11Sep

Internet, Wall Street unimpressed by new iPhones

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Apple CEO Tim Cook kicked off the company’s iPhone press event before several hundred reporters and guests Tuesday at the Apple campus in Cupertino, California. Apple Senior Vice President of Software Engineering Craig […]

11Sep

Hands-on impressions of new iPhones

CNN’s Heather Kelly spent a few minutes with new newly launched iPhones Tuesday 5S fingerprint sensor worked seamlessly, though adding profiles takes some time A slow-motion video looked impressively professional The polycarbonate body on the iPhone 5C feels sturdier than other plastic phones Cupertino, California (CNN) — After Apple unveiled […]

10Sep

How iPhone 5S makes your finger into a password

On the iPhone 5S, Touch ID uses your fingerprint for security Fingerprint data is encrypted, stored on phone, not Apple servers Some experts say Apple’s tech is nice, but won’t be game-changer (CNN) — The most impressive feature of the new iPhone 5S may be its ability to turn your […]

10Sep

Meet the newest iPhones: the 5S and 5C

Apple senior vice president Phil Schiller presents the iPhone 5C, a cheaper, simpler new version of the phone, at an event on Tuesday. Apple rolls out two new iPhones The iPhone 5S is upgrade to current model The iPhone 5C will be less expensive (CNN) — For the first time […]

09Sep

Next iPhone has some catching up to do

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> There have been six models of the iPhone since Apple introduced the pioneering device in 2007. This week should bring the seventh (and maybe the eighth). Here’s a look at Apple’s brief history […]

09Sep

The tech genius who died on 9/11

Danny Lewin packed a lot into his 31 years, including founding a major tech firm, Akamai Technologies. Danny Lewin was a math genius who co-founded Akamai Technologies Lewin’s innovative algorithms allowed the Web to run faster, more efficiently Lewin may have been first person to die in the September 11, […]

06Sep

Ghetto Tracker site offends, dies and returns

This was the original homepage of the site Ghetto Tracker, which has since been renamed Good Part of Town. GhettoTracker.com was started to let locals share what areas they think are “unsafe” Critics say the site encourages racism and class segregation The founder has rebranded the site, taken it down, […]

06Sep

Reports: NSA cracks much online encryption

The NSA has been able to unscramble much of the encoding that keeps people’s personal data safe online, reports say. NEW: This is the most important leak to date from Edward Snowden, an analyst says Reports: NSA and GCHQ have cracked much of the encryption protecting online data The agencies […]

05Sep

How Galaxy Gear stacks up to other smartwatches

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Samsung’s Galaxy Gear smartwatch has a 1.6-inch display, low-res camera, 4GB of storage and comes in six colors. It will go on sale in late September and sell for $299. Pebble was a […]

05Sep

Reaction: Galaxy Gear useful but too pricey

Samsung introduces Galaxy Gear smartwatch The $299 watch will be available in 140 countries late this month and in October On first impression, reviewers say it’s a significant step forward Some critics worry its price, sluggish apps may dampen sales (CNN) — In rolling out its Galaxy Gear on Wednesday, […]

04Sep

New version of Android called KitKat

A statue at Google’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, shows the Android mascot seemingly rendered in KitKat bars. New version of Android mobile operating system will be named KitKat Surprise announcement is consistent with Google’s theme of sweet treats Older Android versions include Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Jellybean Deal with Nestle […]

04Sep

Diana Nyad's jellyfish-proof face mask

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Diana Nyad became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without a protective cage, reaching a Key West beach on Monday, September 2, nearly 53 hours after jumping into the ocean […]

03Sep

5 ways Nokia helped create the modern cell phone

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> As Microsoft sets out to buy Nokia, CNN takes a look through some of the Finnish mobile giant’s unique designs. Pictured here is the Nokia Mobira Cityman, announced in 1989. Nokia 1011, announced […]

03Sep

Nokia-Microsoft deal is good for both

Nokia had a tough few years before Elop slowly started to turn it around, says Stuart Miles Deal will benefit Microsoft the same way that making smartphones has for Apple, he says Not much will change in the short term, but Surface tablet “likely to be rebranded or ditched” Microsoft’s […]

02Sep

Why the NFL is lagging on stadium Wi-Fi

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> Levi’s Stadium, future home of the San Francisco 49ers, will open next year in Santa Clara, California, and is expected to offer speedy Wi-Fi and Web-based TV throughout. The stadium will host Super […]

02Sep

Teens, parents struggle to share social media

An uneasy dance: Parents and teens both are seeking ways to coexist peacefully on the few social networks they do share. Teens and their parents are grappling with how to navigate shared online spaces like Facebook Facebook is the most popular site among the 81% of teens and 72% of […]

30Aug

Apple launches iPhone trade-ins

A new Apple program lets customers bring their phones into Apple stores for a discount on a new handset. iPhone users now can trade in old models at Apple stores for credit on a new phone The company’s Reuse and Recycling program offers online credit for phones, iPads and computers […]

30Aug

Behind those player ratings on 'Madden 25'

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> <img src="http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/dam/assets/130829131046-madden-25-aaron-rogers-horizontal-gallery.jpg" alt="Sorry, Peyton. Sorry, Tom. Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers topped Manning and Brady among quarterbacks in “Madden 25,” the new version of the popular football video game. The Falcons’ Matt Ryan and […]

29Aug

California weighs making 'revenge porn' illegal

California debates a law that would make posting what’s known as “revenge porn” illegal New Jersey is the only state with a similar law Distributing photos taken with permission falls into a gray legal area (CNN) — In the aftermath of a failed relationship, jilted lovers have been known to […]

29Aug

Can you really be liable for texting a driver?

New Jersey court says texting a driver may make you responsible for a crash Judges suggest a text is similar to causing an in-car distraction Attorneys: It will hard to prove sender knew the recipient was driving N.J. Gov. Chris Christie: In the end, the driver is responsible (CNN) — […]

29Aug

Is this the city of the future?

Futuristic designs at this year’s Index Awards include self-assembly homes, waterless toilets and kites that can measure air pollution Designers believe that the way we live, work and travel will be entirely different in the coming years These innovations provide more sustainable living solutions to the ones we currently employ […]

28Aug

Syrian civil war? Not on al-Assad's Instagram

.cnn_html_media_utility::before{color:red;content:’>>’;font-size:9px;line-height:12px;padding-right:1px} .cnnstrylccimg640{margin:0 27px 14px 0} .captionText{filter:alpha(opacity=100);opacity:1} .cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:visited,.cnn_html_slideshow_media_caption a:link,.captionText a,.captionText a:visited,.captiontext a:link{color:#004276;outline:medium none} .cnnVerticalGalleryPhoto{margin:0 auto;padding-right:68px;width:270px} ]]> On his new Instagram account, Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad is seen greeting and listening intently to a group of women. The President’s wife, Asma al-Assad, wipes away a tear on a boy’s face. […]

28Aug

Google's Nexus 4 gets price cut

Google’s price reduction on the Nexus 4 comes weeks before Apple could announce a cheaper version of the iPhone. Google knocks $100 off of its Nexus 4 smartphone It now sells for as little as $200 and doesn’t require a wireless contract The moves comes as Apple is rumored to […]

28Aug

Scientists grow mini brains from stem cells

A cross-section of a brain organoid shows neural stem cells in red, and neurons in green. Researchers used stem cells to make organoids These organoids can be used to explore brain development Parts in organoids resemble brain regions in a 9-week-old human embryonic brain Embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells […]