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Computers may be given 'human' rights, says professor - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 29, 2016
Technically Incorrect: An Oxford University professor says artificial intelligence may reach the stage where computers have consciousness and therefore should be treated as living beings.

RTL secures German UEFA qualifier games

BroadbandTVNews - May 29, 2016

German commercial broadcaster RTL has acquired an extensive rights package containing the qualifier games of the national German football team for World and European Championships. Read the story »

Watch these exciting dry ice experiments (pictures) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 29, 2016
Who knew so many people love dumping dry ice into their swimming pools? See some of the best viral videos from science enthusiasts who couldn't wait to transform their pools into giant science projects.

'Walking Dead' cast crafts a 'Star Wars Holiday Special' spoof - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 29, 2016
Norman Reedus, Andrew Lincoln and others from the hit show envision a Star Wars-esque special complete with musical acts, weird celebrity appearances and nonhuman sidekicks for Red Nose Day.

After a shaky start DTS:X is finally ready to take on Dolby Atmos - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 29, 2016
Twelve months after DTS' next-generation surround-sound format was announced, compatible discs and hardware are still scarce. We visit the company's headquarters to find out how it plans to compete against Dolby.

Cutting-edge CGI is bringing back acting, says 'Warcraft' star - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 29, 2016
"Warcraft" and "Planet of the Apes" star Toby Kebbell explains how his computer-generated orc was able to interact with other actors on set -- even when he was in his PJs.

The Crow and the Heron: An inside look at the legendary Himeji and Matsumoto castles of Japan - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 29, 2016
Himeji and Matsumoto are two of the most famous Japanese castles. One mostly white, one mostly black, and both are magnificent inside and out. Here's a tour of both, in photos and 360 video.

Airbnb-style rentals, for those who like a good toke - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 29, 2016
From CNET Magazine: Watch out Airbnb. The sharing economy and weed are bonding over a bowl.

Take an inside look at two legendary castles of Japan: Matsumoto and Himeji (pictures) - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 29, 2016
The famous Himeji and Matsumoto castles date back to Japan's feudal era. Here's a tour of both, inside and out.

NASA tests new fabric to house astronauts in space

Reuters Technology - May 28, 2016
NASA experiments with a new fabric that may be a cheaper and safer option for housing crews during long stays in space. Rough cut - subtitled (no reporter narration).

Apple Store's worst feature? Customers, says ex-employee - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 28, 2016
Technically Incorrect: The customers are awful, workers get death threats, and the Apple Watch could use some work, a former Apple retail staffer tells Business Insider.

Splish splash! What if your phone takes a bath? - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 28, 2016
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice about drying out a wet phone. (Hint: It doesn't include rice.)

Has 'Apocalypse' messed up the first 'X-Men' movie? Yes and no - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 28, 2016
As we meet younger versions of Storm, Cyclops and Jean Grey, we investigate whether "Apocalypse" hangs together with the chronology of "X-Men" and "X2". Spoilers!

What did one car say to the other car? If you make that turn I'll hit you! - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 28, 2016
From CNET Magazine: Vehicle-to-vehicle communication could be the biggest safety breakthrough since seat belts, air bags and antilock brakes. Are you ready?

Apple Car hints and Tesla Autopilot misses (AutoComplete Podcast 20) - Roadshow

CNET Media 2.0 - May 27, 2016
In this week's rundown of the biggest stories, Brian and Tim talk about the latest in what seems like a series of never-ending Takata recalls, but find some light at the end of the Dieselgate tunnel.

Jawbone is selling off pieces of its business, reports say - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 27, 2016
Jawbone has put its speaker business up for sale and has stopped production of its UP fitness trackers, two news sites say.

Billionaires take sides in the Gawker-Hogan fight

Reuters Technology - May 27, 2016
Two Silicon Valley billionaires, one an eBay co-founder and the other a PayPal co-founder, are battling it out over Gawker and Hulk Hogan.

Calling someone 'slut,' 'whore' on Twitter is commonplace, study says - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 27, 2016
Twitter users in the UK abusively hurled the terms around 10,000 times during the course of just three weeks.

Rio Olympics should be reconsidered due to Zika danger, scientists say - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 27, 2016
A group of 150 doctors and scientists sign a letter urging the World Health Organization to call for moving or postponing the summer Olympics due to the threat of the virus.

Town forces asses to wear diapers - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 27, 2016
Technically Incorrect: Citing a need to preserve its tarmac roads, the town of Wajir in Kenya does the unthinkable and requires underwear on its donkeys.