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Learning how science and the world work is rarely is as much fun as in this book from Randall Munroe, the creator of the XKCD comic. It's good for kids and adults.
Those who want their browser to show Web sites' full addresses should be happy that Google put work on its "origin chip" on the back burner.
Chrome's "origin chip" feature, which hides URLs in the browser's location bar, may be vulnerable to lengthy Web addresses.
Some loathe Google's test to see whether it's better to hide the gory details of Web addresses by default. But that move could actually be a sensible shift.
A Chrome extension called Project Naptha allows you to highlight and copy text from an image, with more features on the way.
Many of humanity's early attempts at flight involved pedaling contraptions or flapping artificial wings. Turns out they weren't such dumb ideas after all -- in another part of the solar system.
Miss a few stories this week? We'll bring you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.
New advice from Google is useful if you're new to passwords, but lacks the spine to make much difference.
Ready or not, holiday shopping season is upon us, and many of us will be buying gifts online. We've put together some tips to help get you safely through your shopping list.
CNET helps you make sense of the password fiasco that has hit LinkedIn, eHarmony, and Last.fm.