In a sit-down at CNET headquarters, Lavabit CEO Ladar Levison discusses the legal bureaucracy the US government employed to try to force him to become complicit with NSA surveillance.
The idea of running 26 miles can be daunting, especially if you're a beginning runner. But a slew of fitness trackers and GPS watches are helping people who have never run before get started and stay on track. CNET's Sumi Das shows us how the devices are motivating runners to finish their first marathons.
While kids are focused on costumes and candy this Halloween, parents need to keep an eye on safety. In this Tech Minute, CNET's Kara Tsuboi recommends smartphone apps to ensure everyone has a spooky, but safe, night.
Ghost hunters use different devices that measure temperature, like thermal imagery cameras and non-contact thermometers. In this video shot at the Brookdale Lodge, professional ghost hunter Gloria Young explains the relevance of temperature fluctuations -- when something a little unexpected happens.
In her paranormal research, professional ghost hunter Gloria Young uses a $20 Geiger counter, which measures radiation. They normally click at regular intervals, but irregular clicks could be interpreted as ghosts responding to your questions. During a taped interview inside the Brookdale Lodge, the Geiger counter interrupted Young as she described a previous ghostly encounter.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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 Craig Federighi shows off the company's latest operating system, Mavericks. The new OS includes enhanced notifications, new messaging features, and updates to Safari.
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.