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ALS patient more independent with tech

Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology, including a brainwave-sensing headset, has let him maintain a high quality of life. CNET's Kara Tsuboi visits him at home to learn how.

By 30 August 2014

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Google's Independence Day Doodle celebrates the underdog

In a cute animated doodle, a young musician is struggling to keep up with a marching band. But struggle is part of America's glory.

By 5 July 2014

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Microsoft's Windows app stores still 'cesspool' of copyright infringement

The software maker is struggling to make sure its online stores are clean, well-lighted places for apps, even as it readies the update to its Windows operating system.

By 23 May 2015

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Mozilla overhauls Firefox smartphone plan to focus on quality, not cost

After its $25 phones fail to dent the dominance of Google and Apple, the Firefox backer will try to compete using technological superiority -- and maybe by adding key Android apps, too.

By 23 May 2015

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US regulator orders PayPal to pay $25 million in refunds, fines

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau claims PayPal signed up consumers to its credit service, PayPal Credit, without their permission.

By 20 May 2015

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eBay testing buyer loyalty program in Germany

The program, to be offered at an annual fee, will include fast, free shipping and returns for buyers. It could be the start of another potential challenger to Amazon Prime.

By 22 May 2015

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Game On: Where video games and YouTube collide

Part of the Vivid Festival line-up, Game On brings interactive gaming and YouTube stars together for a two-day showcase with panel discussions, concerts, gaming competitions and more.

By 21 May 2015

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Where Android Wear should go from here

There are more than half a dozen smartwatches that run Google's wearable software, but it'll take more to make people want to buy them. These should be the next steps.

By 15 May 2015

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PayPal goes back in time with 'PYPL' ticker symbol

The payment company, which has been spun off by eBay, will trade on the Nasdaq under the same ticker symbol it used more than a decade ago.

By 15 May 2015

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Meet the world's most successful geek-turned-politician

In Iceland recently, CNET's Eric Mack tracked down one of the world's most impressive geek politicians, Pirate Party leader Birgitta Jonsdottir.

By 13 May 2015