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- Vexed in the City: Welcoming new techies with a middle finger salute - Aug 23, 2014
- The new era of dot-com fortunes spurs plenty of angst aimed at San Francisco's most privileged, but it hasn't stopped tech workers from moving in.
- Two goldfish duke it out playing Street Fighter on Twitch - Aug 23, 2014
- Forget Pokemon. Two battle-hardened goldfish are vying for bragging rights by taking each other on in Street Fighter.
- 4 things Coin can do to save its connected credit card - Aug 23, 2014
- The credit card startup ticked off pre-order customers by announcing a shipping delay and communicating the news poorly. But Coin can still get back on its feet. Here's how.
- CNET Giveaway: Roku 3 - Aug 23, 2014
- Tell us which villain from a movie you would be for a chance to win* a Roku 3.
- Google's self-driving cars will need steering wheels, at least for now - Aug 22, 2014
- Rules issued by the California DMV say the search giant's software-powered car prototypes still need physical controls during testing.
- Crave Ep. 171: The Superhero Workout will whip nerds into shape - Aug 22, 2014
- Level up your prototype battle suit with the Superhero Workout app for iOS, then relax with a rubdown from your laptop case.
- The best ultraportable, ultra-flexible hybrids - Aug 22, 2014
- These 11-inch Yoga-like 2-in-1 systems work do double duty as laptops and tablets.
- Cyborg moths to the rescue! - Aug 22, 2014
- Scientists are developing a method of controlling the flight muscles of moths wirelessly, instantly introducing a new term to the vocabulary of technophobes: the mothpocalypse.
- Scalzi's new sci-fi thriller 'Lock In' gets a theme song - Aug 22, 2014
- "Redshirts" author John Scalzi commissions indie rocker William Beckett to perform a theme song for his new book "Lock In."
- Twitter will reportedly roll out 'buy' button later this year - Aug 22, 2014
- Soon, you may be able to buy things directly from Twitter thanks to a feature powered by payments service Stripe.
- Coin delays product launch until spring 2015 as questions remain - Aug 22, 2014
- The startup behind a smart electronic device that stores credit and debit cards will offer a beta program for 10,000 customers.
- Google buys Gecko Design for X projects - Aug 22, 2014
- The product-design firm will be put to work on some of Google's most "cutting edge" projects.
- Robots could murder us out of kindness, says futurist - Aug 22, 2014
- Engineer Nell Watson worries that it won't be easy to teach powerful robots values.
- Hack attack: Apps can spy on other apps - Aug 22, 2014
- Researchers reveal a flaw in Android, iOS and Windows that lets hackers peer into Gmail, Chase and other apps. Also, Norton reduces its software line to one product, and Pebble gets score alerts with the ESPN app.
- As security breach reports mount, experts fear alert fatigue - Aug 22, 2014
- The geopolitical landscape is ripe for hacks, attacks, and exploits, but just because big breaches are being reported more often doesn't mean you should stop caring.
- The 404 Show 1,541: Look away from your phone once and a while, the world is passing you by (podcast) - Aug 22, 2014
- Steve "Sphere" Guttenberg is back on the show today for a discussion about why he thinks technology is making us less aware of our surroundings, and more obsessed with ourselves.
- 'Thigh bone' on Mars? NASA explains an unusual find - Aug 22, 2014
- Space-alien theorists have gotten a thrill from a bone-like object found on Mars, but NASA has a more plausible explanation.
- Samsung turns Ice Bucket Challenge into ad mocking iPhone - Aug 22, 2014
- Everyone is dousing themselves with buckets of cold water for charity. But should the Galaxy S5 be doing it too?
- Pepper spray gets a camera with The Defender - Aug 22, 2014
- The Defender brings pepper spray into the modern era, adding 24-7 monitoring, automatic police alerts, and a camera that captures photos of assailants.
- How Microsoft will ride Android hardware to save Windows Phone - Aug 22, 2014
- The HTC One M8 for Windows marks a new tack Microsoft hopes will lead to greater popularity for Windows Phone. The basic idea: Let handset makers reuse high-end Android hardware.
- Help identify these city nightscapes shot from the ISS - Aug 22, 2014
- Over 300,000 photos of Earth at night have been snapped by astronauts aboard the International Space Station. Now, a crowdsourcing project aims to identify and geotag the spectacular shots.
- Spectacular ISS shots of cities at night (pictures) - Aug 22, 2014
- A crowdsourcing effort is underway to catalog over 300,000 images of Earth at night taken from the International Space Station. Here's a gallery of the best shots of our planet's nocturnal side.
- The search for the perfect waffle ends here - Aug 22, 2014
- The Croquade Twins Waffle Maker features interchangeable plates so waffles of varying sizes can be made.
- Vexed in the city: Silicon Valley's invasion of San Francisco - Aug 22, 2014
- A major migration is under way, with technology companies large and small setting up shop in San Francisco and bypassing the historic heart of the tech industry.
- Vexed in the city: San Francisco strife spurs tech defectors elsewhere - Aug 22, 2014
- As clashes mar tech's epicenter, entrepreneurs find that fleeing San Francisco for up-and-coming startup hubs can offer unique advantages.
- Tech Retrospect: Samsung adds Nook while HTC adds Windows - Aug 22, 2014
- Two new devices launched this week that, to be honest, aren't that new at all. Plus, Son of Flappy Bird and more info on Windows 9 in this week's rundown of all the tech news.
- Tardis Run board game is bigger on the inside - Aug 22, 2014
- A 3D-printed Tardis opens up to reveal a board game based on backgammon, Parcheesi and an ancient Egyptian game called Senet.
- 'MythBusters' drops hosts Kari Byron, Grant Imahara, Tory Belleci - Aug 22, 2014
- After 10 years of blowing stuff up and reality-checking hundreds of myths, co-hosts Grant Imahara, Kari Byron and Tory Belleci are leaving on the popular science TV program.
- Lego fans, wait 'til you see what's coming to Denmark - Aug 22, 2014
- Can't get enough Lego? Get ready for the massive Lego Experience House in Billund, Denmark, where it's all Lego all the time.
- Three easy ways to separate work and play on the same PC - Aug 22, 2014
All of us lead double lives these days since we both work and play online. During the day you may be working on a company document in Google Drive, while at night you're kicking back and chatting with friends on Skype.
Many of us also end up...
- Get a 5.5-inch HTC Desire 816 for $199.95 shipped - Aug 22, 2014
- That's a full $100 off the price Virgin Mobile charges for this mammoth smartphone, which just landed in the US.
- Spider-Woman cover scrapes barrel of the bottom - Aug 22, 2014
- Marvel will release a variant cover for the first issue of its Spider-Woman series which is designed to incite annoyance.
- Apple removes Secret from App Store in Brazil - Aug 22, 2014
- Due to local laws against anonymous free speech, the secret-sharing app is no longer available in the App Store in Brazil.
- Low Latency 106: Forever alone - Aug 22, 2014
- The new HTC One M8 with Windows Phone, the perfect phone for Michael.
- J.K. Rowling brings singing sorceress to life in new 'Harry Potter' story - Aug 22, 2014
- Meet Celestina Warbeck -- a singer from the "Harry Potter" books who now has her own story on the Pottermore website.
- How the iPhone, Android, and Facebook changed everything in CNET UK podcast 400 - Aug 22, 2014
- We celebrate 400 episodes with a look at the iPhone, Android, Facebook and the technology that's changed your life in the last eight years.
- Supply chain issue snags iPhone 6 production -- report - Aug 22, 2014
- A redesign of the display for the next Apple smartphone has slowed production ahead of its expected unveiling on September 9, Reuters reports.
- Your keyboard might know what you're feeling - Aug 22, 2014
- If you're happy and you know it, your keystrokes will surely show it, say researchers who've developed a program that can recognize users' emotions with a high level of accuracy.
- Not so Secret? How a hack could have killed app's anonymity - Aug 22, 2014
- It's now been fixed, but a social-engineering trick could have been used to make your Secret app posts a lot less secret.
- Twitter workers love the company's culture and values - Aug 22, 2014
- The social network is No. 1 on Glassdoor's "Top 25 Companies for Culture and Values." Not far behind are Google, Facebook, and Apple.
- Metal-framed Galaxy Alpha is toughest Galaxy yet, says Samsung - Aug 22, 2014
- Take a peek behind-the-scenes with a glimpse of the production process for the new mid-range Galaxy Alpha.
- How to use OpenPGP to encrypt your email messages and files in the cloud - Aug 22, 2014
Putting sensitive data in email messages or cloud storage should give you the heebie-jeebies, but a good dose of cryptography can give you...
- Aereo loses appeal to be recognized as cable operator - Aug 22, 2014
- After a Supreme Court ruling, the streaming TV service changed its licensing model in an attempt to stay in business.
- Tomorrow Daily 040: Netflix on Oculus Rift, cyborg moths, and hard drives in Minecraft - Aug 22, 2014
- On today's show, Netflix works with Oculus Rift, scientists create cyborg-like moths, and two Minecraft players create working hard drives inside the game.
- Crave giveaway: Zcan+ Scanner Mouse, a mouse that scans - Aug 22, 2014
- This week's freebie, a Design to Innovation mouse with a built-in scanner, lets you scan information and directly import it into searchable, editable files.
- The gorgeous computer interfaces of 'Guardians of the Galaxy' - Aug 22, 2014
- The CG company responsible for the UIs in "Guardians of the Galaxy" has released a showreel highlighting its stunning work.
- Flappy Bird follow-up Swing Copters will drive you to insanity - Aug 22, 2014
- The Flappy Bird creator's next mobile game isn't just more difficult than its predecessor. It may just be one of the hardest smartphone games ever made.
- Spielberg bringing 'Minority Report' to TV? - Aug 21, 2014
- Steven Spielberg is reportedly developing a "Minority Report" pilot for Amblin Television. We can't wait for the PreCrime Unit to solve murders before they happen.
- Pebble smartwatches get loaded with ESPN Scores app - Aug 21, 2014
- Basketball, baseball, football, and other sports scores can be seen in real-time with the native ESPN app.
- Researchers find way to hack Gmail with 92 percent success rate - Aug 21, 2014
- A weakness in Android, Windows, and iOS mobile operating systems could be used to obtain personal information.