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MediaTek seeds new investment arm with $300M war chest

The chipmaker plans to use MediaTek Ventures to build up an ecosystem of startups around its products and services.

By March 1, 2015


Plantable paper cup serves up seeds with your coffee

A humble coffee cup has big aspirations to become a forest of trees with a Kickstarter that embeds native seeds in a paper cup.

By February 23, 2015


Holograms confront non-disabled jerks who try to park illegally (Tomorrow Daily 252)

People who park their cars illegally in disabled spaces should be ashamed of themselves! Fortunately, some of these spaces have holograms installed to make sure they know just how ashamed they should feel.

By October 5, 2015


​Startup aims to make home devices smart enough to anticipate what you need

Silk Labs wants to weave its software and services into all the new networked devices coming to homes of the future. Behind it: a trio fresh from the ambitious Firefox OS smartphone project.

By August 21, 2015


Is this the first flower that ever bloomed?

A freshwater plant from the Cretaceous era has been identified as one of the first ever flowering plants.

By August 18, 2015


Zero Latency: The VR revolution begins in Melbourne, Australia

For Road Trip 2015, CNET gets a hands-on preview of a world-first VR entertainment facility before it opens its doors to the public on August 15.

By August 13, 2015


Astronauts taste space lettuce, become zero-g food critics

After months of anticipation, astronauts finally get their fresh greens by nibbling on just-harvested space-grown lettuce.

By August 10, 2015


Putting dollars to charity a la app, with a social twist

A new wave of apps lets you give to charities and challenge your friends with just a few swipes on your phone -- and it will cost you as little as nothing.

By July 30, 2015


Why Flappy Bird was just the start for Vietnam's startup scene

Road Trip 2015: The first in a two-part series on Vietnam's startup scene and how the government is trying to rev up investment and interest in businesses that hope to be the next viral hit.

By July 26, 2015


Multicolored glowing gadget spits out personalized nutritional supplements

FitNatic's Indiegogo campaign says the Nourish, a tabletop nutrition device, can customize the mixes you need based on your Fitbit, Apple Watch or other health data source. And its pods glow.

By July 24, 2015