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The biggest tech turkeys of 2015

The year's most notable embarrassments in technology run the gamut from the industry's inability to secure our personal data to the blunders of Airbnb, Twitter and Tinder.

By November 24, 2015


Amazon, the king of e-commerce, gets primed for 2016

Amazon's Prime membership service will help the company continue to dominate online shopping, this holiday season and beyond.

By November 30, 2015


​Drones in 2015 move from 'wow, that's neat' to 'uh-oh'

These aerial toys and tools now are on the FAA's regulatory radar. Rules are tightening for consumers but should loosen for businesses.

By December 1, 2015


Amazon delivery drones get a new look

Two years on from its unveiling, Amazon Prime Air now features a sleeker, smarter unmanned aircraft. When it will be cleared for takeoff remains anyone's guess.

By November 29, 2015


Top chips exec Weili Dai sees 'hopeful' future for women in tech (Q&A)

Dai, co-founder of chipmaker Marvell and one of the US' wealthiest women, says that with a better ecosystem of support and encouragement, women will be able to contribute their natural talents to tech.

By August 29, 2015


Farewell to hope of life on Kepler-438b

One of the most Earth-like planets located by the Kepler mission is uninhabitable after all, due to its very active star.

By November 18, 2015


​BrewBot hopes its machine will make craft-beer brewing a breeze

Hipster companies and home-brew experimenters may be able to slake their thirst for small batches of beer with little effort thanks to a Northern Ireland startup's $4,000 automated system.

By November 3, 2015


Physics whizzes create 'black hole' to stop urinal splash-back

Aiming to keep khakis clean of urine droplets, a team of researchers turn to moss to develop an insert that will grab more pee.

By November 30, 2015


Marvel's 'Doctor Strange' begins filming, reveals list of main cast

Marvel unveils the filming locations of "Doctor Strange" and drops more casting news sans specific roles. CNET's Bonnie Burton knows who she hopes Rachel McAdams and Mads Mikkelsen are playing.

By November 27, 2015


Startup hopes energy harvested from the air will power smart homes and wearables

A new technology called Freevolt converts the babble of radio waves into electrical power that can run wireless sensors and other devices.

By September 30, 2015