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    • The Tetris Effect

    • The Game That Hypnotized the World
    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Dan Ackerman
    • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
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    Tetris is perhaps the most instantly recognizable, most popular video game ever made. But the fascinating story of its origins is lesser known. How did an obscure Soviet programmer working on frail, antiquated computers create a product that has earned nearly $1 billion in sales? How did an inspired makeshift game turn into a worldwide sensation that has been displayed at the Museum of Modern Art, inspired a Hollywood movie, and been played in outer space?

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    • By Amos on 01-20-17

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    • Apple iPhone 7 and 7 plus Now Available Sim-Free

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
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    As it has for previous iPhone models, Apple is now offering a sim-free version of the new iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. For the first few weeks since the new iPhones were announced, only units tied to specific carriers were available.

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    • Consumer Reports Will Retest MacBook Pro Battery Life

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 3 mins
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    In a statement Tuesday, Apple said the publication's previous tests didn't reflect consumer usage and that developer bug has now been fixed.

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    • Low-Cost Android Phones Collected Calls, Texts without Permission

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 2 mins
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    Several popular Android phones were collecting personal data -- such as text messages and call history -- without users' knowledge or consent, according to security firm Kryptowire.

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    • Guard Your Secrets with HP's Sure View Privacy Screen

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 1 min
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    "Guard Your Secrets with HP's Sure View Privacy Screen" is from CNET.com, published on August 24, 2016. It was written by Dan Ackerman and narrated by Rex Anderson.

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    • Apple Hopes Logic Pro X Support Will Make the MacBook Pro Touch Bar Sing

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 3 mins
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    Two of Apple's apps for musicians and music producers, Logic Pro X for Macs and the iOS version of GarageBand, are getting free updates that add new features.

    "Apple Hopes Logic Pro X Support Will Make the MacBook Pro Touch Bar Sing" was published January 18, 2017 on CNET.com. It was written by Dan Ackerman and narrated by Mia Gaskin.

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    • How to Use Your iPad as a Laptop

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 6 mins
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    If you're a media consumer and online reader, than it's a fairly simple transition, as long as the apps you want are available in the iOS App Store, or through the Safari web browser. If you spend most of your time writing, designing or editing, it's a more complicated situation, and at least as beholden to the right software and accessories as the iPad hardware itself.

    "How to Use Your IPad as a Laptop" was published March 15, 2017 on CNET.com. It was written by Dan Ackerman and narrated by Mia Gaskin.

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    • Microsoft Kicks off the Windows 10 Anniversary Update with Discounts on Some of Our Favorite Laptops

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 1 min
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    "Microsoft Kicks off the Windows 10 Anniversary Update with Discounts on Some of Our Favorite Laptops" is from CNET.com, published on August 01, 2016. It was written by Dan Ackerman and narrated by Rex Anderson.

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    • Google Bans Ads for Payday Loans

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
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    "Google Bans Ads for Payday Loans" is from CNET.com, published on May 11, 2016. It was written by Dan Ackerman and narrated by Rex Anderson.

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    • One Year Later, Apple's 12-Inch MacBook Has Become My Favorite Laptop

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 7 mins
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    "One Year Later, Apple's 12-Inch MacBook Has Become My Favorite Laptop" is from CNET.com, published on March 20, 2016. It was written by Dan Ackerman and narrated by Rex Anderson.

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    • Robot Spending Will Hit $188 Billion by 2020, Report Predicts

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Mia Gaskin
    • Length: 1 min
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    But in the long term, market researcher IDC sees these strains as less important than commercial and industrial robots, which, along with drones and robot-related services, could become a $188 billion worldwide market by 2020, only a few short years away.

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    • Google Calls out Fact-Check Articles in Its News Section

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 1 min
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    Google News is adding a new Fact Check tag to articles it indexes, to point readers toward articles that offer to substantiate or debunk claims. It joins other news tags, such as In-Depth, Highly Cited and Opinion, that Google News already adds to some articles.

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    • Yahoo Email Forwarding Is Back

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 1 min
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    Yahoo didn't earn any points earlier this month when it turned off the ability to forward your Yahoo email to an outside account. This followed the revelation in late September of a data breach that may have revealed data to hackers from up to half a billion user accounts.

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    • Strap a VR Rig to Your Back with HP's Omen X VR PC Pack Concept

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 1 min
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    "Strap a VR Rig to Your Back with HP's Omen X VR PC Pack Concept" is from CNET.com, published on May 27, 2016. It was written by Dan Ackerman and narrated by Rex Anderson.

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    • Why I Think Amazon's Echo Is the Breakthrough Product of 2015

    • By: Dan Ackerman
    • Narrated by: Rex Anderson
    • Length: 5 mins
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    "Why I Think Amazon's Echo Is the Breakthrough Product of 2015" was published on December 20, 2015 on CNET.com. It was written by Dan Ackerman and narrated by Rex Anderson.

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