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Is this the best smartphone plan ever?

T-Mobile has a great plan for those who use their smartphones primarily as data devices. But finding the plan can be a challenge.<p>Don't talk on your smartphone much, don't like the idea of a contract, and don't want to pay a lot of money per month yet still have plenty of data? T-Mobile has the plan …

Mobile

The make(out)-or-break(up) for Google Glass: Dating

Yes, people have already begun to experiment with wearing Google Glass on a date. Is it a love-killer? Or does it create a frisson of excitement?<p>I have a confession to make.<p>Please don't tell everyone, but I'd like to kiss someone who's wearing Google Glass.<p>In fact, if you really push me up against …

Google Glass

New MacBook Pro and MacBook Air may debut at WWDC

Mingchi Kuo of KGI Securities expects a slimmer MacBook Pro with longer battery life based on Intel's new Haswell processors.<p>With Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) starting June 10, speculation is swirling as to what might be introduced beyond significant, Jony Ive-inspired updates to …

Apple

Broadcom brings Gigabit and Wi-Fi to power line networking

Broadcom's new HomePlug AV2-based power line chips offer up to 1.5Gbps and integrate Wi-Fi in an all-in-one system-on-a-chip approach.<p>Power line networking -- the technology that enables electrical wiring to transfer data -- is about to get a lot faster.<p>Broadcom announced on Monday what it claims …

Wi-Fi

Acer again takes aim at Windows RT, says it's not 'so influential'

Acer Chairman J.T. Wang says his company wants "to be realistic" about the operating system -- and has not yet decided to launch a device running the software.<p>Acer Chairman J.T. Wang has a hard time saying anything nice about Microsoft's Windows RT.<p>Speaking to The Wall Street Journal in an …

Windows RT

App puts porn on Glass, Google vows to block it

Even the name of the app is not safe for work; Google says explicit content is not welcome on Glass.<p>Last week we learned that porn is being developed for Google Glass, finally giving me reason to be creeped out about the new technology, even if it is still in the development phase and not yet ready …

Google Play

Jabra Motion is big but loaded with features (pictures)

Big, bad, and ready for action<p>Folds up for travel<p>Compact at a glance<p>Charge over USB<p>Control volume with a swipe<p>Activate voice commands<p>Pick an ear tip<p>Is that a headset you're wearing?<p>Caption by Brian Bennett / Photo by Sarah Tew/CNET<p>1<p>of 8<p>Folds up for travel<p>Caption by Brian Bennett / Photo by Sarah …

Consumer Tech

Latest iPod Touch rates poorly on repairability, iFixit says

Apple's fifth-generation, 16GB iPod Touch: a sleek design but the same, poor repair prospects.<p>iFixit's latest teardown takes a look at Apple's new iPod Touch and finds that despite internal changes, the device received the same repairability score as its higher-capacity counterparts.<p>Apple quietly …

iPod Touch

The Sony Xperia Tablet Z is so incredibly thin (pictures)

You'll pay for it<p>Wispy<p>Proof<p>Cover it up<p>NFC<p>Exmor R<p>MHL<p>Expansion<p>Caption by Eric Franklin / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET<p>1<p>of 8<p>Wispy<p>Caption by Eric Franklin / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET<p>2<p>of 8<p>Proof<p>Caption by Eric Franklin / Photo by Josh Miller/CNET<p>3<p>of 8<p>Cover it up<p>Caption by Eric Franklin / Photo by Josh …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung US

Sony Xperia Tablet Z review: Thin, thoughtful design, but at a premium price - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The <b>Sony Xperia Tablet Z</b> offers a refreshingly thin and light design, with great gaming performance, and a sharp screen. The MHL connection, impressive waterproofing, and expandable storage are notably appreciated extras.<p><b>The Bad</b> $500 for 16GB of storage is a heavy price hike compared with …

Gear & Gadgets