This robot crawls along wind turbine blades looking for invisible flaws

Wind turbines are a great source of clean power, but their apparent simplicity — just a big thing that spins — belie complex systems that wear down like any other, and can fail with disastrous consequences. Sandia National Labs researchers have created a robot that can inspect the enormous blades of turbines autonomously, helping keep […]

How to install iOS 13 and iPadOS public beta right now

Sarah Tew/CNET Less than a month after Apple first unveiled iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the company has opened its public beta program. The public beta is open to anyone who wants to help test early builds of the operating system that will run on iPhones ($1,000 at Amazon) and iPads ($249 at Walmart) later […]

Scientists discover a new way to provide plants the nutrients they need to thrive

Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have discovered a new method for delivering key nutrients to plant roots – without having to ensure they’re present in the soil where the plants are growing. The landmark study greatly increases the efficiency of surface delivery of nutrients and pesticides to plants. Currently, when crops are sprayed with stuff […]

Trash uses AI to edit your footage into a fun, short videos

Trash is a new startup promising to make it easier for anyone to create well-edited videos. Social video is an area that CEO Hannah Donovan knows well, having previously served as general manager at Vine (the video app that Twitter acquired and eventually shut down). She said that in user research, even though people had […]

How to install the iOS 13 public beta right now

Sarah Tew/CNET Less than a month after Apple first unveiled iOS 13 and iPadOS 13, the company has opened its public beta program. The public beta is open to anyone who wants to help test early builds of the operating system that will run on iPhones ($1,000 at Amazon) and iPads ($249 at Walmart) later […]

Gartner finds RPA is fastest growing market in enterprise software

If you asked the average person on the street what Robotic Process Automation is, most probably wouldn’t have a clue. Yet new data from Gartner finds the RPA market grew over 63% last year, making it the fastest growing enterprise software category. It is worth noting, however, that the overall market value of $846.2 million […]

Facebook makes another push to shape and define its own oversight

Facebook’s head of global spin and policy, former UK deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, will give a speech later today providing more detail of the company’s plan to set up an ‘independent’ external oversight board to which people can appeal content decisions so that Facebook itself is not the sole entity making such decisions. In […]

How to save money with Uber and Lyft

Which ride-share titan is going to save you the most money? Angela Lang/CNET The Uber and Lyft ride-hailing apps have seemingly inscrutable ways for calculating how much you’ll spend on a ride, and — while convenient — the prices do add up. When it comes to saving money with ride-hailing apps, is one of them better than the […]

How to save money with Uber and Lyft

Which ride-share titan is going to save you the most money? Angela Lang/CNET The Uber and Lyft ride-hailing apps have seemingly inscrutable ways for calculating how much you’ll spend on a ride, and — while convenient — the prices do add up. When it comes to saving money with ride-hailing apps, is one of them better than the […]

iPhone 12 could go bigger — and smaller — than before in 2020

Angela Lang/CNET Apple could change up the screen sizes for the 2020 iPhones 12, add fresh design changes to the body and also a key superpower under the hood. In this week’s Apple Core roundup, we’re looking far into the future to see what Apple could be cooking up for 2020, and talking about the new […]

Google will disconnect Photos and Drive. Here’s how to keep your photos synced

Angela Lang/CNET On July 10, Google will delink Google Photos from Google Drive, and the two Google storage services will stop automatically keeping each other’s photos in sync. That’s bad news if you’re used to finding all your photos in Google Photos and in Google Drive automatically synced in both services, because photos you’ve uploaded to one location […]

How to sell your phone to get the most cash you can

More money is better than less when you trade in or resell your phone. Angela Lang/CNET A recent report suggested that the Galaxy S10 depreciated by 50% in 30 days, highlighting that phones, like any major purchase, lose value the moment you start to use them. But unlike a refrigerator and most cars, you’re not going […]