More security and privacy problems expected for Android apps, utilities, e-voting machines, and social media users, while hackers may get more political. (Posted in InSecurity Complex by Elinor Mills) December 23, 2011
It's hard to imagine topping the craziness of this past year, but CNET's Roger Cheng thinks that's exactly what will happen, with one mobile platform plunging off a cliff and another one finally breaking through. (Posted in Mobile by Roger Cheng) December 21, 2011
Innovators are blessed with powerful tools and building blocks to pursue scientific breakthroughs and tackle the world's toughest problems. Here's where the action will be in 2012.
(Posted in Cutting Edge by Martin LaMonica) December 16, 2011
So what did we learn about the technology biz this year? From the passing of Apple's co-founder to a new generation of publicly traded companies...plenty. (Posted in Business Tech by Jim Kerstetter) December 22, 2011
There are more ways to make money than by building a product that immediately hands 30 percent to Apple or Google. Here are the best startup ideas or models from 2011. (Posted in Rafe's Radar by Rafe Needleman) December 21, 2011
Smartphones advanced exponentially this year, with dual-core chips becoming the norm, Android updating constantly, WP7 actually taking off, 4G working in more locations, and let's not forget Siri. But there were also some real losers. (Posted in Images galleries by CNET staff) December 20, 2011
On Download.com, hundreds of thousands of apps get downloaded billions of times, and none more so than these. Which 11 apps were you crazy for this year? (Posted in The Download Blog by Peter Butler) December 20, 2011
The year is shaping up to be the biggest for VCs deals in a decade--with a ton of activity from well-known startup backers and a new breed of investor. (Posted in Digital Media by Paul Sloan) December 20, 2011
This year has proved just how easy it is to use Twitter and show a side of yourself that is perhaps not the finest. Consider, for instance, this encounter with Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio.
(Posted in Technically Incorrect by Chris Matyszczyk) December 17, 2011
10 lists. 10 products each. Some we love, some we fear, and some are notable only because of how much the whole world hated them. For better or worse, these are the gadgets, apps, and tech ideas that mattered this year. (Posted in CNET 100 by CNET staff) December 13, 2011
With a new Spidey flick on the way, we rank all the other Spider-Man films.
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Weaker encryption up for debate, SpaceX double launch
In today's tech news, Australian officials push for weaker encryption of social media at "Five Eyes" summit, and UK Parliament email accounts are attacked. Plus, SpaceX pulls off back-to-back launches.