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New York City
Executive Editor — CNET
As seen in:  CNET, Yahoo, Wall Street Journal
Covers:  business technology, mobile payments, mobile operating systems, apple iphone, wireless carriers, mobile, apps, smartphones, wireless chips, tablets
Doesn't Cover: enterprise, pcs, pc chips, storage

Executive editor for CNET News; hardcore USC Trojan and Lakers fan; perpetually sleepy; curator of annoying PR.

Roger Cheng's Biography

I'm the executive editor at CNET in charge of East Coast coverage and breaking news. I also cover mobile, which remains an area of intense interest to me. Before CNET, I spent nearly ten years covering tech at the Dow Jones Newswires and Wall Street Journal. When I'm not staring at a computer screen or hounding sources, I'm rooting for my beloved USC Trojans and LA Lakers ...

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Virtual reality may rule video games. Here's who will rule VR — Some of the greatest rivalries have come out of the video game industry: Midway's Space Invaders against Atari's Asteroids. Nintendo's Mario versus Sega's Sonic the Hedgehog. Microsoft's Halo against Sony's God of War. Now the next great battle for leadership of the video game industry is starting.

Spotify: We have the perfect beat for your run — If Spotify has a say, the rhythm is gonna get you -- when you're on a run. In addition to introducing short video clips to the Spotify streaming service, the Sweden-based company on Wednesday also unveiled a feature designed to find the perfect soundtrack for your run.

Apple Outs 15-inch MacBook Pro With Force Touch, $1,999 iMac With Retina 5K — Apple has quietly refreshed its Mac lineup with a new 15-inch MacBook Pro and a cheaper version of its high-end iMac with Retina 5K display. The company on Tuesday released a revamped version of its 15-inch MacBook Pro that features the new Force Touch trackpad, replacing the traditional clickable trackpad with a static one that uses haptic feedback to simulate a click.

Apple debuts Lightning Dock for iPhone 6, 6 Plus — Apple finally gets around to bringing out its own Lightning Dock for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The company, on the heels of unveiling a new 15-inch MacBook Pro and cheaper iMac with Retina 5K display, also quietly put up a new dock connector on the Apple store.

Apple outs 15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch, $1,999 iMac with Retina 5K — Apple quietly refreshed its Mac lineup with a new 15-inch MacBook Pro and a cheaper version of its high-end iMac with Retina 5K display. The company on Tuesday said it would begin selling a revamped version of its 15-inch MacBook Pro, complete with the new Force Touch trackpad, which replaces the traditional clickable trackpad with a static one that uses haptic feedback to simulate a click.

Women in tech: The numbers don't add up — There's something about the number 30. It's the age Silicon Valley considers workers over the hill. It's how old Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is now. And it's the average percentage of women working in the tech industry, based on diversity reports published by 11 of the world's largest tech companies last year.

Solving for XX - CNET — Say "women in tech" and the phrase automatically conveys the sense of too few women, making less money and wielding less overall say and sway in shaping the industry. While that's true, gender disparity isn't a numbers story. Instead, it's about what women and men, companies and universities are doing in 2015 to solve outdated group think.

For LG, selling 8M G4 phones this year would be a big deal — LG has some modestly optimistic expectations for its newest flagship smartphone. The company expects to sell 8 million G4 smartphones this year and 12 million over its life cycle, according to Juno Cho, president and CEO of LG's mobile communications business. That represents a 20 percent improvement over the G3, which sold roughly 10 million units.

T-Mobile cements its standing by adding 1.8M customers — There shouldn't be any dispute about it this time around: T-Mobile is almost certainly the nation's third-largest wireless carrier. That's after the Bellevue, Wash.-based company on Tuesday posted first-quarter results that included adding 1.8 million customers in the period. The increase brought its total to 56.8 million, somewhat short of Wall Street estimates.

Inside the factory that builds the LG G4 smartphone (pictures)

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May 22, 2015

Exclusive by @stshank: Mozilla overhauls Firefox OS plans to focus on features, not low cost…

May 22, 2015

Read this if you're into virtual reality. Or enjoy gratuitous photos and videos of @jetscott…

May 22, 2015

I don't know how, but I have Miley Cyrus's "We Can't Stop" stuck in my head. I feel like driving a stake in there.

May 22, 2015

An inside look at the brewing rivalry b/w Facebook/Oculus & Valve/HTC over virtual reality supremacy.… tip @techmeme

May 22, 2015

@markgurman Surprising it's the Kobe-led Lakers that take the higher spot, and not a Kobe-Shaq squad. But still sweet to see.

May 22, 2015

RT @KentGerman: Google I/O 2015: 5 things to expect Google's big event is next week. Here are our predictions from @sarahmitroff

May 22, 2015

@jetscott @fmanjoo Just wait until you hit your cap. If only cellular data was (truly) unlimited.

May 22, 2015

The VR wars are on! @iansherr and I take a look at the rivalry between FB/Oculus & Valve/HTC.…

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