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The hoverboard is now real and it may save us in an earthquake

Always wanted a hoverboard like the one Marty McFly rode in "Back to the Future II"? All you need is $10,000. That's the cost of the Hendo hoverboard, which uses magnetic technology to create a frictionless, floating ride. But the technology could also be used during natural disasters. CNET's Stephen Beach and Kara Tsuboi show us how it works.

By October 21, 2014

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Taking a spin on a real-life hoverboard

Inventor Greg Henderson shows off the Hendo hoverboard, which uses "magnetic field architecture" to levitate people and objects. Hover engine developer kits are now available on Kickstarter for creatives to float just about anything. Crave's Stephen Beacham gives the futuristic ride a go.

By October 21, 2014

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The 404 Show 1,568: Oculus XXX, smart street corners, the wrath of Comic Sans continues (podcast)

On today's show we'll discuss Chicago's planned "smart corners" project, gasp at a Comic Sans typewriter, wonder why speedometers list illegal speeds and usher in the future of porn with Oculus Rift.

By October 20, 2014

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First man convicted in child predator sting with virtual girl Sweetie

An Australian man with previous child pornography charges is believed to have been the first convicted in an operation using a CGI child to lure predators.

By October 21, 2014

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This umbrella shoots air to keep you dry, Ep. 179

This week on Crave, we get a look at the Air Umbrella, which takes a highly unusual approach to keeping you dry. Find out what happens when animals attack technology, and get a GoPro eye's view from a BASE jumper atop a Malaysian building. Yikes! It's scary time on the Crave show!

By October 17, 2014

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Google's brilliant response to Colbert's inferiority complex

Satirist Stephen Colbert complains that a Google search has his height wrong. So, try searching "How tall is Stephen Colbert" now.

By October 18, 2014

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Uber driver charged with battery on SF rider

A driver is cited after he allegedly pulled a passenger out of his car and then smashed her phone.

By October 21, 2014

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Apple Pay sees problems as users get charged twice

Bank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a new app for organizing email, and Google users can give their accounts extra protection with USB security keys.

By October 22, 2014

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Readers' reactions: Why are cell phone batteries so behind the times?

CNET members respond with why they think cell phone batteries are still lacking.

By October 20, 2014

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Beats celebrates slimline LeBron's big, fat return to Cleveland

Apple's Beats reaches for profundity as it shows LeBron James losing weight and gaining soul in a new campaign.

By October 19, 2014