So you've tuned in to Ask the Experts and you've learned all about the features (or lack thereof) inside these next-generation consoles. But what about choosing the machine that's right for you? In this season finale, Jeff and Peter discuss the pros and cons of owning the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 to help you make a more educated decision for yourself.
So you've got your shiny, brand-new PS4 and you're thinking about swapping out the system's built-in 500GB hard drive. Is it worth putting in a larger-capacity drive? How about a solid-state drive? Find out if it's really worth tweaking in this episode of Ask the Experts.
The first round of Ask the Experts wraps up tomorrow, so be sure to check back then!
How well do the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 work when it comes to voice recognition? How about motion control? If these details have you on the fence about a next-generation console purchase, you won't want to miss this episode of Ask the Experts.
Watch as Jeff and Peter compare the Xbox One's Kinect and the PlayStation 4's camera to find out which device does a better job at seeing and hearing you.
What kind of support do the Xbox One and PS4 have for various media formats? It might not be what you expect. Find out if the new generation will leave you missing some key features of the PS3 and Xbox 360.
Last-generation consoles spoiled gamers with a versatile set of playback functionality. Those who upgrade to an Xbox One or PlayStation 4 will be surprised to find out that these consoles don't necessarily support the same robustness as their predecessors. Tune into this latest episode of Ask the Experts, where Jeff and Peter break down the incompatibilities and what … Read more
Next-generation consoles already have to deal with the disappointment of backward incompatibility when it comes to games, so how do the accessories and peripherals hold up? The answer is mostly a mixed bag.
Want to have a better idea about the accessories you already have? What about audio specifications? Be sure to watch as Jeff and Peter slice through the misinformation about legacy devices and give some sound advice on what gamers should do with their old headsets and accessories, and whether or not it's wise to hold off on purchasing new ones for use with Xbox One and … Read more
Next-gen means more than just flashier graphics and better performance. It also means new and innovative features that fall in line with what's popular in gaming culture. Right now, there's nothing bigger than videogame spectating.
What started as a DIY phenomenon is now a worldwide spectacle, where millions of viewers spend time broadcasting, watching, and commenting on live and recorded video game action. To catch up with that trend, the Xbox One and the PlayStation 4 both have game DVR functionality built right into their framework, making it easier for gamers to participate.
In this latest episode of … Read more
In what can only be described as a match made in Internet heaven, CNET and GameSpot have finally teamed up to bring you a brand new series called "Ask the Experts."
Well versed and highly regarded experts Jeff Bakalar (CNET) and Peter Brown (GameSpot) have put together seven episodes designed to carefully navigate viewers through the treacherous waters of next-gen gaming. Using reader-submitted questions from each site's audience, Jeff and Peter break down the sometimes confusing details about each console and give their professional advice on the future of video games.
In our first episode our experts … Read more
GeekSoft's File Expert HD tweaks its already worthy file manager with display, video, and interface enhancements designed for the latest Android phones and tablets. It does stuff other file managers do, like organizing and searching files, apps, and settings in one easy-to-access app. But with File Expert HD, your phone or tablet becomes your primary Internet device. It integrates with your own cloud service as well as its own GCloud. It can send files using Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC. It can access FTP, SFTP, and FTPS servers, too, and even accept files as a mobile Web or FTP server. … Read more
File Expert is the basic version of GeekSoft's excellent file manager for Android, but it doesn't give up much to its sibling, File Expert HD. It's a better fit for older devices or those not running Android 4.0 or better. You can get a Pro upgrade that adds advanced features such as root access if you need it, but most users will find File Expert's combination of an intuitive interface and extras like unzipping files and Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and FTP connectivity pretty close to what they've been looking for in an Android file manager. … Read more
News of the Helpouts launch leaked earlier today, after The Wall Street Journal received an e-mail about the product. The Web site for the service has actually been live since July so that potential experts could sign up and populate the marketplace.
How it works A user can search and browse through a number of topics on the marketplace, and connect with an … Read more