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Globalgig extends mobile broadband plans

The mobile broadband provider's new Home & Abroad plan offers inclusive coverage for Australia, US, UK and Ireland.

By March 13, 2014


OKCupid stakeout finds men prefer women who cheat

A fascinating experiment suggests that man predominantly use dating Web sites to hook up and prefer women who admit they're cheating. The reverse experiment has very different results.

By August 13, 2013


Google adds Hotpot ratings to search results

The search giant is now incorporating ratings and reviews of local places from its Hotpot service into its regular search results.

By February 2, 2011


What is Google Hotpot?

Google Hotpot tries to guess where we want to go -- and because it's Google, it's often right. Along with recommendations from your mates, could Hotpot replace reviews?

By January 5, 2011


Google mixes local and social reviews in Hotpot

In a new crack at a social technology, Google launches a service to review businesses and find what your friends recommend. Google Maps for Android dovetails with it.

By November 16, 2010


Siri now gives Chinese prostitutes the cold shoulder -- report

After Apple's voice-activated assistant reportedly directed some users to Chinese brothels, the company made some adjustments to Siri's attitude on the subject, state-run media reported.

By October 30, 2012


Inside Huawei, the Chinese tech giant that's rattling nerves in DC

A congressional committee wants to know whether this telecommunications powerhouse is a national security threat. Why? CNET went to China to find out.

By August 27, 2012


Google touts search breakthroughs (live blog)

Key advances include voice search on the desktop, smarter image search, and "Instant Pages." Plus: making mobile search faster and easier.

By June 14, 2011


Google launches +1, a new social step

The company's answer to Facebook's "like" buttons is an incremental social addition that's wired into Google services and search results.

By June 1, 2011


Google Videos bins your movies, but can we expect websites to live forever?

Google is closing its Google Videos site and binning your old movies. But can we expect our Web to live forever and preserve our stuff online?

By April 18, 2011