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Colin Kaepernick sidesteps NFL Beats ban with masking tape

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick found a way to avoid the NFL's $10,000 fine for wearing non-Bose headphones. All he needed was a little athletic tape.

By October 14, 2014


Colin Kaepernick: NFL fined me $10,000 for wearing Beats headphones

The 49ers quarterback wore pink ones, apparently to support the NFL's breast cancer initiative. But no matter. Bose will be Bose.

By October 9, 2014


Appliance Science: How robotic vacuums navigate

Robot vacuums can navigate your home, sweeping up dirt while avoiding falling down stairs. How do they find their way? Appliance Science looks at the science of robot navigation.

By October 6, 2015


Choosing the right thermostat for the CNET Smart Home

Smart thermostats are one of the more competitive niches in the smart home. Here's how we narrowed down our choices.

By October 8, 2015


Colin Powell, pioneer of the selfie?

In a Facebook post, General Colin Powell proves that long before there were cell phones, he was self-photographing.

By March 13, 2014


'Steve Jobs', Star Wars and the technology-obsessed films of the London Film Festival 2015

From documentaries to horror movies, LFF 2015 features a number of films exploring changing technology. Here's all the films you need to know about.

By September 28, 2015


Smart bulbs vs. smart switches: The pros and cons of connected lighting

Thinking about automating your home's lighting? There are a lot of ways to do it -- here's how to pick what's best for you.

By September 22, 2015


Unboiled eggs and mammal bladders: The Ig Nobel Prize goes to...

This year's winners include an experiment that unboiled an egg, a study that tested how long it takes mammals to empty their bladders and other strange breakthroughs that sound like bar bets.

By September 19, 2015


Use the cloud to make your garden grow with the Smart Outdoors Buying Guide

Expand your smart home beyond your outer walls with connected outdoor tech.

By September 16, 2015


​Appliance Science: The firm chemistry of gelatin

How does a single chemical transform water into the tasty treat called Jell-O? We look at the chemistry of gelatin, the chemical behind Jell-O.

By September 10, 2015