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Sorry, Charlie: The Charlie Charlie Challenge is less spooky than they say

What's really making objects move in that viral craze involving pencils and summoning ghosts? It's not the demon you think it is, freaked-out teens.

By May 26, 2015

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Insteon On/Off Outlet

Hot on Quirky's heels, Insteon's announcing a new smart outlet with two remote-controllable sockets.

By November 11, 2014

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Woman reportedly shoots self in head while taking selfie

Technically Incorrect: A Russian woman is taking a selfie while holding a 9mm gun, according to a news story. It doesn't quite go to plan, but she survives.

By May 22, 2015

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Lost Explorers: The unrealized vision of Google Glass

When Google unveiled its smart and controversial eyewear three years ago, some early tech adopters tried to do their part by eagerly pushing for Glass acceptance. The world pushed back.

By May 26, 2015

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Want cheaper wireless service? Patience is a virtue

CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains how three key phenomena could reshape the wireless industry in the next few years and pave the way for more-affordable mobile services.

By May 24, 2015

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Rare iOS bug can cause text messages to crash your iPhone

But the message must contain a specific series of Arabic characters, so you're likely to receive it only as a prank. And there are ways to resolve the problem.

By May 27, 2015

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Three subscription services that are totally worth it

The Cheapskate hates paying monthly fees for anything, but exceptions are sometimes made. Here are three, along with totally free alternatives!

By May 22, 2015

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LG Display shows off press-on 'wallpaper' TV under 1mm thick

Before you get too excited, it's only a proof-of-concept display. The unveiling is part of a broader announcement to showcase the company's plans for the future, which center on OLED tech.

By May 19, 2015

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The smart card: Apple Pay competitor or simple stopgap?

Mobile payments is a crowded industry, but is one card for storing all your credit cards more practical than we think?

By May 25, 2015

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Can't concentrate? Look at this for 40 seconds

The next time your mind wanders, you might be able to regain your focus if you turn your gaze on a specific type of image, says research out of the University of Melbourne.

By May 25, 2015