GM talks about a hybrid future for Corvettes, 3D TV coming to cars in January, using the iPhone 4 in your BMW, wireless key headaches, and we drive the new 2011 Audi A8.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 182 SHOW NOTES
This past week, we've seen a slew of worthwhile Windows news and products, making it tough to narrow it down to just a handful of the most interesting--but we're going to try our best. For one, Download.com posted its review of Kaspersky Internet Security 2011, a premium security suite that continues to provide users with a high level of protection that includes tools not offered by many competitors. The $80 price tag may seem steep, but there's no doubt that the tools here are robust and comprehensive and the security the programs offer is more effective … Read more
Thanks to corporate use and ties to Windows, Internet Explorer has remained dominant in the browser space ever since it won the first browser wars with Netscape a decade ago.
However, by allowing the browser to stagnate after the release of Windows XP in 2001, Microsoft created an opening that paved the way for the rise of Firefox and, more recently, Google's Chrome.
As a result Internet Explorer celebrates its 15th birthday Monday as market leader and like an upstart trying to compete against powerful rivals.
Arguably, the browser has never been more important--or competitive. As of July, Microsoft … Read more
Calling all Symbian fans. Nokia has begun taking preorders for the N8, the first smartphone running the revamped Symbian 3 operating system.
You can purchase the phone from Nokia's online store for $549 unlocked, and the company expects to ship the devices by the end of September. The N8 not only ships running Symbian 3 but also features a 12-megapixel camera with HD video capture, an HDMI port, 16GB of onboard memory, and free turn-by-turn navigation with Ovi Maps.
Do you love 8-bit style graphics and simple, addictive gameplay? Me too. And that's why The Incident is sure to be one of the go-to time-wasting apps on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.
You play as Frank Solway--your everyday suit-wearing dude just trying to catch a cab. Except today, everything (and I do mean every thing) is falling from the sky trying to squash you.
It's up to you, iPhone/iPad user, to maneuver Frank from side to side, dodging everything from traffic signs to statues to cars, climbing over the rubble to untold heights, attempting to … Read more
Audi's new A8 rewrites the description for a high-tech car; the feds put the brakes on blaming tech for Toyotagate; and is your car the hacker's next frontier? Lotus has plans to go way beyond the Evora, and we thrash the very tossable new Subaru WRX with the big body.Subscribe with iTunes (audio) Subscribe with iTunes (video) Subscribe with RSS (audio) Subscribe with RSS (video) EPISODE 181 SHOW NOTES
Microsoft is getting close to releasing a beta version of Internet Explorer 9--the company's latest bid to regain lost ground in the browser market.
At last month's financial analyst meeting, Chief Operating Officer Kevin Turner casually mentioned that the beta would be coming in September. Microsoft has already shown the revamped IE9 engine through a series of public preview releases, but next month's beta will be the first chance to see what IE9 has in store in terms of its look and feel.
However, the preview version focuses on showing off the new rendering engine and lacks even the most basic navigational features such as an address bar or back button.
Microsoft has been largely mum on what to expect as far as the design of IE9's interface, but in an interview with CNET on Wednesday, Ryan Gavin said that the goal is to get out of the way and let the content shine.
"The browser is the theater," Gavin said. "We're not the play." … Read more
Syncing can be a useful feature in a variety of contexts. People sync files between computers and USB drives for easy portability, between computers and external hard drives to create backups, and between cameras and computers so that images can be edited and shared. PureSync is a full-featured program that helps users sync data among a variety of sources and destinations. It's one of the most useful and well-designed programs we've seen in a while.
PureSync's interface is attractive and intuitive, with a wizard dialog that helps users set up and save synchronizations. The four different options … Read more