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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


What you need to know about Wi-Fi calling

Curious about Wi-Fi calling and what it entails? CNET has the rundown on what you need to know.

By April 21, 2015


When are more expensive cables worth it?

HDMI, USB, speaker, and other cables come in a wide variety of prices. Is it ever worth it to spend more? Actually, sometimes yes.

By June 20, 2015


Broadcom's new real dual-band Wi-Fi chip speeds things up

Broadcom announced the first 802.11 Wi-Fi chip that enables mobile devices to transmit and receive data over the 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands at the same time.

By March 2, 2015


Ancient parchment's secrets revealed through DNA

A history of agriculture is locked away in centuries worth of documents from the British Isles -- if you know how to find it.

By December 9, 2014


USB 3.0 to get 10Gbps throughput

An increase in proposed speed for USB brings its throughput closer to that of Thunderbolt, though perhaps not for long.

By January 7, 2013


Verizon Wireless CEO fires back at FCC over throttling brouhaha

Daniel Mead says he was blindsided by the FCC's letter last week that berated the company over its network management policy. He defends the policy while making the case for continued lax regulations.

By August 4, 2014


Get a TrendNet 802.11n router for $4.99

That's after redeeming a $10 mail-in rebate, but still a smoking deal for anyone who needs a new -- or even backup -- router.

By August 1, 2014


F-35 fighter a high-profile no-show at Farnborough

An engine fire three weeks ago has grounded the expensive new fighter jet. US military officials still hope the jet can make a last-minute appearance at the prestigious UK airshow, though.

By July 14, 2014


Microsoft issues fixes for Surface Pro 3 Wi-Fi, battery life

At least three of the software giant's updates address power consumption issues, but another Wi-Fi update is planned next week.

By July 8, 2014