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A working electric guitar, a snake, and a functioning printer. That's just a sampling of what you can create with the new Lego Mindstorms EV3 kit. The high-tech toy hits stores September 1, but CNET got a sneak peek at a Lego contest in San Francisco this week.
As the new school year begins, shake off those summer cobwebs with a few educational smartphone apps designed to jump-start your students' learning. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some of her favorite back-to-school apps.
The typical benefits in Silicon Valley now include massage and five-star food. CNET's Sumi Das visits 1 Hacker Way in Menlo Park to uncover the reason behind Facebook's generous perks.
Soon those lazy, carefree summer days will come to an end. In their place come school schedules, homework, and carpools. Don't be overwhelmed by back-to-school chores. Instead, download a few handy apps to keep your family on track. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some of her favorites in this Tech Minute.
With Apple expected to unveil an updated iPhone next month, you might be looking for ways to recycle or reuse your older Apple products. As CNET's Kara Tsuboi shows us, there's a way to turn used iPhone and iPads into a do-it-yourself home security system.
It's time to start filling up that backpack again with the most necessary back-to-school supplies: a laptop, tablet, and smartphone. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some other useful gadgets to help kick off the school year.
If you've ever lost a dog, you know that your search options are fairly low-tech -- posting fliers, filing a report at your local shelter, knocking on neighbors' doors. Now finding your dog may be a snap, or rather, a snapshot. CNET's Sumi Das shows how a new app uses doggie facial recognition to reunite pets and families.
Going to a summer music festival can mean spending hundreds of dollars on tickets, enduring the crowds and Porta-Potty lines, and trekking from stage to stage to see different bands. But more festivals and concerts are being streamed live, making every seat the best seat in the house and bringing together music fans from around the world. CNET's Molly Wood takes us inside the Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco, Calif.
If you plan on venturing into the great outdoors this summer, don't forget to pack your tech. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best apps to help you plan your camping trip and survive the wilderness.
At a press conference in New York, LG unveiled its new flagship smartphone, the G2.
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"Fresh" isn't usually a word you hear when it comes to ice cream. But technology is changing the way this good old-fashioned treat can be made. Instead of having dozens of vats of frozen premade flavors, one San Francisco ice cream parlor whips up your order while you wait. Sumi Das shows us the special machine and technique that turns the ingredients from liquid to an ice cream scoop in about a minute.
If your summer plans take you to the beach, lake, water park, or a backyard pool, you'll want to protect your smartphone from the elements. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some of the best waterproof phone cases on the market.
Should you insist that your child friend you? Is it alright to ask for his or her password? What can and can't your kids post? CNET's Sumi Das shares tips on how to prepare your child for social networking.
Sometimes landing a job is matter is timing -- finding out about the opening as soon as it's posted and applying quickly. Long gone are the days of flipping open the newspaper to the classified section to find a job. These days, job seekers are powering up their mobile devices and perusing a handful of new apps to get hired. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on this growing trend.