A software update for Amazon's $40 or £35 streaming dongle also brings "captive portal" Wi-Fi access, while the Fire TV box gets expandable USB storage and Bluetooth headphone support.
Apple Watch wearers can unlock hotel room doors and get notifications.
An Airbnb trip "doesn't end when you leave -- when you go home it changes you somehow," says head of engineering Mike Curtis.
John Hopkins University scientists are currently working on what they're calling "micrograbbers" made of hydrogel and stiff polymers. Someday, they hope to send these tiny objects into your body to perform procedures that might otherwise be invasive.
On today's show, Khail and Ashley marvel at tiny robots made to collect samples inside your body and dissolve after they're done, start saving up to stay at the Godzilla Hotel in Tokyo, and show you a retired engineer's violin-playing robot.
Domo arigato, Mr. Roboto, for helping me with my luggage. Hen-na Hotel in Japan is set to open with check-in bots and robot concierges, porters and maids. So we don't have to tip them, right?
Now's the time to plan that romantic Valentine's Day getaway for you and your sweetheart. Beat overpriced hotel rates by searching for last-minute deals online. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi introduces us to new resources for saving money on weekends away.
In light of customer protests, Marriott stops blocking personal hot spots, but continues to seek guidance from FCC on how to maintain Internet security at hotels.
The hotel that inspired one of Stephen King's most famous books now wants a truly awesome hedge maze for visitors to get lost in.
The Union Street Guest House in New York faces Internet fury after its policy to fine wedding parties $500 for each bad review goes viral.