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ALS patient more independent with tech

Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology, including a brainwave-sensing headset, has let him maintain a high quality of life. CNET's Kara Tsuboi visits him at home to learn how.

By August 30, 2014

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Google's Independence Day Doodle celebrates the underdog

In a cute animated doodle, a young musician is struggling to keep up with a marching band. But struggle is part of America's glory.

By July 4, 2014

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Chips promise more security for credit cards, but signature still required

Safer, chip-enabled credit cards are coming to the US before the end of 2015, but it will be years before tougher, PIN-based security will be used nationwide.

By November 17, 2014

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In newest tally, supercomputing progress tapers off

Hardware, software and funding limits mean it's not easy to make the fastest computers even faster. That's too bad for the industries that rely on them.

By November 17, 2014

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Attention, artists: Streaming music is the inescapable future. Embrace it

Music's bedrock business will be selling access to streams, not ownership of tunes. So what does that mean for the artists you love? It should be music to their ears.

By November 14, 2014

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Friday Poll: What should be our next big step in space exploration?

Despite some challenges, humankind pulled off landing a spacecraft on a comet. If you were in charge of the next major space mission, where would you choose to go?

By November 14, 2014

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YouTube's Music Key: Can paid streaming finally hook the masses?

Google's popular video site rolls out its long-teased contender in the paid streaming-music business. Called Music Key, it may have the best chance yet to popularize music subscriptions.

By November 12, 2014

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FCC chair said to balk at Obama's Net neutrality plan

Tom Wheeler tells Internet executives he is considering an approach that includes some of Obama's proposals as well as addressing ISPs' concerns, the Washington Post reports.

By November 11, 2014

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'Iron Sky 2': Nazis, lizard people and Hitler on a T.rex

The sequel to the instant cult classic about Nazis on the moon returns is the only logical way possible: With conspiracy theories and a whole passel o' dinos.

By November 10, 2014

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There's a virus that makes you stupid, scientists say

Researchers at Johns Hopkins and the University of Nebraska say that the algae virus affects human cognitive functions.

By November 10, 2014