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Engineers vs. designers: Will they overcome a dialogue of the deaf? (Q&A)

Design guru and computer scientist John Maeda believes there's a way to bridge a historical gap and infuse computer engineering with a more refined set of aesthetics.

By June 7, 2014


Hacker Guccifer strikes again, nabbing 'Downton Abbey' script

Not only did the hacker get a hold of Julian Fellowes' season 4 finale, he also breached the accounts of Leonardo DiCaprio, Tina Brown, George W. Bush, Robert Redford, and dozens more.

By January 7, 2014


Pay dirt! Steve Jobs' 30-year-old mouse found in time capsule

After digging inside the Aspen Time Tube, archaeologists find the treasure they were looking for: the mouse Steve Jobs used before the time capsule was buried in 1983.

By September 23, 2013


Negroponte: You really can give a kid a laptop

Speaking at the Techonomy conference, the One Laptop Per Child founder says that kids getting laptops are teaching themselves--and then their parents--to read.

By August 6, 2010


A Beltway boost for EVs

Automotive News reports on how the lobbying group SAFE, Securing America's Future Energy, is pushing government policy to encourage the electrification of cars.

By August 17, 2011


Day 2 of Google I/O: Chrome, Chrome, Chrome

Google's focus on the second day of its annual developer conference was all about its Chrome browser, Web app store, and operating system for computers.

By May 11, 2011


Joi Ito dives into the MIT Media Lab (Q&A)

45 Minutes on IM: New head of famous tech and innovation center talks to CNET about why he's a good fit, what it will be like to merge his network with that of the lab, and why he's passionate about diving.

By April 27, 2011


Berners-Lee calls for higher purpose of Web

Designers of Web tech need to consider not just cool new features they can enable but also the impact that information sharing has on all of humanity, says Web inventor Tim Berners-Lee at MIT.

By April 12, 2011


Innovators gather for 'techonomic' summit (roundup)

Google and Hewlett-Packard are just two of the companies represented at the inaugural Techonomy conference, focused on the economic power of innovation.

By August 9, 2010


India's $35 tablet--how low can it go?

India unveils a prototype for a super-cheap tablet aimed at students. But will it really cost that little once it moves past the R&D stage?

By July 23, 2010