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10 weirdly wonderful moments in selfie history (pictures)

From the first selfie in 1839 to current extreme photos involving volcanoes and skyscrapers, selfie history is fraught with fun, peril and photographic firsts.

10 Images By January 22, 2015

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Rosetta watch: Follow history's first comet landing live

On November 12, the Philae lander will detach from the Rosetta spacecraft and attempt a tricky landing on a comet. Here's how to follow the historic happenings.

By November 11, 2014

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The history of Samsung's Gear VR virtual reality headset

Samsung's virtual reality headset was planned to work with the Galaxy S4, but the story goes back to 2005.

By January 20, 2015

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AT&T ushers in the cross-country call, 100 years ago

On January 25, 1915, AT&T completed the first transcontinental telephone call in the US, after completing the challenging stretch from Denver to San Francisco.

By January 25, 2015

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Tomorrow Daily 103: Man's bionic arms make history, NASA proposes cloud cities on Venus and more

A team at NASA is proposing that sending astronauts to Venus' upper atmosphere may be more efficient (and somewhat safer) than sending them to Mars. Did we mention airships and cloud cities were mentioned in this proposal? It's science fiction that could someday become science fact.

By December 18, 2014

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Tomorrow Daily 103: Man's bionic arms make history, NASA proposes cloud cities on Venus and more

On today's show, we tell you how one man is making history with dual bionic arms, why a team at NASA thinks we should look into sending astronauts to Venus instead of Mars, and when you might be able to purchase animated statues of your favorite characters.

By December 18, 2014

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How to delete your Facebook search history

Facebook keeps a record of everything you search for on its Web site. Check out this How To guide for cleaning up the list, or just limiting what information Facebook is storing about you.

By December 1, 2014

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How the 'Star Wars: The Phantom Menace' trailer made Web history

The "Phantom Menace" trailer wasn't only a treat for fans: it was a coup for Apple and, in 1998, one of the biggest tests the Internet had faced.

By November 28, 2014

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Welcome to the comet: Rosetta mission makes space history

The landing marks a historic triumph for the European Space Agency -- and for space exploration as a whole.

By November 12, 2014

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Google is 'on the right side of history,' says Eric Schmidt

The Big G's executive chairman has responded to recent controversy over privacy and taxation.

By October 16, 2014