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In shadow of Android Pay, Google Wallet evolves to stay alive

Google's 4-year-old mobile payments service will turn into an app for transferring small payments between friends to make room for the new Android Pay system.

By May 29, 2015


Einstein considered a bigger hero than Jesus, says study

Research conducted among almost 7,000 university students worldwide sees science take top spot. Among villains, however, George W. Bush came above Stalin and Mao.

By May 20, 2015


Google Wallet chief Osama Bedier leaves company

Bedier left eBay's PayPal in 2011 to take over the mobile payments initiative -- a move that lead to allegations of trade-secret theft.

By May 8, 2013


New payments terminal aims to be Switzerland of in-store payments

Coming soon to a merchant near you: Poynt will let you decide how to pay for in-store purchases.

By October 29, 2014


The history of the Predator, the drone that changed the world (Q&A)

Longtime Pentagon correspondent Richard Whittle investigated the unmanned aircraft that gave the military the ability to attack targets from the other side of the world. He talked to CNET about the drone.

By September 20, 2014


Coin delays product launch until spring 2015 as questions remain

The startup behind a smart electronic device that stores credit and debit cards will offer a beta program for 10,000 customers.

By August 22, 2014


Kim Jung Un gets down in viral video, North Korea gets fumed

The Dear Leader busts out some serious dance and combat moves in a Chinese-made video that's got (almost) everyone laughing.

By July 24, 2014


Sony Pictures buys film rights to Greenwald's book on Snowden, NSA

"Zero Dark Thirty" maker nabs rights to Glenn Greenwald's look at working with Edward Snowden to reveal reach of NSA.

By May 14, 2014


Twittering teen arrested after 'joke' terror threat to American Airlines

A teen tweets at American Airlines that she's from Afghanistan, a member of al-Qaeda, and is "gonna do something really big." The airline responds forcefully. The teen is frightened, then arrested.

By April 14, 2014


From Romeo to JFK -- in Legos

Dive into four new books that use Legos to depict gripping moments in history and lit, from Shakespeare's plays to a fateful motorcade in Dallas.

By November 29, 2013