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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015





Posture-correcting wearables

Wearable gadgets have become a serious trend, especially with the rising popularity of smartwatches. There are also wearables to help track your fitness, health and now even posture. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on a handful of the best posture-correcting devices on the market.

By March 11, 2015


Microsoft's new Lumia phone will launch with AT&T in the US

The Lumia 950 and Lumia 950 XL, which arrive in November, are headed down a sales path that has largely fallen out of favor.

By October 6, 2015


Microsoft expanding virtual-reality ambitions with Google Cardboard rival?

Company reportedly promises do-it-yourself headset kits to programmers at an upcoming Russian hackathon, to nudge them into testing ideas for virtual-reality apps.

By September 28, 2015


Snowden backs international campaign to outlaw mass surveillance

Edward Snowden, the NSA contractor who leaked documents to the press, wants the United Nations to pass a proposal to end mass snooping by governments and also protect whistle-blowers like himself.

By September 24, 2015


Apple wins appeals court ruling that may require Samsung to change its devices

A ruling says a lower court erred when it didn't ban Samsung products related to a patent infringement suit from 2014.

By September 17, 2015


Microsoft dangles one-day sale on everything from PCs to smartphones

The sale may be a way to get rid of excess inventory as Microsoft preps new products for the holiday-shopping season.

By September 16, 2015


The moon is shrinking, and the Earth is shaping it

As the moon's core cools and hardens, and the satellite settles into place, the shapes that form on its surface are actually influenced by Earth.

By September 16, 2015


Can't get your startup funded in Silicon Valley? Think Minnesota

Minnesota's entrepreneurs are fiercely loyal to the North Star State and proud of its non-cutthroat, collaborative atmosphere. They also say it's easier to attract investors there.

By September 13, 2015


Google's Android Pay mobile payments service arrives in the US

The search giant's revamped mobile payments effort competes with offerings from Apple and Samsung.

By September 10, 2015