Welcome to the start of a new franchise here at CNET -- the first episode of Hooked Up! It's the only show where the world of celebrity and technology collide.
This week, Kevin Frazier checks out Cee Lo Green's Las Vegas show "Loberace" and the technology that's involved in creating a massive production that only Las Vegas can do. Cee Lo also talks about his personal health goals, Goodie Mob's comeback, and their search for the next big music artist.
I'll also break down some of the best ways to bring the biggest … Read more
Tony Hsieh made shopping for shoes easy. It also made him a fortune when he sold Zappos to Amazon for around $850 million. Lately, he has been focusing on revitalizing downtown Las Vegas, and 100 of Tesla's all-electric Model S cars are part of the plan.
With a base price of $52,400 (after a $7,500 federal tax credit), the Teslas are part of a collaborative transportation system designed to free people from owning cars and at less than the monthly cost of traditional car ownership. Called Project 100, the transportation system will also include more than 100 … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- Heart Attack Grill spokesman dies of heart attack.
- Two Atlanta women left with third-degree burns after Instagram feud fuels hot oil attack.
- Apple reportedly testing curved glass for 'iWatch.'
- CBS stations stop Tweeting about Dorner.
LAS VEGAS--I tend to live with the words of Mark Zuckerberg implanted in my brain and scrawled upon both my palms.
If he tells me that the future is social, then I immediately go online and attempt to befriend thousands of people I don't know.
Sometimes, I even leave my house and try to engage strangers in conversation.
This I did several times last night, while trying to discover the meaning of life -- which several people have told me is buried deep in the heart of Las Vegas.
The locals are an extremely friendly people. All you have … Read more
Leaked from today's 404 episode:
- One way or another, Danny DeVito will join us on the CNET stage at CES 2013.
- Here's hoping this doesn't happen to us on tomorrow's CES flight.
- How blind people use Instagram.
- Lego is officially producing the "Back to the Future" DeLorean time machine.
Details of an unannounced Pantech handset called the Vega IM-A860 for now have spilled online, apparently via a Wi-Fi Alliance certificate. The document suggests that the Vega will carry a 1,920x1,080-pixel full HD screen, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with an Adreno 320 GPU, and support for 4G LTE.
CNET reached out to Pantech, however, the handset maker declined to comment for this story.
If history is an indicator, Pantech could … Read more
AT&T is hoping for a happy holiday when it comes to smartphone sales.
The wireless carrier is selling smartphones at a record pace -- 6.4 million already in the first two months of the quarter, according to Ralph de la Vega, CEO of AT&T's mobility arm. De la Vega, speaking at an investor conference today, said he now expects to sell 26 million smartphones this year, 1 million more than previously expected.
"What we're seeing is tremendous response in the marketplace," he said. "Excitement is at all time high. I … Read more
LAS VEGAS--Halloween is descending in an orange and black fog of fun-size candy bars and store-bought costumes of everything from The Avengers to Skylanders.
To keep folks in chills before their epic trick or treating, every community across the U.S. has a haunted house or two. Usually, it's an old empty house or warehouse transformed into a realm of nightmarish evil -- or at least a joint full of plastic skeletons and employees in rubber masks.
That quaint, amateur-hour stuff won't fly in The Entertainment Capital of the World, however. The Las Vegas Strip demands a big-budget denizen of the damned, like the new, $10 million Eli Roth Goretorium. … Read more
Leap Wireless is taking the really slow and steady approach to its 4G LTE roll-out.
The prepaid wireless carrier said today that it was bringing 4G to Las Vegas, marking only the second city to get the faster network. The company rolled out its first market, Tucson, Ariz., last December.
At a time when its larger rivals and even fellow prepaid providers have quickly rolled out 4G services, Leap has taken a more deliberate pace. The company, which markets its service under the Cricket brand, expects to launch LTE in additional markets this year, and expects it will be able … Read more