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Are cell phone calls on airplane flights inevitable?

Ah, holiday travel. Between huge crowds and weather delays, flying during this time of year is hectic. Now close your eyes and imagine the entire scenario with one additional annoyance: Loud talkers yammering into their cell phones at 35,000 feet.

From Instagram to TikTok: How social media evolved this decade

Shortly after midnight Pacific time on October 6, 2010, a new app built by a small team went live on Apple's App Store. Right away, they noticed people abroad signing up for the app, called Instagram; by 6 a.m. the startup was so overwhelmed with traffic that its servers reportedly melted down.

Remember HQ Trivia? It's trying to make a comeback

HQ Trivia brought joy -- and some cash -- to millions of people, but despite the game's virality, the start-up behind it struggled. Now, that company, HQ, is trying to make a comeback with new games and a subscription service.

Apple best Dow stock of 2019 but can it repeat in 2020?

Apple CEO Tim Cook shocked investors on January 2 by warning of slowing iPhone sales in China. Apple's stock plunged 10% the next day, dragging down the entire market along with it. But it's been all good news for the company ever since.

Trump still uses personal cell phone despite warnings

President Donald Trump has continued to use his personal cell phone to make calls, despite repeated warnings from his staff that the practice could leave him vulnerable to foreign surveillance, multiple officials told CNN.

Nintendo Switch heading to China

Nintendo is teaming up with Tencent to launch its popular Switch console in China, but it may have a tough time winning over gamers more used to playing on their mobiles.

The Nintendo Switch was Black Friday's big winner

Gamers are getting excited about the next generation of PlayStation and Xbox. But those won't come out until next holiday season. In the meantime, the Nintendo Switch is reaping the rewards of video game players holding out for new gaming systems.