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3D Mars video traces Mark Watney's path from 'The Martian'

What would it be like to see Mars firsthand if you were scrambling across it to survive? See for yourself, in 3D, even.

By October 5, 2015


iMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China

Text message spam is best ignored, but when a security researcher followed a trail of deception laid out on Apple's iMessage he became the proud owner of cheap designer accessories from China.

By October 24, 2014


Is it time for Windows Phone owners to throw in the towel?

Microsoft fans will soon have a Windows 10 phone to buy, but they may wonder whether the company will support and update their device in the long term. CNET's Marguerite Reardon offers some advice.

By November 7, 2015


Donate your Lego for art: Ai Weiwei fills cars with Lego bricks in protest

Dissident artist Ai Weiwei has taken his battle with Lego to the next level, calling on people across the world to donate their unused Lego bricks in the name of "freedom of speech."

By October 27, 2015


Appliance Science: How robotic vacuums navigate

Robot vacuums can navigate your home, sweeping up dirt while avoiding falling down stairs. How do they find their way? Appliance Science looks at the science of robot navigation.

By October 6, 2015


Bringing the past into high-resolution view

For Road Trip 2015, CNET takes a look at the tech revolution helping historians in Israel reveal more about our past.

By September 3, 2015


Uber background checks missed drivers' criminal records, prosecutors say

Among the drivers in Uber's service were a convicted murderer and a felon convicted of sex offenses against a minor, prosecutors charge.

By August 19, 2015


Firefox users, here's a security flaw you'll need to fix

This bug can upload files from your computer if you visit the wrong news site. But you can close up the hole by downloading the latest version of the browser.

By August 7, 2015


Use Etch Keyboard for fast search, sharing and shortcuts

This clever iOS keyboard lets you hit up Yelp, add an animated GIF, share your location and more, all without ever leaving the Messages app.

By July 28, 2015


Trace the past with NY Public Library's Open Access Maps Project

GPS can't quite capture the beauty of historical maps. Thanks to the Lionel Pincus & Princess Firyal Map Division at the New York Public Library, 20,000 high-res maps are now available for download.

By April 7, 2014