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GM and its Facebook ads: The knives are out

General Motors spent $10M in Facebook ad money badly and got a lousy response, I'm told by a knowledgeable-but-opinionated person. It's part of a pre-IPO backlash over Facebook's heavy reliance on ads for revenue.

By May 16, 2012


At Victorinox, making Swiss Army Knives (photos)

Road Trip 2011: In a tiny village in central Switzerland, every single official Swiss Army Knife is made using time-honored techniques--and a lot of pride. CNET got a look behind the scenes.

39 Images By July 12, 2011


If only Justin robot could catch knives, not balls

Rollin' Justin is an iPad-controlled humanoid that can catch two thrown balls at once. That's a neat trick, but knives would be more neat.

By April 29, 2011


Sharp idea: Olympic stadium from recycled knives

First medals from recycled consumer electronics, and now a stadium made from confiscated weapons. We're really liking this emphasis on recycling.

By January 26, 2010


Hone your knives at home

If you have an older set of knives, the AccuSharp 001 Knife Sharpener can make them cut like new.

By September 13, 2009


Knives with ap-peel

These knives incorporate other cutting tools into the blades to cut down on kitchen clutter.

By September 9, 2009


Robots cook ramen, fight with knives, threaten mankind (video)

Once robots started cooking you knew it was just a matter of time before they learned to fight with knives.

By August 6, 2009


Colorful kitchen knives

Kuhn Rikon offers a rainbow of colors for its new Nonstick Paring Knives.

By July 19, 2009


The Porsche of knives, literally

F. A. Porsche--yes, that Porsche--has designed a set of knives with an impressive level of quality and a unique look.

By November 4, 2008


Ditch the knives for a chopper

There are special knives for just about anything you can do to a fruit or vegetable. The Professional Multi-Chopper can eliminate your need for those different blades.

By July 31, 2008