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earthquakes

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For $110, this man built an earthquake warning system

A professor at UC Berkeley (in California's earthquake country) has created a prototype device that warns of pending quake-related rumbles and could be installed as easily as a home fire alarm.

By September 8, 2014

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Napa earthquake as mapped by social media posts

Mapping software company Esri creates a real-time interactive map on the 6.0-magnitude quake filled with information from people's Twitter updates and YouTube videos.

By August 25, 2014

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Extraordinary earthquake lights explained -- they're not UFOs

The rare and colorful lights sometimes seen before major earthquakes could come from electric charges in certain types of rock.

By January 6, 2014

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Government shutdown can't shake earthquake updates

Those in earthquake country visit USGS.gov to find out the magnitude of the latest temblor. But thanks to Capitol Hill gridlock, the site initially had no data after a 3.0 quake Sunday night.

By October 6, 2013

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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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Apple, Samsung, others raise $32M after China earthquake

The two rivals lead a list of technology firms donating money in response to Saturday's powerful earthquake in China.

By April 22, 2013

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SumoBoy: the game that takes aim at bullying

The creators of SumoBoy are on a mission: to use the power of gaming to send a message about bullying.

By May 22, 2014

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Antenna implanted in cyborg's skull gets Wi-Fi, color as sound

Artist and cyborg advocate Neil Harbisson has an "eyeborg," a device implanted in his skull that lets him hear colors. Friends can even use an app to beam images to his brain. Crave's Michael Franco talks with him about cyborg advocacy, turning music into clothing, and life with a new sense you can never shut off.

By April 14, 2014

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NBA pros wear Google Glass to give fans a new point of view

With the help of San Francisco startup CrowdOptic, NBA teams like the Sacramento Kings and San Jose Earthquakes are using Google Glass to get sports fans closer to the action. CNET's Sumi Das goes courtside for a virtual eye-to-eye with pros.

By March 17, 2014

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10 must-see videos of the week

Hands-on with Sony's Project Morpheus, mastering the art of smartphone photography, and dunking and dribbling through the eyes of a professional NBA player.

By March 21, 2014