Emma Israel

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Hundreds of TV Show Ideas Being Considered by Microsoft

New TV show announcements will be made my Microsoft "pretty soon."<p>There are hundreds of TV show ideas currently in consideration at Microsoft as the …

Meet Microsoft’s Surface 2 And Surface Pro 2

Today Microsoft took the wraps off its holiday hardware lineup, unveiling two new tablets, and a number of new and updated accessories. It’s a lot of information to process, so let’s go through each piece in order.<p>I spent time in Redmond last week with the new hardware, and the team behind the …

Windows Phone App Studio: New Menu Bar, SkyDrive Integration

Microsoft today announced an update to Windows Phone App Studio, a free Web-based tool that the company claims is designed to help anyone create an app without coding. This release, which is still in beta, includes the incorporation of feature requests, improved usability and performance, updated …

Microsoft is planning a streaming service called 'Rio'

Her name is Rio and she dances in the sun. Or rather, her name is Rio, and she could well be the name of Microsoft's forthcoming streaming service. Not quite as catchy, admittedly.<p>Rio is just one of the juicy titbits that Microsoft's employees have leaked from the annual company meeting. The …

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One month after Nokia deal, what is Microsoft's plan?

Change is coming to Redmond, but change itself isn't a plan<p>What does the Microsoft of the future really look like?<p>It's been four weeks since the company announced its $7.2 billion plan to acquire Nokia's phone business, cementing CEO Steve Ballmer's plan to transform Microsoft from a software …

Dell gives up on Windows RT

NEW YORK -- Microsoft's Windows RT operating system just lost another proponent.<p>Neil Hand, head of tablets at Dell, on Wednesday said his company won't be releasing a new Windows RT device to follow up its<p>XPS 10 devicefrom a year ago.<p>"We are not planning to refesh our current line of RT products," …

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New Nexus Device Under $100? LG G3 Rumours, & Google Camera App

HTC Nexus 8 reportedly will replace Nexus 7 line - a good move or not?

Starting in February we’ve heard numerous rumors suggesting that HTC and Google are teaming up to create a “premium” Nexus tablet experience. Since that time, we’ve also heard at least one report that suggested the tablet could end up sized somewhere between the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.<p>Now, a new</i> …

Android 'Silver' may soon replace Google's Nexus program

Google’s Nexus line of products has long been popular with Android purists thanks to its vanilla build of the mobile OS and speedy updates. The Nexus …

Why carry a big power brick when you can tote the world’s smallest laptop adapter?

Advertisement<p>4 Comments<p>It’s not unheard of for a laptop review to ding the product for a surprising reason: A bulky power adapter. What’s the point …

Analysts predict decline in iPad sales

Here's something you don't hear often: Apple's year-over-year iPad sales may have dipped during the first three months of 2014, according to analysts.<p>A bevy of analysts chimed in on iPad sales expectations in the first quarter, and they collectively peg Apple's sales at 19.3 million units, …

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Project Ara: our best look yet at Google's new modular smartphone

This week in Mountain View, Google held its first-ever developer conference for Project Ara. Developed by a small team within the company called ATAP staffed with ex-DARPA engineers and some of the brightest minds at Google, Ara is a mission to make a modular smartphone. It'd be the last phone you …

HTC taps ex-Samsung exec for marketing muscle

HTC is looking for a little of that Samsung Electronics marketing magic.<p>The Taiwanese smartphone maker has hired Paul Golden, the former head of marketing for Samsung's US mobile division, as an adviser to HTC Chairwoman Cher Wang, CNET confirmed. The hiring was first reported by Bloomberg.<p>HTC …

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Facebook's Paper App Gets New Legs to Stand On Its Own

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Paper, Facebook's highly-lauded, but little-used "story" app, got a small update on Friday that …

Facebook to share ads based on location history with advertisers -- but won't say when

With its brand-new Nearby Friends feature, Facebook is collecting a log of your travels so that it can one day pass that data along to advertisers, CNET can confirm.<p>Facebook trotted out Nearby Friends on Thursday. The optional feature, currently rolling out to US users of the native Facebook …

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Is Google working on a sub-$100 Nexus smartphone?

The rumor mill is piping up this afternoon with word of a possible sub-$100 Nexus device. There are no specifications to speak of just yet, but unnamed sources and rampant speculation lead to the idea of a low-mid range phone with a MediaTek chipset, 1GB of RAM and 2G/3G connectivity.<p>The rumored …