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Unwanted Trump in your feed? Twitter says it's sorry - CNET

Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:25:24 +0000

Some Twitter users who weren't interested in following The Donald via the official presidential account, @POTUS, wound up following him anyway.

Hackers hit Sundance film fest, shutting down box office - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 21:37:24 +0000

A cyberattack leveled the indie film fest's ticketing systems for less than an hour.

'Walking Dead's' Daryl says he's 'ready to kill everybody' - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 20:56:03 +0000

Negan and his bat Lucille had better start running, because Norman Reedus warns his character is coming for them.

Melania Trump's jewelry line plugged on White House website - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:28:08 +0000

Commentary: Is it odd to encounter brand names in the First Lady's bio, including a brand of her own?

Triplanes, biplanes, jets and helicopters at Manchester's Museum of Science and Industry - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:00:15 +0000

From an Avro Shackleton to an English Electric Lightning to a Bristol Belvedere, this museum in the north of England has some wonderful exhibits. Here's a full tour.

Amazon Alexa on a phone: What's the big deal? - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:00:12 +0000

Amazon's voice assistant arrives for the first time on a phone next month, which Redundant? Here's how it might help you, and how it won't.

I stumbled across these beautiful flying machines in an unexpected place - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 13:00:10 +0000

The Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, England, has great exhibits including massive aircraft, trains and steam-driven factory machines.

Climate change, LGBT rights removed from White House website - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:36:55 +0000

Commentary: It's a new day under President Donald Trump, with new priorities. Civil rights isn't one of them, it seems.

At Trump's inauguration, tech sputters - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 18:05:17 +0000

President Donald Trump promised the crowd that "everyone is listening." On the ground in DC, CNET's Maggie Reardon says, it wasn't so easy to get the word out.

Donald Trump's Inauguration Day makes memes great again - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 01:41:39 +0000

It's Trump's big day, and social media is inaugurating a batch of trending topics, including George W. Bush's defiant rain poncho and Michelle Obama's Jim-from-The-Office face.

Scientists are checking a nearby exoplanet for alien transmissions - CNET

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:38:25 +0000

Wolf 1061c is just a few blocks away, cosmically speaking, and alien seekers have begun a long-term campaign to look for signs of life there.

'God Bless America': A Twitter hashtag for all inauguration emotions - CNET

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:44:45 +0000

Commentary: One of the top-trending Twitter hashtags on Friday was a familiar phrase with (at least) two entirely different interpretations.

Where 'Split' fits in the Shyamalaniverse (spoilers!) - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:05:41 +0000

M. Night Shyamalan serves up another twist ending in "Split" -- and it's going to change movies forever. Or not. Spoilers abound, so proceed with caution.

'Land' on colorful Pluto with this soaring NASA video - CNET

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:27:12 +0000

An imagined Pluto landing gets a colorful makeover in a NASA video that makes you feel like an astronaut flying down to a new world.

How big were the crowds for Trump's inauguration anyway? - CNET

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 22:17:32 +0000

Photos and videos circulating around the web appear to show smaller attendance for Donald Trump's inauguration than for Barack Obama's in 2009.

Massachusetts lawmakers want to tax self-driving cars by the mile - Roadshow

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:16:59 +0000

A new bill would bring the hammer down on driverless cars in some ways, but allow them a good bit of leeway in others.

Apple sues Qualcomm over unfair licensing terms - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:55:27 +0000

The iPhone maker also says Qualcomm punished it for helping a South Korean probe into the chipmaker's licensing practices by withholding a $1 billion rebate.

Social media captures Trump protesters in all their glory - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:50:08 +0000

Images of broken storefront windows and fires emerge as protesters express their feelings about President Donald Trump. More than 200 arrested.

​Former Google search chief now rides with Uber - CNET

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:49:01 +0000

Amit Singhal, who led Google's search efforts for 15 years, is now the ride-hailing company's senior vice president of engineering.

Tesla adds 100D cars to site, packing longest range of any EV to date - Roadshow

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 21:44:44 +0000

Because there isn't a focus on performance, the range rises slightly and the price drops a fair bit.

No fair! Nintendo Switch customers in Japan get to customize their colors - CNET

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:37:13 +0000

Nintendo customers in Japan get to pick and choose the controller colors that come in their Switch bundles.

Chevy's annoying 'Real People' ad gets mocked, emoji-style - CNET

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:05:16 +0000

Commentary: What's really real about those Chevy ads? Not the people. So here's an emoji-driven glory that's delighting YouTube.

LG's G6 phone may get Google Assistant -- and maybe Alexa, too - CNET

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 20:39:26 +0000

LG reportedly in talks with Google about putting a smart assistant on its upcoming phone for February. An existing partnership with Amazon makes us wonder if its Alexa assistant could also hitch a ride.

Amazon Dash buttons make their way online - CNET

Sat, 21 Jan 2017 17:13:57 +0000

The e-retailer's small, clickable physical buy buttons are now populating Amazon's website and app, virtually of course.

Trump's reported FCC chairman signals end to net neutrality - CNET

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 23:53:43 +0000

President Donald Trump could name Ajit Pai to lead the Federal Communications Commission as early as Friday, which means the open internet rules' days are likely numbered.