ICYMI, here's a look at a few of our favorite stories from CNET Magazine, CNET's printed quarterly.
Rochelle GarnerFeatures Editor / News
Rochelle Garner is features editor for CNET News. A native of the mythical land known as Silicon Valley, she has written about the technology industry for more than 20 years. She has worked in an odd mix of publications -- from National Geographic magazine to MacWEEK and Bloomberg News.
Kent GermanFormer senior managing editor / features
Kent was a senior managing editor at CNET News. A veteran of CNET since 2003, he reviewed the first iPhone and worked in both the London and San Francisco offices. When not working, he's planning his next vacation, walking his dog or watching planes land at the airport (yes, really).
Four times a year, CNET Magazine looks at technology through the lens of how we live. Since tech touches everything we do, we explore it from every angle: its impact on society, the people and companies working on the next big thing, and the gadgets and services making a difference.
In 2016, our reporters, editors and photographers covered everything from bourbon-making to adventure photography, new designs in airlines' economy class seating to the hyperloop. And every issue featured an in-depth Q&A with tech-culture faves, including "X-Men: Apocalypse" star Olivia Munn and HitRecord's Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
Here's a quick look at some of the best of CNET Magazine, 2016.
"Your Seeing Eye Phone" Not long ago, the visually impaired had to shell out thousands of dollars for tech to magnify their computer screens, speak navigation directions, identify their money and recognize the color of their clothes. Now the iPhone and a handful of apps and accessories help them get through their physical and online worlds. Shara Tibken explores why advocates for the blind say the iPhone is their mobile device of choice.
"Identify Yourself" By now, the year's high-profile cyberattacks should have convinced you that passwords are so last century. Laura Hautala takes us into the new world of biometrics, where your computer, phones and tablets will know you by the contours of your body and face -- even by reading your brainwaves.
"What the heck's a hyperloop?" Elon Musk envisioned a new mode of transportation that could carry passengers at nearly the speed of sound. He even had engineers from Tesla Motors and SpaceX write a 58-page paper so others could deliver on the promise of traveling from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 35 minutes. Stephen Shankland explains the science behind it.
"Wanted: A Better Economy Class" With cramped seats, terrible (or no) food, and drinks you have to buy, economy class is hell. There are plenty of ideas for making the experience better, from radically new cabin designs to top-of-the-line tech, but making those dreams a reality won't be easy. Kent German tells you why.
"Our doctors, ourselves" You can find just about anything on the internet -- from the useful to the outright fake. There's so much out there that, when you look up health issues, you can end up with a case of "cyberchondria." That's where you know -- just know! -- your headache is a sure sign of Dengue fever. Terry Collins explains which sites to steer clear of, and which apps can help you feel better.
"When the Genius Bar Can't Help" Independent computer repair shops haven't had it easy in the age of the Apple Store. But competition also forces change. Dan Ackerman visits a few small New York shops to see how they're providing services the Apple Genius Bar can't.