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All you need to know about OS X El Capitan

The next version of Apple's Mac software is available for download. CNET explains where you can get it and how to use it.

By September 30, 2015


Snowden slip-up leads to 47GB avalanche of Twitter e-mail notifications

Technically Incorrect: He might pose as a tech expert. But even the best make mistakes. Having signed up for Twitter, Edward Snowden gets buried in e-mail notifications from followers.

By October 1, 2015


Nest Learning Thermostat Third Generation

Nest is still our choice for best overall smart thermostat, but it isn't massively different from the second-gen model and the gap is narrowing as other brands introduce solid competitors.

By September 1, 2015

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With El Capitan, Apple's apps and operating system learn a few new tricks

Apple's latest update to OS X, El Capitan, is now available as a free download.

By September 29, 2015


5 life lessons we learned from #PizzaRat

A hero rat seen carrying a large slice of New York pizza down a subway staircase becomes an online sensation and an inspiration to us all.

By September 21, 2015


Yes, you need to read your oven manual. Here's why.

Manufacturers have included a multitude of settings and advanced cooking technology in new ovens to make cooking easier. All these enhancements have made your oven manual required reading. Here are seven things you'll learn from your instruction guide.

By September 15, 2015


Guy shocks his own tongue to learn more about electricity

YouTuber Mehdi Sadaghdar shows how the pain caused by electricity varies according to frequency by hooking some electrodes up to his own tongue. No, seriously.

By August 31, 2015


I wore a Ghostbusters suit for a week, and here's what I learned

When you need someone to walk around in a Ghostbusters jumpsuit, who ya gonna call? CNET guinea pig Danny Gallagher, who learned a lot about himself (and heat exhaustion) from the adventure.

By August 14, 2015


Learn the ABCs of Google's Alphabet

Google is now a subsidiary of a new company called Alphabet. Get the facts behind Google's reorganization and learn which projects make up the Alphabet soup.

By August 11, 2015


Learn how to set money on fire without actually burning it

The Bearded Science Guy shows you a cool way to make it look like you're burning cash without violating Title 18, Part 1, Chapter 17, Section 333 of the US Code.

By August 7, 2015