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Y Combinator for the world? How USAID lab plans to fight poverty

The goal of the U.S. Global Development Lab is nothing short of harnessing innovation to eliminate extreme poverty by 2030. Crave's Eric Mack asks USAID about the ambitious plan it likens to DARPA.

By April 3, 2014


Pay what you want for 'The X-Files' comics on Humble Bundle

Get all the aliens, mysterious monsters and conspiracy theories you want in this new Humble Bundle offering for IDW comics of "The X-Files."

By November 25, 2015


Virtual Reality games may require new ratings labels, Sony boss says

The industry will likely come up with a "slightly different ratings" system for VR games, Shuhei Yoshida says.

By November 5, 2015


Alphabet's Wi-Fi beaming balloons prepare to lift off in Indonesia

Google's parent company wants to connect remote regions to the Internet. Next stop: Southeast Asia.

By October 28, 2015


Facebook's Zuckerberg eager for virtual reality but sees a slow uptake

Speaking at a conference in San Francisco, the social-networking giant's CEO says VR will eventually become a normal part of life, in the same way mobile devices have.

By October 7, 2015


Meet the Nepalese-American death metal guitarist who just found water on Mars

Luju Ojha is a graduate student, guitarist and scientific jack-of-all-trades who helped find water on Mars, all at an age when many people are still living in their parents' basement.

By September 28, 2015


Facebook partners with UN to bring Internet access to refugee camps

The social-networking giant has begun lobbying the United Nations, saying Internet access is a fundamental human right.

By September 26, 2015


East Palo Alto: Life on the other side of Silicon Valley's tracks

Wedged between techie territories like Palo Alto and Menlo Park, this once down-and-out California town is trying to turn itself around while still keeping its identity. We paid a visit on Road Trip 2015.

By August 31, 2015


In New York, Starbucks and now Internet on almost every corner

On Road Trip 2015, CNET gets up close with a new structure that will supply the city with free, public Wi-Fi via a project that swaps phone booths for hotspots.

By August 13, 2015


Android One in India needs lower price, Google says

The platform, which is designed to provide low-cost smartphones in emerging markets, has "not delivered to expectations" in India yet, the search giant says.

By August 10, 2015