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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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The hidden cost of those 'free' gambling apps

Some of the most downloaded and highest-grossing video games in leading app stores use casino motifs for their designs, raising questions about the potential dangers of gambling apps.

By August 27, 2015

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Electronics-sniffing dog found thumb drive with ex-Subway pitchman's porn stash

Technically Incorrect: Jared Fogle, who pleaded guilty to child pornography charges, had his porn collection discovered by a dog whose nose can differentiate between a thumb drive and an iPad.

By August 29, 2015

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Images of next-generation Microsoft smartphones leak online

The devices will be known as Cityman and Talkman, according to leaks that have hit Twitter.

By August 27, 2015

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Will gaming breathe life into live-streaming YouTube?

YouTube rules the realm of on-demand video, but live video still has a tournament of contenders. With a YouTube Gaming hub, Google is juicing up live features -- and that may bring you face-to-face with gameplay streams you never knew existed.

By August 27, 2015

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Now the Internet has spotted a crashed Star Destroyer on Mars

It's been well established that the Internet has an overactive imagination, but the latest "sighting" in images from the Curiosity rover is a little much for CNET's Eric Mack.

By August 26, 2015

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What if 'Back to the Future Part II' were set in 2045 instead of 2015?

We're currently living in the year imagined by the classic sci-fi flick, but what would another sequel look like if it envisioned the future 30 years from today?

By August 29, 2015

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​Startup aims to make home devices smart enough to anticipate what you need

Silk Labs wants to weave its software and services into all the new networked devices coming to homes of the future. Behind it: a trio fresh from the ambitious Firefox OS smartphone project.

By August 21, 2015

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How Maisie Williams from 'Game of Thrones' ended up in 'Doctor Who'

We all know Maisie Williams as Arya Stark from "Game of Thrones," but it was a role in a made-for-TV movie that led "Doctor Who" execs Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin to cast her in Season 9.

By August 27, 2015

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Marijuana might not be shrinking your brain after all, study says

Decreased brain volume in pot users may have more to do with genetic predisposition than casual use, a study says. Is that why stoners remember what time "SpongeBob SquarePants" airs?

By August 28, 2015