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Live like a local on your vacation

You don't have to stick to the tourist spots when you're on vacation. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Sharon Profis has three tips to help you live like a local on your next trip.

By October 7, 2015


Pepsi Perfect from 'Back to the Future' gets real this month

Taste the flavor of 2015 with a limited release of Pepsi Perfect, a soft drink made famous as the beverage of the future in "Back to Future: Part II."

By October 5, 2015


Uber boosts driver pay in China as war with local rival revs up, report says

It can't sit still as Chinese competitor Didi Kuaidi makes bold moves. One way for Uber to get drivers' attention: Pay them big bonuses.

By September 28, 2015


Motorcyclist fleeing police rides no-handed while texting

Technically Incorrect: In Florida, a man on a motorbike decides to show his dexterity during a police chase. It doesn't turn out well.

By October 6, 2015


​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


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


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


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


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


Your viral glory of the week: Boxing kangaroos

Technically Incorrect: Almost 2 million people have flocked to Facebook to see an extraordinary video of two kangaroos performing very skilled, kickboxing-style pugilism in the middle of an Australian road.

By October 4, 2015