On the 40th anniversary of the moon landing, we sadly report on the state of the broken toilet in the International Space Station. It means astronauts have to split up which toilets they use in order to load balance. No. Seriously. Plus we touch on the Amazon 1984 ironic mistake of the year.Subscribe now: iTunes (audio) | iTunes (video) | RSS (audio) | RSS (video) EPISODE 1022
CNET News intern Mats Lewan talks to reporter Erica Ogg the day before Apple reports its third-quarter fiscal earnings. The iPhone has flown off shelves, but did price cuts do the trick to reinvigorate the Mac business?
That, plus other headlines of the day, on Monday's CNET News Daily Podcast.Listen now: Download today's podcast
CASPER, Wyo.--Each year, when I plan for my annual Road Trip project, I coordinate both a long list of destinations to visit and a big box full of tech gadgets to test out. Plus a car.
Some of those gadgets get used once or twice, and then get put away again. But others, for better or worse, become integral components of the trip.
Over the next week or so, I'll be posting my (amateur) reviews of all these gadgets, in each case talking about what I thought of them, and how they fit into the trip. In most … Read more
Starting next week, Universal will release an app for the iPhone and iPod Touch that controls content on Blu-ray Discs.
It's a first for the industry, but it falls in line with the Blu-ray format's efforts to expand beyond the disc and into other personal electronics devices. The app will launch to coincide with Universal's release of "Fast & Furious" on Blu-ray July 28.
Depending on the title it's associated with, the free application will allow bonus features from the disc to be downloaded to an iPhone or iPod Touch, and will let either … Read more
Apple has released recordings of iPhone and Mac development sessions from the 2009 WWDC. The sessions are available to members of its Apple Developer Connection (ADC) Select or Premier programs, free ADC Online program, and registered iPhone developers. Premier members and anyone who attended WWDC have already been given free access to the session videos, but anyone else will have to pay.
The WWDC 2009 sessions cost $299 each for iPhone or Mac sessions, or $499 for the complete set that includes both sessions. Though that may seem expensive, remember that a full WWDC ticket costs between $1,295 and $… Read more
It's been an eventful quarter for Apple, but can it keep up its momentum? We'll find out Tuesday when Apple releases its fiscal third-quarter earnings.
Recent company news has been mixed, but certainly more positive than negative. During the quarter, which ended June 30, the company released the third-generation iPhone, the iPhone 3GS, which by all accounts, was a blockbuster. But its Mac and iPod divisions didn't experience the same kind of runaway success. Apple has had a string of successful quarters, even in the midst of the worst economic environment since the Great Depression.
One thing … Read more
States that are low on funds are steadily inhaling the idea of taxing the sale of a substance that gets you high.
Meanwhile, as if anticipating an uptick in demand, the folks at Apple have approved a new iPhone and iPod Touch app that will allow a little more mobile access to the soothing properties of marijuana.
Your legal marijuana experience, that is.
Some states--California being in the surprising vanguard--have made the … Read more
A few tweaks of the MacBook and Apple could render the Netbook a non-issue.
At the risk of adding to the cacophony of gratuitous advice directed at Apple, the company could bypass the Netbook and go directly to the inexpensive "ultrathin" category--where Apple seems to be headed anyway with the incredibly shrinking price of the MacBook Air. In short, take the thin, aluminum unibody enclosure that is a MacBook and move it downmarket.
Ultrathins are Netbooks without the compromises. A light, small, pick-up-and-go design that has a reasonable size screen and the horsepower do to what a conventional … Read more
Episode 41 of the Digital City, where we discuss Apple's falling market share, Scott's love affair with the Game Boy Micro, and whether Alienware's $5K laptop means the death of gaming PCs.
Related links: >>Alienware M17x the fastest gaming laptop ever, but do we still need big PC gaming rigs? >>Apple drops to No. 5 in laptop sales--are cheaper MacBooks the answer? >>Retro Gadget: An ode to my Game Boy Micro