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US fights Microsoft's bid to tell users when feds…

The U.S. Justice Department asked a federal judge on Monday to throw out a lawsuit filed by Microsoft that seeks to quash a law that prohibits the company from telling its customers when the government demands their electronic data

'Net neutrality' foe Ajit Pai is new FCC head

President Donald Trump has picked a fierce critic of the Obama-era "net neutrality" rules as the head of the Federal Communications Commission, which regulates the nation's airwaves and internet connections

What Samsung's Galaxy Note 7 battery fire means…

CNET's Jessica Dolcourt explains what went wrong with the batteries in the Note 7 and what to expect from future phones like the rumored Galaxy S8.

Tech founder wants you to share your sex life

CNNTech's Sara O'Brien sits down with entrepreneur Cindy Gallop to learn about a user-generated social sex platform, and the potential for sex to become the next trillion-dollar industry.

Samsung Tries To Explain What Made Its Phones…

Samsung held a press conference Monday to discuss its findings on the Galaxy Note 7. The company placed most of the blame on its battery suppliers.

Yahoo's 4Q shows modest strides amid security…

Yahoo's financial performance improved slightly during the fourth quarter while the company dealt with the fallout from massive security breaches that have jeopardized the $4.8 billion sale of its internet operations to Verizon Communications

Colorado moves to crack down on black-market pot…

Marijuana is widely for sale in Colorado, but a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to crack down on those who sell weed illegally using online ads such as Craigslist

'Alternative facts' quip from Trump adviser sparks mockery

The internet went wild after a top Trump adviser said the administration was supplying the media with 'alternative facts' about the size of the inauguration crowds

The new Star Wars movie finally gets a name

Lucasfilm revealed the official title of the sequel to "The Force Awakens" on the starwars.com website, along with its December release date.

Robots Could Soon Be Considered People ... Kind Of

Robots are increasingly becoming a part of everyday life, and some officials want legal protections if something goes wrong.

iPhone assembler Foxconn may invest $7B in US display plant

Foxconn, a major assembler of iPhones and other electronics, may invest $7 billion in a plant for manufacturing display panels that would create as many as 50,000 jobs in the U.S.

Paris tests electric driverless minibus to fight pollution

In a city hit by chronic pollution and traffic problems, Paris officials are experimenting with a self-driving shuttle linking two main train stations in the French capital

Samsung says batteries caused Note 7 fires…

Samsung Electronics says flaws in the design and production of batteries used in its Galaxy Note 7, not its hardware or software, made the smartphone prone to catching fire

Hugo Barra quits Xiaomi to return to Silicon…

The former Android leader spent the last 3.5 years on a mission to bring global fame to the Chinese phone maker, Xiaomi. He says living in China has taken a toll on his health.

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal

Sprint is buying a 33 percent stake in Tidal, the entertainment service owned by artists including Jay-Z, Madonna and Kanye West

China cracks down on tools used to get around web filters

A Chinese technology regulator has announced a 14-month campaign to root out services that allow people in the country to circumvent the government's internet censorship

Cyberattack on Sundance briefly shutters box office

Representatives for the Sundance Film Festival say that they their network systems were subject to a cyberattack that caused its box office to shut down Saturday afternoon

5 most useful Google Home commands

As a voice assistant, Google Home is supposed to make your life easier. Here are five of the most useful commands to try.

Take the Resident Evil 7 VR challenge

The PSVR's virtual reality is almost too immersive for fright-flick-inspired games like RE7.

Samsung says battery flaws caused note 7 fires…

After a lengthy investigation into the cause of Note 7 phones overheating, Samsung reveals that battery defects were to blame. It hopes to prevent similar problems in the future with new testing lab. Also in today's tech news, former Google spokesperson Hugo Barra is to return to Silicon Valley.

Samsung explains why the Note 7 exploded

The phone was plagued by two separate battery manufacturing faults that affected the first and second shipments of the doomed Galaxy Note 7.

Explaining the Note 7's battery flaws (with cake)

Bridget Carey finds a sweet way to illustrate Samsung's findings on why the Galaxy Note 7 overheated, and what the company is doing to prevent future battery failures.

Home security smackdown: Which rechargeable…

We found our favorite rechargeable security camera. Find out if it's the Logi Circle, the Canary Flex or the Netgear Arlo Pro.