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Why prepaid wireless plans may not be the bargain you're looking for

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explores whether prepaid brands owned by the major wireless operators offer a true advantage over traditional services.

By November 22, 2015


For YouTube, virtual reality means 3D video for everyone

The world's largest video site is preparing for what Silicon Valley increasingly believes will be a major shift in the way tech reaches into your everyday life.

By November 5, 2015


Leftovers aren't making your fridge stink, it's the fridge itself

So you removed all the leftovers, but your fridge still stinks? Here's why.

By November 5, 2015


Startup's free software taps old gadgets to monitor your home

Perch, which is part of Samsung's accelerator program for startups, uses your old smartphones and other devices around the house to check on your kids and make sure your home is secure.

By October 14, 2015


​Are your streams buffering? YouTube wants to help

YouTube releases the Google Video Quality Report, a tool that shows how your video-streaming quality compares to your neighbor's.

By May 29, 2014


Opera Max update saves data while you watch YouTube, Netflix

The app uses tech tricks to save data when you're watching videos.

By August 18, 2015


Three surprising ways to lower your data usage

Changing your go-to apps can save you megabytes or more in mobile data.

By April 30, 2015


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


HBO Now stares down 'Game of Thrones,' its first trial by combat

When you watch the return of Arya, Tyrion and Daenerys' dragons Sunday, the network's online-only service HBO Now will face its first crush of streaming demand just five days after launching.

By April 12, 2015


7 things Net neutrality won't do

One day after the FCC adopted new Net neutrality rules, consumers are left scratching their heads about what it means for their Web-surfing experience. Has anything really changed?

By February 27, 2015