Too busy to keep up with today's tech news? Here are some of the more interesting stories from CNET for Friday, June 17.
Web apps get ultimate endorsement: Win 8
Web-style programming in the next generation of Windows is a radical break for Microsoft. But there are reasons to expect that it will help draw programmers, not just alienate them. More
Facebook readying launch of iPad app?
Social-networking giant plans to introduce a free app in the coming weeks tailored especially for the tablet's touch-screen interface, according to a report. More
Aboard the world's largest model train collection
Every year more than a million people visit Miniatur Wunderland, featuring 900 trains, eight miles of track, an airport, and dioramas from several countries. More
Suppliers ready collision-avoidance systems for mass-market vehicles
Collision-avoidance systems that combine radar and a camera soon may be ready for mass-market vehicles. More
CNET Roadside Assistance 017: Don't be idling (podcast)
On this episode of Roadside Assistance we tackle of the subject of car idling, Honda's noise cancelling, and making a right turn on red. More
Nielsen: Smartphone data usage soars 89 percent
The amount of data consumed each month by the average smartphone users has jumped by 89 percent over the past year, according to a report out today from Nielsen. More
Scam Detector app saves you from getting ripped off (hands-on)
The best way to prevent fraud is to know it when you see it. This app gives you the scoop on more than 350 common scams around the world. More