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Bill Nye the Beethoven nut survives natural selection

The Science Guy improved in Week 2 of "Dancing With The Stars." Pretending to be Beethoven dancing the paso doble, he lives to dance another day.

By September 24, 2013


Twelve South's BookBook opens on iPhone 4

Mac accessory maker extends its line of fancy leather cases for literary types to the iPhone 4, and, in a novel twist, turns it into a wallet too.

By July 26, 2011


Buzz Out Loud 1466: Google and the nine OS strategy, and Microsoft buys Skype (Podcast)

Huge news day today, with Google's I/O presentation packing about a day's worth of news into a single hourlong presentation--and this is just the first day. We wonder whether Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich, and Chrome OS can exist in the same world, and whether the music labels will ever again get a seat at the table. Plus, why Microsoft bought Skype, cellphones getting disaster notification texts, and the New Yorker comes to the iPad. --Molly

By May 10, 2011


Google Earth treasure hunt leads to £44,000 prize

An upcoming puzzle book will give braniacs the chance to win €50,000 by identifying a particular location on Google Earth, adding a digital twist to the traditional treasure hunt.

By April 15, 2011


How much mobile data do you really need?

Most networks have started offering 'unlimited' mobile Internet, but there's a fair-use catch, and smart phones are eating up more data than ever. So how much data is really enough?

By August 14, 2009


CNET UK Podcast 120: Apple makes some serious wedge

This week on the CNET UK podcast, we discussed rising profits at Apple amid its SEC 'issues', plus there's some dramatized feedback from Miss Ella Morton

By January 23, 2009


5 questions for woman selling her virginity online

Natalie Dylan is selling her virginity on Bunnyranch.com, and bidding is up to $3.8 million. But is it really such a simple business deal?

By January 12, 2009


Episode 597: Duh. Google phone.

Was there other news today? I guess there's a little news, but it's really all about the Google phone. Which is not a phone. Huh.

By November 5, 2007


HP MediaSmart TV: Clever show-it-all telly

Come and take a look at the new MediaSmart TVs from HP. These tellies are so smart they should probably sign up for Mensa

By January 10, 2007


MSN to sponsor IQ events

MSN Search will be the corporate sponsor of events of the IQ club American Mensa this year.

February 22, 2005