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Before Twitter and Trump, candidates' families have been fair game - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Social media might be broadening the audience of nasty attacks, but a look at history suggests they're not the cause.









Google Maps error allegedly leads to demolition of wrong house - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Technically Incorrect: Take two streets with similar sounding names. Add a Google Maps error. Result: a Texas house disappears.









​Police turn to digital bloodhounds in modern-day manhunts - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Law enforcement agencies throughout Europe have an arsenal of tech tools to find a suspect in Tuesday's bombings in Brussels.









How Twitter corrupted Microsoft's sweet AI teen 'Tay' (CNET Update show notes) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
The chatbot didn't last a day before she was shut down for repeating horrible things she "learned" from Twitter. Meanwhile, Sony plans to make PlayStation games for smartphones and Apple Pay may be expanding to websites soon.









VFX artist Jonathan Sims gives computers VR hallucinations you can see (Tomorrow Daily 337 show notes) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
We're not exactly sure what we were looking at when we experienced Dreamtime from Jonathan Sims, but one thing's for sure: it's not boring.









Yahoo's board is under attack, the latest headache for Marissa Mayer - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
The company is under fire from a successful activist investor group attempting to get the Internet pioneer's board to clean house.









Could the sun emit a killer 'superflare'? Maybe -- a big maybe - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
New research suggests our star might be capable of huge solar flares that could bring modern society to a standstill. The emphasis is on "might."









Watch dad's DIY virtual-reality bike-racing ride thrill his kid - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
No Oculus Rift, no problem. A clever dad creates an immersive bike-racing environment for his daughter with the use of a few props and a lot of strength.









'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' deleted scenes get their own teaser trailer - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
As if you weren't already excited enough for "The Force Awakens" Blu-ray extras, we now have a first look at some deleted-scenes footage.









Heroic showdown: 1978 Superman vs. 1989 Batman - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Christopher Reeve's Superman and Michael Keaton's Batman seek glory in this Honest Trailers competition. You decide which superhero movie is the best -- or possibly the campiest.









London man reportedly arrested over racist Brussels terrorism tweet - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
The tweet went viral and spawned numerous parodies. Police say the tweeter was arrested "on suspicion of inciting racial hatred on social media."









PlayStation exec 'extremely comfortable' with PlayStation VR price - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Early preorders have exceeded Sony's expectations, executive says.









Thanks, Twitter. You turned Microsoft's AI teen into a horny racist - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Technically Incorrect: Microsoft's Tay seemed so innocent. Until she started talking to and learning from real-life humans.









Volvo prices S90, rolls out new online purchasing service - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Volvo Concierge program provides personalized S90 buying experience online.









Gears of War 4 story sets up new trilogy, devs discuss new direction for franchise - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Rod Fergusson: "I have no aspirations to be like this is the greatest story ever told."









Star Wars Battlefront: These are the issues DICE is tracking - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
The launch of the Star Wars shooter's Outer Rim did not go completely to plan.









Yahoo gets wakeup call, entire board targeted

Reuters Technology - March 24, 2016
Yahoo gets a wakeup call as activist shareholder Starboard Value aims to toss out the entire board as it’s frustrated with its foot-dragging on selling off the core Internet assets.

Dark Souls 3 is 900p on Xbox One, looks 'impressive,' report says - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Technical analysis of the new RPG also reveals frame rate can drop to 20fps in some sections.









Street Fighter 5 March update release date confirmed, DLC characters free until real money shop added - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
Zenny shop "is not ready to launch just yet, there is currently no ETA."









Apple's iPhone SE polarises fans and porn comes to life (CNET UK podcast 474 show notes) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - March 24, 2016
On the UK's best tech podcast this week is the arrival of Apple's new old phone and whether VR porn could lead to some embarrassing moments.









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