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disasters

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Floods, fires, power outages: Isn't there an app for that?

See how well some street-smart tech can protect the CNET Smart Home against domestic disasters.

By December 11, 2015

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Hottest, most massive pair of joined stars is heading for spectacular disaster

Two suns are spotted touching, a dramatic last contact before the end. But will they merge into one or follow "a new evolutionary path" leading to binary black holes?

By October 22, 2015

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Devastating natural disasters as seen from space (pictures)

From the Nepal earthquake to the domestic devastation in Seaside Heights, N.J., these satellite images show just how vicious Mother Nature can be.

14 Images By August 3, 2015

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Wireless auction was a 'disaster' for consumers, T-Mobile chief says

John Legere, leader of the third-largest wireless carrier in the US, is now calling on the US to change the way the auction is run.

By February 18, 2015

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Drones' newest mission? Disaster relief

First it was video, then it was packages. Now a new trend is emerging with drone use: humanitarian relief.

By March 19, 2015

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Facebook's Sports Stadium steals a page from Apple playbook

When Facebook announced a foray into sports, the question on everyone's mind was, "Hey, didn't Twitter do that first?" But Facebook is simply borrowing ideas from competitors -- a time-honored tradition espoused by none other than the late Steve Jobs.

By January 23, 2016

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Airbnb gets White House nod for disaster housing initiative

The peer-to-peer home rental service works with hosts in San Francisco and Portland, Ore., to provide emergency housing.

By July 29, 2014

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The Top 10 times Destructo David Letterman broke stuff on TV

Wednesday marks the end of a late-night era as Dave retires after 33 years on air. Given how he harnessed the force of physics to bust things, we honor the king of Top 10 lists with 10 of his best disasters.

By May 20, 2015

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BBC News suffers spectacular, entertaining camera disaster

One minute you're watching the presenter, the next she begins to disappear.

By February 24, 2014

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​Uber vows to keep surge price promise in New York blizzard

The on-demand car service last year said it will cap fares during natural disasters. With a huge snowstorm hitting the East Coast, Uber has the chance to put its money where its mouth is.

By January 26, 2015