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NASA tries to rattle people in its sonic-boom room

The space agency wants to bring back supersonic jet travel over land. The first step? Finding out how much boom people on the ground can handle.

By November 24, 2015


Watch the video NASA transmitted to Earth on a laser beam

The space agency says the achievement is like "a person aiming a laser pointer at the end of a human hair 30 feet away and keeping it there while walking."

By June 6, 2014


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


​Ford: We'll embrace the digital era, even if it hurts car sales

The executive chairman says his company will embrace digital-era changes affecting the auto industry, even if that means shifting toward transportation services and away from car manufacturing.

By November 3, 2015


Alien hunters check mystery star for signs of E.T. or 'freaky' nature

Last week news broke of something strange orbiting a distant star, raising the remote possibility of an alien civilization. CNET's Eric Mack spoke with the SETI Institute to see how the search is going.

By October 23, 2015


What is HDR for TVs, and why should you care?

High dynamic range (HDR) TVs are here and so is the first HDR content, with more of both on the way. Is this next-gen TV technology worth getting in your next TV?

By September 21, 2015


Pure LiFi transmits data using light (video)

Pure LiFi's system sends data wirelessly using light rather than radio waves, with a 'Li-Flame' prototype that knows which light source it's supposed to be receiving data from.

By February 25, 2014


Two humans link their brains to play 20 Questions

A noninvasive brain-to-brain interface successfully let two people in separate locations share thoughts.

By September 23, 2015


Crave giveaway: FurniQi wireless charging table from Fonesalesman

Score an early prototype of a bamboo charging table that's headed to Indiegogo next month.

By September 18, 2015


Use the cloud to make your garden grow with the Smart Outdoors Buying Guide

Expand your smart home beyond your outer walls with connected outdoor tech.

By September 16, 2015