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Google failed to address the one problem plaguing Android

Commentary: Google's phone operating system has a huge problem -- and the new Android M update does nothing to fix it.

By May 31, 2015

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Have mobile operating systems stalled out?

Commentary: My biggest takeaway from Google's Android M announcement was how underwhelmed I was by the new features. But that may well be the new normal for all mobile operating systems.

By May 30, 2015

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Almost all smartphones sold today have the same two flaws -- and the cases you're buying prove it

Commentary: Today's smartphones are incredibly sleek, well-designed electronic devices except for two glaring issues. Maybe someday that will change.

By May 13, 2015

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Google Glass is still misunderstood, says the guy who wore them in the shower

Commentary: Forget the privacy issues -- it was a long list of other shortcomings, social and technical, that doomed Glass. Can Google learn for the next go-round?

By May 27, 2015

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Google AI could be my new wife, steal my job -- and I'm nervous

Commentary: A Google AI expert says computers capable of having relationships aren't far off, but the idea of machines with common sense has CNET's Eric Mack feeling disposable.

By May 26, 2015

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Tidal vs. Spotify: My four weeks with Jay Z's streaming service

I gave Tidal a spin to see if its musician-centric business model could replace my Spotify subscription.

By May 6, 2015

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Google I/O keynote: Join us at 9:30 a.m. PT Thursday (live blog)

Google will make its pitch to software developers as it lays out a plan to power devices from smartphones to cars to, well...cardboard!

By May 27, 2015

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Taylor Swift is right: Spotify should lose its free music option

Spotify offers a free music tier that delivers a good portion of the service's paid subscription version. And that's exactly the problem.

By May 2, 2015

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Samsung just killed my two favorite Android features

The Galaxy S5 and earlier Galaxy smartphones had replaceable batteries and storage expansion slots. But the new GS6 says goodbye to that flexibility in favor of a sleeker design.

By March 1, 2015

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How well is the Apple Watch selling? Tim Cook remains mum

CEO has plenty to say about iPhone and how happy people are with the company's first smartwatch, but he doesn't tell us anything about Apple Watch sales so far.

By April 27, 2015