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Lyft drives into 24 new cities, now in 60 US markets

Ousting UberX as the ridesharing leader, Lyft currently operates in more US cities than any other peer-to-peer rides-on-demand platform. To celebrate, it's slashing prices.

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<p><b>Apple iPad Air</b></p>

<p>Functionally, Apple's <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-ipad-air/">iPad Air</a> is nearly identical to last year's model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It's the best full-size consumer tablet on the market. <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-ipad-air/">Read the review</a>.</p>

What will it take to get people to buy new iPads?

What does the iPad need next? Maybe nothing, and that's the biggest challenge of all.

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Use the Samsung Galaxy S5's emergency contact feature

Editor Jessica Dolcourt shows you how to set up an emergency Galaxy S5 tool you'll hopefully never have to use.

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At $299.99 the new Verizon Droid Maxx features Motorola's X8 electronics, slick hands-free searches, and a massive 2-day battery. It's thinner sibling, the $199.99 Droid Ultra, matches all the Maxx's specs save its huge battery.

Verizon sees Edge adoption doubling as it expands retail availability

The company already says Edge adoption is running above expectations, although it didn't disclose any numbers.

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iPhone 6 will adopt curved display, claims latest rumor

The phone's screen would curve to conform to its rounded corners, according to Japanese website Macotakara.

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Cracking Open: Samsung Galaxy S5

Bill Detwiler cracks open the Galaxy S5 and explains how Samsung made the phone easier to repair by making it harder to open.

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Verizon profit jumps on Verizon Wireless takeover, but misses expectations

Verizon was aided by the rising profits from Verizon Wireless, which it took full control of in February, but customer growth slowed.

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Choose the right screen mode on the Galaxy S5

CNET’s Dan Graziano shows you how to find the perfect display setting for your new Samsung device.

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SF district attorney thinks of smartphone theft differently after leading SFPD

Q&A: CNET met with San Francisco D.A. George Gascon to talk about his push for a smartphone anti-theft bill, which is likely headed to a Thursday vote in California's state senate.

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The Xiaomi Mi3 is svelte and stylish.

Xiaomi takes fight to Samsung and Apple in more emerging markets

Fast-growing Chinese manufacturer Xiaomi is taking on high-profile rivals in the increasingly important battleground of countries such as Brazil, India and Russia.

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Move to 64-bit Android phones accelerating, says ARM

ARM tells CNET that the shift to 64-bit devices is taking place faster than expected. Part of the reason is that even 32-bit code runs faster on ARM's newest 64-bit chips.

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Your move, NSA: Vysk QS1 smartphone case promises ultra user privacy

With its built-in encryption processor and camera lens covers, the QS1 case ensures everything on your phone is for your eyes and ears only.

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