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'Safe' Samsung Galaxy Note 7 explodes in China, claims owner - CNET
Samsung has spent untold millions recalling the Galaxy Note 7, but one of the "safe" units has reportedly exploded in China.

YouTube Go brings data-light video to a phone near you - CNET
The India-first YouTube Go app brings video-streaming within reach for data-free sharing of cat videos with your nearby friends.

Ancient Roman coins turn up in Japanese ruins - CNET
A haul of coins from halfway across the world turned up on an archaeological site in Japan. Exactly how they got there is a fascinating mystery.

New projector creates VR without a headset - CNET
Panoworks' screen enclosure lets you experience VR games and movies across a 150 degree field of vision.

Twitter wants you to be a Periscope VIP - CNET
Twitter's livestreaming service is rolling out a new membership tier that will help grow audiences and collaborate with other users.

Google could soon bring free Wi-Fi to your bus - CNET
The company originally helped connect Indian train stations with free Wi-Fi, and now wants to bring that service to the world.

Airbnb rentals 'dangerously' crowded, senators say - CNET
New York state senators release a report describing illegal "rentals of doom" that feature air mattresses crowded into kitchens and beds stuffed into laundry rooms.

Check out DARPA's new podcast -- so far, no insane killer robots - CNET
The government agency that brings you new military tech, now brings you its first podcast: "Voices from DARPA."

A visual look at Elon Musk's plan to move us to Mars (pictures) - CNET
The SpaceX founder has an audacious plan to build the first Martian metropolis, and he just might have the rockets to pull it off.

Teen suspended for taking picture of school's dirty water - CNET
A Michigan teen is told she's sanctioned for inappropriate use of an electronic device. She posted a picture of bathroom water that was urine-colored to Twitter.

Trump-Clinton debate sets records online and on TV - CNET
An estimated 84 million people watched the presidential debate on television, says Nielsen. Millions more joined the fray online.

Let's fill a toilet with 240 pounds of mercury and then flush it - CNET
A YouTube channel dedicated to unusual science experiments takes a bathroom break with a special toilet system and a whole lot of liquid mercury.

Samsung brings gifts to mark Samsung Pay's first birthday - CNET
Mobile-payments service adds support for coupons, memberships and gift cards. The company is also giving away 365 Gear S2 smartwatches.

Facebook: Really, nobody used that inflated metric, anyway - CNET
Facebook executives said that "universally" no marketers were using a video-viewing measurement that the company inflated for two years.

Anti-Defamation League adds 'Pepe the Frog' meme to hate list - CNET
Formerly known as the "Sad Frog" meme, the symbol has shown up on social media wearing a Hitler-like mustache, a yarmulke or a Klan hood.

Google this: Clinton surpasses Trump in searches - CNET
The Democratic presidential nominee overtakes her Republican challenger in Google searches during their first debate.

Hit the road, headphone jack. USB wants your job - CNET
A trade group is done creating a technology to let ordinary USB ports take over from the 3.5mm audio jack on laptops and PCs.

Yes, someone's made a Donald Trump sniff movie - CNET
Technically Incorrect: After the Republican nominee appears to sniff his way through Monday's debate, a YouTuber dramatizes his nasal sound effects.

CraveCast can't wait to crew a Mars mission with Elon Musk - CNET
The SpaceX CEO has announced his plan to make humans a multi-planetary species. Who will be the first to volunteer among us? The crew discusses our Martian future. Join us at 3 p.m. PT today.

Take a selfie as a form of political protest? Yes you can - CNET
Mozilla is helping EU citizens protest an old copyright law that prohibits selfies, panoramas and memes in front of certain landmarks.

Elon Musk unveils epic SpaceX plan to colonize Mars - CNET
The SpaceX CEO says in case of a doomsday event, we need to be prepared to go to Mars. Why Mars? It's better than the "hot acid bath" of Venus, he says.

Can't afford an Apple Watch? Health insurer Aetna might pay for you - CNET
Aetna says it will subsidize employee Apple Watch purchases for participating companies.

Microsoft tries to show that the NFL is now happy with Surface - CNET
Technically Incorrect: The relationship between the league and the tablet has had its issues. But a new ad seems to say it's all good.

Google iOS update lets you get ultra-sneaky with search - CNET
Incognito mode comes to Google's iOS app, along with video integration for your secret search sessions.

Yahoo hack: It's not just Verizon. AT&T should be worried too - CNET
Many AT&T customers use Yahoo accounts to manage their services and could be at risk.

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