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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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Detroit RiverWalk is pretty good. The city still has a depressing amount of abandoned land — thousands of acres of land going back to nature — but there are pockets that are economically healthy. The path along the Detroit River, upstream of downtown, had plenty of people walking and biking last weekend. Also, we saw killdeer, barn swallows, ring-billed gulls, Canada geese, house sparrows, red-winged blackbirds, grackles, American robins, mallards, starlings and double-crested cormorants. Also some nice views of the GM RenCen.
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Do you use Sugru (moldable glue)? I'd love to hear your thoughts about it. Reply here or stephen.shankland at cbsi dot com.

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Apple's new iPhone 7 Plus portrait mode ad: "Focus on what you love and leave everything else behind." As long as light conditions are bright enough.

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You my not be ready for electric mountain bikes, but they're coming to a trail or road near you. They were surprisingly abundant at the Sea Otter Classic, which held its second eMTB race last week. The big debate is whether to let them on trails where conventional mountain bikes are allowed. One answer: permit class 1 bikes, whose motors cut out after 20mph and which amplify the strength of your pedal strokes.

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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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