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VW emissions scandal could cost $86B, says Credit Suisse

VW's rapidly mushrooming diesel emissions conundrum could cost it up to $86B, argues major financial services company Credit Suisse.

By October 2, 2015


Driving change: Ian Somerhalder says we need to 'humanize tech'

From CNET Magazine: By day, Ian Somerhalder plays a supernatural antihero on the popular TV series "The Vampire Diaries." The rest of the time, he's an activist and entrepreneur working to remind us what it means to be human.

By September 8, 2015


LG BP530

The LG BP530 has built-in Wi-Fi and a good selection of apps, but there are just enough quirks to keep it from being a top Blu-ray player pick.

By December 9, 2013

3.5 stars Editors' rating December 9, 2013

Hundreds of floating robots could soon surveil the oceans

A deal between Boeing and Liquid Robotics, worth hundreds of millions of dollars, means fleets of seafaring robots will augment existing military aircraft and ships in monitoring the seas.

By September 23, 2014


The 404 1,521: Where we invest on autopilot (podcast)

Aunt Jill Schlesinger returns to the show! This time she tells us about her recent travels, her new favorite storytelling Web site, and a new site called Motif Investing!

By July 9, 2014


As National Parks issue drone bans, some states fall in line

Park rangers say unmanned aerial vehicles have disturbed wildlife across the country's public lands and waterways, including the bighorn sheep of Zion, seals in Monterey Bay, and peregrine falcons in Yosemite.

By July 1, 2014


Chasing drug-laden 'bogeys' across the skies

Operating from a building in Corpus Christi, Texas, US Customs and Border Protection flies surveillance planes 24-7. CNET Road Trip 2014 got a ride to see how they catch the bad guys.

By June 28, 2014


FAA approves first commercial use of drones over land

BP energy corporation and drone maker AeroVironment are given the OK to fly an unmanned Puma aircraft over Alaska to survey pipelines, roads, and equipment.

By June 10, 2014


Correction: BP and Wikipedia

This piece was re-edited to stress that BP is following Wikipedia guidelines.

By March 23, 2013


BP accused of rewriting environmental record on Wikipedia

A British Petroleum representative allegedly rewrote 44 percent of the oil giant's Wikipedia page, including the environmental sections. Some Wikipedia editors are crying foul.

By March 20, 2013