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Eric Schmidt sees advances in genetics but no Alphabet breakup - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Alphabet executive chairman predicts tech will improve gene sequencing and make health care more efficient.

Man killed by walrus he took a selfie with, report says - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Walrus reportedly drags selfie-taker into a pool. He drowns, and so does the zookeeper who tried to save him, Chinese media says.

Astronaut celebrates Towel Day on the space station exactly like he should - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Astronaut Tim Peake unveils a unique towel in space in honor of author Douglas Adams.

Internet companies seek answers on wireless streaming freebies - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Tech companies that supported the FCC's Net neutrality rules are asking the agency to make public its review of wireless service plans that exempt certain content from data caps.

10,000 bees swarm car after queen reportedly trapped in trunk - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Swarm was finally shooed into a cardboard box, but we're giving up now. The bees can have this planet.

Uber will use Foursquare data so you can type in location names - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
You'll no longer have to know the addresses of restaurants and other destinations, thanks to a new partnership between the companies.

Senate bill would let FBI read your emails without a court order - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
The 2017 Intelligence Authorization Act would deal a blow to privacy by making government surveillance easier.

Adios, Nexus 9 tablet. HTC has moved on - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
HTC confirms it isn't making any more of the slates, and only a limited supply is available on the company's site.

Pokemon Go US beta begins, battle mechanics detailed - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Catch Pokemon in the real world with Pokemon Go; here's a breakdown of how it works and more.

Hitman's elusive targets are about to become more difficult - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Couldn't assassinate The Forger, the first of Hitman's Elusive Targets, when it was released recently? Don't expect things to get any easier.

Apple CEO Tim Cook swears he saw an iPhone in a 350-year-old painting - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Technically Incorrect: Speaking in Amsterdam, Cook jokes that he's not sure Steve Jobs actually invented Apple's iconic device.

Hodor door stops, if you can quit bawling long enough to use them - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Product inspired by the latest big "Game of Thrones" plotline is practical, but probably can't hold back the White Walkers.

Titanfall 2 rumoured to include grappling hook, bigger maps - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
New gameplay details seemingly leaked on Titanfall subreddit.

Europe wants shopaholics to head for the digital border - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Different prices in different countries will be a thing of the past if the European Commission has its way.

Behold this amazing Lego pop-up Japanese castle - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Fan pays tribute to the iconic Himeji Castle by transforming a flat pack of Legos into a 3D homage, all without using any glue.

Beechwood speaker simulates the resonance of vinyl records - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
The Louis speaker by New Black is inspired by analog sound and works completely free of electronics.

Gawker doesn't get a do-over in Hulk Hogan trial - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
A Florida judge rules there won't be a retrial or a reduction in the $140 million verdict awarded to the wrestler in a sex-tape case. But Gawker likely will appeal the decision.

Gears of War designer says he could make 1-2 more games - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Whether or not he makes more games could depend on if he becomes a father.

See gorgeous lightning strikes blaze in super slo-mo - CNET

CNET Media 2.0 - May 25, 2016
Witness the power of lightning slowed way, way down in a video that shows every slash of electricity as it cuts through the sky.

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