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Americans' online privacy worries center on money -- and porn, a bit

According to a survey, Americans say their biggest concern with online infiltrators is that their financial info will be spied on. Some even admit they're worried about privacy while browsing porn.

By July 29, 2014

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Nvidia sinks moon landing hoax using virtual light

Using its new top-shelf graphics processing unit, Nvidia tackles one of the most persistent conspiracy theories in American history: the veracity of the 1969 to 1972 Apollo moon landings.

By September 19, 2014

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Average Americans think they're smarter than average Americans

YouGov poll shows 55 percent of Americans think they possess above average intelligence. A relief for the future of tech, surely.

By May 13, 2014

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Apple tops Samsung in North American mobile Web traffic

The iPhone accounts for a little more than half of all smartphone traffic seen in July by online ad network Chitika, with Samsung in second place.

By August 4, 2014

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Secret loopholes drive NSA's 'unrestrained surveillance' on Americans

Thanks to a three-decade-old executive order, researchers say, Fourth Amendment protections against warrantless domestic surveillance may not be as strong as first thought.

By June 30, 2014

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Americans think 'Star Trek' is the future, not 'Star Wars'

A survey shows Americans have little idea what the Internet of Things is, but that the story that most aligns with their view of the future stars James T. Kirk.

By June 12, 2014

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Windows Phone beats BlackBerry in North American Web traffic

Traffic from Microsoft's mobile OS has been flat, but BlackBerry's share fell, according to mobile ad network Chitika.

By May 15, 2014

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Apple Watch, iPhone 6 unveiling: Who are the winners and losers?

The new wearable and pair of smartphones have given a jolt to the tech industry. CNET looks at the reverberations for Apple's rivals and partners.

By September 16, 2014

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Only 20 percent of Americans surveyed believe in Big Bang

Scientists express dismay at an Associated Press/GfK survey that suggests skepticism of science is still strong. Only 20 percent of Americans believe in the Big Bang. Less than one-third of Americans said they thought climate change was real.

By April 21, 2014

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Twittering teen arrested after 'joke' terror threat to American Airlines

A teen tweets at American Airlines that she's from Afghanistan, a member of al-Qaeda, and is "gonna do something really big." The airline responds forcefully. The teen is frightened, then arrested.

By April 14, 2014