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Five Android apps that prolong your smartphone's battery life

This collection of apps will not only extend the life of your handset, but could also improve its overall performance.

By September 26, 2015


Apple halts use of two harmful chemicals in iPhone assembly

​The tech giant bans the use of benzene and n-hexane in the final assembly of its devices and lowers the maximum use in early production phases.

By August 13, 2014


Portobello mushrooms could power your future phone

Engineers at the University of California at Riverside explore how batteries made with mushrooms could be cheaper to make and less prone to degrading over time.

By September 30, 2015


Should we ban sex robots? Some scientists say yes, I say no

Commentary: Sexbots are no longer just sci-fi fantasies. While some scientists worry they're leading us down a dangerous path, CNET's Bonnie Burton is more concerned for the robots themselves.

By September 21, 2015


UN urges action to combat online violence against women

Almost three quarters of women online have been exposed to some form of cyberviolence, says a new UN report.

By September 25, 2015


Humans can survive in space, but what about the microbes inside us?

A new video miniseries on the International Space Station's One-Year Mission focuses on how the microbes that live in the human body survive in microgravity.

By September 22, 2015


Teen arrested for allegedly having nude photos of himself on his phone

A North Carolina boy finds himself looking at felony sex offender charges in which perpetrator and victim are both him.

By September 21, 2015


US, China discuss deal to limit use of cyberweapons, says report

The countries are in talks to prohibit first strikes against critical infrastructure, according to The New York Times. The negotiations could lead to first-ever arms-control deal for cyberspace.

By September 19, 2015


Virus study infects humanity with a 'vomiting machine'

Researchers create a machine that vomits to study how virus particles emitted when someone throws up can spread through the air and infect others. They had us at "a machine that vomits."

By August 20, 2015


Want to be totally secure on the Internet? Good luck

At Defcon, one of the largest tech security conferences of the year, there's no such thing as total security from hackers.

By August 8, 2015