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Backstage at the Oscars: Transforming the Dolby Theatre for the show

On a normal day, the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood is a movie theater, with the surrounding shopping complex overrun by tourists. It's hard to believe this is the home of the Oscars -- which makes the transformation even more impressive.

By February 21, 2015

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Money, power, wearables! Phone-maker Huawei wants more, more, more

The Chinese phone-maker is betting on high-end phones and wearables and rolling in new-found dough. CNET sat down with a Huawei VP for a 'state of the union.'

By February 9, 2015

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FCC's Net neutrality plan puts wireless carriers on edge

Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal to apply tighter regulations to wireless data worries some of the carriers. Others wait eagerly for more details.

By February 5, 2015

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Magzter vs. Next Issue: What's the best unlimited-magazines service?

Magzter now offers the same "Netflix for magazines" model as Next Issue. But which service delivers a better reading experience, and which is the better deal?

By January 27, 2015

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​Change to the 'Fast Ring' for more frequent Windows 10 updates

Want to live life on the bleeding edge? Then get out of the Slow Ring by changing this setting.

By January 27, 2015

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$5.25 million awarded to five Google Lunar XPrize teams with the right stuff

There's still $30 million up for grabs in the Google Lunar XPrize, but five teams have taken home interim prizes totaling $5.25 million to help them on their way.

By January 26, 2015

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Ring ring, it's your watch calling

On paper, it doesn't make sense for smartwatches to have their own independent connection. But AT&T is working to make sure it's in the mix when it comes to wearables.

By January 24, 2015

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Appliance Science: The hot physics of induction cooktops

How can an electric field cook your dinner? Through the science of induction. In our latest Appliance Science column, we look at how induction cooktops work.

By January 12, 2015

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Surprising apps in 2014 you may have missed

These aren't the best apps of the year or even the biggest names, but each of these apps surprised me in certain ways that make them all worthy of note at the end of 2014.

By December 17, 2014

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Living with the Microsoft Band: Fitness-focused wearable proves unfit

From sweating through P90X in the morning to snoozing through a full night of sleep, we put the Microsoft Band through its paces for a full month to see how it held up.

By December 10, 2014