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Alphabet lets Google be more ambitious, more boring and more crazy at the same time

The company is taking a page out of the playbook of Warren Buffett -- a longtime hero of co-founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin -- as it prepares for its next stage of growth.

By August 11, 2015


At Google I/O, Larry Page preaches a tech fantasia

The CEO charms the Google faithful in an informal Q&A to wrap up the I/O keynote, but his answers cleverly complain about industry backstabbing while promising a utopia driven by tech.

By May 16, 2013


Why the death of Microsoft's Xbox One vision means we all lose

Commentary: By unbundling the Kinect sensor from Xbox One, Microsoft strips away the console's last differentiating element. The industry and gamers will suffer for it.

By May 14, 2014


Google X acquires kite-power startup Makani

The research unit's "focus on real atoms, not bits" is expanding to include the startup's work on tethered flying wings that are designed to generate 600 kilowatts of power.

By May 23, 2013


Mary Blair, Disney artist, honoured by Google

Mary Blair, the artist responsible for Disney classics like Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan, has been given the Google Doodle treatment.

By October 21, 2011


Does home theater need more than 5.1 channels?

Music is a two-channel medium, but is home theater stuck with 5.1? What's the maximum number of channels for home theater?

By January 28, 2011


High-tech exhibits shine at Walt Disney museum

Road Trip at Home: San Francisco's Walt Disney Family Museum is a treasure trove of art and animation from the life of the great filmmaker. It is also a great example of how to incorporate digital displays in a modern museum.

By October 22, 2010


Watching the birth of Flickr co-founder's gaming start-up

Stewart Butterfield and his friends are back at it with a new company. CNET's Daniel Terdiman was given exclusive, behind-the-scenes access as they built it from scratch.

By February 9, 2010


Surround-sound technology explained

Revised textbook of Tomlinson Holman, a developer of Lucas' THX Sound, provides an in-depth overview of surround sound for recording professionals and home theater enthusiasts alike.

By July 10, 2008


Seacrest on your cell phone

By April 19, 2005