hire Models to Attend Holiday Parties: Report

A report of Bay Area tech companies hiring models to act as guests at lavish holiday parties is raising concerns. The Bloomberg report suggests that some Silicon Valley companies are hiring models from agencies...

Saturday, Dec 9, 2017 at 05:28 PM EST

New NJ Planetarium Billed as Largest in Western Hemisphere

New NJ Planetarium Billed as Largest in Western Hemisphere

New Jersey's Liberty Science Center in Jersey City is aiming to take visitors into space in what they are billing as the largest planetarium in the Western Hemisphere. The Jennifer Chalsty Planetarium in Jersey...

Friday, Dec 8, 2017 at 02:14 PM EST

Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net Neutrality Fans Speak Up as FCC Set to Strike Down Rules

Net neutrality is a simple concept but a dense and often technical issue that has been argued over for years in tech and telecom circles. Now everyday folks are talking about it. That's because the Federal...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 03:28 PM EST

For the 1st Time, LAFD to Deploy Drones in Firefight

For the 1st Time, LAFD to Deploy Drones in Firefight

For the first time, the Los Angeles Fire Department Thursday plans to deploy drones to help coordinate its battle against a pair of wildfires threatening homes in the city. LAFD Chief Ralph Terrazas said the...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 04:00 PM EST

Bitcoin Tops Record $19K, Falls Back Down

Bitcoin Tops Record $19K, Falls Back Down

Bitcoin surged past $19,000 for the first time Thursday before falling sharply from its record high. In trading on the Coinbase exchange, the digital currency hit a high of $19,340 after soaring through $12,000...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 10:09 AM EST

Walmart Dropping Hyphen From Its Legal Name in Shift to Web

Walmart Dropping Hyphen From Its Legal Name in Shift to Web

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is changing its legal name effective Feb. 1 as it shifts away from physical stores in the age of Amazon's increasing dominance. The world's largest retailer, based in Bentonville, Arkansas,...

Thursday, Dec 7, 2017 at 09:26 AM EST

'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' Is an Illegal Scam: BBB

'Secret Sister Gift Exchange' Is an Illegal Scam: BBB

Two holiday schemes have made their way back to social media and people are still falling for them. The "Secret Sister Gift Exchange" and the "Wine Exchange" programs are getting a lot of traction this time of...

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