How is hydraulic fracturing different from drilling for oil? And why is it called 'fracking'? CNN explains it to you.
On August 24, a jury of nine in a California federal court handed down a ruling that sent shockwaves through the global wireless phone industry. Samsung, the world's largest phone maker, was found guilty of infringing on key Apple hardware design and software elements. Samsung got Apple's attention because of its size, but every Android device manufacturer now needs to consider potential exposure areas that could put them in the crosshairs as Apple tries to slow Android growth.
Will the familiar warning for airline passengers to "discontinue the use of all portable electronic devices" become a relic of the past?
CNN's Randi Kaye introduces us to 7 year old Kaylee West . She suffers from an autism-related eating disorder.
The gulf between smartphones and cameras is getting smaller, thanks to a new point-and-shoot camera from Nikon that's powered by the Android operating system.
After three weeks, the closely watched Apple versus Samsung patent trial wound down Tuesday with four hours of closing arguments.
When Samsung's Galaxy Note smartphone went on sale in the U.S. in February, two things made it, um, noteworthy. At 5.3?, its display was the largest one ever offered on a phone. And the Note came with Samsung's S Pen, a precision stylus which let you jot notes and sketch pictures without jabbing at the screen with your finger.
CNN's Ramy Inocencio has a look at the new Samsung Galaxy 10.1 notepad and phone.
There's yet another way to post writing and photos and share them with other people online. Medium is a new blogging tool for people who feel constrained by Twitter and overwhelmed by Blogger or Tumblr.
The Saudi Arabian government is objecting to a number of proposed new Internet address endings, including .gay, .bar, .baby and .islam.
Jonathan Martin, Christina Bellantoni, Michael Shear and Howard Kurtz discuss Obama's latest foray into social media.
Barack Obama's campaign is making better use of the Internet and social media to reach voters than presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, according to a new study.
A week after dropping its invite-only requirement and letting the masses sign up for accounts, social-bookmarking service Pinterest has made another expansion, this time to Android devices and the iPad.
Research In Motion has begun manufacturing "beta" or test units of its next generation BlackBerry 10 devices, signalling that the Canadian manufacturer of the BlackBerry family of smartphones is on track to begin sales of the new handsets early next year.
Kristie Lu Stout examines RIM's potentially grim future with BGR.com Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Geller.
In 2007, Steve Jobs announces the revolutionary iPhone.
More details about the presumably imminent release of the next iPhone have emerged, if the typically anonymous spate of Internet sources are to be believed.
John Avlon gets to the bottom of the budget plans of presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Barack Obama.
President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney battled over Medicare and energy policy Tuesday as the November election campaign reached out to battleground states crucial to both sides' chances for victory.
Is the Nuclear Regulatory Commission too cozy with the industry it regulates?
A burger grown in a laboratory. Sounds like science-fiction? Well up until very recently it probably was but now the prospect of lab-grown meat appearing on our supermarket shelves is closer than ever.
The July heat wave that wilted crops, shriveled rivers and fueled wildfires officially went into the books Wednesday as the hottest single month on record for the continental United States.
CNN's Alexandra Steele discusses the severity of the drought and explains how long conditions are expected to persist.
It inspired childlike moments of wonder. It was a feeling that many had not felt since NASA's final space shuttle launch, Atlantis in July 2011.
The Mars rover, Curiosity, has been busy tweeting pics of itself from exotic locations. CNN's John Zarrella reports.
The U.S. government is being asked to update its 16-year-old cell phone radiation standard to bring it in line with current research and the way people use smartphones.
This weekend, Curiosity lands on Mars. That's the name of a one-ton roving robotic laboratory, part of NASA's four-ton Mars Science Laboratory spacecraft now hurtling toward the planet.
What do the 2010 heat wave in Russia, last year's Texas drought, and the 2003 heat wave in Europe have in common?
In more than eight Earth years, NASA's unexpectedly tough Mars rover Opportunity has been stuck in a sand dune, nursed a bad shoulder and endured five brutal winters on Mars.
Apple, one of the most famously secretive companies in the world, is giving the public a rare peek into how it makes and markets its products.
Nearly nine out of 10 U.S. adults have a cell phone -- and they're having a lot of problems with them. New research from the Pew Internet and American Life Project found that almost three-fourths of phone users experience dropped calls at least occasionally.
The most comprehensive cybersecurity legislation proposed by Congress, which sponsors say would have helped protect the government and industry from potentially devastating cyberattacks, was voted down in the Senate Thursday.
A day after Hulu Plus landed on Apple TV, another player in the streaming video market, Amazon, has released a viewing app for the iPad.
Gadget fans waiting anxiously for the next iPhone to be released may be reaching the home stretch.
It would take you almost five solid months -- without sleeping or bathroom breaks -- to watch every sporting event at this year's Summer Olympics. More than 3,500 hours of competition from London will be crammed into just 17 days.
CNN's Atika Shubert gets some advice from locals on how to deal with London's notoriously fickle weather.
The hacker who goes by the pseudonym CyFi won't share her real name and declines to be photographed without her signature aviator sunglasses.
A Pennsylvania court has struck down a controversial provision of a state law that stopped municipalities from controlling where natural gas companies could drill.
How many apps do you have on your smartphone? If that's an unwieldy number today, expect it to slim down considerably in the future.
CNN's Richard Quest puts three translation apps to the test in Beijing and Ayesha Durgahee talks to pianist Lang Lang.
Small surveillance drones are starting to be part of police departments across America, and the FAA will soon open up the airspace for more to come. This drone invasion has already raised all kinds of privacy concerns. And if you think that's bad, across the ocean, Russia seems hell-bent on outdoing its former Cold War enemy.
How do you prep a venerable computer operating system to flourish in late 2012 and beyond?
Hotel guests across the continent are not happy. At least that's the conclusion from a survey released Wednesday by J.D. Power and Associates.
I feel guilty. My iPhone has been great to me. Loyal. Hard working. Holds a charge well. Sure, we had some dropped calls, but who hasn't?
Sally Ride, the first American woman to fly in space, died Monday after a 17-month battle with pancreatic cancer, her company said. She was 61.
At a campaign event in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney comments on the movie theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado.
Either Mitt Romney got really popular last weekend, or something funky was going on with his Twitter feed.
Theoretical physicist Michio Kaku explains the larger implications of the God Particle's discovery.
A Japanese government report Monday heaped fresh criticism on the operator of the nuclear power plant where a disastrous accident was set off last year by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that hit the country.
Anti-nuclear protests in Japan get bigger. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports the government is bringing reactors back online.
The posts show how quickly life can change.
Even before Apple came out with its iPhone five years ago, it was experimenting with iPad-like tablets.
Some young adults are so fond of their expensive smartphones that they take a cheaper backup phone with them to bars and leave their fancier phones at home where they are safe from spilled vodka tonics, pickpockets and uncoordinated drunk people.
Welcome to the multiple-mobile-gadget world.
Steve St. Bernard is being called a hero after he caught a 7-year-old girl who had fallen from a third- floor apartment.
A veteran New York City bus driver on Tuesday played down any claims of heroism for snagging a 7-year-old girl who fell three stories from a Brooklyn apartment building a day earlier.
For Microsoft's latest version of its Office suite, the company is betting big that making documents accessible across multiple devices, a cleaned-up design and improved collaboration features will keep the product relevant to today's users.
A Russian spacecraft was launched Sunday in Kazakhstan, carrying crew members from three countries to a four-month deployment aboard the International Space Station.
Apple prides itself on being green.
The new MacBook Pro with Retina display has the sharpest screen on the market, but its price may be too high for many.
If you're among the companies vying for one of the nearly 2,000 new generic top-level domains, or gTLDs, you've got big pockets. The application alone costs about $185,000.
Mitt Romney gets booed after attacking Obamacare at NAACP convention. What is his plan to court Pres. Obama's base?
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is attempting to flip attacks on his business record by accusing the Obama administration of shipping American jobs overseas, but experts in the industry he's singling out say the truth is more complicated.
Buz Marthaler with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Center of Northern Utah on golden eagle 'Phoenix's' story of survival.
A map of significant climate events for the United States in June looks almost apocalyptic: hellish heat, ferocious fires and severe storms leaving people injured, homeless and even dead.
The Internet was designed to be robust, fault-tolerant and distributed, but its technology is still in its infancy.
Worried about a computer virus? CNN tech guru Mario Armstrong tells you all you need to know.
Amazon may be coming out with its own smartphone, according to a new report from Bloomberg. The company reportedly is working with Foxconn to develop the hardware, which will likely run Amazon's version of the Android operating system.
Our understanding of physical reality ? of everything and nothing ? has changed forever. We don't yet know where we are heading, but nothing will ever be the same. As a scientist, I don't know what more I could ask for.
Note to all tablet makers not named Asus: This is how you make a 7-inch tablet.
Amazon's Kindle Fire is a solid tablet, and a relative bargain at $199. But, Apple's iPad is still ahead of the field.
An American student is in critical condition after undergoing two operations after chimpanzees tore at his body in front of tourists at a South African animal sanctuary, a hospital spokeswoman told CNN on Tuesday.
Scientists say they are almost certain they have proven the existence of the Higgs boson -- a never-before-seen subatomic particle long thought to be a fundamental building block of the universe.
Physicist Martin Archer discusses evidence that the so-called "God particle" actually exists.
Japan is set to restart its first nuclear reactor since the Fukushima meltdown.
China's Shenzhou-9 spacecraft returned to Earth on Friday, completing an ambitious mission that notched up a series of breakthroughs for the country, including putting its first woman in orbit.
China's Shenzhou-9 crew members emerge from a capsule after completing a mission to space.
On June 28, 2007, Nokia was the top selling mobile-phone company in the world, people stopped working when they left their computers, Android phones didn't exist, and high-powered executives were addicted to thumbing on their BlackBerrys.
Energy-starved Japan will regain nuclear-powered electricity on Sunday, as the first reactor to be switched on since last year's Fukushima disaster comes online.
About three quarters of American public libraries currently lend out e-books, and in the past year libraries have seen a sharp growth in e-book borrowing. Still, well over half of U.S. library card holders don't know whether their local public library lends e-books, according to a new Pew report.
"We are reaching the tipping point and the tipping point according to most scientists will be in less than 10 years. We don't have much time," says human rights and environmental campaigner, Bianca Jagger.
A new Louisiana law requires sex offenders and child predators to state their criminal status on their Facebook or other social networking page, with the law's author saying the bill is the first of its kind in the nation.
On Monday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate a series of recent leaks that critics charge are designed to bolster the national security credentials of the Obama administration.
President Obama affirms the leak of classified information was not put out by the White House.
Larry Ellison, the CEO of the Oracle Corporation, is buying the Hawaiian island of Lanai. KHNL reports.
Security has been heightened at Sweden's nuclear power plants after explosives were discovered on a vehicle entering a protected nuclear site, authorities said Thursday.
Microsoft has announced its Surface tablets, due out late this year, at a time when security is a growing concern for users of mobile devices.
China's space plans are ambitious, incremental and extensive. Should Americans be worried that China will overtake us in both space exploration and military capability in space?
Samsung rightfully enjoys pointing out that it ships more Android smartphones than anyone else. And, with its new Galaxy S III, the South Korean electronics giant has accomplished something only Apple has been able to do so far: sell the same exact phone at the same price across major U.S. carriers without letting them slap their logos on the front of the device.
Iran's senior nuclear negotiator and representatives of international powers emerged Tuesday from two days of talks on Tehran's nuclear program without having reached an agreement.
Israeli President Shimon Peres explains why 'time is running out'' in efforts to stop Iran's nuclear program.
An unassuming town on the southern tip of South Korea is an unlikely place for one of the world's most advanced buildings.
When Microsoft says you really don't want to miss something, does that make it a can't-miss event? Or is the company capable of -- whisper it low -- crying wolf?
The Times-Picayune and 3 other Southern newspapers are cutting production to three days per week.
On mobile devices, social media may be hot, but news still captures people's attention. And the news business, troubled though it has been, is all about attention. But can mobile news apps help save news about your community?
CNN's Eunice Yoon discusses the mission and the significance of China's first female in space.
China's Shenzhou-9 spacecraft successfully docked with the orbiting Tiangong-1 space laboratory on Monday, completing the next step in the country's ambitious space mission.