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'Ultra-thin invisibility skin cloak' could one day be worn like a garment

Scientists have created a thin cloak that can render anything it covers undetectable, and that proves yet again that we're living in the science fiction future.

By September 17, 2015


Opera Mini browser for Android gets new data compression tech

The latest version for the mobile browser adds a new High compression mode that minimises data expenditure without affecting the page display.

By September 7, 2015


For these girls, tech is a rewarding challenge

An international tech competition targets Silicon Valley's diversity problem, aiming to inspire girls around the world into taking up -- and sticking with -- technology.

By June 26, 2015


Nvidia snags cross-platform tech to boost GameWorks PC project

The chipmaker is acquiring TransGaming's proprietary cross-platform portability technology to boost its gaming division.

By June 12, 2015


Spider silk made without the spiders

After years of research, a team of scientists has synthesised spider silk in a laboratory setting.

By May 28, 2015


Science labs in the cloud: Champagne discoveries, beer budget

Emerald Therapeutics and companies like it want to be the Amazon Web Services of bioscience. If they succeed, they could potentially speed the big, breakthrough discoveries.

By May 16, 2015


​Microsoft rips old IE technologies out of its new Edge browser

The company's new browser will be liberated from ActiveX and other old technologies. That should make Edge more competitive -- and help the Web itself move into the future.

By May 7, 2015


Opera Mini browser gets fine-tuned for speed and looks

The browser's update adds a refined menu, a private-browsing mode, and a scalable interface that allows for support on tablets and smartphones.

By April 14, 2015


Bezos' space company tests suborbital rocket

Blue Origin pulls off its first unmanned test flight from a site in west Texas. The spacecraft, which reached an altitude of 58 miles, is designed to become a reusable vehicle for space tourists someday.

By April 30, 2015


Tested: Nvidia's new ridiculously expensive Titan X graphics cards set a new bar for PC 4K gaming performance

We put the latest high-end desktop PC gaming cards to the test in the CNET Labs.

By March 25, 2015