Apple will unveil its next-generation iPhone at an event on Tuesday, October 4, according to a report on AllThingsD, a Wall Street Journal blog network.
Police here have opened an investigation into the search of a man's home by Apple employees, an official said Wednesday.
CNN's Dan Simon reports on Apple's efforts to track down a suspected prototype for the iPhone 5.
Police officials said they helped Apple investigators, who searched a man's home here recently.
Here's a theory: Maybe there's some sort of connection between drinking and losing things?
A hacking group said it has retaliated for the arrests of its members by attacking the websites of more than 70 U.S. law enforcement institutions and releasing 10 gigabytes of information.
A report claiming Internet Explorer users scored lower on IQ tests than users of other Web browsers turns out to have been an elaborate hoax.
Electronics are a bargain hunter's heaven (even after the Japanese earthquakes, tech firms absorbed higher costs without raising prices). You can always count on manufacturers to improve their products every nine to 12 months -- and prices to decline as each model nears the end of its life cycle. To make room for all this new stuff, retailers rid their shelves of older gadgets before they become obsolete.
Ah, the what-do-I-do-about-this frustration of science.
One of our Twitter followers put it best:
CNN's John Sutter and Lisa Respers France duke it out over whether to shop online or hit the mall this holiday season.
More cell phones have more features and capabilities than ever -- but often the tradeoff is shorter battery life. This is especially true of smartphones. I know many, many users of all kinds of smartphones, and it's rare that they get a full day of use out of a full charge.
Dell Inspiron Duo, the hybrid tablet that flips open to become a netbook, is due for a launch next week, CNET has learned from sources familiar with the matter.
Google TV has the network television industry's attention.
Google has no plans to resume using its Street View cars to collect information about the location of Wi-Fi networks, a practice that led to a flurry of privacy probes after the company said it unintentionally captured fragments of unencrypted data.
Many of Facebook's most popular apps are sharing personally identifiable information of their users with dozens of advertising and Internet-tracking companies, in violation of the social-networking giant's own rules, according to a Wall Street Journal report.
Last week I offered some eco-friendly cell phone tips for people looking to save energy when they communicate.
Facebook denied a story published this weekend that says the company is "building a mobile phone," but CNET has confirmed that the social-networking giant has reached out to hardware manufacturers and carriers seeking input on a potential Facebook-branded phone.
The long-rumored geolocation "check-in" feature at Facebook is slated to debut within weeks, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNET.
Cryptography expert Bruce Schneier used to write his passwords down on a slip of paper and keep it in his wallet. Today, he uses a free Windows password-storage tool called Password Safe that he designed five years ago and released into the open-source community.
A new feature within Twitter's Facebook app that lets users find who among their friends has a Twitter account has been put on ice by Facebook.
Whether they're waiting in line Thursday for a new iPhone 4 or grabbing other recent smartphone offerings such as the Droid Incredible or Microsoft's Kin, plenty of folks will be saying goodbye to their old phones in coming days.
One of the clear winners to emerge from Steve Jobs' formal unveiling of the iPhone 4 on Monday was the game development community. With major new features like a gyroscope, a better screen, a better antenna and a better camera, developers have a slew of new tools to use in making their games.
Something that has begun to drive me batty in the past few years are the buttons on modern day gadgets.
Apple pressed local police to investigate the loss of a next-generation iPhone a day after Gizmodo published photographs, telling investigators that the prototype was so valuable, a price could not be placed on it, according to court documents made public Friday.
Earning badges and climbing a ladder of "levels" used to be the respective domains of Boy Scouts and devoted video gamers. No more: It's officially the hottest craze in social-media marketing to make your customers think they're playing a game.
San Mateo County prosecutors are defending the search of a Gizmodo.com editor's home and seizure of his computers that are part of a criminal investigation into an iPhone prototype lost by an Apple employee.
A 10-minute YouTube video called "The Yippity Yo Cooking Show" falls somewhere to the left of "Saturday Night Live" at its most surreal: The host, "Zaylee Jean," alternates between extreme seriousness and manic outbursts, with diction so slurred that it's subtitled (in the cartoonish Comic Sans font).
A Hollywood production company films little kids reenacting "Scarface" as if they were performing in a school play.
When it comes to 3D television, I don't see it. Literally. The technology that's supposed to convince me that a 3D image exists when I look at a 2D screen doesn't work for me.
Software giant Microsoft apologized Wednesday for the apparent bad judgment that led to the head of a black model being swapped for that of a white model in an online advertisement.
At a hacker conference no one is safe.
Large Internet companies spend millions on consultants and technology trying to get their sites to rank among the highest results on Google. Everyone else has to rely on the poor man's search-engine optimization: the link exchange.
Shia LaBeouf and Michael Cera are both being sought to play CEO Mark Zuckerberg
When it comes to downloading software from the Internet, I'm always getting conflicting advice from my geeky friends. Knowing my technological ignorance, some tell me that I should never download anything from the Web (recommending only boxed software from the store). Others say some software's okay to download -- but I should be aware of the dangers. How am I supposed to know where to begin identifying the difference? I'm lost!
A 15-year-old has created a free-music service by harnessing YouTube's vast library of music videos.
If your business has an online presence, picking a Web host is one of the most critical decisions you'll make. The host manages the servers on which your site will run and literally has control of your company's connection to its customers.
As 130,000 techies converge on Las Vegas this week for the 42nd annual International Consumer Electronics Show, they're encountering an industry that's anxious about marketing high-tech gadgets in a tightwad economy.
Editors' note: This review is part of CNET's Holiday 2008 Retail Laptop Roundup, covering specific new configurations of popular laptops that can be found in retail stores.
At CNET when we review one size DTV in the same series we often don't review another, but we're making an exception in the case of the LG 60PG60.
Its shape and feature set will be familiar to anyone who's seen other Pavilion dv6000 series laptops, but the Special Edition HP Pavilion dv6985se stands out for two reasons.
Sonos has been around since 2005, when the small company introduced its first multiroom digital music system to glowing reviews (including a CNET.com Editors' Choice Award).
Halsey Minor is amped up. Maybe it's the Red Bull on the rocks he's been downing for two hours in the living room of his Virginia farmhouse this summer night. Regardless, after playing cat and mouse with this reporter for weeks, the co-founder of CNET, who netted $200 million selling his stake in the Internet's first journalism venture of consequence, is running through a rapid-fire update on his life.
Question: How can I attract more customers to my retail boutique without spending a lot of money? - Tony Gim, Naples, Fla.
Most budget-friendly midsize laptops feature 15.4-inch screens that, while good for watching movies, can be a burden to schlep around campus.
The Canon PowerShot SD750 is one of the most popular cameras on CNET, so how do you top it? Well, with a couple of the standard enhancements, for one.
With its bold $1.8 billion purchase of CNET, CBS is making a play for ad dollars that are shifting to the Internet. But the company may be paying too much for a network of Web sites that won't address the conglomerate's main problem: an over-reliance on advertising dollars as a source of revenue.
Stock futures were higher Thursday as better-than-expected results from retailer J.C. Penney and video rental chain Blockbuster offset a weak reading on the U.S. job market.
It's no exaggeration to say that a large chunk of my early winter was wasted trying to buy a wide-screen TV. After finishing my basement with the explicit goal of turning an empty concrete space into a Wii-playing, movie-watching, comfy-couch-laden rec room, I knew that the TV had to be really big and really flat, with good but not top-of-the-line picture and features. Easy enough.
Sometimes less is more, and that seems to be the approach Pharos is taking with its Pharos Drive GPS 250. The entry-level in-car GPS offers simplicity and ease of use with a minimalist design and interface, and all the basic navigation features are there, with the bonus of text-to-speech functionality.
At CNET, we take HDTV power consumption seriously, which helps explain our excitement when Philips announced its Eco TV. The 42-inch, 1080p resolution, flat-panel LCD, model 42PFL5603D (due in March, $1,399 MSRP), is packed with power-saving features.
In its first appearance, CounterSpy was the only antispyware product that correctly identified every piece of spyware in our current active-detection test. It did very well in active scanning, on-demand detection, and complete spyware removal. We also like its overall look and feel.
Investors appeared ready Tuesday to shrug off the recent wave of credit worries and oil once again near record highs, as stocks were poised to open higher.
The $90 Targus Corporate Traveler means serious business. The ballistic-nylon, briefcase-style case looks ready to survive the bumps and knocks of even the most aggressive travel schedule, which isn't to say that the bag is all utility with no style.
The Linksys WRT350N with Storage Link router is the next step up from the company's WRT300N router. Based on Draft 2.0 of the 802.11n spec, it's a standard four-port Gigabit Ethernet router that also serves up a USB port for sharing the contents of a USB hard drive or flash drive across the network.
Several reporters and their family members have sued Hewlett-Packard Co. and some of its officers, their lawyer said in a statement, alleging the technology giant violated their privacy in a hunt for the source of boardroom leaks.
The latest search at Google had nothing to do with the Internet or lucrative ads. It had to do with a three-foot python that was loose in its New York offices.
PCTools Spyware Doctor is one of the last independent antispyware apps on the market, and, until this recent release, was one of the better choices.
If laptop heat is a major problem for you, it may be time to move beyond simple passive laptop desks into the realm of powered devices.
U.S. stocks were set to open slightly higher Tuesday, just before the start of a two-day meeting of Federal Reserve policy makers in Washington.
Two more CEOs hit by the scandal over stock options stepped down Wednesday, highlighting the risk to companies - and investors - stung by the backdating bullet.
Stocks pared early losses but remained in the red near midday Wednesday after disappointing profit numbers unnerved investors at the start of the third-quarter earnings season.
Investors have grown wary of the Internet colossuses.
NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - Round and round the Internet merger wheel goes. Where it stops, nobody knows.
Google Inc. has blacklisted all CNET reporters for a year, after the popular technology news website published personal information of one of Google's founders in a story about growing privacy concerns for the Internet search engine, according to a CNET statement.
The audio and video search engine unit of America Online has signed deals with a number of content providers, including CNN, according to a published report.
Microsoft is developing a new version of Windows for companies that want to better secure their older machines, allowing them to upgrade without buying new ones, according to an industry source.
Investors could get a lift Friday from a reported agreement between Time Warner and Comcast to buy Adelphia Communications as well as a continued decline in oil prices.
Most entrepreneurs can't bear to part with their companies. But the folks behind Webshots can't seem to stop selling theirs. Andrew Laakmann, 35, Nicholas Wilder, 32, and Narendra Rocherolle, 36, c...
In late 2000, CNET Networks CEO Shelby Bonnie was running a business few would have envied: an online media empire that relied on the dying banner ad for nearly all of its revenue. It would be easy...
It's amazing what buying a home does to you. There's the status change from renter to homeowner. I admit, I find it somewhat laughable, since the bank owns most of it, but let's not fight over a few pennies.
In the go-go '90s venture capitalists were compared, favorably, to the junk-bond merchants of the '80s. Now, saddled with startups worth no more than a bottle of Advil, and with fewer opportunities...
Dice.com No, this isn't the home page for the shock comic Andrew "Dice" Clay or a place to shoot craps. Dice is merely a place to post your tech-related job openings--it, in turn, advertises them o...
I hate traveling with a laptop. Even the lightest models are bulky and heavy, especially when you add batteries, power cords and an external Zip drive (which I like to bring along to back up my fil...
Services alone do not make a small business portal. These sites have always tried to keep you abreast of news that might affect your business and offer advice on how to run it. With so many sites s...
Call it a December storm. The FORTUNE e-50 lost another 12.2% in the three weeks ended Jan. 3, even with Greenspan's surprise rate cut on the last day of the cycle. WebMD stopped its 11-month slide...
Calling the past few months a sobering experience for investors in technology stocks is a massive understatement. A head-splitting hangover is more apt. Anyone with stock in companies such as Price...
FORTUNE writers and editors talked to some leading technology-industry players about the recent downturn in the market: Does this signal a long-term decline? we asked. Will the industry rebound? Ar...
Take a deep breath. Things don't seem to be getting any worse on Wall Street, at least not right now. Better-than-expected third-quarter earnings brought the carnage to a stop, and the FORTUNE e-50...
Some people have house envy. Some, fast-car envy. Me? I have tech envy. Teeny-tiny cell phones. Indigo iMacs. That new digital Elph. But I've learned that price is only the first hurdle to cross. F...
Remember when fashionistas deemed Manolo Blahniks the must-have, cool item for stylish women? Those sleek five-inch spiked heels sure made your legs look goooood, didn't they? But just try teeterin...
Dwayne Walker is CEO of ShopNow.com. He started his career as a techie writing software at Hughes Aircraft and then spent seven years at Microsoft. He has run the online marketplace since 1996.
Advertising is an industry that thrives on superlatives, but to put it bluntly, Madison Avenue has never seen a boom as explosive, spectacular, and sudden as the Great Dot-Com Ad Boom of 1999! Ads ...
I was interviewing Halsey Minor, but he was asking me a question: "What do you think CNET needs?" CNET is the Internet company Minor founded in 1992 and still runs as CEO. Answering his question wa...
Kim Miller is vice president for Internet strategies for macys.com, the online shop of the well-known department store. Established in 1996, macys.com offers more than 250,000 products on its site....
Most of the time I spent visiting with Halsey Minor was perfectly amicable. As the young CEO of CNET showed me around the bright-yellow work spaces of his San Francisco Internet company, we chatted...
By most standards SportsLine USA is a new-media success story. It's the second most popular sports site on the Internet, behind ESPN. It benefits from a valuable alliance with CBS Sports. Its ad re...
Ever since Tandy introduced the first laptop in 1983--the TRS-80 model 100, with no hard drive and only a 24K sliver of RAM, barely enough for a large text file or small photo today--the portable P...
Given that tech stocks were hammered in August 31's stock selloff, you might expect people in Silicon Valley to be a little bummed out. But that, as I discovered when I went hunting for sob stories...
If you weren't spending most of the past year reading computer trade rags, you may have missed the point at which Silicon Valley redefined your everyday Web "search engine" as a "portal." Sounds me...
When December quarterly earnings from companies like Yahoo, Excite, and CNET are released in the next few weeks, don't be surprised if it looks as if the Internet's prayers for stronger advertising...
For starters, let's grant that the commercial promise of the Internet remains great. Neil Weintraut, a former Hambrecht & Quist analyst now turned venture capitalist, may well be right when he says...
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In the first three years of putting together this act, we identified Avid Technologies, Cisco Systems, and Netscape as cool companies. We also gave the nod to Thinking Machines, a maker of supercom...
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