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Goldfish have a better attention span than you, smartphone user

A study from Microsoft claims mobile devices have shortened the average human attention span to just eight...SQUIRREL!

By May 18, 2015


How the Internet of Things knows where gunfire happens

SST's ShotSpotter pinpoints outdoor, urban gunshots for law enforcement agencies. Now it's moving indoors with a service for schools.

By July 27, 2014


What sort of porn is the Vatican pirating?

A look at the downloading habits in Vatican City reveals some interesting viewing choices.

By April 8, 2013


Porn piracy tracked to computers in Vatican City

Even the residents of Vatican City need to be entertained, but are they pirating porn?

By April 9, 2013


The 404 1,244: Where we take a spa day (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404: Weekend experiments in public nudity, someone's downloading porn in the Vatican, burning iPhones out of respect for the dead, and an update on the Xbox "Infinity."

By April 8, 2013


Blogger Bob--TSA's Internet mouthpiece (Q&A)

The U.S. government's most prominent and controversial spokesblogger answers questions from CNET about defending the Transportation Security Administration on the Internet.

By May 18, 2011


Get backstage at Oscars with your iPad/iPhone

ABC is offering an iPad and iPhone app that shows exclusive footage from behind the scenes, while you're actually watching the show. Yes, a two-screen experience.

By February 24, 2011


Protest TSA with 4th Amendment underwear

New skivvies deliver a gripe to TSA screeners monitoring advanced equipment at airport security gates, but how much of a statement can they really make?

By November 29, 2010


TSA screening protester in skivvies delayed, misses flight

Retired surgeon reportedly strips to bra and panties, but still endures more than hour of hand searches and questioning. Meanwhile, it's "YouTube City."

By December 2, 2010


Your risks and rights with TSA's 'enhanced' screening (FAQ)

CNET has prepared a list of frequently asked questions, including who gets the "enhanced" pat downs and whether recording video at security checkpoints is permitted.

By November 24, 2010