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Enemies of Apple Pay push for CurrentC

Retailers take sides in the battle of mobile payment technology, with some disabling NFC sensors in favor of an app that tracks customer data. Also, Amazon takes on Chromecast, and Fitbit launches new wristbands.

By October 27, 2014

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Enemies of Apple Pay push for CurrentC

Retailers take sides in the battle of mobile payment technology, with some shutting down NFC sensors to block Apple Pay and Google Wallet in favor of an app that tracks customer data. Also, Amazon takes on Chromecast, and Fitbit launches new wristbands.

By October 27, 2014

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Samsung buys LoopPay, all but confirming new Apple Pay rival

Apple Pay is off to a fast start, but LoopPay may have an edge when it comes to working with existing point-of-sale systems.

By February 18, 2015

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Mind-reading toy trains 'Star Wars' Jedi Masters -- with holograms

At Toy Fair 2015, CNET's Bridget Carey tracks down new high-tech toys. Kids can train robot dino pets, race cars with a mind of their own, bring coloring books to life and don headgear to learn how to use the Force.

By February 18, 2015

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Board a 'Star Trek' dating site and find someone Worf falling for

Are you a clingy Klingon or a doomed Red Shirt when it comes to dating? Instead of playing Picard-to-get, look for love logically on a site that takes an extra-personalized approach to "Star Trek" matchmaking.

By February 14, 2015

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Watch Marvel and DC Comics heroes fight the Galactic Empire

The Galactic Empire's latest mission? To wipe out all the superheroes in the Marvel and DC Comics universes. Watch Iron Man, Batman and the rest of the heroes fight back in this epic fan-made trailer.

By January 19, 2015

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Selfie photobomb causes international incident at Miss Universe

Technically Incorrect: The contestants are gathered in Miami for Miss Universe. Israel and Lebanon are still at war. This is not the time for modern diplomacy. Can a selfie cause an international incident? Yes, it can.

By January 19, 2015

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Modern forensics solve 700-year-old murder mystery

The contents of the bowels of an Italian medieval warlord have revealed his nefarious cause of death nearly 700 years later.

By January 11, 2015

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New 'Star Wars' lightsaber meets its match

Kylo Ren's unusual lightsaber in "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" may not be the coolest new weapon if Chewbacca, Jar Jar, Darth Maul and other characters have something to say about it.

By December 28, 2014