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Going on an extended international trip? Get a local SIM - July 23, 2014
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers two travelers some insight on the best ways to save money on their wireless service while traveling abroad. ...
Continental offers cheaper head-up displays for cars - July 23, 2014
With the company's simpler "combiner" HUD, more cars could overlay information like driving directions atop drivers' view of the road. But distractions must be kept to a minimum. ...
Australian team smashes 26-year-old electric car world record - July 23, 2014
UNSW's Sunswift eVe has broken a long standing electric car speed record and now shifts gears to make the car street legal. And CNET got to take the car for a spin. ...
Artists commemorate the worst computer viruses in history - July 23, 2014
Online gallery Computer Virus Catalog sees artists from around the world interpreting and visualising the most famous viruses to hit our hard drives. ...
Microsoft CEO affirms one Windows for all devices - July 23, 2014
Satya Nadella says in no uncertain terms that the "three" Windows operating systems will merge into one OS. ...
Google privacy policy lawsuit to forge ahead, judge rules - July 23, 2014
A federal judge rejects the tech giant's attempt to dismiss a suit that accuses it of violating users' rights with changes to its privacy policy. ...
Tesla prepares California plant for Model X sport utility - July 22, 2014
Carmaker is preparing up to deliver its first sport utility vehicle. The Model X is expected to arrive in 2015. ...
Sailor Moon episode recreated shot for shot by more than 250 animators - July 22, 2014
A collaborative Sailor Moon project saw over 250 animators recreate every single shot of "Fractious Friends", the 38th episode of the classic animated series. ...
Airbnb guest stays more than 30 days, gets tenant's rights - July 22, 2014
If you're renting your home on Airbnb, it's worth checking the law. One California woman is finding out the hard way. Her tenant won't leave and does have some rights. ...
One Fast Cat: A hamster wheel for kitty - July 22, 2014
One Fast Cat lets your feline friend get some much-needed exercise without having to brave the great outdoors. ...
Microsoft says Surface Pro 3 sales outpacing earlier models - July 22, 2014
Tech giant also confirms decision not to ship a smaller version of the device during its fourth-quarter earnings conference call. ...
Fund a hoverbike, get a quadcopter - July 22, 2014
Engineer Chris Malloy's Hoverbike has hit Kickstarter for funding -- in the scaled-down form of a drone. ...
Apple dealt new class-action lawsuit by 20,000 employees - July 22, 2014
Hourly wage workers claim the tech giant broke California labor laws by denying them lunch breaks and final paychecks. ...
Tomorrow Daily 022: Nvidia's Shield tablet, NFC tattoos, and a real pizza thrower truck - July 22, 2014
Today, we're talking about whether or not Nvidia's new Shield tablet has a chance in such a competitive space, why we need NFC tattoos, and how the full-scale pizza shooting truck from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles came to life. ...
Apple posts solid Q3 profit, but iPhone sales don't wow - July 22, 2014
Apple sold 35.2 million iPhones in the period -- good, but slightly below expectations. Sales of the iPad, however, continue to slump. ...
LinkedIn to buy Bizo in effort to beef up ad business - July 22, 2014
The acquisition, valued around $175 million, brings new advertising technology that focuses on business users.
Apple CEO defends iPad sales, but admits softer demand - July 22, 2014
CEO Tim Cook said sales met its internal projections, even as he acknowledged it disappointed Wall Street. ...
'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' pizza thrower hurls whole pies - July 22, 2014
Pizza Hut launches a Comic-Con publicity stunt by creating a life-size version of a fictional pizza-flinging vehicle.
Shameless iPhone 6 and iWatch knockoffs on sale soon - July 22, 2014
China's GooPhone is back with an iPhone 6 clone and companion watch, available at least weeks before the real things are expected from Apple.
Mozilla-powered Web games now available - July 22, 2014
Popular action-strategy game Dungeon Defenders makes its way to the Web thanks to next-generation tech pioneered by Mozilla, and will hit Steam later today. ...
Microsoft's sales beat estimates, but earnings hit by Nokia deal - July 22, 2014
In Satya Nadella's first full quarter as CEO, Microsoft posts an 18 percent revenue gain. But earnings per share get dinged by costs related to the acquisition of Nokia's handset business. ...
Nvidia unveils Shield Tablet for gamers on the go - July 22, 2014
Mobile gaming continues to evolve with Nvidia's latest tablet, Netflix tests a privacy mode, and the Slingbox M1 offers an affordable way to stream TV to other screens.
The 404 1,529: Where we can't help but purge (podcast) - July 22, 2014
A promotional tweet with #twitterpurge shows why we can't have nice things, Sony brings back the Walkman in high resolution, Skyping with the dead, and a phone sex line for the super smart. ...
Comcast admits service rep did what he was trained to do - July 22, 2014
In an internal memo, Comcast's chief operating officer says a customer service call recorded by tech journalist Ryan Block was painful to listen to. He promises changes. ...
Electronic Arts beats estimates after World Cup, but still cautious - July 22, 2014
Company's first-quarter profit blew past Wall Street's expectations, due in part to FIFA titles. But it's delaying two highly-anticipated games to ensure success. ...
Microsoft Q4 beats sales estimates with $23.38 billion, EPS hit by Nokia deal - July 22, 2014
In Satya Nadella's first full quarter as CEO, Microsoft posts better-than-exected 18 percent revenue gain. EPS dinged by costs associated with acquisition of Nokia's handset business in April. ...
EU may revisit Google antitrust settlement, report says - July 22, 2014
After reaching a controversial deal with European regulators in February, the EU may revise terms of Google's settlement.
Sell your 3D-printed My Little Pony fan art with Hasbro's blessing - July 22, 2014
Bronies with 3D design skills have an official outlet for hocking My Little Pony creations thanks to a partnership between Hasbro and Shapeways. ...
Take a closer look at the Kyocera Hydro Icon (pictures) - July 22, 2014
The 4G-capable smartphone is waterproof, but not much else. ...
6 things to remember about iPhone 6 rumors - July 22, 2014
Gossip about Apple's next iPhone is everywhere. Crave's Eric Mack has a half dozen things to keep in mind as you watch the rumor mill spin.
Ultimate Convention Hoodie: Assassin's Creed meets geek cred - July 22, 2014
Conquer the halls of any comic con with a hoodie from Her Universe and Nerdist designed to carry all your swag, from posters to comic books. ...
Google funds million-dollar contest for better power electronics - July 22, 2014
The Little Box Challenge is designed to shrink the size of power inverters, devices used in solar panels and electric cars. It's part of Google's effort to improve its green-tech image. ...
Halo music composer settles with game-maker Bungie for $95,000 - July 22, 2014
The composer says he was fired "without cause." He's been given unpaid work and vacation time, as well as damages. ...
Life-size Vadermobile set to cruise Comic-Con - July 22, 2014
Mattel is celebrating a "Star Wars" line of toys by showing off a fully functional, life-size Vadermobile at Comic-Con. Ride at your own risk. ...
Basketball star Kobe Bryant: I met with Apple to talk product - July 22, 2014
Bryant tells Bloomberg that he did, indeed, hold court with Apple's Jony Ive. But he doesn't mention an iWatch. ...
Spotify gets its MTV, plus VH1 and CMT too - July 22, 2014
The startup will be the streaming-music service for top music TV company Viacom, directly providing the tunes on MTV, CMT, and VH1 apps and websites. ...
Kobe Bryant: I met with Apple to talk product - July 22, 2014
The great volume-production expert Kobe Bryant tells Bloomberg that he did, indeed, meet with Apple's Jony Ive. But an iWatch isn't mentioned.
Life-size Vadermobile set to cruise Comic Con - July 22, 2014
Mattel is celebrating a "Star Wars" line of toys by showing off a fully functional, life-size Vadermobile at Comic-Con.
Tablet Tuesday: Get a Kindle Fire HDX 4G LTE tablet for $229 - July 22, 2014
For the same price as the Wi-Fi-only model, you can enjoy 4G service from AT&T or Verizon. Plus: two bonus deals! ...
Spin the (spice) bottle - July 22, 2014
The Joseph Joseph SpiceStore Carousel offers a convenient method for spice storage. The set has 10 glass jars that are stacked on a rotating base.
Drop the Dropbox icon, and other notification area tweaks - July 22, 2014
Of all the locations on the desktop, how often do we pay attention to the lower right corner also known as the system tray/notification area? Unless we get a pop-up notification or want to check the time, probably not much. But maybe you’d...
Android L builds on Samsung's Knox fortifications - July 22, 2014
Google spills the beans on how it plans to take some of the Knox enterprise technology and lock it into the next version of Android. ...
Apple: We don't build back doors into our products - July 22, 2014
Amid new alleged security flaws, the company denies building back doors in its devices or services that allow for government or other third-party snooping. ...
Sellers in China start iPhone 6 preorders, report says - July 22, 2014
Apple's next iPhone hasn't been announced, but that reportedly isn't stopping online sellers from taking preorders in China. ...
Inflatable incubators, lifejacket bombs and more life-changing and life-saving innovations (pictures) - July 22, 2014
A life-saving inflatable incubator and a method of converting deadly cluster bombs to save lives instead are among the innovations vying for this year's James Dyson Award. ...
Google Now tops Siri at accuracy, says analyst - July 22, 2014
Both voice assistants have improved since last year, says analyst Gene Munster. But in a new contest, Google Now scores slightly higher than its rival from Apple. ...
Now that's clever: Check out these everyday items reimagined to change lives - July 22, 2014
A never-ending fire extinguisher, an inflatable incubator and many more life-saving and life-changing inventions are vying for this year's James Dyson Award. ...
Verizon tops Q2 expectations as tablet demand drives growth - July 22, 2014
The company adds 1.15 million new tablets in the period, offsetting a slowdown in smartphone growth. ...
Apple scores patent for 'wrist-worn electronic device' - July 22, 2014
The new patent highlights a device referred to as "iTime" that comes with built-in sensors and can connect with mobile phones. ...
Tomorrow Daily 021: New video capture tech, the Rickroll 'Rickmote,' a new X-wing, and more - July 22, 2014
We're geeking out today over a new way to capture motion, a funny way to Rickroll people, and the Episode VII X-wing fighter reveal. Also, a projection wearable, and your user feedback. Will the Rickroll ever die? ...