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Fitbit Charge HR, Surge activity trackers can now detect workouts, better track your heart rate

The update can automatically detect what kind of sport or activity you're engaged in, from aerobics to Zumba.

By November 23, 2015


Here's that mashup of 'Star Wars' and 'True Detective' you wanted

The "Star Wars" galaxy collides with the "True Detective" universe in an opening-credits sequence full of droids, Jedi and Sith.

By August 10, 2015


Tricorder-like tech could detect bombs, tumors

Taking on a challenge from DARPA, Stanford scientists create scanning technology similar to the piece of Star Trek gear that's "the holy grail of detection devices."

By November 13, 2015


Microsoft's Hello facial detection system tells twins apart

The new log-in system for Windows 10 recognizes your face -- and reportedly can distinguish you from your identical twin.

By August 24, 2015


New free tool detects Hacking Team exploits

If you're concerned you may be the unwitting victim of the firm's exploits, download this free tool.

By July 21, 2015


High school installs microphone system to detect gunfire

Technically Incorrect: A California school claims to be the first to use ShotSpotter technology as "next wave in student and staff safety."

By June 21, 2015


Flexible sensor lets humans detect magnetic fields

A newly developed thin, flexible magnetic sensor could heighten human perception, and it's pliable enough to be crumpled and scrunched while retaining functionality.

By February 3, 2015


Search for clues and scandal in the 'Sherlock' coloring book

The new BBC "Sherlock" coloring book can keep fans busy as we wait for the new series to begin. And it could hold revelations for serious detectives hoping for hints about Mrs. Watson's past.

By November 9, 2015


Why you should watch 'Longmire,' a love letter to Luddites with a cowboy twist

Commentary: Now that Netflix has renewed "Longmire," CNET's Bonnie Burton tells you why you'll want to start binge-watching a crime drama about a sheriff who refuses to get a cell phone.

By November 3, 2015


Affordable 'CSI': Detect Ebola, cancer genes at home

A Kickstarter campaign aims to bring the tools of DNA analysis to biohackers and researchers without access to expensive lab equipment.

By November 10, 2014