We can't decide what we're more excited about today: the Episode VII X-wing J.J. Abrams unveiled, or the Rickrolling remote. Just kidding. We're way more excited about the X-wing. Even Rick Astley is more excited about the new X-wing (probably).
What happens when you stick six wannabe astronauts in crammed quarters in the middle of nowhere for months? A NASA-funded study seeks to find out.
The R. Buckminster Fuller dome home in Carbondale, Ill., is a lot less dangerous and a lot more sustainable than Mad Max's Thunderdome. It's the proud parent of all geodesic dome homes.
Google updates its iOS developer tools so that any developer can integrate Google Maps into the apps they produce.
The Spitzer infrared telescope discovers solid buckyballs in space for the first time, giving astronomers clues into the nature of matter in deep space.
Efficient LED lighting gets ready for a close-up moment as the light source for the ball that falls in Times Square on New Year's Eve.
This phase of the Geek's Guide to Route 66 wraps up with some praise (and a little criticism) of the gadgets that came along for the ride. Here's a sneak preview: the iPad 2 wins awards as both the best and most frustrating.
The communication software maker offers a mobile instant-messaging service that takes aim at text messaging. Find out how it performs.
In a censorship FAIL, Facebook removes photo of nude sculpture from Burning Man but reverses decision later.
There's a whole team behind the special Google logos that mark holidays, big events, and VIP birthdays. CNET's Daniel Terdiman witnesses the Doodlers in process.