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Efficient, useful blue-light LED draws Nobel Prize in physics

Three researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones.

By October 7, 2014

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In the future, we could charge wearables by chewing

Get set to strap on some piezoelectric headgear to keep all your wearables charged and ready to use.

By September 18, 2014

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Eight tips for improving battery life on your MacBook

These tips will help you get the best possible battery life on a MacBook Air or MacBook Pro.

By August 24, 2014

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Windows 8.1 update for August to offer minor tweaks

Microsoft's latest strategy with Windows 8.1 is to roll out regular updates that refine the OS but don't deliver major new features.

By August 6, 2014

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Apple unveils OS X Yosemite

The company shows off a new look for its signature operating system, named after one of California's most popular camping spots.

By June 2, 2014

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Apple's WWDC kicks off June 2: What to expect

Updates to iOS and OS X are all but certain at Apple's developers conference, but will there be any surprises? CNET rounds up the latest rumors.

By May 28, 2014

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Long-term take: Surface Pro 2 vs. iPad Air

Microsoft and Apple have very different takes on tablets. What are the pros and cons of their respective approaches? And which speaks more to the future?

By April 19, 2014

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Calculate your PC's energy use

Microsoft's free Joulemeter utility gives you a rough estimate of a Windows system's power consumption. Plus: tips for reducing your electronics energy bill.

By April 15, 2014

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The Macintosh turns 30: Going the distance

Apple's Macintosh arrived with great fanfare, but the computer that aimed to show why 1984 wouldn't be like "1984" barely made its debut. Here's the story of how it came to be.

By January 21, 2014

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YotaPhone: The genesis of a dual-screen smartphone (Q&A)

Is the world ready for YotaPhone's union of Android and electronic paper? And do we even need it? CNET asks away.

By December 4, 2013