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How many AA batteries would it take to power the Death Star?

CNET finds out first in a fascinating new infographic that sums up the power needs of various gear from "Star Wars" in very 21st-century terms.

By June 16, 2015


Xbox One Elite controller release date revealed by retailers

Have an extra $150 kicking around? Here's when you can buy the new, transforming controller.

By September 17, 2015


Use the cloud to make your garden grow with the Smart Outdoors Buying Guide

Expand your smart home beyond your outer walls with connected outdoor tech.

By September 16, 2015


Spooky staredown by YouTubers Rhett & Link tests face-morphing theory

Face of horror: The "Good Mythical Morning" hosts re-create a facial-perception experiment in which staring at someone's face, or into a mirror, produces weird hallucinations.

By September 10, 2015


Customize the appearance of Safari's Reader mode on iOS 9

Reader in iOS 9 is getting a new look, if you're into that sort of thing.

By September 3, 2015


Get a 2-pack of Bluetooth Tethercells for $24.49

From the Cheapskate: Wait, what's a Tethercell? Only one of the coolest things ever to happen to AA batteries.

By August 10, 2015


Startling pink buns embrace KFC China's new chicken burgers

ThTwo odd-looking chicken sandwiches from KFC China join the growing menu of fast food items with a geeky flavor, or that are just plain weird.

By August 12, 2015


Fantastic poster charts impact of 'Star Wars' on sci-fi films and TV

From spawning "The Large Humanoid Friend of Few Words" to "The Strong Female Badass," a new at-a-glance image from Shutterstock and PopChart Lab traces how "Star Wars" impacted it all.

By August 10, 2015


It's NASA versus sci-fi in 'Fastest Ship in the Universe' smackdown

From Voyager 1 to the Tardis, see how speedy the universe's most famous transportation vessels are in this engaging new infographic.

By July 9, 2015


Astronomers make a real five-star find

Astronomers have found the very first quintuple star system consisting of two sets of eclipsing binary stars and one solo star.

By July 8, 2015