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Self-driving cars will rule the roads in 2030, says Internet of Things visionary

With no shortage of automakers working on robo-cars, and with Uber already a "sensor platform on wheels," we're well on the way, says MIT vet Kevin Ashton.

By November 11, 2015


Search bookmarks and history super quick in Google Chrome

Time is precious. Don't waste it with inefficiency. Learn the fastest way to find pretty much anything within your Google-powered web browser.

By July 1, 2015


How the 'most hated person in SF' learned tech's limits (Q&A)

Brian Mayer, creator of controversial service ReservationHop, learned what it's like to have a tech creation reviled by the masses. Now, he intends to make things right.

By July 14, 2014


How GE got on track toward the smartest locomotives ever

These sensor-packed locomotives compute some 150,000 data points per minute. CNET Road Trip 2014 got a chance to see how they're built.

By June 21, 2014


FCC frees up 100MHz of spectrum for Wi-Fi

The FCC voted to free up an additional 100MHz of wireless spectrum for unlicensed use in a move that will help alleviate congestion on Wi-Fi networks and pave the way for faster-speed service.

By March 31, 2014


Sony sneers at quad-core 'inefficiency', holds off til 2013

The phone maker won't release any handsets with quad-core processors until next year, according to an executive.

By March 1, 2012


A radical dream for making techno utopias a reality

At Y Combinator, Balaji Srinivasan, a Stanford lecturer and co-founder of genetics startup Counsyl, lays out his proposal for creating opt-in societies where government can't meddle.

By October 19, 2013


Industry debates FCC auction rules for AT&T and Verizon

Debate heats up among wireless industry representatives and experts during a Senate subcommittee hearing as the two sides argued whether the FCC should impose rules on how much spectrum AT&T and Verizon should be allowed to acquire in the upcoming incentive spectrum auction.

By June 4, 2013


Thermostat whiz Nest wants to reset your peak power use

The new Nest Energy Services are a set of tech-driven features intended to help you and utility companies reduce energy demand during peak periods -- without you losing control of your comfort.

By April 22, 2013


Digital storage basics, Part 4: SSD explained

Do you know that there's a garbage collection inside your SSD? It's true! CNET editor Dong Ngo explains that and more. He also answers SSD-related questions.

By March 1, 2013