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Active phone signals give away exam cheats

An exam for prospective government workers in Taiwan is monitored by police using spectrum analyzers. The signal-sensing devices catch at least three alleged cheaters using their cell phones.

By Jan. 13, 2011


Microsoft's Skype deal cheats taxman of £2.6bn, says financial wiz

Microsoft's Skype purchase may see the US taxman lose out on the equivalent of £2.6bn, with one financial expert saying the mindboggling deal is a giant tax dodge.

By May. 20, 2011


Valentine's garter texts you when your lover cheats

This undergarments accessory contains a microchip that monitors heart rate from the thigh and surface moisture. If the readings are abnormal--or it is removed--it sends out a red flag.

By Feb. 13, 2011


CityVille Facebook cheats now have an unofficial iPhone Helper app

With more than 97 million players, Zynga's CityVille Facebook game is even more of a phenomenon than its predecessor FarmVille -- and without a lost cow in sight. A new iPhone app aims to help.

By Feb. 9, 2011


Android's Google Goggles speeds scanning, adds Sudoku cheats

Google's photo-searching app adds some more capabilities, including one that solves Sudoku puzzles.

By Jan. 10, 2011


Scrabble cheats finally come to the Web

Gaming cheat sites are nothing new, but maybe we've had our head in the dictionary too long.

By Jan. 7, 2008


OKCupid stakeout finds men prefer women who cheat

A fascinating experiment suggests that man predominantly use dating Web sites to hook up and prefer women who admit they're cheating. The reverse experiment has very different results.

By Aug. 13, 2013


On Road Trip 2009, when wireless met 'wilderness'

CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman set out to be able to get online deep in the Wyoming wilderness. How did he do?

By Jul. 30, 2009


Google modernizes Octane JavaScript speed test

The new benchmark is designed to catch a new class of browser performance problems -- and perhaps to curry favor with rival browser makers.

By Nov. 7, 2013