The Stupidest Copyright Suit Ever Complains That Hosts…

A group of musicians, producers, and labels is going after CBS-owned for hosting BitTorrent clients like uTorrent. This, after the same group has been trying to sue the company for profiting from the distribution of LimeWire. Ugh, why, absolute foolishness. » 11/14/12 10:27am 11/14/12 10:27am

Seriously, What the Hell Is Up With This Missing iPhone?

Yesterday, CNET broke the story that Apple lost another iPhone prototype. Juicy! Unfortunately, the CNET article created more questions than answers. » 9/01/11 8:56pm 9/01/11 8:56pm

UK Job Listing Hints at August 16 Launch of the iPhone 5

A UK job listing wants temporary iPhone Sales Staff for an "exciting project" beginning August 16th. Could this be the launch date of the rumored iPhone 5? Maybe, maybe not. We'll have to wait and see. [Reed via CNET UK] » 7/13/11 9:22pm 7/13/11 9:22pm

Hands-On: Sony Alpha NEX-5 Interchangeable-Lens Camera

Eagerly anticipated ever since Sony floated its wood-block concept designs at the PMA show in February, Sony's Alpha NEX-5 and NEX-3 have finally arrived. Its debut models are the smallest entrants to date, and are aggressively priced given their features. » 5/11/10 9:20am 5/11/10 9:20am

Panasonic Admits Automatic Plasma TV Black Level Change, Claims It's a…

In response to complaints regarding black level performance in its plasma TVs, Panasonic has issued a statement admitting that "background brightness will increase," but described the change as "automatic" over the TVs' lifespan and being intended to mainta optimal performance. » 2/04/10 10:04pm 2/04/10 10:04pm

Wanted at Google: Nexus One Phone Support

Google is looking for customer support professionals to handle its Nexus One phone, a clear sign it has recognized that its self-service support model has limits. » 2/02/10 7:20pm 2/02/10 7:20pm

Google Docs Gets File Storage: Is This the GDrive?

Google on Tuesday is making a big move with its Docs service, opening it up to all types of file uploads. This includes photos, movies, music, and ZIP archives, all of which will be stored on Google's servers. » 1/12/10 12:25pm 1/12/10 12:25pm

Hands-on with the Entourage Edge

With all the buzz over the tiny LCD screen on the bottom of the Nook, I was excited to get some time with the Entourage Edge, a device that pairs a large E Ink screen with a 10-inch LCD touchscreen. » 12/16/09 12:11pm 12/16/09 12:11pm

Brain Scan Finds Man Was Not in a Coma—23 Years Later

Rom Houben has been trapped in a series of worst nightmares, including trying for 23 years to alert those around him that he was not in a coma. A new report suggests he's not alone in his experience. » 11/24/09 1:33pm 11/24/09 1:33pm iPhone App Streams Free Full-Length CBS and Showtime Shows

Today CBS pushed out a streaming video player for iPhones and touchy iPods, with smooth navigation of all the content available on, including for the first time impressive full-length episodes of some—but not most—shows. » 2/26/09 7:29pm 2/26/09 7:29pm

Enhanced Photos Can Bypass Any Face-Recognition Software

BKIS, a Vietnamese security center, recently demonstrated that face-recognition security programs found in Toshiba, Asus and Lenovo laptops can be bypassed with a special photo. » 12/02/08 9:00pm 12/02/08 9:00pm

Cnet Columnist Says Asus Screwed Eee Brand Because It's From Taiwan

Jonathan Gardner of Cnet Asia had an interesting take on Asus' over-stretching of the Eee brand, blaming it on the company's inability to change their local, “Confucian” corporate culture. Gardner, a columnist who apparently knows » 10/16/08 3:30am 10/16/08 3:30am people, declared that “Asus will not be the next Samsung,” mainly because they're…

CNet Scoring System Analyzed; 70% of all gadgets between 6.0 and 7.9

I've always teased friends at CNet about their rating system, which appears to always rate products between 7 and 8, meaning everything is more or less "very good" in score. Ecoustics has done the job of analyzing 1,325 reviews from 2007 (all of them?) and figured out the exact math: 96% of all ratings from last year… » 5/05/08 6:01pm 5/05/08 6:01pm

Panasonic's Hot 85U Series Plasma Reviewed by CNet: Very Black, Not…

CNet's David Katzmaier eats, breathes and shits Giant Plasmas, so when he reviewed Panasonic's 85 series plasmas, their best until the 800 and 850s come out, I noticed. In a nutshell, the 46-inch (yes, 46-inch) 1080p set's 30,000:1 contrast ratio gives it some of the blackest blacks he's ever seen...but unfortunately,… » 4/18/08 3:39pm 4/18/08 3:39pm

Free Flight of the Conchords MP3 Today

Scary factoid: on my recent vacation, I combed my hair funny as a joke. My wife freaked out a bit, saying that I looked like Murray Hewitt. She was right, so I called her "Brit" for the remainder of the trip. (Unfortunately, she looks nothing like Bret McClegnie.) On the plus side, today you can download Flight of the… » 4/03/08 8:55am 4/03/08 8:55am

Vintage Computer Festival 10.0 Features Old Computers, Older Nerds

The 10th Vintage Computer Festival took place this past weekend at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CA, featuring, among other things, "the largest collection of Radio Shack Pocket Computers I've ever seen," says CNet's Peter Glaskowsky. Highlights in the gallery above include the 1-bit flat-panel… » 11/05/07 10:40am 11/05/07 10:40am

CNet Says New Samsung LCD HDTVs Best Ever

David Katzmaier of CNet reviewed one of the new Samsung LN-T4665F LCDs. He says its the nicest LCD he's ever seen....which somehow translates into a tepid 8.3 rating. » 5/25/07 5:42pm 5/25/07 5:42pm

Rumor: Apple iPhone Out on June 11th (Fool us Once)

CNET grows huge, hairy balls, and makes a bold claim that the iPhone is coming out on June 11th. The source? A random Cingular sales agent they'd reached on the phone. Please hold, while I connect you to my...disbelief. » 3/30/07 2:10am 3/30/07 2:10am