Apple's iCloud is different than some competing services in that it leverages the company's enviable line of products (and the people who love them). While there are hundreds of details you can get mired in, here are the Top 5 reasons you should seriously consider embracing iCloud on your Apple iPhone, iPad, or other device.
And read this CNET explainer to understand what's going to happen to your MobileMe account in the wake of iCloud.
We're moving away from watching video on discs in general, but Blu-ray is helping stem that erosion somewhat. Hmm, doesn't sound like a very compelling argument to get on the Blu-ray bandwagon, until you consider that the best Blu-ray players are also streaming powerhouses that move you into the future of watching. Here are our Top 5 that deserve a place in your home video stack today and tomorrow.
You can find all of CNET's reviews of Blu-ray players here.
Hybrid cars continue to be all the rage, but they aren't all saving MPG transformers. Some are just plain silly. Here's a look at the latter.
You can see all of CNET's hybrid car reviews here.
Buying a smartphone - especially your first smartphone - can be really daunting. The formula is something like: Features x operating system x handset x carrier = AARGGHH!!! Brian Cooley lays out the Top 5 things people like you consider when making that smartphone choice. Hopefully this helps!
After you've watched this video, then take a look at CNET Editors' favorite smartphones as of this moment.
Whenever iPhone 5 arrives, there are a few key features we need to see to make it a worthy successor to the iPhone 4. Here's the short list.
(For the longer list, you can also peruse David Carnoy's thoughts on that.)
If you think Web sites have some stupid names, wait till you see this list of the dumb things device makers call their products. Brian Cooley cringes through the Top 5 for you.
Up for more incredulity? Check out David Carnoy's slideshow of 20 stupidly named pieces of gear.
LED LCD is the red-hot TV tech these days, outshining consumer interest in 3D and even connected TV. Brian Cooley guides you through a countdown of CNET's Top 5 LED LCD televisions on the market right now.
And if you're looking for a different kind of HDTV, we have them sliced and diced a few other ways as well.
We check out the fastest-growing search terms according to Google for the first quarter of 2011.
2011 promises to be a breakout year for really different new technologies. Brian Cooley runs down the Top 5 to keep an eye on.
Another great way to scan the forecast for 2011 is to look over CNET's "Best of CES" award winners and categories.