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The very first question we at CNET get about Google Glass is: "What [i]is[/i] it?" The next two are "What's it like to wear?" and "Why would you [i]want[/i] to?" The frothing excitement around this prototype, titanium-framed wearable computer has the tech world tripping over itself in a mad dash for Glass access. Ten thousand or more Google Glass units are now shipping to beta testers and winners of the If I Had Glass contest -- for a $1,500 price tag. But the big what, why, and how questions remain. The answer, for now, is simple: Google Glass is Google on your face. These early frames ship with the ability to take the very most recent communications from your smartphone or Google accounts and show them to you in a head-up display. They take phone calls. They send texts, take photos and video, and show maps. They deliver search results. If you've played with Google Now, the Glass interface is strikingly similar. But the sky is the limit for Google and its
[img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3196i3DDE4F7E8564A0ED.jpg[/img] If the current crop of Windows 8 tablets, at least the majority that run Intel's low-power Atom tablet, were put edge to edge in a police lineup, you'd have a hard time telling them apart. Nearly all are virtually identical slabs of glass over black metal and plastic bodies. Upon closer inspection, some have more ports and connections built into their outer edges, but this stylistic similarity indicates a larger issue: they all run essentially the same components inside, namely an Intel Atom Z-series processor, 2GB of RAM, a 10- or 11-inch 1,366x768-pixel touch screen, and either 32GB or 64GB of SSD storage. Despite the similarities, prices can be all over the map, from $499 to $799 for the basic hardware, plus hundreds more for accessories, from docking stands to clip-on keyboards. It's the accessories that help some of these [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] stand out ov
A digital camera that functions like an insect's compound eye is reported in the journal Nature this week. It comprises an array of 180 small lenses, which, along with their associated electronics, are stretched across a curved mounting. The prototype currently has few pixels, so its images are low-resolution. But the device displays an immense depth of field, and a very wide-angle view that avoids the distortion seen in standard camera lenses. The development team, led from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, US, believes its new imaging system could eventually find uses in surveillance and for endoscopic investigations of the human body. [url=http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v497/n7447/full/nature12083.html]In their report[/url], the researchers also suggest such cameras could be fitted to tiny aerial vehicles one day that behaved like robotic insects. At the moment, the "bug-eye" system's vision is comparable to that enjoyed by some ants and beetles. The ex
A new image of what Google's self-driving cars see when it makes a left turn has appeared online. And it bears a striking resemblance to the view the Terminator sees in the classic sci-fi films. The latest shot was tweeted by Idealab's found, Bill Gross and shows the car's 360-degree field of view. Read [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2317594/New-images-Googles-self-driving-cars-world.html]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3178iAA167B9F982441DD.jpg[/img]
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Microsoft is delivering Skype to Outlook.com users' inboxes. A preview, which combines the video chat and messaging service with the tech giant's free e-mail service, is being introduced now to users in the U.K. and will be rolled out to users in the U.S. and Germany "in the coming weeks." Further international expansion is expected this summer, the company announced Monday evening. Microsoft promotes the integration as "less typing, more talking": "Even with the best email service, sometimes text isn't enough," Simon Longbottom, Skype's director of global marketing, wrote in a [url=http://blogs.skype.com/2013/04/29/type-less-talk-more-make-skype-calls-directly-from-your-outlook-com-inbox/#fbid=rovfhtRoSG2]company blog post[/url]. "We all face those situations where it's just easier to jump on a call to talk something through. Sometimes that quick call can accomplish more than a long email reply. That's why we are bringing Skype audio and video callin
[As HTC's new flagship smartphone, the HTC One is packed to the rafters with top-notch components and technologies including some of the latest processing gear from Qualcomm. In addition to being state of the art, the successor to 2012's [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/htc-one-x-at/4505-6452_7-35477659.html]HTC One X[/url] is lovingly crafted from [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57569709-94/htc-one-aims-to-make-good-first-impression-with-all-metal-body/]premium metals[/url], leaving no doubt that the Taiwanese smartphone manufacturer has put a considerable amount of blood, sweat, and tears into this handset.] Read here [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/htc-one/]http://reviews.cnet.com/htc-one/[/url] [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/2770iF3751A493C915759.png[/img]
If three examples of the same thing marks a trend, then we're almost guaranteed to see more systems like the Dell XPS 18. Like the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/sony-vaio-tap-20/4505-3118_7-35477655.html]Sony Vaio Tap 20[/url] and the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/asus-transformer-aio/4505-3118_7-35567072.html]Asus Transformer AIO[/url], the XPS 18 is a hybrid of the all-in-one desktop and the large-format tablet. In practical terms, that means this is an all-in-one PC with a built-in battery that detaches from its included stand. You can keep it docked, in which case it's virtually indistinguishable from other AIO systems, or pick the 18-inch display up and go from room to room, or farther if you're feeling bold. Why would you want to do that? We've found existing tablets to be very useful for quick information gathering or showing off photos and media, but too small for really sharing efficiently with a group (say, a family). Unlike a large all-in-one desktop screen-s
[Samsung has absolutely [i]stuffed[/i] its [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]Galaxy S4's[/url] 13-megapixel camera with settings and modes, but none of that matters if the phone's image quality can't stand up to the hype. And so, here is a smartphone shootout between the Galaxy S4's top [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]Android[/url] rival, the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/htc-one/]HTC One[/url], and another beacon of smartphone photographic excellence, the [url=http://www.cnet.com/iphone-5/]iPhone 5[/url]. One important thing to note is that all three phones have very different sensors. The Galaxy S4 hosts a 13-megapixel camera, and the [url=http://www.cnet.com/iphone-5/]iPhone 5[/url] has an 8-megapixel shooter. For its part, the HTC One has what it calls an UltraPixel Camera, which is actually a [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57569991-94/htc-explains-why-4-megapixels-are-better-than-8/]4-megapixel camera[/url]. Although there aren't a lot of other specific
iPhone owners have always had a variety of cases and covers to choose from, but the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-review/]Samsung Galaxy S3[/url] and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]S4 [/url]are among the few ultrapopular Android smartphones that have spurred cottage industries of cases and covers. In boiling down the best of what's currently out there, I tried to provide a good mix of well-designed, affordable cases with more expensive models that offer some unique attributes. One thing to watch for when buying cases these days is that you can come across pricier products from better-known brands that sell under unknown brand names for much less (yes, factories in China are churning these out and the same reference designs appear to be available for purchase for whomever comes along and buys them). Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57581900-251/best-samsung-galaxy-s4-cases/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webro
In [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-3121_7-57580761-220/living-with-chromebook-giving-googles-os-a-second-chance/]the first part of our Living with Chromebook series[/url], I outlined the initial hardware and account setup required to use a laptop running Google's Chrome OS. In this second installment, the focus is on productivity. For my long-form Chromebook test-drive, I'm spending most of my computing time with the [url=http://www.cnet.com/laptops/hp-pavilion-chromebook-14/4505-3121_7-35602330.html]HP Pavilion 14 Chromebook[/url]. Like the smaller 11- and 12-inch Chromebooks we've reviewed, it operates almost entirely within the Chrome Web browser, which looks and feels the same as the [url=http://download.cnet.com/Google-Chrome/3000-2356_4-10881381.html]Chrome Web browser[/url] you may be using right now on your Windows or [url=http://download.cnet.com/Google-Chrome/3000-2356_4-75205983.html]Mac OS[/url] computer. That makes for a familiar experience in some ways, as many of us ha
The development of new chips that deliver zippier performance, smoother gaming, faster Web surfing, and longer-lasting battery life will soon make their way into new [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]Android[/url] tablets. While the chips themselves -- and the high-end [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] that will house them -- have yet to be released, [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57580366-251/why-your-next-android-tablet-will-be-more-powerful]we have it on good authority[/url] that they'll deliver on their promise. Gaming is an increasingly popular way tablet owners are spending time with their devices, and chip makers are paying attention. The gaming experience on Android tablets has improved in just the last year, and it's bound to only get faster, smoother, and prettier (and hopefully even more fun). As of yet, however, the new chips don't have confirmed release dates, but if you're looking for an Android tablet that can deliver impressive graphic
Researchers have unveiled a shape shifting paper thin mobile phone that curls up when a call is received. It contains 'smart memory' wires in a thin plastic display. When a current is applied to them, they contract, causing the display to curl. The handset, dubbed the morephone, was built by a Canadian team using a plastic display built by British firm Plastic Logic. 'This is another step in the direction of radically new interaction techniques afforded by smartphones based on thin film, flexible display technologies' says Roel Vertegaal, director of the human media lab at Queen’s University, who developed the system. Read [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2316534/The-shape-changing-mobile-phone-curls-trembles-text.html]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3136iC149DC30FD832A5D.jpg[/img]
One of my favorite features on the HTC One is its camera. Beyond the picture quality, which is great, HTC really went the extra mile to pack in a bunch of cool software extras. Two of these extras that really caught my eye are called Sequence Shot and Zoe, and you can see them in action in the [url=http://cnettv.cnet.com/take-creative-photos-htc-one/9742-1_53-50145563.html]above video[/url]. Using the Sequence Shot feature allows you to composite multiple images into one picture. The trick to this one is to hold still and fire off a bunch of snapshots by holding down the camera button. This will create a self-contained batch of images which you edit with the Retouch option, selecting Sequence from the submenu. After the HTC One does a little processing, it will give you a composite of what it thinks are the best photos to make up your sequence. By tapping the photos on the bottom, you can take them in or out of the sequence. When you have it the way you want, tap the Done button, then
OK, this is on the seriously geeky side, but if you're keeping tabs on all things Google Glass, you'll want to know that the software kernel underlying the high-tech spectacles is now publicly available. The blog Karthik's Geek Center noted Saturday that the kernel source code for [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] has been posted to the [url=https://code.google.com/p/google-glass-kernel-source/]Google Code site[/url], ready for download. The brief writeup there say's that's "unlikely to be the permanent home" for the code, which should end up being relocated to a spot adjacent to "other [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]android[/url] kernel source releases relatively soon." The 65.7MB file -- described as a [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tar_%28file_format%29]"tarball file,"[/url] or a compendium of sorts -- for the code has been downloaded 3,506 times since it was uploaded to the site just over 24 hours ago. It's avail
[b]April 27, 2013 7:42 AM[/b] [b] [/b] [img]http://venturebeat.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/do-not-track-me.png?w=558&h=9999&crop=0[/img] If you are one of the many people horrified about [url=http://venturebeat.com/2013/03/04/online-tracking/]the privacy-invading nature of the tracking cookie[/url], her’s some solace: It may not have long to live. According to Paul Cimino, [url=http://www.brilig.com/]vice president at ad marketplace Brilig[/url], the tracking cookie has, at most, five years of life left. “I think it will take five years to kill it. At that point, it’ll be like birds chirping and flowers blooming because we’ll find some kind of value proposition that allows consumers to trust us and opt into personalization. I term it, tailor don’t target,” [url=http://www.adexchanger.com/data-exchanges/the-cookie-has-five-years-left-says-merkles-paul-cimino/]Cimino told AdExchanger.[/url] While you may not be quite sure what an ad tr
It's official. Intel's fourth-generation core "Haswell" processor will arrive on June 3. Expect a crush of desktops, laptops, convertibles, detachables, and [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/tablets/]tablets[/url] to ensue. "In approximately 3,337,200,000,000,000 nanoseconds, Intel will reveal all there is to know about the highly anticipated 4th generation Intel Core processor family," Intel said in a statement Friday. That's June 3 in the U.S. and June 4 in Taiwan, where it will be rolled out at [url=http://www.computextaipei.com.tw/]Computex[/url]. Haswell is mostly about better battery life and, to a lesser extent, about improved graphics performance. So, expect, for instance, Haswell laptops that last longer -- maybe a lot longer if other power-saving technologies are also used -- than today's latest and greatest offerings. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1001_3-57581633-92/intel-confirms-haswell-chip-intro-at-computex/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt
If you've always wanted a pair of HD digital binoculars, you could very well get some without shelling out the big bucks. A new smartphone accessory called [url=http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1409008983/snapzoom-the-universal-smartphone-scope-adapter]Snapzoom[/url] allows you to mate your smartphone camera with the optical scope of a pair of binoculars, dramatically increasing the reach of your handset. The [url=http://www.cnet.com/iphone-5/]iPhone 5[/url], for instance, would get its normal 33mm focal length boosted to 330mm on a 10x spotting scope. Compatible with most smartphones (with or without a case), the Snapzoom can be mounted on all single- and dual-eyepiece scopes, which include the usual binoculars, spotting scopes, telescopes, and even microscopes. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581704-1/snapzoom-accessory-gives-smartphones-a-telephoto-boost/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3108i6BC12029B4F4A377.jpg[/
[The future of Windows 8 laptops is clear: they'll all have touch screens. Touch technology is becoming increasingly affordable, and it's a helpful, some would say necessary, way to experience [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/windows/microsoft-windows-8/4505-3672_7-35321713.html]Windows 8[/url]. In the present, that still means manufacturers going through their back catalogs and popping touch into old designs. Sometimes that works, and sometimes it just feels like what it is: shoehorning. Lenovo makes some excellently designed laptops. The IdeaPad Z400 Touch doesn't feel like one of them. A thick body, a less-than-impressive-feeling keyboard and touch pad, and basic mainstream specs add up to a laptop that feels generic. It does have a 14-inch touch screen, but so what? So do many new laptops. The Z400 Touch has a DVD drive, and a large 1TB hard drive. It doesn't have bumped-up graphics, though, or a more workhorse-level processor. For its price -- about $700 depending on where you buy it
Within hours of Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt's revelation that apps for [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57581572-93/eric-schmidt-admits-talking-to-google-glass-can-be-weird/]Google Glass[/url] will require Google's approval, a renowned hacker/developer has shattered the notion of locked-down Glass. More specifically, Jay Freeman -- aka "Saurik" -- has jailbroken it. Freeman is also the creator of the popular Cydia app store for jailbroken iOS devices, and he [url=https://twitter.com/saurik/statuses/327856986278477824]tweeted[/url] a photo Friday afternoon that's apparently a capture of the "Device info" dialog for the pair of Glass he purchased from Google as a developer. It describes the device as "Jailbroken ;P" Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581724-1/as-schmidt-speaks-of-caution-google-glass-gets-hacked/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3100i8ECD1DFA9010AE5D.jpg[/img] Shatt
I have a technical problem with my password management feature. Webroot is not recognizing my email address, despite the fact that I repeatedly attempted to use it, but each time it was rejected as unrecognizable. So, I sent a ticket to Webroot technical support at 9:50 a.m. eastern time. No response. So, I called tech support at about 2:45 p.m. eastern time and was told by a voice recording that there was better than an hour's wait. I was placed on hold and listened to the music. Half an hour later, I was disconnected. Not good, folks.
Group Play is one of the most social new features on [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/smartphones/samsung-galaxy-s4/4505-6452_7-35627724.html]Samsung's Galaxy S4 smartphone[/url]. Open it up and it essentially turns a group of nearby Galaxy S4 phones into a network. What can you do on that network? Share photos and documents, blast music across devices like an integrated speaker system, and host a multiplayer game, like a poker tournament. See [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/2300-6452_7-10016639-1.html]here[/url].
With the Galaxy S4, Samsung clinches its goal of global smartphone domination. The supercharged Android 4.2 Jelly Bean device may look like a toy compared with the stunning [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/htc-one/]HTC One[/url] and the dapper [url=http://www.cnet.com/iphone-5/]iPhone 5[/url]. But taken together, its blazing quad-core processor, colorful 5-inch HD screen, sharp-shooting 13-megapixel camera, and mile-high stack of software extras make the Galaxy S4 the most powerful superphone anywhere in the world. What does the Galaxy S4 have? A better question is: what [i]doesn't[/i] it have? There's the 1080p screen, zippy processing speeds that are [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57581021-251/samsung-galaxy-s4-has-the-fastest-gaming-graphics-of-any-phone/]ideal for gaming[/url], and an IR blaster that can control your TV. Then there's the parade of camera tricks that cram action shots into one scene, use both front and back cameras, and film a video in slow-mo. The GS4 can ha
It's been nearly 10 months since the highly successful [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s3-review/]Samsung Galaxy S3[/url] was first released in the U.S., and in a [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57581154-251/sprint-t-mobile-feel-samsung-galaxy-s4-delay-woes/]few more days[/url], the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/samsung-galaxy-s4/]Galaxy S4[/url]will be sold online and in several retail stores across the U.S. With a 5-inch HD screen, a 13-megapixel camera, and either a quad- or octa-core processor (the U.S. will get the former), the GS4 is dressed to the nines with hardware goods. So how does it stack up against its current competition? Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-6452_7-57574225/samsung-galaxy-s4-vs-iphone-5-htc-one-and-blackberry-z10/]here[/url].
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