CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at a new device that brings smells to your mobile device.
In a deal that would vault Yahoo into the premiere league of social media, CEO Marissa Mayer is said to be closing in on a $1 billion acquisition of Tumblr.
Even if they don't admit it, most people know when they're hammered.
'Crowd control' took on a whole new meaning last night in San Francisco as a room full of partygoers were given power over a robot to make cocktails for them.
Here are 10 fun facts about Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who turns 29 Tuesday.
Google is taking on music-streaming services like Pandora, Spotify and Rdio with its own music subscription service called Google Play All Access.
The next version of Google Maps, previewed Wednesday at the Google I/O conference in San Francisco, will have a different look and some new features.
Cellphone ringtones were a fashion accessory and a big moneymaker in the mid-2000s, but sales have slumped.
Forecasting future technology has never been easy. In the 1950s, scientists and technologists envisaged that by now the world would be free from disease, traversed by flying cars, and fueled by minerals from distant planets.
At 4:54 pm ET on Wednesday, someone downloaded the 50 billionth app from Apple's online App Store.
Google is working hard to make you love Google+, its growing but still often-overlooked social network.
Google is adding voice-activated search to its Chrome browser, the company announced Wednesday.
Anyone that bikes dreams of riding a Tron Light Cycle.
Somebody really, really wants to get an audience with Apple CEO Tim Cook.
Mobile payments company Square is supersizing its hardware, unveiling the Square iPad stand with an eye toward replacing traditional cash registers.
Douglas Trumbull's new project would use fast frame rates, huge screens, 4K digital for an "immersive" experience. Are audiences ready?
Kevin Wang always had the teaching bug in him.
Chris Hadfield has conquered space. Now he's conquering the Internet, too, by singing David Bowie's "Space Oddity" in a video.
Solar Impulse, the first manned plane to fly 24 hours on sun power, is now on a five-leg trip across the United States.
Some people hire florists and caterers when planning their wedding. Former Google employee Brit Morin brought on a programmer to create a custom app.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini examines a new study that finds holding a guitar makes men more sexier.
The last remaining laboratory of futurist inventor Nikola Tesla is now in the hands of a non-profit group who want to preserve the site and make it a museum.
Q&A with Michael Levi, author of "The Power Surge: Energy, Opportunity and the Battle for America's Future."
Using just a handful of bike gears, Amos Winter has created a wheelchair he hopes will change the world.
Writer Paul Miller spent a year of self-imposed exile from the Internet. Now he's back.
Take a pair of hi-fi speakers, an old radio, a couple of DVD players and countless other household appliances, apply some ingenuity and what do you get?
Cleveland kidnapping hero Charles Ramsey has gone from struggling dishwasher to viral sensation overnight.
For more than a year, there have been rumors that Amazon is working on a smartphone. Now, The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Amazon is actually working on two.
Electric vehicle owners are immune from paying taxes at the pump to fund road infrastructure. That's going to change.
William Gibson's popular science fiction tale "Johnny Mnemonic" foresaw sensitive information being carried by microchips in the brain by 2021. A team of American neuroscientists could be making this fantasy world a reality.
Internet access in Syria was restored Wednesday after a widespread outage that lasted more than 19 hours.
Fans of "Iron Man," take notice: A group of students at the Royal College of Art in London have created two masks that can give you superhuman sight and hearing.
Researchers develop a robotic jellyfish that could be used for undersea surveillance.
Internet connections across Syria went down Tuesday night, according to several global monitoring sites.
The White House is reportedly bringing on Twitter's Nicole Wong as part of its legal team.
Technology has been changing the way we access, enjoy and discuss our entertainment. From smartphones and tablets with streaming movies to video game consoles offering TV shows alongside game play, consumers have increasingly become accustomed to their entertainment colliding and intertwining in new and interesting ways.
Should the government keep its hands off of online shopping? According to massive response to stories on a proposed Internet sales tax, many of you think so.
Internet shoppers could be one step closer to having to pay sales taxes on online purchases.
A Texas group run by a self-described anarchist has posted what appears to be the first video of the live firing of a handgun created with a 3-D printer.
Electronic Arts will be the exclusive provider of games based on the Star Wars series, Disney and the game developer announced jointly on Monday.
The Segway. The Bluetooth headset. The pocket protector.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at a new shirt that can be worn over 100 times before washing.
Your Instagram profile is about to have a lot more "you" in it.
Minimalist blogging platform Posterous drew its last breath earlier this week.
Are you starting to take for granted the popping colors and hyper-detail of your HDTV? Fear not. 4K TV is on the way.
The next generation of digital cameras could show us how bugs see the world.
Scientists say they have created the world's most sophisticated bionic arm -- ultra-mobile and controlled by the user's thoughts.
It's a mesmerizing, surreal scene. Eight tiny, unmanned aerial vehicles -- called quadrotors -- begin to rise from the ground in unison.
New apps have no intention of ushering you somewhere quickly. Instead, they want to help you get out, get moving, and get a little lost.
If your smartphone is attached to your hip and your blood flows like a Twitter feed, maybe it's time to disconnect for a bit.
Twenty years ago, a team of researchers shared the Web with the world. Now they want to show a new generation what it was like in its earliest days.
Stronger than steel, thinner than a human hair, is graphene the "miracle material" that could transform the face of materials science?
NBA veteran Jason Collins on Monday revealed he is gay, making him the first U.S. professional athlete to do so while actively playing.
For all of their advantages, smartphones still fall a little short for some — specifically, for those living with visual impairment.
There's a devastating narrative being told about the PC these days: It's dying.
The Google Now predictive search feature is rolling out for the iPhone and iPad, 10 months after coming to Android
Apple has elicited a lot of hand-wringing by investors and fans alike lately, even as its chief competition Samsung seems to be prompting nothing but applause. Turns out selling a wider variety of phones and tablets is a good strategy after all.
If you've been to the RoboGames, you've seen everything from flame-throwing battlebots to androids that play soccer. But robo-athletes are more than just performers. They're a path to the future.
Spanish police say they've arrested the man behind what's been called the biggest cyberattack in history.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini looks at why we take awful cell phone photos and videos at concerts.
Producer's note: CNN Ideas has covered everything from mapping the human brain to 4-D printing. We've even looked at cool robots because, well, they're cool robots.
A deleted Instagram account once belonged Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, say sources close to the accused Boston bomber.
Officials say that blanketing a city in surveillance cameras can create as many problems as it solves.
On April 28, 2003, Apple threw open the virtual doors to its iTunes Store, and music -- all digital media, really -- hasn't been the same since.
The new Facebook Home smartphone interface is for people who live and breathe the social network above any other site or service.
With computer technology advancing at an ever bewildering pace, it's comforting to know that one little feature remains steadfastly future-proof and, more importantly, foolproof.
Apple CEO Tim Cook might soon be sharing Silicon Valley's most expensive cup of coffee.
Amazon is making a set-top box that would stream content to a TV, a report says.
A screed from an officer of Delta Gamma sorority at University of Maryland has gone viral with a capitol "V."
Gadget fans eagerly awaiting the next wave of Apple products just got some good news, and some bad news.
Cyberattacks by the Syrian Electronic Army -- pro-Syrian regime hackers -- spark more questions about the group.
Misinformation can spread quickly on Twitter, each retweet exposing it to wider audiences and even resulting in real world impacts.
Google Chairman Eric Schmidt has been thinking a lot about our digital future.
For listeners of police scanners, last week's tragic events offered one real-time drama after another.
Living in Texas is unimaginable without air conditioning, especially on steamy summer afternoons. Unfortunately, there simply isn't enough power to go around -- and when the energy companies suggest that residents not cool it during those hours, people ignore the pleas.
Code in the software for Google's Glass eyewear suggests users will be able to snap photos with a wink of an eye.
Website Reddit received record traffic and harsh criticism for its treatment of the Boston Marathon bomber case.
Video producer's note: To some, it may seem like Caltech professor Frances Arnold is playing God. But to hear her say it, she is improving upon what nature started and solving some real-world issues in the process.
The Raspberry Pi is all the rage for hobbyists in search of cheap, credit card-sized computers that can run a full PC operating system.
Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian is urging tech leaders to help defeat CISPA, the cybersecurity bill.
Questions, messages, and stern commands that people have been whispering to Siri are stored on Apple servers for up to two years, Wired can now report.
The bite-tracking HapiFork counts how fast someone eats and gently vibrates if they're going too fast.
Memo to tweeters: Chechnya is not the Czech Republic.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini explains his Diet Coke addiction and a new idea for drinking more water.
San Francisco's Exploratorium science museum reopens Wednesday in a $300 million new home.
Twitter lit up Friday morning with dramatic reports from confused and terrified residents of suburban Boston.
Stomping through the fields and industrial wastelands of Britain, this giant six-legged walking robot is a world first, say its creators.
Seeing people have their limbs cut off in Sierra Leone's civil war inspired David Sengeh to create incredible bionic limbs to help amputees the world over.
Google is barring anyone deemed worthy of a pair of its $1,500 Google Glass computer eyewear from selling or even loaning out the highly coveted gadget.
As surprised defendants have discovered, law enforcement can obtain virtually anything posted online and use it against a person.
Thousands of cell phones and cameras on Boston streets are giving authorities a wealth of evidence.
A movement urging Verizon to get rid of wireless contracts appears to be gaining steam.
The investigation of the deadly bombings in Boston will rely on crowdsourced surveillance by marathon spectators.
Whether malicious or accidental, fake stories about the Boston attack have gone viral on social media.
Comedian Patton Oswalt's Facebook post about the Boston bombings has gone viral.