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Watch Earth roll by live in HD, streamed from the ISS - Oct 20, 2014
Get your relaxing internet fix by sitting back and watching the Blue Marble roll away in real-time under the orbit of the ISS. ...
Virgin Galactic to resume powered test flights - Oct 20, 2014
Virgin's commercial passenger space flight venture is soon to begin a new round of test flights for spaceliner SpaceShipTwo. ...
Microsoft reportedly ready to launch smartwatch in weeks - Oct 20, 2014
The device will sport a health-tracking features and work with multiple mobile platforms, Forbes reports. ...
The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ) - Oct 19, 2014
It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future. ...
Blocks: A customisable, modular smartwatch - Oct 19, 2014
Creator of the modular smartphone Phonebloks is stepping into the wearable market with a customisable, modular smartwatch called Blocks. ...
The season you're born in affects your moodiness, study says - Oct 19, 2014
Hungarian research suggests that those born in the summer are moodier adults than those born in the winter. ...
The season you're born affects your moodiness, study says - Oct 19, 2014
Hungarian research suggests that those born in the summer are moodier adults than those born in the winter. ...
Fitbit enters the smartwatch game with the Surge 'fitness superwatch' - Oct 19, 2014
Leaked marketing materials show that Fitbit has a fitness-focused $250 smartwatch on the way, with GPS and continuous heart-rate monitoring. ...
Physicists create reversible laser tractor beam - Oct 19, 2014
Physicists have built a tractor beam out of lasers that can both repel and attract objects across distances 100 times farther than previously possible. ...
Become the walking bread in new simulator game - Oct 19, 2014
Don't loaf around when you can have adventures as a slice of bread on a quest to become toast in "I Am Bread" from Bossa Studios. ...
Why it's harder to choose which iPad works best for you - Oct 19, 2014
Apple's tablet lineup has expanded from six configurations to more than 50 in four years. Has the product lineup become too complex? ...
Siri, an autistic boy's best friend - Oct 19, 2014
A writer describes how her 13-year-old son seems to talk with Apple's digital assistant more easily than with her. Can technology design virtual humans as we'd wish real ones were?
Beats celebrates slimline LeBron's big, fat return to Cleveland - Oct 19, 2014
Apple's Beats reaches for profundity as it shows LeBron James losing weight and gaining soul in a new campaign. ...
Google's brilliant response to Colbert's inferiority complex - Oct 18, 2014
Satirist Stephen Colbert complains that a Google search has his height wrong. So, try searching "How tall is Stephen Colbert" now. ...
Experience the true existential madness of automated customer service - Oct 18, 2014
You've made those calls. You've pressed 2 for Spanish. And you've waited till eternity. This new video exists to tell you that you aren't alone. ...
Apple has big ambitions for tablet sales with iPad Mini - Oct 18, 2014
Apple is counting on the $249 iPad Mini to draw you into its stores. But it's hoping you end up buying a $499 iPad Air instead. ...
HBO may price online-only subscription service at $15 a month - Oct 18, 2014
HBO's plans to bring its programming to Internet users via a Netflix-style streaming service may cost as much as bundling it with a cable package, according to a report. ...
Secretive X-37B space plane returns to Earth, two years on - Oct 18, 2014
The Air Force says that the almost one-of-a-kind spacecraft "conducted on-orbit experiments" in the the longest-ever mission for the X-37B program. ...
Apple's iPad Air 2 on preorder at Walmart for $489 - Oct 17, 2014
The retail giant nudges down the price for Apple's two new tablets -- the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 -- while also cutting the cost of the iPad Mini original. ...
8 high-end drip coffeemakers for brewing right at home - Oct 17, 2014
From the almost robotic to sublime unions of form and function, there's sure to be a coffeemaker here with your name on it. ...
Crave Ep. 179: This umbrella shoots air to keep you dry - Oct 17, 2014
The Air Umbrella has reached its funding goal and is coming to market. Can it really protect your dome from torrential downpours using a force field of air?
Watch 'The Hobbit' trilogy in 72 seconds -- in animated Lego - Oct 17, 2014
Don't have the eight-plus hours to watch all three of Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" movies? This video retells the series in just over a minute using Lego minifigs and sets. Warning: spoilers.
Snapchat's advertising push begins - Oct 17, 2014
The social network known for its ephemeral messages is finally trying to make money, nearly a year after Facebook offered to acquire it for $3 billion.
Famous Ewok actor to appear in 'Star Wars: Episode VII' - Oct 17, 2014
The actor known best as Wicket the Ewok in "Star Wars" receives a very important phone call about returning to a galaxy far, far away. Yub nub! ...
Giant comet to pass Mars for the first time in a million years - Oct 17, 2014
The closest look ever at a new comet will happen when the mountain-size comet Siding Spring buzzes past Mars this weekend. ...
The 404 Show 1,567: Teens deal with social FOMO, online dating data, how to poop at work (podcast) - Oct 17, 2014
It's a super clean show today! We'll talk about the real-life social implications of "FOMO" and how the most successful people poop at work. Oh, and there were some Apple products announced yesterday, too. ...
Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures) - Oct 17, 2014
This week CNET's reviews editors found no fewer than three Outstanding products -- the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 phablet with stylus, a pair of Bowers & Wilkins bookshelf speakers and a "superb" Bonavita coffee maker. Beyond that, a great quadcopter...
Comcast sued by customer who claims company got him fired - Oct 17, 2014
After complaining about his Comcast service, Conal O'Rourke claims the cable giant contacted his boss and got him fired. ...
Google's Android, Chrome software may converge, exec change suggests - Oct 17, 2014
The engineering teams for both software platforms are now led by the same person, a move that's the latest example of Google blurring the lines between its two operating systems. ...
Presto Orville Redenbacher popcorn fountain flows anew - Oct 17, 2014
The Orville Redenbacher's Fountain Hot Air Popper by Presto features fun popping action. As kernels pop, they flow up and into the bowl. ...
Apple SIM could mean big changes for carriers - Oct 17, 2014
Apple's new iPads make it easy to switch carriers, Will.i.am debuts his version of a smartwatch, and CBS joins HBO with a standalone Web TV service. ...
Have your ashes dropped from near space to return as snow - Oct 17, 2014
A new company called Mesoloft will rocket your ashes to near space, where they will likely traverse the globe before becoming the seeds of raindrops and snowflakes. ...
Take a closer look at the i.am Puls Smartband (pictures) - Oct 17, 2014
Here's a closer look at Will.i.am's Puls smartband. ...
All you need to know about Apple's new iPads, iMac - Oct 17, 2014
With a fresh coat of gold paint and a Touch ID sensor, Apple beefs up its tablets. The new iMac also packs more pixels than an Ultra HDTV. Bridget Carey wraps up the highlights from Apple's announcement. ...
After protracted downtime, Apple Store ready for iPad preorders - Oct 17, 2014
Customers can now order the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 tablets, which will be released next week. ...
Get lifetime PlayOn and PlayLater with AdSkipper for $49.99 - Oct 17, 2014
Cheapskate exclusive! That's the best deal to date on the HD versions of these cord-cutting tools, one of which now bypasses commercials. ...
Massive 'Batman v Superman' desert set spied from the air - Oct 17, 2014
Warner Bros. is trying to keep "Batman v Superman" secretive, but that didn't stop a New Mexico TV station from catching aerial views of an intriguing set under construction.
Apple Store goes down in preparation for iPad Air 2 preorders - Oct 17, 2014
This likely means that Apple is preparing its back-end technology to handle the preorder payload. ...
AmazonFresh expands grocery delivery to New York - Oct 17, 2014
Already available in Seattle and a host of areas in California, Amazon's grocery delivery service debuts on the East Coast.
Friday Poll: Will you buy a new iPad? - Oct 17, 2014
Apple rolled out a revamped iPad lineup and got a mix of responses in return. Tell us if you're yawning or planning to invest in a brand-new iPad for your gadget collection.
Crave giveaway: New hardcover book 'Star Wars Art: Posters' - Oct 17, 2014
"Star Wars," "Star Wars" and more "Stars Wars." This week's prize: a comprehensive volume of iconic "Star Wars" art from across the ages. ...
After protracted downtime, Apple Store up and ready for iPad preorders - Oct 17, 2014
Customers can now preorder the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3 for a launch next week. ...
Low Latency 111: Bada-bing, bada-boom - Oct 17, 2014
In 2015, HBO will offer a standalone service without the need for a cable subscription. Kiss your antiquated premium content delivery service goodbye.
Luxury goods maker LVMH eyes smartwatch partnership - Oct 17, 2014
The company, which includes fashion legends such as Louis Vuitton and Fendi, is considering a partnership with a tech company to build a smartwatch of its own. ...
Three services that take the headache out of creating a website - Oct 17, 2014
Even in this time of Twitter, Tumblr, and Facebook many people argue you need your own online presence with a personal or professional website. Having your own website gives you a place to represent you that is under your complete...
Pay attention: Zwipe is a credit card with a fingerprint sensor - Oct 17, 2014
A new biometric bank card aims to give you peace of mind when you pay for items. ...
Samsung mimics Amazon's Mayday, tests 'Get Help' button on Chromebook 2 - Oct 17, 2014
The South Korean device maker emulates Amazon's approach to customer service using a Google Hangouts-like service. ...
Touch-screen Mac unlikely, says Apple's Federighi - Oct 17, 2014
The head of Apple's software business explains to CNET why we won't be seeing an iMac or other Apple computers with a touch screen. ...
Control your Bentley with a ten grand phone in CNET UK podcast 407 - Oct 17, 2014
Luxury marques Vertu and Bentley have teamed up for a phone, while Amazon is delivering your stuff on the same day.
FBI director demands access to private cell phone data - Oct 16, 2014
To stop terrorists and other criminals, cell phones should have encryption backdoors to enable US government surveillance, argues FBI Director James Comey. ...