17 April 2015

If you want to chat on Steam, spend at least $5

If you want to chat on Steam, spend at least $5


17 April 2015

What the first Apple.com homepage looked like

Many of the earliest website designs to populate the web are nothing more than distant and irretrievable memories. While sites like the The Internet Archive Wayback Machine provide a great way to take a stroll back through Internet time, their index only goes back so far. So it goes with the Apple.com homepage. Archived versions of Apple’s homepage on the Wayback Machine only go back to October 1996, a shame given that Apple had a website up and running for many years prior. Don’t Miss: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! Thankfully, Kevin Fox, who previously did design and software work at both Google and Apple, realized that he just might have a screenshot of Apple’s old and seemingly

17 April 2015

Justice Department may try to block the Comcast / TWC merger

Justice Department may try to block the Comcast / TWC merger


17 April 2015

After a brief lull, the PS4 is back to trampling on the Xbox One and Nintendo 3DS

After being edged out by the Xbox One in December and falling behind the Nintendo 3DS in February, the PlayStation 4 reclaimed its spot at the top of the hardware sales chart in March, the NPD Group revealed in its latest report. DON’T MISS: Halo: Spartan Strike now available on PC, iOS and Windows Phone “We are truly honored PlayStation 4 is the top-selling console and No. 1 in software sales again according to NPD sales data for March 2015,” said a spokesperson for Sony Computer Entertainment. Official sales figures were not released, but at the last count, Sony had sold over 20.2 million PS4s worldwide since the console’s debut. Microsoft also released its own statement as well, claiming that “cumulative U.S. Xbox One

17 April 2015

Crave Ep. 200: Forget maps and let leg electrodes guide you there

Crave Ep. 200: Forget maps and let leg electrodes guide you thereResearchers have found a way to get people where they want to go using electrodes attached to the legs. Are humans the future of GPS?


17 April 2015

French government really doesn’t want you comparing its new surveillance bill to the Patriot Act

France insists it’s not working on a French version of the U.S. Patriot Act that would give the government massive additional surveillance powers, The Verge reports. But the French government is definitely interested in passing a law that would give it more freedom to collect information in its fight against terrorism, even if local businesses and human rights organizations are criticizing the initiative. DON’T MISS: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! The new law, which prime minister Manuel Valls is rushing through Parliament, would give local spy agencies even more powers. The government would be allowed to spy on emails and calls of suspected terrorists and their families and contacts without receiving authorization from a judge. Furthermore, telecommunications

17 April 2015

Scientists want to blast space debris with frickin' lasers

Satellite Reentry


17 April 2015

Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock Generation

Boomer Lifestyle Tools and Products for the Post Woodstock GenerationWoodstock it was a mess and don't let anyone tell you different. It was hot, cold, dirty, muddy, and smelly and most of the time you couldn't even hear the music. But, epic nevertheless. Regardless, the culture was shifted as never before and the legacy of Woodstock lives on stamped into the DNA of American culture. Fast forward to today's...


17 April 2015

Watch the teaser for Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight in HD right here

One of the most interesting movies coming out this year is Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful Eight, and a first cryptic teaser trailer for it was released last summer. However, French publication Nowhereelse discovered a HD version of it that looks much better than the earlier version we saw. DON’T MISS: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! This first trailer doesn’t have much action in it, and you won’t even get to see the main characters. However, the short video introduces them, and tells us where the action is supposed to take place. “On the edge of the American frontier, some time after the Civil War, eight strangers were stranded by a blizzard,” the trailer reveals. “They soon

17 April 2015

Adaptalux is a modular lighting system for macro photography

Adaptalux is a modular lighting system for macro photography


17 April 2015

The official Batman v. Superman trailer was just published – watch it here now!

It took them long enough. After sitting idly by while a firestorm raged through the Internet following the low-quality leak of the Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice trailer, Warner Bros. Pictures has finally shared the real thing. MORE TRAILERS: The second trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens just came out – watch it here now! Whatever you thought of the trailer the first time around, it’s worth giving it another shot in 1080p, without the shaking and the blurriness. The trailer is still coming to IMAX theaters next week, and the full movie will hit theaters on March 25th, 2016. Watch the official trailer below:

17 April 2015

Factory new DeLoreans and the 'Game of Thrones' life cycle: Our favorite videos from the week

Factory new DeLoreans and the 'Game of Thrones' life cycle: Our favorite videos from the weekA roundup of our favorite CNET videos from news, reviews and more.


17 April 2015

Google revolutionizes search to help mobile users

Google search will start factoring in how easy websites are to read on smartphones or tablet computers, underlining the changing way people surf the InternetGoogle search on Tuesday will start factoring in how easy websites are to read on smartphones or tablet computers, underlining the changing way people surf the Internet. The web titan said that the "mobile-friendliness" of websites will be a factor in ranking results to online searches done using mobile devices. "As people increasingly search on their mobile devices, we want to make sure they can find content that's not only relevant and timely, but also easy to read and interact with on smaller mobile screens," a Google spokesperson told AFP. The change will affect mobile Internet searches in all languages worldwide and was expected to have a "significant impact" on results to queries, Google said in a February blog post heralding the move.


17 April 2015

FBI pulls computer security expert off flight, after he tweets about hacking its systems

FBI pulls computer security expert off flight, after he tweets about hacking its systemsTechnically Incorrect: Chris Roberts says he sent his tweet because he's frustrated that a security flaw isn't being addressed.


17 April 2015

MakerBot lays off one-fifth of its workforce

Newest Innovations In Consumer Technology On Display At 2015 International CES


17 April 2015

Uber's background checks don't catch criminals, says Houston

Uber's background checks don't catch criminals, says HoustonAfter a passenger was allegedly raped by her Uber driver, the Texas city threatens to shut down the ride-hailing service. Uber says it will comply with the city's rules.


17 April 2015

Feds OK plan to free up airwaves for smartphones

Feds OK plan to free up airwaves for smartphonesFCC approves plan to share airwaves previously used by the military to help mobile operators keep up with wireless data demands.


17 April 2015

EV owners in San Francisco can now recharge their cars off the grid with solar energy

EV owners in San Francisco can now recharge their cars off the grid with solar energyAs of today, electric vehicle owners in San Francisco can revitalize their car's battery at any of three off-the-grid charging stations powered entirely by solar energy. San Francisco's Department of the Environment and Charge Across Town also helped bring the three Electric Vehicle Autonomous Renewable Chargers, each with a value of $45,000, to the city. The self-contained charging stations will remain in San Francisco through the rest of 2015, though they'll be changing venues every few months. "This program allows the City of San Francisco to demonstrate that electric vehicles can charge from 100-percent renewable sources and with no impact to grid operations, making better use of our energy supply," said San Francisco's Mayor Edwin Lee at a press conference.


17 April 2015

Jay Z has been calling Tidal subscribers personally while CEO bows out

Jay Z has been calling Tidal subscribers personally while CEO bows outTidal's new owner Jay Z has been calling customers personally to thank them for subscribing, while CEO Andy Chen has left the company.


17 April 2015

Bringing Apple Pay to other countries will be an agonizingly long process

Apple Pay might be the most popular mobile payments solution to date, despite having been available only in the U.S. for a few months, but Apple may have a tougher time bringing it to other markets. A new report from The Wall Street Journal reveals that Canada might be the next major market to get this unique iPhone and Apple Watch feature, but Apple fans in the country may have to wait for it to arrive for several more months. DON’T MISS: Watch the leaked Batman v. Superman IMAX trailer right here! The Canadian launch may be scheduled for November, although there’s nothing official from Apple at this time. Apparently, the company is in negotiations with the six major banks