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Google Lunar XPrize: Testing rovers on the beach with Team Hakuto

Hakuto of Japan is one of the teams vying for the $20 million Google Lunar XPrize. We hit the beach in Hamamatsu to see the team's rovers, MoonRaker and Tetris, in action.

By January 23, 2015


SkyLight smartphone-microscope mount: Let's get small (video)

Adapter enables users to capture microscopic images -- of everything from flowers to insects to pathogens -- with their smartphone. SmartPlanet visits SkyLight for a hands-on look at the device.

By March 26, 2012


DIY photo filters with everyday objects

Here are five household items you can use as do-it-yourself lens filters to add a different look and feel to photos.

By October 15, 2014


Rovio's Angry Birds Stella gives girl power a ride

The game provides the same propulsion that gamers have come to expect from the franchise, but this time around, female protagonists star.

By September 4, 2014


APX Labs snaps up Google's Glass for Work leader

The Internet-connected headset software platform maker has hired Eric Johnsen, the founder of the Glass for Work initiative at Google X.

By July 8, 2014


Essential camera equipment for photography students

Whether taking a photography course for school, university or pleasure, here are some tools to make the learning experience as smooth as can be.

By January 29, 2014


Next-gen Surface tablets jack up components

The software giant has beefed up the insides of its tablet, adding better graphics performance and longer battery life.

By September 23, 2013


At Frank Lloyd Wright's home, a lab for world-class architecture

Visitors to the Oak Park, Ill., Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio are in for a treat: A look at the place where the famed architect tried out some of the early innovations that would make him famous. CNET Road Trip 2013 takes a behind-the-scenes tour.

By July 2, 2013


Street View hikes Endor-like Yakushima Island in Japan

The island, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is home to towering cedars that are thousands of years old. Google has captured views of the forest in winter.

By April 4, 2013


Splittable laptop-tablets: The U1 Hybrid had it right all along

Credit the vaporish U1 Hybrid from Lenovo for being the concept computer that foreshadowed an actual trend in the making.

By January 28, 2013