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Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.

By August 8, 2013

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Should Uber and Lyft keep passenger ratings secret?

Beware passengers: don't vomit, drink beer or annoy your drivers. Drivers are rating you -- and no, in most cases, you can't see what that score is.

By September 25, 2014

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Chasing drug-laden 'bogeys' across the skies

Operating from a building in Corpus Christi, Texas, US Customs and Border Protection flies surveillance planes 24-7. CNET Road Trip 2014 got a ride to see how they catch the bad guys.

By June 28, 2014

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Apps on the Amazon Fire Phone: What you need to know

Amazon has its own app store for the Kindle Fire and its new Fire Phone. We break down how the Amazon Appstore differs from Google Play and the Apple App Store.

By June 18, 2014

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Freescale vision chip makes self-driving cars a bit more ordinary

The company's partnership with software companies will yield an electronics package that can see pedestrians, tell if a driver is dozing off, and initiate emergency-stop decisions.

By May 19, 2014

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6 reasons why I can't wait for cameras to replace rearview mirrors

As automakers push for more cameras in cars, the tried-and-true three-mirror setup is starting to look a bit archaic.

By April 25, 2014

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Land Rover Discovery Vision concept charts its path with lasers

The Discovery Vision concept, unveiled during the 2014 New York auto show, includes a wide array of technologies aimed at scanning and coping with difficult terrain.

By April 16, 2014

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Prof gets patent for side mirror with no blind spot

A Drexel math professor invents a side mirror that offers a wider field of view. However, it is subtly curved, so it can't actually be put on any cars sold in the U.S.

By June 8, 2012

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Facial recognition app matches strangers to online profiles

See someone on the train you'd like to date? NameTag, an upcoming app for Android, iOS, and Google Glass uses facial recognition technology to match passersby to their social-media and dating info.

By January 7, 2014

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Ford highlights V2V safety tech with daredevil drivers

At the Driverless Car demonstration area on the CES 2014 grounds, Ford is showing how vehicle-to-vehicle communication can save lives.

By January 6, 2014