Apple SIM could mean big changes for carriersApple's new iPads make it easy to switch carriers, Will.i.am debuts his version of a smartwatch, and CBS joins HBO with a standalone Web TV service.
Apple may be trying to kill the SIM card and Will-i-am teaches us new tech vocabulary. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNet update. [MUSIC] When Apple showed off new iPads on Thursday we heard about the performance upgrades but there's one interesting feature that Apple didn't say much about. You see these new tablet have new Apple SIM cards that let you bounce easily between carriers. Normally if you want to switch mobile carriers, such as going from AT&T to Sprint, you would need to get a new SIM card that's compatible with that new carrier. But with Apple SIM, you just go into to settings and pick a short-term plan from the carriers in the US or the UK. Now, this could be a feature we may see in future iPhones. Making it less of a hassle to switch. But before Apple's new products were announced, another gadget made its debut. The front man to the music group Black Eyed Peas, Will.i.am showed off the Smart Watch Fashion Cuffs that he's been working on. But he doesn't want you to call it the Smart Watch. He wants you to call it, The Puls. Now don't be fooled by the spelling, it's not pulls, but it's pulse, as in your heartbeat, and he just dropped the e because he's an artist. Will.i.am has a few other new terms to teach us. The voice control system, sort of like Siri, is called Aneeda. Say it with me, Aneeda, as in I need a directions to the club. And if you tweet use the app Twitrist, Twitrist. He has no words for how much it'll cost or when you can buy it or how long the battery lasts. It makes phone calls and requires it's own data plan. It has a GPS, tracks movement and has speakers so you can share the boom, boom pow when you're rockin' every beat. If you're a fan of Pulse, you may also be interested in Will. I.Am's power wear jacket that can charge it through the sleeve and Will. I.Am shoes that can tell you how much you way. "I Got A Feelin'" that the shoes may be a tough sell. In other news the world of cable is going through a change where we may soon be able to buy all our favorite channels a la carte. Just after HBO announced that it would offer a web only subscription service. CBS the parent company of CNET announced that it's doing the same thing. CBS launched a subscription service called All Access. For $6 a month you can stream a live feed of some local CBS stations and have access to a library of older CBS shows. This is for people who don't want to pay for TV through a cable or satellite provider. The down side is that you can't watch a live feed of football games,CBS doesn't have the streaming to all sports CBS chief executive Leslie Mendez has said the company's also looking into offering something similar for Showtime that's your tech news update and you can get more details at CNET dot com, from our studios in New York I'm Bridget Carey.