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Wallace's Wrong Trousers scientifically feasible

The gravity-defying Techno Trousers of "Wallace & Gromit: The Wrong Trousers" could actually work -- albeit for only a short period of time.

By July 17, 2014


Haynes car repair manuals go online

Auto repair manual printer Haynes moves to the digital age by making its top 50 manuals available online.

By November 29, 2011


Haynes taking its auto repair manuals online

Haynes, the well-known publisher of automotive repair manuals, moves from print to the Web, making its top 50 manuals available to home mechanics.

By June 23, 2011


iPhone 5 repairs won't come cheap

Fixing a busted iPhone screen can cost a pretty penny. And, it appears that repairs for each iteration of the device are getting more expensive.

By May 23, 2013


Star Wars says 'no!'

A Star Wars supercut has collated every single use of the word "no" across all six films.

By October 3, 2012


FBI renews broad Internet surveillance push

Director Robert Mueller tells Congress that police are "increasingly unable" to bring criminals to justice because rapid advances in technology thwart surveillance.

By September 22, 2012


FBI 'looking at' law making Web sites wiretap-ready, director says

Director Robert Mueller says FBI needs to be able to "capture communications" of people under surveillance, but declines to elaborate on renewed lobbying effort reported by CNET two weeks ago.

By May 18, 2012


FBI: We need wiretap-ready Web sites - now

CNET learns the FBI is quietly pushing its plan to force surveillance backdoors on social networks, VoIP, and Web e-mail providers, and that the bureau is asking Internet companies not to oppose a law making those backdoors mandatory.

By May 4, 2012


RepairPal now rates and reviews thousands of auto shops

Not a Yelp for auto shops, but rather an audited listing of repair shops that measure up.

By May 1, 2012


Why Yahoo's going for the Facebook 'cashectomy' just now

Unless this is part of a bigger blood feud, the sides may very well decide to split the difference and cut a deal.

By March 12, 2012