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Google and Microsoft kick pirate websites off the front page - CNET

Screenshot by Luke Lancaster/CNET Both Google and Microsoft have entered into an agreement this Monday with the British government that would see their respective search engines make piracy websites harder to find for UK users.The new voluntary code, negotiated by rights holders and search engines, demotes websites like the Pirate Bay that have been repeatedly flagged for copyright infringemen......
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​Amazon lowers minimum for free shipping to $35 - CNET

Now you only have to spend $35 at Amazon to get free two-day shipping. CNET Retail giant Amazon apparently doesn't want Walmart to offer a better deal on shipping.Without promotion, Amazon has lowered the minimum required for free two-day US shipping from $49 to $35, something The Verge noticed this weekend and reported on Sunday. That thresh......
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Teddy Ruxpin is back and storytime just got more cuddly - CNET

After a lengthy hibernation, Teddy Ruxpin is back.The beloved storytelling bear from the '80s has been given a high-tech makeover, with animated LCD screen eyes and touch sensors in his paws. Of course, he no longer has a massive cassette-tape player in his back, making him more cuddly for bedtime snuggles. The stories are all saved digitally, and if kids want to read along with his adventures, they can do so through an app. But not everyth......
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Travelling to India? You'll get a free SIM after touchdown - CNET

Getty Images India is getting more digital by the month. To make international travel easier, tourists will now be given SIM cards upon arriving in India. The cards will be loaded with 50 rupees (70 cents) worth of talk time, as well as 50MB of data, reports the Hindustan Times. "The initiative will help the tourists to immediately communicate with their relatives at home, hotels, tour operato......
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FYI, a 'doomsday asteroid' isn't set to wipe us out this month - CNET

Passing by at a safe distance... ESA This could be the last story I ever write, if one conspiracy theory circulating online is to be believed. Late last year word began to spread that a recently spotted large asteroid, 2016 WF9, will smash into Earth as early as February 16, triggering a tsunami or destroying entire cities.But NASA says the s......
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Why you should(n't) be excited about Amazon's drone delivery patent - CNET

USPTO You might have heard: Amazon just won a patent that could let it drop packages from flying drones.That's exciting, because so far, drone deliveries have been pretty slow! This past December, Amazon's first drone deliveries required the drone to land before it could release a package, and France's postal service can't deliver mail by drone without landing at a specific "delivery terminal"......
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Google's Valentine's Day doodle tries to save the pangolin - CNET

Think of Valentine's Day, and the first thing that comes to mind probably isn't wildlife conservation.But that's one of the themes of Google's Valentine's Day doodle, which premiered on the search giant's homepage early Monday. It's one of the most in-depth Google Doodles the company has ever created and includes an interactive video game. It took about a year to develop and involved a six-person team of animators and engineers.The doodle s......
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Your first look at 'Avengers: Infinity War' - CNET

Your first look at 'Avengers: Infinity War' - CNET
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Audi RS3 Sportback is the worst kind of tease - Roadshow

When Audi debuted the RS3 sport sedan at the Paris Motor Show and promised it would come to the US, people went nuts. Now, another variant has surfaced, but there's a pretty good chance we'll never see it stateside.Audi's RS3 Sportback is basically the same as the RS3 sedan, just with a hatchback slapped on the rear end. It packs the same 400-horsepower, 2.5-liter I5, which delivers the RS3 Sportback to 62 mph in just 4.1 seconds. The car i......
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