CNET News (SD)
Summary: From industry news to techy trends to newsmaker interviews, no technology angle is too small or obscure to explore. Our reporters take you there in this video series that aims to bring you even closer to the tech news you find daily on CNET News.
Just in time for Halloween, professional ghost hunter Gloria Young shows off a so-called "spirit box," a modified AM/FM radio that quickly scans for radio frequencies. Young suggests asking questions and listening carefully for answers amid the static. CNET's Sumi Das gave it a try. See for yourself in the video.
If you're in the mood to go ghost hunting this Halloween, stop by your local electronics store first. While the spirits may be supernatural, the devices used to try to detect them can be low tech. CNET'S Sumi Das went along with a professional ghost hunter as she used an array of gadgets in the reportedly haunted Brookdale Lodge.
Apple's Craig Federighi shows off the company's latest operating system, Mavericks. The new OS includes enhanced notifications, new messaging features, and updates to Safari.
Apple's Phil Schiller unveils a new iPad Mini with Retina Display. The new tablet features a 2,048x1,536-pixel display, and houses Apple's A7 processor. Pricing starts at $399 for the Wi-Fi 16GB model; it will be available in November.
Apple's Phil Schiller reveals the iPad Air with Retina Display. The new tablet is 7.5mm thick and weighs just 1 pound. It will be available November 1 starting at $499 for the 16GB model and $629 for the cellular version.
Apple's Eddy Cue shows off revamped versions of the company's iLife suite. iPhoto, iMovie, and GarageBand are all getting new looks, including new editing features for iMovie.
Apple's Phil Schiller shows off the company's latest high-performance desktop, the Mac Pro. The new computer boasts a 3.7GHz dual-core Xeon processor, 12GB of DRAM, and a 256GB SSD. Pricing starts at $2,999, and it will be available in December.
Apple's Phil Schiller refreshes the company's notebook line of computers with Retina Display, including a 13-inch for $1,299 and a 15-inch for $1,999. Both laptops ship today.
CEO Tim Cook and other executives introduce updated iPads, Macs, and software in San Francisco on Tuesday. Among the technologies the company hopes will be hot this holiday season: the iPad Mini with Retina Display, faster MacBooks, and the high-end Mac Pro.
Trying to guess what Apple will unveil Tuesday? Is it a bigger iPad, a fingerprint sensor, or smart covers in more colors? CNET's Sumi Das has a preview of what might be revealed at the upcoming iPad event.
It's not exactly Mr. Fusion but it's getting close. All Power Labs in Berkeley, Calif., has built and sold hundreds of gasifiers around the world. The portable power source runs on organic material like corn cobs and coconut shells. But it's not just cleaner burning. Even the waste is good for the planet. All Power Lab's Tom Price shows us how it works.
While you're trick-or-treating with your kids this Halloween, your hands will be full with candy bags and a camera. Who has room to carry a flashlight? Make your smartphone do double duty and download one of these flashlight apps. CNET's Kara Tsuboi reports on her favorites in this Tech Minute.
Independent developer Anki made a splash at this year's WWDC when Apple introduced Anki Drive, an iOS car racing app centered on artificial intelligence and robotics. The San Francisco-based company is now set to release its first product, smart toy racing cars that are really mini-robots controlled by the app. CNET's Daniel Terdiman took them for a spin.
Nike's newest activity monitor promises to log the time you spend exercising more precisely. But is it the right device for you? CNET's Sumi Das rounds up the latest fitness-tracking tech, from a wearable device that scores high on style points to a wristband that keeps up with your bench presses.
The humble toothpick has been elevated to a thing of art. An elaborate sculpture of San Francisco is drawing crowds to the city's Exploratorium museum. CNET's Sumi Das shows us a surprising low-tech device used to create the masterpiece.