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Online realtor offers ghost-free home certification

You ain't afraid of no ghosts, but the potential buyers of your home might be. Ease their minds with proof your place isn't haunted.

By October 8, 2015


New Apple TV supports third-party game controllers

Apple says "serious" gamers will be able to use Apple-certified MFi game controllers with the new Apple TV.

By September 9, 2015


How we chose a hub for the CNET Smart Home

Here's why we're using SmartThings' second-generation hub as the foundation for the CNET Smart Home (for now, at least).

By September 23, 2015


Kickstarter now legally bound to balance altruism with profit

The crowdfunding site reincorporates as public benefit company, a move that legally obliges it to pursue "a positive impact on society."

By September 21, 2015


Buy an iClever smart USB charger, get your choice of freebies

From the Cheapskate: This 6-port desktop charging station will supply exactly the right amount of juice to your gadgets. And you get one of four freebies to go with it. Plus, three bonus deals.

By September 8, 2015


Haier's pitch at IFA: Connect all of the things

With a focus on air, water, diet, security and health, Haier's U+ Smart Life Platform make the case for connecting everything in your home.

By September 3, 2015


Chinese firm recruiting 1M messaging app users to sell electronics

Haier, an electronics giant, is enlisting sellers through WeChat -- with the incentive of sales commissions. Social selling may be the next big wave.

By August 27, 2015


Bringing your own smartphone to Verizon: What you need to know

CNET's Marguerite Reardon says the wireless industry is offering more choices for how you buy devices and gives her advice on figuring out what works best for you.

By August 28, 2015


Get an intelligent USB car charger with Lightning cable for $16.99

From the Cheapskate: A must-have for every road warrior, this cigarette-lighter adapter also includes two 2.1-amp USB ports. But can you trust the user reviews?

By August 26, 2015


Diver has close encounter with killer whales, catches it on film

A spear-fishing diver in New Zealand shares the same space of water with a pod of orcas. Thankfully, he remembered to bring his camera.

By August 14, 2015