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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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Grim forecast for computer, tablet sales takes a turn for the worse

A glut of inventory, Microsoft's offer for free upgrades to Windows 10 and an overall stagnant market combine for a projected decline in sales.

By August 26, 2015

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Galaxy S6 vs. S6 Edge vs. Edge+ vs. Note 5: Which new Samsung smartphone should you buy?

Four superphones with four similar styles and specs. We'll help break down the pros, cons, and how much extra you pay to upgrade from the S6 to the S6 Edge to the Note 5 to the Edge+. Whew!

By August 28, 2015

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Now the Internet has spotted a crashed Star Destroyer on Mars

It's been well established that the Internet has an overactive imagination, but the latest "sighting" in images from the Curiosity rover is a little much for CNET's Eric Mack.

By August 26, 2015

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Tech money drives San Francisco building boom, pushes others out

As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET looks at how new skyscrapers are defining a new era in the City by the Bay. The winners: tech. The losers: pretty much everyone else.

By August 24, 2015

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Bringing your own smartphone to Verizon: What you need to know

CNET's Marguerite Reardon says the wireless industry is offering more choices for how you buy devices and gives her advice on figuring out what works best for you.

By August 28, 2015

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How to quickly shut down Windows 10

Another version of Windows, another silly three-click process just to shut down your PC. Here are some faster alternatives.

By August 27, 2015

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Sprint offers DirecTV customers a free year of service

The offer is targeted at rival AT&T, which just closed its acquisition of DirecTV and began offering its own bundles of discounted wireless and satellite TV services.

By August 27, 2015

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Siri gets snarky when you ask about the Sept. 9 iPhone event

Apple's iPhone event invite came with the mysterious tagline "Hey Siri, give us a hint." But if you actually ask Siri to give you a hint, her answers get a bit snide.

By August 27, 2015

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How Maisie Williams from 'Game of Thrones' ended up in 'Doctor Who'

We all know Maisie Williams as Arya Stark from "Game of Thrones," but it was a role in a made-for-TV movie that led "Doctor Who" execs Steven Moffat and Brian Minchin to cast her in Season 9.

By August 27, 2015