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Surplus food for the homeless is just an app away

On-demand smartphone apps are known for addressing the whims and desires of the comfortable. It turns out they can also serve the greater good.

By June 21, 2015


​Fool me once: EPA to enhance emissions testing post VW scandal

US Environmental Protection Agency will use random spot checks to expose technologies that may allow cars to skirt emissions standards.

By September 25, 2015


Chevrolet 2016 Volt's EPA label boasts 53-mile EV range

Chevy's second-generation Volt RE-EV improves both its stated electric and gasoline-powered efficiency.

By August 3, 2015


The fascinating stories of the X-Wing extras who were never stars, but were in 'Star Wars'

A long time ago, in a film studio far, far away, a ragtag alliance of unknown extras donned alien masks to shoot a low-budget sci-fi movie. New documentary "Elstree 1976" tells their stories -- CNET met its director, Jon Spira.

By October 9, 2015


George R.R. Martin's 'werewolf noir' novella to become a Cinemax TV pilot

Does the thought of a crime procedural about a werewolf debt collector make you howl with delight? It could soon be on the way thanks to the "Game of Thrones" author's latest print-to-TV project.

By October 12, 2015


Volkswagen pulls diesels from 2016 model year lineup

In response to the scandal over its diesel car emissions, Volkswagen withdraws its application to the EPA to certify its 2016 model year diesel vehicles in the US.

By October 7, 2015


VW emissions scandal could cost $86B, says Credit Suisse

VW's rapidly mushrooming diesel emissions conundrum could cost it up to $86B, argues major financial services company Credit Suisse.

By October 2, 2015


Volkswagen, Audi accused of using software to cheat US diesel emissions tests

In an open letter to the automaker and an official release, the EPA claims that VW's diesels aren't as clean as you'd think.

By September 18, 2015


Volkswagen's other crimes (according to Conan O'Brien)

It wasn't just a little environmental fiddling. It was far, far more.

By September 30, 2015


Stephen Hawking says nomadic aliens might crush us

Technically Incorrect: The famed physicist says that simple math makes him believe there are aliens out there.

By September 30, 2015