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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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Chrome's audio blocking tech messed up some web games, so Google disabled it soon after launch. But it'll come back in October.
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Apple says Samsung owes $1.067 billion for infringing its design patents. Samsung says it's just $28 million. Now a jury is deciding what it's going to be. A recap of last week's trial action and a look at what's to come.
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The pioneering photo site Flickr, which lost cachet to social-savvy alternatives like Instagram and Facebook, has a new master as Verizon sells it to the even older photo site SmugMug. Changes are coming, but SmugMug tells Flickr users to "rest easy."
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The renewable energy bug has bitten big business, Trump's pro-coal policies notwithstanding. It's not just Google and Apple buying solar and wind power now, it's GM, Starbucks, Target, and more. New stats from the Rocky Mountain Institute.
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Open-source software has become so deeply embedded into tech that it's hard to remember how radical Mozilla was to open the source code of Firefox's predecessor 20 years ago. Here's how it all went down and what's happened since — a little history for you all.
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The Brave browser is going to get closer to the Google Chrome project on which it depends. That means it'll run a lot of extensions you can't use today.
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The AV1 compression is now released, so get ready for faster video streaming at Netflix, YouTube, Amazon and Facebook. This is a big deal for the internet, and the work from tech's biggest companies also could blow up today's slow-moving, patent-encumbered video compression business.
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If you think the March Madness office pool is complicated, try training an AI to predict it. Google has $100,000 in prizes for the best system, and 40 million basketball plays of game data to help you train your basketball bot.
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Bristlecone, Google's new 72-qubit quantum computing chip, has the seeds of "quantum supremacy" over conventional computing, the company predicts.
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Nikon, Sony, Scenera, Wistron and Foxconn announced their NICE alliance today. They hope it'll mean improving your security camera is as easy as installing a phone app. A little scoop for today.
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