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Brian Cooley’s Tech Watch

Tech Watch with Brian Cooley

Tech Watch with Brian Cooley


CNET Editor at Large Brian Cooley analyzes technology news, trends and products. On air: Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:50pm.

Apple iPad 2

iPhone, iPad Tracking User Movements

Privacy watchdogs are demanding answers from Apple about why iPhones and iPads are collecting location data about their users.

CBS San Francisco–04/21/2011

Samsung Galaxy tablet (AP)

Tech Watch: Apple Takes Samsung To Court

Apple Inc. has sued Samsung Electronics Co., saying the South Korean company’s Galaxy line of smartphones and tablet computers copy Apple’s popular iPad and iPhone.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/19/2011

Apple TV converter (AP)

Tech Watch: Apple’s New Hi-Def TV

Apple appears to be set to make another foray into your living room. A new report says the company may launch an Internet-connected high definition television set before the end of the year.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/14/2011

Cisco Flip Video camera

Cisco Drops Flip Cam, Cuts 550 Jobs

Cisco Systems Inc. announced Tuesday that it was exiting several consumer businesses, including most notably its Flip Video camera business, and laying off 550 employees.

CBS San Francisco–04/12/2011

Apple iPad 2

Tech Watch: Can Anyone Compete With The iPad?

Apple still remains king of the hill when it comes to tablets. Sales figures show that Motorola Mobility has sold 100,000 Xoom’s, which was one of the first serious challengers to the iPad. In comparison, Apple sold 300,000 iPad’s on its day of release.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/07/2011

Zediva, online movies, streaming

Movie Studios Sue Silicon Valley-Based Online Movie Service

The Motion Picture Association of America has sued Zediva, the gutsy startup that made the latest hit movies available for instant viewing online long before they hit Netflix or Redbox.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–04/05/2011

Chevrolet Volt, plug-in, rechargeable electric-powered vehicle (AP)

Tech Watch: Consumers Say Electric Cars Not Good Enough

A new survey shows that while some consumers are interested in buying electric vehicles, many drivers don’t think the current offerings are good enough.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/31/2011

(AP)

Tech Watch: Amazon Introduces A New Music Locker, Beating Apple And Google

Amazon.com Inc. wants to be more than a destination for shopping online: It also dreams of being a place where you can store your music, photos and videos and access them any time, from any computer.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/29/2011

Apple CEO Steve Jobs speaks during the Apple iPad 2 event at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts on March 2, 2011 in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Jobs To Be Deposed In Antitrust Suit Against Apple

Apple Inc. CEO Steve Jobs, who is currently out on medical leave, will be deposed to testify in an antitrust suit related to its iPod music players and iTunes store.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/22/2011

Foursquare logo

Tech Report: Foursquare 3.0 Has Arrived

Foursquare, the location-based check-in startup, is introducing its latest version for the Android and iPhone.

CONNECT WITH KCBS–03/08/2011