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Android co-founder Rubin leaving Google to lead startup incubator

cnet.com — Andy Rubin leaves Google and its ambitious robotics projects behind to return to another of his passions: Building successful startups. The robots have a new leader. Andy Rubin, who founded Google's Android mobile software, and less than a year ago was tapped to run the company's nascent robotics efforts, is leaving the Internet giant.
Oct 30, 2014

ICYMI: Google's robots get a new leader as Andy Rubin leaves for startup pastures cnet.com/news/android-c… by @richardjnieva & I

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNET: Android co-founder Andy Rubin is leaving Google to lead a startup incubator cnet.co/1E745p2

Oct 30, 2014

Android co-founder Rubin leaving Google to lead startup incubator cnet.co/13nUdu3 via @CNET

Microsoft Band is a Windows Phone fitness tracker that works with Android and iPhone too

cnet.com — The Microsoft Band packs in a range of features including a colour touchscreen, heart rate tracker and GPS. So far Microsoft's Windows Phone operating system has missed out on the smartwatch and fitness tracker fun, but with the new Microsoft Band it's finally in the game.
Oct 30, 2014

Microsoft Band, tracking heart rate, GPS, works with Android, iPhone too. cnet.co/1wHs5vA #wearabletech

Oct 30, 2014

Microsoft Band works with Android, iPhone too cnet.co/1wHs5vA Read @rich_trenholm's take on the newest wearable.

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jeskillings: The new $199 Microsoft Band gets Redmond into the fitness tracker game at last cnet.co/1tllRQW pic.twitter.com/4BNwvZPaXD

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jeskillings: The new $199 Microsoft Band gets Redmond into the fitness tracker game at last cnet.co/1tllRQW pic.twitter.com/4BNwvZPaXD

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Apple's Tim Cook: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay'

cnet.com — The Apple boss has publicly discussed his sexuality for the first time in a bid to help anyone "struggling to come to terms with who he or she is". Apple boss Tim Cook has publicly discussed his sexuality for the first time, saying "I'm proud to be gay.
Oct 30, 2014

Apple's Tim Cook gets personal: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay.' cnet.co/1wHC2t8

Oct 30, 2014

Big news for Apple CEO @tim_cook today. He says: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay' cnet.co/1wHC2t8 via @CNET

Oct 30, 2014

RT @rich_trenholm: Tim Cook: being gay has "given me the skin of a rhinoceros - handy when you're CEO of Apple" cnet.co/1wHC2t8 pic.twitter.com/1UPOtiQbxc

Oct 30, 2014

RT @rich_trenholm: Tim Cook: being gay has "given me the skin of a rhinoceros - handy when you're CEO of Apple" cnet.co/1wHC2t8 pic.twitter.com/1UPOtiQbxc

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Microsoft Band Preview - CNET

cnet.com — Everything you need to know about the Microsoft Band, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
Oct 30, 2014

Microsoft Band is a seriously smart fitness tracker (hands-on from @jetscott, w/ video) cnet.co/1wJVoOc via @CNET

Oct 30, 2014

RT @jetscott: My first few hours with the Microsoft Band: consider me impressed. Hands-on, with photos and video: cnet.com/products/micro…

Oct 30, 2014

My first few hours with the Microsoft Band: consider me impressed. Hands-on, with photos and video: cnet.com/products/micro…

'Wasting time on the Internet' is a real Ivy League college class

cnet.com — Finally, all those hours spent noodling around on social media can be harnessed into real college credit at a prestigious institution. You may not be able to major in underwater basket weaving, but at least you can now take a class titled "Wasting time on the Internet."
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNET: I can haz credits? Yes, "Wasting time on the Internet" is a real Ivy League college class cnet.co/1tmW5vE pic.twitter.com/QPPL9LfTgc

Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNET: I can haz credits? Yes, "Wasting time on the Internet" is a real Ivy League college class cnet.co/1tmW5vE pic.twitter.com/QPPL9LfTgc

Oct 30, 2014

'Wasting time on the Internet' is a real Ivy League college class cnet.co/1wJQiBs via @CNET

First Hasselblad camera used in space can be yours

cnet.com — A Hasselblad camera and Zeiss lens that captured extraordinary images of Earth back in 1962 await bidding by space fans. There have been a lot of space firsts throughout history. Yuri Gagarin was the first human to travel into space, in 1961. Earlier the same year, a little fellow named Ham was the first astrochimp in suborbital flight.
Oct 30, 2014

Looking to buy a slightly used camera. The first Hasseblad to go into space could be yours for about $100,000 cnet.com/news/first-has…

Oct 30, 2014

Whoever got my name in Secret Santa: 'The first Hasselblad camera used in space can be yours' bit.ly/106TIT6 bit.ly/106TIT7

Oct 30, 2014

RT @crave: Bid on Hasselblad camera and Zeiss lens that took photos of Earth from space in 1962 cnet.co/1tmQWDE pic.twitter.com/yWW2N5F6C0

Google tries injecting new life into browser bookmarks

cnet.com — An extension for Google's Chrome browser called Bookmark Manager embodies the company's effort to make organizing bookmarks better than riffling through a dusty filing cabinet. Google, unlike much of the rest of the world, hasn't given up on browser bookmarks.
Oct 30, 2014

Google tries injecting new life into browser bookmarks with Chrome cnet.co/1wJLrAu via @CNET

Oct 30, 2014

Google wants restore your faith in browser bookmarks. Many have moved on to search & autocomplete, though. cnet.co/1tn0IFZ

Google's Android VP on why a pricier Nexus 6 may lead to higher sales

cnet.com — Google tells CNET about its choice to go with a more traditional distribution approach as it pushes its flagship smartphone to mainstream consumers. Google is taking a different tack with its launch of the Nexus 6 smartphone: Following the standard flagship phone playbook on pricing and carrier relationships.
Oct 30, 2014

Google's Android VP on why a pricier Nexus 6 may lead to higher sales cnet.co/1wHA8sw via @CNET

Oct 30, 2014

Read it before you dismiss it derisively: Why Google thinks a more expensive Nexus may sell better: cnet.co/1q4E8OW by @RogerWCheng

Oct 30, 2014

RT @RogerWCheng: From my interview with Google yesterday: Android VP on why a pricier Nexus 6 may lead to higher sales cnet.co/1wHA8sw via @CNET

Oct 30, 2014

From my interview with Google yesterday: Android VP on why a pricier Nexus 6 may lead to higher sales cnet.co/1wHA8sw via @CNET

Samsung Galaxy A5

cnet.com — Everything you need to know about the Samsung Galaxy A5, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
Oct 30, 2014

Samsung's all-metal Galaxy A5 and A3 are real. Check out my hands-on here: cnet.co/105YuAt

Lenovo closes acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google

cnet.com — Motorola will continue to operate in Chicago under the leadership of President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Osterloh. Lenovo said on Thursday that it had closed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility, gaining a larger foothold in the US and other developed markets.
Oct 30, 2014

It's official: Motorola Mobility now belongs to Lenovo. But what will it lead to? cnet.co/1wHzmvE via @CNET

Oct 30, 2014

Lenovo closes acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google cnet.co/1wHzmvE via @CNET

The Apple Watch will only last a day?

cnet.com — Apple Pay is in a battle for mobile payments with retailers, Tim Cook talks Apple Watch, and we get your feedback from "iPhone 6 You Up"
Oct 30, 2014

APPLEBYTE! The Apple Watch only lasts a day & make the iPhone look like an Apple Watch! C:cnet.co/1zOEcM6 YT: bit.ly/13nxrCF

Digital rights and the TPP: All you need to know about the big trade-off

cnet.com — The Trans-Pacific Partnership is entering the final stages of closed-door negotiations, but there are still major questions being raised about what it means for copyright law and digital rights. The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is set to massively reshape international trade for 12 of the most powerful countries across the Asia-Pacific region, but there are also concerns about "what might be offered up in exchange for market access".
Oct 30, 2014

RT @wikileaks: Digital rights and the TPP: All you need to know about the big trade-off cnet.com/au/news/digita… More: wikileaks.org/tpp-ip2/

The 404 Show 1,573: Microsoft Band hands on, Nintendo sleep tracker (podcast)

cnet.com — Scott Stein is in the studio with a brand new Microsoft Band. We'll play around with it and see if it fills any of the voids that plague current wearables. We'll also give impressions of the Nexus 6, 9 and Player and discuss Nintendo's "quality of life" campaign that involves its own sleep tracker.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @the404: We've got @jetscott on the show today with the Microsoft Band! Plus: A Nintendo sleep tracker? cnet.co/1tmSNZ2 pic.twitter.com/HrtVKFKNNY

Microsoft and Nintendo jump into health tech

cnet.com — The Microsoft Band goes beyond fitness tracking and works with Android and iPhones, and Nintendo reveals plans to track your sleep with a bedside gadget. The battle over wrist tech just got more interesting. The Microsoft Band is a fitness tracker with smartwatch flavor, and it pairs with Windows phones, as well as Android and iPhones.
Oct 30, 2014

Learn about Microsoft Band, a fitness band w/ smartwatch flavor - and Nintendo's sleep tracker cnet.co/13mDTKe pic.twitter.com/2ZbDiOMmmp

2015 Audi TT: New face and full of tech

cnet.com — Over the years the Audi TT has become one of the most recognisable sports cars on the road. Some dismissed it unfairly, but the new one should change some minds.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNET: 2015 Audi TT: A new face and full of tech. Take a ride with @XCARofficial cnet.co/1wO9oc9

Gogoro preps for CES as it wraps up $100M funding round

cnet.com — The company says that it will unveil its first products at CES in January that will "transform energy distribution and management in the world's cities." Gogoro, a company co-founded in 2011 by two HTC execs with the chairwoman's blessing, has yet to launch a product but has now raised $150 million.
Oct 30, 2014

RT @CNET: Gogoro preps for CES as it wraps up a $100M funding round. No word on an actual product launch--yet cnet.co/1sLddr2

Nintendo sleep sensor to take aim at 'quality of life'

cnet.com — The company unveils a new service that would monitor a person's sleep patterns and provide feedback on improving restfulness. Nintendo has taken its first step toward improving "quality of life" with a new sleep sensor that would improve restfulness. Nintendo chief Satoru Iwata on Thursday held his company's semi-annual corporate management policy briefing.
Oct 30, 2014

Wait what now? RT @CNET: Nintendo sleep sensor to take aim at "quality of life" cnet.co/1E5wWdy

Microsoft outs Band fitness wearable in Apple App store screenshots

cnet.com — Device's sensors will track heart rate, steps taken, calories burned and sleep, according to a Microsoft privacy statement. Microsoft hasn't officially announced its much-rumored entry into the smartwatch sector, but that hasn't stopped the company from offering an apparently accidental glimpse of the device, which apparently has been dubbed simply Band.
Oct 29, 2014

RT @CNET: Microsoft outs Band fitness wearable in Apple App store screenshots cnet.co/1wGuOEL pic.twitter.com/APwDg4DpXo

Oct 29, 2014

Microsoft outs Band fitness wearable in Apple App store screenshots cnet.co/1wFJZyV via @CNET

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