This Day in Tech: Apple patents touch screens; Hulu acquisition rumors

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, June 22.

Too busy to keep up with the tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Wednesday, June 22.

Ford, Nuance: Voice recognition will identify intent
The Sync system could ultimately interpret what drivers are looking to do by understanding the meaning of words and phrases they say and then coaching them to correctly complete tasks. More

Apple scores broad patent on touch screens
Patent describes how a touch screen is used to interact with contents on a display. And given Apple's recent history with patent lawsuits, it could prove to be another tool in litigation. More

Report: Apple launching new iPhone in September
Citing unnamed sources, Bloomberg says that Apple's new iPhone will launch in September with a faster processor and better camera. More

Best Buy launching cloud music service
Retailer joins the rush to the cloud, offering customers a way to store their iTunes-accessible music online and listen to it from their PCs, tablets, and smartphones. More

Are Hulu leaks intended to boost sales price?
Various reports about a secretive, proposed acquisition of Hulu are hitting the media in quick succession. Is someone leaking the news in an attempt to whip up interest in the video service? And what is Hulu really worth? More

First look at Apple's Final Cut Pro X
CNET takes Apple's new pro video-editing software for a spin to test out some of the new features and workflows. More

Lytro tries refocusing camera industry
The Silicon Valley start-up hopes people will buy its "light-field" camera that lets them refocus photos after they've been taken. More

London police charge alleged LulzSec hacker
The man arrested in connection with DDoS attacks against several U.K. Web sites and others has been charged in three separate incidents. More

Google hits record with 1 billion site visitors in May
The 1 billion benchmark reported by ComScore marks the first time that a Web site has captured that many visitors in a single month. More

Netgear WNDR4000 N750 Wireless Dual-Band Gigabit Router
THE BOTTOM LINE: The Netgear WNDR4000 makes a very good wireless router for home use, especially with Wi-Fi clients that support the 5GHz band. More

Four killer Dropbox tricks (video)
Check out these four creative and useful ways to use Dropbox as more than just a document cloud. More

Velocity Micro Cruz T301 (video)
The Velocity Micro Cruz T301 Android tablet is a decent, low-priced option for general Web and e-mail tasks, but its bulky size and mediocre screen quality make it a poor choice for e-books, multimedia, and games. More

Buzz Out Loud 1495: Lytro: the "magic camera" that's blown our minds (podcast)
On today's show, we fall in love with Lytro, the game-changing photo technology that we can't wait to get our hands on. Get in line, geeks. Also, will Yahoo buy Hulu? And can we call it Ya-Hulu if they do-do? Plus, Apple scores the broadest patent ever, which makes us wonder if the patent office is even trying anymore, and Shazam is coming to your TV. More

Dialed In: LIVE! (video)
Mobile device reviews and industry news. More

 

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