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Plagued by Chrome crashes on your iPhone? Google's got a fix

An overhaul of Google's browser cuts crashes 70 percent, boosts performance -- and shows the difficulties of writing software under Apple's rules.

By January 27, 2016

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Ancient amber-entombed flea may hold bubonic plague secrets

Fossilized bacteria trapped with a flea from millions of years ago could have something to tell us about the history of the much-feared Black Death.

By September 30, 2015

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​Government drones spray prairie dogs with peanut butter to help ferrets

The US Fish and Wildlife Service wants to make sure endangered ferrets stay safe from a deadly disease, so it comes up with a plan involving peanut butter pellets delivered via drones.

By July 13, 2016

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Destiny Rise of Iron expansion: Here's everything you need to know

Watch a trailer, learn the release date and price, and get all the story and content details here.

By June 9, 2016

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Uber can find you faster than 911 call centers, John Oliver says

"Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" explains how ineffective calling 911 can be due to underfunding, lack of personnel and outdated technology.

By May 18, 2016

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Phones ruining our attentiveness, says study

Technically Incorrect: A new survey reveals that the Apocalypse may be upon us. Or, at least, the Aphoneocalypse. It found that one in 10 people say they check their phones during sex.

By May 15, 2016

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Dishonored 2: Release date, gameplay and everything you need to know

Magic and mysticism blend with arcane science and some seriously sneaky gameplay as Corvo Attano and the Princess Emily return in Dishonored 2.

By May 10, 2016

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Everything we've learned from the CNET Smart Home

We've spent the last 10 months mixing and matching smart home tech to find the ideal set up. Come see what we learned.

By May 10, 2016

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Hoverboard unboxing video ends in a fail of fire

The plague of hoverboard fires reaches a crescendo as an excited buyer's unboxing video goes south.

By January 13, 2016

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Apple iPhone 6 preorders start at midnight, but problems plague Apple Store, other sites

Advance orders began online at 12 a.m. PT on Friday, but the online Apple Store still wasn't back up two hours later. And some other preorder sites had hiccups, including Sprint and T-Mobile.

By September 12, 2014