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For Pleo the robot dinosaur, a second act in an American life

In 2007 and 2008, the cute and cuddly Pleo was a huge hit. Then its maker went out of business, and the dinosaur disappeared from view. So what is it doing at CES 2014?

By January 9, 2014


At CES, a hunt for hidden treasure

A scavenger hunt sponsored by CES sends CNET reporter Daniel Terdiman -- and many others -- out exploring the lesser-visited parts of the show. Who knows what you'll find.

By January 8, 2014


Pleo robot dinosaur survives extinction

The trainable robots have gotten some updates, with an app on the way that lets you take care of your Pleo while you're out.

By January 12, 2012


Nukotoys aims for next-generation toy empire

By mixing immersive offline and online experiences into traditional game and toy play, San Francisco start-up hopes to turn industry on its head.

By October 12, 2010


The telepresence robots are coming

A $15,000 robot from Anybots called QB is designed to help companies with remote offices save on communications costs.

By May 18, 2010


Tablet PCs: Can we please calm the hype?

Consumer demand is what you'd see if Ford said it was working on building a car powered by sneezes. It's not what we're seeing for tablet computers, so let's all calm down shall we?

By January 5, 2010


10 Demo grads: Where are they now?

After this week's DemoFall, longtime organizer Chris Shipley is handing over the reins. Here's a look at some of the best and worst companies that have presented there over the past 13 years.

By September 21, 2009


Idaho hot springs ease five years of disappointment

On Road Trip 2009, CNET News reporter Daniel Terdiman finally makes it to a series of incredible geothermal pools, after years of trying.

By July 12, 2009


Recession trips up the robot revolution

Yes, our robot companions are still coming. But a report from NextGen Research shows that consumer-bots are vulnerable to macroeconomic potholes.

By June 17, 2009


Ugobe's new robot pets

By February 7, 2006