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Activist group to debut barcode-scanning boycott Israel app

The Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement is coming out with a smartphone app that can scan products to see if the manufacturer has ties to Israel.

By March 13, 2014


This smart garbage can manages your shopping list

It knows what you throw away. It knows what you need on your shopping list. The GeniCan smart garbage can applies digital brains to your waste habits.

By May 15, 2015


Drones for Good offers a cool million to lifesaving, forest-replanting, landmine-hunting UAVs

An international competition will reward people with ideas for unmanned aerial vehicles that make the world a better place.

By January 26, 2015


Why our drone future is for real -- someday

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos wants to ship goods using unmanned aircraft. Some are skeptical, others nervous, but drones already are improving the way we live.

By December 16, 2014


Great iOS apps for planning Thanksgiving dinner

Whether you're running the kitchen on the big day or just bringing a side dish or wine, I've got the perfect apps to make your holiday dinner better.

By November 24, 2014


Plastc: A Coin challenger appears

Universal credit card Coin hasn't even arrived yet, and already a challenger touting superior features has arrived on the scene.

By October 7, 2014


'Barcoding' viruses could help detect mutated strains

A team out of the University of Leeds has already produced molecular signatures for two forms of a childhood respiratory-disease virus, and plans many more.

By May 14, 2012


GE's new microfactory unveils four quirky appliance concepts

The GE FirstBuild facility is now open to the public and it shared several new prototypes to mark the occasion.

By July 24, 2014


Amazon Fire Phone's biggest features: New or not?

CNET looks at six of the most hyped features on Amazon's Fire Phone and tells just how new they really are.

By June 19, 2014


Amazon's Fire Phone: Not quite an iPhone or Galaxy S5 killer

Amazon unveiled its first smartphone, with high-end specs and pricing. But probably none of its features is enough to tempt buyers away from their current devices.

By June 18, 2014