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YouTube turns 10: The video site that went viral

YouTube is the Web's de facto home for video. But 10 years ago, online video was anybody's game. As it celebrates a decade offering us everything from new celebrities to cat videos, YouTube has become a premier destination for content. Here's how it got there.

By April 23, 2015

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Google bursts into the wireless industry

The search giant unveils a new service that switches between cellular and Wi-Fi signals and lets customers pay for only what data they use.

By April 22, 2015

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Google nearly bought Tesla for $6B in 2013

In a shocking revelation from an upcoming book, Tesla's Elon Musk and Google's Larry Page came to a verbal agreement two years ago. For better or worse, the deal fell through.

By April 20, 2015

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Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV

Which has the most apps? Which has the coolest features? Which one is the best? The most popular streamers all have their merits, so we'll help you decide which box is right for you.

By March 9, 2015

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Segway bought by Chinese rival Ninebot

The acquisition follows an accusation of patent infringement against the Chinese company.

By April 15, 2015

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If you're so smart, why is your brain convinced you're invisible?

Tricking the brain into thinking its body can't be seen is easier than you might think. That can be helpful in stressful situations, but does it make virtual reality more dangerous?

By April 23, 2015

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A brilliant new turntable from a 100-plus-year-old company

As the vinyl sales boom soars, Thorens releases a new turntable, the TD 203.

By April 25, 2015

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Twitter makes it easier for strangers to send direct messages

The social network now allows users to receive direct messages from other users regardless if they follow each other.

By April 20, 2015

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​Generation YouTube: Today's fastest-rising stars aren't coming out of Hollywood

Thanks to the popularity of online media sites like YouTube, mainstream entertainment soon may look more like that kid clowning around in front of a laptop camera.

By April 23, 2015

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Drug-buying robot cleared of all charges

A robot that bought ecstasy pills off the deep web as part of an art installation has been released after being seized by police in January.

By April 22, 2015