Reporters' notebook: The annual technology, film and music confab showed us that brands have money to blow, and a tiny app can still make a name for itself when the tech industry converges on Austin, Texas.
As tech giants try to figure out their place in the future, they're giving more autonomy to founders of companies they've swallowed up.
The United States Navy tests out an unmanned, underwater drone called the GhostSwimmer. It prowls through the water just like a massive shark.
The company is providing engineering services, mapping software and servers, and financial support to help two conservation groups detect in real time the fishing that's decimating fish populations.
A Kickstarter campaign aims to bring the tools of DNA analysis to biohackers and researchers without access to expensive lab equipment.
Edmunds.com, the car research site, releases amusing ads that show a supermarket checkout clerk haggling. Dealers force the site to remove the ads, saying car dealers don't haggle anymore.
CNET editor Sharon Profis takes Apple Pay, Google Wallet and PayPal for a test drive and compares the options.
Everyone's a comedian on April 1st, even your favorite automaker.
Researchers have mounted cameras and sensors on sharks for new insights into how the apex predators live.
Skip the salt and sugar bombs and get fresh salads and snacks from the Farmer's Fridge, now available in Chicago.