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Uber hit with lawsuit over alleged sexual assaults

The ride-hailing company is being sued after two women allege they were sexually assaulted by Uber drivers. The plaintiffs say Uber needs to do more to keep passengers safe.

By October 8, 2015


Google to spin out game maker Niantic Labs as independent company

The search giant is splitting from the maker of the game Ingress, only days after Google announced a massive restructuring.

By August 12, 2015


For startups in Vietnam, independence has its challenges

Road Trip 2015: The second half of a two-part series about Vietnam's startup scene takes a deeper look at some rare success stories and how the country is fostering -- and hindering -- its homegrown tech community.

By July 27, 2015


Now independent, PayPal worth nearly $50 billion

The digital-payments company should see a bright future as a standalone business, in contrast to former parent eBay's need for a turnaround.

By July 20, 2015


eBay gives investors a date for PayPal's independent market debut

The e-tail giant will be separating its online payment and commerce companies in mid July. Shares will be split, tax-free, right down the middle for current shareholders.

By June 26, 2015


Why some of today's hottest video games are coming from small, independent studios

Affectionately known as "indies," these developers and their eccentric games are now sought after by the biggest names in the industry.

By June 17, 2015


This robot could one day work aboard the ISS

A robot being developed for manipulation tasks has demonstrated its ability to perform a complex job in a mock International Space Station scenario.

By October 12, 2015


Uber's redesigned driver app aims to boost income, rider satisfaction

The updated app is meant to give drivers information about how to increase their earnings and to improve the service they provide customers.

By October 13, 2015


Cheap prosthetic arms let kids become a Jedi Knight, Iron Man or Elsa

Open Bionics, a UK-based company that makes affordable prosthetic limbs, has partnered with Disney to create bionic arms that let kids feel like Elsa from "Frozen," Iron Man or a Jedi for less than $500.

By October 13, 2015


ALS patient more independent with tech

Eric Valor has been living with ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease, for nearly a decade, but he says technology, including a brainwave-sensing headset, has let him maintain a high quality of life. CNET's Kara Tsuboi visits him at home to learn how.

By August 30, 2014