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Google apologizes for algorithm mistakenly calling black people 'gorillas'

The search giant is under fire after its Photo app offensively mislabeled user's photos. It points to another challenge Silicon Valley companies have to face when developing next-gen tech: sensitivity.

By July 1, 2015


Most memorable 'Game of Thrones' faces, according to algorithm (pictures)

MIT applied its special algorithm that can predict how memorable faces in images will be to determine the "Game of Thrones" characters most likely to stick in your head.

12 Images By June 13, 2015


F-U-N-D-E-D: Algorithms aplenty, wearables for you, robots for rover

In the last week, Silicon Valley's venture capitalists have bet on a future where dogs are gamers and on-demand is in.

By June 12, 2015


Choosing the right thermostat for the CNET Smart Home

Smart thermostats are one of the more competitive niches in the smart home. Here's how we narrowed down our choices.

By October 8, 2015


The iPhone 6S camera is a huge storage hog (but it might be worth it)

Are you a bit of a shutterbug? Add that to the list of reasons to avoid the 16GB model of the latest iPhone.

By October 6, 2015


Quality grilled cheese delivered, thanks to algorithms

The Melt, founded by the Flip Camera's creator, invents a smart delivery box that can keep your sandwich fresh for 30 minutes. Thank tech for your lunch.

By July 28, 2014


I had my brain scanned by a computer and all I got was this lousy T-shirt

Clothing brand Uniqlo has a new feature: a brain-wave-reading device that will pick a T-shirt based on your mood. But does it work? CNET's Nic Healey decided to investigate.

By October 8, 2015


Watch a swarm of drones build a rope bridge

A swarm of quadcopters has been programmed to autonomously build a secure rope bridge that can support human weight.

By September 22, 2015


Why Silicon Valley believes robo-advisers can save investors from themselves

Startups are making it cheap to invest like the super rich do. They say computers can manage money better and at a lower cost than emotional, irrational humans.

By September 21, 2015


Meet the man who made movie explosions look cooler

Computer science professor Theodore Kim developed a simulation model that makes smoke, fire and explosions look more realistic on the big screen. Jerry Bruckheimer owes him a very large fruit basket.

By September 18, 2015