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Boeing patents 'Star Wars'-style force fields

Aircraft and military manufacturer Boeing has been granted a patent on a system that is designed to prevent explosion shockwaves from harming a target.

By March 22, 2015

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Costa Rica hits 75 days powered entirely by renewable energy

Heavy rainfall has allowed the Central American country of Costa Rica to be powered almost entirely by its hydroelectric plants.

By March 24, 2015

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Opossums could save you from that deadly snake bite

That's right, opossums. Tests show that their superpower to resist snake venom could be harnessed to save thousands of lives.

By March 22, 2015

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T-Mobile will buy your AT&T or Verizon smartphone. What's the catch?

CNET's Marguerite Reardon takes a look at T-Mobile's new plan to entice wireless customers to jump ship from their existing carriers.

By March 22, 2015

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With the One M9, HTC tries to build a 'timeless piece of design'

Curious why the One M9 looks so similar to its predecessor? HTC's Peter Chou says it's intentional.

By March 21, 2015

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Roku vs. Apple TV vs. Chromecast vs. Amazon Fire TV: Which streamer should you buy?

Which has the most apps? Which has the coolest features? Which one is the best? The most popular streamers all have their merits, so we'll help you decide which box is right for you.

By March 9, 2015

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Apple patent envisions tracking people in real time

A newly granted patent would let you view friends, family and even pets from your mobile device as they move through their day.

By March 24, 2015

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Windows 10 upgrades from pirated predecessors won't be legit

Microsoft clarifies its statement about Windows 10 by noting that you can upgrade from a non-genuine version of Windows 7 or 8.1, but that doesn't mean you now have a legitimate version, according to Ars Technica.

By March 20, 2015

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Sprint CEO: Without Net neutrality rules, we're toast

Chief executive Marcelo Claure defends the company's stance as the only major wireless operator to support the FCC's new Net neutrality regulation.

By March 26, 2015

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Apple snaps up FoundationDB for behind-the-scenes help

FoundationDB is building database technology that's intended to provide high-speed access to troves of information.

By March 25, 2015