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Is Cablevision's $10 Wi-Fi-only mobile service a good deal?

Wireless plans don't come cheap. That's why Cablevision's sounds so enticing. But is it really the solution families have been dreaming of? CNET's Marguerite Reardon has the answers in Ask Maggie.

By February 15, 2015

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Tech Retrospect: Samsung's terrible, horrible, very bad week

Samsung's one-two, bad-news punch this week could have a lasting impact on its TV business. Also, new hardware from Nintendo 3DS and from our future robot overlords. All that and more in your look back at the week in tech.

By February 13, 2015

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Elusive red sprites captured in sky near Chile's Very Large Telescope

You might not have realized that sprites are real, but this new photo taken at the Paranal Observatory in Chile proves otherwise -- sort of.

By February 4, 2015

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Huawei's new focus on high-end phones is a good idea, but won't be easy

The Chinese smartphone maker's new plans to sell more top-tier devices is the right move for Huawei, a company that's made its name on the middle- to lower-end. But it's a tough time to try to get ahead.

By January 29, 2015

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Drones for Good offers a cool million to lifesaving, forest-replanting, landmine-hunting UAVs

An international competition will reward people with ideas for unmanned aerial vehicles that make the world a better place.

By January 26, 2015

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NASA spots massive outburst from our very own black hole

Its root cause still undetermined, a huge X-ray flare from the Milky Way's center has made NASA scientists sit up and take notice.

By January 6, 2015

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Why is the FCC considering a new system for phone number portability? No good reason

Commentary: After years of delay, the FCC seems poised to switch vendors for the local telephone number portability database. That could be a big mistake.

By January 5, 2015

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Can audio products be designed to look as good as they sound?

The Audiophiliac would be the first to admit that a lot of (but not all) high-end audio is downright ugly. So he's rounded up a selection of the best-looking gear.

By February 14, 2015

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'The Interview' basks in attention -- both good and bad

The comedy about bumbling journalists trying to assassinate North Korea's dictator enjoys its day in the sun as online streaming and a small but closely watched theatrical release subvert the ban that hackers demanded.

By December 25, 2014

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Microsoft's new NFL ads for Xbox are very funny

"Very funny" and "NFL" haven't really gone together lately. Microsoft tries to change that.

By October 1, 2014