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Amazon Fire TV gets captive portal access for hotel, dorm and apartment Wi-Fi (hands-on)

Frequent travelers, rejoice! A new feature on the Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick called "captive portal access" is now live and works great, allowing easier-than-ever connections to tricky Internet services that require an extra layer of authentication.

By April 20, 2015


Which video streaming box is right for you?

Many devices are jockeying for position in your home theater. Find out what streamer fits with your lifestyle.

By November 23, 2015


Genetically engineered tomato competes with 50 bottles of red wine

Don't expect them in salad yet, but research shows introducing certain genes can turn tomatoes into supercharged nutrient bags.

By November 3, 2015


CNET's crowdsourced sci-fi novel is being written right now

CNET's Eric Mack has started writing his first sci-fi novel for National Novel Writing Month, but he doesn't want to do it alone. Contribute now to this crowdsourced online story about the multiverse.

By November 3, 2015


In tiny Israel, startups reach for global success

For years, most Israeli startup founders defined success as a quick sale to a bigger company. Now, they see a chance to build a lasting business.

By September 15, 2015


The crushing tension of Rainbow Six: Siege at E3 2015

Aggressive AI makes Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six: Siege's Terrorist Hunt mode consistently dramatic.

By June 16, 2015


Alibaba makes like Netflix, preps video-streaming service

China's mega e-tailer is roughly two months away from launching its own video-streaming service, modeled on Netflix and HBO, the company said on Sunday.

By June 14, 2015


United to award miles to security researchers who discover bugs

The airline says it will offer air miles as part of its new bug bounty program, but there are restrictions. Problems that affect onboard Wi-Fi, entertainment systems and avionics are off-limits.

By May 14, 2015


GoFundMe pulls crowdfunding page for Baltimore police officers in Freddie Gray case

The Baltimore police union launches an effort to raise money for legal fees, but the fund-raising site says no go. It's the latest campaign involving alleged police misconduct that's been shuttered.

By May 2, 2015


At last, Mt. Gox users can file claims for lost bitcoins

More than a year ago, the massive bitcoin exchange collapsed. Now users will have a chance to file a claim in hopes of getting their cash back.

By April 22, 2015