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Adnan Syed, convicted killer in 'Serial,' gets big break in quest for new trial

<b>(CNN) —</b> Adnan Syed, the convicted murderer at the heart of the hugely popular podcast "Serial," caught a big break in his fight for a new trial.<p>The Maryland Court of Special Appeals on Monday agreed to send Syed's case back to a lower court so that he can file a request to reopen the case.<p>That's …

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5-year-old boy hacks dad's Xbox account

Hacking your Xbox: So easy, even a 5-year-old could do it?<p>A San Diego boy has the gaming world's attention after he exposed a security flaw that let him log into his dad's Xbox Live account, without permission, on the family's Xbox One console.<p>"I was like ... yeah!" young Kristoffer Von Hassel said …

Apple patent considers controls on the back of an iPad

While a tablet's front touchscreen allows users to complete thousands of different tasks, the back of the device doesn't typically do much.<p>Apple may want to change that, making the back of its iPad tablet much more functional with sensors and controls across its surface. The concept was mentioned …

Why I don't play console games on my smartphone

But I won't be playing it. Although it's been a full seven years since I completed the original -- which, incidentally, ranks among my favorite games of all time -- I have no desire to revisit the glorious underwater city of Rapture on a 4-inch smartphone screen.<p>See, console games are like big, …

Can ants save the world from itself?

I understand that with our flagrant recklessness, selfishness, and general ignorance, we are boiling the world into calamity.<p>Somewhere, though, there might be tiny-minded creatures that are trying to redress our imbalance.<p>Research recently published in Geology offers a tantalizing notion: that ants …

Samsung Galaxy S5 Sport review: A more stylish Galaxy S5 for Sprint subscribers - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Samsung's Galaxy S5 Sport has a grippy backing and responsive physical controls, and it comes in vibrant colors. It has nearly all of the Samsung Galaxy S5's software and specs.<p><b>The Bad</b> Data is slow if you aren't in Sprint's LTE data footprint. The Sport lacks the convenience key of AT&T's …

Experimental software allows 3D object manipulation in 2D photos

The scene in Blade Runner is famous: taking a grainy photo, Rick Deckard zooms, enhances and moves around corners just as you would a 3D space. It's impossible for many reasons -- not least of which is that the camera can only see what is visible at the time the photo is taken.<p>However, what if …

4G LTE showdown: How fast is your carrier?

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AR messaging app lets you leave notes in the real world

"Add a soundtrack to your street, share private videos in public places, create a treasure hunt..." This is the intriguing teaser written on the Traces website, offering a glimpse of what you might be able to do with the new app.<p>It's for messaging, but not in the normal way. A 'trace' is tied to a …

Need friends for your Sprint Framily plan? There's help for that

Sprint's Framily friends and family program offers a good deal -- in theory.<p>Framily's hook is it gives you a bigger discount as you add more members, with the best deal only coming to groups of at least seven. With so many competing carrier options and people on differing contract terms, convincing …