Special Reports

  • Windows 7: Moving beyond Vista

    July 6, 2009 9:25 AM PDT

    Microsoft aims to make a much different first impression with Windows 7 than it did with Vista, its oft-maligned predecessor.

  • My uncle's quest for a beer-fetching robot

    May 29, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    A chip engineer's simple dream--to build a robot that can bring him a cold one--turns into a years-long home-brewed robotics project.

  • In search of a do-it-yourself Wall-E

    May 29, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    Robots will be one of the largest categories of DIY projects at this weekend's Maker Faire, but hobbyist robotics goes much further than the festival.

  • A user's guide to robotics higher ed

    May 28, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    A high-profile robotics CEO discusses where prospective college students interested in robotics ought to look--and what they should consider.

  • Look out, Rover. Robots are man's new best friend

    May 27, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    Roombas, LawnBotts, and others are getting better at pitching in with chores. Soon you won't imagine a household without them.

  • Robots get real

    May 27, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    special report CNET News looks at the growing world of robotics in business, academia, and the home.

  • Why are doctors such Luddites?

    May 20, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    They're quick to embrace new medical technology, but don't ask them to use a computer. CBSNews.com's Charles Cooper explores a generation gap.

  • Politicos prep for another health care showdown

    May 19, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    President Obama's ambitious plan could serve as a rallying cry for the same groups that killed the Clinton health initiative 16 years ago.

  • What you need to know about e-health records

    May 19, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    Drive to digitize medical records could impact every American. What does that mean for your health care and privacy?

  • Dragging health records into the Digital Age

    May 18, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    Federal funding and new tech are speeding efforts to digitize America's medical practices. But are they ready to forge into a paperless existence?

  • Microsoft, Google in healthy competition

    May 18, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    The rivals extend their tech battle into Web-based personal health records, an area in which they are both upstarts.

  • Dragging health records into the Digital Age

    May 18, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    Federal funding and new tech are speeding efforts to digitize America's medical practices. But are they ready to forge into a paperless existence?

  • Your e-health future

    May 18, 2009 4:00 AM PDT

    special report CNET News looks at the rapidly digitizing health care industry, detailing barriers and dangers. Also: Why are so many docs Luddites?

  • Building Microsoft Office 14

    March 20, 2009 12:42 PM PDT

    In the latest update to Office, the biggest changes surrounded the software's look. The next incarnation, code-named Office 14, will have its desktop versions but will join the world of Web applications too.

  • Making solar cheaper than coal

    March 6, 2009 4:00 AM PST

    Start-up 1366 Technologies wants to transform the energy business one solar cell at a time. Can it make renewable energy cheaper than fossil fuels?

  • They got their green-tech bill. So now what?

    March 5, 2009 4:00 AM PST

    Green-tech companies are in for the stimulus of a lifetime. But proponents also know the risks of a bureaucratic boondoggle.

  • In search of the Google of clean tech, page 2

    March 4, 2009 4:00 AM PST

    In a tough economy, the companies that look a little like a high-tech outfit may be the big winners.

  • Green tech at a crossroads

    March 4, 2009 4:00 AM PST

    Successfully building a cleaner energy business will require a lot of money, time, and IT industry cross-pollination.

  • In search of the Google of green tech

    March 4, 2009 4:00 AM PST

    In a tough economy, the companies that look a little like a high-tech outfit may be the big winners.

  • The White House reboots

    January 27, 2009 6:46 AM PST

    Barack Obama takes office as the 44th president with an agenda that includes a fresh take on technology.

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