In September, the Korean consumer electronics giant unveiled the Galaxy Gear, a smartwatch that connects to a user's smartphone or tablet to provide alerts, take photos, make calls, and access certain apps. For Samsung, the device is more than just another gadget; it also marks an important shift in the company's position in technology: long known as a "fast follower" that's … Read more
Both Samsung and Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC) will make future Apple processors, according to a report from Taipei-based Digitimes.
Samsung, which has manufactured Apple A series processors to date -- including the newest 64-bit A7 -- will continue to make Apple chips through at least 2015, according to the report in Wednesday's Digitimes.
Meanwhile, TSMC is slated to participate in production of Apple's 2014 iPhone products and/or could take more future production, according to the report.
Separately, a source familiar with TSMC's operations told CNET that TSMC is already making Apple A series processors -- … Read more
As the holiday shopping season comes down to its last week, Apple has added the ability to gift e-books through its iBookstore.
Amazon -- Apple's chief competitor in the e-book market -- has for years allowed Kindle e-books to be gifted. And while Apple has long allowed other types of digital content to be gifted, such as apps and music, the option was unavailable to iBookstore users.
Sharp is upping the ante in the 10.1-inch Windows 8.1 tablet space with a WQXGA tablet packing 4GB of memory and LTE connectivity.
That's just shy of 300 pixels per inch and tops the 9.7-inch iPad Air's 264.
New tech being developed at Cornell University aims to bring cholesterol testing to smartphones to make the numbers both more specific and easier to track.
Home cholesterol test kits have been around since the early 1990s, catering to those with high cholesterol levels -- which puts them at a higher risk of developing heart disease -- who need to check their numbers more than once every few years.
But the majority of home tests take total cholesterol readings only, without separating out the "good," high-density lipoprotein (HDL, which helps prevent cholesterol from building up in the arteries) from … Read more
DSLRs have their 16-35mm staple lenses, now Fujifilm is offering a 10-24mm f4 -- equivalent to 15-36mm on a full-frame camera -- X-mount lens for its X series of interchangeable-lens cameras.
Notably, it has image stabilization; a lot of manufacturers still contend that you don't need that in short focal-length lenses, but some folks, like me, need it in every lens.
It uses internal focus, has a seven-blade aperture, incorporates the company's High Transmittance Electron Beam Coating, and can focus as closely as 9.4 inches. Plus, like some of the higher-end XF lenses, it offers a manual … Read more
"She wasn't splashing around too much."
With these words, Senior Constable Dean Kelly of the Melbourne (Australia) Water Police offered his description of a woman who had walked straight off the St. Kilda Pier and fallen into the water.
"She was just floating, really," he explained.
Perhaps she was in shock. Or perhaps her priority was to make sure that her phone was fine and that she hadn't missed anything in her News Feed.
Before she'd made her splashing exit from dry land, this Taiwanese woman, said to be in her mid-20s, had … Read more
LG Electronics has officially jumped into the Chrome OS market. The electronics giant announced Tuesday that it would be unveiling its all-in-one Chromebase desktop computer during the upcoming 2014 Consumer Electronics Show.
"Simple to operate for all types of users, the award-winning LG Chromebase computer represents the successful combination of simplicity, power and great design," LG's head of IT Business Hyoung-sei Park said in a statement. "LG Chromebase is the wave of the future for desktops, expected to be widely adopted not only at home, but especially in schools, hotels, call centers and other business settings.&… Read more
With space for six or seven passengers, a whisper-quiet cabin, a respectable load of safety tech, and an available rear-seat entertainment, the 2014 Buick Enclave AWD Premium seems like it would be a nice minivan alternative for moms and dads. However, the presence of the tri-shield Buick badge places it firmly in many prospective owners' minds as more of a grandma and grandpa kind of ride.
The automaker has been making great strides to update its image and appear more youthful with a string of sporty sedans with greatly improved tech. Has any of this young DNA seeped into the … Read more
NASA has decided the only way to fix a cooling system issue that has plagued the International Space Station over the past week is to send astronauts out on a series of spacewalks. The walks are scheduled to take place on December 21, 23, and 25.
The crew aboard the ISS has been working to fix a faulty pump module for the cooling system since December 11. The problem came about because one of two ammonia loops that keep equipment both outside and inside the ISS cool unexpectedly shut down. This has caused the crew to have to power down … Read more