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Down on the farm, Lettuce Bot is quietly slaying weeds

Blue River is working on an agricultural robot that can ID undesirable plants and dispatch them. It could help reduce the cost of organic produce.

By Sep. 14, 2012


Horse Feathers, 'Curs In The Weeds': Free MP3 of the Day

Download a free MP3 of "Curs In The Weeds" courtesy of CNET Download Music.

By Oct. 21, 2008


Hepatitis C medicine enlisted to kill weeds

blog Marrone Organic Innovations is tinkering with a way to use components of an herbal medicine as an organic weed killer.

By Feb. 20, 2007


For Halloween, Netflix treats subscribers to 'Dexter'

Thanks to a licensing deal with Showtime parent CBS, Netflix will have the first four seasons of the serial-killer thriller available to stream, with the last four seasons arriving New Year's Day.

By Oct. 28, 2013


How drug lord used fancy tech to evade authorities

Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, captured finally by a conventional wiretap, channeled quite some inner nerd to evade the law for years.

By Feb. 26, 2014


JBL LSR305: Resetting sound expectations for desktop speakers

JBL's nifty powered speakers' innovative tech puts it ahead of the pack, making the LSR305 a force to be reckoned with.

By Dec. 15, 2013


Twitter making it harder (sort of) to find porn on Vine

Unsurprisingly, there's plenty of porn on Twitter's new video service. It's just a little harder to find now that the company has blocked certain search terms. But plenty remain.

By Jan. 28, 2013


Netflix stokes 'Orange Is the New Black' hype with trailer

Five weeks before it's set to release the next series in its original-content push, Netflix previews the women's prison drama-comedy with a trailer on its YouTube channel.

By Jun. 6, 2013


Orange is the New Black headed to Netflix worldwide this July

Fresh new comedy Orange is the New Black hits the subscription streaming this summer.

By Apr. 30, 2013


The great Twitter 'text-your-parents-you're-a-drug-dealer' experiment

Nathan Fielder, star of "Nathan For You," asks his Twitter followers to text their moms and dads (accidentally) offering drugs. The reactions are various and, sometimes, hilarious.

By Apr. 25, 2013