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Astronaut sends first live tweets from space

Thanks to enhanced space station communications, NASA astronaut T.J. Creamer sends live Twitter message Friday rather than e-mailing it to ground operations first.

By January 22, 2010


Add-ons make Firefox a social-network powerhouse

Yoono, the Facebook Toolbar, and TwitterBar keep you tuned in to your friends' posts.

By April 30, 2010


Social network's CEO documents flight nightmare live

David Martin, the CEO of visual update site Kontain, was on the 14-hour nightmare Virgin America flight from LA to NY. He documented the worst parts live using the airline's Wi-Fi.

By March 16, 2010


#OMGConan: The big Digg party Twitter hoax

Word begins spreading on Twitter like wildfire that Conan O'Brien was joining Internet TV network Revision3. But it was actually a hoax that hundreds participated in.

By March 13, 2010


Ashton Kutcher in U.S. tech delegation to Russia

The actor and tech venturist is accompanying tech luminaries in an State Department Innovation Delegation which will attempt to use technology to promote diplomacy.

By February 16, 2010


Gates, the philanthropist, on lessons learned (Q&A)

Microsoft's chairman tells CNET about his philanthropic work over the past year, travels to Africa and India, and his entry into the Twitterverse.

By January 24, 2010


Apple Newton vs Apple iPhone

If you put a 12-year-old Apple Newton MessagePad in the ring next to a brand-new Apple iPhone 3GS, which would win in a fight? Rory and Flora put their boxing gloves on to find out

By November 26, 2009


The best of Photosynth

We'll never tire of the brain-melting swooshy-whooshy 3D photo tool Photosynth. We've picked our favourite 'synths' and they'll blow your mind

By November 23, 2009


Twitter vs the world: Ten scandals that set Twitter alight

From the BNP to the NHS and Moir to Mandelson, Twitter provides a perfect outlet for the masses to unite in protest. We pick ten scandals that saw users throw their tweets out of the pram

By November 20, 2009


Top five celebs who got the Web in 2009

Forget labradoodles and boob jobs. The current essential celebrity accessory is a Web 2.0 strategy -- here are the five who put the most effort into social networking this year

By November 14, 2009