13 Results for



New batteries charge 70 percent in 2 minutes

Using a titanium dioxide gel, researchers make a battery that could one day allow electric cars to fuel up as fast as their gas-guzzling cousins.

By October 13, 2014


Graphene sensor holds the key to better low-light photos

Graphene is the key to a new image sensor developed at the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, that is 1000 times more sensitive to light than traditional models.

By May 30, 2013


Looming Internet sales tax bill jolts consumers, retailers

The U.S. Senate begins debate on a proposed law that would require Internet retailers to collect sales taxes around the country, despite objections from online sellers that the bill goes too far.

By April 22, 2013


Senate embraces Internet taxes

Senators vote 75 to 24 to glue an endorsement of Internet sales taxes onto a Democratic budget bill, despite opponents predicting the idea is antibusiness and a "bureaucratic nightmare."

By March 22, 2013


Internet tax proposal up for a vote in Senate this week

Internet tax supporters, with backing from Walmart, Macy's, and Best Buy, are hoping a Senate vote will give them enough political leverage to require Americans to pay sales tax when shopping online.

By March 21, 2013


Singapore scientists unveil multiscreen, social TV viewing experience

When you leave home, the cloud-based platform "Social Cloud TV" lets you resume watching content on your tablet or smartphone and share it with friends.

By August 13, 2012


Republican senators push for Internet sales taxes

Two GOP politicians are going further than Democrats with proposal targeting Amazon.com and other online retailers, CNET has learned. Conservative tax groups are crying foul.

By November 2, 2011


Google-China flap spurs federal plan to bypass censors

Members of Congress announce the Global Internet Freedom Caucus and a bill to spend federal dollars on research to "defeat Internet suppression and censorship."

By March 9, 2010


Robot prototypes battle for cash prize in Singapore

TechX challenges Singapore robot builders.

By September 22, 2008


Satellite lobbying push could mean higher cable bills

DirecTV and other satellite television providers want taxes "equalized" on fairness grounds--which could mean higher taxes for cable providers and their subscribers.

By February 14, 2008