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Is this a clue for code-breaking scavenger hunt Cicada 3301?

The next installment in a mysterious scavenger hunt that's baffled the Internet may have been posted online.

By January 6, 2014


Apple's iBeacon tech to be used for fun in CES scavenger hunt

Using a mobile app and location-sensing technology, participants can collect badges and win prizes during the massive technology showcase.

By January 2, 2014


Next up for chips? 'Energy scavenging'

Microprocessors capable of "stealing" and harnessing energy from the environment can help address power scarcity, says expert in embedded systems.

By October 20, 2008


Daily Debrief: A Wi-Fi scavenger hunt

Hoping to put the Microsoft Zune's Wi-Fi capabilities to the test, CNET senior writer Ina Fried traipsed through the city of San Francisco in search of hot spots to download and stream music. On Monday's edition of the Daily Debrief with CNET's Kara Tsuboi, she explains her mixed results but still makes a case for the anti-iPod MP3 player.

By September 19, 2008


GeoGraffiti on iPhone great for espionage, scavenger hunts

Leave little voice notes all over the world for others to discover with GeoGraffiti. It's a free application for iPhones and your regular phone.

By August 12, 2008


Microsoft, hackers team up on scavenger hunt

Here's a look back at this year's 'Limo Races'--a Blue Hat tradition pairing Microsoft's bug hunters with outside researchers on a costumed contest in Seattle.

By December 4, 2007


At CES, a hunt for hidden treasure

A scavenger hunt sponsored by CES sends CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman -- and many others -- out exploring the lesser-visited parts of the show. Who knows what you'll find.

By January 8, 2014


Pebble's app menagerie: Rounding up the best fledgling smartwatch apps

The Pebble's app library is slowing growing, but right now you'll mostly find watch faces. It's one part scavenger hunt, one part novelty shop, with a dash of practicality.

By April 22, 2013


Google's genius pin frenzy attracts hordes at MWC (photos)

An all-conference scavenger hunt and barter economy of whimsical Android badges, a claw game, a twisty slide, and real ice cream sandwiches made Google a top destination all show long.

By March 1, 2012


Barbie joins social media, targets wrong crowd

Barbie is promoting its Video Girl doll with a Foursquare-powered scavenger hunt, but will the campaign translate into sales?

By July 20, 2010