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Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015

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Do excellent deals on new smartphones even exist?

In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps a reader figure out where he can get a good deal on a new smartphone.

By August 30, 2015

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The perfect password? You've put your finger on it

From CNET Magazine: Fingerprint readers, which are more convenient and more secure than passcodes, could finally do away with the weakest link in almost any security system.

By August 31, 2015

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Adobe Flash's newest enemy: Google

Starting Tuesday, Google's Chrome browser won't automatically play ads that use Flash -- another blow for the long-criticized animation software.

By August 31, 2015

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Instagram's website now lets users search hashtags, locations

The photo-sharing app amps up its website with a new search feature that lets users discover people, places and hashtags just like they do on its smartphone app.

By July 20, 2015

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Meet Voat, the website that wants to be the anti-Reddit

As social-news site Reddit tries to clean up its act by limiting some speech, an alternative springs up, promising to be more freewheeling.

By July 17, 2015

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Netflix revamps its website so it works more like an app

The new site promises a richer visual look and easier navigation. But some users won't see it for a couple of weeks.

By June 16, 2015

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US Army website offline after hack by Syrian Electronic Army

Supporters of Syrian President Bashar Al Assad post messages critical of US military efforts in the Middle East.

By June 8, 2015

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Websites for sore eyes: Shopping for glasses online

Picking out new prescription glasses used to be a process: you'd try on dozens and dozens of frames, only to spend a lot of money and wait weeks for their arrival. Now, it's easy to go online and order an inexpensive pair from one of the several new sites designed for a pain-free shopping experience. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best places to buy eyewear online in the Tech Minute.

By June 3, 2015

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'Three clicks to oblivion': How Tom Cruise shaped NASA's website

Former NASA administrator Sean O'Keefe thanks Tom Cruise for his "blinding flash of the obvious."

By May 19, 2015