It's like finding a needle in a universe-wide haystack. Researchers have located a planet roughly the size of Earth that could be habitable.
Scientists are bioprinting human body parts from ears to bones. Here are some the most impressive advances.
Americans are generally excited about the new technology they expect to see in their lifetimes, but nervous about some advances that may be close to reality.
The "kill switch," a system for remotely wiping data and shutting down smartphones, will soon become standard, according to a deal from CTIA.
Google is working on a modular smartphone dubbed Project Ara that can be customized by swapping out individual pieces of hardware.
Google made its head-mounted Glass available to the general public for the first time on Tuesday.
Pono Music, from rocker Neil Young, is a high-quality digital music player that raised $6.2 million on Kickstarter.
Mobile users who have gotten used to chatting with their friends via Facebook will soon have to make sure they've downloaded the Messenger app.
South and North American residents caught a glimpse of the "blood moon" crossing the Earth's shadow Tuesday in all its splendor.
The lack of calls, texts or social media postings from missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 have raised a number of questions about how phones work on airplanes.
Two recent cases have seen wearers of Google Glass attacked in San Francisco.
Two Swiss flight pioneers have unveiled a new plane that will attempt the first round-the-world solar flight.
The $1,500 Google Glass will be sold in the United States for one day only to any adult who wants one of the devices.
Get ready for a total lunar eclipse on Tuesday that will turn the moon a luscious reddish orange. There will be four such "blood moons" within a year's time.
A South African carpenter lost his fingers in an accident -- now he's making mechanical fingers and hands for others.
Water makes sound waves twist and turn, which could make listening for pings possibly from MH370 trickier.
Fans of fantasy franchises like "Game of Thrones" are famously devoted -- some might say fanatical.
Navy gives sneak-peek of its high-tech future, including missiles that fly faster than the speed of sound and seawater converted into fuel.
New iPad, tablet apps for autism are evolving as parents and teachers use them as tools.
The boom in high-quality digital cameras in smartphones and tablets has also created an overwhelming glut of digital images scattered across devices and services.
A major online security vulnerability dubbed "Heartbleed" could put your personal information at risk, including passwords, credit card information and e-mails.
A new generation of embeddable tech implants could soon change the way we live
Planetary nebula Abell 33 has taken on romantic proportions. It looks like a diamond ring.
Some people who post publicly on Facebook just haven't bothered to keep up with the social network's ever-changing and often confusing privacy settings.
Online delivery services have a checkered history at best. But Uber, the app-oriented car service, is giving it another go.
Scientists have measured for the first time how fast the universe was expanding 10.8 billion years ago.
At Philly Tech Week, two skyscrapers were turned into a giant game of "Tetris."
Your Twitter profile is about to have a new look.
The FTC says Jerk.com website improperly harvested Facebook info from millions of users.
San Francisco's anti-tech backlash took a new turn Sunday as protesters targeted Google Ventures exec Kevin Rose.
Winter was coming, but for many HBO Go users, "Game of Thrones" didn't arrive Sunday night as expected.
Major car companies are showing off some of their more exciting car-tech prototypes a week early at the International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
Variously described as a genius and a maverick, for six decades Luigi Colani has created beautiful, pioneering design -- a perfect marriage of form and function.
By 2025, you could be commuting to work in this flying car that takes off and lands like a helicopter. No pilot's license required, just five hours of training.
3-D printers may someday be producing complex -- and controversial -- human organs.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini explores the world of crap and crappy taxidermy.
Future smartphones and wearables will add such biometric security features as facial or heartbeat recognition.
Hacking your Xbox: So easy, even a 5-year-old could do it?
An ocean at least as large as Lake Superior lies below a thick layer of ice on a moon of Saturn, new data from NASA's Cassini spacecraft suggests.
Barring a surprise, the next big round of Apple announcements are coming June 2.
"inFamous: Second Son" may be the "excuse" some gamers needed to buy a PlayStation 4.
Timekeeping in the United States, which was already a pretty precise science involving lasers and atomic particles, just got even more exact.
Here are six digital tools that offer timely warnings about impeding storms and tornadoes.
Anonymous social networks encourage personal confessions, but they also may enable hateful and defamatory gossip about people, Steve Kovach says.
Gmail doesn't cost any money to use, but it's not free.
In an annual tradition, tech companies launch fake products on April Fool's Day.
The Crabster is a robot inspired by crabs and lobsters, and designed for undersea exploration.
Dating site OkCupid is calling for its members to ditch Firefox because Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, has backed an anti-same-sex marriage campaign.
A food-delivery website is parting ways with Facebook in a snarky "breakup" letter, and Facebook is firing back.
Imagine: you are sitting with friends, one day in the distant future, in a space-age house, while robot servants cook dinner, fold laundry and mow the lawn.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini shows us three new spacesuits developed by NASA.
Look miles into the future and imagine a day, when geneticists can design a flawless set of human genes in a laboratory. That future vision took a step closer.
With the Internet of Things, mundane appliances and objects could evolve into tech products.
Katie Hall was shocked the second she saw it: a light-bulb glowing in the middle of a room with no wires attached.
Facebook is experimenting with new ways to bring the Internet to remote areas using drones, satellites and lasers.
New Zealand inventor spent 30 years building jetpack in garage. Could now be on the market in 'months.'
If you want to drive on Mars, you are going to need a very large sand pit to prepare.
A new dwarf planet, whose discovery was announced Wednesday, is one of the furthest known objects in the solar system.
Twitter announced Wednesday that it's adding new photo tagging and collage features.
For $3,000, couples getting married at W hotels can hire a "social media concierge" to live-tweet the event.
Here's a look at what Oculus VR does and why Facebook wanted it enough to pay $2 billion for the company.
The asteroid Chariklo has rings, astronomers reported in the journal Nature. That makes it the first asteroid ever found to have rings.
Regina Agyare, one of Ghana's first female tech entrepreneurs, explains why there should be more women working in the technology sector.
Biometric technology is being used to create guns that identify a user from their fingerprints and from their grip.
Blastoff! A fresh crew took off for the International Space Station on Tuesday aboard a Russian rocket.
CNN humor columnist Jarrett Bellini introduces us to an Indiana grandmother who's become an Instagram sensation.
Many young digital users are turning to smaller social networks such as Snapchat and WhatsApp.
Does the computer breach at Target have the makings of a movie? Throw in Russian hackers, drugs and a SWAT team and Hollywood appears to think so.
A major drought has hit California, and new tech is springing up to address water shortages.
For its 8th anniversary, Twitter introduced a tool that lets users see their first-ever tweet.
A new iPhone app, Cloak, helps you avoid running into people you'd rather not see.
"Flappy Bird," the defunct mobile sensation, will one day rise like a phoenix and fling itself awkwardly into an app store near you.
Virtual reality , just got a little more real with Project Morpheus for the Sony PlayStation 4 gaming console.
If you were never able to solve a Rubik's Cube without peeling off the stickers, you're really going to hate the Cubestormer 3 robot.
"Titanfall" may be the best game to hit the Xbox One.
Scientists have new evidence of the universe's inflation, the rapid expansion less than a second after the Big Bang.
A new generation of sensory engineers produce devices that that enables smell messaging.
As the World Wide Web turns 25, its creator talks spying, censorship and freedom.
Quick math question: What has 78 fingers, 22 arms, and no brain?
Pi Day, Albert Einstein's birthday, is March 14.
United Airlines is adding an option to let passengers stream content directly to their laptop, iPhone, iPad or iPod touch.
As Samsung just learned with LeBron James, paying a celebrity to love your product can sometimes backfire.
Here are 5 trends to watch from the South by Southwest Interactive festival, which just wrapped in Austin, Texas.
Mobile World Congress spans the full spectrum of untethered gadgetry, from the next generation of mobile phone networks to wireless charging technology.
Today the World Wide Web turns 25 years old. We look back at the major milestones in its history.
As the Web turns 25, early adopters recall the slower, simpler online life of the '90s.
At 9:45 in the morning after his 40th birthday you might expect Biz Stone, best known for co-founding Twitter, to be a little bleary.
Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton spoke Tuesday at the South by Southwest Interactive conference.
Almost two decades ago, a parlor game called "Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon" became an unlikely phenomenon and foretold today's social web of online connections.
Police responded to Facebook's headquarters in Northern California to check on a threat Tuesday night. The threat was deemed noncredible.
Mike Hopkins' descent to Earth alongside two Russian cosmonauts shows space missions endure diplomatic tensions.
Fugitive National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden speaks remotely to an audience of thousands at the South by Southwest Interactive Festival.
From Chicago, to Georgia, to southern California, a new social media application is causing problems on middle school and high school campuses nationwide.
Apple released its latest mobile operating system update on Monday, iOS 7.1. The upgrade includes bug fixes, improvements, new features and some subtle changes.
Picture this scene: an iPad resting on a table with the familiar 2D image from a video call on the screen.
Oculus Rift, a virtual-reality headset, takes SXSW fans on a trip to the world of "Game of Thrones."
From his sanctuary in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, with roughly a dozen police officers outside, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Saturday that everyone in the world will be just as effectively monitored soon -- at least digitally.