The app first gained popularity on the iPhone in 2010 and later on Android as a dedicated space to share intimate and special moments with close friends and family, instead of publishing them on wider networks such as Facebook and Twitter. The app lets you share photos, status updates, your location, your mood, and even what songs you're listening to on your Path timeline. You can also record when you fall asleep and wake up, … Read more
The Windows 8 Start screen is the gateway to your PC and usually the first thing you see when you log in, unless you've chosen to go directly to the desktop. The update to Windows 8.1 also introduced many more customization options to the Start screen.
Whether you use the Start screen only on occasion or rely on it heavily, you've probably spent some time setting it up just the way you like it. To save you from having to go through it again when you reinstall Windows or if your Start screen gets rearranged accidentally, you … Read more
Sharp's taking the high-pixel-density road with a new 16-inch-class Windows 8.1 tablet.
This could be the year of the large tablet and Sharp just chimed in with a 15.6-inch model with a 3,200x1,800 (WQHD) display and a Core i5-4200U processor.
Samsung announced a 12.2-inch tablet at the Consumer Electronics Show, and Apple is rumored to be working on a 13-inch class tablet.
The 2.7-pound, 0.5-inch thick Sharp RW-16G also packs 4GB of RAM, 128GB solid-state drive, a Mini DisplayPort, USB 3.0 ports, an SD card slot, and Windows 8.1 Pro. … Read more
Hewlett-Packard's Chromebook 11 is now available with LTE -- and can be purchased at Best Buy stores.
That's $100 more than the Wi-Fi-only version but still relatively cheap by Windows 8.1 laptop standards.
HP opted for a 4G/LTE chip from Israel-based Altair Semiconductor.
Phereo 3D Photo is a fine photo viewer, but it only works with a small number of Android gadgets. Sadly, most of the gear it works with isn't very popular, which means most users won't be able to get all they otherwise could from this app. If you have one of the supported devices, this app is a worthwhile photo-sharing network.
While this app lets you view and share photos in 3D, it only works on a small number of smartphones and tablets: the only big names in the group are the HTC Evo 3D and the LG … Read more
DETROIT -- Bentley gave its new Continental GT V8 S its North American debut at the 2014 Detroit auto show, rounding out the model line-up for its powerful and luxurious coupe.
The new model marks the fourth version of the Continental GT coupe Bentley has released. Previous models include the GT and GT Speed, both powered by a 6-liter W-12 cylinder engine, and the GT V8, with its 4-liter V-8 engine. Bentley engineering chief Rolf Frech told CNET that the new GT V8 S fills the gap between the GT V8 and the standard GT models.
With 500 horsepower, the … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- During the full week that we spent at CES 2014, CNET TV was hard at work filming every corner of the annual techapalooza. From stage-shy movie directors to the new Roku TV, we captured it all on camera. So, if you couldn't be in Vegas, here are the top 11 CNET TV videos for your viewing pleasure.
1. Michael Bay quits Samsung's press conference In an bizarre, -- and painfully awkward -- moment, "Transformers" director Bay walked off the stage during Samsung's press conference before he could chat about one of the … Read more
Back in the day, if your NES or SNES games started to get glitchy, there was one go-to solution: remove the cart from the console and blow into it as hard as you could to clear the dust from the circuits. This would allow you to resume play.
This is the concept behind 8bit Harmonica (which is more like a set of panpipes than a harmonica), a musical instrument created by Basami Sentaku (Japanese for clothespin). Housed in an old Famicom cartridge, it consists of a set of "pipes." These are programmed to reproduce chiptune sounds as heard in the original Super Mario Bros. When you blow into them, you can play music instead of games. … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- The PC running Microsoft Windows will have a bumpy ride in 2014.
That's my takeaway from the Consumer Electronics Show after seeing little that was really new from the Windows PC crowd like Hewlett-Packard (at a pre-CES function), Toshiba, Samsung, and others.
In fact, the only truly new/novel Windows device that I saw was the dual-OS Windows-Android Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300.
Of course what makes the Duet unique is that it also runs Android, an operating system that dominates the mobile market. (See CNET video of Duet switching between Windows 8.1 and Android.) … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- There were occasional reminders at the Consumer Electronics Show that even in 2014, the fastest silicon is not in tablets and smartphones, or even inside PCs.
Enter Hewlett-Packard's new all-in-one workstation. It squeezes some pretty brawny silicon behind a 27-inch touch screen. And some serious cooling power too.
While consumers have gotten used to fanless phones and tablets, professional-class -- and some might say real -- horsepower still … Read more