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App claims to know what wine or beer you'll like before you taste it

The Next Glass app claims to have isolated the tastes of alcoholic beverages and will tell you how much you'll like them -- or not.

By November 20, 2014


How NASA reinvented the tortilla, and other tales of food in space

What are NASA's secret recipes for feeding hungry astronauts when they're in orbit? CNET Road Trip 2014 bellied up to the space agency's Food Lab to find out.

By July 7, 2014


Bluetooth speaker runs on the power of a single candle

The Pelty ditches cords and batteries and instead harnesses the energy from fire to make your audio audible.

By June 25, 2014


iPhone users tricked by fake 'waterproof' iOS 7 ad?

A fake iOS 7 ad mocked up by the internet seems to have convinced several people that a software update could make their phones waterproof.

By September 24, 2013


Cyclist straps a rocket to a bike, beats world record

French cyclist François Gissy reached a top speed of 263 kilometres per hour on a bicycle — after strapping a rocket to the frame.

By May 21, 2013


High-tech smoking

Is there such a thing as a safer cigarette? CNET's Molly Wood visits Thermo Essence Technologies in Silicon Valley, tries out their vaporizers, and imagines a future of inhalable food.

By July 10, 2012


Always On Future Tech: Smoking goes high-tech (and smokeless!)

In this segment from the upcoming "Always On" show, Molly Wood visits a high-tech electronic cigarette manufacturer to learn that the future of smoking is actually "vaping."

By June 15, 2012


Buzz Out Loud 1502: Skype will spy on you (Podcast)

Microsoft patents Legal Intercept for Skype which allow users to listen in on private Skype conversations. This does not sound good as our privacy on the internet becomes less and less private. Google's social media site Google Plus begins with little fan fair hoping to cause a mass migration from Facebook. And a clever Foursquare hack turns New York City Into a giant game of Risk!

By June 29, 2011


A focus on possibilities at MIT Sloan CIO Symposium

A changing workforce, the opportunities of big data, and the need for broad risk management were among the key themes at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium.

By May 19, 2011


Next wave of recycling? Check your dinner plate

Plain old microbes and some more experimental technologies can help municipalities cut garbage tipping fees and capture valuable bio-energy and compost.

By February 21, 2011