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Apps to keep you safe during winter storms

With fall in full swing, it's time to start preparing for winter. Your smartphone may not be able to keep you warm, but it can warn you about winter storms. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi recommends apps that alert you to bad weather.

By November 12, 2014

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Teaching creationism makes kids less intelligent, says Bill Nye

The Science Guy worries that forcing children to believe the world is only 6,000 years old prevents them from thinking critically.

By December 13, 2014

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Switching carriers? You may be able to take your iPhone 5S with you

Will my Verizon iPhone 5S work on AT&T? That's a question asked by one Ask Maggie reader confused by the puzzling state of device interoperability. This week's column tackles the issue.

By August 17, 2014

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​Soon, you too will be able to learn Dothraki

The linguist behind the language of the wild horsemen in "Game of Thrones" previews his forthcoming Dothraki primer at San Diego Comic-Con -- and offers some language lessons.

By July 29, 2014

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How to stop sleeping with your phone

It's an unhealthy habit that many people (myself included) do. Here's how to get your phone away from your nightstand for a more restful night's sleep.

By December 12, 2014

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That $119 'Frozen' playset sells for $250 on Amazon. Let it go?

The art of retail arbitrage -- buying products from brick-and mortar stores and selling them online for a higher price -- is alive and well.

By December 14, 2014

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On SNL, the heroes of Middle Earth get a job at 'The Office'

Martin Freeman began his career in the British version of "The Office" before becoming Bilbo Baggins. Last night, he brought the two worlds together.

By December 14, 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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Digital driver's licenses come with one small (big) problem

Iowa announces it is testing driver's licenses on phones. But what if a police officer asks to take your phone, so that he can check your license in his own vehicle?

By December 11, 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