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'Talking Angela' programmer talks hoaxes, AI mastery (Q&A)

Bruce Wilcox is a top chatbot programmer, and his Talking Angela app has been downloaded 57 million times, yet he's had to fight rumors that it's a front for pedophiles. He talked to CNET about fooling humans with AI.

By Mar. 1, 2014

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Twitter inundated with tornado-photo hoaxes

After a freak storm brought two tornadoes to New York City, alleged photos started making the rounds. The problem: One is from the 1970s, and the other is a Photoshop job from Hurricane Katrina.

By Sep. 18, 2010

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Virus Hoaxes: more URLs

Virus Hoaxes: more URLs

By Jan. 22, 1999

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On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs

Here is a roundup of Google's jokes and hoaxes currently on the loose. Did you miss the Tardis?

By Apr. 18, 2014

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Google's April Fools' prank puts Pokemon in the real world

The search giant's latest addition to its Maps smartphone app includes 150 "catchable" Pokemon, part of a hoax we can only hope foreshadows augmented reality uses down the line.

By Mar. 31, 2014

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This 'Back to the Future' hoverboard will blow your mind

Trust us: If hoverboards were as real as this one from a mysterious company called HUVr, the world really would be changed forever. Or at the very least, it would be way more fun.

By Mar. 4, 2014

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Blind spot: How a hoax about eye licking went global

Media finds weird news impossible to resist, even when it sounds too silly to be true. But it can fool people especially easily when coming from a place like Japan, birthplace of wacky trends.

By Aug. 8, 2013

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Google doodle does circles around Copernicus' birthday

Web giant celebrates the 540th birthday of the astronomer best known for his theory that the sun -- and not the Earth -- was at the center of the universe.

By Feb. 18, 2013

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How to spot and avoid Facebook 'Like' scams

When you click or press the Like button, you may be disclosing more about yourself than you imagine. You may also be contributing to the bank accounts of Internet scammers.

By Jul. 22, 2013