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Amazon shutters Destinations site after six months

Online retailer pulls the plug on a weekend getaways site that faced heavy competition from established players like Airbnb and TripAdvisor.

By October 14, 2015


Amazon launches Amazon Destinations, for weekend road-trippers

With a new service that offers hotel bookings, and info on dining and attractions, the e-commerce giant joins TripAdvisor, Airbnb and others in the competitive field of online travel agencies.

By April 21, 2015


The world's first 3D-printed, battery powered rocket engine destined for space

New Zealand-based Rocket Lab has built a rocket engine that's not only 3D-printed -- it uses electric motors to drive the turbopumps.

By April 15, 2015


How smartphones offer Syrian refugees a lifeline

Startups and nonprofit organizations are offering high-tech assistance to the hyper-connected wave of Syrian refugees.

By November 27, 2015


Here are 7 common holiday travel nightmares, solved

If you're hitting the road or the skies this holiday season, use these tools to make your journey less of a headache.

By November 19, 2015


Get a glimpse as Wizarding World of Harry Potter goes Hollywood

Accio! Harry Potter fans hoping to summon the Wizarding World of Harry Potter to California get a look inside the upcoming theme park, set to open in the spring.

By November 20, 2015


Chicago finally permits ride-sharing pickups at O'Hare and Midway airports

Starting next year, Lyft, Uber and other ride-share companies will legally be allowed to pick up passengers at the city's major airports and tourist destinations.

By October 28, 2015


Asia-based ride-booking service GrabTaxi to offer carpooling services

The Uber-equivalent of the region plans to offer carpooling services in Singapore and five other countries that will allow customers to save cash on their commute.

By November 11, 2015


Concept cars of the future could act as office spaces on wheels (Tomorrow Daily 270 show notes)

Next won't have a working prototype until at least 2020, but its autonomous car concept is fun to consider. It's hoping to create transparent boxes on wheels that could couple and uncouple from each other as it travels through town.

By November 4, 2015


Help CNET write a sci-fi novel

November is National Novel Writing month, when aspiring scribes commit to drafting a new novel. CNET's Eric Mack plans to write his first sci-fi book, and he wants the world to join in the process.

By October 27, 2015