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Man drops phone down toilet, then drops self. Stuck for six hours

In a depressingly familiar tale, a Chinese man tries to fetch his phone, having dropped it in the loo. Firemen are called.

By June 6, 2014


Google goes down for 5 minutes, Internet traffic drops 40%

Google suffered an outage affecting all of its services on Friday night, causing global Web traffic to plummet.

By August 18, 2013


Study: 19 percent of people drop phones down toilet

A study by online address-book site Plaxo suggests that nearly 1 in 5 people accidentally drop their phones into the loo, thus losing all their contacts. (And their pride.)

By July 21, 2011


Google Search now shows info before you click

In a move to give users more transparency about where their search results will lead, Google now gives information on sites in a drop-down box.

By January 23, 2014


Five essential Windows 8.1 time-saving tweaks

Bypass the lock screen; boot directly to the desktop; add app shortcuts to the Start menu; use one hand to drag and drop items via your laptop's touch pad; and shut down quickly via keyboard shortcuts.

By February 3, 2014


Nokia ships a third as many smart phones as it did a year ago

Nokia says the drop is down to competition from rivals, and the not-so-gradual decline of Symbian phones.

By January 24, 2013


Moto X prices dropping just weeks after release

The Android phone has already been spotted for $149 in Canada, and other carriers could soon drop the price all the way down to $99, according to one report.

By September 3, 2013


As PC sales tank, what's Microsoft's Plan B?

Market analyst IDC pins much of the blame for the drop on Windows 8. Microsoft, though, can only double down the bet on its new operating system.

By April 15, 2013


Feeling down? Let computer-generated emotions help

Turn that frown upside down. Researchers create a virtual "mirror" that uses software to brighten your facial expression. It could help you feel happier, they say -- and make you drop more cash.

By July 24, 2013


Torture-testing the Nexus 7, iPad, and iPad Mini

While the Google tablet freaks out and shuts down when submerged in water, it holds up better in drop tests done by warranty company SquareTrade.

By November 5, 2012