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Accused Kalamazoo shooter's lawsuit against Uber likely a hoax

A handwritten lawsuit blaming the ride-hailing service for ruining the suspect's life didn't come from him, according to the county sheriff.

By March 17, 2016


The 404 Show 1632: Nexus phones, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, Facebook hoaxes (podcast)

Russ and Jeff are back together to talk about Google's new Nexus phones, the broken mess that is Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5, how not to get phished online, lame Facebook hoaxes, how Spotify secretly judges you and more!

By October 2, 2015


Facebook privacy hoaxes prey on your fears -- again

The social network's users are being inundated with messages that their Facebook privacy concerns can be assuaged by reposting a legal-sounding statement or signing up for a paid monthly subscription.

By September 28, 2015


Amazon Dash buttons may get a new brand blitz

Dozens of brands will be added to the lineup of tiny widgets, which you can click to purchase household goods through Amazon, according to the Wall Street Journal.

By June 26, 2016


Lonelygirl15 returns to YouTube, proves the internet is finally out of ideas

Like the awkward teenage photos that get dragged out at Christmas, lonelygirl15 is back. And if you're wondering whether a 2006 hoax web series will translate, things are still just as cryptic.

By June 16, 2016


Refugee rescue app, said to be fake, pulled from the App Store

The app gets dropped shortly after receiving a prestigious Cannes Lions award Monday evening.

By June 21, 2016


What Bill Gates would do if he lived on $2 a day

It's no hoax. The Microsoft founder says he's ready to give a fluffy surprise to families in need if you'll just let him explain.

By June 8, 2016


Celebrity Twitter accounts hit by hackers

The accounts of a number of the rich and famous were taken over recently, resulting in some embarrassing and decidedly fake tweets.

By June 6, 2016


'Crowd Control,' part 6: Death you can believe in

In this installment of CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel, Meta is assigned his first mission, and it will take him to corners of the multiverse you might recognize.

By May 16, 2016


Bear chasing a snowboarder caught on video?

Real or "Revenant"? A viral video of a bear running after an oblivious snowboarder may be a hoax but is still entertaining.

By April 12, 2016