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Video Game Site Steam Pulls 'Kill the Faggot' Game

By EDGE | May 5
Officials from popular online video game website Steam removed a video game called "Kill the Faggot" after users complained about the anti-gay and transphobic game.

Showtime, HBO Unhappy with Twitter About Piracy Apps

The boxing fight could spark a more intense battle over online piracy. Many fans avoided pay-per-view charges by using live streaming apps like Periscope and Meerkat. Apps let people watch the bout for free, even though HBO, Showtime tried to stop it.

Technology's Tipping Point: Google Focuses on Mobile, Mortgages & Insurance

PERSONAL TECH | By Michael Liedtke | May 7
Google's influential search engine has hit a tipping point in technology's shift to smartphones. More search requests are now being made on mobile devices than on personal computers in the U.S. and many other parts of the world.

Are Artificial Food Flavorings Making You Fat?

SCIENCE | May 7
Eating healthier isn't just about fat, salt and sugar. Flavorings could be fueling America's obesity epidemic. Americans add nearly 600 million pounds of flavorings to food each year, everything from syrups to spices to sauces.

Head Games: Virtual Reality Could Improve Brain Surgery

VIDEO GAMES | May 6
Virtual reality is about to enter the operating room. The breakthrough technology is being introduced at a gathering of neurosurgeons in Washington, D.C. Kara Finnstrom gets a sneak preview from the inventors in Southern California.

Texting While Driving Easier than Ever with New Device

A new device aims to allow drivers to text while keeping their hands on the wheel. CNET's Dan Ackerman discusses the new technology's features and risks.