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Galaxy S5 launch: No lines, but preorders look strong

Samsung's smartphone launches may lack the fervor that accompanies iPhone arrivals, but don't confuse that with lackluster sales.

By April 11, 2014


Cyclist bikes across SF Bay, no bridge required

Next up in his quest to turn "aquatic biking" into a global phenomenon, BayCycle Project founder Judah Schiller will cross the Hudson on a bike fixed to a portable flotation device.

By October 2, 2013


FCC holds first hearing on Sandy communications failures

FCC is conducting field hearings to examine what went wrong following Superstorm Sandy, and how to keep Internet and wireless service up following the next disaster.

By February 5, 2013


Twitter gets even bigger

People using Twitter is not exactly news to stop the presses. And yet, the service continues to be on a tear. And now it's making money too.

By December 11, 2012


The 404 1,158: Where we're gonna rock down to Electric Avenue (podcast)

Well, that happened. We're back in the studio after a week of wading through Hurricane Sandy, and Jeff got hit the hardest. Check out today's episode for stories of what we saw, how we managed, and what you can do to help the relief effort.

By November 5, 2012


How Verizon kept wireless service going after Sandy hit

CNET talks to one of the executives responsible for preparing for and dealing with a crisis. Verizon says 99 percent of its networks are back up, while AT&T is up to 98 percent.

By November 5, 2012


Restaurant offers cell phone bribe

LA's Eva restaurant has had it up to here with cell phones. So it's created a businesslike solution: five percent off if you hand it over.

By August 16, 2012


Max Payne 3: Worth the hangover?

It's been almost nine years since the last Max Payne game; is "3" worth the wait?

By May 14, 2012


Gideon Sundback, inventor of the zip, celebrated by Google

Gideon Sundback, the man who perfected the humble zipper, is celebrated by a fun unzipping Google doodle today.

By April 24, 2012


The 404 892: Where estamos agradecidos de haber sobrevivido el huracan Eirene (podcast)

Hurricane Irene is over, but all we have to show for it is the extra weight we gained from eating Dominos all weekend. The storm left tons of buildings, roads, and trees damaged, but the award for "Worst Irrevocable Damage" goes to Mayor Bloomberg for "trying" to address the Spanish-speaking population in their native language.

By August 29, 2011