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Johnny Depp in a scene from "Transcendence."

’Transcendence’ Like a Clunky TED Talk

SCIENCE | By Jake Coyle | Saturday Apr 19, 2014
First, we had Scarlett Johansson as a human-like operating system. Now, Johnny Depp has been uploaded. If the singularity - when artificial intelligence surpasses human smarts - is indeed coming, at least it has decent taste in movie star avatars.

Medical personnel at the emergency entrance of a hospital wait to receive suspected Ebola virus patients in Conakry, Guinea.

Ebola Virus in Africa Outbreak is a New Strain

SCIENCE | By Marilynn Marchione | Apr 19
The Ebola virus that has killed scores of people in Guinea this year is a new strain - evidence that the disease did not spread there from outbreaks in some other African nations, scientists report.

MoneyWatch :: New App for Caffeine Junkies

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 18
There’s a new app, called Cups, that lets you pay $45 a month for unlimited coffee from dozens of independent coffee shops. Right now the app is only available in New York and there is one limitation: Users have to wait 30 minutes before ordering another.

California Delays Decision on Protecting Gray Wolf

SCIENCE | By Scott Smith | Apr 18
Advocates for the gray wolf in California will have to wait 90 days before learning if the animal will be listed as endangered, a state board decided Wednesday. Ranchers and state wildlife officials oppose granting the species legal protections.

Get Ready for a Mobile Phone Kill Switch

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 18
A wireless industry trade group says a free preloaded or downloaded anti-theft tool will be installed on phones sold in the US after July 2015, allowing the owner to disable the device remotely if it gets stolen. Bigad Shaban reports.

Google Earnings Fall Short of Expectations

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 17
After Google reported a 19 percent increase in revenue, its stock fell nearly six percent Wednesday after the market closed. CBS News business analyst Jill Schlesinger discusses Google’s first-quarter earnings reports and tech stocks selloff.

A sea lion pup named Hoppie who was found at Mape’s Ranch near Modesto, Calif.

Lost Sea Lion in California Found Mile from Water

SCIENCE | Apr 17
Workers at a central California ranch could hardly believe their eyes when they spotted a sea lion pup hopping through an almond orchard, a mile from the San Joaquin River.

Screen Time Cuts into Sleep Time for Babies

PERSONAL TECH | Apr 17
Daily health headlines: New research on young children’s media habits, the risks of gaining too much or too little weight during pregnancy, and more top stories.

Chris Beard

Mozilla Hires Interim CEO

PERSONAL TECH | By Jason St. Amand | Apr 16
After Brendan Eich stepped down as Mozilla’s CEO last month, over a controversy sparked by a $1,000 donation he made to an anti-gay marriage campaign in 2008, the software company announced its interim CEO Monday .

An outdoor screening during the Tribeca Film Festival in New York. When the 13th annual New York festival debuts Wednesday night, it will present not just 80-plus feature films, but an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of SXSW.

At Tribeca, Movies are Only Part of the Story

PERSONAL TECH | By Jake Coyle | Apr 16
The 13th annual New York festival, which debuts Wednesday night, will present not just 80-plus feature films, but also an "Innovation Week" that seems designed to capture some of the tech energy of South by Southwest.

Actor Johnny Depp, right, and director Walter Pfister during the "Transcendence" film press junket at the Four Seasons Hotel, in Los Angeles.

Pfister, Depp Reunite for Sci-Fi ’Transcendence’

SCIENCE | By Jessica Herndon | Apr 16
For more than a decade, cinematographer Wally Pfister brought director Christopher Nolan’s cinematic visions to life. Now, he’s the one calling the shots. His directorial debut, the new sci-fi mystery "Transcendence," has many elements of a Nolan blockbu