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Leaving on a jet plane... fueled by fungus? - May 6, 2015
Could a common fungus found in decaying soil, leaves and fruit power aircraft? Scientists from Washington State University think so. ...
The Oculus Rift's 2016 launch might be a problem (Tomorrow Daily 174) - May 6, 2015
On today's show, Ashley and Khail debate whether or not Oculus can convince you to wait for the Rift's Q1 2016 release window, NASA launches a small model plane-helicopter hybrid and researchers 3D print aerogels made of graphene. ...
Activision Blizzard realizing future of video games as online services - May 6, 2015
The game maker behind Call of Duty and World of Warcraft says sales over the Internet are responsible for $3 out of every $4 dollars it tallies. ...
Wayward Russian spacecraft could hit Earth Friday - May 6, 2015
After a failed space station supply mission, the out-of-control cargo ship (or what's left of it) could crash down soon. Where pieces may end up is almost anyone's guess. ...
Meet Fizzics, the gadget that wants to make your beer better - May 6, 2015
Could science make your beer taste better? A new gadget called Fizzics claims to take your store-bought beer to the next level by delivering the full taste and aroma the brewer intended. ...
Closest thing to 'Star Trek' replicator makes meals in 30 seconds - May 6, 2015
An Israeli company has developed an instant-baking "Genie" that can grant your culinary wishes in under a minute. ...
FAA trials show willingness to let drones fly out of sight of operators - May 6, 2015
The US regulator announces tests of unmanned aircraft flying farther away from pilots than proposed regulations permit. ...
No easy wins for women in discrimination lawsuits - May 6, 2015
Women may win lawsuits alleging bad behavior in the court of public opinion, but not necessarily where it matters. ...
Feds to cable industry: Embrace broadband competition, or else - May 6, 2015
Speaking at the cable industry's annual convention, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler tells cable operators to expect policies that promote broadband competition. ...
No more Joss Whedon tweets: Why you should care when celebs quit Twitter - May 6, 2015
Commentary: Fans are upset about "Avengers" director Joss Whedon leaving Twitter. But is constant and immediate interaction with fans a gift or a curse? CNET's Bonnie Burton weighs in. ...
New Millennium Falcon drone is a bigger, better hunk of junk - May 6, 2015
Not fully satisfied with his first Millennium Falcon drone casing, French maker Olivier C is back with a new version of Han and Chewie's ship. It could easily do the Kessel Run in under 12 Parsecs. ...
Dog follows shoppers around on digital billboards, looking for a new home - May 6, 2015
An ad agency teams up with a pet shelter in England to create a high-tech way to get a dog adopted. ...
Star Wars: Battlefront expected to sell 9-10 million copies - May 6, 2015
Electronic Arts announces sales target for the new Star Wars game today. ...
Sony to skip Gamescom press conference - May 6, 2015
Platform holder is instead focusing efforts on Paris Games Week. ...
Myst TV series reportedly finds home on Hulu - May 6, 2015
The island of Myst may soon come to life as a streaming series, hopefully with all of the original game's intrigue and beauty intact. ...
With Oculus launch, 2016 marks new era in virtual reality - May 6, 2015
The virtual reality company Oculus is nearly ready to sell its headset to the public -- but there's plenty of competition in this new realm, with HTC's Vive and Sony's Project Morpheus. ...
Stack up with the Double-Decker Toaster Oven - May 6, 2015
The Ginny's Brand Double-Decker Toaster Oven takes a kitchen classic and gives it double duty. The one appliance is sure to be more popular than ever. ...
Samsung readies new processors to power the Internet of Things - May 6, 2015
The hardware platform, which Samsung will reveal next week during a San Francisco event, will be called Artik, CNET has learned. ...
Women in tech: The numbers don't add up - May 6, 2015
The percentage of female employees working at large technology companies is oddly consistent. But drilling down finds the problem is worse than the numbers suggest. ...
It's not women who are the problem in tech land - May 6, 2015
Silicon Valley's male-dominated culture could cost the technology industry the thing it values most: innovation. ...
Oculus to launch long-awaited Rift virtual reality headset in 2016 - May 6, 2015
The virtual reality pioneer, now a part of Facebook, says it plans to ship its flagship device next year. ...
Kidnapped woman calls for help via online pizza order, say police - May 6, 2015
Technically Incorrect: Tapping an app and begging for Pizza Hut to call 911 may have saved a Florida woman and her three children from her knife-wielding boyfriend. ...
iPhone 6 reels in Android users across Europe - May 6, 2015
The iPhone's market share rose by 1.8 percentange points, while Android's slice slimmed down by 3.1 points, says a new report from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. ...
Manage your passwords for free with Norton Identity Safe - May 6, 2015
Norton's password manager doesn't hit you with a subscription fee, yet it syncs all your stuff between desktop, Web and mobile apps. Plus: a remastered classic game on sale! ...
SpaceX test-fires modern escape system for Dragon astronauts - May 6, 2015
The private space-exploration company's passenger capsule roars away from Cape Canaveral Wednesday in a test of its system for boosting a crew to safety in an emergency. ...
iPhone 6 Plus leads phablet sales in US - May 6, 2015
Apple's big-screened phone snagged 44 percent of all phablet sales in the US last quarter, says research firm Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. ...
Crazy see-through skateboard is mostly made of air - May 6, 2015
The Gridboard skateboard rolling around on Indiegogo uses super-strong carbon fiber to make a futuristic-looking longboard. ...
Middle-earth to Marvel: Martin Freeman joins 'Captain America: Civil War' - May 6, 2015
The "Hobbit" star follows his "Sherlock" buddy Benedict Cumberbatch into the world of Marvel movies. ...
iOS 9 leaked details allegedly point to redesign for Siri - May 6, 2015
With iOS 9, Apple's voice assistant on the iPhone and iPad will borrow the more colorful design of the Siri that shows up on the Apple Watch, says 9to5Mac.
Tears of joy: 3D printing lets blind mom-to-be 'see' her son - May 6, 2015
Combining ultrasound and 3D-printing technologies leads to a wondrous moment for an expectant Brazilian mom. ...
Former Apple retail boss Ron Johnson launches 'Enjoy' shopping site - May 6, 2015
The man behind Apple Store's success unwraps a site for buying high-end gadgets that includes house calls. His goal: "Reinvent the way people buy and enjoy technology."
Self-driving Freightliner Inspiration rolls out on public roads in Nevada - May 6, 2015
The first autonomous heavy-duty truck gets its license to drive in Las Vegas. ...
Google mobile searches now outstrip those from PCs - May 6, 2015
The search giant has confirmed that mobile searches tower over those from computers in 10 different countries but was mum on more specific details.
Europe launches plan to tackle US online dominance - May 6, 2015
The European Commission wants to improve competition across the continent's single market, including an investigation into Internet giants like Google and Facebook. ...
Tears of joy: 3D printing lets a blind mom-to-be 'see' her son - May 6, 2015
Combining ultrasound and 3D-printing technologies leads to a wondrous moment for an expectant Brazilian mom. ...
Take a look at the very first images of thunder - May 6, 2015
We all know the belly-shaking sound of lightning, but now scientists have visually captured its sound waves for the very first time. ...
European court: Skype's name too similar to Britain's Sky broadcasting - May 6, 2015
The judgment prevents Microsoft from trademarking the Skype name and logo in Europe. ...
Xiaomi's Mi 4i will hit Asia as early as May 12 - May 6, 2015
The Chinese smartphone maker's flagship handset for emerging markets will make its way to Singapore and Hong Kong in early May. ...
Xiaomi Mi Note Pro to go on sale in China on May 12 - May 6, 2015
A more powerful version of the Chinese company's flagship phablet will be sold online, as well as in Mi Home stores in China, starting May 12. ...
Listen to the creepy voices of Thomas Edison's talking dolls - May 6, 2015
A new technique for salvaging recordings from delicate antiques has allowed Thomas Edison's talking dolls to find their lost voices. ...
Microsoft told you how old you are, but how dude are you? - May 6, 2015
Technically Incorrect: Women's private network Lulu decides to pay homage to Microsoft's How Old Are You site with a How Dude Are You? ...
Get ready for two more seasons of 'The Simpsons' - May 6, 2015
Homer lives to say "Doh" another day! Fox network announces 27th and 28th seasons of the award-winning animated comedy. ...
Lonely people are sending each other heartbeats via Apple Watch - May 5, 2015
Technically Incorrect: No, of course technology doesn't make you lonelier. It tells you there's always someone out there ready to listen to you. ...
Uber ceases operations in Kansas amid stricter rules - May 5, 2015
The ride-sharing service pulled out after lawmakers overrode the veto on the bill requiring drivers carry more insurance and submit to state background checks. ...
Comcast vows to put customers first - May 5, 2015
Cable company is trying to shake its infamous reputation for providing the worst customer service on the planet with a new initiative it says will be focused on customer needs. ...
Inhabiting a stranger's body using VR (Tomorrow Daily 173) - May 5, 2015
On today's show, Ashley and Khail explain how a particular VR experiment might mean we could have robot bodies someday, freak out over a really cool horror game that uses AR to transform your home and take comfort in an object that could make...
OpenTV lawsuit accuses Apple of patent infringement - May 5, 2015
Apple TV, iTunes and the App Store are among the products and services named as violating the interactive software pioneer's patents. ...
Dive into the Groundfridge prefab root cellar - May 5, 2015
The Groundfridge is an easy-to-install natural refrigerator. You just need a hole in the ground. ...
One reason you can't stop snacking late at night - May 5, 2015
Brains are less stimulated by food at night, a Brigham Young University study shows. And that, ironically, is exactly what leads to those midnight food cravings. ...
Attending my first Comic Con: Am I nerdy enough to fit in? - May 5, 2015
Commentary: Stormtroopers, wizards, heroes...CNET's Anthony Domanico attends his first Comic Con, and he's pretty sure he'll be back in a full Chewbacca costume in 2016. ...