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Messenger's final image before crashing into the surface of Mercury

The unmanned Messenger probe has completed its Mercury mission, going out with a bang.

By April 30, 2015

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Periscope the big winner for Mayweather-Pacquiao pay-per-view dodgers

HBO and Showtime networks charged $100 a pop to see the history-making fight, but netizens used technology -- specifically Twitter's Periscope tool for live broadcasting -- to watch the match for free.

By May 3, 2015

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How 'Star Wars' saved 'The Avengers' (and 9 other Avengers tidbits)

CNET's Michael Franco interviews the author of the new book "100 Things Avengers Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die," and gets 10 of them for readers.

By May 1, 2015

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See history get magical in 'Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell' trailer

"You have opened a door to hell and invited the devil to England!" says a character in a trailer for an upcoming BBC television show.

By April 28, 2015

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Coffee in space: A complete history (pictures)

An espresso machine tailored specially for the International Space Station caps a long love affair between astronauts and caffeine.

17 Images By April 20, 2015

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Google now lets you download your search history

The company had previously let users view their search history, but this is the first time it's providing a download tool.

By April 20, 2015

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A look back at Nintendo's epic console history (pictures)

Nintendo has teased the existence of the NX, a gaming system that will purportedly feature entirely new gaming concepts. What innovations could the new hardware bring to the table? Let's take a look back at Nintendo's console history.

13 Images By March 25, 2015

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Auction for three Steve Jobs business cards reaches $2,405, so far

A family that did catering for Jobs donates the cards for The Marin School's annual fundraiser.

By May 1, 2015

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Sling TV comes to Xbox One, adds History, Lifetime, and more March Madness

The pioneering Internet TV service added the Xbox One to its list of compatible hardware and upgraded the base $20 channel lineup with A&E, History, H2 and Lifetime, bringing the total to 20 channels. It also added a truTV option to bolster March Madness availability with TBS and TNT.

By March 17, 2015

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From pipe dream to prototype: A history of Valve VR (pictures)

Valve's Virtual Reality prototype has come a long way. We take a look at its inception and progress.

15 Images By March 4, 2015