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Can a phone replace your wallet? I went shopping to find out.

CNET editor Sharon Profis takes Apple Pay, Google Wallet and PayPal for a test drive and compares the options.

By October 20, 2014

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This is what a 'Star Wars' blaster bolt would look like in real life

A team of physicists has created a film that shows what a real-life "laser bullet" would look like in action. Hint: it's not like in "Star Wars."

By October 23, 2014

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Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow

A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes.

By October 17, 2014

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Facebook has no near-term plans for WhatsApp, report says

Mark Zuckerberg says he's not yet sure how he plans to see a positive return on his massive investment in the messaging service.

By October 9, 2014

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Samsung to spend nearly $15 billion on chip plant

The South Korean electronics giant plans to build a semiconductor factory south of Seoul, with an opening set for 2017.

By October 5, 2014

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iOS 8 adoption nears 45 percent, report says

A mobile analytics firm pegs iOS 8's adoption rate at 44.5 percent since launch 20 days ago. By contrast, iOS 7 had reached nearly 70 percent adoption over the same period last fall.

By October 6, 2014

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Head-up displays: Coming soon to a windshield near you (Next Big Thing, Episode 10)

Head-up displays are about to become mainstream; TV airwaves are about to make room for mobile data instead; and implanted wireless technology offers freedom from paralysis.

By September 24, 2014

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Head-up displays: Coming soon to a windshield near you (Next Big Thing, Episode 10)

Head-up displays are about to become mainstream; TV airwaves are about to make room for mobile data instead; and implanted wireless technology offers freedom from paralysis.

By September 30, 2014

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As smartphone nears, Amazon says Appstore library nearly triples

Amazon says it has a catalog of more than 240,000 apps and games, available in 200 countries on multiple devices.

By June 16, 2014

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Sci-fi fantasy nears reality: A full-on phone on your wrist

Epic Watchphones hopes crowdfunding is the ticket to introducing a smartwatch that has absolutely no need for a smartphone buddy.

By September 23, 2014