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Facebook's Oculus virtual-reality division: Let's not go crazy with the hype

The world's largest social network has pledged big-time support for this nascent technology but warns that VR may have small-time sales in the beginning.

By September 25, 2015


Celebrate Hobbit Day, question Star Wars hype with the CraveCast

It's Frodo's birthday! Join the CraveCast crew as they party Shire-style and debate the dark side of the Star Wars hype machine and, also, sexbots.

By September 22, 2015


League of Legends: Inside the hype with a pro commentator

CNET checks in with a professional League of Legends e-sport commentator on how to better understand how the professionals play one of the biggest games on the planet.

By September 1, 2015


Real talk: Deciphering the wireless marketing hype

US wireless operators are revving their marketing machines to persuade customers to switch carriers. How do you separate the hype from the reality? CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice.

By April 11, 2015


Bond's on a dark mission in final 'Spectre' 007 trailer

Sony Pictures has released the final trailer for the upcoming 007 film "Spectre," building the hype for James Bond's triumphant return to the big screen.

By October 2, 2015


With Apple Watch, wearable tech may start living up to the hype

Few smartwatches have so far resonated with consumers. Apple is trying to drag the entire category into the mainstream with what it calls "the most advanced timepiece ever created."

By March 9, 2015


Las Vegas odds on who will set foot on Mars first are totally nuts

Oddsmakers apply statistical science to pick sports winners, but CNET's Eric Mack says one handicapper seems to have ignored the stats when picking the team of scientists to win the race to Mars.

By October 2, 2015


Apple, Google lead tech takeover of top global brands

Lenovo, PayPal and Lego join the technology titans in Interbrand's 2015 list of the 100 top global brands.

By October 5, 2015


Crave Ep. 221: Ready to shave with lasers?

The Skarp laser razor on Kickstarter promises to give you a close shave without all the irritation.

By October 1, 2015


Microsoft expanding virtual-reality ambitions with Google Cardboard rival?

Company reportedly promises do-it-yourself headset kits to programmers at an upcoming Russian hackathon, to nudge them into testing ideas for virtual-reality apps.

By September 28, 2015