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Apps to keep you safe during winter storms

With fall in full swing, it's time to start preparing for winter. Your smartphone may not be able to keep you warm, but it can warn you about winter storms. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi recommends apps that alert you to bad weather.

By November 12, 2014

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Thanksgiving-prep tech

With Thanksgiving just a few weeks away, it's time to start planning that big Turkey Day feast. Whether you're a novice cook or a semiprofessional chef, CNET's Kara Tsuboi has some app and tech recommendations to ensure a seamless -- and delicious -- holiday dinner.

By November 7, 2014

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Laptop buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a new laptop, hybrid, or Windows tablet.

By November 27, 2013

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With phones in its past, Nokia cranks out a $250 Android tablet

Having sold off its handset business to Microsoft, Nokia gets into the tablet game with the new N1.

By November 18, 2014

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Can bitcoins catch on with consumers? This VC's betting on it

Silicon Valley investor Adam Draper is refocusing his accelerator program solely on bitcoin, in hopes of taking the currency mainstream.

By November 21, 2014

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Your complete guide to Apple's iCloud Drive

iCloud Drive will store and sync your files across all of your devices. It's a good idea to learn as much as you can about it.

By November 19, 2014

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Getting started with Multi Window on the Samsung Galaxy Note 4

The Galaxy Note 4 has Multi Window features for multitasking on the go. Here's how you can use it to run two apps at the same time.

By November 17, 2014

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How to switch between the Start menu and Start screen in Windows 10

Both are available in the preview of Microsoft's next version of Windows, but you can choose which one to work with.

By October 3, 2014

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Firefox dumps Google for search, signs on with Yahoo

Google's 10-year run as Firefox's default search engine in the US is over. Yahoo wants more search traffic, and a deal with Mozilla will bring it.

By November 19, 2014

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Forget flares. Next time you're in trouble, send up a balloon

A device now seeking funding on Kickstarter offers a better way to get help when you need it -- by sending a helium balloon 150 feet in the air.

By November 21, 2014