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The smartphone with crazy cloud storage just hit its Kickstarter goal

Startup Nextbit, run by former Google and HTC executives, hit its goal of selling $500,000 worth of smartphones in a single day.

By 2 September 2015

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Road Trip 2010

CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is back on the road again. This year, he drove thousands of miles up and down the East Coast, searching for the most interesting spots for technology, military, research and development, naval shipbuilding, and more.

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Samsung debuts world's first ultra-high definition Blu-ray player

The device will launch in Europe early next year, and the company also showed off new speakers and talked up a streaming gaming service.

By 3 September 2015

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Elon Musk reveals when you can order a Tesla Model 3 electric car

Tesla's CEO tweets a few details about the company's upcoming electric car, billed as more affordable than its predecessor, including when it should hit the market.

By 3 September 2015

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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

By 2 September 2015

Editors' Take

Sony Xperia Z5 Premium

It's waterproof, it has a fingerprint scanner and the screen will melt your eyeballs. But is 4K on a phone a waste of time?

By 3 September 2015

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You won't believe what Sony named its new $200 Hi-Res Audio headphone

Note to Sony: Putting a period in the middle of your product name probably isn't a good idea.

By 3 September 2015

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New Xperia Z5 smartphones stick to Sony's high-end mantra

The company unveils three smartphones targeting affluent users, but it still hasn't figured out how to avoid getting lost in the shuffle behind Apple and Samsung.

By 3 September 2015

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Diver breaks up mortal combat between deadly sea snake, stonefish

During a fishing trip, Rick Trippe came across a dangerous sea snake and stonefish fighting each other. He separated them with his bare hands and lived to tell all about it.

By 3 September 2015

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By 31 August 2015

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Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By 29 August 2015