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See the very first (surprisingly handsome) selfie... from 1839

A Philadelphia photographer was believed to be the first person to turn the camera on himself, unwittingly launching a revolution that would stay dormant until the smartphone age more than 170 years later.

By November 24, 2013

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Uber kicks off the holidays with Christmas tree deliveries

Not up to wrangling with a Christmas tree this year? Let the on-demand car service do it for $135.

By December 4, 2013

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iPad Mini Retina more widely available, catches first Mini

Consumers can now waltz into many Apple stores and pick up an iPad Mini Retina for the first time. To date, availability was limited to online sales and pre-orders with customer pickup.

By November 26, 2013

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Uber teams up with GM, Toyota to get more cars on the road

Uber says each full-time driver brings in $100,000 in rides per year, so the company is using the cash flow to get cheaper car financing for its drivers.

By November 25, 2013

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Is Comcast-Time Warner Cable really unthinkable? Maybe not

A rumored merger between the No. 1 and No. 2 cable operators would certainly raise eyebrows in D.C. But regulators may see such a proposal as an opportunity to push policy agendas.

By November 25, 2013

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Verizon makes retail push with enhanced 'destination store'

The carrier shows off its first destination store, based in the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minn., which is designed to provide further education on wireless products.

By November 19, 2013

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iPad Mini Retina 3G/4G models now reaching Apple stores

The iPad Mini Retina with Wi-Fi + Cellular is now available for pickup at many Apple stores nationwide. The cellular models had been virtually absent at stores until now.

By November 14, 2013

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Learning to fly: Future space tourists train like fighter pilots

With commercial space flight on the horizon, a Pennsylvania training center offers would-be astronauts a chance to experience the rigors of blasting off. CNET sister site SmartPlanet investigates.

By November 4, 2013

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Ohio school mad at 15-year-old for using 'Madden' phrase

In announcing a middle school football game, a 15-year-old describes one player in Gus Johnson's inimitable phrase, as having "got that getting-away-from-the-cops speed." The student is disciplined.

By October 9, 2013

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The roads to freemium: Turning downloaders into customers

commentary With paid apps a tough sell and mobile advertising a slog, app makers are getting craftier at finding ways to to get paid.

By October 7, 2013