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Why Google Is Going All In On Diabetes

Millions of people with diabetes prick a finger more than five times a day to monitor their blood glucose levels. It's a painful and expensive process.<p>But now, Google's Life Sciences division is putting its immense resources behind new initiatives aimed at helping them better live with the …

Diabetes

The MacBook Air is on a path to extinction

Apple is squeezing the air out of the Air<p>When Apple redesigned the MacBook Air in 2010, it created one of the best machines to ever carry its Mac label. That new laptop was a revelation: extremely thin and light, like the original Air, yet also powerful enough for most tasks and equipped with a …

'Kids': The Oral History of the Most Controversial Film of the Nineties

It was the summer of 1995. Bill Clinton was president, Rudy Giuliani was mayor of New York, and OJ Simpson was on trial. That summer’s youth-oriented …

Skateboarding

Jaunt VR's Camera Makes Virtual Reality Feel Real

It's harder than you might think<p>Facebook, Google, HTC, and plenty of startups are betting big on virtual reality. But VR headsets could join the graveyard of overhyped gadgets if there’s nothing to watch. Luckily production houses and filmmakers are working on realistic virtual experiences. Though …

Virtual Reality

These Speakers Use Ultrasonic Waves To Cut Through The Noise

Like lasers for your ears<p>Problem<p>Everyday speakers—whether they’re in a cellphone, TV, or radio—scatter sound waves as soon as they leave the cone. A single wave can bounce off dozens of surfaces, slamming into other signals and degrading along the way, before reaching your ear in a muddled mess. …

Audiophile

Facebook, Google, Dell, HP, eBay back Samsung in patent war with Apple

Silicon Valley companies rally around Samsung with supporting statement arguing that Apple’s patent litigation is damaging to the industry<p>Google, Facebook, Dell, HP, eBay and a collection of other large Silicon Valley companies have sided with Samsung in its battle over patents with Apple.<p>The …

Silicon Valley

Dell tries stealing creative pros away from the Mac

Ad agencies, film producers and photo editors have sustained Apple's Mac business for decades. But sensing Apple's eye is off the ball, Dell is pushing hard to attract those lucrative buyers.<p>Adam Wrigley, a product designer at Frog Design, is the kind of creative professional you might expect to …

Dell

Google Drive syncs files directly from Windows Office apps

Google already added tools that help Drive play nice with Office files, and now it's offering easy access from inside Microsoft's apps. With a new plug-in, you can open files for Word, Excel and PowerPoint from Drive. When the time comes, you'll be able to save them in Google's cloud-based …

Xbox boss says keyboard-and-mouse support isn’t ‘far away’

For this round of consoles, both Sony and Microsoft went with internal chip architecture that behaves much more like the guts of a traditional gaming PC. But a potential addition to the Xbox One may make it almost indistinguishable from a computer.<p>Microsof gaming boss Phil Spencer implied on …

Plantronics Bluetooth Headphones Let You Wander From Your Phone

Plantronics has released BackBeat Sense, new wireless headphones that have a “smart sensor” that pauses the music when you disconnect them from your phone, saving battery life. They charge via a MicroUSB port and get up to 18 hours of music on a 2.5 hour charge, according to the company.<p>The …

Consumer Tech

Sony Xperia Z4 tablet review: The best tablet you've never heard of - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The Sony Xperia Z4's slim, waterproof design is simultaneously sleek and solid. Running the latest version of Android, it features a colorful user-friendly overlay. It has a sharp HD screen, and its performance is fast and smooth.<p><b>The Bad</b> The optional Bluetooth keyboard is cramped to type …

Gear & Gadgets

Get an LG 27-inch IPS monitor for $149.99

From the Cheapskate: That's an amazingly low price on this huge desktop display, though there is one small catch. Plus: three bonus deals!<p><i>CNET's Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ …

Gear & Gadgets

Microsoft plots Windows 10 blitz for July 29 launch

Microsoft's multimillion-dollar Windows 10 ad and marketing campaign will focus on an "upgrading the world" theme.<p>When Microsoft starts rolling out Windows 10 operating system on July 29, it won't host a single, centralized launch or a webcast chock full of PowerPoint slides.<p>Instead, Microsoft …

Windows 10

Windows 10 won't be available on all new PCs come launch day

The final version of Windows 10 won't pop up on all new PCs until sometime after the OS's official launch date.<p>Consumers who expect to buy a new PC running Windows 10 on the launch date may be disappointed.<p>Windows 10 is set to officially roll out July 29, but that doesn't mean it will be available …

Windows 10

Faster Roku 2 masters the streaming universe

A nearly perfect mix of speed, features, price and ecosystem make the Roku 2 our favorite streaming device yet.

Streaming

The universal remote for a select few

The Pronto transforms an iOS device into a remote control for your home theater, but it's got stiff competition.

Remote Controls

Facebook’s security exec pushes Steve Jobs’ call for Adobe to kill Flash

Facebook’s chief security officer, Alex Stamos, echoed a message first delivered quite memorably by Steve Jobs in 2010: it’s time for Adobe to kill Flash. Addressing Apple’s position of not supporting the plug-in on iOS and instead pushing HTML5, security was just one key point in Jobs’ epic …

Adobe

A project to build a $200 DIY Wi-Fi router to help whistleblowers hide online just disappeared under bizarre circumstances

ProxyHam (as the device was called) was essentially a router broadcasting on a 900MHz connection, letting the owner — with the right antenna — connect from up to several miles away. It could be stashed in any public place with an internet connection (think library/coffee shop/co-working space) and …

Chromecast mirroring added for Sony Xperia Z3v, Z2 and Z2 Tablet

As Google slowly continues to expand the list of Android devices able to mirror their screen to the Chromecast, Sony finds themselves the latest winner. The Sony Xperia Z3v, Z2 and Z2 tablet can now mirror their display through your Chromecast streaming device.<p>If you thought that the Nexus 5 was …

Android News

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

The three main mobile operating systems all have their respective voice-based virtual assistants to help users with various tasks during the day. …

This is what happens when Bang & Olufsen decides to make a portable Bluetooth speaker

Bang and Olufsen’s products rarely go unnoticed. The brand’s iconic designs have been featured in all kinds of movies and television shows because …

Apple Hasn’t Changed The iPhone 6 Plus to Prevent Bending

Reports that Apple has reinforced the inside of iPhone 6 Plus handsets as a response to “bendgate,” the overblown device bending hullaballoo, are not …

Apperian launches first administrative remote control solution for iOS [Video]

Apperian just launched “Remote Control for iOS”, a feature for its Enterprise App Services Environment that it called “the first and only solution that empowers IT departments to remotely view and interact with employee’s iOS devices as if the device was directly in front of them.” The solution …

Tech Q&A: Online airfare, credit card skimming, exes on Facebook, and more

<b>Best day to buy airfare online</b><p><b>Q.</b> I'm buying plane tickets to my family's Christmas reunion in sunny California. I heard you say on your national radio show that Tuesday was the cheapest day to buy tickets online. Is that still true?<p><b>A.</b> That used to be the common wisdom, but new research shows the …

GTAT's Apple Deal Could Come Undone

The New Hampshire Union Leader newspaper and Bloomberg reported that the deal between GT Advanced Technologies (old symbol: GTAT, new symbol: GTATQ) could come apart if additional details of their previous negotiations are unsealed. <i>(Note that I own Apple shares).</i><p>There are written descriptions of …

'iPad Pro' Said to Feature 12.2-Inch Display, 7-mm Thickness, Stereo Speakers at Top and Bottom

Apple's rumored "iPad Pro" has reportedly been in the works for some time, although the most recent rumors have indicated the company has pushed back its plans for the device as it seeks to give its manufacturing partners time to catch up to iPhone 6 Plus demand. Development work on the project is …

Four reasons I switched to Safari after years of using Chrome and why I’ll probably switch back

Advertisement<p>49 Comments<p>After upgrading to OS X Yosemite last week, I got an interesting notification when booting up Chrome for the first time. …

Posture perfect: How to text and work at a desk without destroying your body

Electronics are slowly turning humanity into a humpback species. Poor posture is a major contributor to back pain and can even negatively affect our emotions. Fortunately, there’s a an easy way to remedy the situation. At VentureBeat’s Healthbeat conference this week, Crossfit San Francisco Founder …

The Steve Jobs guide to manipulating people & getting what you want

Steve Jobs didn’t launch two of the most valuable companies in modern times by following the rules all the time.<p>Jobs faced many obstacles to get Apple, and later Pixar, off the ground. But Jobs had a unique way of crafting his own reality, a “distortion field” that could persuade people that his …

How the NFL tracks everything on the field but the ball

Most people know radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips as the security tags adorning clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from …