2 April 2015

The HTC M8S is a cheaper version of last year's flagship phone

The HTC M8S is a cheaper version of last year's flagship phoneWell, HTC's latest phone goes one further — it's a direct repurposing of the 2014 flagship at a lower price point. The M8S appears almost identical to the M8, with the same 5-inch 1080p display and all-metal build, but it uses an eight-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 processor and swaps the 4-megapixel "UltraPixel" camera out for a more conventional 13-megapixel sensor. Unlike the M9, the M8S retains the secondary lens that enables focusing effects. The M8S will be available in silver, gold, and gunmetal gray, and for now at least the release will be limited to Europe.


2 April 2015

HTC's One M8s revises last year's flagship for Europe

HTC's One M8s revises last year's flagship for Europe


1 April 2015

China Internet authority denounces Google certificate rejection

People pose with laptops in front of projection of Google logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaA Chinese Internet regulator on Thursday slammed as "unacceptable" a decision by Google Inc to no longer recognize its certificates of trust, a move which could deter Chrome browser users accessing sites approved by the authority. Google said on its official security blog on Wednesday that it would no longer recognize the China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) certificate authorities, following a joint investigation between the company and CNNIC into a potential security lapse last month. It was not immediately clear how many websites CNNIC has certified and could yield warning messages. CNNIC, which plays a central role in administering China's Internet by allocating and certifying IP addresses and web domain names, urged Google to consider user rights and interests.


1 April 2015

All offers must be considered for Dailymotion: Macron

Dailymotion website pages opened in an internet browser are seen in this photo illustration taken in ParisFrance's Orange should look at all offers for its Dailymotion video-sharing site, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, adding that France was seeking to promote a strong European digital sector. Speaking on BFM Business, Macron denied that he was opposed to an alliance with Asia's PCCW .


1 April 2015

The Hue Go puts wireless lighting anywhere in your house

The Hue Go puts wireless lighting anywhere in your house


1 April 2015

Japan's mobile app Line reviving IPO plans

Popular Japanese messaging app Line has applied to trade its shares in TokyoLine, the popular messaging app launched in the aftermath of Japan's earthquake and tsunami, is set for an initial public offering as early as this year, a report said Thursday, after shelving plans for a listing in 2014. Line applied in mid-2014 for a share sale in Japan, and said it was eyeing a US listing as well. The company, which claims more than 400 million registered members in Japan and other parts of Asia, lets users make free calls, send instant messages and post photos or short videos. Best known for letting users send each other cute cartoon "stickers", Line is hugely popular in Japan, particularly among teenagers.


1 April 2015

Konica Minolta snaps up two Australian IT service providers

Konica Minolta snaps up two Australian IT service providersKonica Minolta Business Solutions Australia has acquired two local IT services companies, Stonebridge Systems and Knowledge Partners, as it works to overhaul its business model under its Transform 2016 strategy.


1 April 2015

Nikon's new mirrorless camera is the company's most appealing yet

Nikon's new mirrorless camera is the company's most appealing yetNikon has announced the J5, the latest entry in its idiosyncratic 1 series of mirrorless cameras. The J5 has a fairly substantial grip, unlike its boxy predecessors, and Nikon has adopted the now-ubiquitous silver and black retro color scheme (all-black and silver/white options will also be available).


1 April 2015

Nikon's dive into 4K starts with the 1 J5 mirrorless camera

Nikon's dive into 4K starts with the 1 J5 mirrorless camera


1 April 2015

NZ media companies order ISPs to stop 'global mode' access

NZ media companies order ISPs to stop 'global mode' accessLightbox, MediaWorks, SKY, and TVNZ have threatened to sue local ISPs and companies that allow customers to bypass geoblock restrictions on services such as Netflix.


1 April 2015

We found this old episode of the show in an archive (Tomorrow Daily 154)

We found this old episode of the show in an archive (Tomorrow Daily 154)Deep in our basement here at CNET, we discovered a dusty VHS copy of one of the earliest episodes of the show, where we talk about cellular phones, Sony's strange move into video gaming consoles and exactly how many people are actually using the internet.


1 April 2015

Duck-like US Navy drone can fly or swim to hunt submarines

Duck-like US Navy drone can fly or swim to hunt submarines


1 April 2015

Government ideal for hybrid cloud: Cisco

Government ideal for hybrid cloud: CiscoAs the Australian government begins to dip its toes into cloud services, hybrid cloud offers a good balance, according to Cisco's ANZ head Ken Boal.


1 April 2015

Australia sees 15 percent data download volume surge

Australia sees 15 percent data download volume surge​The volume of data that Australian internet subscribers downloaded in the three months ending December 2014 surged by 15 percent over the three months ending June 2014, according to new figures by the ABS.


1 April 2015

​South Korea to remove 90 percent of ActiveX by 2017

​South Korea to remove 90 percent of ActiveX by 2017After relying on ActiveX for almost two decades, the South Korean government has announced that it will be removing the framework, starting with the top 100 popular websites.


1 April 2015

Pew: 7 percent of Americans only use their phone for internet access

Pew: 7 percent of Americans only use their phone for internet access


1 April 2015

Microsoft ended support for Windows XP almost a year ago… and it still has more users than Windows 8

How much has Windows 8 bombed with PC users? So much that an obsolete operating system that had its technical support cut off nearly a full year ago still has more global users. RELATED: 6 fascinating facts about Apple that you never knew Recall that it was on April 8th last year that Microsoft ended support for Windows XP, which meant that users stopped getting any more automatic updates and were no longer able to download Microsoft Security Essentials for their PCs anymore. Microsoft made a big push to get people to move away from XP for security reasons and upgrade to newer software, particularly to Windows 8 or 8.1. Despite this push, however, the biggest gainer over the past year has been Windows 7… and it’s

1 April 2015

This is the official music video for Kendrick Lamar's King Kunta

This is the official music video for Kendrick Lamar's King KuntaKendrick Lamar's To Pimp a Butterfly has all the markings of a classic, and now it has its first official music video. He dances at the Compton Fashion Center, in a parking lot, and at a convenience store, and the mood is one of total celebration. Butterfly is a feast for the ears, but it's the sort of epic that can feel foreboding. "King Kunta" is the place to start.


1 April 2015

Daily Roundup: PlayStation originals, super intelligent AI in movies and more!

Daily Roundup: PlayStation originals, super intelligent AI in movies and more!


1 April 2015

Australia's foreign aid goes agile, making many assumptions

Agile development works for certain kinds of software, but will it be the right fit for the Australian government's new paradigm for foreign aid?