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Google's self-driving cars hit the roads in Austin, Texas

Moving beyond California, the company is now test driving an autonomous vehicle in Austin, where it will further try to learn how to safely navigate the roads.

By July 7, 2015


Austin gets Amazon's Prime Now speedy-delivery service

Amazon continues rolling out its Prime Now service, which offers free two-hour deliveries in certain markets and one-hour deliveries for $8.

By April 9, 2015


Amazon crochets itself an Etsy rival: Handmade

The storefront for handcrafted items is another effort by the e-commerce giant to become the everything store while simultaneously gunning for Etsy's business.

By October 7, 2015


BMW's 228i Convertible lounges in the Austin sun (pictures)

BMW's most affordable convertible gets some major revisions for 2015 and looks great inside and out.

21 Images By February 23, 2015


AT&T finishes rollout of 1Gbps connection in Austin

The telecom giant plans to expand its GigaPower fiber network to dozens more cities, as it competes with Google and others to provide super-fast Internet speeds.

By October 13, 2014


AT&T delivers on 1Gbps promise in Austin

Austin residents already subscribing to AT&T's super-fast GigaPower broadband service will finally get the 1Gbps speeds they were promised when the service was introduced last year.

By August 11, 2014


Amazon begins a delivery service powered by regular folks

The e-commerce giant jumps into the gig economy with the new program called Amazon Flex. The service starts in Seattle.

By September 29, 2015


Vimeo recruits stars of 'Saturday Night Live' and 'Orange is the New Black' for new shows

The streaming site is following Netflix and Amazon in creating new, original productions.

By October 8, 2015


In Austin, Prof. Dumpster lives the good life (pictures)

Jeff Wilson is living in a dumpster, hoping to show Americans how much energy and water they waste. CNET Road Trip 2014 stopped by to see how the Dumpster Project could lead to healthier cities.

20 Images By July 1, 2014


Scientists find color of prehistoric bats by analyzing their fossils

Scientists determine the color of ancient bats based on the shape of the melanin preserved in their fossils. If these bats had their own coloring book, you'd only get to use one or two crayons.

By October 1, 2015