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Outcry over iPhone 'Error 53' and bad USB Type-C cables (CNET Update show notes)

Be careful when replacing parts. Poorly made cables can fry a laptop, and iPhones will stop working if the Touch ID button is repaired outside of Apple. It's a lesson some are learning the hard way.

By February 5, 2016

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What is Starry? An Internet service and router unlike anything else (CNET Update show notes)

Super high-speed Internet can be beamed to your home with millimeter waves. Bridget Carey explains Starry and its helpful (but pricey) Wi-Fi hub. Also: Facebook is ending the Like as we know it.

By January 27, 2016

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Samsung Galaxy S7 to be unveiled same day as LG G5 (CNET Update show notes)

Get ready for a busy month in mobile news. The next big phones from Samsung and LG will be shown off February 21. Also, Samsung's Android Internet browser now blocks ads, and Google may be testing 5G speeds with drones.

By February 1, 2016

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Advanced lights help everyone sleep better in our Smart Home

Give that special tyke in your life smart lights for taking fearless late night bathroom breaks.

By January 31, 2016

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Fitbit gets fashionable, Nintendo teases next mobile game (CNET Update show notes)

Yet another Fitbit joins the flock, but the Alta goes for style -- and bugs you for being boring. Also, Nintendo gives more details on Miitomo, coming next month.

By February 3, 2016

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Here are the reasons why so many hoverboards are catching fire

Buying a self-balancing scooter? You might want to think twice.

By December 22, 2015

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Sorry Kevin Bacon, we're separated by 3.5 degrees (CNET Update show notes)

On Facebook #FriendsDay, the social network says we're all connected by 3.5 people -- not six. Meanwhile, Amazon Echo plays Spotify songs and Google takes self-driving cars to new destinations.

By February 4, 2016

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It's a super-techie Super Bowl (CNET Update show notes)

Sunday's big game will be held in the NFL's most high-tech stadium. But if you're watching at home, be sure to calibrate your TV, and learn how to stream the game for free.

By February 2, 2016

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Facebook Live Video vs. Periscope for broadcasting (CNET Update show notes)

What's the difference between Facebook, Periscope and Meerkat for live-streaming video? Bridget Carey explains how the new broadcast feature works on Facebook. Also: iTunes Radio is no longer free, and Rihanna lures new users to Tidal.

By January 29, 2016

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Why it's a big deal that Google beat a human at Go (CNET Update show notes)

Google's artificial intelligence just made one giant leap toward outsmarting mankind. Learn why no one thought a computer could defeat a human at the ancient game of Go. Also: Venmo expands payments, Apple recalls plugs.

By January 28, 2016