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'What If?': A terrific combination of the ridiculous and real

Learning how science and the world work is rarely is as much fun as in this book from Randall Munroe, the creator of the XKCD comic. It's good for kids and adults.

By September 2, 2014

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Elop's memo on Microsoft's big Nokia changes

No longer will the onetime Nokia hardware business be "an end unto itself," says Microsoft's devices chief. One good example: Nokia X shifts from Android to Windows Phone.

By July 17, 2014

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Boeing flaunts longer new 787-9 Dreamliner at Farnborough

At the Farnborough airshow, the Seattle aircraft maker shows off the first energy-efficient 787-9 built. Also: how the longer 280-passenger endured tests of performance, temperature, and a virtual barrel roll.

By July 13, 2014

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Microsoft's mobile OS and phone future at a crossroads -- again (Smartphones Unlocked)

In buying Nokia's phone division, Microsoft has suddenly taken on a role it's never played before: being a phone-maker. As a hardware and OS challenger to Android and iOS devices, there's much at stake as Redmond roars ahead.

By July 9, 2014

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Pley works like Netflix for Lego lovers

Kids can test out Lego sets without the commitment of buying full collections. Pley co-founder Elina Furman tells Crave why parents and brick fanatics will love their rent-to-test format.

By July 7, 2014

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Kickstarter stuffed with food projects thanks to potato-salad success

One man's quest to crowdfund a potato salad has turned into a tidal wave of food-related Kickstarter campaigns with low funding goals. Bacon cupcakes, anyone?

By July 7, 2014

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Brain white matter modelled with 3D printing

The complex system of white matter fibres that relay information in the brain has been accurately recreated in a 3D-printed model.

By July 1, 2014

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Who is responsible for 'Game of Thrones' piracy?

Some critics have blamed Australian pay TV service Foxtel's "outdated" business model for record breaking downloads of HBO's wildly popular show, but is the criticism warranted?

By June 23, 2014

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CNET Road Trip 2014: Official Picture of the Day sweepstakes rules

Here are the official rules for the 2014 CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day sweepstakes, which runs from June 9 through July 27.

By June 9, 2014

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New Chrome extension hopes to demystify encryption

Google pressures email providers to step up encryption of mail sent between servers as it debuts End-to-End, a Chrome extension that promises the first streamlined use of PGP in webmail.

By June 3, 2014