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Amazon proves it's serious about gaming with Twitch deal

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Citizen footage widened the lens of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., and it brought live-streaming to popular attention in the US unlike any confrontation has before.

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HP recalls 6M laptop power cords for 'fire and burn hazard'

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Why Amazon wanted Twitch

CNET's Bridget Carey explains the lure of video game streaming site Twitch and why Amazon bought it for nearly $1 billion. Meanwhile, Instagram launches a new video app Hyperlapse, and GoPro has gone to the dogs.

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Waterproof gadgets for a summer roadtrip

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Portable, handheld DNA sequencer no bigger than a brick

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2016 XC90 shows off Volvo's future (pictures)

The all new XC90 seven-passenger SUV from Volvo marks a reinvigorated company, cut free from Ford in 2010, and now working under the auspices of Geely, a Chinese automaker.

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2016 Volvo XC90 looks like a tech powerhouse

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