There's an Easter Egg in Hyundai's color codes, what's the point of all of this advanced engine tech anyway, and where do we go for our DIY car maintenance needs? We get to the bottom of these questions and more on on this week's episode of CNET Roadside Assistance.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 41 SHOW NOTES
What a week. The SOPA/PIPA story got even bigger, as MegaUpload was shut down and Anonymous launched a successful attack against government sites.
The battle between the content industry and the open Internet may be going nuclear. We discuss with three great guests, all experts at CNET:
Declan McCullagh Elinor Mills Greg Sandoval
The Internet flexed its power with this week's SOPA/PIPA blackouts, but make no mistake: this battle isn't over yet, and will only intensify--it might get a lot more sneaky, in fact. But this week? The Internet wins. Will students lose out with Apple's new plan to revamp the textbook industry? Or just the students (and schools) who can't can't afford iPads?
Hope you're not trying to do homework today. Or buy a motorcycle. Both Wikipedia and Craigslist blocked themselves to protest the SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act), two bills getting close to votes in Congress.
Other sites showed protests of their own, including Google, which put a black "censored" bar over the logo on its search page.
What impact will these protests have on these laws, and on the Web itself? Will we soon be seeing more sites take themselves offline to draw attention to other causes?
We have two great guests to discuss the protests today: Our own Declan McCullagh, who's been covering these issues for CNET News; and Trevor Timm, who actually has the title of "Activist" at the Electronic Frontier Foundation.
Phone manufacturers and the aftermarket wage war against crappy battery life and Google does battle with poor app design on this week's episode of Android Atlas Weekly.Subscribe: iTunes (MP3) | iTunes (320x180) | iTunes (640x360) | RSS (MP3) | RSS (320x180) | RSS (640x360) EPISODE 81
The North Hall at CES was the home to numerous fitness technology companies including Velocomp, the maker of the iBike line of cycling computers. The newest product, iBike Power House for iPhone and iPod Touch is billed as "the worldl's first intelligent cycling computer that automatically adjusts to your exercise goals."
The product, which consists of a water and shock resistant case for the iPhone/iTouch, has electronics that perform cycling measurements, including power exertion.Cycling computers, said Velocomp CEO John Harmon "have always been about numbers. "How far, how fast, what's my heart … Read more
Yurbuds was at the Showstoppers media event at CES to show off earbuds designed specifically for athletes. The products, which start at $49.99, have a twisting mechanism that keeps them in place. The company makes six different sizes according ot CEO Seth Burgettt (scroll down to listen to podcast interview) and if you buy a size doesn't fit, you can take a picture of the inside of your ear and the company will send you one that does fit for no extra cost, said Burgett. Youbuds are available at Apple stores, Best Buy and other retailers. Models … Read more
CES is a gadget show on the surface only. Really, it's a convention of deal-makers. It's where tech manufacturers show off to distributors, who decide what to buy for stores--which means they decide what you buy.
People come to CES to get deals. Small companies come to get their products embedded in the lines of bigger companies.
That's what we're talking about in this Roundtable, which we recorded at CES 2012. With CNET Executive Editor Paul Sloan and Draper Fisher Jurvetson venture capitalist Josh Stein, we discuss the interesting new and emerging technologies from up-and-coming companies, and how they'll appear in future products.