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Verizon, Motorola to unveil fast-charging new Droid in October

cnet.com — Droid still does. Verizon Wireless's premier smartphone franchise, the Droid line, will get a new sibling when the carrier unveils another Droid smartphone next month, according to people familiar with the launch plans. The exact date hasn't yet been determined. The latest Droid will be built by Motorola Mobility, which has the exclusive rights to build phones for the franchise.
Sep 18, 2014

Verizon, Motorola to unveil fast-charging Droid in October, scoop by @RogerWCheng cnet.co/1r3lTLV @CNET

Sep 18, 2014

scoop from @rogerwcheng: Verizon, Motorola to unveil fast-charging new Droid in October - CNET cnet.co/1mhN8DB tip @techmeme

Sep 18, 2014

Check out my latest scoop: Verizon, Motorola to unveil fast-charging new Droid in October cnet.co/1r3lTLV via @CNET

Woz: Hello iPhone 6, goodbye Android

cnet.com — Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak says he tossed out all the Android devices he's spoken so lovingly of in the past.

Microsoft may add 'Tell me' help feature to next Office

cnet.com — Microsoft is apparently adding the helpful Tell Me feature from its Office Online suite to the next desktop edition of Office. The software giant's partners and testers have been getting a peek at an early version of the next Office, "sources familiar with Microsoft's Office plans," told The Verge, revealing the new Tell Me feature as well as other changes.
Sep 18, 2014

Microsoft may add 'Tell me' help feature to next version of Office cnet.com/news/microsoft…

iOS 8 crosses 14 percent adoption rate

cnet.com — Following its official launch Wednesday, Apple's new mobile OS has already shot up the ranks, according to mobile analytics firm Mixpanel.
Sep 18, 2014

iOS 8 crosses 14 percent adoption rate, according to one report cnet.com/news/ios-8-cro…

Belkin WeMo LED Lighting Starter Set

cnet.com — We first saw Belkin's WeMo LEDs back in January of this year, at CES in Las Vegas. At the time, Belkin told us to expect to see them on store shelves by spring, but delays pushed that date back by several months.

iOS 8 brings big boost for Web programmers

cnet.com — Apple's newest operating system supports WebGL and IndexedDB, two standards that'll make websites much more capable on its mobile devices. Also new: a faster Web with SPDY.
Sep 18, 2014

iOS 8 brings lots of important Web standards to Safari, including WebGL (3D graphics), IndexedDB (offline), & SPDY. cnet.co/1mfJVF4

Social network for rich people costs $9,000 to join

cnet.com — Facebook and Google+ have an inherent problem. Anybody can sign up for them. There are no safeguards, no credit checks and no proof of assets required. If the thought of rubbing digital elbows with the unwashed rabble is too much to deal with, then it's time you joined a new kind of social network.
Sep 18, 2014

RT @CNET: Is Twitter too plebeian for your tastes? Social network for rich people costs $9,000 to join cnet.co/1qLWR6A

Sep 18, 2014

Is Twitter too common for your tastes? This social network for rich people costs $9,000 to join... cnet.co/1qLWR6A

Sep 18, 2014

RT @CNET: If Facebook is too plebeian for you head over to Netropolitan, a social network for rich people, costs $9,000 to join cnet.co/1ucc6mP

Amazon releases family-friendly, low-budget tablets

cnet.com — Amazon announced its new tablet lineup Wednesday, catering to a wide range of users from the budget-conscious to tech-savvy children. The line includes a refresh of its Kindle Fire HDX 8.9 and Fire HD 7, as well as a colorful $99 Kindle Fire HD 6, a high-end e-reader called the Kindle Voyage.
Sep 18, 2014

Amazon releases family-friendly, low-budget tablets, as well as refreshes e-reader line cnet.co/1r2qJJk via @CNET @donnaytam

Tim Cook explains Apple's privacy policies in open letter

cnet.com — Just days after Apple CEO Tim Cook discussed the company's privacy record with Charlie Rose, Apple has published a new privacy policy that explains how it handles its users' personal information and government requests for that information.
Sep 17, 2014

Tim Cook explains Apple's privacy policies in open letter cnet.co/1r0s4BR via @CNET

Uber, Lyft reportedly sinking San Francisco taxi business

cnet.com — Taxi use in the city has tumbled by 65 percent over the last year -- much of this is attributed to the growing use of ride-sharing services. Ride-sharing apps, like Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar, appear to have made their mark on San Francisco's taxi industry.

Z-z-z-zombie: Chia Pet lets you grow your own undead

cnet.com — Chia Zombie heads are reaching for your brains while growing luscious green hair from seed. Chia has gained a following as health food, something that's found floating in bottles of kombucha, but it used to be all about weird little clay objects that turn green when you water them.