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Man buys iPad for $390, gets box of potatoes

In the latest, and perhaps most daring, scam perpetrated in a public place, a man hands over 250 British pounds (around $390) for what he thinks is an iPad and gets the raw material for french fries.

By Jun. 7, 2013


Boeing tests Wi-Fi with 20,000 pounds of potatoes

Spuds on a plane! No, it's not the latest Samuel L. Jackson movie, it's what Boeing used to test its latest in-flight Wi-Fi technology.

By Dec. 19, 2012


A Star Trek coffee table for 'Enterprising' couch potatoes

$3,100 Etsy item boldly goes where no woodworker has gone before.

By Jan. 30, 2012


Chop potatoes, not fingertips

You want to chop your veggies quickly and efficiently, but you also want to keep all 10 fingers intact. The solution, if you're not an experienced chopper, is Safe Slice.

By Nov. 17, 2009


Solar power sprouts where potatoes once bloomed (photos)

The 30-megawatt San Luis Solar Ranch is about ready to go online in a Colorado valley, but not for lack of caution over issues including water scarcity and lack of transmission.

12 Images By Nov. 28, 2011


'Bake' potatoes on a range

When you're ready to bake potatoes, but your oven's in use, the Stovetop Potato Baker offers an alternative.

By Mar. 30, 2009


Rice your way to great mashed potatoes

The Deluxe Angled Potato Ricer can make all the difference when you're making mashed potatoes.

By Oct. 29, 2009


All-in-one box for couch potatoes

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, CNET's Desmond Crisis checks out the Tek Panel 300, an all-in-one box that includes a computer, TV, DVD and VCR that you can control wirelessly.

Nov. 1, 2007


Thanksgiving in space: Irradiated turkey on the menu

Six astronauts on the International Space Station will enjoy a tweaked version of the traditional Thanksgiving menu.

By Nov. 25, 2013