Car Tech 101: Limited-slip differentials explained

Your car’s drivetrain would be about as sophisticated as a garden cart if it didn’t have some sort of differential. And increasingly, automakers are touting their use of the limited-slip variant. Brian Cooley shows you.

CNET How To – Clean your dSLR lens

http://cnet.co/U7QpsD Instead of using Photoshop to remove dust and smudges from your photos, take the time to spruce up your camera lens before you take the picture.

Car Tech 101: Variable valve timing explained

Few innovations under the hood have become as ubiquitous as variable valve timing. Automakers brag about it all the time, but seldom explain it. So Brian Cooley’s here to do just that.

CNET On Cars – Smarter Driver, Understanding run-flat tires

http://cnet.co/13m2CGu You may have heard about run-flat tires but unless you drive certain cars, odds are you probably don’t have them. CNET’s Brian Cooley explains why this forward thinking tire technology just couldn’t become the standard for all tires.

CNET News – Landing a Google internship is tougher than getting into Harvard

http://cnet.co/11K1XO7 The new movie “The Internship” promotes working and interning at Google. In reality, it’s a pretty sweet deal, with Google interns enjoying a variety of perks and earning more than many Americans. As CNET’s Kara Tsuboi tell us, this year a record number of applicants made it even tougher to get the top-rated internship.

Always On – Flying on the world’s fastest sailboat

It’s called L’Hydroptere and the French concept sailboat — with its marine style wings — basically flies on the water. CNET’s Molly Wood meets Alain Thebault, the boat’s skipper, and gets an inside look at the tech that makes it glide. Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG

CNET How To – Transfer VHS tapes to your computer

Learn how to digitally record old analog VHS home movies onto your computer using one simple cable and some free time. More details: http://cnet.co/QOc17Q Download the new CNET app: https://cnet.app.link/GWuXq8ExzG

CNET How to: Reduce computer-related eyestrain

http://cnet.com/how-to If you spend long hours working at a computer, as many of us do, you may find yourself suffering from eyestrain. Sharon Vaknin offers five helpful tips to help reduce or even prevent the discomfort caused by staring at your monitor all day.