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Nvidia's Shield Tablet: Gaming must-have or also-ran?

The graphics chipmaker has expanded its Shield device line with a $300 tablet, but it faces tough competition and slowing growth in the market.

Road Trip 2014

787 Dreamliner gets its head start in Wichita

Every month, Spirit Aerosystems turns out 10 Dreamliner forward sections, complete with electronics and more. CNET Road Trip 2014 checked out the production line.

How we pay for Facebook

Facebook's second quarter included a surprise scandal that raised concerns about how powerful it can be and what we give up to use the network.

Xiaomi unveils its iPhone-lookalike, the Mi 4
Verizon tops Q2 expectations as tablet demand drives growth
Looking past Windows, Nadella seeks very different Microsoft
Apple scores patent for 'wrist-worn electronic device'

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Apple: We don't build back doors into our products

Amid new alleged security flaws, the company denies building back doors in its devices or services that allow for government or other third-party snooping.

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Spotify gets its MTV, plus VH1 and CMT too

The startup will be the streaming-music service for top music TV company Viacom, directly providing the tunes on MTV, CMT, and VH1 apps and websites.

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Google Now tops Siri at accuracy, says analyst

Both voice assistants have improved since last year, says analyst Gene Munster. But in a new contest, Google Now scores slightly higher than its rival from Apple.

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​Mozilla-powered Web games now available

Popular action-strategy game Dungeon Defenders makes its way to the Web thanks to next-generation tech pioneered by Mozilla, and will hit Steam later today.

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Android L builds on Samsung's Knox fortifications

Google spills the beans on how it plans to take some of the Knox enterprise technology and lock it into the next version of Android.

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Inflatable incubators, lifejacket bombs and more life-changing and life-saving innovations (pictures)

A life-saving inflatable incubator and a method of converting deadly cluster bombs to save lives instead are among the innovations vying for this year's James Dyson Award.

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HTC readying three Android tablets, report says

In addition to the rumored Nexus 8, HTC could be prepping two other Android tablets.

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Ultimate Convention Hoodie: Assassin's Creed meets geek cred

Conquer the halls of any comic con with a hoodie from Her Universe and Nerdist designed to carry all your swag, from posters to comic books.

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Halo music composer settles with game-maker Bungie for $95,000

The composer says he was fired "without cause." He's been given unpaid work and vacation time, as well as damages.

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Google funds million-dollar contest for better power electronics

The Little Box Challenge is designed to shrink the size of power inverters, devices used in solar panels and electric cars. It's part of Google's effort to improve its green-tech image.

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Basketball star Kobe Bryant: I met with Apple to talk product

Bryant tells Bloomberg that he did, indeed, hold court with Apple's Jony Ive. But he doesn't mention an iWatch.

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Life-size Vadermobile set to cruise Comic-Con

Mattel is celebrating a "Star Wars" line of toys by showing off a fully functional, life-size Vadermobile at Comic-Con. Ride at your own risk.

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Spin the (spice) bottle

The Joseph Joseph SpiceStore Carousel offers a convenient method for spice storage. The set has 10 glass jars that are stacked on a rotating base.

3 hours agoAppleby

Sellers in China start iPhone 6 preorders, report says

Apple's next iPhone hasn't been announced, but that reportedly isn't stopping online sellers from taking preorders in China.

3 hours agoThe Cheapskateby

Tablet Tuesday: Get a Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE tablet for $229

For the same price as the Wi-Fi-only model, you can enjoy 4G service from AT&T or Verizon. Plus: two bonus deals!

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