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In this fake city, cars learn to talk to each other

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits Mcity, a 32-acre fake city in Michigan designed to test self-driving cars' navigation and communication abilities -- and to keep research from migrating to Silicon Valley.

By July 30, 2015

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Meet the Vietnamese smartphone maker gunning to be the next Apple

Road Trip 2015: BKAV, which made its money selling security software, is the first to design and build a smartphone in Vietnam. The question is, will anyone buy it?

By July 31, 2015

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Microsoft launches free, 90-day trial of Windows 10

It's the Windows 10 Enterprise edition, but it gives you a chance to test-drive the new OS before deciding if you really want to upgrade from Windows 7 or 8.1. However, there are some key drawbacks.

By July 30, 2015

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How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90 percent (Q&A)

For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan's Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it's being put to the test.

By August 1, 2015

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How your next 'flagship' smartphone may cost less than $300

Chinese vendor Alcatel OneTouch wants to redefine the term so it doesn't just refer to premium products like Apple's iPhone.

By July 29, 2015

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Misfit CEO Sonny Vu on Vietnam's modern-day success story (Q&A)

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET sits down in Ho Chi Minh City with the CEO of Misfit Wearables to talk about the Vietnam tech scene and why the fitness tracker is making a big bet on the country.

By July 29, 2015

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Get a refurbished HP Stream 13 for $169.99

For less than the price of a new 11-inch Stream, you can get HP's super-popular laptop in a larger size. The sellout risk is also larger, mind you.

By July 31, 2015

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Tickets to Earth 'cousin' Kepler-452b now on sale

A Chinese site is already selling the right to migrate to the planet dubbed "another Earth." Unfortunately, you probably won't survive the trip.

By July 30, 2015

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Oculus Story Studio debuts adorable VR short film 'Henry' (Tomorrow Daily 217)

Khail and Ashley explain how you can tour the International Space Station, discuss Oculus Story Studio's newest VR film "Henry" and talk shop on the first legal drone delivery in the US. #TDHenry

By July 29, 2015

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Delightful Oculus VR animated short film 'Henry' officially debuts (Tomorrow Daily 217)

We're suckers for Pixar films, and we're suckers for anything VR, so when we heard Oculus Story Studio teamed up with an ex-Pixar employee to make a cute animated short film about a hedgehog who wants a hug, we knew we we on board with the concept.

By July 29, 2015