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Chipmakers helping to give computers a visual cortex

Qualcomm, Broadcom, Samsung, and others are working at the Khronos Group to standardize some nuts and bolts of machine vision. That should let programmers tap into the technology more easily.

By Nov. 19, 2013


Google extends helping hand to Philippines typhoon survivors

Creating a Person Finder and Relief Map, the Web giant looks to help people find loved ones, along with food and shelter, in the aftermath of the devastating natural disaster.

By Nov. 11, 2013


Mobile apps are helping land jobs

Sometimes landing a job is matter is timing -- finding out about the opening as soon as it's posted and applying quickly. Long gone are the days of flipping open the newspaper to the classified section to find a job. These days, job seekers are powering up their mobile devices and perusing a handful of new apps to get hired. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on this growing trend.

By Jul. 30, 2013


Moto X isn't helping Motorola yet as losses widen

Google's smartphone unit continues to be a drag on the search giant's overall financial results.

By Oct. 17, 2013


Helping 'Star Wars' newbies finally embrace the Force

Believe it or not, some people haven't seen "Star Wars." At a screening Saturday night, more than a dozen finally joined one of the world's biggest clubs.

By May. 5, 2013


Is your smartphone helping you be rude?

The New York Times suggests that our smartphones are making it easier for us to bail on social engagements and turning us into "ill-mannered flakes." But weren't we always?

By Oct. 27, 2012


Helping American designers make it in America (video)

In an age when most apparel is made overseas, a new Web site aims to help independent designers manufacture their goods on American soil. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.

By Feb. 14, 2013


Govt proposes helping spread high-speed mobile networks

The proposed relaxing of the rules should kickstart the spread of fast mobile networks, the government hopes.

By May. 6, 2013


Hong Kong gets second helping of Apple Store

The new store will be in Festival Walk in Kowloon Tong, opening this weekend, in another sign of China's importance as a market for Apple.

By Sep. 24, 2012


Skype is not helping the feds spy on its users, it says

The online call service company responds to recent chatter that it was lax on security and privacy, especially when it came to government peeping.

By Jul. 26, 2012