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Google Is Launching a Tool That Will Tell You if Solar Panels Are Right for You
Solar Energy

Google Is Launching a Tool That Will Tell You if Solar Panels Are Right for You

The database will tell you what you're likely to save in energy costs and will also put you in touch with a local installer.
There's Something Strangely Soothing About This Silly Key Ring on Kickstarter
Kickstarter

There's Something Strangely Soothing About This Silly Key Ring on Kickstarter

Irked by the sound of keys clinking together? So is California entrepreneur Vince Ho.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How This Produce Pioneer Popularized the Kiwi and Forever Changed the American Palate
Entrepreneurs

How This Produce Pioneer Popularized the Kiwi and Forever Changed the American Palate

Dr. Frieda Rapoport Caplan fears no fruit. The 91-year-old entrepreneur smashed the gender barrier in the old boys club of produce and brought some 200 unusual edibles out of obscurity and onto our plates.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Franchise Industry Resolves California Conflict, Paving the Way for Law Protecting Franchisee Rights
Franchisees

Franchise Industry Resolves California Conflict, Paving the Way for Law Protecting Franchisee Rights

The IFA agreed to drop its opposition to a bill backed by franchisee and labor organizations.
Kate Taylor
Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, California Labor Commission Says
Labor laws

Uber Driver Is Employee, Not Contractor, California Labor Commission Says

The ruling is the latest in a host of legal and regulatory challenges facing the smartphone-based ride-hailing service.
How a Creative Agency Became a Catalyst for Social Change
100 Brilliant Companies

How a Creative Agency Became a Catalyst for Social Change

The frogImpact program creates design-centric solutions for issues in health care, disaster relief and more.
Jason Ankeny
6 Things to Know About Elon Musk's Big Announcement Tonight
Elon Musk

6 Things to Know About Elon Musk's Big Announcement Tonight

Lights, camera...batteries? Here's what the Tesla founder wants you to get all charged up about.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Apple CEO Tim Cook Busts Some Rusty Moves to Pharrell's 'Happy'
Apple

Apple CEO Tim Cook Busts Some Rusty Moves to Pharrell's 'Happy'

Sometimes you just have to let it all out.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Virgin Galactic Lands in Long Beach, Unveils Plan to Launch Small Satellites Into Space
Virgin Galactic

Virgin Galactic Lands in Long Beach, Unveils Plan to Launch Small Satellites Into Space

Richard Branson's commercial spaceflight venture moved into the Southern California city to build a craft that will rocket satellites, not people, into space. We caught up with Virgin Galactic's CEO for the latest details.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
This Startup's Mission: A 3-D Printer in Every Home
3-D Printing

This Startup's Mission: A 3-D Printer in Every Home

Could easily, affordably printing objects on demand at home go mainstream? New Matter founder Steve Schell is betting on it.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How a 3-D Printer Just Gave This Little Girl an Awesome, New Prosthetic Hand
Far Out Tech

How a 3-D Printer Just Gave This Little Girl an Awesome, New Prosthetic Hand

Faith Lennox's breakthrough prosthetic 'robohand,' molded in her favorite colors, was printed and assembled in less than 24 hours, but 3-D printing gave her much more than a hand.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
Elon Musk's Hyperloop Moves Closer to Becoming Reality
Hyperloop

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Moves Closer to Becoming Reality

This time, a company wants to build it over a five-mile stretch in California.
Phil LeBeau
Foie Gras Is Now Legal Again in California
California Laws

Foie Gras Is Now Legal Again in California

A federal judge overturned the ban on the controversial delicacy, creating beef with animal-rights activists.
High Stakes: How This Marijuana Company Gained Buzz in a Budding Market
Marijuana

High Stakes: How This Marijuana Company Gained Buzz in a Budding Market

Though G FarmaLabs is now a leader in the cannabis industry, it took time before success sprouted.