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Quake, rattle, and then roll out of bed

From the Department of Overstating the Obvious comes word from wearable-tech company Jawbone that most of its customers living close to Napa when the magnitude-6.0 quake struck Sunday and wearing the company's sleep-monitoring wristband experienced the same reaction: They woke up. According Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

Once again, we've got your tech news links right here. Are you eligible for a free iPhone 5 battery replacement? You could be if your phone was sold between September 2012 and January 2013. Here's the serial number checker. Not again. Read More →

Amazon gearing up to challenge Google in lucrative online ad business

Look out, Google: A new report says Amazon has ambitions to become a significant competitor in the highly profitable business of helping other companies place ads on a variety of sites around the web. It’s another example of giant Internet companies Read More →

Same-day delivery derby heats up with Newegg’s entry

Electronics and gamer-gear retailer Newegg is the latest e-commerce player to join the same-day delivery derby, announcing today that it would roll out same-day service to parts of Los Angeles. Speeding up delivery times is the latest arms race among e-tailers who Read More →

Elon Musk responds to full-page ad seeking Model S improvements

A New York couple took out an ad in the Palo Alto Weekly asking Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk to make some improvements in the all-electric Model S sedan, including moving the cup holder forward, voice-activated phone dialing and Read More →

Off topic: Love after all, ‘fly-by babies,’ introvert’s heart, new bird species, man bites snake

" I have never stopped loving you" — in code, from one man to one woman, 62 years later. Up in the air: What's the nationality of "fly-by babies"? From Recluse Corner to Town of Online Read More →

Kleiner Perkins reports computer theft at its Menlo Park office

Someone broke into the Menlo Park office of venture capital powerhouse Kleiner Perkins last month and took off with laptops containing social security numbers and other sensitive financial details. The company disclosed the theft in an Aug. 13 letter to the Read More →

Apple reportedly faces supply chain snafu ahead of iPhone 6 launch

Apple suppliers are struggling to prepare screens for the iPhone 6 on time after the Cupertino-based company decided to redesign a critical part, Reuters reported Friday. Supply chain sources told the news agency that it is still unclear whether or Read More →

Happy chirpers: Twitter tops survey for workplace culture and values

Twitter was named the No. 1 tech workplace and No. 2 overall in a survey we wrote about in December. Now there's more reason for the San Francisco company to pat itself on the back: It's No. 1 Read More →

On topic: Tech news to know now

We've got your Friday tech news links right here. Suppliers are having a tough time getting enough screens ready for Apple's iPhone 6, reports Reuters. To comply with new California testing rules, Google will add temporary steering wheels in its self-driving Read More →
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