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Gadget mountain rising in Asia threatens health…

The waste from discarded electronic gadgets and appliances has increased by two-thirds in East Asia over five years, posing a growing threat to health and the environment unless proper disposal becomes the norm

SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion in…

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company's first launch since a fireball engulfed a similar rocket on a Florida launch pad more than four months ago

Samsung heir formally accused of bribery…

Acting Samsung President Jay Y. Lee may be arrested in connection with a multi million dollar government bribery allegation. Also in today's tech news Nintendo says the 3DS will still be supported after the Switch is released and the Chinese government tightens grip on Android app stores.

Report: Trucking firms using gadgets to cheat on emissions

German public broadcaster ZDF reports that trucking companies in Europe may be using electronic equipment to commit large-scale emissions fraud

Cuba sees explosion in internet access as ties…

Home internet came to Cuba last month in a limited pilot program that's part of the most dramatic change in daily life here since the declaration of detente with the United States on Dec. 17, 2014

Nintendo Switch debuts with tons of info

This week's biggest tech stories include a blowout of new information on Nintendo's next console, the tablet-hybrid Switch.

Facebook introduces measures to tackle fake news in Germany

Facebook says it's introducing measures to tackle the spread of fake news in Germany, months before the country holds a national election

What happens when CNET editors pretend to be Navy…

Equipped with military-grade night vision, we ran an obstacle course that History designed to promote its upcoming drama series "Six."