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Get Online Without Wifi, 4G LTE or Even 3G with Be-Bound's Android App

Be-Bound has launched an app for Android devices that promises to keep your connection to the Internet flowing, even when you have no data connection or WiFi available to you.<p>While it might sound like magic, it is in fact a bit more simple than that. The app uses text messages as the ‘transport …

Why PS Vita TV Could Be a Game Changer

Is the set-top box one of Sony's most exciting new products?<p>Last night, Sony surprised the world with the PS Vita TV — a $99 or $150 console that …

Microsoft's mind-blowing IllumiRoom Xbox projector costs too much to release

Microsoft unveiled its Xbox coffee table projector concept earlier this year, but it's unlikely to see a release any time soon. After previously describing IllumiRoom — an augmented reality projector that expands content onto living room walls — as "just research," Microsoft now says cost is an …

Holho makes your tablet a video hologram projector

Make like Princess Leia and generate holograms with Holho, a Kickstarter project brings a hologram optical illusion to any tablet or smartphone.<p>You might be familiar with those optical-illusion toys that let you place a small object into a gadget with two parabolic mirrors and project what looks …

Gear & Gadgets

Xbox One's Game DVR, TV guide and NFL streaming inoperable without Xbox Live Gold

Microsoft's Xbox One won't allow users without Xbox Live Gold subscriptions to access its Game DVR, touted as one of the game console's most important features. The console also won't allow access to services like Skype, One Guide (the TV guide-esque software built in) and a variety of other …

Samsung Galaxy Gear smartwatch on the horizon

A recent trademark filing for a wearable device may prove to be Samsung's foray into smartwatches.<p>Samsung may soon introduce its first smartwatch, known as the Galaxy Gear, should a recent trademark filing prove accurate.<p>A newly discovered filing from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) …

Electronics Industry

AT&T Acquires Leap Wireless for $1.19 Billion

AT&T has announced a deal to purchase prepaid carrier Leap Wireless for $15 a share. The arrangement will include continuation of Leap’s Cricket brand.<p>Leap had roughly 5 million subscribers. Rumors of the deal first surfaced over a year ago.<p>AT&T appears to be paying quite a premium for the …

BackOps raises $7M to grow workforce of moms making business better

SolePower charges smartphones by harnessing walking power

Looking to solve the issue of a dead phone battery and no power outlet in sight, a new invention on Kickstarter says it can capture, generate, and store power within a shoe insole.<p>What if people could charge their phones by going for a walk? No electricity, no power outlets, no more dealing with …

Clean Energy

How Samsung Got Big

The cellphones were stacked up high in the Gumi factory yard and more were coming out every minute. Phones, TVs, fax machines, and other gear shattered as it hit the concrete and Samsung CEO Kun-hee Lee and his board cracked the screens and cases with heavy hammers. Then they lit a bonfire and …

Google bans face recognition apps for Glass

Google announced via a post on the Project Glass Google+ account last night that it would not be approving any face recognition apps for Glass, at least not immediately.<p>There goes my great plan to use Glass to help me remember people I’m supposed to know.<p>Privacy has been a significant issue for …

Microsoft talks Xbox One naming, privacy and more (Q&A)

CNET sits down with Microsoft's Jeff Henshaw to talk about the new Xbox One, including how long it will last, and whether the name's going to be confusing.<p>"You'll be able to put the system in modes where you can be completely secure about the fact that the camera is off and can't see you." <br />

James Martin

Xbox One preorders point to Nov. 30 arrival

A day after the next-gen console's unveiling, U.K. tech retailer Zavvi is asking for a whopping 400 pounds, or about $608, for the next-generation Xbox One.<p>Gamers desperate to splash out on Microsoft's blocky new Xbox One console needn't wait until Christmas, as U.K. retailers have already started …

Xbox

Windows that double as cell signal boosters? Yes, please

Ericsson showed off a prototype of a transparent antenna built into the glass of a window, part of an exhibit featuring different kinds of "smart windows."<p>LAS VEGAS -- Windows that only let in sunlight and provide a view to the outside world? That's so yesterday's news.<p>Ericsson believes it can do …

Touchscreens

Multiple accounts can use a single Xbox Live subscription on the One

If you joined us for the Xbox One reveal yesterday, you'll probably know that amidst all the excitement, we learned that a single Xbox Live Gold membership will cover both the 360 and the next-gen console. Good stuff -- no extra expenditure, subscription sign-ups or other irritations. But, it gets …

Xbox 720 prototype secrets leak: TV, DVR, streaming, AR and more

An Xbox TV, a console piggy-backing on your cable box, DVR functionality, streaming gaming, and augmented reality have all been topics of Microsoft …

Televisions

Who Should Be Scared Of Samsung's 1Gb+ Wireless Technology?

Samsung came a long way in a short space of time. Earlier this week they announced Gigabit data transmission at very high frequency – in effect a 5G wireless performance level – a decade ahead of 5G being implemented.<p>It is interesting for a number of reasons, not least who it threatens. I think the …

Third Point's Daniel Loeb Urges Sony To Break Up The Business: What That Means For PlayStation

US billionaire Daniel Loeb hand-delivered a letter to Sony boss Kaz Hirai this week in an attempt to push the electronics manufacturer toward meaningful reforms.<p>Loeb’s hedge fund, Third Point, owns a 6.5% stake in Sony, making it one of the largest shareholders in the Japanese firm.<p>“While it is …

Here's How Apple Is Spending Its $145 Billion Pile Of Cash

This is why the Cupertino-based company chose to fund its recently expanded capital return plan with a $17 billion bond offering. This also allowed Apple to increase its quarterly dividend by 15 percent in the second quarter. Apple now pays approximately $11 billion in total annual dividends, …

Income Tax

Amazon-exclusive 'Madden 25 Anniversary Edition' includes free NFL Sunday Ticket offer

If you're both a gamer and a self-professed football fan, odds are you'll be buying Madden this year — just like any other. For those who've already committed to purchasing the $99.99 Anniversary Edition of <i>Madden 25</i>, Amazon is undoubtedly the best spot to place a pre-order. Because in addition to …

AK-47 Turned Into Fully Functional Golden Guitar

This is the AK-47 that guitar maker Jimmy DiResta turned into a fully functional guitar for Wycleaf Jean. It carries a powerful message. One …