The ire over the space-bound role-playing game has raised the fan discussion to levels previously reserved for television shows like "Lost" and "The Sopranos." It's left many gamers asking if the conclusion lived up to the prerelease promises.
It's not the iPad 3. It's not the iPad HD. It's the new iPad. Just like the old iPad, only different, and better, and newer.
Apple is ditching the numbers from the name of its top tablet, and we all know Apple doesn't make a move like that without thinking it through thoroughly.CNET's Roger Cheng argues that the new naming convention is designed to turn iPads into Kleenex. No, you're not going to blow your nose on them, but you just might start using "iPad" as a generic name for tablets.
I'm trying to imagine a world in which I pick up a new Android tablet and show it off to my friends while saying, "Check out my sweet new iPad!" I'm not sure who would be more upset: Android fanboys or Apple fanboys.… Read more
My iPad 2 has survived almost a whole year of use, several hours of cats swiping at the screen, three different cases, and countless Infinity Blade foes vanquished. I'm not quite ready to give it up, but I may change my mind once the iPad 3 is unveiled.
The fervor around the iPad 3 will kick into high gear on March 7, the official announcement day scheduled for next week.
We're hearing about all sorts of cool potential features like Siri, 4G LTE, and a Retina Display.
Those are some big carrots to tempt current iPad owners into an upgrade buying binge.… Read more
Remember Cable Card? It's still around, quietly allowing owners of TiVos and Home Theater PCs, via devices like the HDHomeRun Prime, to get the full complement of cable TV programming without having to use the company-issued DVR or cable box.
At CNET we've tested a few Cable Card products, including TiVos and the now-defunct Moxi DVR. The latter product was still hanging around the CNET offices so I decided to test it out for myself at home.
I called up Verizon (I'm a Fios TV subscriber) last week, told the rep I had a third-party DVR and … Read more
I have this strange feeling that I'm being watched. Gmail is hinting in an ad that I should consider self-publishing that novel I'm working on. Thesaurus.com seems to know exactly which jackets I looked at recently on Backcountry.com.
The Obama administration's recently unveiled Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights is supposed to tip the balance of power back to Web users. It gives them the right to control what data is collected, how it is used and shared, and to have that data secured. Enforcement information, however, is still sketchy.
The document is expected to be used as the basis for new privacy legislation.
You're streaming the entire series of "The Sopranos" on your smartphone. It's the final episode. The screen suddenly goes black! Is it the show or is AT&T throttling your data?
The cellular company has made good on its warning to slow the speeds for the top 5 percent of data users. Impacted users are ones who have unlimited data plans. Smartphone owners with tiered plans aren't subject to the throttling.
Customers have mixed reviews on the policy. Some are outraged at having their data slowed. Some are concerned about the drag that heavy … Read more
Nomophobia is the fear of being without mobile contact (who knew such a term or condition existed?), and according to a new study from the U.K., two out of three people suffer from it.
. SecurEnvoy, a mobile authentication solution provider, sponsored the study and found that of the 1,000 people surveyed in the U.K., 66 percent were afraid of losing or being without their phone--a 13 percent increase from when the study was first conducted four years ago.
The increase is not a huge surprise, as cell phones and smartphones have become more and more prevalent, … Read more
Last year more than 7,000 CNET readers answered this question regarding 2011 TVs, so I couldn't help but ask it again this year.
This time, however, there's a new twist that simultaneously makes the poll more interesting and fun (in my opinion) but also, because of some funky site design issues, makes it tougher to read. So bear with me and scroll down all the way to read all the choices before you vote.
Your time is up. It's Timeline or bust for Facebook users now. The social network is automatically switching users over to the new profile look over the next few weeks.
Timeline dredges up your entire history from the day you first joined the network, and even back as far as your birth. That includes your awkward "Twilight" phase and that time you posted a heartfelt poem over a breakup three years ago.
Facebookers now face a huge banner image on top of each profile and a constantly updated stream of information about what your friends are doing, posting, listening to, or watching.
This is a big change and not everyone is thrilled about it. It's kind of like having an interactive autobiography online, except you also get to know that your best bud just watched the crazy honey badger video for the tenth time.… Read more
Woz isn't pitching his iPhone into the shrubbery, but he did talk to the Daily Beast about several Android features he feels trump the iPhone's offerings. GPS navigation, battery life, and voice commands all made the list.
The Android versus iPhone debate has been as emotional as the great over-versus-under toilet paper debate. Hearing an Apple icon praise the other side just stirs the pot up a little bit more.… Read more