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The best apps to beat loneliness on Valentine's Day

There are mobile apps for everything, including quite a few that help you meet people. It's time to swallow your pride and try online dating.

By February 12, 2015


Loneliness narrows the uncanny valley

Starved for a little social contact? The face of a robot or doll will seem more alive to you than to someone with a brimming social life.

By September 8, 2014


The more women post on Facebook, the lonelier they are, study says

A study finds that women who put more of their favorite books and movies -- and their relationship status -- out for public viewing on Facebook are also more lonely.

By May 26, 2014


'The Martian' gives Matt Damon's spaceman too much space (review)

Ridley Scott's adaptation of Andy Weir's hit novel is nerdy fun but lacks the dramatic rocket fuel to really blast off.

By September 22, 2015


Should we ban sex robots? Some scientists say yes, I say no

Commentary: Sexbots are no longer just sci-fi fantasies. While some scientists worry they're leading us down a dangerous path, CNET's Bonnie Burton is more concerned for the robots themselves.

By September 21, 2015


The eerie robots of 'Humans' hold a black mirror to our darkest fears

AMC and Channel 4's new TV show sees smiling, servile "synths" in every home... but is it them or us who should be feared?

By June 13, 2015


Stephen Hawking says assisted suicide a possibility for him

Technically Incorrect: The astrophysicist says in an interview that he fears being a burden. However, he still hopes to unravel more about the universe before he goes.

By June 3, 2015


Why a speed-loving techie loves slow-moving train travel

Commentary: A slow rail journey from Albuquerque to New York City gives Crave writer Amanda Kooser plenty of time to contemplate how trains fit into a world where so many people prize velocity.

By April 27, 2015


Man meets boy online, and provocative short film follows their story

Is it ever OK for a grown man to chat with a young stranger online? "Windscreenwiperman" doesn't have any answers, but it sure raises a lot of questions.

By March 24, 2015


iPhone noodle bowl dock frees your hands, fights loneliness

The 'Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl' also doubles as a sound amplifier.

By February 13, 2013