Microsoft's wearable ambitions revealed
Microsoft's wearable ambitions revealed
2:57

Microsoft's wearable ambitions revealed

Culture
Wearable tech is on everyone's mind. I'm Dan Graziano filling in for Bridget Carry and this is your cnet update. [MUSIC]. According to a report from Paul Durant, Microsoft will enter the wearable market later this year. However, rather than a watch, the company is reportedly working on a fitness tracker. The device is said to be priced and designed similar to the $200 Samsung Gear Fit. Like other fitness trackers, the device will track your steps, calories burned, distance traveled, and heart rate. It will likely include a color screen, and will go beyond fitness tracking to display notifications from your smart phone. But unlike most werables on the market, the tracker will work with Android, iOS, and Windows phone devices. It will reportedly be available in the fourth quarter of this year. It seems like everyone is doing a smart watch these days. First it was Samsung, then you had LG. And remember those pesky iWatch rumors that just won't go away? But this isn't Microsoft's first wearable device. The company actually teamed up with Fossil and other watch makers and released a smart watch way back in 2004. Called the Microsoft SPOT. But let's hope things go a little better for Microsoft this time around. In other news, a Goldman Sachs contractor accidentally swapped @gs.com for @gmail.com. And sent his email with confidential client data to a random person. With no luck, the investment banking firm reached out to Google and asked the company to delete the email. Google was willing to cooperate but only if there was a court order. This led Goldman Sachs to the New York Supreme Court. Google has since blocked access to the email in question, but this is a stark reminder that we all agreed to Google's terms and the company can access our emails. At least this time, there was a court order. Most people aren't aware, however, that there's a nifty feature in Gmail called undo send. This allows you to undo an email a couple of seconds after you've sent it. The feature can be enabled by going to sending, clicking on labs and selecting undo send. And finally, it's back. The cult comedy Community has been renewed for a sixth season but not on NBC. The network pulled the plug on the comedy earlier this year. Instead, Yahoo has renewed the series for 13 new episodes. The new season will air this fall, exclusively on Yahoo's video platform, known as Yahoo Screen. It appears the internet giant is following the footsteps of Netflix. Speaking of Netflix, the streaming service has removed a total of 79 titles from it's US library. This includes classics like Taxi Driver and the Rocky series. Netflix also added more than 50 new movies, and TV shows, like hit titles such as Mean Girls, The Karate Kid, and Boys in the Hood. That's your tech news update. You can get more details on these stories at Cnet.com. From out studios in New York, I'm Dan Graziano. [MUSIC].

Up Next

Download Netflix shows to watch offline
ud113016.jpg

Up Next

Download Netflix shows to watch offline

Amazon's next Echo said to come with a screen
ud112916.jpg

Amazon's next Echo said to come with a screen

Curved iPhone 8? Apple said to be exploring OLED screens
ud112816.jpg

Curved iPhone 8? Apple said to be exploring OLED screens

Black Friday and other turkey traditions are evolving
ud1123162.jpg

Black Friday and other turkey traditions are evolving

Facebook drone accident under investigation
ud112216.jpg

Facebook drone accident under investigation

Facebook needs you to fight fake news
ud112116.jpg

Facebook needs you to fight fake news

Airbnb wants to be your travel agent
ud111816.jpg

Airbnb wants to be your travel agent

Wait, how fast can Qualcomm charge a phone?
ud111716.jpg

Wait, how fast can Qualcomm charge a phone?

Snapchat may be worth $30 billion with IPO filing
ud111616.jpg

Snapchat may be worth $30 billion with IPO filing

Nintendo puts a price on Super Mario Run (and the Switch?)
ud1115162.jpg

Nintendo puts a price on Super Mario Run (and the Switch?)

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core-w

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city-w

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
cnet-top-5-w

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
dc-site-1color-logo.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future-w

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today-w

Tech Today

Latest News All latest news

Tips and Tricks for the AirPods Pro 2
airpods-pro-2

Tips and Tricks for the AirPods Pro 2

Apple 'Mercenary Attack' on iPhones Explained
cnet-vertical-wing-opener-new-alpha-00-00-31-22-still001

Apple 'Mercenary Attack' on iPhones Explained

What's the Future of Phones? Expert vs. AI
240412-site-what-is-the-future-of-phones-expert-vs-ai-v1

What's the Future of Phones? Expert vs. AI

We Revisit the iPhone 15 Pro Max, 7 Months After Its Launch
iphone-15-pro-max-7-months-later

We Revisit the iPhone 15 Pro Max, 7 Months After Its Launch

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling
cnet-audiq6

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling

Apple and Disney's Unique Bond: Why Vision Pro Needs the Mouse
240411-site-can-disney-save-the-apple-vision-pro-v1

Apple and Disney's Unique Bond: Why Vision Pro Needs the Mouse

Most Popular All most popular

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)
innovation

First Look at TSA's Self-Screening Tech (in VR!)

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost
240123-site-samsung-galaxy-s24-ultra-review-4

Samsung Galaxy S24 Ultra Review: More AI at a Higher Cost

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen
circlesearchpic

'Circle to Search' Lets Users Google From Any Screen

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop
asus-preces-00-00-25-11-still003

Asus Put Two 14-inch OLEDs in a Laptop, Unleashes First OLED ROG Gaming Laptop

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions
samsung-galaxy-ring-clean

Samsung Galaxy Ring: First Impressions

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024
240111-site-best-of-ces-2024-1

Best of Show: The Coolest Gadgets of CES 2024

Latest Products All latest products

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling
cnet-audiq6

2025 Audi Q6, SQ6 E-Tron: Audi's Newest EV Is Its Most Compelling

Hands-On with Ford's Free Tesla Charging Adapter
pic3

Hands-On with Ford's Free Tesla Charging Adapter

Nuro R3 is an Adorable Self-Driving Snack Bar
240320-site-nuro-r3-first-look-v1

Nuro R3 is an Adorable Self-Driving Snack Bar

First Look: The $349 Nothing Phone 2A Aims to Brighten Your Day
240304-site-nothing-phone-2-first-look-v3

First Look: The $349 Nothing Phone 2A Aims to Brighten Your Day

Best of MWC 2024: Bendable Screens, AI Wearables and More
240229-site-best-of-show-at-mwc

Best of MWC 2024: Bendable Screens, AI Wearables and More

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display
240225-site-lenovo-translucent-laptop-concept-v3

This Concept Laptop from Lenovo Has a Transparent Display

Latest How To All how to videos

Tips and Tricks for the AirPods Pro 2
airpods-pro-2

Tips and Tricks for the AirPods Pro 2

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely From Your Phone
screenshot-2024-04-03-at-15-47-11.png

How to Watch the Solar Eclipse Safely From Your Phone

Windows 11 Tips and Hidden Features
240311-site-windows-11-hidden-tips-and-tricks-v2

Windows 11 Tips and Hidden Features

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3
VisionOS 1.0.3

Vision Pro App Walkthrough -- VisionOS 1.0.3

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra
240216-site-galaxy-s24-ultra-tips-and-hidden-features-2

Tips and Tricks for the Galaxy S24 Ultra

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro
tiktok-on-vision-pro-clean

TikTok Is Now on the Apple Vision Pro