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Nadella to Microsoft workers: Time to question orthodoxy

Q&A: Nearing the half-year mark as CEO, Satya Nadella issues a call for change. But he tells CNET News, one thing that won't change is the future of Xbox at Microsoft.

Nadella: Microsoft will 'reinvent productivity'

Wearable tech will keep failing -- until we can't live without it

Revealed at the Wearable Technologies Conference in San Francisco: the "dirty little secret" of activity trackers and smartwatches is that they're still not worth it.

Amazon asks FAA to let it ramp up drone development

The company says its drones can now fly up to 50 miles per hour, and it wants to test them outside the federal government's current restrictions.

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Scoop: Kyocera developing smartphone with sapphire crystal display

An industry source confirmed to CNET that an online video shows Kyocera developing a smartphone equipped with a sapphire screen.

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GameStop CEO: Retailer won't mess with games' creative direction

Following report that retail chain plans to fund exclusive game content for customers, GameStop's chief says it's not going to meddle with developers' creative process.

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FTC: Amazon cost parents millions in unauthorized app buys

The agency is formally filing a legal complaint after Amazon protested the FTC's fines and policy changes around children buying virtual goods without their parents' permission.

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Airbnb to reviewers: Tell us what you really think

The home-rental service said it made some changes to its reviews system to foster honesty.

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Netflix originals snag 15 top Emmy nods

"Orange Is the New Black," "House of Cards," and "Derek" rack up more nominations for Netflix, following last year's first-ever foray into the Emmy awards for the online-only service.

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TSMC starts shipping mobile processors for Apple -- report

Apple has relied on Samsung for its mobile processors, but WSJ reports that Apple's deal with Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. appears to be bearing fruit.

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Aereo fights to survive, with a cable twist

Streaming-TV service Aereo switches legal tactics after losing in the Supreme Court. Meanwhile, a senator asks the FTC to investigate Facebook over its controversial research.

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Crave giveaway: Gift pack from mobile accessory maker Tech21

This week's gets a rugged, shock-absorbing Tech21 case for the Samsung Galaxy S5, plus a $50 gift card from the accessory maker.

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The TV you can only watch when you're smiling

Smile TV uses facial recognition software to observe your expression while you watch -- and will only play content if you smile.

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Tomorrow Daily 016: Rolling up your TV, reading with your finger, haptic shirts, and more

Tom Merritt returns as guest co-host today, and he and Ashley discuss LG's newest roll-up OLED TV, MIT's FingerReader, a shirt that aims to convey emotion, direction, and touch via haptic feedback, and more.

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iTunes Extras arrives for Apple TV, iOS 8 later this year

Apple brings iTunes Extras to Apple TV and updates it for the desktop flavour of iTunes. iOS 8 support is coming later this year.

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iWatch production delayed until November, says analyst

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Y2K glitch orders 14K deceased men to join the military draft

Is the US recruiting a zombie army? No, it just appears an Y2K bug temporarily resurfaced.

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The 'real' Jane Austen immortalised as waxwork

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