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 News: High-tech sound system lets restaurant control noise level | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 95

Loud restaurants are a major turn-off for many diners. But a new sound system -- disguised as art and controlled by an iPad -- is helping one Berkeley restaurant control the noise of those annoying background conversations.

 News: Robotic plane dodges obstacles | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 167

MIT's Robust Robotics Group has developed an autonomous robotic plane that can avoid obstacles inside a parking garage without the need for GPS navigation.

 News: NASA prototype moon lander explodes | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 59

NASA's unmanned Morpheus lander erupted into a ball of flame when it hit the ground during its first free-flight test today.

 News: NASA celebrates Curiosity's touchdown on Mars | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 131

Flight controllers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory celebrate Curiosity, the Mars Science Laboratory rover, after it lands safely on the Red Planet at 10:32 p.m. PT Sunday.

 News: Tech Minute: Travel apps for your summer vacation | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 68

Whether your summer vacation plans include fueling up the family car or getting a stamp in your passport, you don't want to leave home without loading your smartphone with handy and free apps. CNET's Kara Tsuboi recommends some of her favorites in this Tech Minute.

 News: 4G networks: How they're tested | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 113

Meet one company that uses a giant briefcase to methodically test carrier' performance, including their 4G networks.

 News: Homes of the future | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 98

Companies like AT&T, Comcast, Verizon and Lowe's want to wire up your home so you can control the lights, check the front door, and lock the medicine cabinet from anywhere in the world. But are homeowners clamoring for a Jetsons-esque abode? Sumi Das reports.

 News: Tech Minute: Tech keeps you in the game | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 60

The 2012 Summer Olympic Games opened last week in London. CNET's Kara Tsuboi brings you some high-tech ways to stay on top of the festivities, in this week's Tech Minute.

 News: Stamping out aggressive mobile app ads | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 86

If you've ever downloaded a free mobile app on your Android smartphone, there is a pretty good chance you've been the target of an aggressive ad or other app malware. But there is a new sheriff watching the app store, keeping an eye on so-called "aggressive ad networks." CNET's Jonas Tichenor takes a look at the best ways to protect yourself.

 News: Apple, Samsung are new contenders in patent battle | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 79

On Monday, a federal trial between Apple and Samsung gets under way in San Jose, Calif. Both technology giants are claiming the other stole their patented technology for use in their mobile devices. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the trial details and what the outcome could mean to consumers.

 News: Control your computer with a wave of your hand | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 136

CNET's Rafe Needleman demos gesture-control software for Windows 8.

 News: Google unveils superfast internet | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 95

Google Fiber made its debut today. It's a new ultrahigh-speed Internet network that's supposed to run 100 times faster than typical broadband connections.

 News: Tech Minute: How to stop Facebook face recognition | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 57

Recently, Facebook announced that it has a new way to recognize your face in photos without your permission. This feature could spell trouble for a lot people who get caught in embarrassing pictures, and raises issues of privacy rights to boot. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on how to prevent Facebook from using this technology.

 News: Electric vehicles: Why they're stuck in the slow lane | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 100

Steve Jurvetson of Draper Fisher Jurvetson talks about why he's so excited to drive his Tesla Model S--and what it means for the rest of the electric vehicle industry. But will consumers ever bite? Sumi Das reports.

 News: Tech Minute: Learn a new language via Google | File Type: video/mp4 | Duration: 64

These days, we turn to Google for help with just about everything. So why not use it to help learn a foreign language? Google is in the middle of experimenting with a new, free program that immerses you into your foreign language of choice while you surf the Web. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

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