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The FCC's vocal minority speaks out

In an interview, Michael O'Rielly, one of the two Republicans on the Federal Communications Commission, weighs in on the politically divisive nature of the agency.

By July 16, 2015

Editors' Take

ActiVocal Vocca

The ActiVocal Vocca is designed to transform old light bulbs into intelligent and voice-activated ones.

By July 30, 2014


George Lucas still believes Greedo shot first

In a new profile, the famous director discusses the notorious shootout and explains why he'll be watching "The Force Awakens" after taking "a deep breath."

By November 30, 2015


Can we ever hear what our favorite bands sound like in the studio?

Listening to your favorite band's recordings as if they were live in the room with you seems like a great idea, but is it attainable?

By November 28, 2015


Everything you need to know about YouTube Red

YouTube's new subscription service, Red, is out now. Here's why you might want to sign up.

By October 28, 2015


Bezos' Blue Origin rocket landing makes history and a commercial at same time

For the first time, a rocket has touched the edge of space and then successfully landed back on Earth in one piece. It all makes for one heck of an advertisement.

By November 24, 2015


Sony announces hi-res listening stations at Best Buy (hands-on)

​Sony has launched a number of "hi-res" kiosks at Best Buy stores to enable customers to experience high-resolution music. CNET attended the launch for a hands-on.

By November 14, 2015


Compensating: Loudest howler monkeys have the tiniest balls

The male howler monkeys with the biggest vocal organs have the smallest testicles and lowest sperm count, new research has found.

By October 22, 2015


​Smartphone upstart OnePlus vies for Apple's cachet, and profits, too

It won't be easy to reproduce Apple's cultural influence and loyal fan base, but the Chinese phone maker is going to try, says co-founder Carl Pei.

By November 5, 2015


Tesla, Consumer Reports and the art of doing your research

Consumer Reports rescinding its Model S recommendation should remind everybody that sticking with one website's opinions is not doing your due diligence.

By October 31, 2015