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By: Alfred Ng

The website service decided to drop a “group of sites” on Wednesday, with 48 hours notice.

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By: Amanda Kooser

There are eight planets in our solar system (sorry, Pluto), and each has a unique story. Come visit every one from mini Mercury to mysterious Neptune.

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By: Rick Broida

Let's try this again. Plus: a top-rated folding keyboard and your chance to win some prizes!

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By: Alfred Ng

The exclusive carrier for Andy Rubin's Essential Phone is offering an 18-month plan to pay for the $700 phone.

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TheVerge
By: Jacob Kastrenakes

Sprint is now taking preorders for the Essential Phone, and it’s offering subscribers a pretty good perk to jump on it early: a discount of about $260. Naturally, Sprint being a phone carrier, all kinds of confusing terms and conditions apply...

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Phandroid
By: Joe Fedewa

The long-awaited launch day for the Essential Phone is finally...almost here. Sprint, the exclusive US retail carrier for the phone, and Essential have announced that pre-orders are now open for the Black Moon model.

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 The Essential Phone has arrived, a bit later than originally announced. The first smartphone from the new company founded by Android creator Andy Rubin is now available to order, via Essential’s own site, Best Buy, and Sprint. The phone...

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By: Erin Carson

Tech companies have gotten in the practice of releasing diversity reports, but are those reports transparent enough? Not really.

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By: Lynn La

Samsung will soon launch the Galaxy Note 8. Watch it happen here on CNET.

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By: Andrew Hoyle

You can thank leakster Evan Blass for these new images.

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By: Andrew Morse

The social network closed the message board, which was popular with Donald Trump supporters, shortly after the election.

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TheVerge
By: Thuy Ong

An anonymous in-house chatroom at Facebook that had become a “hub” for Donald Trump supporters was closed last year by the company after comments made on the forum disturbed management, according to several reports. The forum, called FB Anon,...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The internal company forum was called Facebook Anon, and it was created in May 2015 as a way for employees to freely discuss subjects about the Facebook workplace. However, the forum soon became a hub for political discussions and was increasingly...

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Facebook dismantled a popular anonymous discussion board for employees last year that had become a forum for conservative political debate that sometimes degenerated into racist or sexist comments.

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Fortune
By: David Meyer

Outward-facing Facebook has always banned anonymity.

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By: Michelle Starr

The White Hat collective obtained access to several Twitter accounts, including the main HBO account, "Last Week Tonight" and "Game of Thrones."

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HBO just can't catch a break. The cable network got hacked again, though this time, the perpetrators targeted its social media accounts. A hacker group called OurMine took over the company's Facebook and Twitter accounts not to ask for...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The hacking group OurMine briefly took over not only the main HBO Twitter account but the official accounts for some of its shows, including Game of Thrones, reports BetaNews. The Twitter hack comes as what is believed to be separate hackers dumped...

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Fortune
By: Rachel Lewis

'Hi, OurMine are here'

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By: Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Everything's under control, situation normal. It's just that the director of the Star Wars standalone film delivered a fully operational clue.

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By: Michelle Starr

In the wake of the Charlottesville tragedy, the music-streaming company removes bands flagged as racist by the Southern Poverty Law Center in 2014.

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By: Michelle Starr

Cook says in a note to employees that he disagrees with the president that Nazis are on the same level as those who oppose them.

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TheVerge
By: Vlad Savov

Much like politicians, tech company CEOs are nowadays expected to take a position on the big social issues facing their country, and Apple boss Tim Cook has been the latest to join the fray with an email sent to all global employees of the company...

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Cnet
By: Steven Musil

Payments giants disable support for sites that promote hate or sell items glorifying white supremacists.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The Apple CEO sent an email to employees about the events that took place in Charlottesville over the weekend that saw one woman killed at a white supremacist rally, reports Buzzfeed. In the email, Cook said “hate is a cancer” and that ...

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Tim Cook made his stance about Charlottesville clear enough by tweeting out that "violence and racism have no place in America" as the tragic events were unfolding. This internal letter sent to employees that Recode obtained, however, will ...

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Tech Crunch
By: Jon Russell

Apple CEO Tim Cook has criticized U.S. President Trump’s reaction to the violent events that took place over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, which left one woman dead. “I disagree with the president and others who believe that ...

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There are plenty of good third-party Windows email apps out there, but not many of them work across all the platforms you might use. If you're the type of person who jumps between macOS and Windows, Newton (formerly CloudMagic) might be worth a ...

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TheVerge
By: Chaim Gartenberg

Newton Mail, a multi-platform email app that’s been available on Mac, iOS, and Android, is finally reaching the last major platform it had yet to be offered on: Windows 10. Aside from, you know, being offered on Windows, there’s not much else...

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Apple has suspended support for Apple Pay on a handful of websites selling white-supremacy clothing and accessories, joining a cascade of technology companies currently cutting off hate groups online. Apple Pay no longer works on at least two...

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TheVerge
By: Nick Statt

Apple has disabled its payments system on websites that sell white supremacist and Nazi-themed merchandise, according to a report from BuzzFeed News. The move, which follows the violent white nationalist attacks in Charlottesville, Virginia this...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The company has cut off support for Apple Pay on three white supremacist websites that sell hate-related merchandise. The websites in question sold “sweaters with Nazi logos, T-shirts emblazoned with the phrase ‘White Pride,’...

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The post-Charlottesville crackdown on internet hate speech is expanding at a very rapid pace. Squarespace, the web design and hosting service, has revealed to The Verge that it's removing a "group of sites" for violating its policy...

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The New York Times
By: THE NEW YORK TIMES

A growing chorus of executives on the President Trump’s business advisory councils have distanced themselves from the president. Here’s what they had to say.

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The New York Times
By: AUDRA D.S. BURCH

African-Americans contemplate race in the aftermath of the violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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By: Andrew Krok

No longer ugly, the 2018 Traverse offers capability and creature comforts galore.

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By: Lee Koo

Get to know James Martin, the man who brings life to CNET through his camera lens. Find out how he sliced his wrist on the job!

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By: Chris Matyszczyk

Commentary: The actress faces criticism for encouraging her Facebook followers to join in the identification of the Charlottesville marchers. She responds with a famous quote.

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By: Bonnie Burton

A new international Marvel trailer shows the two superheroes talking about what destiny has in store for Thor. Hint: the Goddess of Death.

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By: Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Bonnie Tyler will be belting out her 1983 hit on a cruise ship on eclipse day, but here are some other sonic suggestions for the big event.

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Cnet
By: Eric Mack

When the sun goes dark for people in the path of totality, the stars will come out. It may also offer the rare opportunity to see a sungrazing comet with the naked eye.

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Popsugar Celebrity
By: Kelsey Garcia

On Aug. 21, the United States will be treated to a total solar eclipse - a rare solar event that hasn't happened since 1991 and which will not happen again until 2024. This year, the exciting eclipse will be visible throughout the nation at varying...

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Cnet
By: Amanda Kooser

Get ready for the Aug. 21 solar eclipse with a gorgeous time-lapse video showing the 2012 eclipse in Australia.

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By: Steven Musil

Internet security provider pulls its protection after claims it was secretly supporting the neo-Nazi site's ideology.

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Arstechnica
By: Timothy B. Lee

Matthew Prince, cofounder and chief executive officer of CloudFlare. (credit: David Paul Morris/Bloomberg via Getty Images) All week, the infamous hate site Daily Stormer has been battling to stay online in the face of a concerted social media...

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Tech Crunch
By: Natasha Lomas

 Following the violent far right demonstrations in Charlottesville at the weekend, another two web services companies have terminated their business relationships with the Nazi propaganda website, The Daily Stormer. Read More

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The white supremacist website Daily Stormer keeps popping up, and like a bad game of whack-a-mole, the internet keeps trying to rid itself of the stain. Web hosting company GoDaddy dumped the domain itself, and even though the neo-nazi site briefly...

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The New York Times
By: CHRISTINA CARON and...

A comedian filed a defamation lawsuit against the white supremacist website, which briefly returned from exile with a Russian domain name.

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Cnet
By: Dara Kerr

Following violence in Charlottesville, accounts affiliated with the neo-Nazi website are "suspended" on the social media platform.

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After being rejected by both GoDaddy and Google, neo-Nazi publication The Daily Stormer resurfaced today with a Russian domain extension. As Vox reports, Stormer's efforts to secure a Chinese hosting service (DailyStormer.wang) were cut short,...

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Fortune
By: Verne Kopytoff

Twitter joins a long list of companies.

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Arstechnica
By: Timothy B. Lee

Enlarge / Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince at a 2014 TechCrunch Disrupt conference in London. (credit: Anthony Harvey/Getty Images for TechCrunch) Until recently, CloudFlared prided itself on its unwavering commitment to free speech. Even when he was ...

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By: Sean Hollister

MoviePass CEO Mitch Lowe explains how his movie ticket tech really works -- without relying on partnerships with big theaters.

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By: Andrew Krok

325 Vanquish Zagatos will be built, including 28 speedsters and 99 shooting brakes.

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By: Richard Nieva

Following violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, the social network's CEO also condemns neo-Nazis and white supremacists.

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TheVerge
By: Nick Statt

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg broke his silence today regarding the violent attacks in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend and the ongoing conversation around hosting hate groups online. In a message posted on Facebook, Zuckerberg said the company...

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Billboard
By: Lauren Huff

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is vowing to take down hate speech from his social media platform in light of the deadly white supremacist...

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Mashable
By: Karissa Bell

We can now add Mark Zuckerberg to the growing list of CEOs and public figures who have weighed in on the events of Charlottesville. Writing in a Facebook post Wednesday, the CEO said white supremacists and neo-Nazis are a "disgrace," while...

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By: Gael Fashingbauer Cooper

Forget the hackers. Sometimes a leaked show comes from your own bannermen. But the question remains: to seek out spoilers, or wait for Sunday?

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By: Ry Crist

You don't need a case for your Echo Dot smart speaker, but if you want one, you've sure got some interesting options.

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By: Ry Crist

An upcoming update to the Sonos privacy statement makes it sound like the long-awaited integration with Amazon's Alexa is getting closer to arrival.

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By: Dara Kerr

The chipmaker buys Scyfer with aims to bring artificial intelligence to devices, cars and machines.

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By: Chris Matyszczyk

Commentary: Have you ever considered the effects of beach sand on your phone? Samsung says it has. But on what basis?

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By: Katie Collins

Commentary: The flagship Nokia 8’s livestreaming and split-screen view option gives the Snapchat and Instagram crowd a new phone to consider.

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By: Gordon Gottsegen

The expanded waistline could make wireless charging a thing according to one report.

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By: Dara Kerr

After not obeying regulators' orders, the ride-hailing company is forced to temporarily shutter its service.

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By: Andrew Gebhart

Soon, you can use Google's smart speaker to call your contacts.

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Cnet
By: Brian Bennett

Vizio TVs can now stream films and TV shows directly from Google, no Cast needed.

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Fast Company
By: Mark Sullivan

Back in May, Google said at its Google I/O developer conference that it would follow Amazon in enabling voice-activated phone calling on its smart speaker product. Well, it took a few months, but the service is going live for all Google Home owners...

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Mashable
By: Raymond Wong

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Google Home is getting a big upgrade today: The smart speaker can now place voice calls, no cellphone needed. This feature was first announced back at Google I/O in May, but it's now ready to roll out to users in the US and Canada. It's...

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

Google is rolling out a long-awaited feature for its Google Home smart speaker today: voice calling. The company just announced that Home users in the US and Canada will very soon be able to call people in their contacts and local businesses using...

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TheVerge
By: Chris Welch

Google’s smart speaker can now pull double duty as a phone for voice calls. The company just confirmed that it’s rolling out Google Home’s calling feature in the US and Canada beginning today. Users can dial anyone in their contacts and local...

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Tech Crunch
By: Greg Kumparak

 Remember back in May, when Google announced plans to let people make free phone calls through the Google Home? That feature is rolling out starting today (alas, only for folks in US/Canada). Say something like “Ok Google, call the...

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Phandroid
By: Joe Fedewa

Users will be able to make voice calls in the US and Canada through Google Home. The catch: you can't call another Google Home or answer calls with it.

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By: Erin Carson

Amid a flurry of CEO resignations following the Charlottesville, Virginia, tragedy, Trump tweeted that he's doing away with two of his advisory councils.

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Donald Trump’s Strategic and Policy Forum, a group made up of business leaders from various industries, has reportedly disbanded. CNBC says the group has agreed to terminate as a whole, which is distinct from what’s occurring with...

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President Trump tweeted that he was ending two top business-advisory councils, a move that came amid CEO defections following his comments about violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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After a conference call today organized by Stephen Schwarzman -- Blackstone CEO and head of the president's Strategic and Policy Forum -- the advisory council decided that the best thing to do in light of Trump's recent comments about the...

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Billboard
By: Gil Kaufman

After campaigning on a promise to bring manufacturing jobs back to America and use his business acumen to bolster the nation's economy...

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Inc
By: Emily Canal

As relations between the White House and corporate executives continue to grow tense, leaders are facing pressure from employees to take stands on recent issues.

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Inc
By: Bob Bryan

The leaders held a phone call today to discuss the future of the council.

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Fortune
By: Lisa Marie Segarra

A number of CEOs have left since Trump's response to the deadly rally in Charlottesville.

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The chief executives of 3M Co. and Campbell Soup Co. on Wednesday became the latest corporate leaders to leave a White House council on manufacturing after President Donald Trump’s responses to the recent violence in Charlottesville, Va.

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Fortune
By: Oliver Hahl

The president’s Charlottesville reaction sealed the deal.

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TheVerge
By: Adi Robertson

Two White House advisory councils that once included tech leaders like Elon Musk and Travis Kalanick have dissolved, after several members resigned over President Donald Trump’s weak condemnation of white supremacists. A member of the Strategic...

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A number of CEOs dropped from the manufacturing council in recent days.

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Fast Company
By: Christopher Zara

Can’t say we didn’t see this coming. President Trump tweeted today that he’s ending his American Manufacturing Council and Strategic and Policy Forum. The move comes after a number of CEOs this week quit the council over...

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Fortune
By: Valentina Zarya

Activists have been working behind the scenes since January.

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Fortune
By: Valentina Zarya

Ginni Rometty wrote a letter explaining the decision to employees.

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Autoblog
By: Jeremy Korzeniewski

Filed under: Government/Legal,Hirings/Firings/Layoffs,GM "General Motors is about unity and inclusion and so am I."Continue reading Mary Barra calls for 'unity and inclusion' after Trump disbands CEO forums Mary Barra calls...

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By: Alfred Ng

Apple is set to spend $1 billion on programming, Google helps you avoid allergy attacks and one venture capital firm is looking to diversify tech.

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By: Chris Matyszczyk

Commentary: Organizers claim "alt-left terrorist groups" have threatened their "peaceful" march planned for Saturday.

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By: Andrew Krok

It's probably easier than engineering ones that fold into the dashboard.

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Cnet
By: Andrew Krok

Each truck could save about five tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year.

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Cnet
By: Andrew Krok

Sure, it's only a bit of paint and some trim, but it's not exactly easy to make a car this special even more so.

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Autoblog
By: John Beltz Snyder

Filed under: Etc.,Government/Legal,Green,Ford,Emerging Technologies,Technology,Autonomous,Future Take the wheel — literally.Continue reading Ford patent reveals removable steering wheel and pedals for self-driving...

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By: Amanda Kooser

Cassini will soon destroy itself in Saturn's atmosphere, but its dramatic death plunge is all for the good of science.

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By: Brian Bennett

Samsung’s Galaxy S8 is now the best selling Android phone worldwide.

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By: Andrew Krok

It's as easy as saying, "OK, Google, tell Genesis to start my car."

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By: Richard Trenholm

James Cameron's update of his sci-fi action classic is a great night at the movies. Just don't expect it to change your mind about 3D.

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By: Andrew Krok

The outside is lookin' pretty darn sharp.

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By: Brian Bennett

Apple will pay Hollywood $1 billion for new programs.

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Tech Crunch
By: Darrell Etherington

 Apple’s ambitions around creating original content seem set to grow: The Wall Street Journal reports that it has a budget of around $1 billion to spend on creating its own programming next year. That’s a budget that begins to...

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Arstechnica
By: Valentina Palladino

Apple Music on iOS 10, with Senior VP Eddy Cue. (credit: Andrew Cunningham) As the battle to create original content for online video services continues, we get a glimpse into Apple's plans for the coming year. According to a report from The...

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TheVerge
By: Thuy Ong

Apple will invest approximately $1 billion in acquiring and producing original TV shows over the next year, according to The Wall Street Journal. The investment could result in as many as 10 new shows, a source told the publication, with the...

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The iPhone maker has set aside a billion dollars to either create or acquire original content so it can go head-to-head with the likes of Netflix and Amazon, reports the Wall Street Journal. The budget shows just how serious a player Apple wants to...

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Fortune
By: David Meyer

The iPhone maker is preparing to take on Netflix and Amazon.

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Inc
By: Nathan McAlone

The money could fund as many as 10 television shows.

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Fortune
By: Tom Huddleston, Jr.

Vudu will reportedly be available on Apple next week.

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By: Richard Trenholm

The pollen forecast will be included in search results.

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By: Andrew Krok

You have to buy into a specific trim level, and you lose that third row, but a deal's a deal.

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By: Rick Broida

Normally $110, this versatile kit clips to your existing rear-view mirror and features a touchscreen interface. Plus: must-have VR for Samsung Galaxy owners.

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By: Terry Collins

Mitch and Freada Kapor are investing millions toward getting more women and people of color in the tech industry.

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By: Eric Mack

Sex robots are going to get way, way weirder than you can imagine, the famous sex columnist predicts.

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By: Richard Trenholm

A new breakthrough in tiny "micromotors" has scientists celebrating.

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By: David Carnoy

CNET's Show Us Yours visits Bill's bargain-priced, high-quality entertainment center, much of which he built himself.

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By: Ben Fox Rubin

Trump's tweet is part of a string of criticisms he's directed at Amazon, CEO Jeff Bezos and Bezos' Washington Post.

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The New York Times
By: GLENN THRUSH and MAGGIE...

During a shouting-match of a news conference, an angry president asserted that “alt-left” activists in Charlottesville were as much to blame as neo-Nazis.

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Fast Company
By: Michael Grothaus

The president unleashed a tweet against the online shopping giant (whose owner just happens to own the Trump-critical paper, the Washington Post) saying the company is “doing great damage to tax paying retailers” and responsible for...

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President Trump, in a long, combative exchange with reporters at Trump Tower, insisted that he did nothing wrong on Saturday when he declined to specifically condemn Nazi and white supremacist groups.

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Fortune
By: Katie Reilly

After more bad press from The Washington Post