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Forget the Broncos. Beyonce, Budweiser and Marshawn Lynch really won the Super Bowl

Sure, there was a football game, but tweets and other social media posts show most people focused on everything but the plays.

By February 8, 2016

 
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Vexed in the City

This CNET special report examines the controversy gripping San Francisco as a massive influx of techies feeds an unprecedented economic boom -- and backlash.

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Super Bowl special effects: New cameras power 'Matrix'-style replays

The broadcast will use a record number of cameras to capture angles that put viewers in the middle of the action.

By February 4, 2016

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A better sounding (and much cheaper) alternative to pricey sound bars

The Audiophiliac compares a $380 stereo audio system with one of the very best sound bars, and even he was surprised by what he heard.

By February 6, 2016

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Shape-shifting 'superhero' material can lift 1,000 times its weight

Call Wayne Industries! A stretchy new polymer can pack a punch, with a shoelace-size piece able to lift the weight of a liter of soda, its creators say.

By February 9, 2016

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Marissa Mayer unveils make-or-break plan for Yahoo

The beleaguered CEO of the struggling Internet pioneer delivers a "bold" strategic plan. She is cutting jobs, selling patents and real estate, and inviting would-be acquirers to speak up.

By February 2, 2016

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The feds are 'blown away' by Smart City Challenge submissions

The Department of Transportation's call for visions of connected cities received 77 submissions, with 300 companies offering partnerships.

By February 8, 2016

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NASA: Earth may be buzzed by an asteroid in March

There's little data on asteroid 2013 TX68, leaving doomsayers predicting a cataclysmic collision. But the space agency is far less concerned.

By February 3, 2016

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Super Bowl's wireless blitz spurs carriers to brace for impact

Mobile operators have been preparing like mad to ensure that fans' selfies and video clips can be shared without a hitch.

By February 5, 2016

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Comcast blazes its own trail to a superfast Internet future

The nation's largest broadband provider heeds Google's call to make ultrahigh-speed broadband available to the masses. Now it just needs to work out a few details.

By February 5, 2016

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Shootout: BMW 7 Series vs. Mercedes-Benz S-Class

Is it better to drive or be driven? Or, can you have your cake and eat it too?

By January 29, 2016