As much as we like the new chassis, a sparse feature set limits the Asus Essentio CM5675-07's shelf appeal. It's certainly not a bad computer, and its Intel Core i5 650 CPU is fast enough for most tasks, but we wish Asus had done more to help this lower midrange midtower stand out.
The eMachines ET1831-07 isn't much of a video playback device, but in all other respects, this is a solid budget PC. Perhaps the best deal going for its features, it also outperforms other desktops in and above its price range on general computing tasks. We recommend this system to anyone shopping for a low-cost computer.
The next time you have a board meeting to attend, perhaps your boss will join in via a robot. This vision from a futuristic film is becoming more and more of a reality as several Silicon Valley companies are developing advanced teleconferencing technologies to connect people around the world. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports.
Here's a throwback episode of The 404 Show where we interviewed Michael Showalter. The comedian behind "The State" and "Wet Hot American Summer" joins us in the studio to chat about his new "Making of..." Web series on Babelgum.
At first glance, the eMachines ET1161-07 seems like a decent setup, but a laundry list of subpar components running on 32-bit Windows Vista just can't keep up with other similarly priced systems that give you much faster performance and higher-quality components for just $100 more.
Microsoft's mission to connect its consumer and business communications services is running later than many expected, according to the latest Lync road map.
The CONNECTING'07 World Design Congress last week in San Francisco celebrated the history of industrial design, but it may have squandered an historic opportunity to inspire and prepare thousands of designers for the future.
The service lets users search on Google, access Gmail, and use Google+ on their mobile devices without paying for data.
We mark the storied anniversary of the day the Union Pacific and Central Pacific railroads made transcontinental travel possible for the first time in North America.
TechCrunch reports that Facebook is about to announce a browser-based video chat feature powered by Skype.