Can't find anything to watch on Netflix, Amazon Instant Video, Hulu, or any other online-streaming service? Well, now there's one more place to check.
Target on Thursday launched its new digital video service, Target Ticket, which lets people buy or rent movies and television shows. Target said more than 30,000 titles are available for between $1 and $37, including new film releases, next-day TV shows, and exclusive Target content like behind-the-scenes extras.
It's free to sign up for the service and there's no subscription fee. Users can also set up multiple profiles, which means multiple … Read more
As the world becomes more digitized, smartphones, smart watches, and smart cars have begun to hit the market -- and smart guns are no exception.
High-tech weapons, gun-centric apps, and tech-infused optical shooting scopes are popping up not only at hunting and gun shows but also at consumer-focused electronics shows. Earlier this year, one of the world's most high-tech long-range shooting rifles, Tracking Point's XS1, went on sale. And it has competition.
While many of these firearms and apps are geared toward perfecting a shot or feeding the shooter ballistics information, some new inventions are focused on making … Read more
Pinterest is introducing a new look for articles that users share on the Web site, the company announced Tuesday in a blog post.
When a user posts an article, it will now include more information, such as the story's headline, author, description, and a link back to the original post. Users also can save a story to read later, create different boards to categorize stories by topic, and follow specific writers -- like the Washington Post's Tim Devaney -- to see more of that author's work in their Pinterest feeds.
Pinterest said the extra article information will … Read more
A U.S. judge made comments Monday that suggest favor for Google's defense of its digital books project, which could hobble an authors group's effort to stop it.
The Authors Guild, which represents the interests of authors, says the project constitutes massive copyright infringement. Google, which has scanned more than 20 million books since forming partnerships with several major universities to digitize their research libraries in 2004, argues that the project is exempt under the "fair use" provision of copyright law because it shows only short "snippets" of text online.
During a hearing in … Read more
A 3D-printed house has yet to be realized, but Swiss architects Michael Hansmeyer and Benjamin Dillenburger are doing something a little more on the conceptual side at this point. In a project titled Digital Grotesque, they have engaged in what they're calling "computational architecture" by programming algorithms that can design deeply elaborate structures.
The resulting grotto contains more than 260 million surfaces, generated with 3D-modeling software in a process inspired by cell division. … Read more
Adobe Systems on Tuesday announced the availability of its $10-per-month subscription for Lightroom and Photoshop and released Lightroom 5.2, which expands and refines the software's photo-editing tools.
More details on Lightroom 5.2 are below, but here's how the new subscription works. It's called the Photoshop Photography Program, and it's available only to those who have a license to Photoshop CS3 or later. Unlike the discounted promotional price for its broader Creative Cloud subscription, which costs Creative Suite customers $30 per month for the first year and then $50 afterward, the Photoshop-Lightroom subscription price doesn'… Read more
Tyler and Cameron Winklevoss may hold one of the world's largest stashes of Bitcoins, worth an estimated $11 million or roughly 1 percent of the entire market at current trading values. So suffice it to say, the brothers have something to gain in plugging the crypto-currency's viability, especially since filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission in July to form the Winklevoss Bitcoin Trust, a kind of Bitcoin investment fund that can be traded like stock.
"The next step for Bitcoin is potentially becoming the currency of a country," Tyler Winklevoss told attendees at the 9th … Read more
Apple's newest smartphone on the block -- the iPhone 5S -- packs a photographic punch in comparison to its predecessors. CNET Digital Imaging Senior Editor Lori Grunin breaks down all the technobabble that describes the bits and bobs behind the lens of the iPhone 5S, leaving only one photography-related matter on the table: sample pictures.
What good are megapixels, a larger aperture size, and all that other mumbo jumbo if they don't produce good results? Thankfully, Apple provided a big handful of sample pictures (including a panorama and True Tone dual LED flash) taken with the iPhone 5S for your viewing -- and judgment.… Read more
We didn't expect much in the way of significant updates to the iPhone 5's camera, but we got some nice surprises with the iPhone 5S.
Here's what's new:1.5-micron pixels on sensor, still 8 megapixels, sensor 15 percent larger than iPhone 5's 5-element lens with f2.2 maximum aperture, increased from f2.4 10fps burst mode 120fps slo-mo Best shot selector for multishot and burst True Tone flash which white balances the color temperature of the the flash light during the shot, not the image in post-processing Image stabilization for stills Dynamic tone mapping, … Read more