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The smartphone with crazy cloud storage just hit its Kickstarter goal

Startup Nextbit, run by former Google and HTC executives, hit its goal of selling $500,000 worth of smartphones in a single day.

By 2 September 2015

Blog

Road Trip 2010

CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman is back on the road again. This year, he drove thousands of miles up and down the East Coast, searching for the most interesting spots for technology, military, research and development, naval shipbuilding, and more.

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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 28 August 2015

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Google, HTC vets turn to consumers to fund a cloud-based smartphone

Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.

By 1 September 2015

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East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By 31 August 2015

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After a quarter million iPhones hacked, a reminder 'jailbreaking' devices still not safe

Despite warnings from Apple, users continue to alter their iPhones to be more flexible.

By 2 September 2015

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We take a shower with the Nebia: The shower head of the future

Brian Tong tries out the Kickstarter shower head that's exploded online. Nebia talks about its current design and how the next generation will bring smart features.

By 26 August 2015

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Intel's Skylake chips will power PCs as thin as tablets, compute sticks

The company highlighted new Windows 10 devices using its new processors -- including an updated Intel Compute Stick -- during a press conference at the IFA electronics show in Berlin.

By 2 September 2015

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Apple will host next iPhone launch Sept. 9

The electronics giant has sent out invitations to an event next month in San Francisco, where it's expected to show off the next iPhones and a new Apple TV box.

By 27 August 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 28 August 2015

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Woman who sued Uber over alleged rape in India withdraws lawsuit

Ride-hailing service condemned the attack but argued the company was not contractually related to the defendant and that California was the wrong place to file the lawsuit.

By 2 September 2015