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Demand Media buys social software maker Pluck

The social media company did not disclose financial details, but various reports peg the deal worth between $50 million and $75 million.

By Mar. 4, 2008


Twitter lets you organize tweets into custom timelines

The new user-defined feeds are for anyone who wants to design tweet timelines around news, events, or topics.

By Nov. 12, 2013


Tweet all about it: Twitter tells you when tweets become news

In the name of context, the information network now points you to news articles where tweets are embedded.

By Aug. 19, 2013


Demo: Rock out with the Firefly smart guitar pick

The Firefly Pick is an excellent way to produce a light show as you rip some serious guitar solos. The inventors of the smart pick swing by the CNET studios to give us a live demonstration.

By Aug. 2, 2013


Paper nano-SIM cards will help telcos go green

Chinese company Beijing Big Ben Tech has crafted recyclable SIM cards out of paper to help save the environment.

By Feb. 26, 2013


In new iPhone 5 ad, Apple tries to get the feeling back

In a renewed tug at heartstrings and purse strings, Apple's new ad says that more pictures are taken with the iPhone than with any other camera. How does the company know?

By Apr. 25, 2013


No green thumb needed for Click and Grow plants

Two new "plant cartridges" are added to the Click & Grow system. Built into each Chili Pepper and Mini Tomato cartridge are seeds, nutrients, and self-monitoring capabilities.

By Nov. 13, 2012


Facebook CFO calls Instagram a 'formidable competitor'

David Ebersman's statements about Instagram paint the photo app as both friend and foe.

By Feb. 27, 2013


Get a 320GB portable USB 3.0 hard drive for $39

This speedy, pocket-friendly drive might be ideal for your mobile-storage needs.

By Feb. 13, 2013


Take three for better browser images on different screens

Browser makers had been settling down on one way to pick the best images for everything from tiny mobile phones to Apple Retina displays, but a new proposal has muddied the waters again.

By Sep. 30, 2013