Prolific leaker Evleaks initially posted the above images earlier this month, and then later shared the below shots on Twitter of an apparent new home screen design that borrows from both the tiled look of Windows 8 and the constantly updating "cards" of relevant data that Google Now users will find familiar. … Read more
Defender Pro Antivirus Online Security identifies viruses and malware and takes appropriate action to protect your computer. The security scans that Defender Pro performs will quickly detect a problem program or file and quarantine it or otherwise prevent it from causing problems. It also scans Web sites for issues, so that threats can be eliminated before they even reach your computer.
Installing Defender Pro is straightforward, although it does require a restart of your computer to complete. There was also an update to install immediately upon installation. But these are completed quickly, and the interface is streamlined and intuitive. From … Read more
The Surface Pro 2 is an excellent laptop-tablet hybrid.
I didn't think I would ever be able to write those words after using (for two months) the original Surface Pro, then selling it because, well, I didn't like it.
The Surface Pro 2 changed my mind, though.
A good laptop-tablet hybrid is extremely difficult to design and build; it took me a while to realize this.
Build something that works well as a tablet and it probably won't be a very good laptop. Emphasize the laptop aspect too much and it's a lousy tablet.
In short, … Read more
DisplaySearch has released a forecast covering new display tech in 2014, which includes speculation about screens that may arrive on the iPhone 6, iWatch, large iPad, and Android tablets.
The researcher sees at least two iPhone 6 possibilities as upgrades from the iPhone 5S' 4-inch 1,136x640-pixel resolution (see chart below).
At the high end would be a 5.5-inch 1,920x1,080 display based on LTPS (low-temperature polysilicon) LCD -- the same technology used in the 5S.
If accurate, that means Apple would get closer to the resolution on the Samsung Galaxy S4 -- which is a 5-inch, 1,920x1,080 display. That's where any similarities would end, though. The S4 uses Samsung's radically different Super AMOLED tech. … Read more
LAS VEGAS -- During the full week that we spent at CES 2014, CNET TV was hard at work filming every corner of the annual techapalooza. From stage-shy movie directors to the new Roku TV, we captured it all on camera. So, if you couldn't be in Vegas, here are the top 11 CNET TV videos for your viewing pleasure.
1. Michael Bay quits Samsung's press conference In an bizarre, -- and painfully awkward -- moment, "Transformers" director Bay walked off the stage during Samsung's press conference before he could chat about one of the … Read more
The Mac Pro is no longer on the outs in Europe, following a redesign that obeys regulatory requirements.
On March 1 of last year, Apple stopped selling the Mac Pro in most European countries because the computer failed to comply with electrical regulations. Specifically, the ports and fans didn't pass muster with a new safety amendment that went into effect at that time. An Apple reseller in France had said that a new and compliant Mac Pro would replace the old version, and that time has finally come.
LAS VEGAS -- The PC running Microsoft Windows will have a bumpy ride in 2014.
That's my takeaway from the Consumer Electronics Show after seeing little that was really new from the Windows PC crowd like Hewlett-Packard (at a pre-CES function), Toshiba, Samsung, and others.
In fact, the only truly new/novel Windows device that I saw was the dual-OS Windows-Android Asus Transformer Book Duet TD300.
Of course what makes the Duet unique is that it also runs Android, an operating system that dominates the mobile market. (See CNET video of Duet switching between Windows 8.1 and Android.) … Read more
Sennheiser makes a lot of headphone models, and it can be a bit confusing to make sense of the lineup. Some models are close cousins, and then it's even tougher to keep track of them all. Take the Sennheiser HD-25 Aluminum ($330), the 25th anniversary edition of the classic HD-25 headphone. Then again, the HD-25 Aluminum looks like a twin of the Sennheiser Amperior ($349), and to keep things interesting Sennheiser just introduced another very similar model, the HD 26 Pro ($320). I don't have an on-ear Sennheiser Momentum ($200) in house to compare, but I know it … Read more
Would you have done the same?
Ferdinand Puentes was one of nine passengers in a 2002 Cessna Grand Caravan which suddenly suffered engine failure off Kalaupapa, Molokai in Hawaii last month.
As he heard the engine fail and saw the plane heading for the water, one of his first instincts was to turn on his GoPro camera and film what might have been his own demise.
As KHON-TV reports, Puentes knew the danger he was in, yet the decision to film as much as possible might perplex a few.
He managed to get out of the plane alive and survived the crash. However, while he was floating on a seat cushion and wearing his life vest, he took a selfie. … Read more