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College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study says - Oct 24, 2014
A new survey -- conducted for a firm that recently brought its private social-networking app to the US -- also shows that teens are tired of the lack of reality on sites like Facebook. ...
Google's head of Android to oversee its most important products - Oct 24, 2014
By promoting one of his most trusted lieutenants, Google CEO Larry Page can spend more time focusing on the future. ...
Clever cables for charging your phone (pictures) - Oct 24, 2014
Balking at the idea of paying Native Union Night Cable $40 to tie a knot in your smartphone charging cable? There are plenty of other charging cables available for less that you should also consider. ...
Clever cables for charging your phone - Oct 24, 2014
Balking at the idea of paying Native Union Night Cable $40 to tie a knot in your smartphone charging cable? There are plenty of other charging cables available for less that you should also consider. ...
Lady Gaga's 'Cheek to Cheek' coming to Amazon Instant 4K, PBS - Oct 24, 2014
If you're a fan of Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett or changing outfits every three minutes, 'Cheek to Cheek Live' will be televised on PBS tonight, and on Amazon Instant 4K later in the year. ...
Crave Ep. 180: Help battling robots cause even more mayhem - Oct 24, 2014
The robot war might be televised (on the Web at least) and it's a fight to the finish. The RoboGames could become a Web series if a crowdfunding effort meets its goal. ...
Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures) - Oct 24, 2014
This week, CNET editors reviewed products from some of the big names in consumer electronics -- Apple, Amazon, Nintendo -- but Pioneer's flagship AVIC 8000NEX navigation and multimedia receiver was the one that impressed us enough to earn a...
Got a new iPad and want to switch carriers? Turns out it's not so easy - Oct 24, 2014
So much for a universal Apple SIM. AT&T and T-Mobile both lock down iPad SIM cards in their stores. The difference is a T-Mobile iPad purchased at an Apple store will remain open. ...
AT&T, T-Mobile both lock down new iPad SIMs in their stores - Oct 24, 2014
The difference is a T-Mobile iPad purchased at an Apple store will remain open. ...
Gadget Kickstarters (and one Indiegogo) that raised millions - Oct 24, 2014
We gathered the top 10 products that went from concept to reality with the help of millions raised via crowdfunding. ...
Breaking open iPads, Groupon's quest to be Yelp - Oct 24, 2014
The iFixit team reveals the secrets inside the new iPads, Groupon mimics Yelp, and Microsoft kills the free version of Xbox Music. ...
10 gadgets that grabbed the most Kickstarter bucks (pictures) - Oct 24, 2014
From crazy coolers to virtual-reality headsets, we gather up 10 tech gadgets that were launched with the help of millions pledged by crowdfunders. ...
The 404 Show 1,570: Superhero movie overkill? Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs (podcast) - Oct 24, 2014
We're finishing up the week with the question: is Hollywood's superhero factory comic book overkill? Plus we'll talk about Christian Bale's confirmed role as Steve Jobs in a new biopic, Uber flu shot delivery and confirmation that Google Glass...
Awww: A whole subreddit filled with baby-elephant GIFs - Oct 24, 2014
It's Friday, which means we've all made it through another long week. Celebrate in the best way possible by checking out this subreddit dedicated to GIFs of baby elephants. ...
The scariest games to play this Halloween - Oct 24, 2014
Jeff Bakalar picks the scariest video games to play this Halloween. Player beware!
Low Latency 112: Back to the drawing board - Oct 24, 2014
This week the Internet's attention was transfixed on a hoverboard, while ignoring Apple's newest iPad. ...
Huh? Mini phone attaches to the phone you already have - Oct 24, 2014
One company thinks you need a small phone that hitches a ride on your larger phone -- and the idea actually might not be as crazy as it sounds. ...
Aereo barred from retransmitting broadcast TV - Oct 24, 2014
A judge grants broadcasters' request for a temporary injunction against the embattled video streaming service, which has sought to reclassify itself as a cable provider. ...
Awww: An entire subreddit filled with baby-elephant GIFs - Oct 24, 2014
It's Friday, which means we've all made it through another long week. Celebrate in the best way possible by checking out this subreddit dedicated to GIFs of baby elephants. ...
Cool inventions that make 'Star Wars' seem real (pictures) - Oct 24, 2014
The world of "Star Wars" is crossing over from sci-fi to our modern-day world as technology that once required movie magic has inspired real inventions. Let's start with those cool holograms. ...
This is what a 'Star Wars' blaster bolt would look like in real life - Oct 24, 2014
A team of physicists has created a film that shows what a real-life "laser bullet" would look like in action. Hint: it's not like in "Star Wars." ...
Sprint's 'iPhone for Life' plan to offer annual upgrade - Oct 24, 2014
The carrier ups the ante again with its iPhone-leasing program that starts at $30 a month and allows customers to swap in a new device each year. The offer takes effect on November 14. ...
Investors snub Amazon, but Wall Street analysts remain loyalists - Oct 24, 2014
Financial analysts continue to focus on Amazon's long-term growth, despite back-to-back quarters of losses. ...
iPad Mini 3 teardown's biggest surprise? The glue, iFixit finds - Oct 24, 2014
Apple's latest tiny tablet is tough to repair, says iFixit, and any fixes to the screen could result in a non-functioning Touch ID. ...
A new 'Harry Potter' story will unfold on Halloween - Oct 24, 2014
J.K. Rowling's Pottermore site reveals that a new short story focused on the mischievously malicious Dolores Umbridge will debut for free this Halloween. ...
Apple CEO had 'very open' talks with China on privacy, security - Oct 24, 2014
Tim Cook met with a Chinese official to talk online security amid allegations that the country tried to hack Apple's iCloud service. ...
Deezer buys Stitcher, a stab at marrying talk and tunes online - Oct 24, 2014
The Spotify rival acquires the Pandora of talk radio, aiming to set itself apart from bigger competitors as it makes a quiet entrance into the US. ...
The Queen puts the RT in royalty with first tweet - Oct 24, 2014
Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet -- or has she? It's a right royal mystery... ...
Sprint's iPhone for life program to offer annual upgrade - Oct 24, 2014
The carrier ups the ante again with its iPhone-leasing program that starts at $30 a month and allows customers to swap in a new device each year. The offer takes effect on November 14. ...
Deezer buys app Stitcher, a stab at marrying talk and tunes online - Oct 24, 2014
Spotify-rival Deezer buys the Pandora of talk radio, aiming to set itself apart from bigger competitors as it makes a quiet entrance into the US. ...
Get a 3-month subscription to Loot Crate for $39.99 - Oct 24, 2014
Geeks and gamers, this one's for you: three boxes of gear and goodies delivered right to your door. Plus: a $99 Windows 8.1 tablet?! ...
Two good reasons to stick with POP3 email over IMAP - Oct 24, 2014
Lately, I’ve noticed quite a few stories and discussions online centering around the always popular debate about whether to use IMAP or POP3 for email. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, IMAP and POP3 are the protocols you use to access...
Listen to music and track runs on Android Wear, no phone needed - Oct 24, 2014
With new Android Wear updates, you no longer need your phone to listen to music or use GPS on your smartwatch. But some restrictions apply. ...
LG G3 Screen powered by in-house 'Nuclun' processor launches in Korea - Oct 24, 2014
LG Electronics has launched its new G3 Screen phablet, powered by its long-awaited, self-designed "Nuclun" application processor in South Korea. ...
Amazon losses widen as it braces for rocky holiday quarter - Oct 24, 2014
The e-commerce company misses Wall Street expectations and reports a third-quarter loss of $437 million. More critically, it warns that its fourth-quarter revenue will also disappoint. ...
iMessage spam deluge traced to knock-offs in China - Oct 24, 2014
Text message spam is best ignored, but when a security researcher followed a trail of deception laid out on Apple's iMessage he became the proud owner of cheap designer accessories from China. ...
Microsoft Lumia device 'coming soon', but cheap phones keep Nokia name - Oct 24, 2014
Microsoft is a step closer to ditching the Nokia name from its Lumia Windows Phones, but will keep the name for entry-level devices. ...
Tomorrow Daily 074: VR moon tours, an 'Avengers 2' trailer analysis, and a real-life Transformer - Oct 24, 2014
On today's show, we discuss virtual reality tours of the moon using Oculus Rift, all the crazy things we spotted in the "Avengers 2: Age of Ultron" trailer, and a real-life Transformer that changes from humanoid to car (just like Optimus...
Amazon takes $170M charge on Fire Phone - Oct 24, 2014
The company discloses that it had $83 million worth of unsold Fire Phones at the end of the third quarter. ...
Friday Poll: How do you like Apple Pay so far? - Oct 24, 2014
Apple Pay has arrived and Touch ID-device owners have had a shot at trying it out. Let us know if you're loving it, hating it or feeling totally indifferent. ...
This is what a Star Wars blaster bolt would look like in real life - Oct 23, 2014
A team of physicists has created a film that shows what a real-life "laser bullet" would look like in action. Hint: it's not like Star Wars. ...
LG G3 Screen powered by in-house 'NUCLUN' AP launches in Korea - Oct 23, 2014
LG Electronics has launched its new G3 Screen phablet, powered by its long-awaited, self-designed "NUCLUN" application processor in South Korea. ...
Crave giveaway: Lemur BlueDriver wireless car diagnostic tool - Oct 23, 2014
Win a portable gadget that monitors your car's performance and delivers diagnostic data straight to your smartphone via Bluetooth. ...
See the Windows 10 Start menu in action - Oct 23, 2014
Take a look at the new and improved Windows 10 Start menu, care of the Windows 10 Technical Preview.
Microsoft tweets 'joke' about raises (really) - Oct 23, 2014
The official Microsoft developer account decides to make fun of CEO Satya Nadella's recent faux-pas in suggesting women shouldn't ask for raises. ...
Microsoft Q1 profit falls 13 percent, weighed down by Nokia unit - Oct 23, 2014
In its second quarter after acquiring Nokia, Microsoft is paying the price for layoffs even as its other divisions continue to grow. ...
AmazonFresh orders soon to arrive from the post office - Oct 23, 2014
The US Postal Service received approval for a market test in San Francisco for its letter carriers to drop off groceries between 3 a.m. and 7 a.m.
Pandora Q3 profit climbs, despite slower listener growth - Oct 23, 2014
The Web's biggest streaming-music service delivers an increase in profit, sales and its expectations for both to come. But active-listener growth kept up its slow slide, distracting investors.
How to watch today's partial solar eclipse - Oct 23, 2014
Here's when and where to experience this rare cosmic event -- and how to do it safely.
Scientists unveil weirdest dinosaur ever seen - Oct 23, 2014
Paleontologists have dug up the rest of a dinosaur whose long arms were found in the '60s. The rest makes it surely the strangest looking creature ever.