Facebook apologizes to gay community, alters identity policy

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:57
The world's largest social network says it will create a "fix" for people caught up in the company's "real name policy."






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Pressure is on: eBay needs to deliver after PayPal's spin-off

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:32
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.






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Chill-inducing 'Interstellar' trailer pulls your heart into space

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:28
Get ready, world. The next great sci-fi epic could be coming soon as "Interstellar" releases a trailer that teases a world of space wonders and a desperate attempt to save humanity.






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Chromecast challenger Matchstick beats Kickstarter goal

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:25
The streaming-media dongle reaches its $100,000 funding goal in just one day. But how will it do against similar devices from Google, Roku and others?






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Comcast beefs up X1 cloud-based cable in San Francisco

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 20:00
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.






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Lightsaber keys for Force entry into your own home

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:41
The "Star Wars" universe has infiltrated every part of your life, so you might as well get the matching house keys, too.






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Cuisinart SmarTrack keeps noses in the know

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:28
The Cuisinart SmarTrack food storage containers come with embedded QR codes. When used in tandem with a dedicated app, the system can keep track of expiration dates and location.
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Get an Acer 11.6-inch touchscreen Chromebook for $219.99

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:21
Or a non-touchscreen model for $179.99. Plus: Three bonus deals, including a seriously sweet Xbox freebie!






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With this doodad, you'll never have to tie your shoelaces again

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:17
Zubits magnetic shoe closures let you keep your laces while ditching the chore of tying them.
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Sprint doubles AT&T's double-the-data wireless promotion

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:14
Under new CEO Marcelo Claure, Sprint is keeping the pressure on its larger competitors and going directly after AT&T.






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Verizon gets in on the double-data action with own promotion

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 19:12
The big carrier plays catchup with offers by Sprint and AT&T to increase the amount of data available on an existing family plan.






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Internet of Things gets a hand from ARM's new operating system

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:59
The UK-based chip designer's Mbed operating system is among several efforts, including the work of standards groups and a new wireless protocol, designed to speed the adoption of the Internet of Things.






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Windows 10 arriving -- here's a look at 30 years of Windows

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:55
Come with us on a 30-year trip through time to see how Bill Gates' baby took over the world.






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Apple to offer next iPad in gold -- report

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 18:07
The company is expected to announce new tablets this month and add a gold version to its current silver and gray models.






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Handy home gear for fending off monsters, zombies (pictures)

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:51
Online retailer In Case Of has developed a clever series of wall cabinets containing just what you'd need to fend off an attack from a vamp, demon, wolf or zombie.






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In case of zombie (or wolf, vamp or demon), break glass

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:49
A series of "emergency cabinets" from online retailer In Case Of is available just in time for Halloween -- or your next scary dream.






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Microsoft shows off Sway presentation app for Office

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:38
The application, available today in preview form, is the newest member of the Office family.






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Man arrested, accused of shooting down neighbor's drone

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 17:33
A New Jersey man is apparently uncomfortable with a neighbor's drone buzzing overhead. So, he allegedly takes action.






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Samsung said to invest $560M in TV production

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 16:48
Samsung is expanding its manufacturing operations in Vietnam, with a massive complex that will reportedly focus on televisions.






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LG's F60, a midrange phone with 4G LTE, launches this week

CNET News - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 15:35
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.






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