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The death of the original jumbo jet, Boeing's 747-400

Later this month, Cathay Pacific's 747 will fly from San Francisco to Hong Kong for the very last time.

Check out our 2014 Back to School guide!

Crazily enough, the fall semester is about to begin. For that very reason, we're kicking off our Back to School 2014 guide, with comprehensive gadget recommendations to fit every budget.

How a keyboard case can turn your 8-inch tablet into a productivity machine

What's up with 8-inch tablets? Microsoft reportedly canceled the Surface Mini at the last minute.

HTC's Zoe app is a social network that uses highlight reels

HTC's days of acting like a wallflower at the school dance are over -- the company's ready to explore its social side.

California hotel hires robot butlers to provide room service (video)

If you plan to stay in Cupertino's high-tech Aloft Hotel in the near future, don't be surprised if you open your door to a 3-foot-tall robot carrying extra towels or breakfast.

New super-fast USB cables won't mind which way you plug them in

The reversible USB Type-C standard has now been finalized, which should save the world untold man-hours in mis-plugging.

Cable rates are rising, but what are you paying for?

On average, Americans are paying more for TV service than ever before -- $64.41 per month as of January 2013, according to the FCC, though if you add any premium channels and DVR to the mix, that figure can increase twofold or more.

Here's a closer look at the white Xbox One and its Call of Duty-themed brother

Want to get really intimate with the two new Xbox Ones announced at Microsoft's Gamescom 2014 press conference? Well, unless you're here in Cologne, you probably can't get that close quite yet, but we did find said consoles hanging out behind glass.

Inside Sky Sports' plan to revolutionise sports news

Sky won't care to admit it, but for the first time in a number of years, the broadcaster is facing a major challenge to its sports broadcasting crown.

What you need to know about 'Minecraft'

Chances are that if you don't play Minecraft yourself, you've probably at least heard of it or know someone who does.

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