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Plastic Water Bottles Might Have Poisoned Ancient Californians
Native Americans living in California made their own plastic water bottles. However, they didn't know how toxic that might be.
How To Turn Off Snapchat’s Stalkerish Snap Map Feature
It's called Ghost Mode.
Why Aren't More Employees Suing Uber?
Arbitration agreements prevent lawsuits---but exacerbate the cultural problems endemic to startups.
Samsung’s Classy New TV Moonlights as a Work of Art
One click on the remote toggles between a television and a display for digital art.
ORide Is a Prototype for an Encrypted Uber That Can't Track You
Researchers built a proof-of-concept system to show that Uber and Lyft don't actually need to know where you are.
'The Bad Batch': Every Good Director Needs a Messy Second Movie
Sophomore slumps are common, sure, but sometimes things are misunderstood for a reason—and Ana Lily Amirpour's new outing is no exception.
Watch the Coolest, Scariest Display Flights of the 2017 Paris Air Show
Featuring the F-35 fighter jet, Airbus A380, Boeing 737MAX, and the Patrouille de France.
Netflix's New Gawker vs. Hulk Hogan Doc Has Us All Conflicted
'Nobody Speak' is about more than a lawsuit—it's about money, power, and the freedom of the press.
ORWL's Ultra-Secure PC Self Destructs if Someone Messes With It
A Linux-running desktop PC called ORWL is meant to foil the most dedicated hackers.
Google Unveils an AI Investment Fund. It's Betting on an App Store for Algorithms.
The search giant launches a venture fund to finance startups creating machine intelligence technology.
No One Has the Data to Prevent the Next Flint
The lead crisis in America is a data crisis.
As Uber Flails, Its Self-Driving Car Research Rolls On
It's been a rough 2017 for Uber, but the fire hasn't quite spread to the autonomous vehicles department.
Watch SpaceX Fire Off Its Second Flight-Proven Falcon 9
SpaceX plans to launch another recovered booster from the history-worn Pad 39A at Kennedy Space Center.
The Senate Health Bill Is a Disaster for the Opioid Crisis
Capping Medicaid is very bad news for the 2.5 million Americans struggling with an opioid addiction.
Senators Push Trump for Answers on Power Grid Malware Attack
Nineteen legislators say the discovery of automated grid-disruption malware in Ukraine means the White House isn't doing enough to protect critical infrastructure.
With VR180, YouTube Steps Gingerly Toward Virtual Reality
VR180 isn't VR, but it’s way more accessible.
Why Net Neutrality Matters
How Trump's decision on net neutrality impacts everyone
Exoskeletons Don't Come One-Size-Fits-All ... Yet
Researchers are turning to algorithms to make exoskeletons more efficient.
Gritty Photos of the News Crews That Never Stop Rolling
Satoshi Fujiwara documents the people documenting tragedy.
The Woman Who Gave You the Video Game 'Journey' Returns With a VR Fairy Tale
Created by Robin Hunicke and her experimental game design company, Funomena, the VR game Luna is a parable about mistakes and redemption.
CNET Android Update
News, analysis and tips on the Google Android operating system, and devices and apps that use it.
Samsung Galaxy S8 begins era of better Bluetooth - CNET
Bluetooth 5 short-range networks send data twice as fast or four times as far. Samsung's new flagship phone is the first to support it.
Google's Family Link unlocks Android for kids - CNET
Its newest app for Android gives parents a peek at their children's online activities while giving millions of kids 12 and under access to Google services.
Take the Android Taste Test to easily customize your phone - CNET
Tired of searching the Play Store for icon packs and launchers to personalize the look of your phone? Google's got your back.
15 tips for organizing your Gmail - CNET
Your inbox is a mess. Here's how you can fix that.
15 common Android problems and how to fix them - CNET
A guide for troubleshooting some of the most common and frustrating error messages seen on your Android device.
Google app becomes a destination, not just a search tool - CNET
An update shows the net giant wants you to rely on its mobile app to gather and present all kinds of information Google expects will be useful.
Getting started with Android Auto - CNET
Google's safety-minded car-mode software is no longer restricted to cars with compatible infotainment systems. Here's how to use it in any vehicle on nearly any Android phone.
Adobe Lightroom for Android makes it easier to dump your PC - CNET
A new feature, the ability to edit raw photos, makes tablets and phones a more powerful option for Adobe's software for editing and cataloging photos.
Google uses AI to help you find that obscure Android app - CNET
A neural network -- and a human touch -- help Google figure out which apps belong in which categories.
How Google's Pixel phone builds a better photo - CNET
The new Android phone blends multiple shots into one to generate photos that look more like what your own eyes see.
Google to Apple: It's your move now on VR, smart speaker - CNET
Google's Daydream View headset and Home speaker are two products that Apple doesn't have an answer for.
Pixel, the first real Google phone, in pictures - CNET
Google added a new camera module, a smarter fingerprint reader and Android 7.1 to its new Pixel and Pixel XL phones.
Samsung wants you to appear in Note 7 advert after recall debacle - CNET
A casting call has gone out for owners of the troubled device to share their experiences in an advert.
How Google hopes its Pixel camera will win over iPhone fans - CNET
With faster shooting, better image stabilization and artificial intelligence, Google aims its Pixel phones straight at the photographer crowd.
Facebook's Messenger Lite lights up old Android phones - CNET
The social network's quest to connect the developing world continues with a pared-back version of its messaging app.
Samsung plays up Galaxy Note 7's iris scanner - CNET
The company's mobile chief touts iris recognition as the "safest security technology."
Galaxy Note 7 tops every other phone display ever, testing firm says - CNET
Samsung's soon-to-be-released phone-tablet hybrid scores "very good" to "excellent" in virtually all measures of its display, according to DisplayMate.
Samsung may release future Galaxy S phones with curved display only - CNET
The company might dump the flat-screen variant of its flagship lineup, hints a Samsung exec.
Verizon rumored to carry new 'Nexus' phones - CNET
Tweet from known leaker Evan Blass places quotation marks around Nexus. What could that mean?
First phone filled with Nougat likely to come from LG - CNET
The South Korean company will take the wraps off its new V20 phone on September 6. For now, it is the first in line with the new Android 7.0 Nougat operating system, beating even Google's Nexus brand.
Samsung Pass to let you access your financial apps via your irises - CNET
The iris scanner on Samsung's new Galaxy Note 7 will retrieve your banking information in the blink of an eye.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 anoints USB-C as the king of ports - CNET
The biggest phone maker is no longer standing on the sidelines in a technology transition that should make all your devices easier to use.
Google could renovate the home screen on its 2016 Nexus devices - CNET
Changes might be in store for the app launcher and the search field, according to Android Police.
Galaxy S7 Edge hottest Android phone for first half of 2016 - CNET
The S7 Edge was the top seller thanks in part to its curved sidebar of apps, which consumers find simple to use, says research firm Strategy Analytics.
Android 7.0 Nougat could arrive August 5 - CNET
If so, which devices will be first to receive the newest flavor of Google's mobile operating system?
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