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News, analysis and tips on the Google Android operating system, and devices and apps that use it.

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Google Nexus 6

Although the Nexus 6 trails the slimmer Samsung Galaxy Note 4 in processor performance and native productivity features, it's still the most powerful pure Android handset available and the largest Nexus yet.

By November 12, 2014

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Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 2014

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Google Android 5.0

Lollipop is a tasty update with a candy-colored, cohesive design and updated core features.

By October 15, 2014

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Laptop buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.

By November 27, 2013

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Microsoft Windows 10

We go hands-on with Microsoft's vision of the future.

By September 30, 2014

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Microsoft drops AT&T Lumia 635 smartphone to $39 -- off contract

The only catch? The phone is currently out of stock online, though Microsoft promises it will be available for Black Friday.

By November 25, 2014

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Hyundai rolls out Android Auto

At the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show, CNET's Antuan Goodwin takes a look at Hyundai's Android Auto, an Android-based operating system for the car.

By November 24, 2014

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Alleged operator of illegal-drug bazaar Silk Road 2.0 arrested

A 26-year-old computer programmer in San Francisco is accused of running the illicit site, which feds say followed a similar business model to its shuttered predecessor.

By November 6, 2014

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Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite

From new Continuity features to smaller, useful tweaks across core apps, Mac OS X Yosemite is a must download for Mac users.

By October 16, 2014

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Internet of Things gets a hand from ARM's new operating system

The UK-based chip designer's Mbed operating system is among several efforts, including the work of standards groups and a new wireless protocol, designed to speed the adoption of the Internet of Things.

By October 1, 2014