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Sorry, Charlie: The Charlie Charlie Challenge is less spooky than they say

What's really making objects move in that viral craze involving pencils and summoning ghosts? It's not the demon you think it is, freaked-out teens.

By 27 May 2015

Seasonal buying guide

Road Trip 2014

CNET's Daniel Terdiman wrangles up tech and geek culture in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, and more.

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Rare iOS bug can cause text messages to crash your iPhone

But the message must contain a specific series of Arabic characters, so you're likely to receive it only as a prank. And there are ways to resolve the problem.

By 28 May 2015

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MIT's robo-cheetah can now see and jump over obstacles

The robotic cheetah MIT has been working on can now autonomously detect and jump over obstacles while running at 5 miles per hour.

By 30 May 2015

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Uh-oh! Bill Nye's solar spacecraft needs a reboot

The experimental LightSail spacecraft has lost communication with Earth due to a software glitch. So far, attempts to initiate a reboot have been unsuccessful.

By 30 May 2015

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Have mobile operating systems stalled out?

Commentary: My biggest takeaway from Google's Android M announcement was how underwhelmed I was by the new features. But that may well be the new normal for all mobile operating systems.

By 30 May 2015

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Virtually there: How Google is readying VR for you

The search giant has a low-cost contraption made of cardboard that can turn any smartphone into a virtual reality headset. The goal: mass appeal.

By 29 May 2015

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Google expands Chromecast capabilities, with new focus on gaming

The search giant will offer ways for developers to more closely connect apps with its Chromecast television streaming device.

By 29 May 2015

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Google Maps goes offline, complete with turn-by-turn directions

The service previously required users to be connected to the Web in order to take advantage of its features. That's changing "later this year."

By 29 May 2015

Editors' Take

Google Android M

Here's everything you need to know about Google's next mobile operating system, due in 2015.

By 29 May 2015

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Silk Road founder Ross Ulbricht sentenced to life in prison

A New York judge hands illegal online drug site founder a life prison sentence in one of the strangest, darkest tales of Web culture.

By 30 May 2015