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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


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


​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


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


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


FCC trumps state laws on local broadband limits

A 3-2 vote is the first step in allowing municipalities all over the country to offer their own Internet service in the name of competition.

By February 26, 2015


FCC makes push for more local broadband services

The agency plans to vote on a proposal later this month that strikes down provisions in state laws limiting the expansion of municipal broadband networks.

By February 2, 2015


​Locals upset at Google's Waze for sending traffic to their streets

LA residents complains that Waze creates congestion on roads once only known to those who live there.

By December 14, 2014