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Target jumps on the Pokemon Go train, putting giant Pokeballs outside - CNET
The big-box retailer has painted the bollards outside of select stores.

College football coach admits using Facebook, Twitter to spy on players - CNET
Technically Incorrect: Get a friend request from a lovely-looking girl? It could be one of Texas Tech's less lovely coaches.

For one Syrian refugee, close, but no asylum - CNET
Commentary: For Road Trip 2016, I met asylum seekers in Sweden and Finland on the doorstep of a dream. But for some, the door is closed.

Are AT&T's and Verizon's no-overage policies really a good deal? - CNET
In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon explains why Verizon's Safe Mode feature may not be all it's cracked up to be.

Social media's echo chamber fuels migrant backlash in Sweden, Finland - CNET
Refugees and migrants came to these Nordic countries in record numbers in 2015. Some Swedes and Finns are using Facebook and Twitter to voice opinions that would have seemed unthinkable a few years ago.

Man climbs into toilet to retrieve phone, gets completely stuck - CNET
Technically Incorrect: A Norwegian man drops his phone down a public toilet. His slim friend volunteers to retrieve it. Cue the rescue squad.

This robot is a lousy sandwich chef - CNET
In her latest clip, robotics video-blogger Simone Giertz proves that a robot is no match for a stubborn jar of peanut butter.

Trump tweets: Fatal shooting of NBA star's cousin is reason African-Americans will vote for me - CNET
Technically Incorrect: On Saturday, the Republican candidate offers another of his instant musings on America. Not everyone is moved.

Thrill-seeking unicyclist rides on edge of 840-foot-high chimney in Romania - CNET
It takes someone with superhuman balance and nerves of steel to unicycle and juggle on top of a tall, crumbling structure. Meet Flaviu Cernescu.

When tech firms judge on skills alone, women land more job interviews - CNET
An experiment with removing gender from job applications makes the case that bias influences hiring.

The Jagdwagen is Porsche's first real utility vehicle - Roadshow
No, the Cayenne was not Porsche's first 4x4.

Travel Advisory - CNET
Scams and scares to watch out for on the road.

Up close and personal with Tokyo's 59-foot Gundam statue - CNET
In Tokyo there's a 1:1 scale "replica" of a Gundam mobile suit. Here's what it looks like up close.

Fundam with Tokyo's giant Gundam - CNET
Looking out over Tokyo Bay is a giant robot, a 1:1, 59-foot model of a Gundam Mobile Suit. Here's what it looks like up close.

The 16 fastest combat planes in the US Air Force - CNET
These impressive, fast and incredibly expensive planes are currently protecting America's freedom.

How will driverless cars make life or death choices? Google exec admits he doesn't know - CNET
As Uber rolls out its driverless cars in Pittsburgh, Google futurist Ray Kurzweil says he's still working out the moral dilemma in the case of a potentially fatal accident by an autonomous vehicle.

What you should know about the iPhone 6's 'Touch Disease' (Apple Byte Extra Crunchy Podcast, Ep. 52) - CNET
It's time to update your iPhone's software right now. Also, is the iPhone 6S really faster than the Note 7? And Apple Music starts to flex its muscle.

Whoops! False Northern Lights alert triggered by lawnmower - CNET
British group sent out a red alert for scenic aurora borealis, but uh, a staffer on a riding mower just drove too close to the sensor.

Is Spotify punishing artists who cozy up to Apple Music? - CNET
When singers and bands give exclusives to subscription-music rivals like Apple and Tidal, Spotify is depressing those musicians in search results, a report says. Spotify says that's not true.

Facebook changes Trending Topics after criticism - CNET
The social network adds a more automated design that strips human-written descriptions from its list of popular topics, following months of criticism over how it displayed news stories.

Stormtrooper who bonked head in original Star Wars movie has died - CNET
British actor Michael Leader will be remembered for his long-term role on the BBC's popular "EastEnders," but the famed space blooper will never be forgotten.

Alexa, meet Iris: Amazon Echo now controls Lowe's smart hub - CNET
Lowe's Iris system for home control now lets you adjust lights and temperature using the Amazon Echo, and your voice.

No, software engineers aren't the highest paid employees in tech - CNET
Technically Incorrect: You thought that coding is where the money is? A new report says that isn't true.

GIFs show how we'd all survive Mars without Matt Damon - CNET
We'll all have to breathe, eat and drink when we colonize Mars. These cartoons show how we'll reuse waste and pollutants to do it -- just like Mark Watney in "The Martian."

Styley Star Trek stamps will deliver your mail at warp speed - CNET
New postage honoring 50 years of obeying the prime directive will soon whisk your letters to any starfleet address...on this planet at least.

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