This week's video roundup is packed to the brim with some of the hottest products reviewed in the last seven days. Earlier this week we got our mitts on the Microsoft Surface 2 (due out in October), the updated Apple iMac, as well as the lineup of new sizzling hot Kindle Fire tablets. Our CNET UK team also reviewed the global version of the Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch. Did the stylish gadget live up to expectations? Plus: We'll show you how to fix some of the annoying new quirks in iOS 7, and Rumor Has It breaks down … Read more
"Whatever you do, don't feed the trolls."
That's what my co-workers always say when I tell them I'm about to read online comments about the CNET TV show I host, Rumor Has It.
"Don't read the comments, comments are stupid."
My internal debate about whether to view the show-related comments is a big one. Especially when user comments are so often nothing more than "First!!!11!" Especially when user comments attack my appearance, sexuality, and gender.
Now that the iPhone madness has died down, we can all stop talking about Apple for a minute and just relax.
iPad rumors are at full force, which makes sense, since iPad day is rumored to be just around the corner. Speculations run the gamut from it looking similar to an iPad Mini, it being lighter and thinner, and it staying the same 9.7-inch size.
Also this week, Google makes me feel really old fashioned, but I'm OK with that.
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Samsung could soon introduce a third premium smartphone experience to complement the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note family, says an industry source (translate).
According to ETNews, the so-called Galaxy F could feature cutting-edge hardware specifications and materials that trump those in its current portfolio. Key among the rumored details are an octa-core processor, a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, and a metal case. This design could see Samsung pushing further into the curved display technology.
Although rumors point to the Galaxy F as an Android 4.2 Jelly Bean device, I suspect that by the time it arrives (if … Read more
Unless you've been living under a rock, you probably know that this week was all about Apple. Not only did the iPhone 5S and 5C go on sale, but iOS 7 was finally released to the masses. In this week's roundup we've included our comprehensive video reviews of the new handsets, as well as a full rundown of all the new features in the latest OS. And if you've already upgraded, Brian Tong offers up some of the best hidden secrets inside iOS 7 in a new episode of Apple Byte.
We realize many of you … Read more
Although much of the Nexus buzz currently centers around predicting the LG Nexus 4 successor, we should also remember that the Nexus 10 is also due for a refresh. While Samsung was once thought as a shoo-in for the title, it's possible that Google may have given the task to Asus.
But until then, let's take a little break from Apple, and round up a few other rumors that've been making the rounds the last couple weeks: Samsung might release a Galaxy Gear 2 smartwatch … Read more
The drama -- or some might argue, the lack thereof -- is over. The iPhone 5S and 5C have officially arrived, which means it's once again time to look ahead to the next iPhone.
I know. Some of you may be getting bored of this game. But for others, it's still fun to play.Will it be called the iPhone 6? There's a good chance it will be, though sometimes Apple likes to shake things up a bit, as we've seen with the 5C and the naming of its iPads.
But whatever it is called, I … Read more
The picture gets somewhat clearer for the rumored Nexus 5 smartphone as newly discovered FCC documents provide a glimpse at a fully assembled device that could very well be the next Nexus. These echo earlier findings about the LG Nexus 4 successor.
First spotted by PhoneScoop, the FCC filing shows a variant of Verizon's LG G2 smartphone. Just as the Nexus 4 was a modified version of the LG Optimus G, so appears to be the case for the LG G2 and the so-called Nexus 5.
The photos make the phone appear to be covered in a black material … Read more
Don't look now, but we might soon have the fifth generation of Motorola's sliding QWERTY Droid smartphone. The first rumored images and specifications tied to the Motorola Droid 5 have emerged, suggesting that Verizon could soon announce the next-gen sliding QWERTY model.
If the photos are to be believed, Verizon and Motorola don't look to change things up too much when it comes to design. Indeed, the phone looks like it could reiterate last year's five-row sliding keyboard in the Droid 4.
Reportedly, the Droid 5 will feature a 4.3-inch 720p HD display and a … Read more