TSA agent at Pittsburgh International Airport.

From novelty bombs to skull fragments, the TSA has had a long, strange year.

Why the Amazon drone is just the beginning Wed, 30 May '12 | 11:47 AM ET
Amazon.com is testing out the viability of drone delivery for small packages.

Amid the uproar about unmanned aircraft, researchers have been experimenting with the technology for years in many fields including combat.

Six wearable tech gift ideas Mon, 2 Dec '13 | 7:35 AM ET

While you may not be able to get Google Glass this holiday season, there are other wearable tech products on the market. Click ahead to see some of them.

8 tips to stick to your holiday budget Wed, 27 Nov '13 | 8:41 AM ET

Here are a few ways to help make sure you keep your holiday spending under control this season.

There's no one hot holiday toy this year, but parents have plenty of wow-worthy gifts to pick from.

Gifts to make sports lovers cheer Tue, 26 Nov '13 | 1:50 PM ET

Getting a gift for the die-hard sports fan is not always easy. Here's a guide to some unique ideas.

Victoria's Secret models during the finale of the 2013 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York.

Wearing millions of dollars of diamonds, Swarovski crystals and lingerie, Victoria's Secret Angels hit the catwalk during the annual runway event.

The 10 greatest sports cars of all time Fri, 22 Nov '13 | 5:30 PM ET
Jaguar E-type Heritage Coupe

Some sports cars have stood the test of time and become truly iconic. Check out CNBC.com's definitive collection.

Gabriel Scheare uses the world's first bitcoin ATM on October 29, 2013, at Waves Coffee House in Vancouver, British Columbia. Scheare said he "just felt like being part of history."

While adoption among merchants is small, more businesses are accepting bitcoin as a way of avoiding credit card fees and attracting enthusiasts.

Before you go: Documents you need when you die Thu, 21 Nov '13 | 1:24 PM ET

If you want to ease the emotional or financial burden your loved ones will face when you die, organize these documents.

A twenty-five bitcoin piece.

CNBC highlights some the greatest hits in cryptocurrency, including defunct and dubious alternatives. These options are not for the fainthearted.

Cars that missed… but should have been hits Tue, 19 Nov '13 | 1:04 PM ET
2009 Pontiac G8 GXP

These cars should have been hits with consumers, but were sadly overlooked. All were offered on the U.S. market, and all fell short of sales expectations.

Eastern Europe: The next vacation hotspot? Fri, 15 Nov '13 | 10:13 AM ET

Check out these less-well known destinations in Eastern Europe that are emerging as low-cost but option-rich tourist hot spots.

Tips for making the most of an inheritance Tue, 19 Nov '13 | 10:45 AM ET

Whether it's money you were banking on or a pleasant surprise, an inheritance is a gift that should not be frittered away. Here are ways to make the most of a bequest.

10 must-have gifts for gadget lovers Mon, 18 Nov '13 | 9:40 AM ET

Gadgets are a perennial topper on holiday wish lists. Here's a look at what to buy.

The top 25 hottest start-ups in the world Mon, 18 Nov '13 | 6:40 AM ET

A look at the top 25 new product ideas created by entrepreneurs from around the world that will be presented to VCs at the Startup Open competition.

5 ways to teach kids about money that work Fri, 15 Nov '13 | 11:06 AM ET

Several studies suggest traditional, financial literacy programs don't work. Five creative ways to teach kids lifelong money lessons.

What follows are suggestions from experts in categories that can reduce the dreaded utility bills during the cold chill air.

Financial advisors' top concerns for 2014 Wed, 13 Nov '13 | 10:28 AM ET

Eight members of the CNBC Digital Financial Advisor Council share their top three concerns for 2014.

10 must-have video games Wed, 13 Nov '13 | 12:22 PM ET
Tomb Raider from Square Enix

With the launch of Sony's PlayStation 4 and Microsoft's Xbox One this month, there's a lot of focus on next-generation games, but that shouldn't overshadow the fact that many of the year's best titles were made for current generation systems.

Seating at the newly renovated Madison Square Garden.

Some of these seats provide a view you've never seen before. Others enable you to see and be seen with movers and shakers of Wall Street, Hollywood and sports.

When the cold front moves in, your car is put to the test. Which are best for the frozen tundra? Read CNBC.com's list of cars for bad weather.

Arrrrrgh! The 40 day Obamacare ordeal Thu, 7 Nov '13 | 12:59 PM ET

Nick Athanassiadis's infuriating experience of attempting to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act website.

Export nation: 10 US natgas projects to watch Thu, 7 Nov '13 | 12:09 PM ET

Creating an export-driven natural gas renaissance in the United States requires building infrastructure—and a lot of it.

Five memorable tech IPO moments Tue, 5 Nov '13 | 7:00 AM ET

Facebook's IPO went down in history as a mess, but its not the only tech company that has had somewhat of an embarrassing IPO moment.

A cybercrime ring is accused of hacking into bank accounts and using college students to move the money out of the country.

Karl Brauer of Kelley Blue Book provides a list of new high-tech car features for every part of the driving experience, from road safety to avoiding traffic.

Follow this advice to protect your finances while the country's financial state is still in flux.

Ten of the hottest new modern-day muscle cars Thu, 24 Oct '13 | 4:51 PM ET
2014 SRT Viper

Muscle cars are part of a high-speed subculture originating in the 1960s. But the era isn't over, and 2014 cars are debuting in showrooms right now.

Nine people who committed shocking cybercrimes Wed, 23 Oct '13 | 3:20 PM ET

Cybercrime requires almost no overhead or experience. Some did it from store parking lots and some did it before they were old enough to buy beer.

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