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Weeding out toxic toys

The Web site HealthyToys.org provides parents and gift-givers a much-needed resource to help weed out the toys that contain high levels of lead, arsenic, mercury, PVC plastic, and other chemicals.

By Dec. 18, 2007


US government begins loosening decades-old grip on the Internet

ICANN, eager to wean itself from the US Commerce Department, will set up the "multistakeholder" governance it has sought for overseeing the Internet's core workings.

By Mar. 14, 2014


Where the Swiss Army knife gets made

Road Trip 2011: CNET visits the factory where every single Victorinox Swiss Army knife is made--and it's a visual feast.

By Jul. 12, 2011


Amusing @SochiProblems spotlights early Olympics fails

Reporters arriving in Russia for the winter games report Sochi might not be quite ready for the world. One Twitter handle has taken on the responsibility of aggregating the insanity that has ensued.

By Feb. 6, 2014


For tablets and cellular, it's go time

Tablets typically have not wandered far from Wi-Fi. But their unique mix of media gluttony and easy mobility are putting the spotlight on the oft forgotten modem.

By Dec. 21, 2013


Ex-Acer CEO speaks out on rift with board

In interview with AllThingsD, Gianfranco Lanci says his former employers worried about the "de-Taiwanization" of the company when he tried to make the company more global.

By May. 9, 2011


Think tank to EU: Unbundle Windows on PCs

Globalization Institute recommends PCs be sold without operating systems to allow for OS competition and innovation.

By Sep. 24, 2007


Microsoft shoots down Google's Dart language

Strong backing for JavaScript means Google's alternative programming language won't have an easy time finding a foothold on the Web.

By Nov. 23, 2011


Acer slams ex-CEO's account of ousting

The company today denies having any fear of globalization, which its former chief Gianfranco Lanci asserted in an interview earlier this week.

By May. 11, 2011