Low Latency is a weekly comic on CNET's Crave blog written by CNET editor and podcast host Jeff Bakalar and illustrated by Blake Stevenson. Be sure to check Crave every Friday at 8 a.m. PT for new panels! Want more? Here's every Low Latency comic so far.
Thesis Generator will help you put together a basic thesis statement, but it's not as robust as you might expect. It can't detect changes in parts of speech or grammar and the thesis statements it creates are incredibly rudimentary. Still, the app can be a great starting point if you don't know where to begin writing a five-paragraph essay.
With Thesis Generator you can easily create a thesis statement with just a few taps. You choose one of two essay styles -- persuasive or analytical -- insert ideas and evidence, and then the app turns all your … Read more
The National Security Agency's domestic spying efforts have been all over the news for months. Because it can't listen in to absolutely everybody's electronic missives, the NSA allegedly uses a database of keywords to trigger surveillance. It just so happens that those words make for some interesting poetry.
The NSA Haiku Generator is a Web site that spits out automated poems in the classic 5-7-5 syllable format. It feeds off NSA keywords and pulls from a Department of Homeland Security keyword list.… Read more
A video game delay is nothing new in this business. But five weeks out from launch? That's a bit disconcerting.
Nevertheless, Ubisoft's open-world hacking game, the same title that made a huge splash all the way back at E3 2012, now won't see the light of day until the spring of 2014 -- April 1 at the earliest. All this according to a post by GameSpot, which also details the statement direct from Ubisoft:"Our ambition from the start with Watch Dogs has been to deliver something that embodies what we wanted to see in the … Read more
Apple's next iPad appears to be on display in full view in a series of high-resolution photos leaked online.
Popping up on the Web site of known Apple leaker Sonny Dickson, the new photos display what appears to be the next-generation iPad in space gray, one of the colors available for the iPhone 5S.
The alleged images also show off the new thin design of the fifth-gen iPad, a trait borrowed from the iPad Mini. The full gallery displays the tablet from various angles, revealing the back casing, the sides, and even parts of the interior.
Previous images leaked … Read more
Apple's fifth-generation iPad may take its color cues from the iPhone 5S.
Photos of casings and other components allegedly of the iPad 5 reveal two color schemes -- space gray and silver. Along with gold, those same two colors have been adopted by the new iPhone 5S. The images come from Sonny Dickson, who's become famous (or infamous) for leaks of upcoming Apple products.
Could this information be on the money? Dickson, an Australian teenager, recently told Reuters that he has five to 10 sources in China who buy Apple prototype components from factory workers. His sources then … Read more
Boingo has gone live with a hot spot that aims to take the hassle out of connecting to wireless networks.
The Wi-Fi provider announced Thursday the launch of its next-generation hot spot at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport. Dubbed Boingo Passpoint, the new hot spot promises a variety of benefits to mobile users.
Courtesy of roaming agreements between different carriers, you'll be able to seamlessly switch between a cellular and a Wi-Fi network. Your mobile device also will pick up the closest secure Wi-Fi network and automatically connect you without requiring a username or password.
Boingo Passpoint is … Read more
CNET's Eric Franklin recently reviewed Google's new Nexus 7 tablet and had some pretty nice things to say about it.
"Pound for pound, the Nexus 7 is the best small tablet you can buy," he said in his intro while reiterating that point in his bottom line: "Thanks to its stellar performance and affordable price, the Nexus 7 is the Android tablet to get." Oh, and by the way, since it's is a Google-branded tablet, it will always see the latest version of Android before any other tablet.
Game, set, and match for … Read more
The Pebble smart watch allows users to design and install custom watch faces and apps. But if you've ever thought about trying to design your own faces, only to find the Pebble developer site and learn it's not even close to a streamlined process, you're in luck.
The hardest part of using Watchface Generator is deciding how you want your watch to look and work. You're able to set the font, … Read more