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Amazon surprises investors with a gift of profit

cnet.com — The e-commerce company posts a $214 million profit for the holiday season. Looks like Amazon got its happy holidays after all. Amazon on Thursday posted posted of $214 million and earnings of 45 cents a share, and revenue of $29.33 billion, exceeding some analysts' estimates of 17 cents a share on $29.68 billion in revenue.
Jan 29, 2015

Well, look at that: Amazon surprises investors with a gift of profit, @donnaytam reports cnet.co/1HmkFq1 via @CNET $AMZN

Jan 29, 2015

Amazon surprises investors with a gift of profit cnet.co/1HmkFq1 via @CNET

Google's search for sales, profit falls short

cnet.com — The search giant continues to pull in billions from its search and advertising business, even as the company looks for other ways to make money. For the past few quarters, Google's finances have been the story of same-old, same-old: Desktop search -- it's biggest business -- is getting stale, but it still makes billions.
Jan 29, 2015

Here's the full quote for the "pause" and "reset" regarding Glass cnet.co/1uGpYpq via @CNET

Jan 29, 2015

RT @RogerWCheng: Google disappoints, Amazon tops estimates. I would have lost that bet: Google's search for sales, profit falls short cnet.co/1uGpYpq

Jan 29, 2015

RT @RogerWCheng: Google disappoints, Amazon tops estimates. I would have lost that bet: Google's search for sales, profit falls short cnet.co/1uGpYpq

Jan 29, 2015

Google disappoints, Amazon tops estimates. I would have lost that bet: Google's search for sales, profit falls short cnet.co/1uGpYpq

FCC rakes in $45 billion from wireless spectrum auction

cnet.com — The Federal Communication Commission concluded Thursday a record-breaking wireless auction, highlighting the demand for high-speed wireless service and signaling strong promise for the upcoming auction of TV broadcast spectrum. The Federal Communications Commission raised a record-breaking $44.9 billion in a wireless spectrum auction that officially ended Thursday.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @techledes: @FCC rakes in record-breaking $45 billion from wireless spectrum auction amid demand for high-speed service cnet.co/1HmjQgU #wireless

Jan 29, 2015

@FCC rakes in record-breaking $45 billion from wireless spectrum auction amid demand for high-speed service cnet.co/1HmjQgU #wireless

Jan 29, 2015

FCC rakes in $45 billion from wireless spectrum auction cnet.co/1HmjQgU via @CNET

Sorry, your broadband Internet technically isn't broadband anymore

cnet.com — The FCC has raised the benchmark for broadband speed to 25 megabits per second, above the speed that many Americans receive with their home connection. The Federal Communications Commission on Thursday rewrote the definition of high-speed Internet, and chances are, your connection isn't up to snuff.
Jan 29, 2015

Sorry, your broadband Internet technically isn't broadband anymore cnet.com/news/sorry-you…

Jan 29, 2015

RT @CNET: Sorry, your broadband Internet technically isn't broadband anymore cnet.co/1DlGNe8

Facebook adds location-based tips to your News Feed

cnet.com — The social network dives deeper into the world of Yelp and Foursquare by surfacing information about wherever your phone is at the moment. With Facebook's latest recommendations feature, you may have to see your friends' vacation photos, whether you like it or not.
Jan 29, 2015

Facebook adds location-based tips to your News Feed $FB $YELP $OPEN $TWTR buff.ly/160lt3n

Jan 29, 2015

Facebook's Local Tips is one of the first practical features I've seen in a while cnet.co/1Hliq6s

Spotify said to be raising half a billion dollars from private investors

cnet.com — The music-streaming company could double the amount of funding it has, which might lead to a delayed IPO. Word has it that Spotify is about to get a lot richer. The music-streaming service is rumored to be raising between $500 million and $600 million from investors, according to The Wall Street Journal.
Jan 29, 2015

Spotify said to be raising half a billion dollars from private investors cnet.co/1uH0TKS

Fitbit Charge HR review

cnet.com — I think back to when fitness wearables first emerged -- devices like the Fitbit -- and wonder, what made them so great? Why did people get so excited? Was it really the fitness, or was it the idea of turning fitness-based into something fun?
Jan 29, 2015

Fitbit Charge HR: has Fitbit conquered heart rate? Not entirely. My review. cnet.com/products/fitbi…

Quickly turn off the iPhone flashlight

Jan 29, 2015

RT @CNETTV: .@Donald Bell has a secret trick for your iPhone flashlight cnet.co/1tACoE9

Science finds a new way to unboil an egg

cnet.com — There is, as it turns out, more than one way to unboil an egg -- and the new way carries great potential for the development of pharmaceuticals. As chemist and molecular gastronomy giant Hervé This discovered some years ago, it is, indeed, possible to unboil an egg.

Latest Jolla Tablet Android rival is back on Indiegogo, this time with 64GB storage

cnet.com — The Finnish mobile device startup is back with a Sailfish OS tablet that doubles the storage space of its first crowd-funded slate for just a little bit more cash. Fans of Jolla's smartphone or independent Sailfish OS have a new device to get excited about.
Jan 29, 2015

The latest Jolla Tablet Android rival is back on Indiegogo, this time with 64GB storage and a few other goodies cnet.co/1uGC3ed @CNET

Super Bowl a no-drone zone, while ads swarm on social

Jan 29, 2015

Super Bowl a no-drone zone, but ads will be swarming on Facebook and Twitter this Sunday: cnet.co/1HmjBme pic.twitter.com/IaQxFoC6rK

Intel says it's time for work without wires

cnet.com — The leading maker of PC chips says its new Core vPro processor is now available and offers speedier performance, longer battery life and the need for fewer cords. Intel is getting one step closer to its goal of eliminating cables from personal computers, saying Thursday that its newest chip for work computers -- which packs in several wire-free features -- is now available.
Jan 29, 2015

Intel says it's time for work without wires, with new chip offering longer battery life, need for fewer cords cnet.co/1Hj8nPt #Intel

Jan 29, 2015

Intel: It's time for the no-wires workplace: cnet.co/1ChjXHw my story on @cnet

Farmer uses drone to capture bird's-eye view of 'cow art'

cnet.com — What can you do with a feed truck, a drone and a herd of cattle? A farmer who is famous for serenading his cows will tell you. Derek Klingenberg may be the most famous farmer in America. The Kansas cattle rancher has racked up millions of YouTube views with videos ranging from a "What Does the Fox Say?"
Jan 29, 2015

RT @CNET: What can you do with a feed truck, a drone and a herd of cattle? This farmer makes cow art cnet.co/1EsxSeO pic.twitter.com/P0mXlkiTTv

SpaceX presents a rockin' vision of recyclable space travel

cnet.com — SpaceX wants to make space exploration cheaper by reusing its rockets. See how it plans to do it, set to a thumpin' soundtrack.
Jan 29, 2015

SpaceX presents a rockin' vision of recyclable space travel - CNET buff.ly/1JPaAjn

Bill Gates is worried about artificial intelligence too

cnet.com — Microsoft's co-founder and former CEO is the latest luminary from the world of technology and science to warn against the threat of smart machines. Bill Gates has a warning for humanity: Beware of artificial intelligence in the coming decades, before it's too late.
Jan 29, 2015

Bill Gates worries about artificial intelligence... hmm tinyurl.com/mcfxkpo

Jan 29, 2015

Bill Gates is worried about artificial intelligence too - CNET fb.me/7l6E7IBe9

Jan 28, 2015

Bill Gates is worried about artificial intelligence, too. How do we know? He told us in a Reddit 'AMA' cnet.co/1uCgrQ7 @CNET

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$350 Lego Avengers Helicarrier is a 3,000-piece beast

cnet.com — The impressive flying craft from Marvel's Avengers universe makes an equally impressive debut in Lego form as a massive model with moving engines. Otherworldy creatures are threatening. Rogue supervillains roam the planet. Earth needs you to join S.H.I.E.L.D., and what S.H.I.E.L.D.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @CNET: This $350 Lego Avengers Helicarrier is a 3,000-piece beast. Watch out, Loki cnet.co/1BAny0v pic.twitter.com/MKMa6tI3LE

No 'electronic hamburgers' for LinkedIn developer initiative

cnet.com — In a New York Times interview, LinkedIn CEO explains that while the company is opening a developer platform, it wants to keep out the zombies, vampires and food fights. Business social network LinkedIn is following in Facebook's footsteps and opening up an application programming interface (API) to allow third-party developers to contribute to the site.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @torrez: ❤️ that my friend renews this domain every year electronichamburgers.com because of a quote from an ex-CEO of LinkedIn cnet.com/news/no-electr…

VexBox throttles teens' Internet speeds. Evil, brilliant or both?

cnet.com — A Kickstarter project designed to encourage teens to do their chores works by slowing their Internet connection down to a painful crawl. This is how I imagine the conversation would go between a parent who has just installed a VexBox and that parent's teen: "Have you cleaned your room yet?"
Jan 28, 2015

RT @crave: The VexBox shackles misbehaving teens with a cruel and unusual punishment: dial-up speeds cnet.co/1JJ0wsf pic.twitter.com/0u5iTkXzCK

Jan 28, 2015

VexBox throttles teens' Internet speeds. Evil, brilliant or both? flip.it/958tH

Jan 28, 2015

RT @crave: The VexBox shackles misbehaving teens with a cruel and unusual punishment: dial-up speeds cnet.co/1JJ0wsf pic.twitter.com/0u5iTkXzCK

Jan 28, 2015

RT @crave: The VexBox shackles misbehaving teens with a cruel and unusual punishment: dial-up speeds cnet.co/1JJ0wsf pic.twitter.com/0u5iTkXzCK

Jan 28, 2015

RT @crave: The VexBox shackles misbehaving teens with a cruel and unusual punishment: dial-up speeds cnet.co/1JJ0wsf pic.twitter.com/0u5iTkXzCK

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Tennis star Djokovic takes on Abrams tank in epic match

cnet.com — A clever video uses special effects to pit a top tennis player against a surprisingly agile, racket-wielding tank. The M1 Abrams tank is an icon of American military might. It's a lumbering monster of a war machine, fitted with massive treads and a very large gun.
Jan 29, 2015

RT @CNET: Tennis star Djokovic takes on a racket-wielding Abrams tank in an epic match cnet.co/1tzaTe0 pic.twitter.com/tz1g8D9bZx