Donald and Eric comment on RIM's dull vision of the future and are only slightly more enthusiastic about Microsoft's competing take on things. A Nokia researcher shows off a genuinely interesting vision of what flexible touch-screen devices might be able to accomplish. In Geek News, Eric confesses his love for Uncharted 3 and Harrison Ford's face.
Halloween is a time for candy, a time for creativity, and a time for scaring the living crap out of people. The secret ingredient for creating true terror: sound.
I don't care how many Jason masks or buckets of fake blood you have, we've seen it all before. The props are played out. We're desensitized. A scary sound, however, triggers the darkest parts of our imagination in ways that are so primal, it transcends even the most shocking gore.
Don't take my word for it. Go back and watch the scariest moments of any horror film, close your eyes, and you'll realize what a huge role sound plays in making something scary. Whether it's John Carpenter's soundtrack to "Halloween" or John Williams' score to "Jaws," it's the sound that puts you on the edge of your seat. … Read more
Lots to talk about this week, including a gravity-defying quantum levitation skateboard, Lytro's revolutionary new camera, the future of Android skin, and a robot helper for man's best friend. Plus, Donald shows off the nerdiest way to feed your baby, Rafe protects you from phishing scams, and Eric has the latest from Blizzcon.
This was probably the easiest review of my life.
I mean, sure I was disappointed that Apple's new iPod Touch for 2011 is just last year's model with a new coat of paint and some new software. But let's be honest. At just $199, there's nothing else out there that even comes close to what the iPod Touch offers. The competition literally gave up.
The closest competitor to the iPod Touch is a product that isn't even out yet--Amazon's Kindle Fire tablet. But even if we assume the Kindle Fire is a perfect 10, it's ultimately a different class of product. If nothing else, it's around three times the size of the iPod Touch. Let's also not forget that the iPod includes Bluetooth, AirPlay, FaceTime, an HD video camera, a gigantic app store, up to 64GB of storage, iMessages, maps, and dozens of other worthwhile features that seemingly aren't included on the Kindle. … Read more
This week, Donald and Eric tackle some big tech ideas while fighting off a dark cloud of Nietzschean existentialism.
Microsoft demos shoulder-mounted touch-screen projectors, while Disney takes a decidedly low-tech route. We also look at a ball that can take 360-degree panoramic photos in one shot; advancements in harvesting energy from humans; the strength of your passwords; and a new spin on superhero teen shows.Subscribe in iTunes SD Video | Subscribe in RSS SD Video
This week, Donald and Eric consider the future of space, the dark side of romance, and the proper way to dispose of AT-AT excrement. Also, the Keyboard Cat toy plays us out, and in Geek News, Eric confesses his deep hatred of Orcs.Subscribe in iTunes SD Video | Subscribe in RSS SD Video
In this episode of Crave we have self-cleaning clothes, a poop-powered motorcycle, and an olde-tyme accessory for your iPhone. Plus, we introduce a new How To segment with CNET guru Rafe Needleman, and Eric rounds out the show by unraveling the influences of "The Matrix."
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Apple's latest iPod Nano goes on sale today with a new, lower price $129 (8GB), $149 (8GB), and a few extra software tweaks. Nothing about the iPod's design or hardware features has changed from last year's model, including the seven available colors.
Really, the difference comes down to the software, which is available as a free update to anyone who purchased the 2010 iPod Nano. The new touch-screen software offers 16 new clock face designs, improving its appeal as a high-tech timepiece, as well as a new navigation interface with larger touch-screen icons. Those who prefer the … Read more
This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the hard drive-based iPod that started it all. During today's iPhone press event, Apple mentioned the iPod milestone, but neglected to say a single thing about its direct descendent, the iPod Classic. The omission led to speculation that the age of the hard-drive iPod was finally at an end.
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Not so. After Apple's iPhone 4S event, CNET's Josh Lowensohn confirmed with Apple representatives … Read more
On October 12, Apple will have a new version of the iPod Touch to sell, priced at $199 (8GB), $299 (32GB), and $399 (64GB).
The bad news is that the 2011 hardware is seemingly identical to last year's iPod Touch. You get the same front (VGA) and rear (720p) camera, same processor, and same 3.5-inch Retina display. Aside from a new white color option, the iPod Touch hardware is essentially unchanged.