Happy Friday! Here you'll find a recap of some of the best moments of the week in video format.
Apple finally sent out invites to their October 22nd event in San Francisco and speculation on what will be announced is mounting. Brian Tong breaks down everything you need to know beforehand, including what we expect to see and more in this week's Apple Byte.
For those of you who crave a challenging home project, CNET's How-To expert, Dan Graziano walks you through the entire process of building your own custom computer. But that's not all DIYers! … Read more
Apple's latest Java updates supply the most recent security fixes for version 6 of the runtime; however, they also implement Apple's effort to push users toward the Oracle-supported Java 7 runtime, especially for running Web-based applets. When you install Apple's Java updates, for systems that support Java 7, the updater will remove Apple's Java Web plug-in and direct you to the Oracle Java Web site for downloading the latest version of Java 7.
While this is arguably the safest and preferred approach for most users, there are some who may still need the Java 6 runtime … Read more
The set goes for a chunky, rounded 1950s look held up by three little silver feet. It's a cartoonish interpretation of an old-style television, but therein lies the charm. You won't be mounting it on your wall, but it should fit right in with your Elvis and Marilyn decor.… Read more
Congrats to Adam G. of New York, N.Y., for winning last week's giveaway -- an Amzer Shatterproof Screen Protector, plus a $50 Amzer gift card. This week, we've got a big prize. Fifty inches big.
Online retailer TigerDirect.com is giving away a 50-inch 4K (2160p) HDTV from Chinese OEM Seiki.
The biggest thing to note about the Seiki SE50UY04 is probably its retail price of $1,500, which breaks new low-pricing ground for a TV with 4K/Ultra High Definition resolution (then again, you don't need to worry about cost, as you're getting it for the very low price of free). … Read more
Most of you are probably just gearing up for your summer vacations, but we here at Always On have already had ours. It's all for you, dear viewers; it's all for you. On this week's episode, we visited Hawaii's Big Island to road-test gadgets meant for sun and water fun. And not to be all lowest-common-denominator, but that last sentence basically translates to an entire episode filmed in swimsuits. Just saying.
Western Digital announced today the WD Se SATA 3.5-inch standard hard drive, which offers up to 4TB of storage space.
While it's not the first hard drive with this top capacity -- both WD and Seagate have had other 4TB hard drives -- WD says that the new WD Se is the first that's designed for scale-out data center deployments, yet is still affordable. The hard drive supports the latest SATA 3 (6Gbps) standard, comes with 64MB of cache memory, and spins at 7,200rpm.
According to WD, the new hard drive uses enterprise components and technologies … Read more
The Anthony Gallo Acoustics Micro SE speaker ($239) is a tiny steel sphere, just 4 inches in diameter -- that's the size of an orange. It's an audiophile quality performer, capable of delivering high-resolution sound and a big, downright spacious stereo image. In fact, the imaging of the Micro SE and the slightly larger A'Diva SE reminds me of the wide-open, boxless sound I get with large, flat-panel speakers. Since these Gallos have just one full-range driver, they don't need a crossover network to direct high frequencies to the tweeter and bass to the woofer, and … Read more
I figured it would be a slow week when Mitsubishi delivered to the CNET garage a 2013 Lancer with neither an Evo nor Ralliart badge. The rally star Lancer Evo is a glorious little street-fighter, while the Ralliart version is almost as good.
But this 2013 Lancer SE showed me a couple of tricks that ultimately made for some fun driving adventures.
Bargain four-wheel drive Among Mitsubishi's limited line of vehicles, the Lancer is the stalwart -- an economy car offered in multiple trims, and with some tech options. The Lancer SE delivered to CNET was a midtrim model, … Read more