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FAA drone task force recommends registration for pilots, not individual drones

If the FAA accepts the task force recommendations, registration will be mandatory prior to the operation of any UAS weighing more than half a pound.

By November 23, 2015


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


LG shelves Urbane Second Edition smartwatch due to hardware issue

Company stops sales of timepiece, touted as first Android Wear smartwatch with cellular connectivity for placing and receiving calls even when users' phones weren't at hand.

By November 19, 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


Lasers cool liquid for the first time

The technique, which was able to drop a liquid's temperature by 20 degrees Celsius, could eventually be used for everyday tasks like refrigerating water.

By November 18, 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


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 buy a new phone: The CNET smartphone buying guide

The most important things to know when shopping for a cell phone.

By November 20, 2015