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CNET Lenovo IdeaPad Z400 Touch review: Touch shoehorned into an everyday laptop
[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
As Schmidt speaks of caution, Google Glass gets hacked
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
Technical Support Problems
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 makes a party
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].
CNET - Samsung Galaxy S4 review: The everything phone for (almost) everyone
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
Samsung Galaxy S4 vs. iPhone 5, HTC One, and BlackBerry Z10
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].
CNET - BlackBerry Q10 review: The BlackBerry for keyboard diehards
Say hello to the BlackBerry Q10, which offers a larger and more spacious QWERTY keyboard and a fresh infusion of the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/blackberry-10-os/]BlackBerry 10.1 operating system[/url]. It builds on the greatness of past BlackBerry messaging machines, yet blends this with modern smartphone software powerful enough to run multiple apps at once without skipping a beat. It also surfs Web sites like a champ and has a battery that goes the distance. Of course, the BlackBerry ecosystem lacks a wide app selection, but the Q10's hybrid approach should satisfy traditional BlackBerry addicts who crave a practical upgrade. Exact pricing and availability aren't locked down, but the Q10 will be sold by AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and Sprint, with a suggested price of $249. Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/blackberry-q10/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3012i37DA247061C073E3.jpg[/img] The Q10 can operate multiple applications at on
Telepathy One aims to compete with Google Glass
The Telepathy One is no Google Glass. And supposedly, it's not trying to be. Demonstrated at an event in New York City, the Telepathy One is a wearable headset developed in Japan, intended on being part of the very same emerging industry as Google Glass. It has a built-in camera and floating microdisplay, much like [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/google-glass/]Google Glass[/url] and the [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/specialized-electronics-accessories/vuzix-smart-glasses-m100/4505-7847_7-35536668.html]Vuzix M100 Smartglasses[/url]. The biggest difference between it and Google Glass, besides specs, might be one of scope. Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/camcorders/telepathy-one/4505-9340_7-35734227.html]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3010i1F45AE524E8DB666.jpg[/img] Telepathy founder Takahito Iguchi with his translator in New York.
LG eyes flexible OLED-equipped smartphone for Q4
LG will be launching a device featuring a flexible OLED display sometime later this year. Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1035_3-57581349-94/lg-eyes-flexible-oled-equipped-smartphone-for-q4/]here[/url]. [img]https://d1qy7qyune0vt1.cloudfront.net/webroot-en/attachment/3008i836283341CFA5479.jpg[/img] A flexible OLED display inside protective covering.
May 21: New Xbox Reveal
Nintendo started the age of 'next-gen' gaming consoles when it released its [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wii_U]Wii U[/url] back in November 2012. While it was the first Nintendo console to support high-def graphics, calling it 'next-gen' is somewhat misleading considering the fact that spec-wise, it just barely outperforms the current Xbox 360 and PS3. That, coupled with reports of buggy-ness, mixed reviews, and disappointing sales numbers, led most people to overlook the console and wait for the 'big-dogs' to make their announcements as we kicked off a new year. Albeit a bit Murky, Sony [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/What-the-Tech-is-going-on-in-the-world-today/m-p/27410/highlight/true#M452]made their announcement back in February[/url]. But until now, the good majority of video game news surrounded a slew of Xbox rumors, most of which infuriated customers, spurred [url=https://community.webroot.com/t5/Techie/No-more-used-games-Wrong-Answer-says-GameStop/m-p/
Making the change from iPhone to Android as easy as possible
[Moving your stuff from your iPhone to an Android phone doesn't have to be exceptionally laborious. Here's how you can make that transition smoothly.] Read [url=http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39-57580774-285/making-the-change-from-iphone-to-android-as-easy-as-possible/]here[/url].
Google joins FIDO's crusade to replace passwords
[In the face of rampant weak password selection, group aims to replace passwords for identity authentication when logging into Web sites and online accounts.] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1009_3-57581088-83/google-joins-fidos-crusade-to-replace-passwords/]here[/url].
Smart pajamas read your kids a bedtime story
[Get ready to scan your children. The timeless onesie's getting a digital upgrade with a set of jammies that link to stories and lullabies on a smart device.] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-57581071-1/smart-pajamas-read-your-kids-a-bedtime-story/]here[/url].
New Maserati Ghibli
A "poorer" brother of Ferrari, Maserati marque unveiled their [url=http://www.autocar.co.uk/car-news/shanghai-auto-show/maserati-ghibli-shanghai-motor-show-2013]new gun[/url] against Mercedes Benz E-class and BMW 5-series. Look at the pictures, it's a typical Italian design. No sharp edges, fluently flowing design which is highly aerodynamically effective, coupled with the strong engines under the hood and with the latest technologic innovations, it seems the car to beat. I am afraid MB and BMW will not have a quiet sleep. Serves them right!!! :p
Hack your Android like a pro: Rooting and ROMs explained
[For all of the flexibility and customization that comes with an Android device, there are still plenty of restrictions in place. While Android technically is an open-source platform, the final product is still the result of a phone-maker's skin, the carrier or manufacturer's preloaded software, or even sometimes, a few disabled features. There isn't anything wrong with most out-of-the-box experiences, but more daring and tech-savvy users who tire of being at the mercy and discretion of carriers and handset makers might be interested in pushing their [url=http://www.cnet.com/android-atlas/]Android[/url] devices to new limits. This is where the practice known as rooting comes into play.] Read [url=http://reviews.cnet.com/8301-19736_7-57578709-251/hack-your-android-like-a-pro-rooting-and-roms-explained/]here[/url].
Google will brick Google Glasses if owners resell or loan them out
[Terms of service warn users that their $1,500 high-tech specs will be deactivated if they try to resell or loan them to another person.] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-1023_3-57580159-93/google-will-brick-google-glasses-if-owners-resell-or-loan-them-out/]here[/url]. Thought as some are developers here in the Community, they should know about this important point of terms of service , if they were the lucky recipients of the Explorer Edition.:)
Image leaks of lower-cost iPhone with plastic case
[The alleged image shows a white iPhone with a plastic backing, following earlier reports that Apple might try to sell a cheaper handset without the aluminum finish in its previous devices.] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-13579_3-57580243-37/image-leaks-of-lower-cost-iphone-with-plastic-case/]here[/url].
Microsoft working on 'small touch devices' running Windows
[Microsoft has all but confirmed long-standing rumors that it is working on a 7- or 8-inch Windows-powered tablet.] Read [url=http://news.cnet.com/8301-10805_3-57580358-75/microsoft-working-on-small-touch-devices-running-windows/]here[/url]. I like 7 inch tablets. And Windows 7" tablets would be great.:)
Apple no longer the world's most valuable public company
[list] [*]Share price fall blamed on rumours that production is being reduced [*]Apple lost position as the world's most valuable company to Exxon Mobil [*]Shares fell below $400 for the first time since December 2011 [*]Apple's market share has peaked and profit margins will fall as competition forces them to lower their prices claim analysts[/list]Read [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2311009/Apple-loses-worlds-valuable-company-crown-shares-slump-400-time-16-months.html]here[/url].
Amazon accused of misleading shoppers with bogus savings claims
[list] [*]Amazon, Argos and Currys advertised massive savings on appliances [*]But they are accused of inflating RRPs to make them look like bargains [*]Canon camera said to be £130 cheaper than usual but it was actually £30[/list]Read [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2311082/Amazon-accused-misleading-shoppers-bogus-savings-claims-exaggerated-300.html]here[/url].
Tweet, sweet music: Twitter app recommends tunes based on your messages and which artists you follow
[Twitter has released a music service to recommend music to users. The service works with Apple's iTunes and online services Spotify and Rdio to let people listen to music it thinks they will like. It analyses tweets to find out which songs users most frequently talk about, and also lets users see what music artists themselves are listening to.] Read [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-2311080/Musical-tweets-Twitter-reveals-music-service-recommend-new-bands.html]here[/url].
TalkTalk fined £750,000 for making 9,000 silent calls to potential customers in less than two months
[list] [*]TalkTalk breached the maximum number silent calls four times in 2011 [*]Ofcom said silent and abandoned calls can cause 'annoyance and distress' [*]Two call centres identified as the source of the problem with abandoned calls[/list] Read [url=http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2310991/TalkTalk-fined-750-000-making-9-000-silent-calls-potential-customers-months.html]here[/url].
Microsoft's Windows 8 Plan B(lue): Bring back the Start button, boot to desktop
Microsoft may be moving toward bringing back the Start Button and allowing users to boot straight to the desktop with its coming Windows 8.1 release later this year.[url=http://www.zdnet.com/microsofts-windows-8-plan-blue-bring-back-the-start-button-boot-to-desktop-7000014075/]Full article[/url]. I thought it could be of interest of those Community members who use Win 8 :D
CNET review : Nokia Lumia 520 - One of the best budget phones around
When Nokia first unveiled its [url=http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones/nokia-lumia-520-review-50010925/]Nokia Lumia 520[/url] this past February, the Windows Phone proved that Nokia could achieve new lows. That's only when it comes to price, though, not features. As CNET UK discovered while [url=http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones/nokia-lumia-520-review-50010925/]fully reviewing the Lumia 520[/url], Nokia has managed to create a very inexpensive handset that will sell in the U.K. for about 100 pounds at full retail price. In U.S. currency, that translates to just under $200 without a contract. Read here [url=http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57579109-85/nokia-lumia-520-review-one-of-the-best-budget-phones-around/]http://www.cnet.com/8301-17918_1-57579109-85/nokia-lumia-520-review-one-of-the-best-budget-phones-around/ [/url] and full review here [url=http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones/nokia-lumia-520-review-50010925/]http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones/nokia-lumia-52
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