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Everything you need to know about the Dawn, 'the sexiest Rolls-Royce ever'

Rolls-Royce's new 2016 Dawn convertible features V-12 power, gorgeous open-pore wood, night vision and a transmission that takes its shifting orders from satellites.

By September 15, 2015


NSA's collection of phone-call data could be cut off for a time

As a key deadline approaches, the US Senate votes against extending a controversial National Security Agency program -- but votes down a bill designed to reform it.

By May 23, 2015


Schoolchildren used to smuggle iPhones into China, report says

Chinese custom officials have found some 30 cases this year where schoolchildren were used to smuggle electronics into the country, reports the Guangzhou Daily.

By April 24, 2014


Ruling in Apple v. Motorola throws wrench in Apple v. Samsung

Apple and Samsung will have one hour each to present more testimony Monday, rather than wrap up evidence Friday, because of an appeals court ruling related to one of the patents at issue in the case.

By April 25, 2014


Mark Cuban music fest designed for schmoozing while grooving

The serial entrepreneur is promoting Recess, a music festival, pitch competition, and student job fair rolled into one. The "Shark Tank" star tells CNET why he's backing it.

By March 20, 2014


Skrillex melds 'Star Wars,' post-apocalyptic Earth

It's a "Star Wars" trifecta with a new lightsaber-filled video from Skrillex, a rumor about where "Star Wars VII" will start filming, and an awesome featurette about the coolest weapon ever.

By April 2, 2014


Curiosity captures footage of a Martian moon eclipse

For the first time for any Mars surface expedition, the Curiosity rover captures images of two Martian moons eclipsing each other.

By August 18, 2013


Q&A: MacFixIt Answers

Readers ask about the feasibility of fixing a broken MacBook trackpad, and other Mac-related questions.

By March 29, 2013


Internet tax proposal up for a vote in Senate this week

Internet tax supporters, with backing from Walmart, Macy's, and Best Buy, are hoping a Senate vote will give them enough political leverage to require Americans to pay sales tax when shopping online.

By March 21, 2013


From 'WarGames' to Aaron Swartz: How U.S. anti-hacking law went astray

The 1983 movie "WarGames" led to an anti-hacking law with felony penalties aimed at deterring intrusions into NORAD. Over time, it became broad and vague enough to ensnare the late Aaron Swartz.

By March 13, 2013