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Billionaire who sold Minecraft to Microsoft is sad and lonely

Technically Incorrect: In a series of tweets, Markus Persson says he's never felt more isolated.

By August 30, 2015

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By August 31, 2015

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Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015

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New Xperia Z5 smartphones stick to Sony's high-end mantra

The company unveils three smartphones targeting affluent users, but it still hasn't figured out how to avoid getting lost in the shuffle behind Apple and Samsung.

By September 2, 2015

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The perfect password? You've put your finger on it

From CNET Magazine: Fingerprint readers, which are more convenient and more secure than passcodes, could finally do away with the weakest link in almost any security system.

By August 31, 2015

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Diver breaks up mortal combat between deadly sea snake, stonefish

During a fishing trip, Rick Trippe came across a dangerous sea snake and stonefish fighting each other. He separated them with his bare hands and lived to tell all about it.

By September 2, 2015

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Get a 500GB Samsung SSD for $149.99

From the Cheapskate: This top-rated drive -- a perfect upgrade for laptops and desktops alike -- retails for $250.

By September 1, 2015

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Do excellent deals on new smartphones even exist?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps a reader figure out where he can get a good deal on a new smartphone.

By August 30, 2015

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Intel's Skylake chips to power PCs as thin as tablets, with big battery boost

The company highlights new Windows 10 devices using its new processors -- including an updated Intel Compute Stick -- during a press conference at the IFA electronics show in Berlin.

By September 2, 2015

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Trade-in site Gazelle promises top dollar for your old iPhone

The site vows that it will beat the trade-in deals from both Apple and the wireless carriers with special pricing. But don't dawdle, the deal ends in a week.

By September 2, 2015