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Everything from day 2 of Europe's biggest tech show – CNET

LG and Sony launched phones, and there were a bunch of new headphones and smart speakers.
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New Star Wars Lego kits offer 'Last Jedi' clues – CNET

Lego reveals new characters and vehicles from the upcoming Star Wars film for the Force Friday II marketing extravaganza.
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Microsoft critical of reported repeal of 'Dreamers' program – CNET

An end to an Obama era program that shields immigrants brought illegally to the US when they were kids would be “a step backwards” for the US, Microsoft says.
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$800 Millennium Falcon soars as Lego's biggest set ever – CNET

She’s fast enough for you, old man (or woman). There are more than 7,500 Lego pieces in this ultimate Star Wars fan’s dream gift.
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Lego Millennium Falcon: Feast your eyes on 17 gorgeous photos – CNET

The biggest Lego set ever made — and for $800, it can be yours.
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Nest is announcing something big on September 20 – CNET

The invite mentions a “comfy couch” and “popcorn.” Are they referring to the announcement or the product?
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VW recalls 281,000 cars for battery-killing fuel pumps – Roadshow

The fuel pumps in question can cause trouble in more than one way.
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Facebook users raised $10M for Harvey victims – CNET

Mark Zuckerberg also said the social network would begin fundraising for the floods in South Asia.
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Chan Zuckerberg Initiative sponsors teen video challenge – CNET

The winner could get a $250,000 scholarship and a new science lab at their school.
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Apple sends invites to its Sept. 12 event at Apple Park – CNET

The iPhone 8 — and several other products — are expected to be unveiled at the event, the first ever in the theater named for cofounder Steve Jobs.
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Instagram brings Stories to the mobile web – CNET

The Snapchat clone comes to web browsers on phones. You can now watch Stories at Instagram.com, and soon you’ll be able to post them from there too.
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SanDisk just announced the largest microSD card ever – CNET

So. Much. Storage. The company claims it’s “breakthrough capacity.”
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The iPhone event is official (The 3:59, Ep. 277) – CNET

We discuss Apple, IFA and wearables.
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All the new Alexa announcements from IFA 2017 – CNET

A tech trade show means new devices that work with Amazon’s voice assistant. Here’s a list from IFA 2017 in Berlin.
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Apple makes a stand for net neutrality – CNET

The company’s comment to the FCC advocates consumer choice and no fast lanes.
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Philips Hue expands on HomeKit, teases new "Hue Entertainment" – CNET

Philips Hue’s motion sensor, dimmer switch, and self-powering Hue Tap light controller will soon work with Apple HomeKit. Lighting integrations with TV, music, and gaming are on the way, too.
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Smartwatches surge in sales with Apple leading the way – CNET

According to the latest wearables report from IDC, advanced wearables like watches are finally coming into their own as mass market devices.
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Now you can hail a Lyft from 40 different states – CNET

The ride sharing service expanded today to include 94 percent of the US.
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Toshiba joins the Alexa-enabled TV brigade – CNET

Alexa continues to influence the gadget world. Now she can control your Toshiba TV.
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Check out the future of appliances and smart tech at IFA 2017 – CNET

From a super-fast washer, to an electromagnetic oven, to a sprinkler that works with Siri, here’s everything we’ve seen at the big tech show of Berlin.
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The X-Spect scanner reads the makeup of fabric and fruit – CNET

Bosch’s handheld scanner concept can determine nutritional content of food and what kind of stain is on your shirt.
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Philips Hue starter kits will soon come with more bulbs – CNET

The popular smart lighting starter kits have each added additional bulbs to help you fill your home with connected light.
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Olympus OM-D E-M10 Mark III shows subtle improvements – CNET

It’s a bit more streamlined over its predecessor and more targeted at step-up photographers.
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LG V30's Point Zoom feels like 'Curb Your Enthusiasm' mode – CNET

Commentary: LG’s new phone does super-slow smooth zoom. I wish the “Frolic” theme was included.
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TomTom app tells you how old you are in 'Fitness Years' – CNET

TomTom wants to make it easier to track your exercise progress by showing if you’re fitter than others your age.
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Superheroes' sweet rides evolve from comics to films – CNET

See how the cars, motorcycles, gliders, vans and other vehicles driven by superheroes like Batman and Captain America have changed over the decades.
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Uber investor calls power struggle grand and moral – CNET

Commentary: Employing phrases such “swimming in a crucible” and “shackles of servitude,” the man trying to bring peace to Uber offers a lyrical and pleading statement. Or something.
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IFA 2017: The biggest announcements from Berlin's tech show – CNET

Every year, IFA brings us big gadget news. Here’s what’s caught our eye so far.
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Apple moving Houston-area employees to safety, Tim Cook says – CNET

Along with fundraising efforts, Apple is helping its own employees affected by the deadly storm and flooding.
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Essential admits it accidentally leaked customer info – CNET

CEO Andy Rubin issues a narrow apology.
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'Stranger Things' promo turns season 1 into an arcade game – CNET

Ready, player one? Fill your inventory with Eggos, earn a sass bonus — and GO HOME Barb, GO HOME! Welp, game over.
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Uber's Kalanick scores legal win in Benchmark lawsuit – CNET

Uber’s former CEO wins his bid for private arbitration in a legal fight with the venture capital firm.
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IFA 2017: Everything from day 1 of Europe's biggest tech show – CNET

Samsung, Acer, Asus, Bosch, Panasonic and more. Here’s everything we learned in Berlin.
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Amazon wants to make Alexa 'a fabric in the home' (Q&A) – CNET

A chat with Daniel Rausch, Amazon’s vice president of smart home, on making Alexa a better digital assistant.
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Merriam-Webster tackles Twitter spat among NFL teams – CNET

Three NFL teams butted helmets on Twitter over alleged slogan plagiarism, then an unlikely opponent intercepted the jokes for their own touchdown.
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Nearly a half million pacemakers could get hacked – CNET

The FDA recalls 465,000 pacemakers (y’know, the things that keep your heart beating) because they need a software update to protect from hacking.
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This Polaroid-like camera prints out GIFs instantly – CNET

We all know about Polaroid cameras that instantly produce photos, but an intrepid inventor decided he wanted to do the same thing for GIFs.
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Maps show Hurricane Harvey flooding is worse than you thought – CNET

We knew the destruction from Hurricane Harvey was bad, but this interactive map of Houston’s floods show exactly how severe it is.
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Samsung IFA 2017 launch: What you need to know – CNET

The Korean company packed its event in Berlin with plenty of news, from home appliances to wearables.
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The end of the car key is right around the corner – Roadshow

Its demise will delight some, infuriate others – like most things car tech.
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Kia procee'ds with sleek wagon concept for Frankfurt Motor Show – Roadshow

Concept car designed just minutes away from where it will be revealed.
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Google Home expands its smart home reach with Z-Wave – CNET

Z-Wave shows off upgraded firmware at IFA in Berlin allowing you to control devices with your voice through Google.
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Samsung's Bixby is a no-show on its new wearables – CNET

The giant’s new smartwatches don’t support its digital assistant though its earbuds do via a Samsung phone.
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Verizon Wireless starts Android Oreo push to Pixels – CNET

Google’s phones will be the first to get the latest Android operating system on the carrier
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Smart's Vision EQ Fortwo predicts an autonomous, electric future – Roadshow

A customized experience in autonomous ride sharing may be on the way.
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The Google Assistant finds a home in three new speakers – CNET

Google’s making a splash at IFA in Berlin with a trio of new devices that are ready for your command.
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Get a 7-month Microsoft Groove Music subscription for $9.99 – CNET

That’s for new subscribers only — which is probably everybody. Plus: 10-cent movie rentals!
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Businesses most at risk from new breed of ransomware

The ransomware landscape has shifted dramatically in 2017 and organizations bore the brunt of the damage caused by new, self-propagating threats such as WannaCry and Petya.

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Did Alexa and Cortana just become best friends? – CNET

Amazon and Microsoft’s voice assistants will now work together.
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Bosch security cameras learn to talk to Alexa at IFA 2017 – CNET

Bosch’s security cameras will soon be able to respond to Amazon Alexa voice commands.
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