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Water sensors confirm you're a klutz

As klutzy Apple laptop users know, damage from spilt water, coffee, or other liquids is not covered under the standard warranty. To uncover any potential for warranty fraud, it's rumored the Cupertino, Calif.-based company has installed liquid sensors in its new line of MacBooks and MacBook Pros. CNET's Kara Tsuboi looks into the rumored move and the potential for false-positives.

By Oct. 31, 2008


Are you a klutz? Perhaps you could use an extended warranty with that notebook...

Are you a klutz? Perhaps you could use an extended warranty with that notebook...

By Jul. 24, 2006


Razer Christine concept is a stress-free custom-built PC

Project Christine is a concept custom-build PC system where you don't have to worry about breaking the components -- just click new units into place.

By Jan. 8, 2014


Star Wars Reads Day: Books? A Jedi craves these things

Jedi, stormtroopers, Jawas, Ewoks, and book lovers alike will grab their favorite books and gather for the third annual Star Wars Reads Day, to be held in October.

By Apr. 7, 2014

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Ricoh WG-4 GPS (Blue)

This update to one of the toughest point-and-shoots around is now ready to be mounted to your bike, helmet, or car.

By Feb. 5, 2014

MSRP: $379.95


Controversy surrounds 'Bristlebots' book

Inventors say they created the "bristelebot"--a combo of a robot and a toothbrush--in 2007, before a book on same subject was done, but publisher says book was already in works then.

By Feb. 20, 2009


Makers, book publisher reach 'bristlebots' accord

After uproar in the blogosphere over whether the publisher of a new book would credit the work of two Silicon Valley makers, it seems all has been worked out.

By Feb. 23, 2009


Ballistic LifeStyle Smooth Series for Apple iPhone 4/4S

Ballistic's LifeStyle Smooth Series is an affordable, stylish, and durable case with just a few quirks.

By Apr. 27, 2012

3.5 stars Editor's rating Apr. 27, 2012

Is Republic's $19 cell phone service too good to be true?

Republic Wireless's $19 wireless service is a steal. But is it too good to be true? In this edition of Ask Maggie, CNET's Marguerite Reardon highlights why you get what you pay for with this service.

By Feb. 22, 2013


Bread board-igami

Folding bread board can be rearranged into different shapes for cutting different shapes of bread.

By Oct. 27, 2008