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CNN Explains: Frackingupdated: Thu Aug 30 2012 07:07:00

How is hydraulic fracturing different from drilling for oil? And why is it called 'fracking'? CNN explains it to you.

Apple ruling will hurt - but not for longupdated: Wed Aug 29 2012 05:42:00

On August 24, a jury of nine in a California federal court handed down a ruling that sent shockwaves through the global wireless phone industry. Samsung, the world's largest phone maker, was found guilty of infringing on key Apple hardware design and software elements. Samsung got Apple's attention because of its size, but every Android device manufacturer now needs to consider potential exposure areas that could put them in the crosshairs as Apple tries to slow Android growth.

FAA reconsiders limits on consumer electronics in the sky updated: Tue Aug 28 2012 12:19:00

Will the familiar warning for airline passengers to "discontinue the use of all portable electronic devices" become a relic of the past?

Autism and eating disordersupdated: Tue Aug 28 2012 07:07:00

CNN's Randi Kaye introduces us to 7 year old Kaylee West . She suffers from an autism-related eating disorder.

Nikon's latest camera runs Androidupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 21:28:00

The gulf between smartphones and cameras is getting smaller, thanks to a new point-and-shoot camera from Nikon that's powered by the Android operating system.

Apple and Samsung make final cases to jury in patent trialupdated: Wed Aug 22 2012 02:17:00

After three weeks, the closely watched Apple versus Samsung patent trial wound down Tuesday with four hours of closing arguments.

Review: Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 tablet is mightier with penupdated: Thu Aug 16 2012 19:59:00

When Samsung's Galaxy Note smartphone went on sale in the U.S. in February, two things made it, um, noteworthy. At 5.3?, its display was the largest one ever offered on a phone. And the Note came with Samsung's S Pen, a precision stylus which let you jot notes and sketch pictures without jabbing at the screen with your finger.

Samsung unveils iPad killer?updated: Thu Aug 16 2012 19:59:00

CNN's Ramy Inocencio has a look at the new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 notepad and phone.

Twitter founders unveil new blogging toolupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 20:39:00

There's yet another way to post writing and photos and share them with other people online. Medium is a new blogging tool for people who feel constrained by Twitter and overwhelmed by Blogger or Tumblr.

Saudi Arabia objects to .gay and .islam domain namesupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 19:13:00

The Saudi Arabian government is objecting to a number of proposed new Internet address endings, including .gay, .bar, .baby and .islam.

Obama hangs out at Googleupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 08:35:00

Jonathan Martin, Christina Bellantoni, Michael Shear and Howard Kurtz discuss Obama's latest foray into social media.

Obama campaign more active online, Pew saysupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 08:35:00

Barack Obama's campaign is making better use of the Internet and social media to reach voters than presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new study.

Pinterest releases new iPad and Android appsupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 07:46:00

A week after dropping its invite-only requirement and letting the masses sign up for accounts, social-bookmarking service Pinterest has made another expansion, this time to Android devices and the iPad.

RIM prepares next BlackBerry generationupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:52:00

Research In Motion has begun manufacturing "beta" or test units of its next generation BlackBerry 10 devices, signalling that the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry family of smartphones is on track to begin sales of the new handsets early next year.

RIM has a case of the BlackBerry bluesupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:52:00

Kristie Lu Stout examines RIM's potentially grim future with BGR.com Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Geller.

2007: First iPhone announcementupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:35:00

In 2007, Steve Jobs announces the revolutionary iPhone.

Report: Next iPhone goes on sale September 21updated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:35:00

More details about the presumably imminent release of the next iPhone have emerged, if the typically anonymous spate of Internet sources are to be believed.

Romney-Ryan vs. Obama Budget Plansupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:26:00

John Avlon gets to the bottom of the budget plans of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.

Obama, Romney spar over Medicare in battleground statesupdated: Wed Aug 15 2012 05:26:00

President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled over Medicare and energy policy Tuesday as the November election campaign reached out to battleground states crucial to both sides' chances for victory.

New NRC chair vouches for agency's independence, states goalsupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 15:47:00

Is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission too cozy with the industry it regulates?

Lab-grown meat gives food for thoughtupdated: Mon Aug 13 2012 07:21:00

A burger grown in a laboratory. Sounds like science-fiction? Well up until very recently it probably was but now the prospect of lab-grown meat appearing on our supermarket shelves is closer than ever.

Brutal July heat a new U.S. recordupdated: Fri Aug 10 2012 10:38:00

The July heat wave that wilted crops, shriveled rivers and fueled wildfires officially went into the books Wednesday as the hottest single month on record for the continental United States.

Drought continues to plague U.S.updated: Fri Aug 10 2012 10:38:00

CNN's Alexandra Steele discusses the severity of the drought and explains how long conditions are expected to persist.

Curiosity causes Internet to explode with joyupdated: Thu Aug 09 2012 15:44:00

It inspired childlike moments of wonder. It was a feeling that many had not felt since NASA's final space shuttle launch, Atlantis in July 2011.

Is the Mars rover vain?updated: Thu Aug 09 2012 15:44:00

The Mars rover, Curiosity, has been busy tweeting pics of itself from exotic locations. CNN's John Zarrella reports.

FCC asked to consider raising limit on cell phone radiationupdated: Wed Aug 08 2012 16:23:00

The U.S. government is being asked to update its 16-year-old cell phone radiation standard to bring it in line with current research and the way people use smartphones.

Curiosity opening Martian frontier?updated: Sun Aug 05 2012 10:39:00

This weekend, Curiosity lands on Mars. That's the name of a one-ton roving robotic laboratory, part of NASA's four-ton Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft now hurtling toward the planet.

NASA scientist links climate change, extreme weatherupdated: Sun Aug 05 2012 00:39:00

What do the 2010 heat wave in Russia, last year's Texas drought, and the 2003 heat wave in Europe have in common?

Opportunity plugs away as new Mars probe nears landingupdated: Sat Aug 04 2012 08:48:00

In more than eight Earth years, NASA's unexpectedly tough Mars rover Opportunity has been stuck in a sand dune, nursed a bad shoulder and endured five brutal winters on Mars.

Trial gives sneak peek into Apple's inner workingsupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 23:37:00

Apple, one of the most famously secretive companies in the world, is giving the public a rare peek into how it makes and markets its products.

Smartphone users report more phone problems, survey saysupdated: Fri Aug 03 2012 11:01:00

Nearly nine out of 10 U.S. adults have a cell phone -- and they're having a lot of problems with them. New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that almost three-fourths of phone users experience dropped calls at least occasionally.

Cybersecurity bill fails in Senateupdated: Thu Aug 02 2012 16:19:00

The most comprehensive cybersecurity legislation proposed by Congress, which sponsors say would have helped protect the government and industry from potentially devastating cyberattacks, was voted down in the Senate Thursday.

Amazon takes on Netflix, Hulu with instant-video iPad appupdated: Wed Aug 01 2012 16:58:00

A day after Hulu Plus landed on Apple TV, another player in the streaming video market, Amazon, has released a viewing app for the iPad.

Reports: iPhone 5 to be unveiled Sept. 12updated: Wed Aug 01 2012 07:33:00

Gadget fans waiting anxiously for the next iPhone to be released may be reaching the home stretch.

How to follow the London Olympics onlineupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 19:49:00

It would take you almost five solid months -- without sleeping or bathroom breaks -- to watch every sporting event at this year's Summer Olympics. More than 3,500 hours of competition from London will be crammed into just 17 days.

Rain doesn't dampen Games spiritupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 19:49:00

CNN's Atika Shubert gets some advice from locals on how to deal with London's notoriously fickle weather.

Computer hacking for 8-year-oldsupdated: Tue Jul 31 2012 11:20:00

The hacker who goes by the pseudonym CyFi won't share her real name and declines to be photographed without her signature aviator sunglasses.

Pennsylvania court strikes down key part of law limiting local control of frackingupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 14:01:00

A Pennsylvania court has struck down a controversial provision of a state law that stopped municipalities from controlling where natural gas companies could drill.

A future with fewer mobile apps?updated: Fri Jul 27 2012 12:25:00

How many apps do you have on your smartphone? If that's an unwieldy number today, expect it to slim down considerably in the future.

Translation apps for Chinese travelupdated: Fri Jul 27 2012 12:25:00

CNN's Richard Quest puts three translation apps to the test in Beijing and Ayesha Durgahee talks to pianist Lang Lang.

Report: Russia is stockpiling drones to spy on street protestsupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 12:13:00

Small surveillance drones are starting to be part of police departments across America, and the FAA will soon open up the airspace for more to come. This drone invasion has already raised all kinds of privacy concerns. And if you think that's bad, across the ocean, Russia seems hell-bent on outdoing its former Cold War enemy.

Review: Mac's Lion adventure continuesupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 11:55:00

How do you prep a venerable computer operating system to flourish in late 2012 and beyond?

Wi-Fi fees drag hotel satisfaction downupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 09:56:00

Hotel guests across the continent are not happy. At least that's the conclusion from a survey released Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates.

Falling out of love with my iPhoneupdated: Wed Jul 25 2012 07:31:00

I feel guilty. My iPhone has been great to me. Loyal. Hard working. Holds a charge well. Sure, we had some dropped calls, but who hasn't?

Sally Ride, first American woman in space, diesupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 13:34:00

Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said. She was 61.

Romney condemns 'hateful act'updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 12:20:00

At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney comments on the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.

On Twitter, a curious spike for Romneyupdated: Tue Jul 24 2012 12:20:00

Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.

Why is the 'God particle' a big deal?updated: Tue Jul 24 2012 05:59:00

Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains the larger implications of the God Particle's discovery.

New report criticizes TEPCO over Fukushima nuclear crisisupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 04:52:00

A Japanese government report Monday heaped fresh criticism on the operator of the nuclear power plant where a disastrous accident was set off last year by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country.

The fight for nuclear energy in Japanupdated: Mon Jul 23 2012 04:52:00

Anti-nuclear protests in Japan get bigger. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports the government is bringing reactors back online.

Theater shooting unfolds in real time on social mediaupdated: Fri Jul 20 2012 12:24:00

The posts show how quickly life can change.

Photos surface of a large, early-2000s iPad prototypeupdated: Thu Jul 19 2012 19:38:00

Even before Apple came out with its iPhone five years ago, it was experimenting with iPad-like tablets.

The myth of the 'drunk phone'updated: Thu Jul 19 2012 11:54:00

Some young adults are so fond of their expensive smartphones that they take a cheaper backup phone with them to bars and leave their fancier phones at home where they are safe from spilled vodka tonics, pickpockets and uncoordinated drunk people.

AT&T introduces data-sharing planupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 11:07:00

Welcome to the multiple-mobile-gadget world.

Man catches girl falling from 3rd floorupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 09:47:00

Steve St. Bernard is being called a hero after he caught a 7-year-old girl who had fallen from a third- floor apartment.

Bus driver who caught plunging Brooklyn child brushes off 'hero' talkupdated: Wed Jul 18 2012 09:47:00

A veteran New York City bus driver on Tuesday played down any claims of heroism for snagging a 7-year-old girl who fell three stories from a Brooklyn apartment building a day earlier.

Can a new Office suite keep Microsoft on top?updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 19:52:00

For Microsoft's latest version of its Office suite, the company is betting big that making documents accessible across multiple devices, a cleaned-up design and improved collaboration features will keep the product relevant to today's users.

Three launched for rendezvous with space stationupdated: Sun Jul 15 2012 20:49:00

A Russian spacecraft was launched Sunday in Kazakhstan, carrying crew members from three countries to a four-month deployment aboard the International Space Station.

Apple's green image continues to be dirtiedupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 05:39:00

Apple prides itself on being green.

Hands-on with Apple's New MacBook Proupdated: Fri Jul 13 2012 05:39:00

The new MacBook Pro with Retina display has the sharpest screen on the market, but its price may be too high for many.

The tiny island with a huge Web presenceupdated: Thu Jul 12 2012 11:47:00

If you're among the companies vying for one of the nearly 2,000 new generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, you've got big pockets. The application alone costs about $185,000.

Romney courts Obama's baseupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:47:00

Mitt Romney gets booed after attacking Obamacare at NAACP convention. What is his plan to court Pres. Obama's base?

Wind industry pulled in to candidates' debate on outsourcingupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 21:47:00

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is attempting to flip attacks on his business record by accusing the Obama administration of shipping American jobs overseas, but experts in the industry he's singling out say the truth is more complicated.

Baby eagle 'Phoenix' survives wildfiresupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 16:49:00

Buz Marthaler with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah on golden eagle 'Phoenix's' story of survival.

Extreme weather: Get ready to see more of it, scientists sayupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 16:49:00

A map of significant climate events for the United States in June looks almost apocalyptic: hellish heat, ferocious fires and severe storms leaving people injured, homeless and even dead.

Four ways the Internet could go downupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 16:03:00

The Internet was designed to be robust, fault-tolerant and distributed, but its technology is still in its infancy.

Virus affecting scores of Internet usersupdated: Tue Jul 10 2012 16:03:00

Worried about a computer virus? CNN tech guru Mario Armstrong tells you all you need to know.

Report: Amazon is planning to sell its own smartphoneupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 18:23:00

Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run Amazon's version of the Android operating system.

Higgs and the holy grail of physicsupdated: Fri Jul 06 2012 10:51:00

Our understanding of physical reality ? of everything and nothing ? has changed forever. We don't yet know where we are heading, but nothing will ever be the same. As a scientist, I don't know what more I could ask for.

Review: Nexus 7 is best Android tablet yetupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 15:27:00

Note to all tablet makers not named Asus: This is how you make a 7-inch tablet.

Kindle Fire: Good, but no iPad killerupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 13:08:00

Amazon's Kindle Fire is a solid tablet, and a relative bargain at $199. But, Apple's iPad is still ahead of the field.

American student has surgery after savage attack by chimpsupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 10:09:00

An American student is in critical condition after undergoing two operations after chimpanzees tore at his body in front of tourists at a South African animal sanctuary, a hospital spokeswoman told CNN on Tuesday.

What is the Higgs boson and why is it important?updated: Wed Jul 04 2012 07:21:00

Scientists say they are almost certain they have proven the existence of the Higgs boson -- a never-before-seen subatomic particle long thought to be a fundamental building block of the universe.

The 'God particle': Have we found it?updated: Wed Jul 04 2012 07:21:00

Physicist Martin Archer discusses evidence that the so-called "God particle" actually exists.

Japan ends nuclear freezeupdated: Sun Jul 01 2012 02:18:00

Japan is set to restart its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima meltdown.

Chinese space capsule returns to Earth after ambitious missionupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 00:19:00

China's Shenzhou-9 spacecraft returned to Earth on Friday, completing an ambitious mission that notched up a series of breakthroughs for the country, including putting its first woman in orbit.

Mission accomplished: China's space missionupdated: Fri Jun 29 2012 00:19:00

China's Shenzhou-9 crew members emerge from a capsule after completing a mission to space.

5 ways the iPhone changed our livesupdated: Thu Jun 28 2012 16:19:00

On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn't exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.

Japan set to power up nuclear reactor amid protestsupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 07:13:00

Energy-starved Japan will regain nuclear-powered electricity on Sunday, as the first reactor to be switched on since last year's Fukushima disaster comes online.

E-book lending: Your public library's best kept secret?updated: Tue Jun 26 2012 18:24:00

About three quarters of American public libraries currently lend out e-books, and in the past year libraries have seen a sharp growth in e-book borrowing. Still, well over half of U.S. library card holders don't know whether their local public library lends e-books, according to a new Pew report.

Jagger urges leaders to 'Plant a Pledge' to plug emissions gap updated: Fri Jun 22 2012 05:53:00

"We are reaching the tipping point and the tipping point according to most scientists will be in less than 10 years. We don't have much time," says human rights and environmental campaigner, Bianca Jagger.

New La. law: Sex offenders must list status on Facebook, other social mediaupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 12:49:00

A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law's author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.

Obama leak 'scandal' is wildly overblownupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 11:32:00

On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration.

Obama: White House leaks 'offensive'updated: Thu Jun 21 2012 11:32:00

President Obama affirms the leak of classified information was not put out by the White House.

Oracle CEO buys piece of paradiseupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 10:41:00

Larry Ellison, the CEO of the Oracle Corporation, is buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai. KHNL reports.

Swedish nuclear security boosted after explosives findupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 08:31:00

Security has been heightened at Sweden's nuclear power plants after explosives were discovered on a vehicle entering a protected nuclear site, authorities said Thursday.

How secure will Microsoft's new Surface tablets be?updated: Wed Jun 20 2012 16:18:00

Microsoft has announced its Surface tablets, due out late this year, at a time when security is a growing concern for users of mobile devices.

Will China overtake America in space?updated: Wed Jun 20 2012 13:13:00

China's space plans are ambitious, incremental and extensive. Should Americans be worried that China will overtake us in both space exploration and military capability in space?

Review: Samsung Galaxy S III smartphone aims high, falls shortupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 11:43:00

Samsung rightfully enjoys pointing out that it ships more Android smartphones than anyone else. And, with its new Galaxy S III, the South Korean electronics giant has accomplished something only Apple has been able to do so far: sell the same exact phone at the same price across major U.S. carriers without letting them slap their logos on the front of the device.

Little headway in Iranian nuclear talksupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 01:41:00

Iran's senior nuclear negotiator and representatives of international powers emerged Tuesday from two days of talks on Tehran's nuclear program without having reached an agreement.

Israel warns Iran: Time running outupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 01:41:00

Israeli President Shimon Peres explains why 'time is running out'' in efforts to stop Iran's nuclear program.

Adventures in architecture at Expo 2012updated: Mon Jun 18 2012 22:49:00

An unassuming town on the southern tip of South Korea is an unlikely place for one of the world's most advanced buildings.

Memo to Microsoft: Today's announcement better be big dealupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 15:28:00

When Microsoft says you really don't want to miss something, does that make it a can't-miss event? Or is the company capable of -- whisper it low -- crying wolf?

4 Southern newspapers cut productionupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 08:52:00

The Times-Picayune and 3 other Southern newspapers are cutting production to three days per week.

Could mobile apps save local news?updated: Mon Jun 18 2012 08:52:00

On mobile devices, social media may be hot, but news still captures people's attention. And the news business, troubled though it has been, is all about attention. But can mobile news apps help save news about your community?

China sends woman into spaceupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 05:29:00

CNN's Eunice Yoon discusses the mission and the significance of China's first female in space.

Historic Chinese space mission docks successfullyupdated: Mon Jun 18 2012 05:29:00

China's Shenzhou-9 spacecraft successfully docked with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space laboratory on Monday, completing the next step in the country's ambitious space mission.

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