Best mobile games of August 2014

CNET News - 3 hours 58 min ago
Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in August 2014.






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​Apple teams with top credit cards for iPhone 6 payments, reports say

CNET News - 12 hours 41 min ago
Apple is partnering with American Express, Visa, and MasterCard on a mobile wallet system expected to be introduced with the iPhone 6 on September 9, according to two different reports.






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Alibaba IPO planned for week of Sept. 8, report says

CNET News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 22:38
The Chinese e-commerce giant is reportedly set to launch its blockbuster IPO in the U.S. the very same week Apple is expected to bring us the iPhone 6.






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Will Apple's iWatch actually be called iWatch?

CNET News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:50
We're already used to the concept of smartwatches. Is that one reason why Apple will not call its rumored new gadget a watch?






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'The Tick' live-action series to return on Amazon?

CNET News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:32
Will Patrick Warburton return as the blue superhero "The Tick?" Amazon Studios may be bringing back the comic book-based comedy for a new generation of fans to quote and cosplay. Spooon!






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​Apple, AmEx teaming on iPhone 6 payments system, report says

CNET News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 19:08
Recode cites unnamed sources saying American Express has agreed to work with Apple on a payments feature expected to be introduced with the iPhone 6 on September 9.






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When Bluetooth speakers bank on features

CNET News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:00
With so many premium portable Bluetooth speakers offering good design, good audio and loud playback, companies have turned to unique functionality to stand out in the crowd.






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The surprising rise of YouTube lyrics videos

CNET News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:00
A user-generated trend catapulted to industry-embraced phenom, low-budget clips displaying song lyrics are starting to eclipse their big-budget brethren -- and may address a yearning lost in the streaming shift.






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Synaptics: Get ready for more smartphones with fingerprint readers

CNET News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:00
In an interview, Synaptics CEO Rick Bergman talks about the opportunities that stem from the Internet of Things and describes his idea of the holy grail of biometric sensors.






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IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam

CNET News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:00
CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next.






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Race to gigabit Internet service takes off

CNET News - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:00
Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses.






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These Pizza Hut cats want to serve and entertain you

CNET News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 20:45
Pizza Hut Japan has a new Web series -- "Pizza Cat" -- about cats running one of its restaurants. We'll take extra mozzarella with that meow, thanks.






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Obama: Social media makes us see how messy the world is

CNET News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:47
Speaking at a Democratic Party fund-raiser, the president says social media lets us see the minute details of the world's hardships.






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High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater

CNET News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 19:01
The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry.






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Coin customers left fuming after getting shut out of beta program

CNET News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 18:30
Unless customers got their orders in early -- and we mean very early -- they'll now have to wait until spring 2015 to get their hands on Coin's all-in-one credit card.
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Super-sized Rocket and Groot re-created in Lego

CNET News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 16:10
Rocket Raccoon and Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy" look even cooler when made out of hundreds of Lego bricks.






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Filling the palmtop void

CNET News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 15:00
The palmtop has gone away, but some people could still use an integrated pocketable typing device.






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In paralysis, finding freedom via brain-wave tech

CNET News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:52
ALS patient and advocate Eric Valor is part of an experimental project to test out a brain-wave-reading headset, technology that could one day give paralyzed people more independence.






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Mind control making life with ALS better (pictures)

CNET News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:45
Using cutting-edge technology that reads brain waves, patients with ALS are regaining some control of their lives.






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6 reasons why you'll eventually want voice over LTE

CNET News - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:00
CNET's Maggie Reardon discusses the short-term hurdles associated with the deployment of voice service over carriers' 4G LTE networks. In the end, the transition to an all IP-based voice network will be worth it.






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