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Sprint doubles AT&T's double-the-data wireless promotion - Oct 1, 2014
Under new CEO Marcelo Claure, Sprint is keeping the pressure on its larger competitors and going directly after AT&T. ...
LG's F60, a midrange phone with 4G LTE, launches this week - Oct 1, 2014
The device, which will reach Europe first, features a 4.5-inch display, 4GB or 8GB of built-in storage, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat. ...
Google to offer schools, students unlimited storage for free - Oct 1, 2014
Currying favor with educators and the next generation of workers, Google lifts the 30GB limit on its free Google Apps service for education customers. ...
Comcast beefs up X1 cloud-based cable in San Francisco - Oct 1, 2014
Comcast inches closer to box-free TV in the country's tech hub by adding streaming of live TV to mobile devices in the home and the ability to download anything recorded to its DVR onto a gadget. ...
Get an Acer 11.6-inch touchscreen Chromebook for $219.99 - Oct 1, 2014
Or a non-touchscreen model for $179.99. Plus: Three bonus deals, including a seriously sweet Xbox freebie!
Amazon, Disney close to mending strained relationship -- report - Oct 1, 2014
Some Disney DVD releases are back on Amazon after they were removed from the e-commerce site in August.
Key players in Internet of Things promote Thread protocol at Google campus - Oct 1, 2014
Google's Nest Labs, Samsung, Big Ass Fans and others came together to tout the burgeoning Thread standard that allows smart home devices to communicate with one another. ...
Pressure is on: eBay needs to deliver after PayPal's spin-off - Oct 1, 2014
The split is a logical progression for PayPal, but eBay needs to show that it's also a smart decision for its core e-commerce business as Amazon lures away sellers. ...
Tomorrow Daily 060: Windows 10, Netflix versus movie theaters, a neural activity hat, and more - Oct 1, 2014
On today's show, we dive into Windows 10 and some of its new features, get excited about Netflix's plan to release an upcoming film the same day it hits theaters, and check out a weird 3D-printed hat that changes color based on your brain...
Delightful 'Thunderbirds' documentary goes behind the strings - Oct 1, 2014
Stand by for action! The new documentary "Filmed in Supermarionation" goes behind the strings of Gerry Anderson's puppet shows "Thunderbirds", "Captain Scarlet" and "Stingray". ...
Spending on mergers, acquisitions approaches year 2000's boom levels - Oct 1, 2014
A record third quarter sees 2014 on track to hit almost $500 billion in M&A spending, says a research firm, not far from 2000's nearly $600 billion. ...
Fascinating gif visualises the patterns of flight - Oct 1, 2014
A beautiful gif deconstructs the wing motions of a bat, a goose, a moth, a dragonfly and a hummingbird to reveal the looping patterns therein. ...
VC Ron Conway's 'One City' enlists techies, celebs to help schools - Oct 1, 2014
A spoof video about an overhyped tech product called "MyBook" aims to get tech companies to donate books and resources to San Francisco public schools. ...
Psychic Uri Geller says he can bend iPhones with his mind - Sept 30, 2014
The famed Israel psychic has a theory on why some iPhones bend, and he's out to prove it. Hint: it doesn't involve the phones' grade of aluminum. ...
Apple's Shellshock patch for Macs is incomplete, says security researcher - Sept 30, 2014
Apple just released a patch for Shellshock, a bug that could give hackers access to Macintosh computers, but a security specialist says Apple fixed only two out of three security holes. ...
Slim smartphone zoom is one step closer - Sept 30, 2014
New technology from DynaOptics promises to deliver optical zoom to smartphones without the need for a protruding lens element. ...
Assassin's Creed Identity offers first RPG experience for iOS - Sept 30, 2014
Ubisoft has launched a new Assassin's Creed for iOS, touting it as the first in which users can create, develop and customise their (exclusively male) assassins. ...
Apple's Shellshock patch for Macintosh computers may be incomplete, say experts - Sept 30, 2014
Apple just released a patch for the Shellshock bug that could give hackers access to Macintosh computers, but a security expert believes Apple fixed only two out of three security holes.
Key Internet of Things players promote Thread protocol at Google campus - Sept 30, 2014
Google's Nest Labs, Samsung, Big Ass Fans, and others came together to tout the burgeoning Thread standard that allows smart home devices to communicate with one another.
Windows 10: Nine things you need to know - Sept 30, 2014
Have burning questions about Microsoft's upcoming operating system? Here are some answers. ...
Give up firstborn for free Wi-Fi? Some click 'I agree' - Sept 30, 2014
An Internet security experiment reveals just how careless people can be about their use of public Wi-Fi hotspots. ...
Reddit gets $50 million in funding, will share bounty with community - Sept 30, 2014
In true Reddit fashion, the social news site says it will share 10 percent of equity from the Series B funding round with its community members. ...
Surprise! Microsoft jumps to Windows 10 - Sept 30, 2014
Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system. ...
With new commissioner, Google faces tough times in Europe - Sept 30, 2014
G√ľnther Oettinger took credit for derailing a settlement between European regulators and Google. Now, he's the incoming leader for digital issues. ...
Mystery island on Saturn's moon Titan reappears with a new look - Sept 30, 2014
A "magic island" on Saturn's intriguing moon Titan has once again popped up on Cassini's radar, but it seems to have changed its look since the last time it was spotted. ...
Cuddle curious? Free app makes it easy to score hugs - Sept 30, 2014
Download Cuddlr to find people near you who are up for a no-pressure cuddle. Well, hopefully it will be no pressure. ...
Windows 10 aims to blend best of 7 and 8 - Sept 30, 2014
Skipping over Windows 9, Microsoft will combine elements of Windows 7 and 8 into the next operating system. In the world of smartwatches, Pebble drops prices, Basis beefs up its fitness watch and Pavlok shocks you into going to the gym. ...
Chrome bug hunters, Google's giving you a raise - Sept 30, 2014
Google increases the top range of rewards to security researchers who find holes in its browser, and clarifies how the bug payment breakdown works. ...
The 404 Throwback Ep. 363: Where we autotune Brian Tong to death (podcast) - Sept 30, 2014
CNET's host of The Apple Byte joins the 404 crew in NY for this throwback classic. (Original air date: 6/16/09)
Monster portraits so tasty you could eat them - Sept 30, 2014
To celebrate Halloween, Detroit Free Press writer Eric Millikin is making incredibly detailed portraits of monsters out of, what else? Something very sweet.
Future blockbuster? Tetris to become 'epic sci-fi' movie - Sept 30, 2014
The classic falling-blocks video game is set to become a major motion picture taking place in a sci-fi universe. ...
PayPal spinoff from eBay is 'natural,' co-founder says - Sept 30, 2014
PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel says it makes sense for eBay to split from the online payments service. Now, PayPal will need to focus on making its product more competitive in a mobile world. ...
Microsoft jumps to Windows 10 - Sept 30, 2014
Forget Windows 9. In a surprise, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system. ...
Patent holders cut streaming fees for next-gen video tech - Sept 30, 2014
HEVC, a new standard for compressing 4K video, will be cheaper for many companies to use than its industry-dominating predecessor. Maybe Google's competition helped. ...
Apple Watch said to hit mass production in January - Sept 30, 2014
The latest scuttlebutt now suggests that Apple's new smartwatch won't hit the high-volume assembly line until the start of 2015.
Help Wolverine take on City Hall - Sept 30, 2014
Marvel's moody mutant Wolverine could get his own epic statue in the halls of government if fans have their way. Not that he's ever been fond of red tape.
Pebble drops price, adds new Jawbone and Misfit fitness apps - Sept 30, 2014
The Pebble and Pebble Steel get true background fitness tracking and support for apps, along with lower prices: at last, could we have a smartwatch end up being a serious fitness band replacement?
Meet Matchstick, Mozilla's $25 Chromecast alternative - Sept 30, 2014
Is the world big enough for another streaming Internet dongle? Mozilla and Matchstick sure hope so, as they announce the first Firefox OS device that's not a smartphone. ...
eBay, PayPal to split into separate companies in 2015 - Sept 30, 2014
The separation, brought up by activist investor Carl Icahn in January, will include new management teams for both businesses. ...
Alien Mind Control Mask puts a monster in charge of your head - Sept 30, 2014
Your search for an unusual and creepy Halloween mask is over early this year. Just slap an alien with joysticks over your noggin. ...
Microsoft unveils MSN makeover, rebranded apps - Sept 30, 2014
The new site promises news and other content from around the world and a simple way to personalize what you want to see.
Get a combination Bluetooth speaker, FM radio and mobile charger for $34.99 - Sept 30, 2014
This compact Jack-of-all-trades also functions as a speakerphone and a receiver for non-Bluetooth devices like headphones and stereos. ...
Church of Geekery: Reflecting Batman, Avengers in stained glass - Sept 30, 2014
Artist Marissa Garner designs window art featuring superheroes, robots and comic book villains. "I would go to this church," fans say. ...
Get a combination Bluetooth speaker, FM radio, and mobile charger for $34.99 - Sept 30, 2014
This compact jack-of-all-trades also functions as a speakerphone and a receiver for non-Bluetooth devices like headphones and stereos. ...
How Siri is this? A yoga mat that talks to you - Sept 30, 2014
You've always wanted an artificially intelligent yoga mat, haven't you? Here's SmartMat, a yoga mat with a nice Siri-like yoga teacher whispering "downward dogs" to you.
Tablet demand slows in wake of larger phones, cheaper notebooks - Sept 30, 2014
Regardless, shipments of larger-screened tablets will rise over the next several years, says market researcher NPD DisplaySearch. ...
Peculiar hat displays your thoughts as colours - Sept 30, 2014
The Neurotiq headpiece combines knitting, 3D printing and electroencephalography to display your brain activity as an array of LED hues.
Tardis stroller for the young 'Doctor Who' fan - Sept 30, 2014
This fan-made Tardis pram makes us all wish we were tiny Time Lords. Crafter Vanja Vinter gives Crave the (bigger on the inside) scoop. ...
With $950M Move buy, News Corp. eyes Zillow's turf - Sept 30, 2014
Since spinning off from 21st Century Fox last year, News Corp. has been on an acquisition spree, snapping up a romance-novel publisher, two online business and now a real-estate listing website. ...
Head-up displays: Coming soon to a windshield near you (Next Big Thing, Episode 10) - Sept 30, 2014
Head-up displays are about to become mainstream; TV airwaves are about to make room for mobile data instead; and implanted wireless technology offers freedom from paralysis.