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Loneliness narrows the uncanny valley

Starved for a little social contact? The face of a robot or doll will seem more alive to you than to someone with a brimming social life.

By September 8, 2014

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China turns up heat on Microsoft in probe of business practices

Following surprise spot check of Microsoft offices in the country last month, China raises new questions about the company's sales and distribution policy.

By August 26, 2014

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Feds reassure firms: We won't prosecute when you share cyberthreat info

The Justice Department and the FTC issue a joint statement to allay concern that antitrust action might be triggered in Washington if companies share threat Information.

By April 10, 2014

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Does fixing Microsoft mean ending Microsoft as we know it?

First, choose Steve Ballmer's replacement for the CEO's hot seat. Then comes the really hard part.

By November 14, 2013

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Feds put heat on Web firms for master encryption keys

Whether the FBI and NSA have the legal authority to obtain the master keys that companies use for Web encryption remains an open question, but it hasn't stopped the U.S. government from trying.

By July 24, 2013

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Apple and the DOJ face off over e-book prices (FAQ)

The Department of Justice and Apple head to court Monday over allegations of price fixing. CNET breaks down the case and what's at stake.

By June 3, 2013

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Scientists find a way to see your dreams

Japanese scientists have developed an algorithm that's able to predict what dreamers see from their neurological patterns.

By April 8, 2013

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Robots from outer space are somehow less terrifying

According to research conducted by the Ars Electronica Futurelab museum in Austria, people are much more receptive to the Telenoid R1 when told it's from outer space.

By March 27, 2013

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TSA, bored of seeing you naked, removing airport body scanners

The Transport Security Administration says its techies have failed to create software that would allow passengers to appears less naked when going through scanners, so it is removing the devices.

By January 19, 2013

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CNET Tech Voters' Guide 2012: Romney vs. Obama on the issues

You may know the candidates' views on taxes and foreign policy. But what they have to say about the Stop Online Piracy Act, WikiLeaks, and other tech topics might surprise you.

By November 6, 2012