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Confessions of a smartphone thief

Almost 2 billion people around the world use smartphones -- typically worth hundreds of dollars a pop on the black market. A former smartphone thief explains their allure to street criminals.

By November 24, 2014

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AT&T's fiber Internet rollout will continue, kinda

The company tells the FCC that it will go forward with its current GigaPower fiber network plans but that it's still waiting to hear what happens with Net neutrality in Washington.

By November 26, 2014

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Vice President Biden joins Instagram

The official account appears to be managed by staffers, but one can still wish for an image slip-up or two.

By April 16, 2014

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European Parliament vote promotes idea of a Google breakup

A resolution calls on Europe's competition regulators to consider "unbundling" Google's other commercial services from its search business. The vote sends a signal -- but it's only symbolic.

By November 27, 2014

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Black Friday is showing signs of gray

For consumers, Black Friday itself is less of a temptation now that retailers are offering the same bargain prices in the days before and after the big shopping event.

By November 28, 2014

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Some photographers bristle over Flickr's selling of photos

According to the Wall Street Journal, some photographers are upset the Yahoo-owned site is selling prints of photos they meant to give away for free.

By November 24, 2014

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LG names new mobile boss in annual reshuffle

LG Electronics, South Korea's second largest handset maker, has appointed a new executive to spearhead its mobile business and expand on recent global success.

By November 26, 2014

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First budget Android One phone arrives in UK, but faces stiff competition

The Sparkle V from Indian firm Karbonn Mobile is the first phone to launch in the UK that follows Google's Android One spec for low-cost smartphones -- but it's not as cheap as you might think.

By November 26, 2014

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Samsung Galaxy Note stylus could have been a toothpick

Before the Samsung Galaxy Note had its S-Pen holster, designers and engineers had other ideas about the stylus' shape and size. CNET sat down with a Samsung innovation VP for a peek into the past.

By November 24, 2014

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IDC: Tough year for tablets, not as bad as thought for PCs

In 2014, growth in global tablet shipments is taking a steep dive, as consumers upgrade less often than expected. PC shipments, on the other hand, are enjoying a brief easing of their decline.

By November 25, 2014