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With new Fire TV and tablets, Amazon's rivalry with Apple heats up

The new hardware includes a $50 tablet and an updated Fire TV set-top box. Amazon's strategy differs from Apple's high-end approach but puts the two giants in more intense competition than ever.

By September 17, 2015


Ahead of earnings, Google's rivalry with Amazon heats up

The two companies have collided on everything from drones to acquisitions to search. And the competition between the tech titans isn't slowing down.

By October 15, 2014


Steve Jobs and Bill Gates battle in new National Geographic series

The TV channel is launching a show called "American Genius" that's about bitter rivalries, including the Wright Brothers vs. Curtiss, Colt vs. Wesson and Oppenheimer vs. Heisenberg.

By May 26, 2015


Virtual reality wants to rule video games. Here's who will rule VR

Soon you'll don a high-tech headset as easily as you reach for your controller. Watch for blockbuster launches in the year ahead that pave the way to the brave new virtual world. Facebook and Valve lead the charge.

By May 22, 2015


Rating the road to the wire-free PC

Commentary: Intel aims to eliminate USB, HDMI and the power cable in its quest to create the wire-free PC. But the journey will be a long one, and uneven in terms of its challenges.

By September 21, 2014


Next 'Game of Thrones' book won't be 'The Winds of Winter'

George RR Martin will release "The World of Ice and Fire," which tells the untold history of the lands of Westeros and Essos, on October 26 at an event in New York.

By September 8, 2014


Latest rivalry between Samsung, Apple: Tablet margins

A teardown of Samsung's Galaxy Note 10.1 by IHS finds that Samsung could turn a pretty penny -- if it resists a bad habit nagging most manufacturers.

By August 24, 2012


iSheep, Fandroids, and why we care so damn much about our smartphones

CNET's no stranger to the vitriol being hurled around by passionate handset users. (Skim through the comments section of any major phone review and you'll see.) But we just had to ask: Why all the hate?

By November 19, 2013


Next in Netflix's originals queue: A thriller from 'Damages' team

Netflix recruits a big-name studio and high-profile creators for another original that appears to be truly original -- a psychological thriller about the secrets between adult siblings.

By October 14, 2013


Neil deGrasse Tyson: Why 'Star Trek' beats 'Star Wars'

Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains his "meh" attitude toward "Star Wars" and why he would rather be Captain Kirk than Captain Picard.

By May 15, 2013