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Al Gore: Let's 'put a price on carbon'

In a speech at the Social Good Summit, the former US vice president says that taxing carbon use would be an essential tool for fighting global warming and its ravaging effects.

By Sep. 23, 2013

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NSA spied on Al Jazeera internal communications, report says

The NSA was able to access and read the Arab news broadcaster's communications with "notable success," according to documents from former NSA contractor Edward Snowden seen by Der Spiegel.

By Aug. 31, 2013

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Al Gore credits Snapchat's success to 'stalker economy'

During a talk at SXSW 2013, the former vice president says the popular photo app appeals to people because it erases the risk of a permanent record.

By Mar. 9, 2013

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We get Emotion-al with Huawei's 'UI Guy'

Huawei's global UI design director sits down with CNET to talk about the latest version of Huawei's highly customized take on Android.

By Feb. 26, 2013

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Staying at the Burj Al Arab? Enjoy a 24-karat gold iPad

Calling all goldfingers: Gold iPads are in every room at the famous ultra-luxury Dubai hotel. They join a catalog of other amazing gold gadgets.

By May. 21, 2013

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Al Gore and Bono invest in Biz Stone's mystery startup

The Twitter co-founder's new company, Jelly, closes its first round of funding with a celebrity-studded group of investors, including tech notables Jack Dorsey, Reid Hoffman, and Evan Williams.

By May. 16, 2013

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Phone firm mum on NSA legal issue -- but not on 'fizzy statements' by Google et al

Verizon, along with other telecoms, offers an official "no comment" on the legality of NSA phone spying. But one of its execs has something to say -- on that and on "grandstanding" by Internet firms.

By Sep. 18, 2013

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Al Gore exercises Apple stock options worth $29 million

The former VP and Apple board member exercised his Apple stock options to buy 59,000 shares of the company for just $7.475 apiece.

By Jan. 18, 2013

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Al Jaffee: Snappy answers to (not) stupid questions

The creator of Mad magazine's Fold-In tells Crave how he came up with the idea in the '60s and why it's still relevant. Plus, he dishes on the true origin of Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions. Hint: It involves an antenna and a small boy.

By Apr. 20, 2012

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Al Gore with Sean Parker at SXSW: 'Occupy democracy!'

It's the early days of using social media to activate people in politics, but America's former VP and Facebook's founding president say democracy can be saved--if people get empowered online.

By Mar. 12, 2012