In the wake of the Conficker worm, we dug into our research vault, known as the Web, and ferreted out the five deadliest computer viruses/worms of all time. Turns out all we needed to do was read the London Times. And all they needed to do was ask a security company.It goes without saying that you should watch the video to see what the Top 5 are. But you have another incentive: for this week we are giving away a size-large throwback CNET fleece, as modeled in the video by Intern Chris Knox and Producer Sarah Harbin.
More than 800 digital-media enthusiasts in New York RSVP'd for a Tuesday night "meet-up" held by Boxee, the TV browser software company that's ambitiously (and controversially) aimed to make it possible to have a full Web content experience in your living room.
In conjunction with the get-together, Boxee (still available only for Mac and Linux) made a few notable announcements: First of all, it's overhauled … Read more
We've all seen how Apple's designs and user interface have been copied in numerous knock-off products. However, this time it's the company logo that's being ripped off.
Top Crown's latest 3G notebook actually looks quite decent on paper. Running on the low-power and inexpensive Via Nano 1.3GHz processor, it comes with a decent feature set and even includes 3G/HSDPA connectivity under the hood. The 10.1-inch display makes us suspect it's really a Netbook at heart, and the unit can be outfitted with a hard disk or solid-state drive.
But what really … Read more
Top Criminal Check allows you to look up a person's criminal history; however, we didn't get very far with the program because a trial limitation required payment to view any of its findings.
The user interface features search capabilities that require a person's first and last name, but to fine-tune your search, you can add the person's date of birth, gender, and state information. The program also lets you search by phone number, address, ZIP code, and even e-mail address. You can also select the categories you want to include in the search, such as government … Read more
Last December, James May, co-host of the UK car show "Top Gear," flew to LA to test drive the Honda FCX Clarity prototype, which he calls "the most important car since the car was invented."
The Honda FCX Clarity is a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle that uses compressed gas to generate electricity and power the car's electric motor. The Clarity has a driving range of 280 miles per tank, delivers 135hp, can travel up to 100 mph, and can reach 60 mph from a standstill in under 9 seconds.
The video clip made it onto … Read more
You think your local TV news guy, Mr. Perfect Hair, is always on top of things? Not so much. And when local and national news reporters mess up, chances are the cameras are rolling. That makes for great YouTube fodder. Here are the top 10 funniest news reporter bloopers on YouTube.
Before I get into the list, I do want to note that all of the following videos are safe for work and kids. There are a plenty of hilarious videos showing reporters messing up and using foul language (I'm looking at you, Bill O'Reilly), but since this is a family site, we thought it best to keep it clean. If you're looking for the R-rated stuff, it's not hard to find.
10. I was your boss once It seems there are some hard feelings between this reporter and the news anchor as they argue over whether they should ask an eyewitness a few more questions. Hilarity ensues when the reporter gets pwned.
Media-center start-up Boxee, which aggregates Web video for television set-top boxes, has launched a new version that restores access to video hub Hulu. The NBC Universal-News Corp. joint venture had pulled its content from Boxee after content partners took issue with it.
But it's not really the same: Boxee has brought back Hulu by extending its support for RSS feeds, and is pulling the video content in that way.
"Like IE, Firefox, or Google Reader, the RSS reader supports Google Video, Yahoo, YouTube and feeds from many other websites," a post on the Boxee blog by CEO … Read more
As those of you with older PCs may have noticed the hard way, some of the new features in Apple's Safari 4 beta for Windows require a graphics card with at least 64MB of on-board RAM that supports at least DirectX 9. This makes it the first browser I've heard of with an explicit graphics card requirement, but is this really a big deal?
DirectX 9 has been around since 2004, and you can pick up a card for your desktop that supports it for around 20 bucks. This isn't quite analogous to Windows requiring a massive … Read more
Apple's Safari was already the most used Web browser on the Mac, but other browsers like Mozilla Firefox, Opera, and Camino have been quickly gaining on (and in some cases surpassing) the browser that comes preloaded on all Macs. The new version comes packed with interface enhancements and new features to once again set the bar a little higher for the competition. But is it enough?
Check out this First Look video to find out more about the new features in Safari 4 Public Beta.
In many battles, bigger is better. But, when it comes to working efficiently in tight kitchens, the little guy almost always comes out on top.
Belling makes a wide range of standard kitchen appliances, from ranges and built-ins to free-standing cookers, but it's the "Baby Belling" line that caught my attention. Specializing in compact appliances, the line features things like ranges and induction cooktops that make the most out of small spaces.
One product of the Baby Belling line is this Table Top Mini Kitchen, which combines a range top and a conventional oven in a unit … Read more