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Best tech: Cheap speakers, hot cameras, and Wi-Fi scales

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Memorial Day is considered the traditional start of summer here in the U.S., and we noticed the streets, subways, and elevators getting less and less populated as the week wore on. But it was

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Ultraslim Huawei Ascend P1 ICS Android clears the FCC

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Remember the Huawei Ascend P1 from CES? Well, it looks like it could be coming to the U.S., thanks to a recent FCC filing. Its ultrathin — 0.27 inch thin, no joke — and

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Parent set up fake porn profile in revenge against school official

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Frank Hendricsen, now the Interim Principal of the school. (Credit: Gateway Pointe Elementary School Screenshot: Chris Matyszczyk/CNET) Ask not why people do things. Ask how it felt when they’ve done them. I wonder, indeed,

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New windows lost between desktops in OS X

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Apple’s multidesktop setup in OS X (called Spaces in OS X 10.6 and 10.5, and Mission Control in Lion) is a feature that allows you to place the windows of applications on different desktops

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Amazon, Independent Publishers Group reach settlement

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Amazon has reached a settlement with the Independent Publishers Group over sales of the e-book versions of the nearly 5,000 titles distributed by IPG. In February, Amazon stopped selling digital versions of titles distributed

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Flashing headlights is your Constitutionally protected right

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Flashing your high beams to communicate with other drivers was ruled Constitutionally protected speech. (Credit: Mercedes) No good deed goes unpunished, as they say. A man who tried to warn others of a speed

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Create entertaining animations on iOS

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(Credit: CNET) A few days ago, CNET photographer Josh Miller was going around the office making Cinemagrams. I had seen the app before on the iTunes App Store most-popular lists, but had assumed it

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HP’s Enyo team ‘clarifies’ reports about Google move

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HP’s Enyo team says reports of its move to Google need clarification. The Verge reported yesterday that Google would soon be assimilating the Hewlett-Packard team responsible for creating Enyo, the HTLM5-based application framework for

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Wine fridge stands bottles on end

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Tall corks OK here. (Credit: Summit Appliance) Opening a second bottle of wine takes careful consideration. Not surprisingly, these considerations can be somewhat clouded. We are talking about another bottle of wine, after all.

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Networks are hopping mad over Dish’s commercial skipping

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In today’s show, we’re putting filters on Facebook, paying with our phones and watching the networks get hoppin’ mad: A battle is brewing in court between the major television networks and Dish Network’s commercial-skipping

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Rumored LG LS970 Eclipse is the LG device we’ve been waiting for

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The back of the rumored LG LS970 “Eclipse” (Credit: BriefMobile) Dubbed the next LG “superphone,” the rumored LG LS970 is boasting the kind of specs that will whet anyone’s appetite. According to BriefMobile, the

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How Facebook’s Zucked-up IPO just killed the tech bubble

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After ringing the ceremonial Nasdaq bell remotely from Facebook’s Menlo Park, Calif., headquarters, CEO Mark Zuckerberg celebrates with his employees. (Credit: Facebook) You didn’t really want to start partying again like it was 1999,

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Making bogus bar codes: Just how hard is it?

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Several San Francisco Bay Area Target stores were the recent, uhhh, target of not one, but two unrelated barcode scammers who apparently found the manufactuer’s suggested price of Lego sets too much to bear.

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Nvidia anticipates 30 quad-core phones in 2012

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We should have dozens of quad-core Tegra 3 smartphones over the remainder of 2012. (Credit: Nvidia) Though we’ve see a decent selection of quad-core smartphones so far in 2012, Nvidia says there are a

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Text message sender off the hook in car accident lawsuit

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A New Jersey judge ruled today that a person sending a text message cannot be held liable for an ensuing car accident caused when the recipient replied to it, a CBS New York article

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Video made with Google’s glasses bounces online

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One of the Project Glass photos that was posted to Google+ this week. For a video shot by someone wearing the specs, scroll down. (Credit: Google) How does Google and its high-tech-specs effort top

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Baidu integration in iOS still in the works?

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When China-based users search the Web, they currently don’t have the option to automatically choose Baidu. But that may eventually change, according to a report out of the country. China’s Sina Tech Web site

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Measuring the tech world in ‘Kardashians’

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Is the iPhone 5 any match for the oxygen-sucking presence of a Kardashian? (Credit: Screenshot by Eric Mack/CNET ) Earlier this month, Ethan Zuckerman, who directs the Center for Civic Media at MIT, proposed

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Get a Lenovo IdeaPad 7-inch tablet for $169.99

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(Credit: Lenovo) Quick housekeeping note: Tomorrow (May 26) at 4 p.m. ET, you can hear me on WJR Radio’s Internet Advisor show, where I’ll be discussing cheap deals (natch) and the ever-popular topic of

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Success! Space station snags SpaceX Dragon capsule

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Gotcha! The robotic arm of the International Space Station captures the Dragon capsule. (Credit: NASA TV) In a moment of high drama on the high frontier, flight engineer Donald Pettit, operating the International Space

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