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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

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CES 2015

Our editors bring you complete CES 2015 coverage and scour the showroom floor for the hottest new tech gadgets around.

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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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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

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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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Watch a robotic cockroach launch a robotic bird

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley have designed a system that allows its VelociRoach robot to launch an ornithopter micro-aerial vehicle.

By 27 May 2015

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Apple co-founder criticises data retention, wants privacy back the way it Woz

Tech's elder statesmen Steve Wozniak says Australia is following the "twisted" path of the United States, enacting an "unethical" data retention scheme that intrudes on a person's right to privacy.

By 29 May 2015