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Disasters

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The hoverboard is now real and it may save us in an earthquake

Always wanted a hoverboard like the one Marty McFly rode in "Back to the Future II"? All you need is $10,000. That's the cost of the Hendo hoverboard, which uses magnetic technology to create a frictionless, floating ride. But the technology could also be used during natural disasters. CNET's Stephen Beach and Kara Tsuboi show us how it works.

By October 21, 2014

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Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative

The peer-to-peer home rental service works with hosts in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., to provide emergency housing.

By July 29, 2014

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Uber reaches 4x surge pricing as Sydney faces hostage lockdown

As a major hostage operation plays out in the centre of Sydney, Uber briefly reached record surge pricing for rides in the CBD, before changing tack and offering free rides for passengers trying to leave the city.

By December 14, 2014

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BBC News suffers spectacular, entertaining camera disaster

One minute you're watching the presenter, the next she begins to disappear.

By February 24, 2014

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Disaster-proof IoSafe NAS 1513+ server (pictures)

IoSafe introduced the NAS 1513+ at CES 2014. This is the award-winning DS1513+ server from Synology, housed inside a fire-proof, water-proof casing to keep the internal drives safe should disaster strike.

7 Images By January 6, 2014

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D'oh! 'MythBusters' to take on 'The Simpsons' best stunts

Exploding toilets! Runaway wrecking balls! Adam Savage and Jamie Hyneman will bust or prove "Simpsons"-inspired moments in their new season premiere in January.

By December 18, 2014

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IoSafe's disaster-proof dual-bay NAS server

Afraid of sharks? Find out why the IoSafe N2 is exactly what you want.

By December 12, 2013

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In Yahoo's 2014 top searches, Ebola overshadowed celebs

Even more than Ariana, Kim and Miley, a deadly virus was much on Yahoo users' minds. Meanwhile Minecraft and the iPhone 6 also landed in the top 10.

By December 3, 2014

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Google to test its Project Loon balloons over Australia

Can Google's high-orbit, high-tech balloons provide Internet access to remote areas? The company will conduct its latest Project Loon test above Australia.

By November 17, 2014

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The headphones ad that reminds you how awful headphones can be

JBL amusingly brings back all the times you were tied up by your headphone wires.

By October 23, 2014