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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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'Gay people just look like people': J.K. Rowling defends Dumbledore

The "Harry Potter" author gently responds to a fan on Twitter who "can't see" Hogwarts' headmaster being gay.

By March 25, 2015

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Ford launches car that prevents you from speeding

Technically Incorrect: The S-Max is equipped with an Intelligent Speed Limiter, which reads speed limit road signs and slows you down accordingly.

By March 24, 2015

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Halo Online ready for free battle -- in Russia

The title will allow Russian gamers to play against each other at no charge as part of a closed beta.

By March 26, 2015

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Uber partnership with UN women's group hits dead end

Women's rights group UN Women says that though the car-hailing service did sponsor one of its events, there was no talk of a partnership on job creation for women.

By March 21, 2015

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How one community's annoying 'spampocalypse' took a happy turn

What happens when a rogue test email gets sent to thousands of people? If you're in Berkeley, Calif., you have a community picnic, of course.

By March 25, 2015

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Magic Leap of faith: This robot-zapping game looks totally trippy

The secretive maker of augmented-reality goggles releases a video showing off some jaw-dropping game action.

By March 19, 2015

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New Jersey reverses ban on Tesla's direct auto sales

Gov. Chris Christie signs bill Wednesday that allows the electric carmaker to open a maximum of four direct-sale dealerships in the state.

By March 18, 2015

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Catstacam: So Fluffy can post arty Instagram pics of dead mice

Step aside, puny human. Miss Flufferboots has her own Instagram account thanks to a fun publicity stunt by Whiskas Australia.

By March 14, 2015