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  Tuesday, 8 Jul 2014 | 1:15 PM ET

Are all-glass Apple devices the future?

Posted By: Althea Chang

Apple has filed a patent for products housed entirely in glass, but ensuring a glass gadget's durability and strength could come at the cost of weight.

According to Apple's patent, multiple layers of glass could be fused together in a process that would reinforce a glass device. But ultimately, glass-housed gadgets probably won't compete with devices made of a combination of aluminum, glass, metal and plastic, said technology editor John Simons of the Associated Press.

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  Friday, 4 Jul 2014 | 8:00 AM ET

Apps to celebrate the Fourth of July

Posted By: Erika Santoro

It's the Fourth of July which means most people are hitting the road, firing up those grills or checking out the fireworks show in town.

But for those looking to add a little more fun to their festivities, here are a few standout apps recommended by Jesse Draper, CEO of multimedia company Valley Girl.

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  Wednesday, 2 Jul 2014 | 1:10 PM ET

Why Google's streaming music service could win

Posted By: Althea Chang

With its Songza deal, Google could end up dominating other streaming music services if it becomes the default option on Android mobile devices.

That's both because of Android's dominance among mobile devices and Songza's ability to curate and recommend new music to its users, according to Dan Costa, editor-in-chief of PCMag.com.

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  Tuesday, 1 Jul 2014 | 1:24 PM ET

Facebook faces backlash for news feed experiment

Posted By: Althea Chang

Facebook published a research paper this month revealing that it manipulated its users' emotions by controlling the number of positive and negative posts shown on news feeds, a move that has caused a backlash among social networkers and brought to light the lack of safeguards to protect users.

"It is simply a terrible thing to do to intentionally evoke a negative emotional response from someone without their knowledge or consent," said Jeremy Rosenberg, senior vice president and head of digital operations at Allison+Partners, a communications consulting firm.

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  Friday, 27 Jun 2014 | 9:04 AM ET

High-tech gadgets that make grilling easy

Posted By: Erika Santoro

With grill season upon us, there are a few gadgets that may be worth considering when cooking up those summer meals.

Here are a few standouts recommended by Trae Bodge, senior editor of Retailmenot.com.

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  Thursday, 26 Jun 2014 | 3:33 PM ET

Apple and Google battle it out to control our lives

Posted By: Christina Medici Scolaro

Google wants to be everywhere with its Android operating system powering our cars, wearables and TVs. That's a noble idea, but Apple wants to be everywhere too. This means the battle continues as to which company is going to control our lives.

Google unveiled three new smartwatches at its software developer's conference Wednesday. "It's the same old story, instead of looking on your phone to see your text and who's calling you, check your wrist. I don't know any young people that wear watches now and I don't see them running out to buy one," said Jefferson Graham, tech columnist at USA Today.

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  Tuesday, 24 Jun 2014 | 1:23 PM ET

Google could give GoDaddy a run for its money

Posted By: Althea Chang

Google announced it's testing out a new web domain registration service that could drive business to its existing apps.

GoDaddy currently dominates among companies that register domains, but a similar service from Google could be a better, more streamlined option, according to Sascha Segan, lead analyst at PCMag.com.

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  Friday, 20 Jun 2014 | 9:18 AM ET

Gadgets to make those summer days more fun

Posted By: Erika Santoro

With summer now here, there are plenty of gadgets to consider if you want those warm days to be filled with more fun.

Here are a few standouts recommended by Katie Linendoll, tech expert for retailmenot.com.

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  Thursday, 19 Jun 2014 | 12:49 PM ET

Will Oracle's cloud strategy measure up to other cloud giants?

Posted By: Erika Santoro

Oracle has been on the radar recently amid reports that it's in talks to buy a software maker Micros Systems for more than $5 billion.

The deal for Micros Systems, which makes software for retailers and hotel chains, would be Oracle's largest acquisition since it bought Sun Microsystems for $5.6 billion in 2009, according to Reuters.

Jeremy Rosenberg, head of digital for Allison and Partners, said that in order for Oracle to remain competitive against the cloud giants Salesforce.com and Rackspace.com, it will need to continue to integrate its acquisitions into its software offerings.

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  Friday, 13 Jun 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

Samsung unveils lighter and slimmer tablet

Posted By: Erika Santoro

Samsung is at it again, unveiling the new Galaxy Tab S at its "Tab into Color" mobile event in New York this week. The tablet, now available for pre-order, comes in two screen sizes, 8.4 inches or 10.5 inches, and costs $400 to $500.

Samsung is aiming to stand out in the tablet space with its high-resolution super AMOLED display (2560 x 1600 pixel screen) but will still have to compete with other tablets such as the Microsoft Surface Pro 3, Apple's iPad, iPad Mini and the rumored iPad Air 2 that is expected to be unveiled this fall, said Andrea Smith, technology editor at Living in Digital Times.

The Galaxy Tab S has customizable settings and privacy features to set your tablet to "kids mode" and includes a fingerprint sensor, according to the company.

The tablets are available only for Wi-Fi. AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint will begin selling LTE versions of the tablet this year.

—By CNBC's Erika Santoro

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