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In paralysis, finding freedom via brain-wave tech

ALS patient and advocate Eric Valor is part of an experimental project to test technology that could one day give paralyzed people more independence.

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6 reasons you'll want voice over LTE, eventually

CNET's Maggie Reardon says that despite short-term hurdles, in the end the transition to an all IP-based voice network will be worth it.

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Secret's CEO says he can keep your secrets

Secret-keeper-in-chief David Byttow talks about why people love the app, why the definition of "secret" changes on the Internet, and whether people are jerks.

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Coin customers left fuming after getting shut out of beta program

Unless customers got their orders in early -- and we mean very early -- they'll now have to wait until spring 2015 to get their hands on Coin's all-in-one credit card.

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Apple doesn't hold the patent on good ideas. These hardware and software goodies from other phones would make Apple's next iPhone even better.

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Google's nerd cred not easy to come by: Yahoo kills Web coding project

The Yahoo User Interface (YUI) software library was helpful but at odds with modern Web programming directions, Yahoo says.

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Apple appeals judge's denial of Samsung sales ban

Judge Lucy Koh earlier this week ruled not to institute a permanent injunction against Samsung for selling older model smartphones found to infringe Apple patents.

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Top-rated reviews of the week

CNET's crew of editors reviewed a nice variety of products this week; sort of like a sampler box of chocolates, except it's gear and gadgets for the various parts of your life. We've got things small enough to fit in your ear and other things that require a garage to store.

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Intel gives gaming desktops a boost with Haswell-E

A new eight-core CPU, plus the X99 chipset, both aim at high-end PC gamers.

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Rocket Raccoon and Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy" look even cooler when made out of hundreds of Lego bricks.

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Is fear of record wear stopping you from getting into vinyl?

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Make your Chromebook more PC-like

Do you wish your Chromebook could feel a little more like a regular PC? Here are some simple tips on how to get a PC feel on your Chromebook.

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Drone tours Napa earthquake damage

A quadcopter's close aerial footage of the destruction caused by this week's 6.0 California earthquake in wine country shows the potential of drones in disaster areas.

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Sync your smartphone and computer without cables using these apps.

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Google tests drone delivery, iPhone 6 may have NFC

Look up in the sky for a special delivery from Google's Project Wing, keep waiting for that "iWatch," and expect the iPhone 6 to include mobile payments with NFC.

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