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Web founder: Europe's 'right to be forgotten' rule is dangerous

Tim Berners-Lee thinks scrubbing false information off the Web is fine, but the truth should be preserved for reasons of free speech and history. Also: the robots are already here.

By December 10, 2014

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Google injects smarts, stickers into Hangouts communication app

The all-purpose app for text, video, and voice chat can now detect when people are trying to find each other in the real world and then help them meet up. Also new: stickers, video filters, and bigger ambitions at Google.

By December 10, 2014

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Keep your command prompt host name static in OS X and other Unix systems

If you regularly use networks that change your OS X, Linux, or Unix system's host name, you may notice the Terminal command prompt reflect this. Here is how to prevent this from happening.

By August 19, 2013

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In Verizon lab, phones meet hard drops and an eloquent mannequin

The largest wireless carrier in the US took CNET on a tour of its New Jersey lab where the company puts phones through thousands of test cases.

By December 6, 2014

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It's 2014. Why is my battery stuck in the '90s?

The devices we all rely on continue to evolve radically. So why has the battery industry failed? Here's how you can take charge.

By December 2, 2014

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Meet Amazon's busiest employee -- the Kiva robot

As consumers buy more from the Internet's largest retailer, it keeps up by outfitting warehouses with robots that work at speeds humans can't.

By November 30, 2014

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Google Cardboard VR app puts you onstage with Paul McCartney

Commentary: Get ready to experience "Live and Let Die" in a whole new way. Talk about the ever-changing world in which we're living.

By November 20, 2014

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How to use your monitor or TV as a ring light

Use a TV or monitor to get a cool halolike ring light effect for your photography.

By November 18, 2014

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Android ups its lead over iOS

Google's mobile operating system is still the dominant smartphone platform in the US, with a 52 percent share of the market, says research firm ComScore.

By November 6, 2014

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Opera Mini 9 browser squeezes video down to size for iOS

Opera Software's newest browser for Apple's mobile OS incorporates a data-compression feature to cut down on video problems. It's also tuned for new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens.

By November 6, 2014