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This is how you transform a Jaguar E-Type into a masterpiece
We go behind-the-scenes at Eagle's workshop where Managing Director Paul Brace tells us how they build some of the most beautiful cars in the world.
Jul 09, 2020
Audit slams Facebook over civil rights, Amazon sellers need to list business addresses
Today's major tech headlines include an independent audit slamming Facebook's impact on civil rights, Qualcomm's Snapdragon 865 Plus chip and Amazon's requiring of its sellers to disclose their business addresses moving forward.
Jul 09, 2020
Facebook ad boycott organizers unhappy with meeting, Instagram not letting all users pin comments
Today's top tech stories include the Facebook ad boycott organizers unhappy with their meeting with Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft's suing over trademarks to stop a Covid-19 scam and Instagram now letting all users pin selected comments.
Jul 08, 2020
Uber to acquire Postmates, Xbox Games Showcase set for July 23
Today's major tech headlines include Uber's intent to acquire Postmates, Hamilton's major Disney Plus bump and Microsoft's plan for an Xbox Game Showcase on July 23.
Jul 07, 2020
AMD Ryzen 3000XT series CPUs get a bump in performance
AMD's XT lineup of third-gen Ryzen processors is here they're perfect for professional content creators.
Jul 07, 2020
Make your electric bike battery go farther and last longer
E-bike batteries are a little more complicated than the ones in your phone. CNET's Logan Moy goes over everything he did to prepare the Vintage Electric Tracker and its battery for a lengthy trip to the beach.
Jul 07, 2020
Mercedes-AMG A45 S: Super-hatch with a price tag to match
Mercedes-AMG has managed to squeeze an insane 415 bhp from its most potent 2.0-liter turbo engine.
Jul 06, 2020
UK to phase out Huawei 5G gear, Rocket Lab's rocket fail
In today's top stories, the UK is set to begin removing 5G Huawei equipment, Rocket Lab's 13th mission was unlucky and a sonic boom came from an asteroid above Tokyo.
Jul 06, 2020
2020 Volvo XC90 T8 eAWD: A smooth and luxurious plug-in hybrid SUV video
Refined and coddling, potent and efficient, a plug-in hybrid powertrain makes the Volvo XC90 an even better vehicle.
Jul 06, 2020
The first 5G laptop you can buy.
Lenovo's Flex 5G is the first laptop to market that can boast mobile 5G. Dan Ackerman gives his first impressions.
Jul 05, 2020
Formula 1 is back for 2020, but should it be?
The 2020 season of Formula 1 is about to start, but should we be risking it? Is there a safer way to race?
Jul 04, 2020
Will the iPhone 12 arrive on time?
Despite widespread rumors of delays, the iPhone 12 may still be on target. Here's everything we know about the next iPhone.
Jul 04, 2020
Reddit bans r/The_Donald, iPhone may face launch delays
This week's major tech headlines include Reddit banning the controversial subreddit r/The_Donald, Apple's iPhone facing potential launch delays and both Facebook and Instagram initiating a push for people to wear masks.
Jul 04, 2020
Haven't received your stimulus check yet? Let's track it down
The federal government is currently considering issuing a second round of stimulus checks to the American people due to the hardship the coronavirus has brought to the economy. But many taxpayers are still waiting to receive their payments from the first round. Here are some online tools for tracking down your stimulus payment.
Jul 03, 2020
Use UVC ultraviolet light to kill viruses
A clinical technology is coming closer to home use.
Jul 03, 2020
Facebook, Instagram pushing masks, how old your dog really is
In today's top stories, Facebook and Instagram are pushing information around wearing a mask amid COVID-19, Apple Card holders can now do their banking online and it turns out your dog may not be as old as you think -- in human years, at least.
Jul 03, 2020
YouTube TV gets stronger in 2020
More channels might make this cable TV's first true contender.
Jul 02, 2020
The 2021 Hyundai Elantra is a bold move
But there's so much more to this small sedan than just dramatic styling.
Jul 02, 2020
Digitizing my old Hi8 tape collection
It took over 15 years to digitize my old home movies, but I finally did it. I'll show you how.
Jul 02, 2020
Apple plays catch-up in the smart home with HomeKit and Siri updates
Apple announced important updates for its digital assistant Siri, the HomeKit smart home platform and the HomePod smart speaker at the company's developer conference. Here's a look at the state of Apple's smart home following the updates.
Jul 02, 2020
Zuckerberg to meet with boycott group, iPhone may face delays
Today's major tech stories include Facebook's CEO meeting with organizers of an ad boycott, possible delays for a 2020 iPhone and Google's withdrawal of a plan to reopen offices.
Jul 02, 2020
The 2021 Toyota RAV4 Prime is the best of both worlds
This is the automaker's first plug-in hybrid SUV, and it was well worth the wait.
Jul 01, 2020
YouTube TV price hike, Uber wants customers to clean backseat
Today's major tech headlines include YouTube TV's $15 a month price hike, Uber wanting its customers to wipe down the backseat and Microsoft's digital skills training initiative.
Jul 01, 2020
What's new to stream for July 2020
Hamilton makes its streaming debut on Disney Plus, while Netflix gets some strong additions to its streaming empire.
Jun 30, 2020
The 2021 Bentley Bentayga only has a few changes, but they're all in the right places
With a lot of new competition on the scene Bentley has made some tweaks to keep the Bentayga ahead of the game.
Jun 30, 2020
FCC Chairman talks about the new 988 suicide prevention number
Ajit Pai hopes the new three-digit number can help destigmatize mental health issues and save lives.
Jun 30, 2020
Reddit bans r/The_Donald, Amazon to pay $500 to its front-liners
Today's major tech stories include Reddit's banning of r/The_Donald, Twitch's temporary ban of the President's channel and Amazon's announcement it will pay out $500M out to its front-line workers.
Jun 30, 2020
2020 Porsche 911 Turbo S: Still the ultimate everyday supercar?
Because 640 hp and 0 to 60 mph in 2.6 seconds is essential for your grocery shopping.
Jun 29, 2020
What's in a name? Here's how the Ford F-Series was born
Learn the history of this groundbreaking nameplate and how it went from humble beginnings to an industry leader.
Jun 29, 2020
Top 5 features iOS 14 stole from Android
There are no original ideas left. The newest version of Apple's mobile OS looks really familiar to people who use Android. What was copied? Find out here!
Jun 29, 2020
Starbucks boycotts social ads, US government considers 5G boost
In today's top stories, Starbucks is the latest company to boycott ads on social networks, the US government is considering a boost to 5G and NASA wants you to help design a new space toilet.
Jun 29, 2020
RedMagic 5G vs. ROG Phone II: Gaming phone showdown
The ASUS ROG Phone II is considered one of the best gaming phones on the market, but the Nubia RedMagic 5G is making a run at that title. At only $579, the RedMagic 5G has flagship features at a midtier price. But does it pack enough to dethrone the ROG Phone II?
Jun 28, 2020
Apple redesigns the iPhone home screen, Google makes auto-deleting data default
This week's major tech headlines include all the news from WWDC 20, Facebook getting rid of the Oculus Go and Google making the auto-deletion of data a default setting.
Jun 27, 2020
High-tech gear to turn camping into 'glamping'
Given state restrictions due to coronavirus and concerns with airplane travel, many people are choosing to go camping for their summer vacations. Here is some high-tech camping gear that can elevate your experience from camping to "glamping."
Jun 26, 2020
Amazon Fire HD 8 and HD 8 Plus Review
Amazon updated its 8-inch Fire HD 8 tablet for 2020 and introduced the HD 8 Plus, with wireless charging, better performance and a slightly increased price. So which one is for you? CNET's David Carnoy has the review.
Jun 26, 2020
Hacks@Home: How to install a smart speaker
Here's how to use a smart speaker to take control of your smart home with your voice.
Jun 26, 2020
Coronavirus data site built by a teen gets attention
Proof we have an almost endless appetite for pandemic data
Jun 26, 2020
How the best schools are doing remote classes
The CEO of PowerSchool shares best practices.
Jun 26, 2020
Google to pay publishers, Amazon launches counterfeit unit
In today's top stories, Google attempts to bolster Google News by paying publishers for high-quality content. Meanwhile, Amazon tries to get rid of knockoffs on its sites.
Jun 26, 2020
2021 Ford F-150 is a closet revolutionary
Packing hybrid power and a built-in generator, this pickup is an OTA update away from hands-free driving.
Jun 26, 2020
From Jim Crow to 'Jim Code': How tech exacerbated racial injustice
From facial recognition to AI to hiring systems, tech has made things worse for many people of color.
Jun 25, 2020
Acer announces the Swift 5 ultrathin notebook
The Swift 5, an ultrathin and super light notebook, will be available in the US in October starting at $1,000.
Jun 25, 2020
Wi-Fi 6 vs. Wi-FI 6E: Here's the difference in three minutes
Wi-Fi 6 is the fastest version of Wi-Fi yet, but now, Wi-Fi 6E wants to take it to a whole new level. Here's what you need to know.
Jun 25, 2020
Masks, wipes and air filters: Flying in the age of coronavirus
Hop-on jet service JSX is working to adapt to a new age of flying as passengers slowly return to the skies.
Jun 25, 2020
Google makes auto-deleting a default, Boston votes to ban government use of facial recognition
Today's major tech headlines include Google making auto-deleting data the default setting, Boston's vote to ban government use of facial recognition tech and Apple's new iOS privacy settings giving users more info about how their apps track.
Jun 25, 2020
WatchOS 7: What's new on the Apple Watch?
Sleep tracking, hand-washing, watch faces... and a few other things Apple didn't even mention in the keynote.
Jun 24, 2020
This bricklaying robot could build 100 to 300 homes a year
The Hadrian X bricklaying robot made by Fastbrick Robotics has broken its own speed record, laying 200 bricks in just one hour. We compare the Hadrian X with the first commercially available bricklaying robot, the SAM100, made by Construction Robotics.
Jun 24, 2020
Facebook getting rid of Oculus Go, FCC close to making 998 a suicide prevention hotline
Today's major tech headlines include Facebook winding down support for Oculus Go, the FCC closing in on establishing a suicide prevention hotline and Amazon's $2B commitment to fighting carbon emissions.
Jun 24, 2020
Moto G Fast vs. Moto E: Sub-$200 phone battle
Both Motorola phones are solid options if your budget is under $200. If you're trying to decide which one to get, we're here to help.
Jun 23, 2020
Apple's WWDC keynote touts iOS 14 features, virtual car keys
The pre-taped presentation also showcased sleep-tracking additions to WatchOS 7 and more.
Jun 23, 2020
WWDC 2020's biggest announcements
Apple kicked off the virtual edition of WWDC 20 with a pre-taped presentation that showcased the new features in iOS 14, virtual car keys and new sleep-tracking additions to WatchOS 7.
Jun 22, 2020
LG CX OLED TV review: Awesome picture, high price
Side-by-side with last year's cheaper model, it's tough to tell the difference.
Jun 22, 2020
Forget about work-life balance
Get realistic with work-life integration instead.
Jun 22, 2020
Tim Cook discusses social change, AI app recognizes supremacist symbols
In today's top stories, Tim Cook speaks on the importance of tech in creating societal change, a new AI app is helping journalists identify white supremacist symbols and Mark Hamill reveals a hidden cameo in The Mandalorian.
Jun 22, 2020
EA shows new gameplay footage for Star Wars: Squadrons
EA shows off the future of its sports games, including new footage from FIFA and Madden 21.
Jun 21, 2020
The best and worst YouTube comments left for Craig Cole
From nice to downright nasty, here are some of your best remarks.
Jun 20, 2020
Quibi wants Roku and Amazon apps, Twitter testing audio tweets
This week's major tech stories include Quibi's talking with Roku and Amazon for platform apps, Twitter's testing of audio tweets and the announcement of a new Star Wars game from EA called Star Wars: Squadrons.
Jun 20, 2020
How to follow the pandemic with online tools
Now that many parts of the world are starting to lift lockdowns and reopen, you may be more interested than ever in tracking the spread of the coronavirus. Here are some online tools you can use to follow the pandemic on a global scale and in your county.
Jun 19, 2020
The Eagle Lightweight GT is a magnificent reimagining of a British icon
Eagle's latest special edition pays homage to Jaguar's Lightweight E-Type racers from the 1960s.
Jun 19, 2020
UK U-turns on contact-tracing app, TikTok wants to teach you something
In today's top stories, the UK abandons its plan to develop its own contact-tracing app in favor of Apple and Google's solution. Plus, microlearning is coming to the incredibly popular social media app TikTok.
Jun 19, 2020
MTA CEO on why New York subways are safe to get back on
As New York reopens, Pat Foye details some of the technology being used to fight the spread of COVID-19.
Jun 18, 2020
Twitter tests audio tweets, Quibi talking to Roku, Amazon for apps
Today's major tech stories include Twitter's testing of new audio tweets, Quibi's talks with Roku and Amazon to develop apps on their platforms and Zoom's decision to offer end-to-end encryption to all its users, not just the paying ones.
Jun 18, 2020
We play Lego Super Mario: Nintendo comes to life in bricks
We see what's in Lego's new sets, including a Mario that can hop, talk and scan blocks.
Jun 18, 2020
Everything there is to know about the Galaxy Fold 2
Samsung's next folding phone should see some significant improvements, according to reports.
Jun 17, 2020
Chrome to tweak address bar, robo-dog Spot now available for sale
Today's major tech headlines include Chrome's possible tweaking of the URL address bar, Verizon's first 5G laptop and Boston Dynamics' robo-dog, Spot, going on sale.
Jun 17, 2020
Marvel Legends Deadpool's Premium Interactive Head unboxing
Marvel Legends' disembodied Deadpool is one of the weirdest toys we've ever played with. Now everyone can have fun with Disney's dirtiest princess/Marvel's favorite misfit in the comfort of their own home.
Jun 17, 2020
The next big iOS, WatchOS and MacOS updates coming soon
Everything we're expecting from Apple at WWDC 2020 on June 22.
Jun 16, 2020
Best antivirus apps for Windows 10
Your PC needs protection against malware and other dangerous attacks, so loading your Windows computer with antivirus software is just what's called for. Check out our recommendations for the best Windows 10 antivirus apps.
Jun 16, 2020
Bezos agrees to testify, Star Wars: Squadrons announced
Today's major tech headline include Jeff Bezos' agreeing to testify over antitrust issues in the tech industry, Microsoft's detailing for more Smart Delivery specifics and EA's announcement of the new Star Wars: Squadrons game.
Jun 16, 2020
2021 Nissan Rogue ramps up the style and creature comforts
With a sharp new shape and more for families to enjoy, the 2021 Rogue is a hot-ticket item that'll only get hotter.
Jun 15, 2020
5 alternatives to the Nest Cam
Google's Nest Cam is one of the biggest names in security cameras, but it's not the only game in town.
Jun 15, 2020
COVID-19 has inspired new data sharing
But will consumers continue to share who they've had contact with?
Jun 15, 2020
SpaceX launch again, LEGO returns to robots and Computex 2020 is cancelled
Today's tech headlines see SpaceX launch their third rocket in two weeks, LEGO returning to its Mindstorm colletion and Taiwan's Computex being cancelled due to coronavirus.
Jun 15, 2020
The Last of Us Part 2 is a brilliant work of art
The Last of Us Part 2 is a once-in-a-console-generation game. It delivers an incredibly powerful story, heart-stopping gameplay and jaw-dropping visuals. Jeff Bakalar has played through the entire game and offers his spoiler-free review.
Jun 14, 2020
Android 11: What's new in the public beta
Let's take a first look at some of the new features coming to Android 11. We're running the public beta on a Pixel 4 and looking at Android's new bubble messages, changes to notifications, a built-in screen recorder (yay!) and some more flexible media controls.
Jun 13, 2020
Sony reveals PS5 hardware, 5G home internet launches in Detroit
This week's major tech stories include Sony's PS5 hardware reveal and a slew of new game announcements, the launch of 5G home internet in Detroit and Twitter's new self-verification system.
Jun 13, 2020
Why Apple could ditch Intel in new Macs
Apple could announce its own Mac chips as soon as this month's WWDC conference.
Jun 13, 2020
Huawei's P40 Pro Plus has an incredible camera
The 10x optical zoom is amazing, but the lack of Google services and the high price are problems for this phone.
Jun 12, 2020
Hacks@Home: How to install a security camera
We'll walk you through setting up the $20 Wyze Cam in no time.
Jun 12, 2020
Hacks@Home: How to install a smart thermostat
Resideo's $200 Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat handles your home's heating and cooling for you.
Jun 12, 2020
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro: Hands-on with its 108-megapixel camera
We got to play with Xiaomi's Mi 10 Pro. It's sleek, ultra fast and has 5G, but is it worth the price?
Jun 12, 2020
Whether celebrating your dad together or apart, give the gift of tech
Father's Day is right around the corner, and whether or not you're actually able to spend time with your dad, make it a memorable holiday with a special gift of tech.
Jun 12, 2020
We round up all the new car announcements for June 2020
BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Ford and more have announced new cars this month. We round them all up in the latest episode of AutoComplete.
Jun 12, 2020
Sony unveils PS5, Amazon and Microsoft restrict facial recognition tech
In today's top stories, Sony actually showed its next-generation console, and it's a head-turner (the games looked good, too). Meanwhile, big software players are taking a stand against the police using their facial recognition technology.
Jun 12, 2020
PlayStation 5 looks goofy as hell, and I gotta have it!
Sony's "Future of Gaming" event showcased over two-dozen titles from third and first-party developers as the company revealed some of the upcoming software for PlayStation 5. But before it was all said and done, Sony finally lifted the curtain on the hardware itself, giving the world its first look at the PlayStation 5. Jeff Bakalar is here to break it all down.
Jun 12, 2020
Watch Sony reveal the PS5
At the 2020 PS5 event, Sony gave fans their first look at the long-awaited PlayStation 5 console and the surprise discless PS5 Digital Edition.
Jun 11, 2020
A first look at Resident Evil 8 appears at PS5 event
Sony shows off a first look at its latest installment of the Resident Evil series, coming to the PS5 in 2021.
Jun 11, 2020
Sony shows new look at DualSense controller for PS5
At the PS5 event, Sony showed a short new promotional video of its DualSense controller.
Jun 11, 2020
Sony debuts PS5 trailer for Spider-Man: Miles Morales
At its PS5 games event, Sony shows off gameplay for the new Spider-Man: Miles Morales. The new game is based off the popular lead charater from Spider-Man: Into the Spiderverse.
Jun 11, 2020
Will we still like the Subaru Outback after a year?
The Japanese automaker's station wagon has joined the Roadshow long-term fleet.
Jun 11, 2020
Home 5G live in Detroit, Twitter making Juneteenth official holiday
Today's major tech headlines include home 5G going live in Detroit, Twitter making Juneteenth an official company holiday and Uber and Grubhub appear to be ending merger talks over antitrust concerns.
Jun 11, 2020
Oculus Quest, one year in: The best games so far
The Quest is a great VR game system. Here are some places to start.
Jun 10, 2020
Apple to use its own chips, Nintendo updates number of accounts hacked
Today's major tech stories include news that Apple plans to start using its own chips in computers, Nintendo's revealing that 140,000 more accounts were hacked than previously thought and IBM's withdrawal from the facial recognition market out of concerns of its misuse.
Jun 10, 2020
Twitter working on new verification system, Bezos calls out racist customer
Today's major tech headlines include confirmation that Twitter is working on a new verification system, Sony's rescheduling of its PS5 games event and Jeff Bezos' calling out of a racist customer on Instagram.
Jun 09, 2020
Why 5G may seem underwhelming at first
It's about much bigger goals than better streaming on your phone.
Jun 09, 2020
The future of AI is weird, broken and sometimes full of wonder
Janelle Shane discusses her AI Weirdness blog, her book and what dangers AI still presents in a chaotic world.
Jun 08, 2020
Now What for TikTok: A conversation with Bryan Thoensen
TikTok is on a tear, but how will it evolve to keep users engaged -- and how will creators make money? TikTok's Bryan Thoensen discusses new formats and more in this talk from VidCon.
Jun 08, 2020
Porsche Taycan vs. Tesla Model S: Luxury EVs compared
We drove both, now join us as we break down the finer points of these two all-electric luxury powerhouses.
Jun 08, 2020
Apple plans socially distanced selfies, Samsung's leader could return to jail
Today's major tech stories include an innovative Apple patent, another possible leadership scandal for Samsung and a Black Lives Matter mural that can be seen from space.
Jun 08, 2020
Impossible Burger arrives on doorsteps for the first time
Online sales and home delivery start at $50.
Jun 06, 2020
Why the Sonos Arc is one special soundbar
The all-in-one soundbar to beat, the sleek and simple-to-set-up Arc has 11 drivers, a wide soundstage with lots of bass, and support for the Dolby Atmos surround-sound format.
Jun 06, 2020
Tech giants pledge funds to end racial injustice, CES 2021 to be in-person
This week's major tech headlines include tech giants' pledge to end racial injustice, Signal adding facial blurring tech to its app and plans for CES 2021 begin for the show to happen in-person as well as virtually.
Jun 06, 2020
Black Lives Matter: How you can take action today
CNET supports the Black Lives Matter movement and stands with all those that oppose racism, discrimination and violence. If you are interested in voicing your support, but don't know where to start, here's a list of some racial justice organizations, curated in part by our sister site BET, where you can get involved today.
Jun 05, 2020
See the SpongeBob SquarePants cast filming from home
The voices that bring the Bikini Bottom gang to life keep up the fun with The Stars of SpongeBob Fan Favorites Special, produced during coronavirus lockdown.
Jun 05, 2020
iOS 14: Everything we know
New features, a new look and more apps: Here's a roundup of the most plausible rumors about what the next software update will bring to the iPhone.
Jun 05, 2020
Beautify your yard with online tools
With summer approaching and more time being spent at home, now is a great time to spruce up your backyard. But with social distancing guidelines in place and perhaps a tight budget, a traditional landscape designer might not be the right solution. However, online services can help design the garden of your dreams.
Jun 05, 2020
Lapping Zandvoort with Mitchell deJong in iRacing
Join us at Zandvoort as sim racing pro Mitchell deJong talks about his career, his goals and the quick way with the Porsche 911.
Jun 05, 2020
FDA approves Fitbit ventilator, attempted cyberattacks on US presidential campaigns
Today's major tech stories include Fitbit's lower-cost ventilator getting approval for emergency use, Signal's tool to help protect the identities of protesters, and Google's detection of attempted cyberattacks on both US presidential campaigns.
Jun 05, 2020
BMW's 2021 4-series is almost more grille than car
Today on AutoComplete, we're going to talk about BMW's brand new 4-series and its, uh, shall we say polarizing styling -- plus its not-so-polarizing performance.
Jun 05, 2020
Google Home's best talent lets you customize responses
Routines for Google Assistant let you control multiple smart home gadgets at once, get info about your calendar or the weather, play music or podcasts, and more.
Jun 04, 2020
How to find and delete stalkerware
If you think your phone is being used to spy on you, try these tips.
Jun 04, 2020
The 5G Automotive Association wants to make your car a cellular device
Ford describes how it will make 5G available in its cars starting in 2022.
Jun 04, 2020
CES 2021 plans to be in-person, Apple's rumored iPad may be delayed
Today's major tech stories include new plans for CES 2021, Zoom's intent to keep end-to-end encryption behind its pay service and possible new dates for Apple's forthcoming iPads.
Jun 04, 2020
Buying your first e-bike: What you can expect
Shopping, assembling, riding and everything in between.
Jun 03, 2020
Ring's solid DIY security system is a lot like the original
The Amazon-owned company kept many of the good things about the first-gen kit, including its reasonable price.
Jun 03, 2020
Save money, buy one of these super-affordable cars.
No, none of them are terribly exciting, but these value-priced vehicles are efficient and versatile.
Jun 03, 2020
2020 Morgan Plus Four: Old-school looks with powerful performance
Despite the Plus Four's classic design, Morgan has taken the latest 2.0-liter, four-cylinder turbo engine found in the BMW 330i to give it some impressive performance.
Jun 03, 2020
Civil rights leaders slam Zuckerberg, Amazon's COVID-19 data not enough
Today's major tech stories include civil rights leaders slamming Facebook's CEO, questions about Amazon's release of COVID-19 data and a new Facebook feature that lets you delete an embarrassing post.
Jun 03, 2020
2021 BMW 4 Series: More than just a giant grille
Don't write off the BMW 4 Series because of its massive grille. With turbo power and lots of tech, the 4 Series is a solid luxury coupe.
Jun 02, 2020
Tech giants pledge funds to fight racial injustice, Facebook employees stage protest
Today's most important tech headlines include tech giants pledging funds to fight racial injustice, Facebook employees staging a protest and Sony delaying its PS5 game event.
Jun 02, 2020
SUVs are everywhere, but why?
SUV sales are increasing year-on-year but have you ever wondered why they're the vehicle of choice on today's roads?
Jun 01, 2020
Sony Xperia 1 II review: Pro photo and video control in your pocket
We take an in-depth look at Sony's $1,200 flagship aimed at phone photographers and filmmakers.
Jun 01, 2020
Top 5 most exciting future Apple products
Apple is working on some amazing tech that could change everything.
Jun 01, 2020
Zoom works on end-to-end encryption, SpaceX crew lands on ISS
In today's top stories, Zoom is working on end-to-end encryption as a premium service, SpaceX successfully lands the Crew Dragon onto the International Space Station and the cast of The Lord of the Rings reunite on YouTube.
Jun 01, 2020
Evercade plays 100s of retro games and it doesn't suck
From Blaze Entertainment comes the Evercade portable retro gaming console that runs on-- wait for it-- little cartridges. But after a week of playing around with it, the Evercade is a reliable, solidly-built throwback device that feels great, won't break the bank and certainly scratches the nostalgic itch by celebrating some of the more popular, and not-so-popular games of yesteryear. The premium version (includes three carts) is available in the US through Amazon for $100 starting June 5th.
May 31, 2020
What's new to stream for June 2020
Big-name movies head to streaming services, while HBO Max bursts onto the scene.
May 30, 2020
HBO Max is here, Xbox announces more Series X features
This week's major tech headlines include the arrival of HBO Max, new information about Xbox Series X backwards compatibility and how Google will start to include "experience" as a factor in search results.
May 30, 2020
Everything we know about Samsung Money
Samsung is launching a new debit card and cash management account later this summer in the US. Here's what we know so far about Samsung Money by SoFi and how it will work with Samsung Pay.
May 29, 2020
Can't be with your friends? Play games with them over Zoom
Just because you're keeping your physical distance from friends, it doesn't mean you have to give up on a social life. Here are suggestions for several fun games that can be played with groups of friends over Zoom.
May 29, 2020
Acura is back and the 2021 TLX is proof
Today on AutoComplete, we're looking at the recently announced 2021 Acura TLX and how it seems to be proof-positive that Honda's fancy cousin is serious about making cool cars again.
May 29, 2020
HBO Max: How to get it
There are many ways to subscribe to HBO Max. We explain the simplest paths to the new streaming service. And is HBO Max the best HBO? We address that, too.
May 29, 2020
What are the Roadshow team's favorite hybrids?
Hybrid vehicles are a great way to save money and help keep the air just a little bit cleaner. Here's a list of our favorite amped-up vehicles.
May 29, 2020
Google search changing, Microsoft brags about Xbox Series X
In today's top stories, Google announces that page experience is going to play a bigger role in search rankings. Meanwhile, the newest Xbox will be able to play lots and lots of older games with all kinds of improvements.
May 29, 2020
Trump issues order to stop alleged 'unchecked power' of Twitter
The president issues an executive order asking for clarification of a federal law that shields social media companies from being held legally responsible for user content.
May 28, 2020
Making movies in space is way harder than you think
Tom Cruise is set to shoot a movie in space, but he won't be the first. So what does a blockbuster in space look like? Well, don't expect any explosions for a start...
May 28, 2020
2021 Acura TLX: The Type S returns with turbo power
Acura's updated TLX is a seriously good-looking sedan, complete with turbo power and lots of standard tech.
May 28, 2020
HBO Max goes live, Instagram experiments with badges
Today's major tech stories include the launch of HBO Max, Instagram's experimentation with badges and Google Maps' new tools for donations.
May 28, 2020
Bugatti reveals footage of the $3.3M Chiron Pur Sport being pushed on track
The 1,500-horsepower Pur Sport is a track-focused variant of the already insanely fast Chiron hypercar.
May 27, 2020
CNET 25: When Marc Andreessen ruled Netscape
CNET host Richard Hart visited Netscape just after the company went public and was taking on Microsoft in the browser wars. Here's our profile of founder Marc Andreessen from 1995.
May 27, 2020
What I learned buying a car in a pandemic
I just bought a car in the middle of this stressful coronavirus mess and I learned some lessons along the way. If you're looking to buy a car now, here's what to expect and how to protect yourself.
May 27, 2020
Global device shipments to drop 14%, Facebook launches CatchUp
Today's major tech stories include a report that predicts a 14% drop in device shipments in 2020, Android phones possibly getting a speed boost in the near future and Facebook's launch of a voice calling app called CatchUp.
May 27, 2020
Pushing for the future of electric flight, one small plane at a time
You may not fly in an electric plane for decades, but by testing new zero-emissions aircraft now, a Seattle company wants you to be excited for that day to come.
May 26, 2020
How this plant-based coating makes produce last longer
A company called Apeel is making edible, plant-based coatings that dramatically extend the shelf life of fruits and vegetables.
May 26, 2020
Hitting the virtual circuit with former Formula E champ S├ębastien Buemi
What's a pro racer to do with the world's motorsport shut down? Take up sim racing, of course. Join us for some hot laps with former champion S├ębastien Buemi.
May 26, 2020
NASA astronauts are about to fly a spacecraft using only a touchscreen
When SpaceX and NASA send the first crewed commercial flight to the International Space Station, the astronauts on board will barely have to lift a finger.
May 26, 2020
Twitter's automation issues, Elon Musk changes baby name
In today's top stories, Twitter's automated labelling system experiences snags, Virgin One's LauncherOne rocket is delayed and Elon Musk changes his baby's name.
May 26, 2020
The new Jaguar F-Type goes miniature with Hot Wheels
Awaken your inner child with this colossal Hot Wheels track twisting and turning through Jaguar's design studio.
May 25, 2020
Top 5 new Chrome features
Google updates its browser with a lot of new tricks worth exploring.
May 25, 2020
Hertz files for bankruptcy, Netflix cancels inactive subscriptions
In today's top stories, rental car company Hertz files for bankruptcy, Netflix cancels inactive subscriptions and how to watch the SpaceX launch this week.
May 25, 2020
Apple Glass rumors, HBO Max gets the 'Snyder Cut'
This week's major tech stories include new rumors surrounding Apple Glass, Twitter testing limits on user replies and HBO Max announcing it will release the elusive "Snyder Cut" of Justice League.
May 23, 2020
Graduates love gifts -- here are some ideas
Students graduating from high school or college might be denied a ceremony due to the pandemic, but without question they'd still appreciate a remembrance to honor their big achievement. Here are some great and useful techy gifts for your graduate this year.
May 22, 2020
The 2021 Toyota Sienna proves that minivans are cool
Today on AutoComplete, we take a look at the long overdue fourth-generation Toyota Sienna minivan and show you why it's way cooler than you might think.
May 22, 2020
We got to drive 007's Aston Martin DB5 from upcoming Bond film No Time To Die
There's far more going on underneath the skin of a Bond car than you'd expect, which may help explain 007's erratic driving style.
May 22, 2020
Galaxy A51 review: A worthy Android iPhone SE alternative
The A51 features a 6.5-inch display, four rear cameras and an octa-core processor -- all for $400.
May 22, 2020
Face ID gets more mask-friendly, Prime Day may come in the fall
In today's top stories, Apple updates iOS to unlock faster when you're wearing a face mask. Meanwhile, a report says Amazon will move Prime Day from July to September this year.
May 22, 2020
Stimulus Checks Helpline
If you still haven't gotten your coronavirus stimulus check, try calling the IRS.
May 21, 2020
This generation of musicians were prepared for the pandemic
Artists of all kinds have taken a major hit during the coronavirus crisis, but with current technology music-makers are finding themselves better prepared to create art and continue to build a fanbase. CNET News Producer Stephen Beacham spoke with the band Foxtails Brigade about how they're adapting in the music industry.
May 21, 2020
OK Go on 'the loneliest video we've ever made'
For OK Go's Damian Kulash and Tim Nordwind, isolation has inspired totally new ways of collaborating.
May 21, 2020
Twitter's new reply settings, HBO Max gets the 'Snyder Cut'
Today's major tech stories include Twitter's new controllable reply settings, Apple's possible removal of headphones from the box of the next iPhone and HBO Max's exclusive "Snyder Cut" of Justice League.
May 21, 2020
Microsoft shows off Xbox X Series X gameplay for Dirt 5
Dirt 5 makes its debut for the new Microsoft Xbox Series X.
May 07, 2020
How COVID-19 immunity certificates might fail
There's a lot more at stake than just antibodies.
May 07, 2020
Android 11 beta coming June 3, a new Surface Go 2
Today's major tech headlines include a launch date for the Android 11 beta, a new Surface Go 2 from Microsoft and Apple's plan to let customers quickly share medical information with first responders.
May 07, 2020
Testing the accuracy of coronavirus antibody tests
Also known as serological tests, antibody tests can help identify people who have developed an immune response to coronavirus by detecting antibodies in their blood. More than 100 tests have been brought to market since the FDA eased its restrictions to help meet the global demand, but recent data suggests that some of these tests are not as accurate as they should be.
May 06, 2020
These are the lunar landers that could take humans back to the moon
SpaceX and Blue Origin are among the companies competing for the right to build NASA's next lunar lander. NASA plans to return to the moon in 2024. We take a look at each company's design.
May 06, 2020
You suck at sim racing, so what car games should you play instead?
Today on AutoComplete, we take a look at nonracing sim car games that those of us unblessed with driving talent can dig into and enjoy.
May 06, 2020
This is what it's like wearing Ford's coronavirus-fighting respirator
Called a powered air-purifying respirator, or PAPR for short, this device is designed to shield medical workers and first responds from the deadly coronavirus.
May 06, 2020
WWDC going fully online, Xbox 20/20 starts this week
Today's major tech stories include Apple's WWDC going completely online, a possible successor to the Oculus Quest VR headset and a new monthly show from Xbox that promises to reveal more about games for Microsoft's upcoming Series X console.
May 06, 2020
Trying the best cheap wireless earbuds under $40
You want a pair of true wireless earbuds but don't have that much cash to spare? I found you some of the top-rated cheap earbuds and tested them to see how they compare on sound and call quality.
May 06, 2020
2020 Mazda CX-5: Affordable luxury
Mazda's vehicles almost always look and feel nicer than rival products from other automakers, and the CX-5 crossover is no exception.
May 06, 2020
The 3 best wheels and pedal setups for iRacing
Want to get into sim racing but on a budget? Skip the cross-shopping and check out our recommendations for the three best setups to get you in the action.
May 06, 2020
New COVID-19 device is an ICU's worth of sensors you wear on your chest
This new invention could spot COVID-19 before you notice you're developing symptoms.
May 05, 2020
The best smart display available today
There are four contenders: the Amazon Echo Show 8, JBL Link View, Google Nest Hub Max and Google Nest Hub. Only one can be the best.
May 05, 2020
What $650 worth of used phones look like
We bought five used phones of varying quality to see what you can get when you don't splash out on a flagship. Results were... mixed.
May 05, 2020
Apple updates 13-inch MacBook Pro, Uber requiring face masks
Today's major tech stories include Apple's updating of the 13-inch MacBook Pro, the resignation of an Amazon VP in protest over firings and Uber's new face mask requirement for all drivers and riders.
May 05, 2020
New MacBook Pro kills the butterfly keyboard once and for all
The updated 13-inch MacBook Pro from Apple doubles the storage, adds new 10th-gen Intel CPUs and upgrades to the new Magic Keyboard design.
May 04, 2020
Google Pixel Buds 2 vs. Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus and Jabra Elite 75t
Google's new true wireless Pixel Buds get high marks. Here's how they stack up against the Samsung Galaxy Buds Plus and Jabra Elite 75t. Or, if you use the first one: Google's new true wireless Pixel Buds get high marks. Here's how they stack up against two top Android-friendly earbuds.
May 04, 2020
New sensor you stick at the top of your chest tracks COVID-19 symptoms
The device senses the nature, duration and time of coughing.
May 04, 2020
Watch me set up a TV review lab in my basement
With CNET's New York lab shut down, I moved our test gear and TVs to my home in the suburbs.
May 04, 2020
Disney Plus recognizes Star Wars Day, big tech companies are still making money
In today's top stories, Disney+ honors Star Wars day with special profile pictures, big tech companies like Google and Amazon report consistent revenue and Apple CEO Tim Cook delivers an unconventional commencement address.
May 04, 2020
The BMW X5 M Competition is the right kind of wrong
With thundering performance, this SUV doesn't just frighten pets and small children, professional drivers cower in its presence.
May 04, 2020
Rolls-Royce Cullinan goes off-road, wins the Rebelle Rally
Yeah, you read that right. I took a $400,000 car in the dirt for a week. Here's what happened.
May 03, 2020
Apple, Google rework tracing tech; How many people are on Zoom?
This week's major tech headlines include Pixel Buds 2 reviews, Apple and Google reworking their tracing tech to address privacy concerns and a quick check on just how many people are using Zoom.
May 02, 2020
Driscoll's: The food supply chain is much more fragile than any of us thought
Soren Bjorn, the president of the world's largest supplier of fresh berries, says the US will need to rethink food delivery and the immigration status of migrant workers essential to ensuring our food supply.
May 02, 2020
SpaceX set to to take its first astronauts into space
Not even a global pandemic is enough to stop SpaceX's historic first crewed flight with NASA to the International Space Station.
May 01, 2020
Tesla's Q1 earnings call was a mess
Today on AutoComplete, we talk about Tesla and how it performed in the first quarter of 2020, as well as some questionable statements made by Elon Musk.
May 01, 2020
Take a virtual field trip from your sofa
Since most of us won't be getting out to explore museums, national parks or other attractions anytime soon, bring them to your living room with a few clicks of your mouse. Here's how in this Tech Minute.
May 01, 2020
This is how we captured some of our most epic shots
Henry Catchpole dives into the Carfection archive to talk us through his favorite moments.
May 01, 2020
What's new to stream for May 2020
Lots of Star Wars content, Space Force, and more arrive online!
May 01, 2020
Chipotle's tech rush could not have come at a better time
The chain's CTO tells us what's next as America's restaurants plan to reopen.
May 01, 2020
Zoom backtracks, Facebook has a new photo-transfer tool
In today's top stories, Zoom clarifies its claim that it has 300 daily users. Meanwhile, getting your photos from Facebook to Google Photos just got super simple.
May 01, 2020
How pulse oximeters measure your blood oxygen levels
Measuring your blood oxygen can be a vital way to keep track of your lung health, especially if you're hit with COVID-19 symptoms. But how do they work? And can your phone do the same job as an FDA-approved pulse oximeter?
Apr 30, 2020
Grocery stores have a plan to get back to normal
But shopping in any retail store may not be quite the same.
Apr 30, 2020
Here are some of our favorite trucks
Which pickups should you consider if you're shopping for a new rig? The Roadshow crew has narrowed the field down to a few excellent choices.
Apr 30, 2020
Apple, Google begin delivering tracking tools, Lyft lays off nearly 1,000
Today's major tech headlines include Apple and Google making progress in their coronavirus tracking tools, Lyft cutting 17% of its staff and Google making its videochat service free to all.
Apr 30, 2020
5 things you need to know about the 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209
If all you're after is performance, the S209 is prepared to deliver it in spades.
Apr 30, 2020
DJI's Mavic Air 2 delivers more of everything at the same price
Starting at $800, the company's top consumer drone flies longer and farther, and is smarter than ever.
Apr 30, 2020
Coronavirus drug shows 'clear-cut' evidence of faster recovery, Dr. Fauci says
Trials of remdesivir have shown quicker recovery times for COVID-19 patients, proving that "a drug can block this virus," says Dr. Anthony Fauci, a lead member of the White House coronavirus task force.
Apr 29, 2020
Is Harley-Davidson's LiveWire worth the money?
Today on AutoComplete, we're looking at Harley's electric halo bike, the LiveWire, and wondering if there's any way it can make its $30,000 price tag make sense.
Apr 29, 2020
These apps can help you save some cash
If you're looking to figure out your finances, we're here to help.
Apr 29, 2020
Google Pixels could say goodbye to Qualcomm soon
We talk to Ina Fried, a former CNET reporter now at Axios, who broke the story that Google is working on its own processors for Pixel phones and Chromebooks. Could Google drop Qualcomm? Well, it's working with Samsung. Yep, Samsung.
Apr 29, 2020
Hungry kids in the US aren't like hungry kids elsewhere
No Kid Hungry says we have plenty of food, so why are 22 million kids short of it?
Apr 29, 2020
Watch this sweat-powered wearable control a prosthetic leg
Scientists at Caltech have developed what they say is the world's first electronic skin that doesn't need a battery. Why not? Because it runs on human sweat.
Apr 29, 2020
YouTube adds fact-check feature, wireless providers extend pledge
Today's major tech headlines include YouTube's new fact-check for certain videos, carriers extending a pledge not to disconnect customers and TikTok's new charity donation feature.
Apr 29, 2020
Apple Magic Keyboard vs. Logitech and Brydge: What's the best iPad keyboard case?
Trackpads everywhere! We tested them all.
Apr 29, 2020
9 sleep myths, busted by a sleep doctor
How many of these myths do you believe?
Apr 28, 2020
iPhone 12 production delayed? Apple, Google reworking tracing software
Today's major tech stories include Apple's possible production delay of the iPhone 12, a review of Google's Pixel Buds 2 and Apple and Google's reworking of their Covid-19 tracing software.
Apr 28, 2020
2020 BMW X4 M Competition: What's the point?
We revisit BMW's high-performance, compact SUV to try to wrap our heads around your comments and questions about this strange new class.
Apr 28, 2020
The Apple Watch has been life changing for these four people
Kacie was trapped in her car after a near fatal wreck, Toralv fell and hit his head in the middle of the night, Jason was dangerously close to having a heart attack and Heather would've never known she was sick if it wasn't for her Apple Watch. Hear them tell their stories.
Apr 27, 2020
FCC votes to introduce Wi-Fi 6E, Apple and Google address privacy concerns
This week's major tech stories include a significant Wi-Fi expansion, Apple and Google addressing privacy concerns on upcoming coronavirus tech and a new way to watch YouTube.
Apr 27, 2020
2020 Chevrolet ZR2 vs. Toyota Tacoma TRD: Midsize truck dirt battle
Both trucks can be plenty of fun in the dirt, but what do the numbers say?
Apr 26, 2020
JBL Boombox 2 vs. UE Hyperboom: Battle of the portable Bluetooth beasts
We put JBL's new Bluetooth portable party speaker up against Ultimate Ears jumbo wireless speaker. This is the heavyweight championship of Bluetooth speakers and someone's gotta win.
Apr 25, 2020
iPhone mail app hackable? NYT says China behind disinformation
This week's major tech stories include a possible vulnerability in Apple's Mail app, Google verifying all advertisers from now on and a report from the New York Times that says China was behind a disinformation campaign at the start of the Covid-19 outbreak in the US.
Apr 25, 2020
Weekend Zoom calls have exploded, here's how the company is handling it
The video calling platform has seen a 2,000% increase in calls on the weekend, leading to a massive rethink of security and features.
Apr 24, 2020
Facebook unveils Messenger Rooms
Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg debuts a new video conferencing tool, Messenger Rooms. The new video presence platform will make it possible for users to connect to a video conference even without a Facebook account.
Apr 24, 2020
Food delivery services during the pandemic
As many people are sheltering in place across the country, preparing every meal at home has become a necessity. But if you're lacking in the culinary arts, there are several meal kit services for you and your baby that are still delivering during these difficult times.
Apr 24, 2020
$10K quarantine project car challenge: Japanese edition
Today on AutoComplete, we're looking at project cars to keep us occupied during this interminable lockdown -- they've gotta be Japanese and under $10,000!
Apr 24, 2020
First Look: Motorola Edge and Edge Plus have all the 5G specs
The two new premium phones are what many of us have wanted from Motorola for a long time.
Apr 24, 2020
iPhone SE reminds us how much we missed the home button
The new iPhone SE looks like an iPhone 8 but works like Apple's top-of-the line iPhone 11 Pro. It costs only $399.
Apr 24, 2020
The C7 ZR1 is the most powerful front-engined Corvette Chevrolet will ever produce
With the introduction of the mid-engined C8 Corvette this year, the C7 ZR1 marks the end of an era for Chevrolet and car fans alike.
Apr 24, 2020
Macs may drop Intel, Google ads to require ID
In today's top stories, yet another report says Apple is aiming to have its computers powered by its own chips. Meanwhile, Google will require all advertisers to complete a verification program if they want to keep advertising using Google.
Apr 24, 2020
Checking Subaru's new 11.6-inch Starlink tech in the 2020 Legacy sedan
Tech goes tall in the 2020 Subaru Legacy and Outback with the debut of the new (and massive) Starlink infotainment suite. We get a close look at its pros and cons.
Apr 24, 2020
2020 Subaru Legacy: Sure-footed, sedate sedan
The 2020 Subaru Legacy sedan boasts nearly all of the upgrades and technologies you'll also find in the new Outback, but without all of that "active lifestyle" nonsense. Sedate, sensible and just a bit boring; now that I think about it, why would anyone choose this over the more flexible and capable crossover?!
Apr 24, 2020
Fired Amazon employees accuse company of retribution
Three former workers talk to cnet about their concerns with warehouse conditions during coronavirus.
Apr 23, 2020
What this giant, backflipping drone means for the future of drone racing
The Drone Champions League (DCL) has built the backflipping Big Drone in order to show what the future could look like for the fast-flying world of drone racing.
Apr 23, 2020
Here's why Ford is smart to call its new, all-electric SUV a Mustang
The Mach-E has generated plenty of controversy, and it's inflamed some of the pony-car faithful, but there are many reasons why it's a brilliant move to make this vehicle a Mustang.
Apr 23, 2020
iPhone mail app vulnerable, NYT says China stoked US lockdown fears
Today's major tech headlines include a possible vulnerability in Apple's Mail app for iOS, Magic Leap's layoff announcement and a report that says China stoked lockdown fears in the US through social media and fake texts.
Apr 23, 2020
Oil's basically worthless now, but what does that mean for you?
Thanks to a combination of the coronavirus and a price war, crude oil prices are hovering at or below zero. We find out if that makes a difference to regular folks.
Apr 22, 2020
Google is working on a new debit card
The company confirmed it's working with banks to offer smart checking accounts within Google Pay. Those accounts could come with a physical and virtual debit card, according to a new report.
Apr 22, 2020
Apple may delay rumored iPhone SE Plus, HBO Max arrives May 27
Today's major tech stories include Apple's possible delay of the rumored iPhone SE Plus, HBO Max's arrival on May 27 and Fortnite finally arriving on the Google Play Store.
Apr 22, 2020
New ventilator gets us ready for a second or third wave of coronavirus
The hospital ventilator crisis has eased slightly, and the Spiro Wave seeks to keep it that way.
Apr 21, 2020
How this drone can help stop the spread of coronavirus
The Aertos 120-UVC drone from Digital Aerolus is equipped with ultraviolet lights to disinfect places that are at high risk of COVID-19 exposure.
Apr 21, 2020
Have you ever wondered why Volvo has such a great reputation?
Volvo has long been considered one of the safest, most stylish and reliable car brands out there. But how did it manage to get such an amazing reputation?
Apr 21, 2020
The Apple Watch: Tipping point
I started off as a skeptic, but now I refuse to take it off. Here's what it took to finally get me to wear the Apple Watch.
Apr 21, 2020
Walmart selling Vudu, Facebook removes misinformation events
Today's major tech stories include Walmart selling Vudu to Fandango, Facebook removing events that promote defying health and safety orders and Uber's expansion of its Eats program with "Direct" and "Connect" options.
Apr 21, 2020
How to make your own coronavirus protective gear on a 3D printer
We made everything from face shields to mask accessories to tools that open doors and punch buttons.
Apr 21, 2020
2021 Audi A3 sedan debuts wild new design, mild-hybrid option
Audi's subcompact sedan heads to America with a bold new look and all-new tech, but will the 48-volt mild-hybrid option make the trans-Atlantic trip?
Apr 21, 2020
Wi-Fi 6: What the heck is it?
You've been hearing of faster wireless networking. You've heard the term "Wi-Fi 6." But what does it do? What does it mean? Get all your answers here.
Apr 20, 2020
How to celebrate Earth Day at home
With people sheltered in place around the world, Earth Day 2020 is shaping up to be unlike any we've seen before. Even though we can't take to the streets in the millions like they did at the first Earth Day 50 years ago, there're still lots of ways you can celebrate and participate at home. Here're a few.
Apr 20, 2020
Facebook Gaming app launching, SpaceX historic mission gets launch date
In today's tech news, Facebook prepares its Gaming App for launch, Netflix drop free documentaries on YouTube and NASA teams with SpaceX to launch crew to the space station for the first time.
Apr 20, 2020
2020 Toyota Supra vs. Chevrolet Corvette: The 2 best sub-$60K sports cars compared
If you've got $60,000 to spend and want to go quick, you've got a difficult choice ahead of you. Let's see if we can't make it a little easier.
Apr 19, 2020
Alexa's best hidden talent lets you make your own commands
Make Amazon's assistant say whatever you want with a custom skill. We walk you through the steps here.
Apr 18, 2020
Contact tracing explained: How apps can slow the coronavirus
Your phone's Bluetooth tech could be key to slowing down the pandemic -- but there are issues, as Bridget Carey explains.
Apr 18, 2020
Coronavirus tracking tech in the works, PS5 in short supply
Today's big stories: Apple and Google are working together to build coronavirus tracking tech, Sony is making fewer PS5 consoles and Apple announces a new iPhone SE.
Apr 18, 2020
Top 10 Apple Watch tips and hidden features
These are my favorite ways to get the most out of the Apple Watch, from keeping notifications private to using the watch as a remote viewfinder for your iPhone camera.
Apr 18, 2020
The Turbografx-16 Mini is my video game time machine
Sega Genesis, SNES Classic? Here's an even rarer new retro console to check out.
Apr 17, 2020
High-tech tools to detect coronavirus
As the coronavirus continues to ravage cities across the country, there's still a shortage of tests to confirm cases. That's why several medical groups and tech entrepreneurs are designing high-tech tools to potentially detect the virus in its earliest stages.
Apr 17, 2020
Vanity plates: Love or hate?
Today on AutoComplete, we delve into the loaded topic of vanity plates. Yes, most of them are terrible, but occasionally a good one makes them all worthwhile.
Apr 17, 2020
This bespoke Porsche 911 CSR breathes new life into the 997 generation
UK-based independent Porsche specialist RPM Technik will build you a custom 911 which it says is ultimately limited only by your imagination.
Apr 17, 2020
The end of the beginning of the electric car
BloombergNEF thinks we're entering a much more interesting phase for EVs.
Apr 17, 2020
How to take better photos of the moon
The moon is one of those things that never really translates in a photo, especially if your best camera is your phone. So to find the best ways to capture our only natural satellite, I took the iPhone 11 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra up to my roof for April's super moon: the Super Pink Moon. Plus, I wanted to see if the phones could come anywhere near the quality of my first DSLR: the Canon 60D.
Apr 17, 2020
2020 BMW M850i Gran Coupe: For the luxury sport driver who wants a bit more
With some M-inspired performance goodies, this family luxury hauler really hauls, well... you know.
Apr 17, 2020
Apple said to be working on modular headphones, Sony not expecting high demand for PS5
Today's big stories include a report on a new type of over-the-ear headphones from Apple, better battery life for MacBooks, and Sony making fewer units of the Playstation 5 than it did for the PS4.
Apr 17, 2020
Harman Kardon Fly TWS: Great sounding true wireless for $150
With its first true wireless earbuds -- and first new headphones in a while -- Harman Kardon delivers strong performance for its price class.
Apr 16, 2020
Expect PS5 shortages this holiday season
According to a report from Bloomberg, Sony won't be making as many PlayStation 5 consoles for launch as it has with previous console debuts.
Apr 16, 2020
Uber, Lyft drivers demand protective gear during coronavirus pandemic
Drivers say Uber and Lyft need to do better at addressing their health and safety.
Apr 16, 2020
OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro review: High-end 5G phones compete against Galaxy S20
OnePlus' flagship phones are pricier than years past, but they feature 5G and liquid-smooth displays. So are they still worth it if they're still cheaper than the Galaxy S20?
Apr 16, 2020
Is working from home dragging down our broadband?
AT&T says you'll be surprised at what we're doing more of online.
Apr 16, 2020
Why some electronic shifters are terrible
Pushbuttons, rotary knobs and joysticks, oh my! Mechanical gear selectors are slowly going away, but this isn't always a good thing.
Apr 16, 2020
Asus Chromebook Flip C436 delivers a premium Chrome experience
With an Intel Core i-series processor and great build quality, this is one of the nicest two-in-one Chromebooks around and it has a price to match.
Apr 16, 2020
Apple reveals the new iPhone SE, hackers want $500k for Zoom exploit
Today's major tech stories include Apple's announcement of a new iPhone SE, Instagram making it easier for businesses to offer gift cards and hackers demand for $500k for a Zoom exploit.
Apr 16, 2020
Apple's new iPhone SE is basically an iPhone 11 in a small package
We look at the newest iPhone and break down how Apple wisely designed it to have the same appeal as the original.
Apr 15, 2020
Here's how contact tracing could stop COVID-19
Using Bluetooth and universal APIs, Apple and Google have built a novel solution to tracking the spread of coronavirus. But is the tech really as private as the tech companies claim? CBS News reporter Graham Kates tells us how it works.
Apr 15, 2020
How to direct deposit your stimulus check and not get scammed
Here's how to use the new IRS online tool, Get My Payment, to set up direct deposit.
Apr 15, 2020
Dog training will change in the era of new normal
Robotic, AI-driven training emerges via the Companion training machine.
Apr 15, 2020
Is the manual sport sedan dead? Cadillac doesn't think so!
Today on AutoComplete, we're looking at the much-loved by enthusiasts (but not-so-hot-selling) manual sport sedan segment, to see if Cadillac is crazy for offering the CT4-V and CT5-V Blackwings with three pedals.
Apr 15, 2020
Larger screens coming to Samsung tablets, report says
Apple's iPad may be the dominant player in tablets, but Samsung doesn't care: The Korean giant is reportedly readying 11- and 12.4-inch Android tablets. With those larger sizes, Samsung seems to be eyeing the iPad Pro. There's a bigger question though: Is there really a tablet market outside of the iPad?
Apr 15, 2020
Do this first if you've been laid off or furloughed
Not all bills are the same: Pay this one first, and here's where to find the money.
Apr 15, 2020
Google making its own chips? OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro reviews
Today's major tech news stories include Google possibly getting into the chip-making game, Apple and Google working together to stop the spread of Covid-19 and reviews for the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro.
Apr 15, 2020
OnePlus 8 coming to Verizon's 5G network
OnePlus has partnered with Verizon to power its new OnePlus 8 series of 5G phones.
Apr 14, 2020
OnePlus debuts OnePlus 8 smartphone
The new OnePlus 8 is 8mm thick with a 6.55-inch display, which has a fluid 90Hz refresh rate. It starts at $699.
Apr 14, 2020
OnePlus introduces Bullets Wireless Z headphones
OnePlus reveals new headphones that give you 10 hours of playback time, in a choice of four colors, for $50.
Apr 14, 2020
OnePlus unveils OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus shows off its new OnePlus 8 Pro flagship smartphone. The new phone has a 6.78-inch screen with a smooth 120Hz refresh rate.
Apr 14, 2020
How minds from MIT created a foldable face shield that can be rapidly mass-produced
The face shield is an important piece of personal protective equipment. A team of engineers and scientists at MIT has developed a way to use lasers to manufacture them quickly.
Apr 14, 2020
Next iPhone may look like iPad, Amazon waitlisting grocery customers
Today's major tech headlines include a report detailing the next iPhone, Amazon putting new grocery customers on a waitlist and Amazon's plan to hire 75,000 more workers.
Apr 14, 2020
The Fitbit Charge 4 won me over
The GPS on the Charge 4 is a game-changer for anyone looking for serious activity tracking.
Apr 13, 2020
Apple and Google team up to take on pandemic, LG teases new phone
In today's top stories, Apple and Google are working together to bring tech to iOS and Android to track COVID-19. Meanwhile, LG tries to drum up some interest in its upcoming phone.
Apr 13, 2020
2020 Honda Accord: A family sedan for enthusiasts
A potent turbocharged engine, manual gearbox and competent chassis make the 2020 Honda Accord Sport 2.0T a driver's delight.
Apr 13, 2020
Ford Raptor vs. Jeep Gladiator Mojave: Desert running beasts
Can the solid front axle of the new Mojave trim take on the Raptor's independent suspension?
Apr 12, 2020
Sony reveals new PS5 controller, Quibi launches
This week's most important tech headlines include Sony's reveal of the PlayStation 5's brand new controller, strong Disney Plus numbers and the launch of the Quibi mobile-only streaming video service.
Apr 11, 2020
What you need to know about cleaning and reusing a virus mask
If you're trying to disinfect your N95 mask, you're probably barking up the wrong tree.
Apr 11, 2020
Here's how scammers are using the coronavirus to cash in
From nefarious phishing scams to the dark web, the coronavirus pandemic is big business for bad actors.
Apr 10, 2020
Ways to stay calm in a crisis
With so much uncertainty in the world right now, you might be experiencing more stress and anxiety than usual. In this Tech Minute, we look at ways technology can help calm your mind and body in the midst of the chaos.
Apr 10, 2020
AutoComplete decides which old cars deserve a remake
The release of Final Fantasy VII Remake got us thinking about the idea of remakes in general, and wondering which cars deserve another go-round.
Apr 10, 2020
Microsoft Surface Neo could be delayed, Disney Plus racks up subs
In today's top stories, a new report says that Microsoft's dual-screen tablet may not arrive this year as originally planned. Meanwhile, Disney announces its streaming service has more than 50 million subscribers.
Apr 10, 2020
2020 Jeep Wrangler EcoDiesel: Too much torque?
The availability of an EcoDiesel V6 in the venerable Jeep Wrangler makes it even more capable, though the price might make you think twice.
Apr 10, 2020
Yes, you can fix your cracked Nintendo Switch
A little encouraging guide for those who are repair-apprehensive
Apr 10, 2020
National medical stockpile not meeting challenge from Coronavirus
The pandemic's scale is unprecedented, but the United States is not fully using systems that should have been in place.
Apr 09, 2020
Nurses: We need more protective equipment
Registered nurse Deborah Burger describes why medical workers have a shortage of masks and how that puts public health at risk.
Apr 09, 2020
Audi's Formula E team principal Allan McNish gives us an insight into all-electric racing
The retired three-time Le Mans winning racing driver has turned his focus on what he believes to be the future of motorsport.
Apr 09, 2020
10 stay-at-home essentials under $20
We polled the CNET staff and these are the items we've found indispensable in our newly home-bound lives.
Apr 09, 2020
Stadia free for two months, Zoom faces lawsuit
Today's major tech headlines include Google's Stadia going free for two months, Zoom facing a shareholder lawsuit and Google's Meet video conferencing app seeing a massive surge.
Apr 09, 2020
The LifeStraw is close to eradicating an ancient disease
For decades the Carter Center in partnership with Vestergaard and LifeStraw, have been fighting a microscopic parasite that's affected millions of people for thousands of years. We take a look at the technology inside the LifeStraw Guinea Worm water filter.
Apr 09, 2020
5 PC games that'll make you a better racer
Sim racing is taking off in a big way. Not sure where to start? Here's your guide.
Apr 09, 2020
Zoom privacy: How to keep spying eyes out of your meetings
Zoom has become the go-to app for working from home and remote learning, but the Zoom boom has also brought major privacy problems. Here's how to keep your calls private and secure.
Apr 09, 2020
What happened to Amazon?
"One-day" shipping became "someday" shipping when the virus hit.
Apr 09, 2020
An astronaut trainer's tips for getting through self-isolation
Dr. Michaela Musilova helps astronauts and scientists train for life on the moon or Mars from a small habitat here on Earth. She shares her top ways for staying sane and healthy when you're self-isolating because of the coronavirus.
Apr 08, 2020
Boil, steam and bake: N95 masks are on the menu
You can disinfect and reuse an N95 mask if you have no other option.
Apr 08, 2020
AutoComplete looks into car-buying assistance programs during COVID-19
Car companies are looking to help customers who might not be able to make their car payments during the coronavirus outbreak, and we're looking at what that means exactly.
Apr 08, 2020
Facebook is making big changes to fight COVID-19 in your neighborhood
Fidji Simo, head of the Facebook app, details how the company built the Community Help coronavirus hub to let neighbors ask and receive assistance from each other.
Apr 08, 2020
LG V60 ThinQ 5G has us seeing double (the screen, that is)
Meet the V60, a 5G phone that works with a special case to double its screen size.
Apr 08, 2020
Sony reveals PS5 DualSense controller, Twitter CEO pledges $1B to Covid-19 relief
Today's major tech headlines include Sony's reveal of the PS5's new controller, Twitter's CEO pledging $1B to coronavirus relief and Whatsapp cracking down on misinformation by limiting message forwarding.
Apr 08, 2020
2020 Bentley Flying Spur: Heritage meets modern luxury
The Bentley Flying Spur is a classic machine with all the prestige you could ever want, but is it modern enough for today?
Apr 08, 2020
PlayStation 5's new controller the DualSense is here
Out of nowhere, Sony has lifted the curtain on its brand new PlayStation 5 controller, the DualSense. It's the most drastic ergonomic change the company has made with its controller in many years.
Apr 08, 2020
Ford car parts inspired new respirator production
Detroit knows how to make complicated things, and today that means pandemic safety gear.
Apr 07, 2020
Put a household outlet in your car
An inverter can give you the power you need for laptops and other large devices in your car.
Apr 07, 2020
YouTube throttling conspiracy vids, Quibi's launch
Today's major tech stories include YouTube's throttling of conspiracy videos, Amazon workers staging a second protest at the company's Staten Island hub and Quibi's mobile-exclusive launch amidst a pandemic.
Apr 07, 2020
Shure's new Aonic wireless earbuds are Beats for audiophiles
Not your typical AirPods clones, Shure's first true wireless earbuds are kinda like Powerbeats Pros -- but better in some ways.
Apr 07, 2020
The Autozam AZ-1 was the mini supercar the world needed, but didn't want
Kei cars are some of the smallest, cutest cars in the world. But the Autozam AZ-1 might be the only one that comes with supercar looks.
Apr 06, 2020
See the new face mask that might solve shortages
The BioAid mask is anything but complicated, and that's the point.
Apr 06, 2020
How to speed up your Wi-Fi
If you want your internet to be as fast as possible, you should definitely check this out.
Apr 06, 2020
LG's lightweight Gram 14 2-in-1 is a battery-life leader
You might not need it right now, but this is one of the most travel-friendly laptops around.
Apr 06, 2020
Coronavirus 5G conspiracies catch fire, E3 2021 will be a 'reimagined' event
In today's top stories, coronavirus conspiracy theories lead to 5G towers being destroyed, E3 2021 gets a date and a tiger at the Bronx Zoo becomes first US animal diagnosed with coronavirus.
Apr 06, 2020
Best practices for safe shopping, delivery and takeout in the age of coronavirus
Safe shopping, delivery and takeout guidance you should follow during the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 05, 2020
PlayStation 5 vs. Xbox Series X: Testing specs inside real PCs
After learning about the PS5 and Xbox Series X Specs, I got to work replicating the specs using current PC hardware. Running a few tests gave me some insights into what kind of power we can expect from the next gen consoles.
Apr 04, 2020
Nissan's GT-R boss talks hybrids and more inside a ridiculously tuned R32
Hiroshi Tamura, Nissan GT-R chief product specialist, is the authority on all things Godzilla. He takes us for a ride in a friend's heavily tuned GT-R and talks about what's to come.
Apr 04, 2020
Zoom responds to privacy concerns
This week's major tech stories include Zoom's response to privacy concerns, coronavirus scams already costing consumers millions and reports that say Nintendo is planning a slew of Mario releases to celebrate the iconic videogame character's 35th anniversary.
Apr 04, 2020
How Ring Fit Adventure rhythm dance game is the workout I need
Nintendo's Ring Fit Adventure on the Switch has a new rhythm music game to workout to songs from Mario and Zelda. There's also a feature to jog through levels. Bridget Carey runs through her experience and why it's just what she needs to work out at home with kids.
Apr 03, 2020
AutoComplete asks how brands launch cars during a quarantine
Today on AutoComplete, we look into what car companies are doing to launch cars and get journalists in them during the coronavirus pandemic.
Apr 03, 2020
Comparing Google Nest Mini and Amazon Echo Dot with Clock
Which budget smart speaker offers better hands-free help?
Apr 03, 2020
Pandemic expert: The US can't claim to be surprised by coronavirus
Claire Reilly spoke with Dr. Eric Toner of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security about why the coronavirus spread so quickly, and what steps leaders need to take to prevent millions of deaths worldwide from COVID-19.
Apr 03, 2020
Mark Cuban doesn't know what's next either
But he shares how he's going to be ready for it.
Apr 03, 2020
Zoom responds to privacy concerns, Amazon and Apple get along
In today's top stories, video-conferencing company Zoom says it will be working hard to fix a number of issues that plague the service. Meanwhile, people will finally be able to purchase content directly from the Amazon Prime video app on Apple devices.
Apr 03, 2020
2020 Cadillac XT6: Stylish, sporty, seats for 7
Stylish, sporty and well-equipped, the 2020 Cadillac XT6 Sport AWD Platinum arrives to battle the new Lincoln Aviator. We hit the road to find out how it fares.
Apr 03, 2020
Apple Watch Series 6: What to expect
Sleep tracking, blood oxygen tracking, a kids' version and the rest of the rumors we've heard so far.
Apr 02, 2020
T-Mobile and Sprint merger: What it means for you
America's third and fourth largest carriers are finally merged. We break down what that means.
Apr 02, 2020
Beats Powerbeats 4 review: Nice upgrade but is it worth it?
The new Powerbeats is a big improvement over the Powerbeats 3 and has many of the same features as the Powerbeats Pro -- but there is that cord.
Apr 02, 2020
2020 Land Rover Defender: We answer your questions
Everything you need to know about the new Land Rover Defender.
Apr 02, 2020
This is the best smart speaker
We brought in CNET smart home expert Andrew Gebhart to find out which smart speaker reigns supreme against the others. The Google Nest Mini, the Amazon Echo Dot, the Apple HomePod and the Sonos One compete for the crown.
Apr 02, 2020
Inside the war on facts
The Atlantic Council works with social media companies and governments to track inauthentic content online.
Apr 02, 2020
YouTube at work on TikTok rival, Zoom's privacy risks
Today's major tech headlines include YouTube's work on a TikTok rival, the potential privacy risks associated with using the now ultra-popular Zoom service and a report that says consumers have already lost millions thanks to coronavirus scams.
Apr 02, 2020
Quibi's video tech hopes to dazzle
Quibi shows work in both landscape and portrait.
Apr 01, 2020
AutoComplete looks at Genesis' wild new design language
Today on AutoComplete, we look at Genesis and its crazy new styling on vehicles such as the G80 and GV80. What this new design language trying to accomplish?
Apr 01, 2020
What you should know about the Google Pixel 5
Google may be trying a new strategy as it prepares to release its next phone. Could this be what it takes for the Pixel to grab people's attention from Apple and Samsung phones?
Apr 01, 2020
Comcast offers home schooling content, Amazon fires factory protest worker
Today's major tech stories include Comcast launching home schooling content on Xfinity, Amazon firing a factory worker that organized a protest and Apple buying the popular Dark Sky weather app.
Apr 01, 2020
Studies test wearables as early coronavirus detection tools
Can a smart ring hold clues to the early detection of COVID-19? A new study at the University of California, San Francisco is using the Oura ring to collect metrics such as body temperature in the hope of building an algorithm that can predict the onset of the coronavirus.
Apr 01, 2020
How to file a tax extension during the COVID-19 pandemic
Find out key dates for filing your federal and state tax returns during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 31, 2020
Facebook investing $100M in journalism, 2020 is the year of Mario
Today's major tech headlines include Facebook's $100M investment in journalism, multiple reports saying Nintendo is planning on making 2020 the year of Mario and a report that says anonymous location data is being used to track the coronavirus outbreak.
Mar 31, 2020
What's new to stream for April 2020
There are a ton of comedy specials heading to Netflix. Meanwhile, Disney loads up on episodes of Star Wars: Clone Wars and wholesome family content.
Mar 31, 2020
2020 Toyota 86 Hakone Edition: A slice of green heaven
The tech is new and so is the Hakone Green hue, but this 2020 Toyota 86 is the same delightfully pure sport compact we know and love.
Mar 31, 2020
Coronavirus stimulus checks: Everything you need to know
Find out if you're eligible for up to $1,200 under the recently signed economic stimulus bill.
Mar 31, 2020
Nintendo to celebrate Mario's 35th anniversary with remakes and new games
2020 marks Mario's 35th anniversary and with it, multiple reports say Nintendo is planning on a celebration that will see remakes of 3D Mario games, as well as potential new entries for the Switch.
Mar 31, 2020
This BMW E46 M3 CSL converted to a manual transmission makes a great car even better
The M3 CSL is known as one of the best M cars BMW ever produced with the exception of one component: its problematic SMG transmission. Thankfully someone's put it right.
Mar 30, 2020
Outside fun without leaving the house
You can see Broadway shows, stand-up comedy and museums without even stepping foot outside. Here are a bunch of places and events you can experience online.
Mar 30, 2020
New XPS 13 is still my favorite 13-inch Windows laptop
Sure, we're all staying at home now, but that doesn't mean we can't appreciate a killer ultraportable laptop with great battery life.
Mar 30, 2020
iPhone Live Photos offer a magical portal to a happier time before coronavirus
Your phone is filled with tiny delights just waiting for you to discover them.
Mar 30, 2020
Amazon's COVID-19 plans under pressure, Dyson combats ventilator shortages
In today's tech headlines Amazon is under pressure from US lawmakers to protect warehouse workers, Dyson steps in to manufacture ventilators amidst COVID-19 shortages and can we make moon houses out of urine?
Mar 30, 2020
Lenovo's Yoga C940 is 360 degrees of premium laptop
The premium 14-inch two-in-one continues Lenovo's streak of top-notch ultraportable consumers for consumers even though the design hasn't changed much from last year.
Mar 29, 2020
Huawei P40 Pro and Plus first impressions: CNET editors react
With a huge 10x optical zoom and up to 100x zoom, Huawei's P40, P40 Pro and P40 Pro Plus are taking the fight to Samsung's Galaxy S20 range.
Mar 29, 2020
Hands-on with the Oppo Find X2 Pro
For around $1,320 you get a 120Hz screen, 1440p screen, 10x hybrid zoom, superfast charging and 5G.
Mar 28, 2020
2020 Land Rover Defender vs. Jeep Wrangler Rubicon: The top 2 dirt-worthy rigs
Which is better off-road, the Defender or the Wrangler? We take a look at some numbers.
Mar 28, 2020
How to volunteer from home during the coronavirus pandemic
There are several ways to donate your time and resources while still maintaining responsible social distancing. We show you how you can help from home.
Mar 28, 2020
Prime Video Cinema unveiled, next iPhone might be delayed
This week's major tech headlines include Amazon's Prime Cinema hub, iPad Pro 2020 reviews and the possibility of an iPhone delay later this year
Mar 28, 2020
The ventilator shortage, explained
Ventilators deliver breaths of oxygenated air to people who are unable to breathe sufficiently on their own. The estimated 160,000 ventilators in the US is usually enough to serve everyone that needs one, but not now, during the coronavirus outbreak. Companies like GM, Ford, and Tesla are offering to help with the severe shortage. But will that help come in time?
Mar 27, 2020
Get the right tech to help you work from home
These days, so many Americans across the country are working from home. It can be a tough transition for some, but having the right technology can help. In this Tech Minute, we'll show you some gear and online tools to help you maintain productivity.
Mar 27, 2020
Sim racing is moving out of the living room and into the big time
Today on AutoComplete, we're looking into the sudden surge in popularity of sim racing and how you can get your chance to tangle on the track with real racers.
Mar 27, 2020
The new Audi RS4 offers more aggressive looks but retains its thumping power
Audi has given the RS4 improved interior tech and some aggressive external styling tweaks to compliment its exciting performance.
Mar 27, 2020
Ventilator production increases, new flexible phone previewed
In today's top stories, Elon Musk and James Dyson are helping take on the COVID-19 pandemic. In lighter news, Royole shows off a new edition of its Flexpai foldable phone.
Mar 27, 2020
Making thought-controlled music with a hacked arm prosthesis
Meet Bertolt Meyer, the man who hacked his prosthetic arm to make thought-controlled music. The prototype device is called Synlimb, and it uses the same muscle signals that control Bertolt's prosthetic to change different parameters of the music, including pitch, filters, and more.
Mar 26, 2020
Huawei shows off Bluetooth smart glasses
Huawei has partnered with Monster Eyewear on new Bluetooth-enabled smart glasses.
Mar 26, 2020
My first week at home using the new iPad Pro
The trackpad support is great but you may not need this upgrade.
Mar 26, 2020
Home row machine Ergatta turns workouts into a racing game
A first look at the Ergatta digital rower and subscription service that makes workouts a competition with others.
Mar 26, 2020
Next iPhone might be delayed, Facebook reaches 1B users with accurate COVID-19 info
Today's major tech storylines include the possible delay of Apple's next iPhone due to the coronavirus, Facebook sending 1B people accurate COVID-19 info and the Internet Archive's suspending of its waiting list for digital copies of books.
Mar 26, 2020
2020 Mercedes-Benz GLC 300: Small changes, big improvement
Mercedes-Benz fixes the shortcomings of the GLC-Class while retaining everything we liked about the compact SUV. If you liked it before, you're gonna love it now.
Mar 26, 2020
Xbox Series X vs. PlayStation 5: it doesn't matter
With both Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 specs out in the wild, let's take a second to realize how much of the next generation of consoles is still unknown.
Mar 25, 2020
The cheapest VR gear for playing Half-Life: Alyx
You don't need to drop $1,000 for a top-tier virtual reality headset.
Mar 25, 2020
Everything there is to know about the Galaxy Note 20
Samsung's next huge phone may be really, really familiar, according to reports.
Mar 25, 2020
How this guy hacked his arm to make thought-controlled music
Meet Bertolt Meyer, the man who hacked his prosthetic arm to make thought-controlled music. The prototype device is called Synlimb, and it uses the same muscle signals that control Bertolt's prosthetic to change different parameters of the music, including pitch, filters, and more.
Mar 25, 2020
iPad Pro 2020 reviews, YouTube to throttle video quality
Today's major tech headlines include reviews of the iPad Pro 2020, YouTube's plan to throttle video quality worldwide and a new Firefox subscription that gives you ad-free news.
Mar 25, 2020
Royole reveals FlexPai 2 next-gen foldable display
The new Cicada Wing display is 50% brighter than its predecessor, and new features include improved viewing angle performance.
Mar 25, 2020
We challenged the new Land Rover Defender, off-road in Namibia
The new Land Rover Defender looks radically different. Can it still handle the challenging terrain?
Mar 24, 2020
See the electric trucks that want to steal the show from electric cars
Rivian, Tesla and Hummer can give you at least five reasons to switch.
Mar 24, 2020
Best PS4 games to play during quarantine
Now is as good a time as any to escape to a fantastic, digital world. Here are my picks for the task.
Mar 24, 2020
Amazon delaying some items up to a month, Tokyo 2020 games delayed
Today's major tech headlines include Amazon's delaying the delivery of some non-essential items by up to a month, the Tokyo 2020 games getting postponed and the release of Valve's Half-Life: Alyx.
Mar 24, 2020
The BAC Mono has changed a lot for 2021, but you have to look closely
Ten years since the extreme road-legal race car went on sale, it's been completely overhauled. Yet it looks remarkably similar.
Mar 24, 2020
Let's talk about why 'Chinese virus' is such a harmful label
Words hold a lot of power, and we need to be mindful of how they're used at a time when we should come together.
Mar 24, 2020
Coronavirus lockdown: Why social distancing saves lives
The world is being asked to stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic. But while the social and economic impacts are huge, staying home could be the only thing that saves us from a global catastrophe.
Mar 23, 2020
Fight off cabin fever with these services
Just because you're stuck at home doesn't mean you have to go stir-crazy. Here're a few ideas on how to make the best of the situation.
Mar 23, 2020
Will coronavirus crash the internet?
With people around the world cooped up in self-isolation or quarantine because of COVID-19, everyone is way more online than usual. Can the internet handle the load? We spoke with Harold Feld, senior vice president of internet advocacy group Public Knowledge, to find out.
Mar 23, 2020
2020 Buick Enclave Essence: A solid 7-seater that doesn't stand out
It checks most of the right boxes with decent tech and features, but the 2020 Buick Enclave doesn't excel among its very fierce competition.
Mar 23, 2020
GameStop shuts stores, Apple donates 2 million masks to coronavirus response
Today's tech headlines include GameSpot backflips on decision to stay open, Apple donates 2 million masks to coronavirus response and Amazon Prime gets a new hub
Mar 23, 2020
Hands-on with the 2020 MacBook Air
A great laptop deal returns for $999, but the new keyboard is an even bigger win.
Mar 22, 2020
Xbox Series X, PS5 specs, new iPad Pro and MacBook Air
This week's major tech headlines include spec announcements for Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, along with new iPad Pro and MacBook Air updates.
Mar 21, 2020
Coronavirus could affect movies for years
Theatrical releases could change through 2024.
Mar 21, 2020
William DuVall plays White Hot from One Alone album
William DuVall from Alice In Chains performs White Hot live in the CNET Smart Home.
Mar 21, 2020
Alice In Chains' William DuVall talks music, the hardcore scene and Star Trek
The talented guitarist and vocalist from Alice In Chains visits the CNET Smart Home to talk about his career, his new album One Alone and the ways technology helps and hurts musicians.
Mar 20, 2020
William DuVall performs Strung Out on a Dream
William DuVall of Alice In Chains performs Strung Out on a Dream live in the CNET Smart Loft.
Mar 20, 2020
Educational resources for kids
Now that so many schools are closed across the country, parents are left wondering what to do with their kids all day. Sure, there's always television, but you can make that screen time more productive and educational with online learning tools.
Mar 20, 2020
AutoComplete: Our favorite hybrid crossovers for 2020
Today on AutoComplete, we share with you three of our favorite electrified crossovers.
Mar 20, 2020
EU asks Netflix for help, Amazon reports first COVID-19 case in US warehouses
In today's top stories, the European Union is asking Netflix to switch to SD to ease strain on the internet. Meanwhile, an Amazon worker in New York tests positive for COVID-19.
Mar 20, 2020
3 new Apple products and more on the way
Apple's new iPad Pros and MacBook Air were expected to launch at a March event alongside an iPhone SE sequel and new AirPods.
Mar 19, 2020
You have to look good on a webcam today
Use these six tips to rock web conferences and video meetings.
Mar 19, 2020
Google vs. the coronavirus
Google and its sister company Verily are working hard to help the public deal with this pandemic.
Mar 19, 2020
Apple's new iPads and Macbook Air, PS5 specs announced
Today's major tech headlines include Apple's new iPads and Macbook Air, the announcement of Sony's PS5 specs and Facebook's effort to build an information center for users providing vital resources on Covid-19.
Mar 19, 2020
Apple's new iPad Pro: Trackpad at last, but also that price
Discussing the new AR features, the crazy new keyboard case with trackpad, and what we know so far
Mar 18, 2020
PS5's extremely techy presentation explained
Sony's Mark Cerny gave a very tech-heavy presentation about the architecture of the PlayStation 5 and how developers will be able to utilize the meticulously designed console. Originally meant for the developer audience at GDC, CNET's Jeff Bakalar breaks down the important takeaways that will result in tangible improvements to the PS5 gaming experience.
Mar 18, 2020
The MacBook Air is back at $999
With a new keyboard, double the storage and quad-core CPU options, the Air is back in a big way.
Mar 18, 2020
Sony details specs for PS5, including SSD, backward compatibility
Sony's Mark Cerny talks about the PlayStation 5's system architecture, which will feature a solid-state drive and enable backward compatibility.
Mar 18, 2020
AutoComplete shows you the wild 2021 Hyundai Elantra
Today on AutoComplete, we've got the skinny on the latest compact sedan from the Korean automaker, and boy is it a doozy.
Mar 18, 2020
Virus-killing light machines disinfecting airplanes and hospitals
Airplanes are as much a form of transportation for germs as they are for us. That's where the GermFalcon from Dimer UVC Innovations comes in. The GermFalcon uses ultraviolet light to kill disease-causing germs on airplanes. Virus-killing UVC machines are also being deployed in hospitals and airplane terminals to keep these high-traffic locations as safe and sanitary as possible.
Mar 18, 2020
Social media scrambles to fight misinformation, Amazon prioritizing certain items
Today's major tech headlines include social media's response to fighting misinformation, Amazon prioritizing medical supplies and household staples and Google and Facebook's using of location data to help track the spread of Covid-19.
Mar 18, 2020
The 2020 Subaru Forester is a wholesome choice
This small crossover won't set the world on fire, but it has a roomy interior and comes with standard all-wheel drive.
Mar 18, 2020
All the Switch game trailers Nintendo just announced at Indie World
Nintendo reveals several game trailers by indie game developers coming to Switch.
Mar 17, 2020
Great online education and distance learning services for kids stuck at home
Attention, parents: Here's how to keep the learning going during the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 17, 2020
The 2020 Honda CR-V Hybrid is a fine choice
The new Honda CR-V Hybrid is better than you might expect.
Mar 17, 2020
Xbox Series X specs, hackers target US health agency
Today's major tech stories include more information about the Xbox Series X's specs, hackers targeting US Health and Human Services and NBCUniversal's decision to release new movies for online rent
Mar 17, 2020
The new Audi RS7 looks flamboyant and goes like stink
The Audi RS7 has very little in common with the A7, which it's based on, and it shows.
Mar 16, 2020
Uber drivers fear fake DUI complaints
CNET News Senior Reporter Dara Kerr speaks with a former Uber driver, James Morran, and attorney Bryant Greening about the recent wave of false complaints.
Mar 16, 2020
Top 5 shows missing from Disney Plus
After an incredibly successful launch, Disney Plus is having issues getting some high-profile series on its service. Find out which ones are dragging their way to the House of Mouse.
Mar 16, 2020
Apple, ISPs and mobile networks respond to COVID-19, NASA Mars lander finally moves its stuck probe
Today's tech headlines include Apple moving to shut down stores outside of China and US carriers suspend data caps in the wake of COVID-19 spread.
Mar 16, 2020
Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 dethrone AirPods Pro
The Sennheiser Momentum True Wireless 2 add active noise-canceling, improved battery life and and killer sound.
Mar 15, 2020
Google has the friendliest smart assistant
Everyone has their preference for the best smart assistant, but which one is the friendliest? We set up a blind dating game to determine which one will be my new best friend.
Mar 14, 2020
SXSW, E3 canceled
This week's major tech headlines include the canceling of SXSW and E3 2020 along with news that Lego and Nintendo are working together to make a real life Lego Super Mario toys.
Mar 14, 2020
Chrome: Tips and tricks to try now
Google is constantly adding new bells and whistles to its popular Chrome browser. Here are some of our favorite tips and tricks to help you unlock the browser's full potential.
Mar 13, 2020
How your future phone camera will scan your live skin
Future phone cameras may check to see if you're alive before logging you in. I tried Trinamix' tech for myself.
Mar 13, 2020
WWDC 2020 will be online only
Apple says its June developers' conference will be held virtually, with a streamed keynote trumpeting the next batch of software updates for iOS, iPadOS, MacOS, TVOS and WatchOS.
Mar 13, 2020
Tech to care for a loved one
Caring for a sick loved one can be challenging. But there are many online tools to share information and ask for help from your support system. In this Tech Minute, learn about websites to stay connected during difficult times.
Mar 13, 2020
Are you ready to bring your augmented reality office home with you?
A demo of Spatial's reality-blending VR/AR telepresence app is a hint of where 5G is heading for WFH.
Mar 13, 2020
AutoComplete looks at upcoming electric SUVs
Today on AutoComplete, we get psyched about all the electric SUVs coming to market in the near future.
Mar 13, 2020
Twitter requires all employees to work from home, new MacBooks may be coming
In today's top stories, COVID-19 concerns cause Twitter to mandate employees worldwide to stay away from their offices. Meanwhile, a reliable analyst says Apple will introduce updated laptops soon.
Mar 13, 2020
iOS 14 leak reveals Apple software and hardware plans
New iMessage features, a redesigned app tray on your homescreen, a new iPad Pro, Apple Watch 6 features and more...
Mar 12, 2020
Removing viruses and bad smell from your car
How to disinfect your car without it being an all-day job.
Mar 12, 2020
E3 2020 canceled, UK to go ahead with tech tax