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Ray Ozzie's new app reimagines the phone call

One of Bill Gates' all-time favorite programmers is back after pondering the hypothetical: what would people do if the phone had never been invented before the Internet came along?

Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data farther than ever

Researchers teleport data an unprecedented distance -- making the instant transfer of data across the Internet more of a reality.

iPhone 6 models 'set gold standard' in photo, video quality tests

In a noteworthy test of photo and video image quality, Apple's new iPhones bump aside Samsung, Sony and Nokia.

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Adobe's Aviary acquisition signals broader ambitions
Fleets of floating robots could soon surveil the oceans
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PayPal opens the door a bit for bitcoin payments

The online-payments company is testing the waters by partnering with other companies willing to process transactions using the digital currency.

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ARM looks to rev up cars, fridges with new embedded-chip design

With everything from refrigerators to thermostats to cars becoming more connected and complex, ARM unveils a chip with twice the processing power of its current champ.

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Judging from a teardown by researcher IHS, the manufacturing costs of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus should help Apple maintain its margins -- among the highest in the smartphone market.

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Amazon outage hits site globally, prevents some customers from placing orders

A customer service representative tells CNET the company's servers have been down since about 10 a.m. PT and may not be back up for several hours.

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A report this week suggests only a new iPad Air will make an appearance at an expected Apple event next month, with the iPad Mini coming early next year.

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Talko and the evolution of phone calls

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On today's show: a marvelous robot that can fly planes; a saltwater-powered vehicle gets road clearance in Germany; and Pi-Top, an affordable 3D-printed laptop powered by Raspberry Pi.

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Tomorrow Daily 056: A robot pilot, a saltwater-powered car and a DIY Raspberry Pi laptop

On today's show: a marvelous robot that can fly planes; a saltwater-powered vehicle gets road clearance in Germany; and Pi-Top, an affordable 3D-printed laptop powered by Raspberry Pi.

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Tastemade makes it easy to make video reviews (pictures)

With the Tastemade app, you can make professional-looking video reviews of restaurants and other hot spots.

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LG's G Vista is a supersized phone without the super high price

Available on AT&T and Verizon, the G Vista is a 5.7-inch handset with a Snapdragon 400 processor, 720p display, and 8-megapixel camera.

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#X campaign goes viral to fight texting while driving

Social-media campaign aimed at discouraging people from texting behind the wheel has so far garnered more than 5 million pledges.

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Scientists make quantum leap, teleport data farther than ever

In another breakthrough in the weird, wonky world of quantum physics, researchers teleport data an unprecedented distance -- making the instant transfer of data across the Internet more of a reality.

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Harvard-made lung muscle could yield asthma insights

Scientists synthesize human airway tissue, and in hopes of finding better asthma medication, watch it react to a variety of chemicals.

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Samsung is working on a mobile payments smartwatch with Paypal

The mobile payments space got competitive quickly and Samsung and Paypal are teaming up to take on Apple.

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