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Kakao bets on online board games and gambling to nab elusive profitability

South Korea's biggest messaging app is struggling to keep profits up despite increasing popularity, signalling what could be a problem for the global messaging sector.

By September 20, 2015


Google's Independence Day Doodle celebrates the underdog

In a cute animated doodle, a young musician is struggling to keep up with a marching band. But struggle is part of America's glory.

By July 4, 2014


Build a plane in a week? Oshkosh organizers say no problem

At this summer's EAA AirVenture Oshkosh show, attendees will have the chance to participate in an effort to build an entire airplane in just seven days.

By January 28, 2014


Foil face-recognition cameras with Privacy Visor

These dorky goggles shine near-infrared light to confuse computer vision systems. Are they the shades of the future?

By January 22, 2013


The 404 1,143: Where Justin spent way too much on dinner (podcast)

Jeff's visited the Bay a few times, but he's still blissfully ignorant about San Francisco's love affair with the naked body. From Bay to Breakers to the Folsom Street Fair, and of course, the Castro district on Halloween, join us as we run down all the places to find public nudity in San Francisco, and why Supervisor Weiner is trying to shut it down.

By October 4, 2012


'Game of Thrones' Bush head episode spiked from HBO Go, iTunes

In an apparent response to the controversy over an episode of the hit show that depicts President Bush's decapitated head, the episode has been pulled from HBO Go and iTunes.

By June 15, 2012


The 404 1,075: Where we had a crush on you in high school (podcast)

Today's 404 pits Vizio vs. Apple, South Korea vs. gaming addiction, Billy Corgan vs. iTunes, and Apple vs. the World

By June 15, 2012


The Woz hired as an adviser on Sony's Steve Jobs biopic

The Apple co-founder and longtime friend of Jobs will serve as a technical "tutor" on computers and also offer insight on the iconic chief himself.

By May 17, 2012


CNET Roadside Assistance 42: End of the CD player--Why you might care (podcast)

We examine the end of the in-car CD player, our supposed hatred of Chevys, how to upgrade the head unit in your Prius, and the need (or not) for Android in your dash.

By January 28, 2012


The 404 810: Where our tablet could eat your tablet (podcast)

Stupid Andy returns to the show and delivers an impressive cover of Christina Aguilera's "Genie in a Bottle" using just an iPad and the Classic Guitar app! Andy also shows off his new non-Apple tablet, so be sure to check out Wilson throwing a schoolboy fit in the studio in protest.Plus, be sure to listen to hear how you can enter to win a pair of Gunnar indoor eyewear!

By April 29, 2011