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Amtrak looks to boost its onboard Wi-Fi speeds

The train company is "exploring options" to boost its bandwidth from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps, which would make it fast enough to stream videos and download big files.

By June 9, 2014


Amtrak launches mobile eTicket program nationwide

Turning its back on traditional paper-and-punch tickets, Amtrak has launched a new program which turns tickets into mobile barcodes.

By July 31, 2012


NASA sends NuStar black-hole hunter into space

Using state-of-the-art mirrors and detectors on opposite ends of an extended 33-foot-long mast, a small X-ray telescope launched today will study black holes and the mechanics of supernova explosions.

By June 13, 2012


Pew, pew! Xappr brings laser tag to smartphones

The next-gen version of laser tag is coming, thanks to a new gaming accessory for smartphones. Set your phasers to stun.

By February 1, 2012


ATK successfully test fires Ares 1 booster

With the future of NASA's Ares 1 rocket in doubt, Alliant Techsystems successfully test-fires the planned booster's extended first stage to collect needed engineering data.

By September 10, 2009


Three essentials for your new Android phone

To get started with your new Android phone or tablet, check out these essential tips to optimize your new device.

By September 16, 2011


Army pouring $66 million into 'Punisher' gun

This futuristic grenade launcher is entering the engineering and manufacturing development phase.

By March 28, 2011


Alliant Techsystems test-fires second upgraded booster

ATK Aerospace Systems successfully test-fires a five-segment solid-fuel booster as part of the Constellation moon program the Obama administration wants to cancel.

By August 31, 2010


Piecing together NASA's Ares I rocket

CNET News' Daniel Terdiman is the first reporter to see the completed solid rocket booster designed for future missions to the moon, and maybe Mars.

By July 7, 2009


Shuttle layoffs begin as program winds down

NASA announces the first major wave of layoffs as the agency winds down space shuttle operations before retirement next year after just nine more flights.

By April 30, 2009