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Episode 587: Xkcd is awesome

It's a clumsy Monday and we're all tired, but one thing's for certain: those xkcd comics rule.

By Oct. 22, 2007


All our failed flying machines could finally work (just not on Earth)

Many of humanity's early attempts at flight involved pedaling contraptions or flapping artificial wings. Turns out they weren't such dumb ideas after all -- in another part of the solar system.

By Apr. 16, 2014


Tech Retrospect: Heartbleed causes heartburn and Windows XP gets put to pasture

Miss a few stories this week? We'll bring you up to speed with this rundown of all the tech news.

By Apr. 11, 2014


Google password tips not strong enough

New advice from Google is useful if you're new to passwords, but lacks the spine to make much difference.

By May. 31, 2013


How to stay safe when holiday shopping online

Ready or not, holiday shopping season is upon us, and many of us will be buying gifts online. We've put together some tips to help get you safely through your shopping list.

By Nov. 21, 2012


Guy creates bot to auto-buy cheap gifts online

New software sorts, finds, and buys cheap stuff from an online auction site and sends it to Paul Hunkin, who just likes getting packages (with free shipping, of course).

By Nov. 8, 2010


What the password leaks mean to you (FAQ)

CNET helps you make sense of the password fiasco that has hit LinkedIn, eHarmony, and Last.fm.

By Jun. 8, 2012


For the lazy: DIY Kindle stand to read in bed

XKCD's own Randall Munroe created this DIY Kindle stand out of a steel coat hanger.

By Apr. 17, 2009


A new DRM-free experiment: 'Diesel Sweeties'

The first book from the pixelated robots-and-romance comic is available as an unlocked PDF, a notable move in the world of Web comics.

By Jan. 17, 2012


Internet to decide what a couple does on their date

Internet to decide what a couple does on their date

By Aug. 3, 2006