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Alien hunters who listened to weird distant star share their findings

There's something around the star KIC 8462852 that seems so unnatural it's driven serious scientists to search for alien signals coming from the system.

By November 6, 2015


Alien hunters check mystery star for signs of E.T. or 'freaky' nature

Last week news broke of something strange orbiting a distant star, raising the remote possibility of an alien civilization. CNET's Eric Mack spoke with the SETI Institute to see how the search is going.

By October 23, 2015


Quest to contact aliens interrupted by wildfires

In northern California, the SETI Institute has to shut down its systems because of wildfires near its telescope array.

By August 6, 2014


Get a 250GB Samsung SSD for $139.99 shipped

This top-rated drive normally sells for at least $50 more. It's an awesome upgrade for laptops and desktops alike.

By March 10, 2014


Upgrade or replace the hard drive in a Mac Mini

Has your Mac Mini hard drive filled to capacity or burnt out? There's no need to buy a new computer, simply swap out the old drive for a new one.

By March 4, 2014


Lexar joins CFast 2.0 party with 3333X flash-memory card

The flash card maker now supports both of the new high-end flash card formats. Its CFast 2.0 cards reach 256GB capacity, and it's got a card reader, too.

By January 7, 2014


Storage buying guide

Looking for new storage devices and need some tips? You're in the right place.

By November 26, 2013


What you need to know before building your own computer

The second part of CNET's guide to building your own computer teaches you about the components you need to get the job done.

By October 17, 2013


Google birthday doodle strikes again

For its 15th birthday, the search giant has returned from the party store with a candy-filled piñata to hang on its home page.

By September 27, 2013


Samsung mass-producing speedier solid-state drives

The new solid-state drives use PCI-Express (PCIe) connections to deliver speeds more than 2.5 times faster than those of SATA-based SSDs.

By June 17, 2013