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The biggest tech turkeys of 2015

The year's most notable embarrassments in technology run the gamut from the industry's inability to secure our personal data to the blunders of Airbnb, Twitter and Tinder.

By November 24, 2015


Every Cyber Monday tech deal we've found so far

Saving money on gadgets without braving the Black Friday crowds: that's what Cyber Monday is all about. We're tracking the deals right here.

By November 25, 2015


Firefox maker Mozilla: We don't need Google's money anymore

The organization once banked on the millions that Google paid for search traffic from the Firefox browser. Now it relies on Yahoo, Baidu and others, and it expects revenue to grow.

By November 25, 2015


Watch cars levitate -- there's a down-to-earth explanation

Technically Incorrect: In China, cars roll up to a junction, lift off the ground and spin bizarrely. A weird magnetic field? Or something more prosaic?

By November 29, 2015


Don't buy ______ until Black Friday

The day after Turkey Day tends to be mostly hype, but for a select few stores and tech items, Friday should be buy-day.

By November 27, 2015


Etiquette guide to Apple's new emojis: Don't hug the middle finger!

Apple put more than 150 new emojis in its latest iOS update, but just when is it appropriate to send someone an image of a block of cheese or a levitating man? CNET's Danny Gallagher plays Miss Manners.

By October 22, 2015


Hearthstone Grand Tournament interview: 'I don't like playing aggro decks either"

GameSpot talks to Blizzard about aggro irritation, console opportunities and building a game with a 20-year plan.

By August 18, 2015


Why prequels always suck (and the golden rule to make sure they don't)

Commentary: From "Star Wars" to "The Hobbit", CNET pop culture addict Richard Trenholm investigates whether prequels are just fundamentally rubbish.

By August 7, 2015


Will Apple TV make an appearance at Monday's Apple Watch event?

As usual before a big Apple event, there are plenty of rumors and speculation about whether or how the venerable Apple TV set-top box will get an update. But Apple may not even mention it at all.

By March 6, 2015


What's inside your smartphone? Most customers don't care

Samsung's easy dismissal of Qualcomm's Snapdragon processor highlights the chipmaker's weak brand power with consumers. What can Qualcomm do to raise its profile?

By March 2, 2015