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Galaxy S5 gets swathed in Swarovski crystals

Worried a shiny new Samsung Galaxy S5 won't turn enough heads? Maybe you should wait for the sparkly crystal edition.

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Galaxy S5 teardown: New design makes repairing a cracked screen much easier

Samsung completely reengineered the Galaxy S5's interior, making the phone harder to crack open but dramatically simplifying screen replacements.

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California shoots down 'kill switch' legislation for smartphones

Legislators rejected a bill requiring device makers like Apple to include antitheft software on smartphones sold in the state. Their reason: It would be bad for business.

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Google Glass is up for sale, again

The shopping page for Google Glass has gone live once again, so head over if you want to purchase the $1,500 wearable and net a free pair of frames.

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Apple CEO Tim Cook has big plans for 2014.

Six takeaways from Apple CEO Cook's earnings call

Tim Cook talks iTunes growth, iPad weakness, and strength for the iPhone in emerging markets, among other topics.

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Samsung preps Galaxy Mega 7, reports suggest

According to newly discovered details, Samsung may go even bigger with its already sizable Mega line of smartphones.

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Choose the right screen mode on the Galaxy S5

Samsung gives you advance controls to adjust the display on your smartphone. Make sure you're choosing the one that's best for you.

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All-day battery life from the 8-inch Acer W4

A big improvement over the previous model, Acer's W4 Windows 8 tablet has decent performance, good battery life, and plenty of ports.

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The world's tiniest thumbnails permeate the contacts dialog on this iWatch concept.

Apple envisions environmental sensors for wearables

Two patent applications describe environmental and temperature sensors that could be outfitted into "wrist-watch devices" as well as other wearable gadgets.

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Reports say Siri is coming to Apple TV

Evidence points to the next Apple TV working with Siri, the rumored 5.5-inch iPhone 6 gets delayed and Apple's latest earnings beat expectations.

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Lyft drives into 24 new cities, now in 60 US markets

Ousting UberX as the ridesharing leader, Lyft currently operates in more US cities than any other peer-to-peer rides-on-demand platform. To celebrate, it's slashing prices.

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<p><b>Apple iPad Air</b></p>

<p>Functionally, Apple's <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-ipad-air/">iPad Air</a> is nearly identical to last year's model, offering only faster performance and better video chatting. But factor in design and aesthetics, and the iPad Air is on another planet. It's the best full-size consumer tablet on the market. <a href="http://reviews.cnet.com/apple-ipad-air/">Read the review</a>.</p>

What will it take to get people to buy new iPads?

What does the iPad need next? Maybe nothing, and that's the biggest challenge of all.

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