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Volvo plows into bystanders, company says tech could have stopped it

Technically Incorrect: A Volvo accelerates toward people apparently watching a demonstration. The company says that its owner didn't have the pedestrian detection feature installed.

By May 27, 2015


The story behind 'alien megastructures' scientists may have found (but probably didn't)

A story that went viral this week reports that astronomers finally found E.T., but those aren't the facts. CNET's Eric Mack talks with the astronomers involved about what is still a very interesting star.

By October 17, 2015


Why Flappy Bird was just the start for Vietnam's startup scene

Road Trip 2015: The first in a two-part series on Vietnam's startup scene and how the government is trying to rev up investment and interest in businesses that hope to be the next viral hit.

By July 26, 2015


Police: Texting woman plows into cows (her name is Cowit)

Some things you cannot make up. In New York, a 21-year-old named Daisy Cowit is busy on her phone and, according to police, drives her Jeep into a herd of cows.

By November 5, 2013


Black hole storm in a Teacup (Galaxy)

Astronomers have spotted in an otherwise not-very-interesting galaxy a raging storm erupting from the black hole at its core.

By February 12, 2015


YouTube video of him burying cars gets snow plow driver fired

A snow plow driver nicknamed Dogg is in the doghouse of one Massachustetts city after filming himself burying cars with snow during a blizzard and having a good laugh about it.

By February 24, 2013


The best Siri feature you're not using

In an informal survey of iPhone users, a grand total of zero knew about this insanely handy Siri trick -- which, bonus, might save your life.

By July 25, 2014


Elon Musk: I'm afraid of the Terminator

The Tesla CEO echoes the words earlier this week of Stephen Hawking, and says he invests in AI so he can keep an eye on it.

By June 18, 2014


Watch a small plane plow into an SUV -- and still land safely

In an exceptional feat of controlling a flying machine, a pilot somehow manages to land a small plane after it strikes an SUV that happened to cross the runway.

By November 5, 2012


20,000km undersea cable to link Singapore to Europe

The new 100Gbps fiber-optic link will open up international communications for 15 telecommunications companies and protect against severed cables or other problems.

By March 6, 2014