Let's admit it. Our smartphones are fast enough. I don't think cramming any more processor cores in there is going to do much good.
That's why the current trend of smartphones with high quality cameras has me excited. Sure, half of what's being thrown around out there is overhyped pixel count nonsense, but the overall push to take smartphone photography to the next level is a good thing for everyone.
So to cut through the hype and get a real, informed opinion on what smartphones out there are using the best cameras, I asked CNET Senior … Read more
Remember when phrases like "intelligence gathering" and "national security" conjured up images of James Bond rappelling his way into an inactive volcano, jumping over piranhas, and disarming missiles? As inflated as these fictional spy vs. spy scenarios were, at least there was a thread of humanity to the whole thing.
Today, it's all ones and zeros. It's cyber attacks and data mining. It's banks of computers analyzing questionably begotten e-mails and phone calls. And as boring as it may sound, the scope of it all, along with the coldly calculating computers behind it, … Read more