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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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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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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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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

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Mandatory Data Retention laws pass Australian Parliament

Telecommunications and internet service providers will now be required to store their customers' metadata for at least two years under laws that passed the Australian parliament with little opposition.

By March 26, 2015