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BMW paying electric car owners to delay charging in Bay Area
Carmaker has teamed up with Pacific Gas & Electric to curb power grid demand by giving i3 drivers gift cards if they charge at off-peak hours.

Vietnam's refugees find second chance in Silicon Valley
For Road Trip 2015, CNET went to San Jose, California, to talk with Vietnamese Americans who traveled a long way to get to where they are today.

The truth about Ultra HD 4K TV refresh rates
Today's Ultra HD 4K TVs are all marketed with "motion," "action" and "clear" numbers that start at 240 and go up from there. They're all basically made up. Here's the real story.

More than 20 percent will buy gadget for back-to-school kids, survey says
Technically Incorrect: Americans reveal themselves to be neurotic about back-to-school online shopping, according to a new survey. But many will be buying laptops, phones or tablets for their little ones.

How self-driving cars will cut accidents 90 percent (Q&A)
For Road Trip 2015, CNET talks with the University of Michigan's Peter Sweatman about the rapid merging of computers and cars, and the fake city in Ann Arbor where it's being put to the test.

Apple mania sweeps across Vietnam (pictures)
As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET explores the Vietnam electronics scene. What everyone seems to lust after is the iPhone.

Texting while strolling makes you walk funny, study confirms
The good news: walking texters did a fine job adapting their movements to avoid mishaps. The bad news: the rest of the world was stuck behind them and late to an appointment.

High-quality movies and TV shows hit HBO, iTunes in August
HBO Now is available on more platforms than ever and it's bringing Oscar winners "Birdman" and "The Theory of Everything". Meanwhile, Apple's bringing home the Bacon (Kevin) in "Cop Car" and other first-run movies.

Fashion forward: Yahoo acquires social-shopping site Polyvore
The Internet giant looks to the style and e-commerce site to try to jolt its advertising offerings.

Meet the Vietnamese smartphone maker gunning to be the next Apple
Road Trip 2015: BKAV, which made its money selling security software, is the first to design and build a smartphone in Vietnam. The question is, will anyone buy it?

Uber to spend $1B over nine months for India expansion
The ride-hailing service says it wants to expand the number of rides it offers in India to a million each day, up from a reported 200,00 daily trips.

These robot bugs don't just walk on water, they jump on it
An international team has developed robot water-striders. Is this more evidence of a coming awesome robot apocalypse?

Here's how to set your default browser in Windows 10
Setting your default browser is easy -- follow these simple steps to learn how.

Hackers expose security flaws in cars, phones — even guns
Our greatest security weaknesses are revealed at the annual BlackHat and DefCon conferences, where hackers gather to show off their most compelling work. Meanwhile, Facebook prepares to fly its own drones.

Gold-plated smartphone raises cash for Cecil the Lion's home
Goldgenie, a company known for blinging up tech devices, offers a golden HTC One M9 to raise funds for Cecil the Lion's national park in Zimbabwe.

BBC sports announcer uses his hand as an iPad
Technically Incorrect: Chris Mitchell tapped away on his palm, perhaps hoping that the camera wouldn't show that it had no actual iPad in it. It appears an inside joke.

New Battlefield confirmed for 2016 release
Senior EA exec reaffirms company's yearly shooter strategy.

GTA 5 becomes an RPG with this new mod
A mod adds a skill tree, looting, and tons of XP bonuses to make GTA 5 more like an RPG.

Man finds iPhone that fell from airplane
The phone dropped 9,300 feet and ended up in a field alongside a hungry donkey in rural Texas.

F-U-N-D-E-D: How Silicon Valley's cash is making grocery stores and cookbooks obsolete
Record-level investments are flowing into food delivery startups.

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