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New Indian tech could help rural communities bridge digital divide

The Pruthvi chip, made by Bangalore-based Saankhya labs, can make use of unused TV bandwidth to provide long-range Internet access to rural areas.

By October 20, 2015


President Obama presses for high-speed Internet for rural Americans

The administration will offer loans and work to remove law that limit consumers' ability to choose fast, affordable broadband.

By January 13, 2015


How smartphones offer Syrian refugees a lifeline

Startups and nonprofit organizations are offering high-tech assistance to the hyper-connected wave of Syrian refugees.

By November 27, 2015


How to buy a new phone: The CNET smartphone buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a cell phone.

By November 20, 2015


Help wanted: Obama's tech-training project now accepting applications

Organizers of innovative training programs can now apply for a federal grant to help prepare low-wage workers for more-lucrative tech jobs.

By November 17, 2015


Cord cutters cut off from presidential debates

Americans aren't watching TV the way they used to. Cable companies and the two parties are adapting only slowly, if at all.

By November 9, 2015


Is it time to ditch Verizon's unlimited data plan?

As the company hikes the price of its grandfathered unlimited plan, CNET's Marguerite Reardon helps a customer figure out his options.

By October 17, 2015


​Ford: We'll embrace the digital era, even if it hurts car sales

The executive chairman says his company will embrace digital-era changes affecting the auto industry, even if that means shifting toward transportation services and away from car manufacturing.

By November 3, 2015


T-Mobile wants to boost your indoor cell signal

Its new CellSpot device, part of the carrier's larger push to improve network coverage, acts as a mini cell phone tower in your home or office.

By November 2, 2015


T-Mobile doubles 4G coverage to take on AT&T and Verizon

The "Uncarrier" can finally compete toe to toe with the two biggest national carriers now that its 4G network can cover the same number of potential customers.

By October 28, 2015