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Stephen Shankland
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CNET News reporter, covering technology trends, Web and browser developments, and digital photography.
CNET News reporter, covering technology trends, Web and browser developments, and digital photography.

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Checked out the March for Science today in San Jose, the heart of Silicon Valley. Here's a photo gallery I just published for CNET. It was pretty interesting seeing these folks united to defend an intellectual framework that's brought us everything from mobile phones to the polio vaccine. 

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when was the last time you saw a hydrogen fueling station? I think that electric vehicles won this round.
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New Firefox 53 is out with crash-bashing technology on Windows. Also, a new theme if you want to lose less screen space to those swoopy browser tabs.

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Facebook's apps will begin turning your phone into a foundation for AR so you and your kids can play tower-defense videogames on your doctor's waiting-room table. Closed beta now, with more sophisticated features coming later this year. In the future, CEO Mark Zuckerberg thinks glasses will be the way to go, but for now, it'll start with phone cameras and screens.

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By supporting everything from WebVR and WebRT to Web Assembly and Web Authentication, the newest Microsoft Edge browser helps build tomorrow's web. A top-3 priority for this year is experimental support for progressive web apps, too.

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Microsoft has added new customization abilities to the otherwise fairly limited mobile version of Minecraft -- and it'll add a marketplace this spring for for new maps, quests, skins, texture packs and other content from independent creators.

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More flowers from Pulgas Ridge in San Carlos, California.
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But really how often would you use this?
Put away that selfie stick (please, really, put it away).

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Terrific flowers this year in the San Francisco Bay Area. This is blue-eyed grass on bloom at Pulgas Ridge Open Space Preserve South of San Francisco. 
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Want to evade ISP snooping now that Congress and the Trump administration are rolling back privacy rules? Brave developers are working on building identity and activity shielding technology from the Tor project directly into the browser's private tabs.
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