6
This content is rated TV-MA, and is for viewers 18 years or older. Are you of age?
Sorry, you are not old enough to view this content.

CNET Update: Some Surface covers are splitting seams

About Video Transcript

CNET Update: Some Surface covers are splitting seams

2:38 /

Microsoft is replacing some covers for the Surface tablet, Priceline names its price for Kayak, and GameFly adds PC games for download.

Looks like the Priceline negotiator has been busy. I'm Bridget Carey, and this is your CNET update. Priceline announced it will buy travel website, Kayak, for about $1.8 billion. The deal is expected to close by March. Kayak will be operating independently from Priceline and current management will remain to run the website. Kayak lets users compare pricing for hotels, flights and other travel services, and it processes more than 100 million user queries each month. The site just went public in July. Several people have reported a defect in Microsoft Surface Touch Cover where it reaps at the seam near the tablet connection point. A couple of users on Microsoft surface forum reported the problem and said Microsoft gave them a replacement cover with no hassle. The flow could be limited. CNET users have written comments saying they had no problems yet with their covers but then again, it's only been off for two weeks. In other news, Verizon just announced it plans to roll out 4G LTE to all its coverage areas in the US by the middle of next year. That's six months earlier than previously scheduled. Gameplay, the Netflix for video games has officialy launched its PC game service for all subscribers. Customers now have access to unlimited PC play for hundreds of downloadable Windows games including top titles like Fallout and Assassins Creed. Even if you don't subscribe to Gameplay, right now you can download Bioshock for free. Of course they hope that [unk] to the service. Evernote has updated its app for iPhone and iPad owners. There's a new layout that gives one tap access to find the note you need. AT&T has been criticized for limiting use of Apple's FaceTime video chat. To give you some background, when I was six, came out [unk] user's FaceTime over a cellular connection instead of just WiFi but AT&T blocked it for everyone except customers that use the new share data plan. AT&T was worried that if everyone was video chatting freely, it will put a strain on the network. But now, AT&T announced that over the next couple of months, it will open up cellular FaceTime to customers with a tiered data plan using 4G LTE. So, your Outlook, if your grandfather did with an unlimited data plan, which is what many early iPhone users have, and tier data plan customers with the older iPhone 4 or iPhone 4S also still can FaceTime freely. That's your tech news update for today. You can find links to all of today's stories on the Blog cnet.com/update. From our studios in New York, I'm Bridget Carey.
  • This is the interactive sidebar!

    Click any icon for more information as they appear--don't worry, we'll pause the video and wait for you to come back.

  • Links Polls Galleries
  • Video Review

New releases

Philips adds a 75W Replacement SlimStyle LED to its lighting lineup
2:17 November 22, 2014
This bigger, brighter version of the original SlimStyle LED looks like a strong value in its class
Play video
2015 Acura TLX V-6 Advance (CNET On Cars, Episode 54)
16:28 November 21, 2014
Acura hopes the TLX is what it will drive into the future, we explore the head-up display coming to your car soon, and check out the...
Play video
Los Angeles Auto Show 2014: CNET's editors choose their favorites
5:55 November 21, 2014
The press days are over here at the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. Before we head off into the Hollywood hills we took a moment to re-cap...
Play video
Watch Tony Hawk do endless 360s on a hoverboard, Ep. 184
5:36 November 21, 2014
This week on Crave, we can see sound waves. We might get to see an unexplored part of the moon. But most of all we get to see Tony...
Play video
The $199 HP Stream 11 wants to be as cloud-friendly as a Chromebook, but with Windows 8
2:18 November 21, 2014
If you keep expectations in check, this bargain-basement Windows 8 laptop has good battery life and a decent design.
Play video
Yamaha SRT-1000 gives good single-speaker surround
1:44 November 21, 2014
The Yamaha SRT-1000 sound base offers discrete looks, an astoundingly wide soundstage and plenty of features in a package that is still...
Play video
Hate ads? Pay Google to block them for you
2:50 November 21, 2014
Google is testing an ad-blocker service, Amazon may be inserting ads into streaming video, and Comcast lets you track the cable gu...
Play video
The 404 Show 1,584: Google Contributor, JFK has a drone problem, San Francisco's poo map (podcast)
30:08 November 21, 2014
We're back in the studio today! Join us for a very special episode complete with a full tour and the start of our Call of Duty: Advanced...
Play video