Celebrating 20 Years of Tech
From the birth of the Web to the latest smartphones, CNET has seen it all. People at the center of the tech revolution tell their stories.
The past 20 years mark the most rapid technological changes in human history.
Advances in privacy, safety and protection are great -- but stay vigilant, lest we lose the spirit of openness and sharing that has infused the Internet.
It won't be long before we wonder how the world got along without solar and bio-based power, technology-enhanced vision and driverless electric cars.
Want to write, direct and star in your own video? With the Internet, the only question is: What's stopping you?
Silicon Valley has made a habit of bringing seemingly impossible ideas to life. That's why it continues to draw so many innovators.
It isn't always easy for tech companies to balance social impact and making a profit. A number of companies have succeeded well on both counts.
Wireless technologies have revolutionized how we talk with each other and to our gadgets. And it's just getting started.
Silicon Valley is building a world of things digital and human -- and that world needs as many voices, faces and perspectives as we can find.
You can thank Web designers for embracing Photoshop, software that lets anyone turn an OK photograph into something more.
Technology is bringing people closer than ever before. Embrace the change.
Technology is changing the music industry. For musicians, it's a thin line between love and hate.
Embracing open, cross-platform tech is how we’re preparing for a world where everything is a little smarter.
No one can tell you what beauty is. You have to create it for yourself.
Beware of over-regulation. There are always unintended consequences.
History is littered with great ideas that died because they had no funding. Digital payments and online communities are now seeding a surge of innovation.
Advances in technology have helped animators, visual effects artists and filmmakers bring revolutionary characters and worlds to the big screen.
Technology's advances can sometimes leave us breathless. Get used to it. We’re always going to feel that way.
The Internet has become a place where short films can spark global conversations.
Professional photographers originally dismissed digital as inferior quality. Now, you’d have to pry digital cameras from their cold, dead hands.
New technologies, including virtual reality, promise to take video games to a whole new level of play -- for gamers of all ages.
The Internet is creeping into any and every thing, changing how we interact with the world -- and it with us.
We’ve entered an age when people’s needs can be fulfilled with a tap on a smartphone. The world will never be the same.
The names are different, but revisiting a column from 1995 shows how little some things have changed for the companies that dominate the tech industry.
The next big leaps in technology are going to come from innovations in how we partner, collaborate and share ideas.
From local cables to worldwide online, the desire to play together has transformed videogames and spawned an e-sport revolution that has only just begun.