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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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Mesh networking technology from IBM Research means ​Weather Channel app emergency alerts can get through even when disaster takes out the network. Mesh networking has a mixed record of success, though, and needs a critical mass of app adoption to work well.

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I was appalled at short battery life on my brand-new $3000 MacBook Pro — until I figured out how to fix it. Increasing the max screen brightness 67 percent while shrinking the battery 24 percent more than outmatched the 30 percent screen efficiency, but a little dimming goes a long way.

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Intel, paraphrased: sure, we're delighted to be in the White House to announce our plans to resurrect Arizona's Fab 42, but the Trump had nothing to do with it. https://www.cnet.com/news/intel-chip-factory-trump-us-manufacturing-arizona/

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Google is using Chrome to suck you into VR: Its browser now supports the WebVR technology that brings virtual reality to the web. Firefox & Edge working on it, too.

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Mini-review of OtterBox Commuter case for Google Pixel: super protective, quite bulky, hard to get at USB-C port -- and it's staying on. I like it.
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Facebook's #AI now does a better job creating photo captions for the blind -- and searching images for everyone else.

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Mozilla has laid off its connected devices team, a group originally founded to bring Firefox and web technology to gadgets. The cuts affect about 50 people.

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FAA: Don't let your drone get anywhere near Super Bowl 2017. NORAD is watching. #SB51 

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How web tech will give tomorrow's #ebooks an IQ boost: quizzes, video, chat with your professor, and WTF is oganesson? Organizations behind web and e-book technology just merged for a higher-tech future and, perhaps, a very different conception of what exactly a book is.

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No longer are robots hidden away inside car factories. Get ready for automation to trip 7 percent of our workforce.
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