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Surveilling the new year: The NSA story moves into 2014

The end of 2013 saw a rush of big NSA news, from a judge calling an agency program "almost Orwellian" to a bevy of tech stars talking reform at the White House. What lies ahead?

By December 30, 2013

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Net Fix

The notion of Net neutrality means all Internet traffic gets treated the same. But a deep divide exists on what rules -- if any -- will fuel innovation and protect US consumers.


Goodbye, farewell, and amen

As she prepares to leave CNET, Beyond Binary creator Ina Fried takes a look back at the tech industry's last decade.

By November 9, 2010


Greening the home--from low effort to high tech

Making your home more energy efficient is not usually a single event but a journey which typically involves a combination of cheap and easy steps along with bigger investments.

By September 29, 2009


Gadgettes 129: The copy and paste episode

It begins with iPhone 3 software details, progresses into face stealing, and somehow ends up at a claw machine containing a mountain of mammaries. Obviously words do nothing to express the joy of this week's Gadgettes.

By March 20, 2009


PBS Kids makes play for 3-year-olds online

Web site lets children play animated games with characters like Curious George and learn basic skills in reading and problem solving.

February 15, 2008


Creative's InPerson: The next best thing to being there?

Creative brings relatively inexpensive corporate-quality videoconferencing to your living room. And your hotel room. And your conference room.

By January 7, 2008


Steal this book? Don't bother

Libraries offer quick and legal access to loads of free content. The problem? Few people know about such services. Finding free content for the taking

By July 23, 2007


Berners-Lee: Semantic Web's success lies in cooperation

Net pioneer says the power of the Semantic Web comes from not one data source, but the combination of many.

By September 19, 2006


Set Firefox on fire

Firefox's many new extensions can make a good browser into a great browser. We show you how.

By July 12, 2006


Mapping a path for the 3D Web

Influential tech figures meet to outline the so-called metaverse--a Net dominated by 3D, social spaces and economies.

By May 8, 2006