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'Like dragon scales': Pluto ripples with weird snakeskin-like features

The latest batch of photos from the New Horizons craft zoom in on the former planet to reveal weird sights straight out of science fiction.

By September 24, 2015


Inside Google's master plan for faster, sharper streaming video

Google is working on a new technology called VP10 that will allow it to squeeze higher-quality video over broadband and mobile networks. And thanks to patent issues with a rival standard, it has a chance to catch on.

By August 28, 2015


Life's a breach: Reported attack on United Airlines shows everyone has valuable data to protect

No longer focused on stealing credit card numbers alone, hackers are flexing seriously dangerous muscle, security experts say.

By July 29, 2015


The secret alliance that could give the Web a massive speed boost

An unusually broad tie-up of browser makers is working on faster Web performance using new technology that bridges a years-old divide in the browser world.

By June 18, 2015


Using intentions to control a robotic prosthetic

A neural implant on the area of the brain that controls the patient's intention to move could be the key to better robotic prosthetics.

By May 21, 2015


This is what sunset looks like on Mars

The Curiosity rover's high-resolution camera has returned pictures of a dusty sunset on the Red Planet.

By May 10, 2015


Lenovo's Superfish screwup highlights biggest problem in software

By not properly vetting the Superfish adware, Lenovo became the most recent unwitting example of broken links in the software supply chain.

By February 27, 2015


Rare Alan Turing journal shows his genius at work

CNET gets a deeper look at the hidden notebook from the "father of modern computing," before it goes up for auction.

By February 14, 2015


Expect the One M9 at HTC's March launch event

HTC's press conference at Mobile World Congress gets an official date and time. Get ready to welcome the One M8 successor, and maybe more.

By January 16, 2015


HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web's future

The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web's future is a mess.

By October 28, 2014