President Barack Obama, alongside White House officials and corporate executives, came to Stanford University in February for a first-of-its-kind summit on cybersecurity and consumer protection, where he signed an executive order on cybersecurity to promote info-sharing among the private and public sectors.
Sony showed off a new prototype of its virtual-reality headset back in March, code-named Project Morpheus, bringing it a step closer to final release, which the company says will be coming up sometime in 2016.
The new device, unveiled at the Game Developers Conference here Tuesday, looks similar to the initial prototype, but Sony says it includes technical improvements that will give consumers a better experience.
"This looks like last year's model, but under the hood we've put a lot of improvements," said Shuhei Yoshida, the president of the company's Worldwide Studios for Sony Computer Entertainment. Yoshida added that this version of Morpheus "is close to the final consumer product."
"Yes, Google Glass had its problems, but that's because it was released too early," says Robert Scoble. "It was a misunderstood product that could stand up to neither expectations nor criticism."
Returning to the scene of the now-infamous 2013 photo of him, bare-skinned, wearing Google Glass in the shower was merely meant to show off the device's water-resistance. "I was expecting it to get attention," he says today. "I wasn't expecting it to go viral."
Stolen data is a hot commodity in the Internet underground -- but how much it goes for might be a surprise.
Data breaches are becoming a weekly part of the news cycle, and so common that the idea of our data being lost by companies which collect it, while still distressing, is not as much of a surprise as it used to be. In 2015, the Ashley Madison and Hacking Team data breaches reveal just how damaging these kinds of cyberattacks can be, with millions of user accounts compromised, intellectual property leaked and the private details of both user and executive spewed onto the web.
Project Loon, Alphabet's Wi-Fi beaming balloons, formally lifted off in Indonesia this year. The project uses high-flying balloons to beam Wi-Fi access to remote areas of the globe.
Alphabet is signing a preliminary agreement, known as a memorandum of understanding, with three Indonesian telecommunications companies -- Indosat, Telkomsel and XL Axiata -- to bring the balloons to the country over the next year.
Dolby has opened a massive new headquarters in 2015 in downtown San Francisco that meshes art, technology and science. CNET got a look inside the labs, where scientists are researching biophysical sensory development.
Carrier cell tower sites live on top of buildings, inside forest groves or right next to your bus stop. Sometimes these giant antennas are too obvious to ignore, but other times they're entirely undetectable -- hidden in plain sight.
For a saguaro cactus tower like those that pepper a desert landscape, deeper grooves are painted green and each of the 10,000 fake needles is dotted one by one.
"There's a lot of artistry that goes into it," says Larson President Andrew Messing. "Our heritage comes from theming, design and art. We really take that to heart."
"You do not have an opportunity to reach your highest level of potential unless you self-select as a reader," says Burton, 58, during an interview at Reading Rainbow's headquarters in Burbank, California. "You can literally go anywhere in the world in your imagination -- go anywhere, be anything. That's a valuable message."
The CNET Reviews team has one job: to help you decide whether a shiny new product on the store shelf is worth your hard-earned money.
Photography plays a big part in this. Longtime CNET readers will remember that our product reviews used to have a standard set of shots, all against a white background. These served their purpose, but in recent years, we've tried to make our photos even more helpful by showing them out in the real world.
The iPhone 6S Plus and iPhone 6, are seen here looking stunning in a side by side comparison.
How will that product look in your hands, on your wrist or on your face? We'll show you.
Shooting tech products isn't easy. These shiny objects have many reflective surfaces that smudge easily. To minimize reflections on the glass and metal, it often takes fine tuning movements and angles to achieve just the right look.
Because we largely shoot out on location in the "real world" and not in a studio, we are working in a wild environment where it can be challenging to control all the details. We must pay careful attention to the background, lighting, the weather, cars and people to get the shot just right.
Here we are taking the iPhone out for a selfie walk in New York City during a CNET Reviews product photography session.
When CNET dives into product photography, we are looking to show off the best lines of the devices in the best light, giving you a real sense of design -- along with beautiful photos.
One challenge when shooting products is getting across scale. How long is this product? How thick is it? What would it look like in average-size hands? These are the kinds of things we're thinking about when shooting a new product.