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Mozilla Sponsors Bay Area LGBT Youth Summit

PERSONAL TECH | By Matthew S. Bajko | Thursday Apr 24, 2014
The lead sponsor for a Bay Area LGBT youth summit taking place in San Francisco’s gay Castro district next weekend will be the Mozilla Foundation, organizers disclosed to the Bay Area Reporter.

Tech Tips: Add 2nd Layer of Protection Online

PERSONAL TECH | By Anick Jesdanun | Apr 24
If the Heartbleed security threat teaches us anything, it’s that passwords don’t offer total protection.

A prototype of an electric carriage is displayed at the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Alternative to NYC Horse Carriages: Old-Timey Car?

PERSONAL TECH | By Deepti Hajela | Apr 24
An electric car that proponents hope will replace horse-drawn carriages in New York City was presented at the New York International Auto Show, as critics expressed their distaste for the idea.

How El Nino Might Affect U.S. Weather

SCIENCE | Apr 24
Time Magazine’s Bryan Walsh explains how a rise could in the temperature of the Pacific ocean could be signs of the El Nino weather phenomenon. He describes how that might affect global and U.S. weather.

Women, Minorities Underrepresented in STEM Fields

SCIENCE | Apr 23
A study by U.S. News & World Report finds America is not producing enough workers to keep up with growing STEM (science technology, engineering and mathematics) field.

MoneyWatch :: AT&T Eyes Streaming Video

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 23
AT&T wants to challenge video streaming services like Hulu and Netflix. The company will invest more than $500 million to buy and develop a streaming video brand or website. No specifics have been released yet.

Chris Pratt in a scene from "Guardians Of The Galaxy."

Chris Pratt Enters a New ’Galaxy’

PERSONAL TECH | By Jake Coyle | Apr 23
After Chris Pratt tweeted a shirtless photo of himself to flaunt the shape he had gotten into for "Zero Dark Thirty," he received a "giant ball of criticism" from his friends and helped land him the lead in one of the summer’s biggest movies.

A scientist holds a juvenile lobster while doing research on Orr’s Island in Harpswell, Maine.

Maine Baby Lobster Decline Could End High Catches

SCIENCE | By Patrick Whittle | Apr 23
The number of baby lobsters settling off the rocky coast of Maine continues to steadily decline - possibly foreshadowing an end to the recent record catches that have boosted New England’s lobster fishery, scientists say.

A Doorbell with Facial Recognition Software?

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 22
Chui aims to bring cell phone notifications and smart home features to the doorbell. Chenda Ngak met with co-founders Nezare Chafni and Shaun Moore to see how it works.

Driverless Vehicles Could Soon Be on the Road

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 22
Automakers debuted their driverless vehicles at the International Auto Show in New York. Volvo says its driverless cars could be at dealerships around the world in less than five years. Jericka Duncan reports.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger is introduced at the New York International Auto Show in New York.

Muscle Cars Out in Force at New York Auto Show

PERSONAL TECH | By Dee-Ann Durbin | Apr 21
Who says America has lost its muscle? Growling, unapologetic performance is the theme of this year’s New York International Auto Show. There’s something called the EV Pavilion, but automakers didn’t introduce any hybrids or electrics at the show.