The second generation of the energy-saving Nest Learning Thermostat puts this device even further ahead of the (nearly nonexistent) competition.
As part of Road Trip 2015, CNET visits Mcity, a 32-acre fake city in Michigan designed to test self-driving cars' navigation and communication abilities -- and to keep research from migrating to Silicon Valley.
Commentary: Blair Levin, chief author of the National Broadband Plan, offers insight on what Google Fiber has taught policymakers about how to get very high-speed broadband service to all Americans.
The National Geographic show "Science of Stupid" explains what happens when you oversteer or understeer (beside the part where you skid into a guardrail and your insurance premium goes up).
An artist and a geologist team up to create a homemade volcano that produces molten lava -- in the name of art, science and being totally frickin' awesome.
Georgia Tech creates a form of artificial intelligence that learns how to build Super Mario Bros. levels by watching gameplay videos. Because computers need lower productivity levels too.
The e-commerce giant creates a new in-house tool designed to make its customer-reviews setup more up-to-date and helpful.
A program called "MarI/0" teaches itself to play the SNES classic Super Mario World. Better that than learning mankind's weaknesses so it can take over the world.
The new $250 KitchenAid Siphon Brewer makes fantastically tasty coffee using vacuum and vapor pressure, but is tricky to operate and clean.
We learned early on in the original "Star Wars" trilogy that you should always let the Wookiee win, but we never really found out why. Here's how Han Solo learned that painful lesson firsthand.