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This year, there are six fewer shopping days between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Save yourself time and avoid the crowded malls by putting your mobile devices to work. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on two new shopping apps to help you find the perfect present.
CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Senior Reporter Daniel Terdiman discuss Twitter's initial public offering. Find out what this social-media giant learned from Facebook's IPO, how it plans to turn a profit, and why tweets will no longer be your standard 140-character messages.
Twitter's IPO had a smooth start compared with Facebook's, even though questions remain about whether Twitter can turn a profit. But putting financials aside, CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Daniel Terdiman discuss what it means for everyday users now that Twitter is a publicly traded company.
Getting to grandma's house should be easier than going over the river and through the woods. Use your smartphone and a few handy apps to book the best deals and manage your trip. CNET's Kara Tsuboi has some useful recommendations in this Tech Minute.
Put on a pair of Spaceglasses from Silicon Valley startup Meta, and you'll see a mashup of your physical and digital worlds. Could this give Google Glass a run for its money? CNET's Sumi Das tries out the technology.
In a sit-down at CNET headquarters, Lavabit CEO Ladar Levison discusses the legal bureaucracy the US government employed to try to force him to become complicit with NSA surveillance.
The idea of running 26 miles can be daunting, especially if you're a beginning runner. But a slew of fitness trackers and GPS watches are helping people who have never run before get started and stay on track. CNET's Sumi Das shows us how the devices are motivating runners to finish their first marathons.
Every year, Halloween sneaks up on some of us and we're left to scramble for a last-minute costume. This year, if you have a mobile device you can pull together a high-tech costume that's sure to be the talk of the neighborhood. CNET's Kara Tsuboi has details in this Tech Minute.
While kids are focused on costumes and candy this Halloween, parents need to keep an eye on safety. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi recommends smartphone apps to ensure everyone has a spooky, but safe, night.
Ghost hunters use different devices that measure temperature, like thermal imagery cameras and non-contact thermometers. In this video shot at the Brookdale Lodge, professional ghost hunter Gloria Young explains the relevance of temperature fluctuations -- when something a little unexpected happens.
In her paranormal research, professional ghost hunter Gloria Young uses a $20 Geiger counter, which measures radiation. They normally click at regular intervals, but irregular clicks could be interpreted as ghosts responding to your questions. During a taped interview inside the Brookdale Lodge, the Geiger counter interrupted Young as she described a previous ghostly encounter.
Just in time for Halloween, professional ghost hunter Gloria Young shows off a so-called "spirit box," a modified AM/FM radio that quickly scans for radio frequencies. Young suggests asking questions and listening carefully for answers amid the static. CNET's Sumi Das gave it a try. See for yourself in the video.
If you're in the mood to go ghost hunting this Halloween, stop by your local electronics store first. While the spirits may be supernatural, the devices used to try to detect them can be low tech. CNET'S Sumi Das went along with a professional ghost hunter as she used an array of gadgets in the reportedly haunted Brookdale Lodge.
Apple's Craig Federighi shows off the company's latest operating system, Mavericks. The new OS includes enhanced notifications, new messaging features, and updates to Safari.
Apple's Phil Schiller unveils a new iPad Mini with Retina Display. The new tablet features a 2,048x1,536-pixel display, and houses Apple's A7 processor. Pricing starts at $399 for the Wi-Fi 16GB model; it will be available in November.