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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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Mandatory Data Retention laws pass Australian Parliament

Telecommunications and internet service providers will now be required to store their customers' metadata for at least two years under laws that passed the Australian parliament with little opposition.

By 26 March 2015

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Data retention laws pass, Netflix is live and site blocking could be in the works (Girt by CNET podcast 20)

Australia's controversial data retention laws pass, Netflix hits Australia with aggressive pricing and site blocking legislation heads to parliament.

By 27 March 2015

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Privacy breaches at Optus left hundreds of thousands 'vulnerable'

The Privacy Commissioner has called for a review of Optus' security systems after three major data breaches affected the telco over several years, leaving as many as 400,000 customers vulnerable.

By 27 March 2015

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Ford launches car that prevents you from speeding

Technically Incorrect: The S-Max is equipped with an Intelligent Speed Limiter, which reads speed limit road signs and slows you down accordingly.

By 25 March 2015

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Magic Leap of faith: This robot-zapping game looks totally trippy

The secretive maker of augmented-reality goggles releases a video showing off some jaw-dropping game action.

By 20 March 2015

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Halo Online ready for free battle -- in Russia

The title will allow Russian gamers to play against each other at no charge as part of a closed beta.

By 27 March 2015

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'Gay people just look like people': J.K. Rowling defends Dumbledore

The "Harry Potter" author gently responds to a fan on Twitter who "can't see" Hogwarts' headmaster being gay.

By 26 March 2015

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How one community's annoying 'spampocalypse' took a happy turn

What happens when a rogue test email gets sent to thousands of people? If you're in Berkeley, Calif., you have a community picnic, of course.

By 26 March 2015