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Scientists awarded $22M in Zuckerberg-backed Breakthrough Prize

The awards were given to researchers from around the world who have solved mysteries such as secret brain circuits and shape-shifting spaces.

By November 9, 2015


Star Wars composer John Williams to get AFI Life Achievement Award

He's the man behind the geeky soundtracks of many a childhood. "Star Wars" composer John Williams is set to be honored with the American Film Institute's Life Achievement Award in 2016.

By October 9, 2015


Yelp is in a 'death spiral,' industry expert says

The business reviews site has suffered a string of blows this week, including the departure of its high-profile board chairman. Can it regain its footing?

By July 30, 2015


Minecraft movie digs up a director: Mac from 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia'

Rob McElhenney will craft a movie from the globally popular mining and building game.

By July 22, 2015


Netflix's original programs drive surge in new customers

The streaming-TV company credited its own TV shows, including "Orange Is the New Black" and "Sense8," for strong US and international growth.

By July 15, 2015


All those 'Likes' don't add up to real fans, Facebook exec warns brands

How can a brand reach genuine fans on Facebook and persuade them to go to a show, buy a product or otherwise support the brand? By paying, says Facebook's Niall Fagan.

By May 21, 2015


Uber ceases operations in Kansas amid stricter rules

The ride-sharing service pulled out after lawmakers overrode the veto on the bill requiring drivers carry more insurance and submit to state background checks.

By May 5, 2015


Nokia denies reports it plans to return to smartphones

Former handset giant calls reports it will rejoin the smartphone sector in 2016 "false."

By April 26, 2015


Bill Paxton and Daniel Radcliffe bring Grand Theft Auto to TV in CNET UK podcast 430

Marvel's mightiest heroes are back with a-vengeance in "Age of Ultron", and there's a new mobile network in town.

By April 24, 2015


Game over, man! Bill Paxton takes on Daniel Radcliffe in GTA TV show 'Game Changer'

Docudrama "Game Changer" will tell the story of the Grand Theft Auto games and the campaigners who tried to ban them.

By April 22, 2015