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Off topic: Moody states, iPad Air ad, spiders (eek, spiders!) and the ’89 quake

Which state matches your personality? Take this test and find out. (I got Washington DC, which is obviously wrong because it's not even a state.) Would you buy an iPad Air from Walter White? Don't freak Read More →

Shutl acquisition prepares eBay Now for European expansion

EBay announced Tuesday it had acquired U.K. startup Shutl, a potential game-changer in the same-day delivery scene that paves the way for eBay to bring its delivery service to Europe. The Shutl acquisition will add speed and overseas markets to San Jose-based eBay's Read More →

Tesla shares fall; Elon Musk says Germany is “top focus”

Tesla Motors saw its share price fall further Wednesday amid news that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration may investigate the Model S fire and a dour research note from Merrill Lynch. On October 1, a Model S in Washington State Read More →

Tracking tracking: NSA’s French collection; GPS and law enforcement; what the TSA knows

From the NSA to the TSA, we've got your tracking news right here: • First, more developments in the NSA spying saga. James Clapper, director of National Intelligence, is denying a report that the National Security Agency recorded more than Read More →

Quoted: Tweet and fired: White House official was anonymous tweeter and critic

"What started out as an intended parody account of D.C. culture developed over time into a series of inappropriate and mean-spirited comments." — Jofi Joseph, who was fired from his job on the National Security Council nuclear non-proliferation team Read More →

Off topic: The (older) Simpsons, vacation surrogates, Lego space travel, math funnies

Should "The Simpsons" characters begin to age? Wish you were there: Live vicariously through your stuffed animals by sending them on a vacation. A timeline of space travel, told in Lego. Read More →

Apple’s iPad Air, iPad Mini all fair game for Pat & Mike Google Hangout

Join Pat & Mike as they, well mostly Pat, talks about Apple's big announcements concerning the iPad Air, the iPad Mini and the free software that Apple is rolling out. Did I say free? You want highlights? Pat dodges traffic on San Read More →

A-P-P-L-E and Bingo was his name-o, or what to do during Apple keynotes

What are you doing during Apple's big event besides hanging on to our very own Troy Wolverton's every live-blogged word? If you said "playing Apple Keynote Bingo," bingo! Besides sigh about the latest must-have gadget that's going Read More →

Facebook says it’s OK to post beheading videos

Videos of beheadings are back on Facebook, and so is the controversy over them. As we wrote in May, Facebook had first refused to take down videos showing decapitations, then banned them after an outcry. Now the social network Read More →

Report: Apple planning ultra-high def, 65-inch TVs

Even as Apple prepared to unveil its latest iPads on Tuesday, the Cupertino-based company is planning to produce ultra-high definition televisions with a frameless design and screens up to 65 inches late next year. Masahiko Ishino, a Tokyo-based analyst at Advanced Read More →
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