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Apple's Craig Federighi, Vice President of Software Engineering, introduces iOS7 at a keynote address during the 2013 Apple WWDC at the Moscone Center on June 10, 2013 in San Francisco. (Photo by Kim White/Getty Images)

Brian Cooley: Apple Fights Perceptions With iOS 7 Release

Apple has been hearing the drumbeat of murmurs that it is yesterday’s (albeit very profitable and popular) news for at least a year now. That said, Apple had some tasty innovations at its developer’s conference Monday.

06/11/2013

Acer DA220 Android computer (Acer)

Brian Cooley: No Windows Needed For Newest Computers

As the PC industry sunsets into niche status over the next few years, we are getting a look at what’s next: Computers, yes, but ones that feel more like mobile devices.

06/05/2013

Image from a video which purports to show a plastic, 3D-printed gun firing a round. (DefCad.org)

Tech Watch: 3D-Printed Gun Technology Unlikely To Open Weapon Floodgates

The first 3D-printed gun to function in public is raising concerns, but its design and the freedom of the data that allows anyone to make one is the real tech story behind the headlines.

05/07/2013

Emergency personnel take postion at the finish line after two bombs exploded during the 117th Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Emergency Resources To Follow During A Disaster

When the Boston Marathon bombing happened we all craved the latest, unfiltered information. The web is a solid way to get that, as long as you remember much of it is unfiltered and unchecked. Here are some places to start.

04/16/2013

CNET's Top Gift Ideas (For Dads)

Court Rules Using Cell Phone For GPS Violates Hands-Free Driving Laws

A fresh court ruling in California states that using a phone solely for navigation is a violation of hands-free laws.

04/09/2013

Facebook Headquarters

Tech Watch: Could ‘Facebook Phone’ Be Ready For Unveiling?

The long rumored “Facebook phone” might be coming at a Thursday morning event at the company’s offices in Menlo Park. Or it might not be coming at all. It all depends on your definition of a “Facebook phone.”

04/02/2013

A T-Mobile store sign. (Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: T-Mobile Revamps The 2-Year Plan

T-Mobile is doing away with the traditional and onerous 2-year contract to get a low price on a new phone. But, of course, it isn’t that simple: In many ways they are simply re-casting the old subsidy/tying system.

03/26/2013

A smartphone app measures a user's blood alcohol concentration. (CBS)

Tech Watch: Body Monitoring Next Wave In Consumer Electronics

2013 is shaping up to be the year of body measurement – pulse, temperature. activity and even sleep patterns.

03/19/2013

Visitors take pictures of a new Nokia device during the first day of the Mobile World Congress 2013 at the Fira Gran Via complex on February 25, 2013 in Barcelona, Spain. (David Ramos/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: Mobile Highlights From MWC 2013

The biggest event of the year for new mobile tech , the Mobile World Congress – or MWC, as it’s called – is featuring an array of new smartphones, tablets and laptops.

02/26/2013

Sony Playstation PS3 (Alex Grimm/Getty Images)

Tech Watch: PlayStation 4 Set For Launch

The first all-new PlayStation in seven years is about to debut on Wednesday, and gaming will be only part of the story.

02/19/2013

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