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College band performs 'Star Trek,' ends up in phallic controversy

Technically Incorrect: The Kansas State marching band worked hard on its performance of the Starship Enterprise fighting with a weird creature. Sadly, all some could see was one big male body part.

By September 7, 2015


Microsoft's Cortana to Apple's Siri: Are you deaf?

Microsoft's new digital assistant may have more attitude than Apple's rather prim Siri. However, on the "Arsenio Hall Show," the two ladies get at it with abandon.

By April 9, 2014


Grasping the corporate presence at Maker Faire

The do-it-yourself festival now attracts sponsorship attention from some companies that haven't been do-it-yourself for decades. What do the indie makers and crafters think of this?

By September 26, 2010


Big change in 'Second Life' design tools

Now, so-called "prims" in the virtual world will feature curved edges, and will let people import textures and models directly from 3D modeling software.

By April 27, 2007


Keep snoops from watching your iPod

A protective screen shields the display

By March 15, 2007


Twisted technology

Even as I speak, someone is hunched over the computer, carefully changing the appearance of their avatar in World of Warcraft to make sure their helmet and sword look cool together

By March 10, 2007


HTC snubs i-mate, O2 in favour of Dopod

HTC's buyout bid for customer Dopod (who's recently launched its smartphone range in Australia) has reached the final stages, according to Dopod CEO Jack Tong.

By September 18, 2006


Cisco to inject $1.1 billion in Indian operations

The networking firm sees better opportunities as India's telecom market expands.

By October 19, 2005


Web services patents fetch $15.5 million

Mysterious winning bidder in Commerce One patent auction dashes out of court without discussing plans.

By December 6, 2004


Why dis Fiorina?

CNET News.com's Charles Cooper says Hewlett-Packard's CEO deserves more credit than she's so far received.

By May 21, 2004