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RHA T10i Review: Earbuds That Go Above And Beyond To Suit All Tastes

A good in-ear headphone is like a truly good book – most of the time, you’re settling for “good enough,” and a true masterpiece only comes along once in a while. The new RHA T10i is that masterpiece when it comes to in-ear buds, with design that’s durable, eye-catching and comfortable, and sound …

Don't Buy A DSLR

Just getting into photography? Great! When you're looking for a camera, keep on walking past those DSLRs--as of now, their moment is over.<p>You want to get more into photography. You've got somewhere between a few and several hundred dollars to spend on a camera. You want to learn a little bit about …

Mac mini (late 2014) review

6 November 2014<p>Mac mini gets a solid modernizing<p>From most outward appearances, Apple's newest Mac mini looks the same as its predecessor: It measures …

Nikon D750 review: Nikon D750 isn't cheap, but offers a great full-frame value - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Nikon D750 delivers the best photo quality and continuous-shooting performance in its price class, along with a nicely well-rounded feature set.<p><b>The Bad</b> Nikon's Wi-Fi implementation is weak and some of the other features could be executed a little better. Plus Live View performance is …

Cameras

Nikon 50mm 1.8G Prime Lens: A Review of the Unlimited Photographic Opportunities it Offers

You can never forget your first lens, it holds a special place in your photographic journey. For many, it may have been the lens of a point and shoot …

Cameras

Nikon D5300 review: A great everyday dSLR - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Excellent photo quality, a great feature set, and speedy performance put the <b>Nikon D5300</b> ahead of the pack.<p><b>The Bad</b> The default settings could be better and Live View is still really slow to use.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> The Nikon D5300 is a great choice as a general-purpose dSLR.<p>With the D5300's …

Cameras

Canon introduces EOS 70D DSLR, says its autofocus changes the game for filmmakers

Canon's impact on amateur filmmaking shouldn't be understated — its 5D Mark II made incredible image quality and portability affordable, easily making it one of the most important DSLRs ever. Canon is calling on that pedigree today as it introduces the successor to the EOS 60D. The EOS 70D is a …

DSLR tips for beginners: How to use Program mode

Ready to bust out of Auto-mode prison? Switching to Program mode is a good first step. Here's a guide on how to get started.<p>What it is<p>Program exposure mode is the thinking person's auto: the camera chooses the most important settings for you -- shutter speed and aperture -- but gives you the choice …

Cameras

M.ZUIKO DIGITAL Lenses - Lenses | Olympus

(10)<p>$49.99<p>Earn 50 Points<p>Weatherproof, High-Magnification Pro Zoom with Image Stabilization. SAVE $200 WITH OM-D or PEN PURCHASE!<p>(17)<p>Starting At …

The 10 most useful iOS gestures you may not know about (pictures)

iOS

Image Editing App Pixelmator Half Off Ahead of 3.2 Update

Popular Photoshop alternative <i>Pixelmator</i> today announced that it is planning to introduce a new Repair Tool in an upcoming 3.2 "Sandstone" update, allowing users to remove dust, blemishes, and entire objects from images with "an unsurpassed level of precision and quality."<p>To promote the future …

Nespresso VertuoLine review: A single-serve coffee maker with style - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Nespresso VertuoLine</b> is a sturdy coffee and espresso maker with a delightfully intuitive layout. Unlike its bland single cup counterparts, Nespresso spiced up its design with some retro style elements.<p><b>The Bad</b> At $299, it costs considerably more than its competition. Only Nespresso-brand …

Coffee

Nespresso's VertuoLine is brimming with style (pictures)

Updated: March 18, 2014 / Caption: Megan Wollerton / Photo: Colin West McDonald/CNET<p>Updated: March 18, 2014 / Caption: Megan Wollerton / Photo: Colin West McDonald/CNET<p>Updated: March 18, 2014 / Caption: Megan Wollerton / Photo: Colin West McDonald/CNET<p>Updated: March 18, 2014 / Caption: Megan …

How to manage the menu bar in OS X

The menu bar in OS X has some customization options, plus an easy fix when the menu bar hangs and prevents the clock or other menus from being accessible.<p>The OS X menu bar is the central location for commanding application you use, but in addition holds several options for accessing global content, …

Operating Systems

How Khan Academy is using design to pave the way for the future of education

Advertisement<p>13 Comments<p>Credit: courtesy of Colin Price and the Designer Fund.<p>Every morning Khan Academy’s lead designer, Jason Rosoff, spends the …

There's A Reason Only 16% Of Gamers Play Downloaded Games Exclusively

There’s a new report out from the NPD Group called “Exploring Digital Gaming” which says that 16% of American gamers download their games exclusively, favoring digital and ignoring disc-based games altogether.<p>Elsewhere in the survey, 25% of respondents said they preferred downloading games while …

Korean rumor suggests iWatch has 1.5-inch curved OLED, set for summer launch

Korean website <i>DDaily</i> has run and then pulled a story claiming that the iWatch display would be made by LG, and comprises a 1.52-inch plastic OLED (P-OLED) display. P-OLED would tend to suggest a curved display.<p>The report also claims that the smartwatch would enter mass-production in the third …

Lenovo’s new ThinkPad 8 is the best Windows alternative to the iPad mini Retina

Lenovo’s second 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet might just be the best one yet. While Lenovo only unveiled its 8-inch Miix 2 tablet back in October, the company is launching the 8.3-inch ThinkPad 8 today with a focus on power. Alongside the slight increase to the tablet's display size, Lenovo has opted …

What to Do With Your New Xbox One

If an Xbox One was on your wish list this year, and you were very good (or have generous friends), you'll want to rip into that bad boy as soon as …

Here are all the Xbox One voice, gesture commands (updated)

Microsoft posted a guide to Xbox One voice commands, including how to navigate menus, control volume and multitask, on its Tumblr.<p>The image, which you can view on Tumblr, features more than 30 commands. In addition to basic functions, like turning the Xbox One on and off, users can issue voice …

Katie Couric Deal to Become Yahoo’s “Global News Anchor” Set to Be Announced Monday

As <b>AllThingsD</b> had first reported in August that it was working on, Yahoo is poised to announce a deal with well-known television news star Katie …

Media Industry

The Secret to Apple’s iWatch Success: Self-Sufficiency

So far, many futurists have looked at the smartwatch as an extension of the smartphone. It would, for example, receive important information from the …

Alienware 17

Part Number: DKCWJ21H<p>Where to Buy<p>MSRP: $2,199.00<p>Visit manufacturer site for details.<p>CNET may get a commission from these offers.<p>Quick Specifications<p>Installed Size 16 GB<br>• Capacity 750 GB<p>Full Product Specifications

PS Vita review (2013)

The PS Vita hasn't exactly gone according to Sony’s plan. Unveiled in Tokyo at the start of 2011, the PSP's successor was supposed to be a world-beating handheld console with PS3-level graphics and smartphone sensibilities. But despite strong reviews for the hardware itself, sales never took off, …

Intel's Iris Graphics Boost 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro GPU Performance by 50% or More

Apple's new 13-Inch Retina MacBook Pro has seen some impressive performance gains with its new Intel Iris integrated graphics, according to several benchmarking tests performed by <i>Macworld</i>. The site compared both the entry-level and high-end versions of the new 13-inch Retina MacBook Pro to an early …

Logitech announces new Ultrathin cases, covers, & keyboard folios for iPad Air

We’ve been maintaining a running list of the best new iPad Air cases ahead of its upcoming Nov. 1st launch date, and today Logitech announced four new products for the device with a new line of Ultrathin cases, covers and keyboard folios.<p>Available starting next month, the company will be offering …

Report: New MacBook Pros on sale Oct 24/25, iPads Oct 30/31, Mac Pro Nov 15

French site <i>MacG</i>, which has an imperfect track-record, claims to have been given the dates on which the new MacBook Pros, iPads and Mac Pro will go on sale. The claimed dates are:<p>MacBook Pro on October 24th or 25th<br>• iPad 5 and iPad Mini 2 on October 30th or 31st<br>• Mac Pro on November 15th<p>With Apple’s …

As MacBook Air ages, Apple rivals show the way to Retina

It's time for Apple to update the Air and/or a thinner, lighter Pro with a Retina screen. It's certainly doable.<p>The Windows 8.1 crowd is demonstrating that a Retina version of the MacBook Air is possible if Apple is willing.<p>Certain aspects of the Air are getting long in the tooth. Particularly the …