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Apps to help you get organized and get tasks done

Instead of your smartphone being a distraction, use it to stay organized. In the Tech Minute, CNET's Sharon Profis has three apps to help you be more productive.

By September 23, 2015


Astronaut in space guides Earthbound robot through precision task

An astronaut aboard the space station uses a controller with force feedback to sense what a robot is touching on Earth and guide it to complete a simple job.

By September 9, 2015


Annoy yourself into completing a task list with fmlist.io

If having multiple browser tabs open causes anxiety and you're in need of some motivation, this site is for you.

By June 19, 2015


Microsoft's top task for Windows 10: Proving it's worth starting up

The world's largest software maker has to convince developers to write apps for the new version of its widely used operating system. But it also needs to win over customers, from consumers to businesses. That's no simple task.

By April 27, 2015


Turn text into tasks with Chrome extension Todoed

With Todoed, you can create to-do list items by simply highlighting and right-clicking on text in Chrome.

By March 23, 2015


Five Android apps that prolong your smartphone's battery life

This collection of apps will not only extend the life of your handset, but could also improve its overall performance.

By September 26, 2015


Microsoft tests 'Work Assistant' app to help with Office tasks on phones

New application is designed to help users perform Office-related tasks on devices running Microsoft's OS for smartphones. Is this Bill Gates' "Personal Agent" project?

By February 6, 2015


How to enable 'Hey, Cortana' on Windows 10

There's a switch you'll need to enable before you can get Cortana's attention from across the room.

By July 30, 2015


Impressive dreamlike video features 100 dancing robot balls

Dancing with a room full of robots is more graceful -- and more complicated -- than you might think. CNET's Michael Franco talks to the filmmaker who made it happen.

By September 30, 2015


Cast of 'The Martian' asks ISS astronauts about space travel

Stars of the new sci-fi film "The Martian" held a video Q&A with NASA astronauts Scott Kelly and Kjell Lindgren, and things got funny when Kelly revealed his most important task on a shuttle mission.

By September 30, 2015