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In Great Britain right now, there is a lot of speculation as to what Prince William and Princess Kate will name their baby. Victoria for a girl? George for a boy? If you too are in the hunt for a baby name, turn to technology to pick out the perfect moniker for your little one. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some helpful apps and a Web site in this Tech Minute.
Decades after "Star Trek" made famous the small scanning device that could read your vital signs, the medical tricorder is now ready for prime time. The Scanadu can take everything from your heart rate to your blood pressure to your temperature in just 10 seconds. CNET's Kara Tsuboi shows us how it works and why the creator wanted to put medicine into the hands of patients.
If you're planning any summer travel with children -- especially in the form of a road trip -- don't forget your mobile devices. It's important to have them loaded with useful apps to keep the kids amused and you sane and on course. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports in this Tech Minute.
The two founders of the music discovery site are now applying the same technology to the entire web. Martin Stiksel and Felix Miller give us a tour of Lumi, which surfaces content based on your browsing history.
At a press event in New York, Nokia shows off its brand-new Windows 8 phone with a powerful Lytro-like camera. It will be available on AT&T in the U.S. in late July.
On July 15, Yahoo will start taking the usernames of inactive accounts -- accounts that haven't been used in a year -- and letting others claim them. It's a way for Yahoo to make available some desirable usernames and entice people to return to the site. But with e-mail addresses tied to other accounts and password retrieval, there could be security problems. CNET's Kara Tsuboi explains how Yahoo is planning to protect users' information.
YouTube has opened the doors at its production center in Los Angeles, allowing partners to use their sound stages, video editing equipment, and professional cameras. CNET's Sumi Das gets a tour of YouTube Space LA and explains what YouTube stands to gain.
Golf may be one of the oldest sports, but it does seem to improve with new advances in technology. Better engineered clubs have refined our swings, and fancier golf carts can make playing more enjoyable. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on some techy tools that are sure to better your game.
Chipmaker Intel highlighted some of the research projects in the works at its Labs. Among them are sophisticated baby monitors, dynamic store shelf displays, and vehicle taillights that talk to one another.
About a dozen new roller coasters are opening at amusement parks across the U.S. this summer. Many are bigger, faster, and scarier than ever thanks to tech capable of accelerating them to up to 100 mph. CNET's Sumi Das shows us how the technology is also helping revolutionize U.S. Navy carriers.
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Pregnancy can be a wondrous, but perplexing experience for many women and their families. Now thanks to technology, it's easy to follow what's going on in the womb on a month-to-month or even day-to-day basis. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on the best pregnancy apps.
Microsoft shows off new 3D-mapping capabilities and voice command integration for Bing at its Build conference in San Francisco. Bing VP Gurdeep Singh Pall demonstrated the features by asking voice search "who is the architect," while looking at a museum on a map demo. The answer quickly popped up.