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Will unicorns turn into 'unicorpses'? VC funding tells a cautionary tale

Investors are pumping the brakes in Silicon Valley. A new report indicates a slowdown in investments is continuing, with some hope for a rebound going into 2017.

By July 19, 2016


'Crowd Control,' part 10: The road to death goes through Delhi

In this installment of CNET's crowdsourced science fiction novel, Rebecca Danish removes the nanobots that keep her young, leaving her with little time left to change the world.

By May 20, 2016


Be a better Web MD with Medical Translator for Chrome

Diagnosing what ails you just got easier with this Chrome extension that translates medical jargon into plain English.

By November 7, 2014


Microsoft Answer Desk to go easy on 'tech jargon'

The software giant unveils an online version of the physical support Answer Desk that's been up and running at the various Microsoft Store outlets.

By December 8, 2011


Supreme Court agrees to hear Aereo case

The US Supreme Court granted a writ of certiori -- jargon for "OK, we'll hear this one" -- in the case pitting the networks against the streamer of over-the-air broadcasts.

By January 10, 2014


Speedy AT&T vs. reliable Verizon: The gap narrows

While Verizon Wireless remains the most reliable network, according to testing firm RootMetrics, AT&T has gotten close, and offers a faster service.

By September 14, 2013


Insider secrets for taking car photos like a pro (CNET On Cars, Episode 25)

How to take great pictures of cars with the camera you already own, demystifying the jargon of modern car design, and why cars are getting better gas mileage -- but you don't notice.

By August 25, 2013


A beginner's guide to telecom jargon, part 8

This week, CNET looks at what it means to create a virtual fence, the difference between a feature phone and smartphone, and why you should always send in your rebates.

By October 2, 2011


A beginner's guide to telecom jargon, part 7

A look at chipsets, Enhanced 911, and why breaking up is hard to do (for companies).

By September 11, 2011


A beginner's guide to telecom jargon, part 6

When telecommunications experts say ecosystem, they aren't talking about shrubbery and animals. CNET explains why.

By August 21, 2011