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HTML5 is done, but two groups still wrestle over Web's future

The World Wide Web Consortium finishes an update to this seminal Internet technology, but with two organizations in charge of the same Web standard, charting the Web's future is a mess.

By October 28, 2014


Samsung quarterly profit jumps 76 percent on Galaxy sales

South Korean electronics giant credits strong sales of smartphones and tablets for another quarter of record profits.

By January 24, 2013


Nook HD can now access pricey video store in the UK

The Nook HD tablet is now able to access a video download store, but it's sadly more expensive than its rivals

By December 10, 2012


Apple adds raw support for Nikon D600, other Photokina models

An update means iPhoto, Aperture, and other software can handle Nikon's hot full-frame SLR and three new Canon PowerShot models that arrived at the Photokina show. Apple now supports raw photos from 283 cameras.

By October 25, 2012


W3C names not one, but four HTML5 editors

In a new approach, two Microsoft employees, an Apple employee, and an independent consultant now edit the W3C's "snapshot" version of the fundamental Web standard.

By July 25, 2012


Rapid-release Firefox meets corporate backlash

New Firefox versions now will emerge every six weeks as Mozilla tries to be more competitive. That's too rapid for some, but Mozilla is willing to leave them behind.

By June 27, 2011


HTML5 spec set for 2014 completion

The W3C sets a date for when it expects to finalize the next-gen Web page language, but it's tough to reconcile the pace of standardization with the pace of Web technology development.

By February 14, 2011


Hackers release browser-based iPhone 4 jailbreak

iPhone Dev Team announces release of bypass for protections just days after U.S. Copyright Office declares that mobile-phone jailbreaking is legit.

By August 1, 2010


Live blog: Apple gives free cases to iPhone 4 owners

CNET brings you the news live from Apple's Town Hall meeting, where the topic at hand is the iPhone 4. Join us Friday at 10 a.m. PDT.

By July 16, 2010


Report: More than half of Android apps are free

At 57 percent, the Android Market boasts the highest percentage of free apps among all mobile app stores, says new analysis from Distimo.

By July 6, 2010