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BMW paying electric car owners to delay charging in Bay Area

August 2nd, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Carmaker has teamed up with Pacific Gas & Electric to curb power grid demand by giving i3 drivers gift cards if they charge at off-peak hours.









Vietnam’s refugees find second chance in Silicon Valley

August 2nd, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off For Road Trip 2015, CNET went to San Jose, California, to talk with Vietnamese Americans who traveled a long way to get to where they are today.









The truth about Ultra HD 4K TV refresh rates

August 2nd, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Today's Ultra HD 4K TVs are all marketed with "motion," "action" and "clear" numbers that start at 240 and go up from there. They're all basically made up. Here's the real story.









More than 20 percent will buy gadget for back-to-school kids, survey says

August 1st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Technically Incorrect: Americans reveal themselves to be neurotic about back-to-school online shopping, according to a new survey. But many will be buying laptops, phones or tablets for their little ones.









How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90 percent (Q&A)

August 1st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan's Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it's being put to the test.









Apple mania sweeps across Vietnam (pictures)

August 1st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET explores the Vietnam electronics scene. What everyone seems to lust after is the iPhone.









Texting while strolling makes you walk funny, study confirms

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off The good news: walking texters did a fine job adapting their movements to avoid mishaps. The bad news: the rest of the world was stuck behind them and late to an appointment.









High-quality movies and TV shows hit HBO, iTunes in August

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off HBO Now is available on more platforms than ever and it's bringing Oscar winners "Birdman" and "The Theory of Everything". Meanwhile, Apple's bringing home the Bacon (Kevin) in "Cop Car" and other first-run movies.









Fashion forward: Yahoo acquires social-shopping site Polyvore

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off The Internet giant looks to the style and e-commerce site to try to jolt its advertising offerings.









Meet the Vietnamese smartphone maker gunning to be the next Apple

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Road Trip 2015: BKAV, which made its money selling security software, is the first to design and build a smartphone in Vietnam. The question is, will anyone buy it?









Uber to spend $1B over nine months for India expansion

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off The ride-hailing service says it wants to expand the number of rides it offers in India to a million each day, up from a reported 200,00 daily trips.









These robot bugs don’t just walk on water, they jump on it

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off An international team has developed robot water-striders. Is this more evidence of a coming awesome robot apocalypse?









Here’s how to set your default browser in Windows 10

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Setting your default browser is easy -- follow these simple steps to learn how.









Hackers expose security flaws in cars, phones — even guns

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Our greatest security weaknesses are revealed at the annual BlackHat and DefCon conferences, where hackers gather to show off their most compelling work. Meanwhile, Facebook prepares to fly its own drones.









Gold-plated smartphone raises cash for Cecil the Lion’s home

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Goldgenie, a company known for blinging up tech devices, offers a golden HTC One M9 to raise funds for Cecil the Lion's national park in Zimbabwe.









BBC sports announcer uses his hand as an iPad

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Technically Incorrect: Chris Mitchell tapped away on his palm, perhaps hoping that the camera wouldn't show that it had no actual iPad in it. It appears an inside joke.









New Battlefield confirmed for 2016 release

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Senior EA exec reaffirms company's yearly shooter strategy.









GTA 5 becomes an RPG with this new mod

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off A mod adds a skill tree, looting, and tons of XP bonuses to make GTA 5 more like an RPG.









Man finds iPhone that fell from airplane

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off The phone dropped 9,300 feet and ended up in a field alongside a hungry donkey in rural Texas.









F-U-N-D-E-D: How Silicon Valley’s cash is making grocery stores and cookbooks obsolete

July 31st, 2015 Posted in Green News | Comments Off Record-level investments are flowing into food delivery startups.