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Get ready for knife-wielding robot grocery clerks

Baxter's learning algorithm teaches the bot not to be menacing. It can apply that knowledge to new situations, like hopefully not stabbing customers.

By November 6, 2013


Cell phone takes bullet for gas station clerk

During a robbery in Winter Garden, Fla., a gunman fires at a gas station clerk, and the Sprint HTC in the clerk's shirt pocket takes the blow.

By October 29, 2013


Samsung Pay shows promise, but mobile payments face uphill battle

Samsung's answer to Apple Pay is being tested in its home country of South Korea. CNET had the chance to see how the mobile payment system works in real life.

By July 16, 2015


What's new on Netflix and Amazon for February

Find out what you should add to your watch list because these videos are either brand new or going offline very soon.

By January 29, 2015


LG exec accused of vandalizing Samsung products

Before the IFA trade show, one LG exec reportedly chats with police concerning some broken Samsung washing machines.

By September 4, 2014


Tattoo once, draw daily: Comic artist turns arm into canvas

Artist Patrick Yurick, a lifelong comics fan, got a tattoo of blank comic frames inked on his arm. Now he draws new strips daily, sharing them on his Tumblr "My Arm the Comic."

By October 25, 2013


Judge appears to back Google's defense of digital books project

Judge's comments suggest he finds merit in the Web giant's assertion that the project is exempt from copyright laws under the fair use provision.

By September 23, 2013


Why are those headphone-wearing New Yorkers crawling?

For its latest bit of street theater, "prank collective" Improv Everywhere has participants following the silly prompts of an omnipotent voice delivering commands via MP3 file.

By July 22, 2013


Are you a VIP? This facial recognition tech knows it

New NEC software can identify celebrities and other glam customers in real time, sending an alert to retail or hospitality staff that someone is in immediate need of doting service.

By July 18, 2013


Nokia's wireless chargers perk up local coffee shops

What will it take for wireless charging to catch on? Nokia and Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf shops hope that making stations public will do the trick.

By April 20, 2013