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How to buy a new phone: The CNET smartphone buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a cell phone.

By December 16, 2014

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Apple's event could be time for more than a Watch

The "Spring Forward" March 9 Apple event could hold some surprises in store, the FCC votes in favor of Net neutrality rules, and ToeJam & Earl rock Kickstarter to make a funky return.

By February 26, 2015

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​Gemalto: No major theft of keys to smartphone kingdom

Yes, it seems US and UK spy agencies tried to snoop on people's smartphones, the company says. But privacy and security harm to users is limited by Gemalto's own network security and newer encryption used on modern networks.

By February 25, 2015

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Dark and gritty 'Power Rangers' vision is not for children

Blood, drugs and curse words go flying in a bootleg "Power Rangers" short that is strictly for grown-up fans.

By February 24, 2015

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VLC returns to iOS, now spans desktop, Android and Windows Phone

The "plays everything" media player is back on the Apple App Store, and this latest release adds new features such as better support for Ultra HD content.

By February 27, 2015

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The surprising science of blue jeans

A new video shows how jeans get blue, while new research from UC Berkeley shows how the dye used to get them that way could get greener.

By February 25, 2015

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Got a great geeky love story? We want to hear it

Techies and scientists, DIYers and fantasy fans -- geeks do things their own way, including love. Proud of how you applied your skills to wooing? Funny story for the flirting-impaired? Tell us about it.

By February 6, 2015

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Snapchat launches Discover feature, with news stories and ads

The popular messaging app, known for missives that vaporize after a set time, will begin serving its users multimedia content from CNN, ESPN, Food Network and more.

By January 27, 2015

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Designer turns Apple EULA into story, 'The Man Who Agreed'

As a statement on the many who sign on to end-user licensing agreements too fast, Florence Meunier prints out a EULA and reworks it into something new.

By January 22, 2015

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Facebook promises fewer hoax stories in your News Feed

A new feature will allow Facebook users to report hoax stories appearing in their News Feed. But Facebook is stopping short of removing content, instead offering a warning for readers.

By January 20, 2015