CNET's U.S. offices are closed today, but we have a special episode for you. We had so many great submissions to our 1,000th episode that we couldn't fit all the clips in the show and do everything else we wanted. So, today you get all the clips--or at least most of them. Every clip sent to us that is usable is in today's montage. We've credited everyone who sent us a clip, even if there was a problem with the submission and we couldn't use it. You're too cool BOL audience. Thanks … Read more
If there's one thing about doing a daily podcast in 2008, it's this: Clips galore! Check it out. A BIG thanks to all of the listeners that sent in suggestions for this show.Listen now: Download today's podcast
Holiday spending on electronics for family members remains high on the to-do list, according to a survey by IDC and the National Research Network (NRN).
According to results from a survey of more than 3,000 consumers, 62 percent indicated they planned to spend the same amount or more on electronics for family members this holiday.
Those surprising results come as big-box electronics retailers face a challenging time. Best Buy announced a 77 percent drop in earnings and call for employee buyouts earlier this month and Circuit City filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month.
Nonetheless, consumers are maintaining their … Read more
We'd like to invite you and one of your printers to join our secret society: it's called Best 5, and although we don't have perverted initiations, secret handshakes, or kooky hats, you do get to feature your X7675 Professional on our list of the Best 5 printers.
We put the X7675 printer/scanner/copier/fax machine through a series of grueling tests to gauge its print speed, ease of use, and output quality, and we're impressed with the results. The front mounted control panel contains individual buttons that toggle commonly used preferences, and you … Read more
Maybe it's something in the air but a myriad of security concerns surfaced, seemingly all at once, on Thursday. CNET News' Elinor Mills sits down with Kara Tsuboi to talk about one aspect... Apple and other music retailers won't have to pay higher royalty rates...On a day when the stock market again wilted, there's still optimism among some tech start-ups.Listen now: Download today's podcast
I emailed a media friend today to ask if he'd have time to meet when I'm in New York next month. The reply? Classic.
Mindless sheep that I am, I'm now on his blog. :-)
Updated Sept. 8 with National Geographic saying the app is not sanctioned by them.
Researchers have created a proof-of-concept application for Facebook that turned the machines of people who added the app to their Facebook page into elements of a botnet that in a demonstration launched denial-of-service attacks on a victim server.
"Social Network Web sites have the ideal properties to become attack platforms," according to a paper entitled "Antisocial Networks:Turning a Social Network into a Botnet," that was authored by five researchers from the Institute of Computer Science in Greece and one from the … Read more
The Georgian embassy in the U.K. has accused forces within Russia of launching a coordinated cyberattack against Georgian Web sites, to coincide with military operations in the breakaway region of South Ossetia.
Speaking to ZDNet UK on Monday, a Georgian embassy spokesperson said that Web sites had been unavailable over the weekend, claiming this was due to Russian denial-of-service attacks.
"All Georgian Web sites have been blocked," said the spokesperson. "Georgia is working on redirecting Web traffic."
At the time of writing, the Web site for the Ministry of Defense of Georgia was unavailable for … Read more
We have the regular whitish Xbox 360 gaming console and the souped-up black Elite. But if you're an important associate of Bill Gates, there's also the limited-edition "mother-of-pearl" flavor as pictured here. A special gift from Gates to the president of South Korea, it features a special oriental motif that supposedly symbolizes patience and perseverance, according to Register Hardware.
The exquisite handy work of Korean artist Kim Young-Jun, 100 of these "VVIP" consoles are purported to have been commissioned by Microsoft. If you have any information on the rest of these swanky consoles' lucky … Read more
Believe it or not, my high-tech career began using punch cards and card readers to enter data into an IBM mainframe computer. When we got keyboards and monitors, we used them to enter what we called "card images."
As a chip designer in the '80s, I used GE Calma, Apollo, Daisy, Valid, and Mentor workstations. I had to know a whole smorgasbord of platforms and operating systems. I don't know how I did it. Guess I had a lot more brain cells back then. … Read more