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Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015

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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.

By August 31, 2015

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What's coming and going on Netflix for September 2015

Lots of TV shows are arriving on Netflix, including the fifth season of "The Walking Dead." Find out what else is being added and which titles are disappearing soon.

By August 31, 2015

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Galaxy S6 vs. S6 Edge vs. Edge+ vs. Note 5: Which new Samsung smartphone should you buy?

Four superphones with four similar styles and specs. We'll help break down the pros, cons, and how much extra you pay to upgrade from the S6 to the S6 Edge to the Note 5 to the Edge+. Whew!

By August 28, 2015

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The perfect password? You've put your finger on it

From CNET Magazine: Fingerprint readers, which are more convenient and more secure than passcodes, could finally do away with the weakest link in almost any security system.

By August 31, 2015

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Adobe Flash's newest enemy: Google

Starting Tuesday, Google's Chrome browser won't automatically play ads that use Flash -- another blow for the long-criticized animation software.

By August 31, 2015

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Do excellent deals on new smartphones even exist?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps a reader figure out where he can get a good deal on a new smartphone.

By August 30, 2015

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Facebook video shows cop saying 'eye contact' is reason to stop driver

Why do some people now automatically film the police during traffic stops? A video of an Ohio police officer stopping a black driver adds one more piece of evidence.

By August 31, 2015

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R + L = J + ?: A new Jon Snow 'Game of Thrones' theory to chew on

There's a new "Game of Thrones" fan theory making the Internet rounds this week, and this one suggests Jon Snow might have a secret twin sister. Warning: Spoilers are coming.

By August 28, 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.

By August 31, 2015