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Jeff Bezos' Blue Origin to make rocket engine for Boeing, Lockheed Martin

Amazon CEO's aerospace company enters into a partnership with the United Launch Alliance to develop BE-4, a rocket engine to replace Russian-made launch jets.

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The future tech America expects (pictures)

Pew researchers called around the US to see what we think about the technology of the coming 50 years. And whether we like what we see.

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Amazon tipped to enter the smartphone market... in 3D

Following Amazon Fire TV and Amazon Dash, the company may be adding to its hardware line-up with a new smartphone slated for release in June.

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Amazon delivery drones edge closer to reality

CEO Jeff Bezos tells shareholders that the company already flight-tested several generations of unmanned aerial vehicles and is in the design phase for future generations.

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Amazon reveals craziest 'Mayday' customer support calls

The "Mayday" button on Amazon's Kindle Fire brings up a live feed of a support person right there on the tablet. Pizza, marriage proposals -- it's inspired some unique customer requests.

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​Amazon app store grows to 200,000 apps

CEO Jeff Bezos says the store has nearly tripled in size in the past year. But it still trails Apple and Google.

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Who better to sell Amazon Fire TV than Gary Busey? (What?)

To make you excited about its new streaming video and gaming gizmo, Amazon presents a presenter who epitomizes anything other than Amazon.

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mazon to host April 2 event in NYC -- video streaming device likely

Amazon has sent out invites to a press event announcing a 'new update to its video business.' Many are expecting the company to announce a new streaming media device along the lines of Chromecast, Roku, and Apple TV.

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Amazon's Prime fee hike: Is this just the beginning?

Consumers may need to get ready for rate increases every few years as Amazon races to add services and programming to justify the hikes.

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Drones in depth

Donald Bell sits down with Henri Seydoux of Parrot and John Cherbini of 3D Robotics to discuss the present and future of consumer aerial drones at CES 2014.

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Amazon sold a record 426 items a second in pre-Xmas push

It's been another record festive season for the online retailer, with its Kindle and Kindle Fire devices flying off the shelves.

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Some of the big moments in tech this past year ranged from space to spacey, and human biology to humanoid robots. Here's a collection of images that represent 2013's big stories, with innovation an overriding theme. 
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We've chosen the images for their impact. Robots have advanced and become more animalistic or human-like. Private companies have rocketed into space. And some of the images are arty expressions of our world through sculpture and light.
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Virgin Galactic's <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-19514_3-57601804-239/get-up-close-and-supersonic-with-virgin-galactics-spaceshiptwo/" >SpaceShipTwo</a>, for example, billed as the world's first commercial space plane, notched an important milestone by <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581868-1/spaceshiptwo-fires-rocket-engine-in-supersonic-flight/" >firing its rocket engine</a> during flight on April 29. It was a test flight at Mojave Air and Space Port in California. 
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During the flight, the space-ready passenger <a href="http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581868-1/spaceshiptwo-fires-rocket-engine-in-supersonic-flight/" >space plane detached</a> from its dual-hull mothership, WhiteKnightTwo, at an altitude of 47,000 feet while being piloted by Mark Stucky and Mike Alsbury of builder Scaled Composites.
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2013: The year in pictures

From human biology to humanoid robots, we take you on a visual journey back through the year, with innovation an overriding theme.

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