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We cracked open an Apple Pencil so you don't have to

TechRepublic's Bill Detwiler uses a rotary cutter to slice open the stylus and explores the tech that powers the iPad Pro's must-have accessory.

By November 24, 2015


How ancient 'zombie worms' screwed up valuable fossils

A team of researchers in England has discovered how a worm with no mouth or stomach may have messed with the ocean's fossil record for millions of years.

By April 16, 2015


3 common refrigerator problems you can easily fix yourself

Problems, including frost and over-cycling, are likely issues you can fix without a professional.

By November 23, 2015


Get a victory glow with LED-lit metal Luma Dice

Your gaming future could look bright, if a set of LED glowing-dot dice takes off on Kickstarter.

By November 23, 2015


Prevent fires and dry more efficiently by deep-cleaning your dryer

Dryer fires are more common than you think. Use these tips to improve your dry cycles and avoid any mishaps.

By November 17, 2015


Wasteland survival guide: Getting started in Fallout 4

The latest game in the Fallout series is bigger than ever before. It's so big, in fact, it can be a little daunting. Here are some tips to get your Sole Survivor through the first few hours of Fallout 4.

By November 9, 2015


Flip your fridge or dryer door for easier access

Many models of refrigerators and dryers are made so that the door can be opened from either side. The process is simple and all you need is a screwdriver.

By November 2, 2015


Why humans prefer robots as flawed as we are

The slick, seemingly flawless robots of our sci-fi dreams may not be the best kind of bots to play with our kids and help care for us when we're sick, research suggests.

By October 13, 2015


"Does it feel hot in here?" The time we set the Smart Home to 105 degrees

We installed two new Nest Learning Thermostats at the CNET Smart Home and learned a lot along the way.

By October 8, 2015


iPhone 6S teardown reveals upgrades galore, similar hardware layout

Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 6S and discovers plenty of hardware upgrades, but no major changes to the internal layout.

By October 2, 2015