Too busy to keep up with today's tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Friday, July 1.
A core feature of the new Google+ service is Circles, which makes it drag-and-drop easy to build "circles" of friends in the browser. Meet Andy Hertzfeld, the man behind Circles--and the original Mac.
CNET's Maggie Reardon helps current Verizon customers understand their data options, and also offers pointers on choosing among Apple, Google Android, and RIM BlackBerry products.
Company says anyone who has purchased any version of Apple's Final Cut Pro will be eligible to receive 50 percent off Adobe Creative Suite 5 and Adobe Premiere Pro 5.
The FarmVille creator lays out key numbers in its SEC filing, including its first-quarter profit, as it joins the rush of start-ups that see promise in being publicly traded.
Showa Hanako, a robotic dental patient created to help train dental students, gets more realistic thanks to silicone parts from a Japanese sex doll maker.
Google, of all companies, reportedly is expressing interest in acquiring Hulu. It wasn't all that long ago that YouTube employees referred to Hulu as the "clown company." But Hulu has what YouTube does not: plenty of ad-supported TV shows and movies.
The LaserJet Pro M1217nfw is HP's workhorse printer designed for small businesses that output a high volume of monochrome prints. It's not the most environmentally friendly machine, but its Smart Install feature and excellent performance earn our recommendation.
In order to protest the fact that credit card companies will no longer accept donations to it, WikiLeaks makes an ad using the famous MasterCard "Priceless" TV spot as its inspiration.
One app tracker says Microsoft's platform has hit the key milestone, while another shows it's inching closer.
Report: iPhone 5 and iPad 3 arriving in October
New report says Apple's suppliers are gearing up to source the company with parts for the next major version of the iPhone and iPad, with an October release for both.
The two are looking to integrate Spotify into the social network, music industry sources tell CNET. With its U.S. debut expected soon, that could give the European music service a nice jump-start.
German tech site Golem features an 18-second video showcasing one of Sony's new upcoming tablets, the dual-screen S2.
A beginner's guide to HDTV setup, from cables to settings.
Motion-powered gadget charger back on track
The makers of the nPower Personal Energy Generator, which charges small electronics from the motion of walking, will take another crack at the portable charging market.
The company says that pop singer Rebecca Black has been the most popular pop-culture topic so far this year. Swine flu was tops for world events.
Friday Poll: Worst tech-related punishment?
This week, a judge ordered a teen charged with burglary to surrender his beloved Xbox to show what it felt like to have something of value taken away. So what would hit you the hardest?
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