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Father's Day Tech Gift Guide

Forget the neckties and wristwatches, and get the Dad in your life the tech he really wants.

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Dad builds a realistic spacecraft simulator for his sons

The dedicated dad who built the NASA Mission Control Desk for his sons hopes to teach them more about space with this impressive simulator. Ground Control to Major Dad, all systems go!

By August 12, 2014

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A smartphone as a holiday gift? Not such a brilliant idea

In this week's Ask Maggie, CNET consumer advice columnist Marguerite Reardon cautions readers to think twice about giving a smartphone as a gift. Why's that? It's the gift that keeps on costing.

By December 19, 2014

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Little girl persuades Google to give dad day off (with cute letter)

A little girl writes to Google and complains that her daddy gets only Saturdays off from the company. And it's his birthday. Google relents.

By June 21, 2014

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Daughter's Facebook foghorn blows dad's $80,000

A Florida headmaster wins an $80,000 age discrimination settlement. Then his daughter has to tell her Facebook friends about it (of course.) This contravenes the terms of the settlement.

By February 28, 2014

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Surprising apps in 2014 you may have missed

These aren't the best apps of the year or even the biggest names, but each of these apps surprised me in certain ways that make them all worthy of note at the end of 2014.

By December 17, 2014

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Engineering prof: Young people have no clue how to fix things

Engineering professor Danielle George bemoans the idea that when a gadget needs fixing, young people throw it away and buy a new one

By December 28, 2014

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The year in tech ads: Verizon was best, but who was worst?

2014 proved that every utterance of a company constitutes an ad. But which were the most memorably positive and which simply hurt?

By December 27, 2014

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Robotics help young runner get back on his feet after stroke

As part of his long journey back from a massive hemorrhagic stroke, an athlete leans on exoskeleton robotics to regain his mobility and strength.

By December 4, 2014

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Gamer captains an amazing starship from his living room

Using a custom rig that includes three projectors, this gamer has transformed his gaming space into a full-sized cockpit for Elite: Dangerous.

By November 24, 2014

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Bite my pie chart: Data Cuisine expresses facts with food

We're all familiar with charts and infographics. Data Cuisine makes them more creative (and delicious) by expressing information with edibles.

By July 3, 2014