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Twitter adds age verification for following 'adult' brands

Buddy Media partners with the microblogging service to restrict some Twitter feeds -- i.e., booze-related accounts -- by age. The idea is to reduce liability, but users get to self-report their ages.

By July 13, 2012


Almost a quarter of U.S. adults own a tablet, survey finds

Pew Research Center finds 22 percent of U.S. adults polled own a tablet, while another 3 percent regularly use someone else's. Low-cost tablets have helped the overall market grow and the iPad's dominance shrink.

By October 1, 2012


Kids have 'adult' tech skills; parents don't know it

The average 11-year-old child has adult-like technology skills, but the vast majority of parents still think they know more than their kids when it comes to that subject, according to a survey by security firm AVG.

By November 15, 2011


One-third of U.S. adults will own a tablet by 2016, says report

The number of tablet owners in the U.S. is expected to reach 112 million in another four years, says Forrester Research.

By March 7, 2012


Data mining's adult challenges

The tools to analyze disparate data sets are getting better and cheaper. But the practice will increasingly bump against the boundaries of privacy comfort zones.

By February 22, 2012


Adults-only vending machine dispenses Jell-O

Kraft and Intel get together to create a vending machine that scans human faces and calculates age. Only adults are offered a sample of a new Jell-O product aimed at the non-kid crowd.

By December 27, 2011


Facebook wants you -- to vote

Facebook is expected to send U.S. members a reminder of their civic duty this Tuesday.

By November 5, 2012


Are you being cyberbullied at work?

A study shows that it isn't just kids who suffer cyberbullying. It's anyone who works. Some 80 percent claim to have suffered within the last six months.

By November 4, 2012


Illegal file-sharer gets slapped with $1.5 million in damages

In the largest BitTorrent damages award ever, a judge orders Kywan Fisher to pay an exorbitant amount of money for sharing 10 movies on the file-sharing site.

By November 1, 2012


Right on Cue: Can iTunes chief fix Apple's maps and Siri?

An executive shuffle has dropped two troubled services into the hands of Eddy Cue. CNET has a behind-the-scenes look at Apple's master negotiator and product resuscitator.

By October 31, 2012