Congrats to Brenda S. of Dunn, N.C., for winning two Powerocks Magicstick portable batteries in last week's giveaway, and to Jon T. of Red Bank, N.J., for winning a wireless LG sound bar from Sam's Club the week before that. This week, we have another prize your ears will like.
We're giving away a pair of V-Moda Crossfade M-100 headphones. CNET reviewers bestowed these feature-rich 'phones with an Editors' Choice award last year, calling them beautifully built with a warm and detailed bass-rich sound. They're durable, include an inline remote and microphone, and can fold into a compact bundle. … Read more
Three years. That's all it took for Google to go from its first branded hardware product -- the Nexus One -- to dominating the list of most desired hardware.
The Google Nexus 5 and the Nexus 7 ranking first and fifth, respectively, on the CNET 100, our groundbreaking new monthly leaderboard of gadgets. Alongside the Apple iPad Air, Samsung Galaxy S4, and Panasonic ST60 plasma TV, the two Google devices are the only two from the same manufacturer in the Top 5 products on the list:
Google Nexus 5 Apple iPad Air Samsung Galaxy S4 Panasonic ST60 plasma TV … Read more
Consumers can now purchase a pair of smart glasses for $1,000.
Dubbed the first commercially available "Smart Glasses," the Vuzix M100 started shipping on Tuesday, according to the company. The first models off the line are going to registered developers and others who already ordered the product. But the M100 also is now available for preorder with a promised ship date of two to four weeks.
Described by Vuzix as a hands-free wearable computer, the device offers a monocular 16:9 full-color display that floats an image in or near your line of vision. Vuzix compares the … Read more
Angry Birds Friends combines the games' signature gameplay with social interaction on Facebook for a uniquely addictive mix. You'll get to fling all of your favorite birds and compete with your friends for the top spot on your social leaderboard. The app's constantly changing levels and landscapes add some serious replay value, as well.
This game uses the same gameplay strategies and birds you'd expect from the Angry Birds series, but it combines these with two new elements. The first is that you can play from Facebook or connect the game to your Facebook account to challenge … Read more
We've loved Tetris ever since we started playing it on our NES in the 1980s, and we're always excited to try out any variation on the Tetris theme. Blocks for Mac isn't perfect, but we found ourselves spending more time playing it than we had intended, which is always a good sign.
Our biggest problem with Blocks for Mac became apparent as soon as we launched the program; the window was too tall to fit completely on our screen, and there was no way to resize it. It was possible to play the game, anyway, but since … Read more
Most cameras are lucky to get an update to their firmware, but Canon next year will offer a $500 upgrade to sensor hardware to endow its C100 cinema camera with the new dual-pixel autofocus technology.
The upgrade price isn't cheap, even for a $5,500 camera, but Canon promises significantly better performance from the refit. The dual-pixel sensor technology, which debuted this year on Canon's D70 SLR, splits each pixel on the sensor into two halves; comparing the signals from each side lets the camera better judge which way to adjust focus and to do so more smoothly. … Read more
iPrompter for Mac lets you create scrolling text prompts for speeches, eliminating the need for confusing notes and rote memorization. Though it doesn't excel in terms of design and features, it remains an appealing tool for students and professionals. If you need a virtual prompter on your Mac, this app is a good choice.
iPrompter for Mac lets you type your speech directly into the text box -- a maximum of 20,000 characters -- or open a speech you previously saved. The display options for the text are rather limited, including size and font color, background color, and … Read more
100+ Baby Games is a guide for new parents trying to figure out how to play with their baby. While the title gives the impression that the app will provide the technological babysitter that parents need to get a break from peekaboo, the app, itself, is nothing more than instructions for "games" that are rarely games at all and require a $1.99 upgrade to activate.
Opening the app makes it look like there is some potential. It has games for babies of all ages -- zero months old to three years old. That's where the potential … Read more