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Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015

Review

HTC First

Facebook fanatics -- and, weirdly, Android purists -- looking for a functional Android phone will enjoy the HTC First. Everyone else can move along.

By April 9, 2013

3 stars Editors' rating April 9, 2013
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What's coming and going on Netflix for September 2015

Lots of TV shows are arriving on Netflix, including the fifth season of "The Walking Dead." Find out what else is being added and which titles are disappearing soon.

By August 31, 2015

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First Alert Onelink Wi-Fi Thermostat

First Alert might be an old household brand but its new smart thermostat sounds like it's straight from the future.

By January 4, 2015

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Galaxy S6 vs. S6 Edge vs. Edge+ vs. Note 5: Which new Samsung smartphone should you buy?

Four superphones with four similar styles and specs. We'll help break down the pros, cons, and how much extra you pay to upgrade from the S6 to the S6 Edge to the Note 5 to the Edge+. Whew!

By August 28, 2015

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The perfect password? You've put your finger on it

From CNET Magazine: Fingerprint readers could finally do away with passwords.

By August 31, 2015

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Do excellent deals on new smartphones even exist?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps a reader figure out where he can get a good deal on a new smartphone.

By August 30, 2015

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Adobe Flash's newest enemy: Google

Starting Tuesday, Google's Chrome browser won't automatically play ads that use Flash -- another blow for the long-criticized animation software.

By August 31, 2015

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New wave of Android Wear watches aims to make up for lost time

Asus, Huawei, LG and Motorola will use the IFA trade show in Berlin next week to show off their newest wearable devices.

By August 25, 2015

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Google's Android Wear smartwatches now work with iPhones

The search giant is hoping to give smartwatches powered by Google-made software a jolt of popularity. How? By opening them up to the Apple faithful.

By August 31, 2015