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IBM gets closer to a future of nanotube-based chips

Using technology called carbon nanotubes, Big Blue takes a significant step on a years-long path to secure the computing industry's future as today's chipmaking technologies run out of steam.

By October 2, 2015


"Does it feel hot in here?" The time we set the Smart Home to 105 degrees

We installed two new Nest Learning Thermostats at the CNET Smart Home and learned a lot along the way.

By October 8, 2015


Lucas, Spielberg, Abrams grace Wired cover to honor ILM at 40

Noted filmmakers pose with memorable movie characters like Yoda, E.T. and the Hulk on Wired's June cover to honor George Lucas' movie effects studio Industrial Light & Magic.

By May 19, 2015


​With an infrared rainbow, IBM optical chip outpaces copper wires

Big Blue's researchers have demonstrated fiber-optic technology that could help computers break through today's speed limits by transferring data faster.

By May 12, 2015


Let there be lights! (smart lights, that is)

Automated lighting makes a lot of sense for the modern, connected living space. Here's what we chose for the CNET Smart Home.

By September 29, 2015


iPhone 6S teardown reveals upgrades galore, similar hardware layout

Bill Detwiler cracks open the iPhone 6S and discovers plenty of hardware upgrades, but no major changes to the internal layout.

By October 2, 2015


Paracord grenade hides survival tools inside

Prepare for the apocalypse with a paracord grenade stuffed with everything you need to make it through an episode of "The Walking Dead."

By October 5, 2015


SnapPower USB electrical outlet coverplate requires no wiring

The SnapPower Charger USB-equipped coverplate requires absolutely no electrical skill to install and still leaves your regular plugs open for use.

By March 31, 2015


The Wire in remastered HD coming to HBO Go and iTunes

After an absence of six years, crime series "The Wire" will appear on US screens of all kinds from December 2014 in remastered 1080p.

By December 2, 2014


How Apple's embrace of the new USB points to world without wires

Apple's reliance on a single, more powerful version of the USB port in its new MacBook might alienate customers today, but analysts say the company is leading the way to future PC design.

By March 11, 2015