Pebble: More than 1 million smartwatches sold

  Pebble has sold more than 1 million smartwatches, the company said Monday. The milestone was reached on December 31, a company rep confirmed with CNET. The sales figure is up dramatically from the 400,000 sold as of last March, CEO Eric Migicovsky told The Verge. A price drop last fall may have helped boost […]

3M Galaxy Note 2 units sold in 30 days

Samsung Electronics said today that it had sold 3 million units of the Galaxy Note 2 after just 30 days, or three times faster than its predecessor. The determine represents an outstanding charge of adoption for Samsung, which has essentially created a new category of oversized mobile phones that many have taken to calling “phablets”. […]

Go Daddy says client Web sites back up

After spending most of the business day offline, services are restored for Go Daddy customers, company says. Web sites serviced by Web hosting and domain registrar Go Daddy were back online early this evening after being down for much of the work day, a company spokeswoman told CNET. All services are restored and at no […]

Google adds Octane to its benchmark suite

A new browser benchmark suite is cruising down Main Street: Google Octane, which updates the V8 benchmark by adding more tests. Although speed is a major factor in browser choice, many people don’t want to know why their favorite browser is fast — they just care that it is. But the standards and assessments used […]

NASA’s futuristic X-48C hybrid wing-body plane takes flight

The design, which is thought to be highly fuel efficient and offer longer range, could someday become the universal standard. But first comes several more years of tests. NASA said today that its experimental X-48C hybrid wing-body airplane took flight for the first time. A remotely powered prototype that’s housed at NASA’s Dryden Flight Research […]

RIM finally unveils 4G LTE tablet, with Aug. 9 launch

The BlackBerry PlayBook will be available to Canadian customers first, the company says. It will be available in the U.S. and other territories “in the coming months.” After a long wait, Research In Motion has unveiled its 4G LTE BlackBerry PlayBook. The device will be available to Canadian customers first and come with 32GB of […]

Microsoft saying good-bye to Hotmail

Microsoft’s new address is pushing out Hotmail, Curiosity will soon meet Mars, and we look at the head-scanning technology used by EA Sports. It’s not often we get a shakeup in the email world, but say hello to Microsoft’s new free email account, It’ll eventually be replacing Hotmail, but you might want to […]

Google’s Larry Page back at work, recovering from illness

Web giant’s 39-year-old co-founder is reportedly back at work after an undisclosed illness caused the loss of his voice and sidelined him from public events for several weeks. Google co-founder Larry Page is recovering from an unspecified illness that sidelined him for several weeks and caused him to lose his voice, but he has returned […]

Cloud music is still the future for Apple, Amazon — really

Given recent headlines about cloud music, you might be forgiven for thinking that the feature is huge with consumers. Word came Monday that Apple has finally caught up to Google and Amazon and begun to stream songs from the company’s cloud. The following day, CNET broke news that Amazon is very close to reaching agreements […]

Adobe ships CS6 software; Creative Cloud imminent

The Creative Suite 6 versions of Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and all their companion apps are now for sale. Adobe’s subscription for them arrives Friday. Adobe Systems today began selling Creative Suite 6, its mammoth but expensive collection of software for designers, artists, photographers, videographers, publishers, and others in the “content creation” business. The […]

Nokia Lumia 710 and 800 getting Wi-Fi hot spot update

An update that brings with it Internet tethering is reportedly about to roll out to the two Lumia handsets in certain countries. Nokia’s Lumia 710 and 800 phones may be one step closer to gaining the ability to act as Wi-Fi hot spots, though the company itself isn’t confirming or revealing any details on the […]

Apple ratchets up App Store security

iOS and iTunes users have been bumping into new and stricter security measures as they use their accounts. The new security demands, apparently implemented yesterday, have been asking users to choose three security questions and answers that are then required to download a new app from the App Store. A backup e-mail address is also […]

110,000 PC-strong Kelihos botnet sidelined

Researchers use specially crafted code to direct infected computers to their servers instead of servers run by the criminals who have been using the botnet to distribute spam. A new version of the Kelihos spamming botnet has been sidelined by using the peer-to-peer distribution mechanism to basically hijack it, researchers announced today. The botnet, which […]

Anti-SOPA Internet Society under fire for hiring MPAA executive

The Internet Society is hardly a fan of the Stop Online Piracy Act or the Protect IP Act. The venerable non-profit, which acts as the umbrella organization for the Internet’s key standards bodies, bluntly warns that the pair of copyright laws would end the “viability of the Internet.” Which is why ISOC’s decision this month […]

Bringing broadband to the boonies: The odyssey begins

Although my author bio hints at it, you might not guess that I file CNET stories from the edge of the vast wilderness. I’ve lived here five years now, and it’s taken me that long to cross the Digital Divide that still exists in this country between those who take decent broadband for granted and […]

RIAA chief: ISPs to start policing copyright by July 1

The country’s largest Internet service providers haven’t given up on the idea of becoming copyright cops. Last July, Comcast, Cablevision, Verizon, Time Warner Cable and other bandwidth providers announced that they had agreed to adopt policies designed to discourage customers from illegally downloading music, movies and software. Since then, the ISPs have been very quiet […]

Microsoft targets Motorola Mobility, claims patent abuse

The software giant says Motorola is attempting to use essential patents “to kill video on the Web.” It also didn’t miss the opportunity to take a swipe at Google. Microsoft is the latest tech giant to take aim at Motorola Mobility–and thus, by virtue of its $12.5 billion acquisition, Google–in a FRAND (fair, reasonable, and […]

Microsoft: Google bypassed IE privacy settings too

In the wake of reports that Google had sidestepped privacy settings in Apple’s Safari browser, Microsoft announced today it had discovered that the Web giant had done the same with Internet Explorer. whilen the IE staff heard that Google had bypassed user privateness settings on Safari, we asked ourselves a easy query: is Google circumventing […]

Iran cuts off Internet access

Iran has cut off access to the Internet, leaving millions of people without access to e-mail and social networks. An individual inside the usa showed this morning that Gmail, Hotmail, and Yahoo electronic mail are not available. Ditto for facebook. up to now, the government has not made any declaration about the carrier interruption. But […]

Apple supplier Foxconn hit by hackers

Apple supplier Foxconn now has another crisis on its hands. A workforce of hackers known as Swagg safety is taking credit score for a breach of Foxconn community safety, ensuing within the theft of usernames, passwords, and different non-public data. In a sequence of Twitter posts the day past, the crowd boasted that it publicly […]