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Google comes under Alphabet's spell today

The company says today's the day it wraps up the transformation into a holding company for its numerous businesses.

By October 2, 2015


Smarter Driver: New thinking on driver distraction

Brian Cooley runs down new research by the IIHS and Virginia Tech Transportation Institute on driver distraction and what causes it.

By November 24, 2014


Readers' reaction: Fitness trackers -- motivation or pure distraction?

Love them, hate them, or some where in between, CNET Facebook fans tell us what they think of fitness tracking devices.

By November 18, 2014


Fitness trackers: Motivation or pure distraction?

Donald Bell thinks fitness trackers don't make him healthy, they make him neurotic. Want to get in shape? Go outside. #nerdrage

By November 11, 2014


Top 5: Dashboard distractions

Brian Cooley runs down the five most distracting dashboard technologies in your car's head unit.

November 10, 2014


Use WikiTweaks to avoid distractions on Wikipedia

Want to stay focused when reading about a topic on Wikipedia, but your curiosity is piqued by the links in the text? Check out this Chrome extension to stay on track.

By October 30, 2014


Dual-screen smartphones gone wrong (roundup)

LG's new V10 shows some second-screen restraint compared to the epic clunkers that came before.

By October 2, 2015


Orion's Belt is made of leather, and other hilarious #NewSpaceFacts

Comedy Central's nightly #HashtagWars game on Twitter reveals important information about the goings-on in our universe and beyond. Note: Matt Damon is from Mars, Ben Affleck is from Venus.

By October 6, 2015


Apps to help you get organized and get tasks done

Instead of your smartphone being a distraction, use it to stay organized. In the Tech Minute, CNET's Sharon Profis has three apps to help you be more productive.

By September 23, 2015


2016 Ford Mustang GT350 unleashed

The new, hotter Mustang uses a technology few mortals cars contain.

By September 28, 2015