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Best smart plugs of 2019 - CNET

Smartening dumb devices has never been easier. These voice assistant powered plugs are your best bets for a connected home.

12 Dec 2019 9:09 am
Elon Musk's mom shares gawky photo of him fixing car in 1995 - CNET

That cybertruck smashup wasn't the first time the Tesla CEO was faced with a busted window.

12 Dec 2019 7:09 am
2021 Chevy Tahoe gets diesel power, independent rear suspension - Roadshow

This full-size SUV has been completely redesigned, riding atop a new architecture. Two V8s and one diesel are on the powertrain menu.

12 Dec 2019 6:30 am
Rick and Morty fans, pucker up for Pickle Rick Pringles - CNET

They're kind of a big dill, with a Super Bowl ad and everything.

12 Dec 2019 5:58 am
How well does the 2021 Chevy Tahoe ride? - Roadshow

We got chauffeured around GM's proving ground in Milford, Michigan, and here are our findings.

12 Dec 2019 5:36 am
12 Dec 2019 4:59 am
Between Netflix, Amazon and Disney Plus, TV is starting to feel like homework - CNET

Commentary: In the battle between what you should watch and what you want to watch, it's hard to choose sides.

12 Dec 2019 4:37 am
2020 Porsche Taycan 4S does the electric slide in Finland - Roadshow

We head deep within the Arctic Circle to see how Porsche's new EV handles properly slick conditions.

12 Dec 2019 4:31 am
Last full moon of the decade lights up on 12/12 at 12:12 - CNET

Our satellite will be in the middle of the solar spotlight at an interesting time to close out the 2010s.

12 Dec 2019 4:14 am
Why way fewer vehicles will score top IIHS crash-test scores next year - Roadshow

The IIHS has released tougher criteria for Top Safety Pick and Top Safety Pick Plus awards for 2020 -- and it won't be easy for automakers.

12 Dec 2019 3:36 am
The best smart scales we tested in 2019: Withings, Fitbit, Garmin, Eufy and JaxJox - CNET

The best smart scale can tell you about much more than just your weight.

12 Dec 2019 3:29 am
12 Dec 2019 2:58 am
Meet one of the rarest Corvettes: An original L88 big block model - Roadshow

Yes, this is what a $4 million Corvette looks like.

12 Dec 2019 2:38 am
Now's your chance to get this Fluance reference-quality turntable for $100 off - CNET

The Fluance RT84 is one of the best turntables on the market, and it's currently selling for $350.

12 Dec 2019 2:30 am
2020 Ford Explorer, Lincoln Aviator fail to earn IIHS safety awards - Roadshow

Ford said it expected the Explorer would perform better and plans to investigate.

12 Dec 2019 1:52 am
Twitter wants to create a 'decentralized standard' for social media - CNET

The social media is funding a small team called bluesky.

12 Dec 2019 1:50 am
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12 Dec 2019 1:36 am
Porsche Taycan's estimated electric range trails Tesla Model S - Roadshow

Porsche poured some cold water on the EPA estimate, however.

12 Dec 2019 1:17 am
Apple headphone deals for 2019: AirPods Pro are back on sale at Amazon - CNET

And we found discounts on virtually every pair of AirPods and Beats headphones.

12 Dec 2019 1:10 am
Best Apple MacBook deals for 2019: $200 off this year's Air and Pro - CNET

Plus: Amazon is offering a $200 discount on the brand-new 16-inch MacBook Pro.

12 Dec 2019 1:00 am
Netflix is making a series about the rise of Spotify - CNET

The limited series will document the rise of the music streaming giant.

12 Dec 2019 12:57 am
Google hires Homeland Security's former top cybersecurity official - CNET

Jeanette Manfra, who led the DHS' efforts on election security, is expected to start with Google Cloud in January.

12 Dec 2019 12:50 am
Every new movie and show on Netflix: January 2020 - CNET

Sex Education, Chilling Adventures of Sabrina and more!

12 Dec 2019 12:26 am
12 Dec 2019 12:09 am
Best gifts for teen boys 2019 - CNET

Teenagers can be a tough audience to impress, but we've got you covered with our lineup of the best gifts for boys this holiday season.

12 Dec 2019 12:07 am
Twitter quadruples photo sizes so those detailed shots look better - CNET

You can now tweet a 16-megapixel photo, and Twitter will preserve details better on smaller photos, too.

12 Dec 2019 12:01 am
Black Christmas review: A mildly enjoyable slasher with a feminist message - CNET

Joining the lineup of disposable Christmas viewing comes a campy feminist slasher that's bolstered by a sensitive performance from Imogen Poots.

11 Dec 2019 11:30 pm
Samsung opens first Bay Area store in Apple's backyard on Thursday - CNET

CNET gets a sneak peek at the company's first Samsung Experience Store at the Stanford Shopping Center in Palo Alto, California.

11 Dec 2019 11:30 pm
Samsung's Experience Store opens Thursday in Silicon Valley - CNET

The opening of its fourth US store marks the start of a retail rollout around the world.

11 Dec 2019 11:30 pm
The best Xbox deals right now: Great sales starting at $160 - CNET

Walmart has three solid deals on the Xbox One S, Xbox One X and the All-Digital edition -- in one case, beating the best Black Friday bundles.

11 Dec 2019 11:15 pm
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker -- Can J.J. Abrams stick the landing? - CNET

Commentary: The final chapter of the epic nine-movie saga is coming soon, but I may be too old and cynical to enjoy it.

11 Dec 2019 11:12 pm
11 Dec 2019 10:58 pm
Porsche Taycan electric sedan has 30,000 preorders to its name - Roadshow

Those aren't figures to rival the Tesla Cybertruck preorders, but it's mighty impressive still.

11 Dec 2019 10:48 pm
This Rolls-Royce Phantom's interior features one million stitches - Roadshow

All those Phantom threads combine to create an intricately stitched floral scene.

11 Dec 2019 10:09 pm
ACLU is suing ICE for details on how it uses phone spying devices - CNET

The lawsuit is calling for Customs and Border Protection to disclose exactly how it uses cell site simulators, and how often it's been used to target and track immigrants.

11 Dec 2019 9:30 pm
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Crisis on Infinite Earths leaves us with a cataclysmic cliffhanger - CNET

Commentary: The CW's comics and TV crossover Crisis on Infinite Earths is unlike anything seen before, and won't be back with a resolution until January.

11 Dec 2019 9:01 pm
Fitbit Versa 2 returns to Cyber Monday low of $130 at Amazon, Best Buy and Walmart - CNET

The highly rated Fitbit Versa 2 was on sale for $150. Now it's down to $130.

11 Dec 2019 8:47 pm
On sale today at Best Buy: The 10.2-inch iPad for $250 plus deals on Nintendo Switch and Xbox One S - CNET

A $100 discount on the 2019 iPad Air, now available at its lowest price ever.

11 Dec 2019 8:17 pm
YouTube new harassment policies bans racial, gender or LGBTQ insults - CNET

Google's massive video site says it will also ratchet up its treatment of veiled threats and repeat offenders.

11 Dec 2019 8:16 pm
Time names climate activist Greta Thunberg its Person of the Year - CNET

At 16, Thunberg is the youngest person to be named Time's Person of the Year.

11 Dec 2019 8:14 pm
Amazon extends its holiday shopping window with one-day shipping and new stores - CNET

The online seller will let last-minute shoppers use its stores, same-day deliveries and grocery shipments on Dec. 24.

11 Dec 2019 7:42 pm
VR sales on the upswing, thanks to Facebook's Oculus Quest - CNET

Virtual reality may be starting to grab people's attention.

11 Dec 2019 7:30 pm
Airbnb and rental scams are more common than you think, report warns - CNET

The Better Business Bureau says more than 5 million people have fallen for bogus listings on rental sites.

11 Dec 2019 7:30 pm
Better than Black Friday: The unlocked iPhone XS for $650 - CNET

That's $250 off the regular price and $350 off the original price for this still-great phone. Or get a renewed one for even less.

11 Dec 2019 7:08 pm