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Apple 'actively investigating' iCloud link to celeb photo leak - Sept 1, 2014
Company's online storage service said to be source of a large cache of private nude celebrity images. ...
Iliad allies could sweeten bid to buy T-Mobile USA - Sept 1, 2014
The French company doesn't want to pay more on its own, but is rounding up allies to help persuade Deutsche Telekom to sell its controlling interest in the US carrier. ...
John Oliver turns to YouTube to thank, spank commenters - Sept 1, 2014
In a YouTube special, the HBO comedian marvels at the commentary he incites. It's already received some erudite comments. ...
IRS calling? Nope. It's a scam - Sept 1, 2014
CNET's Charlie Cooper got a call one day from the IRS -- or so the caller claimed. But it was an all too common social-engineering scam. And you could be next. ...
DIY Dalek and dapper Time Lord battle in 'Japanese Doctor Who' - Sept 1, 2014
Dalek with legs? Cybermen in Spandex? Sonic Screwdriver as a sword flute? Crave chats with the "Japanese Doctor Who" filmmaker Joshua Kahan about why he gave the popular British sci-fi show the Tokusatsu touch. ...
Elgato Eve will monitor the air in your house, works with iOS 8 HomeKit - Sept 1, 2014
Elgato's upcoming smart home tech promises to measure the quality of air in your home, as well as energy and water consumption. ...
Why Galaxy Note 4 is a must-win for Samsung? Hint: Big-screen iPhone - Sept 1, 2014
Apple is expected to launch its own big-screen smartphones a week after Samsung's Unpacked event, putting more pressure on the Korean electronics giant. ...
What to do when your laptop's touchpad stops working - Sept 1, 2014
The built-in touchpad in Raji Yusuff Oluwagbenga's laptop no longer works, making Windows nearly impossible to use. Here's how to (hopefully) fix the problem. Have you ever tried to use a Windows PC without a mouse, touchpad, or other...
Mars rover to get a long-distance memory wipe and reformat - Sept 1, 2014
NASA aims to correct a series of problems with the Opportunity rover's memory by giving it a reformat from far, far away. ...
Alibaba IPO planned for week of September 8, report says - Sept 1, 2014
The Chinese e-commerce giant is reportedly set to launch its blockbuster IPO in the US in the very same week Apple is expected to bring us the iPhone 6. ...
Apple teams with top credit cards for iPhone 6 payments, reports say - Sept 1, 2014
Apple is partnering with American Express, Visa, and MasterCard on a mobile wallet system expected to be introduced with the iPhone 6 on September 9, according to two different reports. ...
Xbox One Asia launch: Everything you need to know - Sept 1, 2014
The Microsoft console is finally arriving in the region. How much will it cost in each country? Which games are available? All the answers are here.
Samsung vows to expand Smart Home platform, add third-party gadgets - Sept 1, 2014
Samsung's connected home tech will shortly be getting a boost, the South Korean tech giant has promised, with a software development kit due later this year. ...
Piggyback tech: Winning tack for Nook and Windows Phone? - Sept 1, 2014
Commentary: Microsoft and Barnes & Noble have both brought key software to alternative devices that have a solid footing. But just one has a clear-cut edge. ...
Samsung needs a hit with Galaxy Note 4 as Apple preps its own phablet - Sept 1, 2014
Apple is expected to launch its own big-screen smartphones a week after Samsung's Unpacked event, putting more pressure on the Korean electronics giant. ...
Best mobile games of August 2014 - Sept 1, 2014
Looking for a new game to play on your mobile device? Here's our pick of the best released in August 2014. ...
Alibaba IPO planned for week of Sept. 8, report says - Aug 31, 2014
The Chinese e-commerce giant is reportedly set to launch its blockbuster IPO in the U.S. the very same week Apple is expected to bring us the iPhone 6. ...
Will Apple's iWatch actually be called iWatch? - Aug 31, 2014
We're already used to the concept of smartwatches. Is that one reason why Apple will not call its rumored new gadget a watch? ...
'The Tick' live-action series to return on Amazon? - Aug 31, 2014
Will Patrick Warburton return as the blue superhero "The Tick?" Amazon Studios may be bringing back the comic book-based comedy for a new generation of fans to quote and cosplay. Spooon! ...
Apple, AmEx teaming on iPhone 6 payments system, report says - Aug 31, 2014
Recode cites unnamed sources saying American Express has agreed to work with Apple on a payments feature expected to be introduced with the iPhone 6 on September 9. ...
When Bluetooth speakers bank on features - Aug 31, 2014
With so many premium portable Bluetooth speakers offering good design, good audio and loud playback, companies have turned to unique functionality to stand out in the crowd. ...
The surprising rise of YouTube lyrics videos - Aug 31, 2014
A user-generated trend catapulted to industry-embraced phenom, low-budget clips displaying song lyrics are starting to eclipse their big-budget brethren -- and may address a yearning lost in the streaming shift. ...
Synaptics: Get ready for more smartphones with fingerprint readers - Aug 31, 2014
In an interview, Synaptics CEO Rick Bergman talks about the opportunities that stem from the Internet of Things and describes his idea of the holy grail of biometric sensors. ...
Race to gigabit Internet service takes off - Aug 31, 2014
Four years after the National Broadband Plan, communities and carriers are deploying next-gen infrastructure that will bring gigabit speed Internet to homes, universities, and businesses. ...
These Pizza Hut cats want to serve and entertain you - Aug 30, 2014
Pizza Hut Japan has a new Web series -- "Pizza Cat" -- about cats running one of its restaurants. We'll take extra mozzarella with that meow, thanks. ...
Obama: Social media makes us see how messy the world is - Aug 30, 2014
Speaking at a Democratic Party fund-raiser, the president says social media lets us see the minute details of the world's hardships. ...
High-tech pipe organ to blow minds at famed SF theater - Aug 30, 2014
The city's Castro Theatre, known as much for its colorful organ concerts as its quirky film offerings, will house a massive $700,000 pipe-digital hybrid featuring a sample library used in the film industry. ...
Coin customers left fuming after getting shut out of beta program - Aug 30, 2014
Unless customers got their orders in early -- and we mean very early -- they'll now have to wait until spring 2015 to get their hands on Coin's all-in-one credit card.
Super-sized Rocket and Groot re-created in Lego - Aug 30, 2014
Rocket Raccoon and Groot from "Guardians of the Galaxy" look even cooler when made out of hundreds of Lego bricks. ...
Filling the palmtop void - Aug 30, 2014
The palmtop has gone away, but some people could still use an integrated pocketable typing device. ...
In paralysis, finding freedom via brain-wave tech - Aug 30, 2014
ALS patient and advocate Eric Valor is part of an experimental project to test out a brain-wave-reading headset, technology that could one day give paralyzed people more independence. ...
Mind control making life with ALS better (pictures) - Aug 30, 2014
Using cutting-edge technology that reads brain waves, patients with ALS are regaining some control of their lives. ...
6 reasons why you'll eventually want voice over LTE - Aug 30, 2014
CNET's Maggie Reardon discusses the short-term hurdles associated with the deployment of voice service over carriers' 4G LTE networks. In the end, the transition to an all IP-based voice network will be worth it. ...
Drone tours Napa earthquake damage - Aug 29, 2014
A quadcopter's close aerial footage of the destruction caused by this week's 6.0 California earthquake in wine country shows the potential of drones in disaster areas. ...
These are the 8 Android and Windows Phone features we want on the iPhone 6 - Aug 29, 2014
Apple doesn't hold the patent on good ideas. These hardware and software goodies from other phones would make Apple's next iPhone even better. ...
Google's nerd cred not easy to come by: Yahoo kills Web coding project - Aug 29, 2014
The Yahoo User Interface software library was helpful but at odds with modern Web programming directions, Yahoo says. ...
Secret's CEO says he can keep your secrets (Q&A) - Aug 29, 2014
Secret-keeper-in-chief David Byttow talks about why people love the app, why the definition of "secret" changes on the Internet, and whether people are jerks. ...
Bridge the gap between your phone and computer with these apps - Aug 29, 2014
Sync your smartphone and computer without cables using these apps.
'Star Wars' update: Filming resumes after Ford's recovery - Aug 29, 2014
Harrison Ford, now healed after an accident on the set, returns to Pinewood Studios to finish filming his role as Han Solo in "Star Wars: Episode VII." ...
Google tests drone delivery, iPhone 6 may have NFC - Aug 29, 2014
Look up in the sky for a special delivery from Google's Project Wing, keep waiting for that "iWatch," and expect the iPhone 6 to include mobile payments with NFC. ...
With Mac Chrome beta, Google emphasizes speed, simplicity - Aug 29, 2014
Google released its 64-bit Chrome Windows first, but it's moving Mac users to the new version faster. The promise: a memory, security, and performance boost. ...
Space whiskey returning to Earth soon (hurry, please) - Aug 29, 2014
Vials of whiskey were sent to space in 2011 as part of an experiment aboard the ISS. Now the sweet spirits are coming home, and Crave's Eric Mack says they can't get back fast enough. ...
Check out the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook (pictures) - Aug 29, 2014
Get a closer look at the Barnes & Noble-branded Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 Nook. ...
Doctor Loo, the toilet of choice for Time Lords - Aug 29, 2014
The Warmley Waiting Room Cafe in the UK recently outfitted a replica Tardis with a Victorian-style bathroom. Because even the Doctor needs to take care of business sometimes. ...
Apple appeals judge's denial of Samsung sales ban - Aug 29, 2014
Judge Lucy Koh earlier this week ruled not to institute a permanent injunction against Samsung for selling older-model smartphones found to infringe Apple patents. ...
Google moves Mac Chrome users to 64-bit, sans old plugins - Aug 29, 2014
Google released its 64-bit Chrome Windows first, but it's moving Mac users to the new version faster. The promise: a memory, security, and performance boost. ...
T-Mobile pegs Uncarrier 7 on Sept. 10, a day after iPhone event - Aug 29, 2014
T-Mobile is hoping to draft behind Apple's event on Sept. 9, but don't expect any direct connection to the upcoming iPhone.
How to clear absolutely everything off your desktop in Windows 8.1 - Aug 29, 2014
I'd bet that if you polled 10 PC users on the best way to use the desktop on Windows you'd get 11 different answers. How to use the desktop is one of the most personal choices each PC user makes. We've already covered ways ...
Apple's iWatch may not ship until 2015, report says - Aug 29, 2014
The long-awaited wearable from Apple could make an appearance at its Sept. 9 event, but it likely won't hit the market until early next year, Recode says. ...
HTC rumored to launch smartwatch in September - Aug 29, 2014
Taiwanese device maker may be working on an Android Wear-based smartwatch called the HTC CWZ, claims rumor page @upleaks.