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Football coach resigns after posting nude Facebook photo

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(Credit: Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Pride in one’s body can sometimes come before a fall in one’s status. This is something being possibly experienced by high school football coach Paul Withee. As WMTV in Maine

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Cook: Apple’s improved working conditions more than anyone

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Apple CEO Tim Cook again defended his company’s track record on improving working conditions at the manufacturing facilities of its suppliers, noting that it has done more to address the issue than any of

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Huawei to unveil quad-core Diamond series Android in Barcelona?

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If you ask an average Android user to name the top smartphone brands in the United States, it’s unlikely that Huawei would be an answer. After releasing a string of entry-level and midrange devices

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Consumers cooler to Amazon Prime than thought, report says

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(Credit: Screen shot by Greg Sandoval/CNET) Amazon has failed to sign up customers to its Prime service as fast as analysts had predicted, Bloomberg reported today. Citing unnamed sources, the news service said that

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Aereo brings over-the-air TV to the cloud

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Yes, you can even watch the “Price is Right” live on your iPad. (Credit: Matthew Moskovciak/CNET) The future of over-the-air TV is in the cloud. Or at least that’s what Aereo’s banking on. Startup

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How robots see the world (video)

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As computers and robots advance, more of the physical world will become “machine readable,” whether by a security camera or a robotic car able to process information on the road. Designer and filmmaker Timo

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Internet addiction could be dubbed official affliction in DSM-V

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Forcing your friends to watch 10 hours of “S%$t chimney sweeps say” videos on YouTube could be a sign you need help. (Credit: Elizabeth Armstrong Moore/CNET) The so-called “bible” of the mental health profession

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Zynga’s 4th quarter better than expected

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Zynga’s fourth quarter was strong and the company is humming along as its social games continue to lure users. However, the company said first half sequential growth would be “slower” with a pick up

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Researchers find flaw in key generation with popular cryptography

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A group of researchers has uncovered a flaw in the way public keys are generated using the RSA algorithm for encrypting sensitive online communications and transactions. They found that a small percentage of cases

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Cook: iCloud’s got more than 100 million users now

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(Credit: Apple) More than 100 million people are now signed up to Apple’s iCloud service, the company’s CEO said today. Speaking at the Goldman Sachs annual Technology and Internet Conference in San Francisco this

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Activist investor taps MTV, NBC alums for Yahoo proxy war

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Yahoo’s Sunnyvale headquarters. (Credit: Yahoo) Activist shareholder Dan Loeb’s Third Point has filed papers with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to launch a proxy fight against Yahoo, bringing two heavy-hitting media executives with

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HTC smartphones and tablets may get PlayStation certification first

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Sony Ericsson Xperia Play (Credit: Sony Ericsson) The Sony PlayStation mobile gaming empire could expand its borders to HTC gadgets next. That’s right, if a Pocket-lint report pans out, you’ll be able to play

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PlayStation Vita and the complexity conundrum

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(Credit: Sarah Tew/CNET) If the far-reaching trend is toward stripped-down interfaces, why does Sony’s new PlayStation Vita have so many buttons? The most obvious counter-examples are Apple’s iPhone and iPad, each with a singular

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Toy Fair 2012: The hottest new toys from the show floor

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Once again, hundreds of companies were on hand to tease upcoming products at Toy Fair in New York. Here, the Cosmix gals back in action. (Credit: David Carnoy/CNET) We don’t cover a whole lot

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Dark Room: A choose-your-own-adventure game for YouTube

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(Credit: Video screenshot by Bonnie Cha/CNET) When I was younger, I used to love the Choose Your Own Adventure book series. Deciding the fate of a story based on the decisions you made was

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Solved! The mysterious math of ponytails

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String theory: Hair has vexed scientists and artists for centuries. (Credit: Tim Hornyak/CNET) Does your coif suffer from orientational disorder? Have you checked the gravitational effects on your locks lately? Can you solve the

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Lightsabers, iPhone Lazer Tag, and Nerf galore: Hasbro at Toy Fair

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Nerf Firevision football, coming this summer for night ball players. (Credit: Sarah Tew) Nerf, Star Wars and Marvel gear was everywhere at Hasbro’s showcase in New York City. Star Wars, Lazer Tag and more:

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Xbox 360 threat leads to SWAT team raid

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This is a public service announcement for anyone playing Call of Duty online on their Xbox 360: if anyone interrupts your game and tells you they’re going to hack your information and send a

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Cook the cannibal: Apple chief’s secret product recipe

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“The way we always view cannibalization is that we’d prefer to do it than have someone else do it.” Apple CEO Tim Cook held a fireside chat earlier today at Goldman Sachs and most

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Sony envisions future with pay-as-you go power

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Power outlets need an upgrade. Is this it? (Credit: Sony) Sony is looking to revolutionize the inefficient way in which we consume power. A new concept video from the electronics giant shows how we

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