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Smarter driver: Drowsy-driving tech

Brian Cooley takes a look at new technology from car makers that can help detect when you're sleepy.

By February 9, 2015


I had my brain scanned by a computer and all I got was this lousy T-shirt

Clothing brand Uniqlo has a new feature: a brain-wave-reading device that will pick a T-shirt based on your mood. But does it work? CNET's Nic Healey decided to investigate.

By October 8, 2015


Arrests made over zombifying drug known as 'devil's breath'

Can a sniff of powder believed to be used by witches in the Middle Ages turn you into a zombie at the beck and call of your attacker? Maybe so, three arrests in Paris indicate.

By September 3, 2015


Your childhood's dead: Marge and Homer Simpson are splitting up

In an interview with Variety, "The Simpsons" Executive Producer Al Jean reveals that everyone's favorite parents Marge and Homer Simpson are headed to Splitsville. D'oh!

By June 10, 2015


Adult Swim's allergy relief commercial turns surreal

"Unedited Footage of a Bear" parody video shows the perils of allergy medicine side effects as a horror film. Next time, read the small print.

By December 28, 2014


Taking touch beyond the screen with futuristic human interface concepts at CEATEC 2013

Japan's biggest annual consumer electronics show is always home to some fascinating conceptual gadgets. We take a look at a few new ways of interacting with devices from this year's CEATEC.

By October 3, 2013


Ford tech keeps drowsy drivers in check

Nodding off behind the wheel may be the ultimate form of distracted driving, and Ford is the latest manufacturer to use technology to keep drivers alert behind the wheel.

By October 31, 2011


Anti-drowsy-driving company releases iPhone, iPad app

Smartphones are often thought of as driver distractions in cars, but could a new app actually help save lives? Anti Sleep Pilot, an automotive technology company in Denmark, has released an app for iPhones and iPads that monitors driver alertness and calculates when a driver is too drowsy to drive.

By February 25, 2011


Denso's dashboard watches for drowsy drivers

At this year's Detroit auto show, Denso showed off a concept dashboard that merged robotics, a smartphone app, and traffic infrastructure integration.

By January 10, 2011


Ford upgrades virtual reality simulator

Ford recently upgraded its Virtual Test Track Experiment simulator with improved image rendering technologies and capabilities to study driver performance.

By February 21, 2012