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Instagram now larger than Twitter as user tally climbs to 400 million

Usage of the photo-sharing service bought by Facebook in 2012 jumped 25 percent in the past year, with most of its users based outside the US.

By September 22, 2015


iPhone market share drops in US but climbs across Europe

The iPhone continues to prove hot among buyers in Europe, through Android still dominates the worldwide market by a wide margin, according to Kantar Worldpanel ComTech.

By August 5, 2015


Google Street View takes you climbing up Yosemite's El Capitan

The virtual trek up Yosemite's famed mountain is the first time Google is taking Street View users on a vertical journey.

By June 24, 2015


Gecko-inspired adhesive lets you climb walls

Mechanical engineers at Stanford University have developed a substance that mimics gecko toes. Not just for scaling walls in Spiderman-like fashion, the adhesive could help clean up space debris and be used on automobile assembly lines.CNET's Sumi Das visits the research lab where it was created to learn how it works.

By February 25, 2015


'Star Wars' robotic arm lets amputee veteran go rock climbing

The DEKA robotic arm -- funded by DARPA and nicknamed "Luke" -- helped this army vet climb again.

By February 12, 2015


Lenovo reportedly axing its Vibe brand of smartphones

Reports out of China indicate that Lenovo is closing the door on its Vibe series of phones to consolidate its product offerings.

By November 25, 2015


AOL profit sinks in Q1 despite climbing revenue

Earnings fall short of expectations in the quarter as a host of one-time costs depress AOL's bottom line despite revenue growth.

By December 15, 2014


Instagram monthly user tally climbs to 300 million

Usage of the photo-sharing service bought by Facebook in 2012 jumped 50 percent in the past nine months.

By December 10, 2014


Luke Skywalker's kill count nears 370,000 in Star Wars supercut

And you thought Darth Vader was destructive. A supercut video of a famous Jedi's kill count really racks up the numbers.

By November 18, 2015


True or false? Battery myths that need to die

Battery technology may not have changed much in the last couple decades, but common knowledge is even worse.

By November 11, 2015