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Verizon G'zOne Boulder

The G'zOne Boulder is a beefy, rough-and-tumble cell phone with a rich suite of multimedia features beneath its tough exterior, but we were ultimately disappointed with the call quality.

By August 10, 2008

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NASA to steal boulder from asteroid to test Earth-defense technique

The space agency has just announced plans to fly to an asteroid, snag a boulder, fly back toward Earth and put the rock in orbit around the moon. Because science.

By March 26, 2015


Here's how you put an asteroid boulder in orbit around the moon (pictures)

NASA has a bold new plan to steal a boulder from an asteroid and bring it back for orbit around the moon, to help test an Earth-defense system.

10 Images By March 26, 2015


Las Vegas odds on who will set foot on Mars first are totally nuts

Oddsmakers apply statistical science to pick sports winners, but CNET's Eric Mack says one handicapper seems to have ignored the stats when picking the team of scientists to win the race to Mars.

By October 2, 2015


Beautiful new photos of Pluto show terrain, atmosphere

Pluto revealed to be "surprisingly Earth-like" in photos newly arrived from the New Horizons probe.

By September 17, 2015


Lasers turn asteroids into space rockets

Experiments have demonstrated that it's possible to de-spin and redirect asteroids with high-powered lasers.

By September 10, 2015


Tiny pebbles make the biggest planets

Researchers solve the mystery of how Saturn and Jupiter formed, which changes how we think of planetary formation as a whole.

By August 19, 2015


New York's tech scene: More melting pot, less Silicon Valley

On Road Trip 2015, CNET takes a look at the tech scene in the Big Apple, and how it has quietly emerged from the ashes of the failed "Silicon Alley."

By August 10, 2015


NASA's New Horizons weathers trouble just days from Pluto

At the edge of our solar system, the spacecraft put itself into safe mode, leaving it temporarily unable to gather groundbreaking new data on the famous former planet.

By July 5, 2015


New images reveal Pluto's mysterious spots

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has returned new colour images of Pluto, showing two very different faces -- and uniform spots along the equator.

By July 2, 2015