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Apple event tidbits: $799 iPad Pro price, always-on ‘Hey Siri’, ‘tvOS’ details

We’ve already run down most of what we’re expecting from the new iPad Pro, iPad mini 4, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, Apple Watch bands, and the new gold Apple Watch Sport colors expected to be announced at Apple’s September 9th event. On the eve of the event, we’ve received some additional details …

Fall Movie Preview 2015: Biopics, Bond and ‘The Force Awakens’

‘Black Mass’ (September 8th)<p>Johnny Depp kicks off the fall season on a high with a scary tour de force as Whitey Bulger, the Boston gangster …

PlayStation turns 20 in the US! A look back at its evolution

September is a momentous month for Sony — September 9 marks the 20th anniversary of the North American launch of the PlayStation, while September 29 marks the European launch. Over the last couple decades, Sony has cemented its spot as a premier gaming company, particularly fueled by its global …

Samsung denies reports of significant staff cuts

Samsung's chief financial officer, Lee Sang-hoon, has denied reports that the company is cutting 10 percent of its head office staff, saying they will be relocated rather than let go.<p>He spoke in reference to the Korea Economic Daily's Wednesday report that the company, which has endured seven …

Poll: Blacks, whites agree police treat blacks differently

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Sharp differences exist between the way blacks and whites view the treatment of blacks by police, according to a poll being released Wednesday by the National Bar Association, the organization of black lawyers and judges.<p>According to the poll, 88% of blacks believe black people …

A-Rod ties Aaron with 15th 30-HR season

NEW YORK -- The significance of Alex Rodriguez's latest home run was not lost on the slugger, who has now equaled Hank Aaron's Major League record of …

The best scanning apps for Android and iPhone

Never bother with a scanner again. Thanks to high-quality cameras on today's top smartphones and nifty behind-the-scenes tech, scanning a document or photo with great results is as easy as opening an app and snapping a picture.<p>Here are CNET's top picks for the best apps to turn your phone into a …

Bangkok bombing: key suspect taken to Erawan shrine for re-enactment

Police escort Yusufu Mierili to train station where they say he handed over bomb, and then Erawan shrine where explosion killed 20 people<p>Thai police conducted a public re-enactment of the Bangkok bombing on Wednesday, escorting a key suspect they accuse of handing explosives to the bomber at a …

Oregon Judge Who Won't Perform Same-Sex Marriages Hit With Ethics Counts

U.S. news<p>An Oregon state judge faces an ethics hearing in November in connection with his refusal to perform same-sex marriages and several other allegations, a proceeding the judge on Tuesday called an unconstitutional assault on "core political speech."<p>In a 13-count statement of allegations, the …

Samsung launches first 12 Gb LPDDR4 DRAM – 30% faster and 50% greater density

Mobile devices with 3-4 GB of RAM were unheard only a couple years ago, but they are all the hype in 2015. As smartphones become more capable, the demand for greater, more efficient memory increases. Samsung is ready to cater to all the multi-tasking buffs with its new 12 Gb LPDDR4 DRAM, based on …

Venus Williams stands tall but doesn't stand in way of Serena's historic quest

The<p>Williamssisters put some nice whipped cream and frosting on the inevitable here Tuesday night.<p>Venus played well, hit hard, served big and competed fiercely.<p>And<p>Serenawon.<p>That was what tennis hoped for, as well as everybody else the least bit interested. Maybe even Venus, as long as she felt good …

Windows 10 Features You Should Know About

At last! Windows 10 has finally arrived and the upgrade is still rolling out to users around the globe. For those of you who are not familiar with Microsoft's latest flagship, there is a few hidden features that can help you get the maximum out of the system. Here are some to get you started:<p><b>Have</b> …