The Japanese appliance maker hopes to help tackle two major problems Southeast Asians are struggling against -- polluted air and mosquitoes.
Ten contenders enter the Google Impact Challenge, proposing new technology that will help people around the world.
Along with summer comes cookouts, swimming, and mosquitoes -- lots of them. Instead of slathering on repellent, turn to your smartphone to keep pesky critters at bay. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on apps designed to repel mosquitoes.
A cheap new contraption called the Solar Scare Mosquito busts breeding in the pesky little biters.
Commentary: CNET's Stephen Shankland knew a smartphone would be a help with a new baby in the house. He didn't realize how much -- even that selfie-cam came in handy.
The drug that comes in a little blue pill could help keep malaria contained by stiffening up the parasite that causes it, say researchers.
Technically Incorrect: A man wants to use his microcopter to enhance his enjoyment of a rising lave lake. The local ranger isn't amused.
It's not old enough to have slurped dino blood, but a well-fed mosquito from 46 million years ago is the first such fossil to be discovered.
Everyone's excited about the Magic Leap "demo" that dropped over the weekend, but we're skeptical. It was made with help from Weta Workshop (the special effects studio responsible for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy), and it's also far more advanced than anything we've seen so far.
On today's show, we discuss a laser-equipped device that zaps mosquitoes from far away, explain why Magic Leap's cool AR game is probably still a pipe dream, and watch a zombie simulation wipe out the US (in our browser).