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Vexed in the City: Welcoming new techies with a middle finger salute

The new era of dot-com fortunes spurs plenty of angst aimed at San Francisco's most privileged, but it hasn't stopped tech workers from moving in.

How Microsoft will ride Android hardware to save Windows Phone

The HTC One M8 for Windows marks a new tack Microsoft hopes will lead to greater popularity for Windows Phone. The basic idea: Let handset makers reuse high-end Android hardware.

Coin delayed until spring 2015 as questions remain

The startup behind a smart electronic device that stores credit and debit cards will offer a beta program for 10,000 customers.

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45 minutes agoVexed in the Cityby

Vexed in the City: Welcoming new techies with a middle finger salute

The new era of dot-com fortunes spurs plenty of angst aimed at San Francisco's most privileged, but it hasn't stopped tech workers from moving in.

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The best ultraportable, ultra-flexible hybrids

These 11-inch Yoga-like 2-in-1 systems work do double duty as laptops and tablets.

12 hours agoSmart Homeby

Delve into DIY security with these connected cameras

Whether you're serious about security or simply want to spy on a mischievous pet, these clever cameras are vying for a spot in your home.

12 hours agoCraveby

Cyborg moths to the rescue!

Scientists are developing a method of controlling the flight muscles of moths wirelessly, instantly introducing a new term to the vocabulary of technophobes: the mothpocalypse.

13 hours agoMobile Appsby

The best mobile apps for taking notes

While our smartphones and tablets come with apps that let you jot things down, there are much better apps available that help you organize your notes and be more productive.

13 hours agoPeripheralsby

USB Type-C: One cable to connect them all

CNET editor Dong Ngo explains the USB standard and the significance of the latest USB Type-C.

14 hours agoCraveby

Crave Ep. 171: The Superhero Workout will whip nerds into shape

Level up your prototype battle suit with the Superhero Workout app for iOS, then relax with a rubdown from your laptop case.​

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The Superhero Workout will whip nerds into shape, Ep. 171

This week on Crave we battle an alien invasion and burn some calories at the same time. Also, we e​njoy a nice foot massage from a​ laptop case and try to wrap our heads around a working hard drive built in Minecraft.... I know it sounds crazy but this is Crave!

15 hours agoTech Industryby

Google buys Gecko Design for X projects

The product-design firm will be put to work on some of Google's most "cutting edge" projects.

15 hours agoTechnically Incorrectby

Robots could murder us out of kindness, says futurist

Engineer Nell Watson worries that it won't be easy to teach powerful robots values.

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20 Google Now tips every Android user should know

Google Now can do more than let you search by voice. Here are a bunch of ways to turn it into the ultimate personal assistant.

16 hours agoCraveby

Scalzi's new sci-fi thriller 'Lock In' gets a theme song

"Redshirts" author John Scalzi commissions indie rocker William Beckett to perform a theme song for his new book "Lock In."

16 hours agoPhonesby

Great Google+ communities for Android users

Google's social network service is an excellent resource for Android owners to get more out of their device. Whether you're brand new to the platform or looking to push your handset to its limits, there's something for everyone.

16 hours agoCNET Updateby

Hack attack: Apps can spy on other apps

Researchers reveal a flaw in Android, iOS and Windows that lets hackers peer into Gmail, Chase and other apps. Also, Norton reduces its software line to one product, and Pebble gets score alerts with the ESPN app.

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Hack attack: Apps can spy on other apps

Researchers reveal a flaw in Android, iOS and Windows that lets hackers peer into Gmail, Chase and other apps. Also, Norton reduces its software line to one product, and Pebble gets score alerts with the ESPN app.

16 hours agoThe 404by

The 404 Show 1,541: Look away from your phone once and a while, the world is passing you by (podcast)

Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg is back on the show today for a discussion about why he thinks technology is making us less aware of our surroundings, and more obsessed with ourselves.

16 hours agoBack-to-School Tech Gift Guideby

Plan your day, semester with scheduling app iStudiez

App for iOS and Macs can help keep students on schedule with classes and assignments.

17 hours agoTechnically Incorrectby

Samsung turns Ice Bucket Challenge into ad mocking iPhone

Everyone is dousing themselves with buckets of cold water for charity. But should the Galaxy S5 be doing it too?

17 hours agoCraveby

'Thigh bone' on Mars? NASA explains an unusual find

Space-alien theorists have gotten a thrill from a bone-like object found on Mars, but NASA has a more plausible explanation.

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The 404 Show 1,541: Look away from your phone once and a while, the world is passing you by (podcast)

Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg is back on the show today for a discussion about why he thinks technology is making us less aware of our surroundings, and more obsessed with ourselves.

17 hours agoCraveby

Pepper spray gets a camera with The Defender

The Defender brings pepper spray into the modern era, adding 24-7 monitoring, automatic police alerts, and a camera that captures photos of assailants.

17 hours agoComputersby

Three ways to make a Chromebook feel more like a PC

Don't want to feel like you're stuck inside a browser when using a Chromebook? Give these tips a try.

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2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid

Is the 2014 Toyota Highlander Hybrid just a big Prius or much more? Brian Cooley drives the sleek new SUV and checks the tech.

18 hours agoCar Techby

Google's self-driving cars will need steering wheels, at least for now

Rules issued by the California DMV say the search giant's software-powered car prototypes still need physical controls during testing.

19 hours agoCraveby

Help identify these city nightscapes shot from the ISS

Over 300,000 photos of Earth at night have been snapped by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Now, a crowdsourcing project aims to identify and geotag the spectacular shots.

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Spectacular ISS shots of cities at night (pictures)

A crowdsourcing effort is underway to catalog over 300,000 images of Earth at night taken from the International Space Station. Here's a gallery of the best shots of our planet's nocturnal side.

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Toughest smartphones

Need a phone that can take a beating? Here are five smartphones that can take anything you can throw at them.

19 hours agoAndroid Updateby

Tech Retrospect: Samsung adds Nook while HTC adds Windows

Two new devices launched this week that, to be honest, aren't that new at all. Plus, Son of Flappy Bird and more info on Windows 9 in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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Logitech's Bemo an oddball video camera for shoot-and-share lovers

One-button video capture matched with a nice viewing and editing app adds up to a fun little camcorder if you get its value.

19 hours agoCraveby

Lego fans, wait 'til you see what's coming to Denmark

Can't get enough Lego? Get ready for the massive Lego Experience House in Billund, Denmark, where it's all Lego all the time.

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