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At MIT's future factory, no idea is too far out

For researchers at the outside-the-box Media Lab brain trust, the future can be seen even in a sprinkling of sensors and video game software.

By October 30, 2015


The cult of productivity, and the obsession with 'getting things done'

From CNET Magazine: Organizing, parceling and simplifying life are at the heart of one of the biggest trends in tech culture. And it shows no signs of stopping.

By October 29, 2015


Amazon crochets itself an Etsy rival: Handmade

The storefront for handcrafted items is another effort by the e-commerce giant to become the everything store while simultaneously gunning for Etsy's business.

By October 7, 2015


Tiny plankton snacking on plastic is a big problem for the food chain

In a short film that shows the dangers of marine pollution, tiny zooplankton can be seen ingesting plastic microbeads.

By July 7, 2015


How ancient 'zombie worms' screwed up valuable fossils

A team of researchers in England has discovered how a worm with no mouth or stomach may have messed with the ocean's fossil record for millions of years.

By April 16, 2015


Pianist to perform musical duet with slime mold

Say hello to one half of a musical duo premiering this weekend -- a single-cell organism that usually hides out in wet forests.

By February 28, 2015


'Did you break this?' Lenovo Yoga ad pranks stunned shoppers

See the look on consumers' faces when a faux Lenovo employee snaps a competing laptop in two right in front of them and then tries to pass off the blame.

By November 25, 2014


9 apps to help make a crazy Thanksgiving more bearable

Expecting Uncle Bob and Grandpa Joe to get into their usual Thanksgiving debate? Crave's Michael Franco has some apps to help you deal with everything from shouting matches to awkward silences.

By November 25, 2014


Peeping teen in shower: I was checking if phone was waterproof

A UK teen found guilty of filming a woman in a shower insisted that he was merely a fascinated cell phone tester.

By October 27, 2014


Elon Musk thinks you could travel to Mars really soon

The SpaceX founder hopes to put humans on Mars in the mid-2020s, but that's just the first tiny baby step toward creating his vision of a Martian metropolis.

By October 3, 2014