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Google's retail ambitions may be floating away

Two Google Barges have sat idle and unfinished for months. Now a report says the software giant has sold one of them -- not good news for its retail hopes.

Apple closes $3B Beats deal

Apple says it will work with the Beats team to "elevate" the experience already created by Beats products.

Twitter tries to corral hashtags running rampant

A new feature in Twitter's iOS app describes hashtags to give those not in-the-know some insight.

Kabam valuation tops $1BN with new Alibaba investment
eBay has more female workers than other tech giants
US judge orders Microsoft to produce emails held abroad
'Valley Girl' Jesse Draper moves Internet show to television

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HP, Michael Bastian team up on new smartwatch

The smartwatch appears to have a rounded design similar to the Moto 360 and will be sold exclusively on

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Nokia employees in China protest Microsoft layoffs, report says

Hundreds of Nokia employees in China reportedly rally against the software giant's "hostile takeover and violent layoffs."

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Friday Poll: Have you ever downloaded an unreleased film or TV show?

Big-name films and TV shows sometimes leak online prior to official release. Tell us if you have succumbed to the temptation to download them.

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Hijack the movies with bespoke screenings of your favourite flick

A cinema chain in the UK lets you choose from 200 movies to design your own crowdsourced screening.


Tech to keep you cool

Beat the heat this summer with innovative tech, from a fan that plugs in to your phone to apps that help you locate the nearest water park. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

1 minute agoTech Industryby

Tech Retrospect: Microsoft's international email woes

Turns out storing your data overseas may not be such a good idea. Also, Samsung teases some "very innovative" products. Those stories and more in this week's rundown of all the tech news.

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Thief takes off with Google Glass, gets tracked via app

Mike Geller allows a stranger to try on his Google Glass in New York City. What happens next makes for difficult viewing.


The BMW i8 is the start of something big

The i8 is the first plugin hybrid that really gets XCAR excited. Not only will it manage amazing MPG, but it'll see a Porsche 911 off to 62mph. It's truly a special car.

39 minutes agoTech Cultureby

From Hogwarts to UCLA, quidditch is the next great college sport

Former UCLA film student Farzad Sangari has released a trailer for his upcoming documentary "Mudbloods," which follows UCLA's team to the Quidditch World Cup.

1 hour agoMobile Appsby

This airline provides the movies, you provide the iPad

When you take off with British airline Monarch's new app MPlayer, your tablet slots into the seat in front and becomes the in-flight entertainment.

2 hours agoiPhone Updateby

Use a toothpick to clean out your iPhone

iPhone or iPad not charging? The lightning port may be clogged. Here's how to clean it out with basic household items.

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Snack on 'Alien' face-hugger cookies before they eat you

Baker Christine McConnell makes desserts that look both delicious and deadly. Crave talks with the food artist about her creepy creations.

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Low Latency's Summer Tech Tips, Volume 2

Your favorite gadgets hate the heat. Be sure they survive the summer with a few tips from Low Latency.

2 hours agoCraveby

Scientists make a dead rodent see-through, and it isn't pretty

A transparent mouse might sound like something in the next Neil Gaiman novel. But they're very real, very creepy and could be very important to science.

3 hours agoDigital Mediaby

Apple closes $3B Beats deal, welcomes the company 'to the family'

Apple says that it will work with the Beats team to "elevate" the experience already created by Beats products.

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