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Chromecast at Year 1: Why it's more than just an impulse buy

Q&A: For the first birthday of Google's streaming-media stick, the exec behind the dirt-cheap dongle discusses its backstory, year one, and the path ahead.

Dear piracy apologists, It's not cool to download unreleased films

Commentary: Even in the age of Spotify and Netflix, the movie-going experience remains largely intact. Not because of greed, but because filmmaking has no good alternative.

Meet Intel's SoFIA, the super-cheap smartphone chip

The company is trying to bring the cost of smartphones down to as little as $50.

EA gaming subscription service coming to Xbox One
iPhone 6 screen won't be made of sapphire, analysts claim
Microsoft's China offices raided over antitrust allegations
​Soon, you too will be able to learn Dothraki

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Chinese phone makers gain amid smartphone surge

IDC report shows shipments for market leader Samsung slipped during the second quarter while Huawei's nearly doubled.

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Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation

The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip.

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OKCupid plays with our hearts without worry

The dating site conducted an experiment that falsified compatibility matches without telling users. When the results were published, OKCupid's co-founder said only two users complained. CNET's Bridget Carey explains the test and why it matters.

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New 'Maze Runner' trailer anything but a dead end

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2015 Energica Ego electric superbike looks fast and futuristic (pictures)

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Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative

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Smart shoes vibrate you in the right direction using Google Maps

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Track your run and rides with your smartphone

Using your iPhone or Android, this app helps you monitor your fitness activity while biking on the backroads.

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Hear the Doctor and Sherlock do a duet in 'Wholock: The Musical'

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EA to bring gaming subscription service to Xbox One

Electronic Arts, the game publisher behind Madden and FIFA, introduces EA Access, a $4.99-per-month gaming subscription service exclusively for Microsoft's Xbox One console.

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Man who filmed himself driving car from passenger seat gets convicted

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