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Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By August 31, 2015

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Your chance to win* a cord-cutter's prize bundle!

From the Cheapskate: Sayonara, cable bill! RCA wants you to win a killer HDTV antenna, Roku 3 with voice search and $100 Netflix gift card.

By August 31, 2015

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Tech money drives San Francisco building boom, pushes others out

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET looks at how new skyscrapers are defining a new era in the City by the Bay. The winners: tech. The losers: pretty much everyone else.

By August 24, 2015

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​Rdio streams globally, thinks locally with curated stations

Rdio has launched a raft of new Internet radio stations curated by "tastemakers," but unlike rival Apple, the stations have been curated for specific countries and regions.

By July 8, 2015

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Upstart Hisense challenges picture quality stalwarts with cheaper ULED TV

The Chinese company's newest television has the specifications to compete against the best OLED and LED LCD TVs, for a lot less money.

By August 26, 2015

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Amazon's mystery Treasure Truck revealed: A local deal of the day

The truck, which has been driving around Seattle for the last four days, will deliver a specific discount product every day to customers in the area.

By June 25, 2015

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Halo 5 has ditched local co-op, but it may make a triumphant return

Local co-op has long been a pastime for Halo fans, but in the upcoming release, they'll only be able to play with friends online.

By June 18, 2015

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Panama potholes get fixed after tweeting out post-impact complaints (Tomorrow Daily 187)

We love the idea behind these auto-tweeting potholes: cars hit the potholes, a sensor sitting inside the crater sends out a tweet describing the impact and local public works departments get asked for a fix. Clever and functional!

By June 2, 2015

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Whiny potholes tweet at local government when hit by cars (Tomorrow Daily 187)

Khail and Ashley wonder what other civic woes can be solved by self-tweeting objects, investigate a new kind of VR camera and watch an origami robot self-assemble, walk, climb, dig and dissolve. #TDPothole

By June 2, 2015