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Siri query shown in murder trial

A Florida man stands accused of killing a friend. Early reports inaccurately suggested that he might have performed a Siri search about how to hide a body, but other evidence from the defendant's phone is being used in court.

By August 13, 2014


Google blames 'bug' for burying TripAdvisor, Yelp in search

The CEOs of the two companies accuse Google of prioritizing its own services at the expense of rivals. Both are longstanding critics of Google's search engine.

By November 25, 2015


Google's mobile app understands more-complex questions now

The search giant says its app has gotten better at breaking down your questions and understanding the intent of what you're asking.

By November 17, 2015


Get a Google Chromecast for $17.99 shipped

From the Cheapskate: It's a refurb, but also the lowest price to date on Google's streaming-media stick -- and you get a one-year warranty. Plus: two bonus deals!

By November 10, 2015


Apple TV will tap Siri to find your favorite music

The search capabilities within Siri will expand beyond movies and TV shows early next year to help you hunt for albums and artists in Apple Music.

By October 29, 2015


HTC's iPhone clone, TalkTalk hacked and 'Spectre' reviewed (CNET UK podcast 454 show notes)

The One A9 looks a lot like Apple's own smartphones -- is that disappointing, a smart business move, or both? We ask the question on the UK's best tech podcast.

By October 23, 2015


Bing finally shows a profit

Microsoft's search business has turned the corner, generating $1 billion in revenue during the company's fiscal first quarter.

By October 23, 2015


Brits banned from hoverboards and Sky's Star Wars tie-up (CNET UK podcast 453 show notes)

Self-balancing scooters are deemed illegal to ride in public, Sky has renewed a deal to hoard movies from Disney, and there's a quirky new British alternative to Spotify.

By October 16, 2015


Microsoft's surprise laptop, better signal in pubs and the top tech brands in CNET UK podcast 452

Microsoft's Surface Book packs an alarmingly cool bendy-straw hinge, and Waterstones is taking Kindles off its shelves. All this and more in this week's CNET UK podcast.

By October 9, 2015


Google wants news articles to load on your phone in an instant

The search giant's new Accelerated Mobile Pages project seeks to improve Web browsing on smartphones and offer fresh competition to Facebook's Instant Articles.

By October 7, 2015