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'Game of Thrones' cast additions revealed at Comic-Con - July 26, 2014
At Comic-Con, HBO gives us a first look at new characters entering the land of Westeros and Essos for Season 5 of "Game of Thrones." ...
Apple buys e-book recommendation engine, report says - July 25, 2014
The tech giant's potential purchase could help it compete in an area dominated by Amazon's prized e-book business, according to TechCrunch. ...
Road Trip Pic of the Day, 7/25/14: What is this? - July 25, 2014
If you know what today's picture is, you could be eligible to win a prize in the CNET Road Trip Picture of the Day contest. ...
First trailer for Atari "E.T." dig movie released - July 25, 2014
The soon to be shuttered Xbox Entertainment Studios showed the first peek at the film about this spring's successful dig for thousands of Atari "E.T." cartridges buried in New Mexico in 1983.
This Hamilton Beach blender creates smoothies made to travel (pictures) - July 25, 2014
For just $40, the new Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender may not be fast, but it sure makes smoothies designed for portability.
Hot Wheels' real-life Darth Vader car (pictures) - July 25, 2014
Mattel's Hot Wheels line of model cars turns to the Dark Side at San Diego Comic-Con, with a full-size Darth Vadermobile. And yes, it's fully operational. ...
Crave Ep. 167: Give yourself a helping hand with MIT's robot glove - July 25, 2014
When you wish you had an extra pair of hands, two extra robot fingers could be enough. Also, the "holy grail of comic books" is up for grabs! ...
Google X project has lofty goal: Prevent disease - July 25, 2014
Google's audacious research arm has already invested in driverless cars and Wi-Fi balloons. Now a new "moon shot" will try to tackle health care by examining what it means to be healthy. ...
Google X project has lofty goal: to prevent disease - July 25, 2014
Google's audacious research arm has already invested in driverless cars and Wi-Fi balloons. Now a new "moon shot" will try to tackle health care by examining what it means to be healthy. ...
Amazon facing united front of authors in Hachette e-book dispute - July 25, 2014
Some of the literary world's biggest names sign a letter opposing the e-commerce company's muscle-flexing with book publisher Hachette. ...
LittleBits circuits now let kid geniuses hook up to the Internet - July 25, 2014
The snap-together circuits, a 21st-century successor to old-school engineering toys like our treasured Legos, now connect to the Internet, giving children terrifying new power. ...
Microsoft explains quantum computing so even you can understand - July 25, 2014
Quantum computing may someday blow away today's smartest machines. It's weird and heavy on the physics, but Microsoft thinks you can handle it. ...
This Hamilton Beach blends smoothies made to travel - July 25, 2014
For just $40, the new Hamilton Beach Stay or Go Blender may not be fast but sure makes smoothies designed for portability.
The 404 Throwback Ep. 1,284: Where we're judged by John Hodgman (podcast) - July 25, 2014
Please do enjoy this throwback episode of The 404 where the boys sat down with John Hodgman! Mr. Hodgman currently appears in "Married" on FX. (Original air date: 6/7/13)
Bose sues Beats over patents on noise-canceling headphones - July 25, 2014
Bose says Beats' Studio and Studio Wireless headphones, soon to be owned by Apple, copy five of its patents. ...
Google X project to collect data on human body - July 25, 2014
Google's audacious research arm has already invested in driverless cars and Wi-Fi balloons. Now a new "moon shot" will try to tackle health care. ...
'That one time I founded the Roman Empire,' and other selfie gems - July 25, 2014
Photographer Mike Mellia snaps a series of hilarious, absurd selfies as a comment on rampant self-portraiture in the age of social media. ...
Verizon to restrict heaviest 4G LTE users, report says - July 25, 2014
Previously, only 3G users were tapped for optimization -- what some say is throttling -- designed to avoid clogs. But a report says that's changing. ...
How to get photos from your digital camera to Instagram in 3 easy steps - July 25, 2014
Instagram may be designed for smartphones, but you've probably noticed that the best photos have a distinctly non-camera-phone vibe to them. Savvy Instagrammers post high-quality DSLR or point-and-shoot photos instead. You can create a...
Elon Musk named his Tesla Model S 'Old Faithful,' he tells Colbert - July 25, 2014
In an upcoming software update, Tesla owners can attach a name to their engine-less electric rides. For Musk, it's "Old Faithful," he tells Stephen Colbert. ...
Amazon employee unleashes drone havoc on Space Needle - July 25, 2014
Up in the sky. It's a bird. It's a plane. It's a...drone? An Amazon employee flies a drone to the Space Needle and allegedly crashes it into a window. ...
Verizon 4G LTE users to be subject to 'Network Optimization,' report says - July 25, 2014
Previously, only 3G users were tapped for optimization -- what some say is throttling -- designed to avoid clogs. But a report says that's changing. ...
Can't make the ballgame? Be there in spirit as a robot - July 25, 2014
A South Korean baseball team has installed robots at the stadium that display faces and messages of fans who can't make it to the game. ...
Tech Retrospect: Fire Phone reviewed and Apple opens Yosemite - July 25, 2014
There's a new superphone in town. Is it worth your money? Also, Apple's got a new beta for you. That and more in this week's rundown of all the tech news. ...
Monitor multiple time zones from your desktop with the Windows clock - July 25, 2014
Windows has so many handy little features hidden all over the place, you can often forget they're there and until someone reminds you. Here's a reminder.  Since I work overseas, I have to keep track of several times zones so that I know when...
Mark Hamill 'can't believe it's happening' as he returns to 'Star Wars' - July 25, 2014
Luke Skywalker himself says his return to "Star Wars" is an "unexpected gift," and promises it'll take more than a broken ankle to stop Harrison Ford. ...
Conan O'Brien's office is staffed by robots - July 25, 2014
It's not just tech companies and factories that employ robots. You'll also find them on the job at "Conan," at least in a new sketch cooked up for the late night show.
Firefox for Android beta lets you add your own home screen pages - July 25, 2014
A key feature in the latest beta for Android users expands the ways you can customize and tweak the home screen. ...
Xbox One to land at China Telecom in September - July 25, 2014
The country's third biggest mobile carrier has scored exclusive rights to sell Microsoft's game console. ...
Get GiliSoft Video Editor (Win) for free - July 25, 2014
Normally $49.95, this easy-to-use editor provides basic editing tools and supports a wide range of formats. Plus: three bonus deals!
Tomorrow Daily 024: Art by chainsaw-wielding robot, Sharknado light shows, and more - July 25, 2014
On today's show, we get weirded out by the robot who can learn a new gait after it's injured, discuss Sharknado's enhanced viewing experience with Philips Hue light bulbs, and watch a chainsaw-using robot carve wood into art. ...
Amazon shares take a beating - July 25, 2014
Amazon's spending spree appears to be annoying investors, after it posted a wider-than-expected quarterly loss. ...
iPhone 5S vs. train goes exactly like you'd expect - July 25, 2014
YouTube channel TechRax wonders if an iPhone 5S can survive being run over by a train. Spoiler alert: No, it can't. ...
'Firefly' cast to reunite for online game - July 25, 2014
The entire cast of Joss Whedon's cult sci-fi Western will lend their voices to a new online role-playing game.
Google granting majority of 'right to be forgotten' requests - July 25, 2014
The Internet search-engine giant unveils updated statistics on "right to be forgotten" requests in Europe, showing it has approved more than half the requests. ...
Google may be granting majority of 'right to be forgotten' requests - July 25, 2014
A new report presents fresh statistics on "right to be forgotten" requests to Google, showing more than half are approved by the Internet search engine. ...
Mark Hamill 'can't believe it's happening' as he returns to Star Wars - July 25, 2014
Luke Skywalker himself says his return to "Star Wars" is an "unexpected gift," and promises it'll take more than a broken ankle to stop Harrison Ford. ...
Did Microsoft kill the Surface Mini? - July 25, 2014
Microsoft appears to have scrapped its small tablet -- at least in its current form. ...
Crave giveaway: Grado SR80e headphones - July 25, 2014
Prick up your ears and win a pair of comfy on-ear headphones that cost less than $100 but boast impressive sound. ...
Down the rabbithole of Alfa-Arkiv - July 25, 2014
A new iOS game seems to be reviving the five-year-old Junko Junsui ARG that had apparently vanished from the web. ...
Microsoft moves Yammer into Office 365 as co-founder departs - July 25, 2014
David Sacks, co-founder of the social-networking vendor, announces departure on Twitter. ...
Pinterest's workforce is mostly white and male too - July 25, 2014
While the vast majority of the social network's users are women, only 19 percent of the company's leadership is female. ...
No guts, all glory at Robot Soccer World Cup - July 25, 2014
Forget FIFA -- the real World Cup has just finished in Brazil and a team of robots from Australia has taken out the top prize. ...
Judge takes issue with Apple's $450M e-books settlement offer - July 24, 2014
After the tech giant agrees to pay millions in the e-book price-fixing lawsuit, the presiding judge says, "I'm concerned about the terms of the settlement." ...
Dogs get jealous just like humans, new study shows - July 24, 2014
For the first time, researchers have examined jealousy in our canine companions. The results will surprise very few. ...
Amazon Fire Phone teardown reveals hints of Apple, Samsung - July 24, 2014
Gadget repair expert iFixit takes a deeper look into the guts of Amazon's first smartphone and finds several new details. ...
Crows: Officially smarter than children - July 24, 2014
New research with New Caledonian crows has demonstrated that they perform as well as 7- to 10-year-old children on cause-and-effect water displacement tasks. ...
Lytro 'living pictures' now supported on 500px - July 24, 2014
Photo-sharing site 500px can now display interactive images from Lytro light-field cameras. It's also offering users a US$250 discount on the Illum model. ...
AT&T rolls out Windows Phone 8.1 update for the Nokia Lumia 1520 - July 24, 2014
The latest version of Windows Phone brings a predictive text keyboard, a virtual assistant, and more. ...
Did Microsoft scrap the Surface Mini? - July 24, 2014
Microsoft appears to have scrapped its small tablet -- at least in its current form. ...