As loveable toy dinosaur Pleo gets both hugged and strangled in the name of science, two studies suggest that we're hardwired to sympathize with them. But how deeply can people feel for robots?
Kind of like a Chromebook, but with Windows 8.1, this is perhaps the best laptop deal I've seen all year.
The Antares rocket barely lifted off before "disassembling" and exploding just above its launchpad...but while it can feel truly disheartening, we try to remind ourselves space travel is tough, and failure is a natural part of the scientific process.
To many, "Little Drummer Boy" is a fun, or at least innocuous, Christmas song. But to many people on Facebook, Twitter, e-mail lists, and blogs, "LDB" is something to avoid at all costs.
CNET speaks to Hearthstone's developers about creating "story moments", "unexpected surprises", and villains that act like jerks.
Though far from a powerhouse, the HP 8 is a pretty sweet deal at this price. Plus: three bonus deals!
Hitchbot will rely on the kindness of strangers as it thumbs a ride this summer. Along the way, it might teach us a thing or two about the human-robot relationship.
A smarter calendar to take the guesswork out of completing tasks, organizing your schedule, or simply keep an eye on what you've got to do.
These normally sell for upward of $100 apiece, so this is almost like getting two for one. These dart-firing RC spiders are insanely cool and tons of fun.
Or a 32GB drive for $16.99. Either way: lots of extra storage for your Android device! Oh, and your PC, too.