When I first reviewed the 1964 Ears V6 custom in-ear headphones earlier this year I not only loved the sound, I got the distinct feeling the company tries harder to please its customers than other custom in-ear makers. For example, 1964 Ears V6-Stage headphones are sold with a longer warranty (two years) and lower prices than the flagship models from more established high-end headphone competitors. 1964 Ears doesn't make universal-fit in-ear headphones, all of their designs are custom-molded to your ears for the best possible fit and maximum isolation from external noise. The headphones are hand-crafted by 1964 Ears … Read more
Shortly after the iPhone 5S launched, customers had the option to reserve one through Apple's Web store or its store app, and pick it up later at one of the company's retail stores. But after just a day, Apple yanked away the option.
That option is set to return next week though, says 9to5Mac. The iPhone maker plans to bring the option back as early as Monday, citing two sources familiar with Apple's plans.
CNET has contacted Apple about whether that's the case, and will update this post when we know more.
Stock of the iPhone … Read more
If there's any doubt as to whether people are eager for new home security alternatives, just take a look at Canary, a $199 smart home security device that blew up on Indiegogo this summer, crowdfunding its way to almost $2 million worth of contributions and preorders in a little over a month (its initial goal was $100,000).
Unlike other DIY security systems that we've seen, like the iSmartAlarm and its variety of external sensors, the Canary is a singular, all-in-one device. Housed within the curved, sleek-looking body (available in white, silver, or matte black -- but oddly … Read more
The US is on the cusp of major change when it comes to flying in airplanes: no more turning off devices during takeoff and landing.
The Federal Aviation Administration advisory committee said Thursday that it was recommending dropping this age-old rule, according to the Associated Press. The committee said that personal electronic devices, like smartphones, tablets, and e-readers, shouldn't have to be turned off during flights.
This means that when people are playing games, reading a book on their tablets, watching movies, or listening to music after the cabin doors are shut, they'll no longer get chastised by … Read more
Now this, this is cool.
What would you say to a kitchen- or den-friendly all-in-one PC with a touch screen, wireless mouse and keyboard, and amazingly low price tag? I'd say, tell me more!
Through 8 a.m. PT tomorrow, and while supplies last, Acer (via eBay) has the refurbished Acer DA220HQL 21.5-inch all-in-one touch-screen PC for $199 shipped. It's regularly $249.99 (refurbished), and it sells new for $479.99 (!).
Ah, but is this really a PC? A little bit yes, a little bit no. The DA220HQL runs Android 4.0, not Windows, so in some … Read more
Microsoft will try to lure iPhone users to Windows Phone by throwing in a financial incentive, says Forbes.
Citing information from an "inside source at Microsoft," Forbes reported Wednesday that customers who trade in an iPhone 4S or 5 will receive a minimum of $200 of in-store credit at a Microsoft Store. The trade-in program will launch Friday at select Microsoft stores in the US and Canada, Forbes added.
Microsoft confirmed the iPhone trade-in deal in the following statement sent to CNET on behalf of Jonathan Adashek, general manager of communications strategy for the sales and marketing services … Read more
Mozilla has dealt another blow to those who want to use plug-ins to extend the browser's capabilities. It's keeping all but Flash Player deactivated by default in a version of Firefox now under development.
With the click-to-run plug-in feature, announced in January, plug-ins such as Silverlight and QuickTime won't run unless the user authorizes it when a Web page using them loads. That feature now is built into the Aurora version of Firefox that will grow into the final release in coming weeks. The plug-in hurdle doesn't apply to Adobe Systems' Flash Player, by far the … Read more
Modern smartphones are pretty much the do-all device for tech-forward drivers. However, law enforcement (and your fellow drivers) aren't too happy with your phone-fumbling while behind the wheel. iSimple thinks that it has a solution that will help drivers to access all of these devices' navigation, calling, messaging, and music features without touching the phone or lifting a finger from the steering wheel.
The iSimple InSeam is a hardware module installed behind your car's dashboard that gives the driver access to the voice actions already on his or her smartphone via the steering-wheel controls. At its core, InSeam … Read more
In case it wasn't clear before, a Google decision has shown the writing is on the wall for plug-ins such as Java and Silverlight that for years have been used to extend what browsers can do.
Starting in January 2014, Google will ban all but the most widely used browser plug-ins in favor of programming methods that use standards built directly into the Web, Chrome security engineer Justin Schuh announced in a blog post Monday. And those plug-ins will be barred "over the coming year," he said.
Most Chrome plug-ins (not to be confused with the lighter-weight … Read more
LinkedIn is being accused of hacking into its members' e-mail accounts. In a new class action lawsuit, plaintiffs allege that the professional social network broke into their external e-mail accounts, accessed their address books, and then sent marketing information to their contacts.
LinkedIn has been "appropriating the names, photographs, likenesses, and identities of Plaintiffs to advertise its products and services for a commercial purpose without Plaintiffs' consent, for unfair and deceptive business practices," the complaint (PDF) reads. "LinkedIn provides no functional way to stop multiple subsequent advertising emails from being sent."
When contacted by CNET, a … Read more