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Netflix to Replace Star Ratings With Thumbs Up and Thumbs Down

Netflix announced yesterday that it will replace star-based user reviews in its content library with binary thumbs up and thumbs down ratings over the coming weeks.<p>Previous star ratings given by users will be used to personalize their Netflix profiles, but the ability to rate a TV series or movie …

Journalism

Google will revamp its ad policies after backlash

TECHNOLOGY<p>Google to change ad policies after backlash<p>Google announced Friday that it will change its advertising policies after several British brands pulled ads from the platform because they appeared alongside offensive content, such as videos promoting terrorism or anti-Semitism.<p>Google said in a …

Bank of China

Firefox OS hands-on: Alcatel OneTouch Fire and ZTE Open (video)

We've crossed paths with Firefox OS before, but today marks the first time we've played with handsets running the final build of Mozilla's mobile software. The Alcatel OneTouch Fire and ZTE Open you see above are the same hardware we saw at MWC earlier this year -- in fact, the latter just launched …

Google Reader is Laid to Rest in the ‘Google Graveyard’ (Infographic)

Google Reader is only the latest Google product to be put to rest. Google goes through products like Donald Trump goes through cans of …

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New Update Lets Google Glass View Websites And Listen To More Voice Commands

And Google Glass’ slow march toward market readiness continues. The development team shared a few details about an upcoming update on the official Glass Google+ page, and it finally unlocks some oft-requested features for all those Glass Explorers to start mucking around with.<p>The changelog is a …

New App Lets Google Glass Owners Control Their Teslas Like Rich-Ass Robo-Wizards

Do you have Google Glass? Do you <i>also</i> have a Tesla?<p>Yes? Seriously? Who the hell are you, Batman?<p>Anyway — there’s now an application that lets you bring these two extravagant toys together, allowing you to control a bunch of things in the Tesla by way of Google Glass. Why? <i>Because</i>.<p><b>Here’s what the app,</b> …

You could lose weight when your avatar exercises

Researchers find that women who spend 15 minutes once a week watching an avatar demonstrate healthy weight loss behaviors end up losing on average 3.5 pounds in a month.<p>When I was a varsity swimmer in high school, I was taught creative visualization, which is a fancy way of saying that I would sit …

Weight Loss

Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz Angle review: A top mini Bluetooth speaker value - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Cambridge SoundWorks Oontz</b> sounds relatively good for a $40 mini Bluetooth speaker. It also offers good battery life, built-in speakerphone capabilities, and an attractive design. A carrying pouch is included.<p><b>The Bad</b> Some people won't like how bright the blue light is on the front of …

Audiophile

Block Block Block Review

<i>Block Block Block</i> is a game about blocks. Lots and lots of blocks. The goal is quite simple: in the limited number of moves, make sure there are no …

Task Player Is A Fresh New Approach To The Pomodoro Technique

Task Player - Task Management ($1.99) by Sarun Wongpatcharapakorn is a new way to look at your tasks. Rather than go for the GTD approach for your …

Windows 8 reaches 100,000 apps milestone in just over eight months

While Microsoft didn't quite hit 100,000 in time for its Build developers conference last week, the software giant is announcing its latest milestone for Windows 8 today. The Windows Store has just passed the 100,000 mark, roughly eight months after Windows 8 went on sale in October. CEO Steve …

Think it’s easy being an app developer? Here are the numbers you need to crack the Top 10 Apps

Think it’s easy being an app developer? Here are the numbers you need to crack the Top 10 Apps<p>Almost everyone you know fashions themselves as an app …

Apps

Top iPhone apps on sale for July

We find the best deals on iPhone apps on sale to save you money daily. Our special technology filters the promotions to present you with only top …

PSA: Google Play Music All Access $8 promotion ends soon

Listen, we're all for waiting until the last possible minute, but that time is now. If you happen to be looking for a deal on Google's fancy new music service, the clock is ticking. Once June 30th rolls around, Google Play Music All Access's $7.99 price tag will bump up to the standard $9.99 a …

Abyss AB-1266 headphones run $5,495, but they're worth it

It's the Dodge SRT Viper of high-end headphones: the AB-1266 is big, heavy, outlandishly expensive, but it sounds better -- a lot better -- than anything else!<p>Elegantly designed, affordable products are marvels of our age, but then there are the extreme, defiantly outrageous ones designed to …

Audiophile

Windows 8.1 vs. Apple: Twofer or tablet?

With Windows 8.1 comes scads of hybrids from PC makers eager to show the world that you really don't need to carry around that iPad anymore.<p>Will new Windows 8.1 hybrids finally expose the iPad for what it really is, a mere tablet?<p>That's what Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer suggested this week.<p>When …

Microsoft Windows

Insult someone on Twitter or Facebook? A crime in Grenada

Lawmakers on the island of Grenada are tired of online "mischief." So they've banned it. How might this affect the nation's discourse?<p>Honestly, that free speech thing can be tiresome.<p>People end up endlessly expressing themselves and, every second of the day, someone's going to get hurt. Online, …

Grenada

Top iPhone apps on sale

We find the best deals on iPhone apps on sale to save you money daily. Our special technology filters the promotions to present you with only top …

Top iPhone apps gone free

Only here can you find the latest and best iPhone apps gone free today. Our proprietary appPicker Minestore™ algorithm finds you the best free iPhone …

Rolocule turns your iPhone and Apple TV into a Wii-style gaming system (video)

If you've ever wanted to hurl your iPhone through your TV while enthusiastically playing tennis, now's your chance. This week, Rolocule Games launched an iOS app -- Motion Tennis -- that turns your Apple TV into a Wii-esque gaming console. To connect devices to Apple TVs, the game relies on AirPlay …

Songza introduces paid ad-free service that costs $0.99 a week

Songza joined the ad-free music streaming club today with a club of its own: Club Songza. Like the premium services on Spotify and Slacker, you'll have to cough up a few pennies to belong -- about 99 of them a week, to be exact. Listening to music without commercial interruption isn't the only …

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The laptop backpack to rule them all: ‘Hercules’ from ECBC [Review]

It feels like I’ve gone through dozens of laptop backpacks over the years. Either the zipper breaks in a disastrous way, the bottom tears, or the weight becomes hard to bear. But that may be about to change with the new Hercules Laptop Backpack from ECBC.<p>Right off the bat, I’m going to mention the …

Apps of the week: Instacast, Wibbitz, Over and more!

Another week has passed us by, and that means it's time once again for the iMore team to share with with you the apps they've been using this week. …

Transcend Information ESD200 portable SSD review: A tiny portable storage powerhouse - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Transcend ESD200</b> portable SSD is supercompact and superfast.<p><b>The Bad</b> The drive's capacity caps at just 256GB, and its bundled software is useless.<p><b>The Bottom Line</b> Compact and fast, the Transcend ESD200 is an excellent storage and backup extension for your USB 3.0-enabled laptop.<p>The good …

Gear & Gadgets

Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)

HTC One Google Play Edition The pricey HTC One Google Play Edition smartphone's unique blend of premium design, components, and pure Jelly Bean software will tempt only true Android fanatics. Read the review .<p>Updated: June 28, 2013 / Caption: CNET Reviews staff / Photo: Sarah Tew/CNET<p>Samsung Galaxy …

Gear & Gadgets

Digg Reader open to the public with web and iOS apps

It's later than Betaworks promised, but Digg Reader has finally opened up to the public and the service is integrated into Digg's iOS app too. Digg's hotly-anticipated RSS reader has been in beta for about a week, after a development period of about three months. And the new reader, on both the web …