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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

Tech giants join forces to hasten high-quality video

The alliance, which includes Microsoft, Google and Netflix, pledges to build next-generation video technology -- and offer it for free.

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

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Fingerprint readers, which are more convenient and more secure than passcodes, could finally do away with the weakest link in almost any security system.
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