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.
Put the kettle on without ever leaving the warmth of your bed. The iKettle is a Wi-Fi enabled, smartphone-controlled, water-boiling gadget.
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".
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.
How does a microwave oven heat without heat? Find out in the latest installment of Appliance Science, which delves into the physics of microwave ovens.
Opera Software's newest browser for Apple's mobile OS incorporates a data-compression feature to cut down on video problems. It's also tuned for new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus screens.
Every year, Science magazine challenges PhD students to explain the topic of their thesis in the form of dance. This year's finalists are in.
A new Pew Report examines the world in the near future. It'll be one in which robots aren't confined to machine-like tasks.