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Uber reaches 4x surge pricing as Sydney faces hostage lockdown

As a major hostage operation plays out in the centre of Sydney, Uber briefly reached record surge pricing for rides in the CBD, before changing tack and offering free rides for passengers trying to leave the city.

By December 14, 2014

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Microsoft's end to clip art makes Fallon weep

What are Microsoft Office users to do now that clip art is no more? "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon is not happy. He also says goodbye to Google's Captcha.

By December 12, 2014

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Ford Sync 3 drops Microsoft, puts MyFord Touch out to pasture

Ford's Sync in-car infotainment is about to turn eight, making it one of the most well-established on the market. With version three, it's been completely rebuilt from the ground up.

By December 11, 2014

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London airspace restricted following 'technical failure'

Flights in and out of the UK's capital are expected to be severely delayed, following a flight data computer failure, regulator Eurocontrol says.

By December 12, 2014

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Obama jabs at Healthcare.gov on 'Colbert Report'

The president takes over Stephen Colbert's "The Word" segment and turns it into "The Decree." He squeezes in a crack about LinkedIn while he's at it.

By December 9, 2014

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'Mutant Giant Spider Dog' leads YouTube's top videos of 2014

A Nike ad featuring soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo and a bend test of Apple's iPhone 6 Plus also rank among the top trending videos of 2014.

By December 9, 2014

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How 'Numa Numa' invented the viral video

The gent who turned "Numa Numa" into an anthem before the existence of YouTube offers his take to CNET.

By December 9, 2014

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Nanoplug, the invisible hearing aid that's a lifestyle product

No bigger than an eraser, the Nanoplug is affordable and, its makers claim, half the size of conventional hearing aids.

By December 22, 2014

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Your bike and your smartphone become one with this Kickstarter connected bike system

The Cobi connected bicycle system aims to bring connected car smarts and safety into the bike lane.

By December 22, 2014

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Mike Myers, as Dr. Evil, mocks Sony and North Korea on SNL

Both the corporation and the nation have given evil organizations a bad name, says the comically malevolent doctor.

By December 21, 2014