Startup Nextbit launches its first smartphone as a Kickstarter project. Early commitments will nab the device, named "Robin," for $299.
Each week Iyaz Akhtar scours CNET's sites to see what people are looking at and talking about, and then counts down the most popular trends in tech. From the most popular products to must have gadgets to the most downloaded software, Iyaz brings a witty, informative look at each week's list.
Samsung's Galaxy Note 5 is excellent overall, and the only phone to buy if you want to write by hand. However, you'll pay a huge premium for a modest upgrade from last year's model, and less pricey competitors will satisfy many.
Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.
Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.
A month into its official debut, Microsoft's new system software is ahead of Windows 8 and Mac OS X Yosemite in desktop traffic, according to Web tracker NetMarketShare.
Mazda takes a step back from the horsepower arms race and builds a pure roadster that's fun to drive.
Lots of TV shows are arriving on Netflix, including the fifth season of "The Walking Dead." Find out what else is being added and which titles are disappearing soon.
Even with its issues, Modern Combat 5: Blackout is still the best first-person shooter on smartphones and tablets.
The ZenFone 5 is able to give other budget handsets such as Xiaomi's Redmi a challenge but in order to get the best from the phone, be sure to get the 2GB version to avoid any performance issues.
At a convenient size for luggage or leaving in a car, the Bolt Power X-5 Mini offers versatility in charging personal electronics and becomes essential in an automotive emergency kit.