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Insignia NS-DXA1-APT

The Insignia NS-DXA1-APT DTV converter box has an easy-to-use design and solid video quality, but other boxes have more features or are easier for seniors.

By October 30, 2008

3 stars Editors' rating October 30, 2008

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What is aptX, and can it improve Bluetooth sound?

Sound quality over Bluetooth is often lacking. A technology called aptX promises "CD-like" sound over Bluetooth. So what's aptX?

By May 23, 2014


Silicon Valley geeks out over 'The Martian'

Techies gush over the author of the popular novel during a prescreening in San Francisco of the movie, which is coming out Friday.

By September 30, 2015


This 'smart' wheelchair knows to send repair notices, health alerts

A prototype wheelchair with a cellular radio illustrates the benefits of connected devices.

By September 16, 2015


The 'Star Wars' toy that made me a geek

Commentary: One "Star Wars" toy shaped CNET's Bonnie Burton as a geek. As "Force Friday" passes, she fondly recalls stumbling upon a discarded action figure that changed her life forever.

By September 5, 2015


Elgato Eve Room

Temperature and humidity readings are easy to come by, but the Eve Room is an apt sensor that can work for you especially if you have a specific need for its unique VOC readings. For now, though, it's severely limited in ways to use that info and barely qualifies as a smart device.

By August 5, 2015

3 stars Editors' rating August 5, 2015

DIY Swiss Army Barbie multi-tool is ready for anything

Barbie always makes a fashion statement, but now that she has a hidden a knife, corkscrew, scissors, screwdriver and bottle opener she can solve any problem you throw at her.

By August 20, 2015


Extra sneaky Hammertoss malware acts just like you on your computer

Security company FireEye says a Russia-sponsored group uses malware that mimics normal computer use while stealing sensitive files.

By July 29, 2015


New free tool detects Hacking Team exploits

If you're concerned you may be the unwitting victim of the firm's exploits, download this free tool.

By July 21, 2015


Drone maker 3D Robotics sees the future, and it is apps

For Road Trip 2015, we travel to the outskirts of San Diego to check in with a company trying to democratize drone software for the world, a la smartphones and app stores.

By July 16, 2015