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iPhone 6 goes on sale around globe

Doors are opening at Apple stores worldwide as the new smartphone and its Plus companion go on sale.

Netflix invades Europe: Why expansion beyond the US is so critical

Although its US business is humming along fine, international expansion will provide the real growth for the video-streaming company.

How do you make a good virtual-reality game? Oculus devs meet to find out

Developers looking to build games for Oculus' VR headset will swap their best tricks of the trade at the company's first conference this weekend.

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Swiftkey keyboard app shoots to top of iTunes charts

Known for its powers of predictive typing, the app now ranks No. 1 among all free iPhone apps in Apple's App Store.

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Info on Lumia smartphones is moving to new digs as Microsoft continues to assimilate the goodies it got in its big Nokia deal.

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Google to encrypt data by default on new version of Android

Encryption has been optional since 2011, but Android L, due out later this year, will include activation procedures for automatic encryption.

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Home Depot breach exposes a whopping 56M credit cards

The hardware chain says it has eliminated all malware from its systems after a massive hack put tens of millions of customers' data at risk.

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Intel's wireless charging bowl coming by year's end

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Pioneer Electronics, Onkyo combine to keep pace with competition

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First 3D printer that works in zero gravity set to launch

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Three tips for Safari on iOS 8

CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to get the most out of the newest version of Apple's mobile Web browser.

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3D printer heading to space could enable lunar exploration

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station will soon have a new high-tech tool at their disposal. CNET's Sumi Das visits Made In Space, the startup that's developed a 3D printer which works in microgravity, allowing crews to print tools, parts and more on demand.

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Remove the clutter from the App Switcher in iOS 8

Notice your recent contacts in the app switcher since upgrading to the latest version of iOS 8? CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to get it back to normal.

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Get a $15 iTunes gift card for $10

It's a no-brainer. If you routinely buy stuff from iTunes, here's a little extra bang for your 10 bucks. Plus: two bonus deals!

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