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Nvidia's Shield Tablet: Gaming must-have or also-ran?

The graphics chipmaker has expanded its Shield device line with a $300 tablet, but it faces tough competition and slowing growth in the market.

Road Trip 2014

787 Dreamliner gets its head start in Wichita

Every month, Spirit Aerosystems turns out 10 Dreamliner forward sections, complete with electronics and more. CNET Road Trip 2014 checked out the production line.

How we pay for Facebook

Facebook's second quarter included a surprise scandal that raised concerns about how powerful it can be and what we give up to use the network.

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38 minutes agoDigital Mediaby

Spotify gets its MTV, plus VH1 and CMT too

The startup will be the streaming-music service for top music TV company Viacom, directly providing the tunes on MTV, CMT, and VH1 apps and websites.

1 hour agoMobile Appsby

Google Now tops Siri at accuracy, says analyst

Both voice assistants have improved since last year, says analyst Gene Munster. But in a new contest, Google Now scores slightly higher than its rival from Apple.

1 hour agoInternetby

​Mozilla-powered Web games now available

Popular action-strategy game Dungeon Defenders makes its way to the Web thanks to next-generation tech pioneered by Mozilla, and will hit Steam later today.

2 hours agoSecurityby

Android L builds on Samsung's Knox fortifications

Google spills the beans on how it plans to take some of the Knox enterprise technology and lock it into the next version of Android.

2 hours agoWearable Techby

Apple scores patent for 'wrist-worn electronic device'

The new patent highlights a device referred to as "iTime" that comes with built-in sensors and can connect with mobile phones.

3 hours agoOperating Systemsby

Next version of Windows shown off in alleged screenshots

Apparently leaked screenshots of the next Windows reveal the upcoming new Start menu and a resizable Windows 8 app running on a desktop.

6 hours agoMobileby

Verizon tops Q2 expectations as tablet demand drives growth

The company added 1.15 million new tablets in the period, offsetting a slowdown in smartphone growth.

9 hours agoPhonesby

Xiaomi unveils the iPhone-lookalike Mi 4

Powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and loaded with 3GB of RAM, the Android KitKat smartphone will debut in China.

16 hours agoMobileby

Apple reportedly readying record production for iPhone 6

Suppliers asked to make 70 million to 80 million handsets with bigger screens, the Wall Street Journal reports.

20 hours agoGamingby

Facebook closes Oculus deal

The social-networking giant's $2 billion deal for the virtual-reality startup is done. Now the hard part begins.

21 hours agoTech Industryby

Looking past Windows, Nadella seeks very different Microsoft

As the company's quarterly earnings announcement looms, CEO Satya Nadella sends signals that a break with Microsoft's past may be soon.

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Inflatable incubators, lifejacket bombs and more life-changing and life-saving innovations (pictures)

A life-saving inflatable incubator and a method of converting deadly cluster bombs to save lives instead are among the innovations vying for this year's James Dyson Award.

24 minutes agoApple Byteby

Apple: We don't build back doors into our products

Amid new alleged security flaws, the company denies building back doors in its devices or services that allow for government or other third-party snooping.

31 minutes agoAppleby

Sellers in China start iPhone 6 preorders, report says

Apple's next iPhone hasn't been announced, but that reportedly isn't stopping online sellers from taking preorders in China.

1 hour agoThe Cheapskateby

Tablet Tuesday: Get a Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE tablet for $229

For the same price as the Wi-Fi-only model, you can enjoy 4G service from AT&T or Verizon. Plus: two bonus deals!

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