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Google engineer dies in Everest avalanche after Nepal quake

Dan Fredinburg, an engineer in Google's Project X division, was among more than a dozen climbers killed in avalanche set off by Nepal's massive earthquake.

By April 26, 2015


California police can fly drones without a warrant

Gov. Jerry Brown vetoes a bill that would have required law enforcement to obtain a warrant before using surveillance drones.

By September 29, 2014


California bill would ban police drone spying without warrant

The bill, which is now on the governor's desk, pits privacy advocates against law enforcement interests in managing the emerging technology.

By September 12, 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


Google aims to make street art last forever

The painting skills of Banksy, Shepard Fairey, and dozens more are now preserved in the Google Street Art Project.

By June 10, 2014


On the hunt for Google's Easter eggs

Here is a roundup of Google's jokes and hoaxes currently on the loose. Did you miss the Tardis?

By April 18, 2014


Geek trifecta! Hidden Legos, CERN, and Google Street View

The home of the Large Hadron Collider is also currently home -- at least on Google Street View -- to several hidden Legos. Find them and serious geek bragging rights are yours.

By December 20, 2013


Google now lets photographers create own Street View tours

The new feature takes the 360-degree panoramic photo spheres taken with Android smartphones or digital SLRs and links them together to create a custom virtual tour.

By December 9, 2013


Google Street View expands to airports and train stations

The Street View team now offers an inside tour of international airports, train stations, and a cable car stop in Hong Kong.

By November 26, 2013


Google Street View drives into the Lamborghini Museum

Google Street View takes its off-road cameras inside the Lamborghini Museum in northern Italy to give you a 360-degree tour.

By October 10, 2013