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Test your trivia and geography knowledge with Google SmartyPins

Are you good at tying together your trivia and geography skills? You have 1,000 miles -- spend them well.

By July 7, 2014


Gogoro: More than the Tesla of scooters

Founded by Microsoft and HTC alumni in Taiwan, Gogoro's electric scooter is slick, stylish and might also usher in a portable power revolution.

By November 8, 2015


Tolkien-notated Middle-earth map found in copy of 'The Lord of the Rings'

An illustrator's personal copy of "The Lord of the Rings" contains a map with handwritten notes from J.R.R. Tolkien himself.

By October 26, 2015


What Sprint's decision to sit out the next wireless auction really means

Sprint executives say the company has enough wireless spectrum without taking part in next year's much anticipated auction. How wise a move is that?

By September 29, 2015


The best way to see the epic 2015 Perseid meteor shower as it peaks

One of the most spectacular night sky shows of the year is here, and the pesky moon isn't around this time to spoil it. Here's how to take it in.

By August 12, 2015


Is the LOL dead? How laughing online is changing

Facebook looks at trends in how we laugh in comments and emojis are conquering the LOL. Also: Apple Pay expands, and Cortana can replace Google Now.

By August 10, 2015


See the ethereal ring around Pluto as New Horizons looks back

Pluto is already otherworldly, but the dwarf planet is downright eerie in a new image showing its hazy skies backlit by the sun.

By July 24, 2015


For T-Mobile's wireless ambitions, a make-or-break moment looms

The Uncarrier has the most to win or lose in next year's spectrum auction, including whether it has a chance to be a true competitor to Verizon Wireless and AT&T.

By June 23, 2015


11 kinds of chameleon found masquerading as a single species

Chameleons in Madagascar previously thought to all belong to a single species have actually turned out to be 11 separate ones.

By May 26, 2015


NASA says current lull in major US hurricanes only happens once every 177 years

We're having a "hurricane drought," with nearly a decade passing without a category three or higher storm making landfall. Will our luck hold?

By May 14, 2015