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Apple's new Swift coding language hopes to lock down errors

Apple's new computer language Swift promises to prevent the programming problems that have plagued its predecessors.

By June 2, 2014

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Steve Jobs wanted to 'further lock customers' into Apple's 'ecosystem'

That's according to an e-mail he sent to employees in 2010 that included "2011: Holy War with Google" as a talking point for an upcoming meeting.

By April 2, 2014

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Location, location, location: Want to help Mozilla break the ecosystem locks?

The MozStumbler app is one way Android users can assist Mozilla with its quest to open up the walled gardens of Apple and Google.

By March 27, 2014

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Making sense of lock security

How does CNET test deadbolts? How secure is secure enough? And what about new smart features?

By November 22, 2013

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Vessyl smart cup can tell Coke from Pepsi

This powerful, sensor-fitted cup identifies what you're drinking and tells you how it affects your health and hydration needs.

By June 12, 2014

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How Google and Nest could get the smart home all wrong

Now that Google has a key to our home, it's poised to take smart appliances to new heights. But -- well, good luck maneuvering the messy and disjointed Internet of things.

By January 14, 2014

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Apple's Mac Pro fairly easy to repair, says iFixit

Apple's new dark, cylindrical Mac Pro may look intimidating, but the pricey computer scored high on iFixit's repairability scale.

By December 31, 2013

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iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

CNET's no stranger to the vitriol being hurled around by passionate handset users. (Skim through the comments section of any major phone review and you'll see.) But we just had to ask: Why all the hate?

By November 19, 2013

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Sigma's lens conversion service promotes body agnosticism

The lens manufacturer has launched its Mount Conversion service, which will let you update any of its newer lenses to a compatible mount on demand.

By July 31, 2013

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Set up quick access to the Galaxy S3 or Note 2 camera

Enable a superfast shortcut to your device's camera so you won't miss that perfect photo opportunity because you're busy fiddling with your phone.

By April 26, 2013