Now they can get their hands on these 1:12-scale toilet and urinal model kits that guarantee hours of fun -- and perhaps some social ostracism.
Although we haven't reviewed this phone on C Spire's network, you can read CNET's Motorola Droid X2 review for Verizon, which is the same phone.
Netflix now has 1 million subscribers in Canada.
The video streaming and rental company reached the milestone last month, Netflix said yesterday. The one-millionth subscriber was Amanda Bell James of Flin Flon, Manitoba. To mark the event, Netflix gave James a free lifetime membership.
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Netflix launched its streaming service in Canada last September. Like its U.S. alternative, Canada's streaming service allows users to stream movies and television shows over the Web to a host of devices, including … Read more
When Twitter first came out, there were a lot of skeptics. No one was quite sure what to do with it. Nevertheless, five years later, it's still here and continuing to grow.
The San Francisco-based start-up first launched on July 15, 2006, and it was initially self-dubbed as "Twttr." (Thank goodness that Twitter execs abandoned the whole Web 2.0 trend of dropping vowels from the brand name to seem cool.)
It didn't really gain in popularity on the way to what we see today until about two years later. But now look at it. Everyone … Read more
The latest batch of rumors regarding a Windows app store has cropped up.
They include a different name than previously rumored, a logo, and the ability to deliver software directly to a person's desktop, according to Windows enthusiast site WinRumors and other sources.
WinRumors reports that the new shop is likely to be dubbed the Windows Store--not the Windows App Store. It apparently will offer consumers a variety of free and paid apps for PCs that they can download much in the same way that Apple users can download apps from the Mac App Store. Its release is tied to that of Windows 8, the next version of the Windows operating system.
The store will also allegedly kick off with a new logo that, like much of Windows 8, borrows some of its look and feel from Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 Metro UI.
The new store will most likely be based on HTML5 and will send apps to PCs from Microsoft's cloud-based Azure service, according to Windows enthusiast site MSWin (Google Translate version), which apparently peeked under the hood of the recent Windows 8 Milestone 3 Build. The site also found subtle entries pointing to a Windows Store deep within the bowels of the Windows Registry.… Read more
More details about Microsoft's upcoming Windows 8 have apparently leaked onto the Web, revealing new surprises and some makeovers to existing features.
A greater peek into the next version of Windows is coming from Windows 8 Milestone 1, also known as Build 7850, which started popping up at various FTP and file-sharing sites last week. This build was released to Microsoft partners late last year. Milestone 2 has since been released, while Milestone 3 has reportedly been compiled. But combined with details from more recent builds, Windows users can get a glimpse into what the future may hold.
One … Read more
Motorola is having a rather productive week with Android. After releasing new Ming handsets on Monday, the company chose Wednesday to debut two more devices: the ruggedized Defy and the Milestone 2.
Save for the exclusion of push-to-talk, the Defy has the look and feel of an updated i1. On the outside it features a 3.7-inch Gorilla Glass display that can withstand dust and water, while inside it has a 5-megapixel camera and 1.25GB of onboard memory. The touch-only Defy runs Android 2.1 with the updated version of MotoBlur (Android 1.5) and includes support for Adobe … Read more
One of the most hyped and least surprising tech industry milestones of the past few years is finally official: Facebook announced midmorning on Wednesday that it has reached 500 million active users around the world, an unprecedented number for a social-networking site.
Of course, everyone was aware that this was imminent. Facebook had already announced that it would be launching an application called "Facebook Stories" to commemorate the experiences and connections that people have created and shared on Facebook's network. In our CNET Conversations podcast last week, Facebook VP of product Christopher Cox talked about the forthcoming … Read more
Facebook isn't letting its milestone of 500 million active users around the world go unnoticed, with a big "Facebook Stories" user testimony promotion rolling out and normally press-shy CEO Mark Zuckerberg making a Wednesday evening appearance on the ABC World News broadcast in the form of an interview with anchor Diane Sawyer.
There will likely be a lot of talk about Facebook's roots as a wildfire phenomenon among college students in elite U.S. universities and how, thanks to its incremental spread through schools and offices and communities, there are now half a billion people flitting … Read more
This marks the second Android-based smartphone for the carrier, following last year's HTC Hero. The Milestone sports a similar design and feature set as the Motorola Droid, which includes a 3.7-inch display and a 5-megapixel camera with autofocus and dual-LED, but ships with Android 2.1. Other details include an 8GB microSD card, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and support for Cellular South's 3G network.
Also, good news for Cellular South customers, as … Read more