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How Google found the best route for the Netflix era

Commentary: The answer to better, faster video-streaming services over the Internet can be summed up in one word -- competition.<p>Net neutrality isn't the only thing needed to keep the Internet open and free. Competition may in fact be the best way to ensure that consumers get the best quality access …

How to transfer from iPhone to Android - The Complete Guide!

Brilliant, Overdue App Forces Your Phone to Take Horizontal Videos

You can tell your friends and family they should be shooting videos horizontally all you want, but that won't stop them from capturing unwieldily …

New Paper-Based Urine Tests Could Detect Cancer and Heart Disease

Diagnosing cancer and heart disease generally requires extensively trained personnel and expensive instruments. But one MIT research group that wants …

Worried about Net neutrality? Maybe it's the FCC that should really concern you

A court decision to throw out the FCC's Open Internet rules actually made the agency stronger than ever. CNET's Maggie Reardon explains why you should be concerned.<p>The FCC may have lost its battle in federal court last week to enforce its Net neutrality rules, but the ruling actually gave the …

Interested in beta testing apps? Here's some links to get started

Part of the magic of Android is that it is an open experience that caters to all kinds. To name just a few types of users: we have casual users, first-time smartphone owners and hardcore power users. For the latter, there are plenty of ways to take your Android experience up a notch, including …

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T-Mobile launches Mobile Money: free checking account and more

Mobile Money by T-Mobile<p>T-Mobile Frees Consumers From Outrageous Check Cashing Fees With Innovative New Smartphone Solution<p>Un-carrier brings its revolution to personal finance with Mobile Money by T-Mobile<br>BELLEVUE, Wash. — Jan. 22, 2014 — Not content with upending just one industry, T-Mobile US, …

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Samsung's SmartCam HD DIY security cameras do 1080p video indoors or outdoors

Just in case the NSA isn't keeping a close enough watch over everything, you can use Samsung Techwin's latest SmartCams (previously seen in 2012 and 2013) to do your own surveillance. The SmartCam separates from its competitors by recording 1080p video to an internal SD card, and has a version …

NSA surveillance: how to stay secure

The NSA has huge capabilities – and if it wants in to your computer, it's in. With that in mind, here are five ways to stay safe<p>• Explaining the latest NSA revelations – Q&A<p>Now that we have enough details about how the NSA eavesdrops on the internet, including today's disclosures of the NSA's …

Where the Surface stands tall -- and falls flat

Microsoft is gearing up for its second-generation Surface. Here's what it should hold onto, and what it should change.<p>It's no secret that there are some serious issues around competition and Windows that spell trouble not only for Microsoft's Surface, but for other tablets, detachables, and …

Developer Guides | Android Developers

Welcome to the Android developer guides. The documents listed in the left navigation teach you how to build Android apps using APIs in the Android …

Turn iPhone photos into artwork with Pixuru

With the free Pixuru app for iPhone, you can purchase canvas, wood, metal, or framed prints of your Instagram masterpieces or any photo on your phone or Facebook.<p>Do you fancy yourself an Instagram artist? If you have masterpieces on Instagram, Facebook, or tucked away on your phone's camera roll …

Justice Dept. to FCC: Give small carriers a chance in next auction

The Justice Department tells the FCC that it must make sure smaller players, like Sprint and T-Mobile, get access to low-frequency spectrum to keep competition alive.<p>The Department of Justice said today that Sprint and T-Mobile should be given a fair chance at acquiring wireless spectrum in the …

Chinese daily fooled by spoof that Win 8 glitch forced missile test delay

Paper reports as news a quote from a "source" that North Korea's Kim Jong-un was considering declaring war on Microsoft.<p>Over the years, Windows users have shared plenty of war stories about their computers suddenly freezing up, forcing them to shut down and then reboot their machines at the worst …

Alternative Limb Project creates gorgeously surreal prosthetics

It's hard to imagine life without a limb -- not just the physical difficulties, but how it might affect your relationship with your body, and your …

WeVideo for Android review: A quick-and-dirty video editor for Android - CNET

<b>The Good</b> For a mobile video editor <b>WeVideo</b> has an incredibly simple interface with basic tools that work well. Plus, it syncs to the cloud, so you can access and even edit your projects from your computer.<p><b>The Bad</b> The app lacks any sort of audio-editing features, which makes it almost impossible to …

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