Last week it was PS4, and this week Microsoft joins in the fun. The Xbox One has officially launched, and you can read our full review here. As I write this I imagine there are eager gamers all over North America running to the window every time they hear a delivery truck. But, an evening Azure outage saw Microsoft engineers running to the server closet the night before. The issues threatened to derail launch proceedings somewhat by knocking Xbox.com offline. The prospect of a non-functioning Xbox Live on release day was extra daunting given the necessity of updating the … Read more
Gamers rejoice: the new consoles are finally here! Well, one of them is, anyway. You're going to have to wait a week for the other one. After coming to the party about a year after Microsoft in the last generation, Sony is first out of the gate with the PlayStation 4. Reviews dropped earlier this week, including our own, and for once there seems to be a general consensus among them: great hardware, but don't bother rushing out to buy one just yet. Sony has lined up a decent selection of launch titles, but unless you're a … Read more
Hello, dear readers, and welcome to Tech Retrospect. This is the first of what will be a weekly feature here at CNET, a feature designed to get you up to speed on what happened this week and, more importantly, to help you put it all into perspective. With the fast pace of news, it's difficult to stay in touch with the big happenings on any given week, and sometimes it's even harder to find a context for it all. Read this on Fridays (or, at your leisure over the weekend), and I promise you'll be the sharpest … Read more
Remember when smartphones were enormously, clunky bricks with sausagelike antennas and "high-end" 1.3-megapixel cameras? You could e-mail, get lost in file systems for hours, and clip them to fancy leatherette belt holsters.
Relive the good old days of smartphone tech with our gallery of sexy pre-2007 smartphones--and see how far we've come since then. If you feel so inclined, we'll even let you dust off that holster of yours.
The big three video game console manufacturers love to use E3 as a forum to brag, tease, and whet the appetites of gamers worldwide.
An entire year later, where do all of the promises, announcements, and hype from 2010's show stand? We've hand-picked each conference's spotlight moments and detailed the progress in a slideshow.
Yes, Crave looks all new-wave and fancy and youthful, but did you know it just turned 5,000? That's right.
On Friday, July 27, Crave celebrated its 5,000th post. With this monumental occasion, it gives us an opportunity to look back on the magic we've experienced since last October.
So here we go: the best and worst that Crave has to offer. We may even add new awesomeness and atrocities as our collective memory bank kicks in.