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Apple, Samsung devices said to be near Pentagon security OK

It's looking like the drawn-out vetting process to accept new tech devices for use by Department of Defense employees is soon coming to a close.

By May 1, 2013


With 'Arctic Sea,' Google offers a Web-app boost

Google releases the first developer version of its Native Client software to give Web apps the speed of native apps. It wants programmers to try it out, and Adobe looks interested.

By February 18, 2011


Harvest time in Napa Valley: Low tech, high art

Road Trip at Home: It takes careful stewardship of grapes from some of the most valuable winemaking land to turn out high-end vintages. CNET's Daniel Terdiman check out the process.

By October 19, 2010


Firefox 3.6 likely the last for PowerPC Macs

The difficulties of supporting some new architectural features on old chips mean Firefox 4 probably will work only on Intel-basd Mac computers.

By August 25, 2010


Firefox 'CPU resources' issue better but not gone

Mozilla has made strides in alleviating a longstanding CPU usage issue that, in some cases, caused small laptops to overheat.

By July 27, 2010


Chrome 6: What made the cut--and what missed it

Google's next browser will synchronize your extensions and get other new abilities. But programmers pushed back plenty of other features.

By July 21, 2010


Firefox's Jetpack extensions get 2010 goal

Mozilla hopes to release the first full version of the Jetpack programming tools by the end of the year. Also a priority: Web-based Flightdeck tool.

By June 30, 2010


Firefox 4 release plan: The need for speed

Better performance is high on the list of improvements planned for Firefox 4. If all goes well, the new browser should emerge by November.

By May 11, 2010


Apple retooling WebKit for multicore chips

The WebKit2 interface is designed to give Apple's Web browser a better capability to juggle multiple computing processes. Also: the first Firefox 3.6.4 beta.

By April 9, 2010


Firefox coders propose fast-graphics deadline

Direct2D support on Windows could be available in a preview release of the open-source browser under a proposed second-quarter goal.

By March 31, 2010