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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

Tech giants join forces to hasten high-quality video

The alliance, which includes Microsoft, Google and Netflix, pledges to build next-generation video technology -- and offer it for free.

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

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Google's Android Wear smartwatches now work with iPhones
The search giant is hoping to give smartwatches powered by Google-made software a jolt of popularity. How? By opening them up to the Apple faithful.
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The perfect password? You've put your finger on it
Fingerprint readers, which are more convenient and more secure than passcodes, could finally do away with the weakest link in almost any security system.
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