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Why the EU's tax probe of Apple and others is raising US ire

The European Union's crackdown on corporate tax avoidance has landed on Apple with its demand that the U.S. tech giant pay Ireland up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) plus interest in back taxes

EU rules Apple must pay up to 13B euros in back taxes

The European Union says Ireland has given illegal tax benefits worth up to 13 billion euros ($14.5 billion) to Apple Inc. and must now recover the unpaid back taxes from the U.S. technology company, plus interest

With PlayStation Now coming to Windows, could consoles get replaced by the cloud? (Open_Tab)

Is it possible that the battle between Microsoft's Xbox and Sony's PlayStation systems could come to an end using streaming services like PlayStation Now? CNET's Jeff Bakalar talks about his experiences with the Sony service with Roger Cheng and Ben Fox Rubin in this excerpt from Open_Tab.

Spying on the Soviets from space

"Declassified" explains how the HEXAGON satellite program gave the U.S. an advantage over the Soviet Union. Watch Sunday at 10 p.m. ET/PT.

FBI issues 'flash alert' to state election officials

Foreign hackers targeted voter registration databases in at least two states; Catherine Herridge reports for 'Special Report'

The Swiss Army Knife of Wireless Air Conditioners Has Arrived

Someone came up with the brilliant idea of creating an air conditioning unit that also comes with USB ports and a speaker, among other features. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.

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European Commission Orders Apple To Pay $14.5 Billion

The European Commission has ruled Apple received illegal tax breaks in Ireland.

Comey: FBI wants "adult conversation' on device encryption

FBI Director James Comey is again warning about the bureau's inability to access digital devices because of encryption

French government wants EU to stop trade talks with US

France's trade chief says his country will ask European Union partners to end talks with the U.S. on forging a sweeping trade deal that the French consider too friendly to U.S. business

FBI warns of possible state election-system hacks

The FBI is warning state officials to boost election security in light of evidence that hackers breached related data systems in two states

AutoComplete: Mercedes and Infiniti are most likely to let robots take the wheel

Engine and transmission updates underpin 2017 GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, and BMW's got some two-door plans up its 7 Series sleeve.

Microsoft Thinks Macs Are As Useful As 'A Hat For Your Cat'

The Mac vs PC war is on once again with the release of a new Microsoft commercial. Maria Mercedes Galuppo (@mariamgaluppo) has more.

How A Fake News Story About Megyn Kelly Wound Up Trending On Facebook

Facebook is now using an algorithm instead of an editorial staff to decide which stories are trending.

Poland investigates massive download of personal data

Prosecutors and other state security officials in Poland are investigating unprecedented massive night downloading by bailiffs of personal data of some 1.4 million Poles

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Race for Facebook data center raises tax-break questions

The race between a town in New Mexico and a Salt Lake City suburb to entice a new Facebook data center is raising questions about public investments in a cloud-computing economy that typically brings few local jobs

Drones meet drought in skies of storied California farmland

In the drought-stricken West, where every drop of water counts, some California farmers are using advanced drone technology to save the scarce resource

Yi's little 4K action cam is an unbelievable bargain

Overflowing with shooting options and capable of great-looking video, this is an excellent camera for anyone who doesn't buy by brand alone.

Could humans live on newly discovered exoplanet?

Astronomers are thrilled with the discovery of a new planet. Why does this matter? Prof. Michael Shara tells CNN's Jonathan Mann.

Mark Zuckerberg Gave The Pope A Drone Model As A Gift

Zuckerberg was in the area for a Facebook Q&A in Rome.

Apple expected to show new iPhone at event next week

Apple is expected to show off a new iPhone next week when the company holds its fall product launch event in San Francisco

Government forecast: 600K commercial drones within the year

Federal aviation officials estimate there will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the US within the year, thanks to new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday

Fitbit motivational feature to take users on virtual hikes

Fitbit wants to get you to exercise more by making you think you're hiking famous trails instead of your neighborhood

See Fitbit's new Charge 2 and Flex 2 in action

CNET's Dan Graziano gives you a first look at Fitbit's new trackers.

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Drone Owners, Get Pumped — The FAA Is Taking Things To New Heights

More than 3,300 drone pilots signed up to take the new aeronautical exam the first day it was available.

Pokemon, just go: France doesn't want creatures in schools

France's education minister wants the makers of "Pokemon Go" not to locate the rarest of their virtual creatures in schools