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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


iBeacon location-sensing tech put to use at grocery stores

InMarket debuts its iBeacon platform in dozens of Safeway and Giant Eagle supermarkets to give shoppers grocery list reminders, deals, and reward points.

By January 6, 2014


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


NSA's coded tweet deciphered -- read what it says

The National Security Agency sent out a mysterious coded tweet Monday, which has since been deciphered.

By May 6, 2014


Chipotle stages bogus Twitter hack for promotional campaign

The fast-food restaurant comes clean after posting a bizarre string of tweets that were thought to be done by hackers. "This is far more hoax than hack," Chipotle says.

By July 24, 2013