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Apple Watch, iPhone 6 unveiling: Who are the winners and losers?

The new wearable and pair of smartphones have given a jolt to the tech industry. CNET looks at the reverberations for Apple's rivals and partners.

For FCC, a push to tighten Net neutrality rules for wireless

The agency has heard from the public and has seen the new realities of wireless access for consumers. Now it must decide on a course of action.

Clear Channel's revamp to iHeartMedia puts digital on center stage

The biggest company on the AM/FM dial adopts the iHeart moniker from its online arm, underscoring how distinctions between tech and terrestrial radio are falling fast.

Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5B
Microsoft to preview next version of Windows Sept. 30
Government demands for Google user data skyrocket
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Homeless, wearing GoPros, capture 'life as it is rarely seen'

A San Francisco project outfits homeless volunteers with personal camera rigs for shooting footage of daily life as they experience it. "The goal is to build empathy."

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​Internet's security bug tracker faces its 'Y2K' moment

From critical exploits to the tiniest bug, all security holes receive a tracking number through the US government. The system is being revamped to handle the ever-growing number of bugs, but the cure could create problems of its own.

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Worldwide smartphone shipments to touch 1.2B this year

Apple and Samsung will account for almost half of those shipments, but vendors in emerging regions will increasingly move the market, says research firm Juniper Research.

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An iCloud Drive warning before updating to iOS 8

Use iCloud to share files between a Mac and iOS? Make sure to wait until iCloud Drive is released before opting in to the new service.

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Phase One's updated image editor throws Apple Aperture users a lifeline

The death of Apple's photo-editing software offers lots of new customers to Capture One Pro. Version 8 gets a migration tool, new editing options, and a subscription pricing option.

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​Apple locks iPhone 6 NFC to Apple Pay

While Apple has just hitched its wagon to NFC technology, new reports indicate the technology will only be available for use with Apple Pay.

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Roku hits 10 million sales milestone

Roku's streaming-media boxes are among the most popular in a growing field of rivals, but the rare glimpses of its sales suggest some slowing momentum.


5-inch Moto G fits your budget and your hand

This budget Android 4.4 delivers on comfort, features, and price.

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Last chance to snag flying pocket camera on Indiegogo

A small flying camera controlled by your smartphone is finishing up its run on Indiegogo, but the information about it is a little lightweight.

6 minutes agoMobileby

Subway to use Softcard NFC for mobile payments

The deal means iPhone 6 users won't be able to use Apple Pay to take a bite out of their favorite Subway sandwich, at least not for now.

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Relonch plans $500 accessory camera for punchy iPhone portraits

A startup debuts a camera that fits snugly onto an iPhone for a different style of picture. It's costly, but Relonch says the effect isn't possible with the iPhone's own camera.

28 minutes agoPhonesby

LG renews deal with Immersion on touch-feedback tech

Immersion's TouchSense "haptic" technology allows users to experience a sense of touch when playing games or typing on a flat touchscreen.

38 minutes agoPhonesby

HTC Desire 501 comes to Sprint, Virgin, and Boost

Sprint, and its prepaid brands, will soon carry the low-cost HTC smartphone.


LG 55EC9300 OLED TV: the best picture quality ever

With its bright whites and perfect black levels, the LG 55EC9300 lives up to the promise of OLED with the best picture quality of any TV we've ever reviewed.

1 hour agoMobileby

Verizon offers early upgrades as iPhone 6, 6 Plus loom

Customers who would have otherwise been forced to wait until November 15 can upgrade now to a new device with no penalties.

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