The Interactive Advertising Bureau doesn't like how tens of millions of people use ad-blocking software. IAB's general counsel has a counterattack: block the blockers.
Brian Tong and Sharon Vaknin and TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler perform a series of torture tests live on and near the CNET stage, from freezing an iPad Mini in a block of ice to running over an Acer Chromebook with a bus. Plus, Jeff Bakalar visits the High Roller, the largest observation wheel in the world, to see if the iPhone 5S can withstand crushing force inside its drivetrain.
In the freezing parts of America, some are entertaining themselves with a snow-making scientific experiment. Oh, they're burning themselves too.
Are you hopeless in the kitchen? Then you might need this online egg timer, which makes the bold claim of being "the world's most elegant".
Put the kettle on without ever leaving the warmth of your bed. The iKettle is a Wi-Fi enabled, smartphone-controlled, water-boiling gadget.
NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly vows to catch someone who says he averaged 66 mph around Manhattan, breaking the previous record and then posting the excitement to YouTube.
The Complete Coffee And Tea Station provides hot water at its own pace.
This transparent toaster lets you watch your toast cook.
This cute countertop appliance takes the guesswork out of hard and soft-boiling eggs.
Double boilers can be a bit of a hassle, but the Lekue Mirage Silicone Double Boiler makes cooking that much easier.