The dry spell for Apple has been well documented, and everyone is waiting for Cupertino's next move. Many of us are wondering: Can Apple catch up to the progress Motorola, HTC, and Samsung have made this year in the smartphone wars? That's why we have to do it: we have to talk about the iPhone rumors about color (champagne! multiple options!) and models (low-cost second model!) that have piled up this week like so many discarded USB chargers.
Shoppers in the market for an e-book reader can now pick up the Nook Simple Touch with GlowLight for $99 after Barnes & Noble shaved another $20 off its price Sunday.
It's the device's second price cut since last September, when B&N reduced the price from $139 to $119. The latest drop prices the Nook Simple Touch below the Kindle Paperwhite, Amazon's rival e-ink e-reader that features an integrated light.
The reduction comes as demand for e-book readers appears to be waning. E Ink Holdings, which makes e-book reader screens for Amazon and B&… Read more
This week, we're going deep on Hyperloop.
It's been a while since I've seen a topic that drove you all to comment with such wide-eyed glee and anticipation. Unlike the perennial, persistent Punch-and-Judy show that is the Apple/Android debate, discussion around Elon Musk's big idea for super-high-speed transport got many of you exploring a more varied terrain that includes long-term cultural challenges in the United States and beyond.
Some of you found great inspiration in the idea of Musk, the serial make-it-happen inventor, pushing a public infrastructure project the likes of which Americans haven't … Read more
10000+ Free eBooks Reader gives the user access to thousands of free books and a basic reading tool to enjoy them after they are downloaded. The book selection consists of the usual classics as well as some modern day bestsellers. The avid reader should have little difficulty finding a good book among thousands that are available, and even a beginner will find the application easy to use.
The installation and setup for 10000+ Free eBooks Reader goes easy. The download time is very quick due to the small size of the application and no further registration is required to get … Read more
Firefox for Android now introduces the "Awesome screen," a bookmark screen with direct links to saved pages not unlike the "Speed Dial" page or bookmarks page found in Opera and Chrome, respectively. Yes, you read that correctly..."Awesome screen."
A more notable upgrade is what Mozilla has done with the title bar, itself, as well as a new "Switch to Tab" function. The title bar will now attempt to automatically predict and fill in the URL of the site you're trying to reach, similar to the Omnibar functionality found in Chrome. … Read more
Wow. Your comments just keep getting better and better.
Last week, we saw some of our most thoughtful reader comments in response to the launch of the Moto X, Motorola's first really big phone post-Google acquisition. Some found the X's lack of super-high-end parts disappointing, but one particular CNET reader thought differently, and we appreciate his perspective on what real users want.
We also heard from lots of you about our review of the Nvidia Shield (a "performance monster!") and CNET's scoop on the "port-reader" software the FBI has developed (spoiler: you are … Read more
Kindle for iOS is an excellent e-reader app that seamlessly ties to your Amazon account. The latest version comes with new book samples that let you read the first chapter of any book before buying, and lets you download third-party dictionary apps for looking up definitions while you read.
Unfortunately, Apple's stringent App Store rules against apps that compete with iBooks mean you'll still need to buy books through Amazon's Web site instead of from a dedicated e-book store within the Kindle app. Luckily, the process is pretty easy once you get the hang of it, and … Read more
The U.S. government is quietly pressuring telecommunications providers to install eavesdropping technology deep inside companies' internal networks to facilitate surveillance efforts.
FBI officials have been sparring with carriers, a process that has on occasion included threats of contempt of court, in a bid to deploy government-provided software capable of intercepting and analyzing entire communications streams. The FBI's legal position during these discussions is that the software's real-time interception of metadata is authorized under the Patriot Act.
Attempts by the FBI to install what it internally refers to as "port reader" software, which have not been … Read more
Editor in Chief Lindsey Turrentine is on vacation in the woods, so I will be continuing our regular roundup of the best CNET comments. Last week, users envisioned a smartwatch they might actually buy and told us why the Moto X could be a game-changer. This week, CNET readers shared thoughts on topics ranging from the Nexus 7 to the newly announced Chromecast. Enjoy this selection, keep the thoughtful or informative comments coming, and stay tuned next week for Lindsey's return to civilization.
-Justina Nguyen, CNET internGoogle Nexus 7 (summer 2013) review: The best small tablet gets even better … Read more