Texting while strolling makes you walk funny, study confirms

Enlarge Image Don’t forget to look up, mister. CBS News Pro tip: Don’t read this on your smartphone while walking — unless you want the people behind you to become annoyed and get an uncontrollable urge to rip your phone out of your hand. If you’ve ever been stuck behind someone who was strolling while […]

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Hisense to buy Sharp America in $23.7M deal

Hisense shows off curved panels at CES Asia this year. Getty Chinese TV manufacturer Hisense has today announced it will acquire Sharp America in a deal worth $23.7 million that will see it take over the Japanese company’s TV business in North and South America. Hisense Group today released a statement confirming it would purchase […]

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Get a natural wood turntable and free LP carrying case for $119.99

CNET’s Cheapskate scours the Web for great deals on PCs, phones, gadgets and much more. Questions about the Cheapskate blog? Find the answers on our FAQ page. Electrohome I hereby dub this the Week Everything Sells Out! Seriously. No sooner do I fall all over myself trying to explain what happened with the previous day’s […]

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Yahoo unveils Livetext, allowing people to text using silent videos

Yahoo has been working to expand in mobile as its desktop ad sales have weakened. Sarah Tew/CNET NEW YORK — Now you are the emoji. Yahoo on Wednesday unveiled a new video texting app, called Livetext, which the company hopes can revive its relevance for smartphone users. The twist for this service is that the […]

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Nokia jumps into virtual reality market with 360-degree Ozo camera

Nokia is developing a professional-level camera capable of capturing 360-degree video and spatial audio. Nokia Nokia Technologies is finding its next calling in the virtual-reality market The Finnish company — what was left of the former cell phone giant after Microsoft bought its handset division last year — on Tuesday night unveiled Ozo, a next-generation […]

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Amazon takes Prime Music streaming international with UK launch

Prime Music launched in the US last year, and is now branching out. Amazon Amazon is today bringing its Prime Music streaming service to the UK, in a bid to battle Apple Music and Spotify on an international level. Amazon, which started life as an online book retailer 20 years ago, has today grown into […]

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AT&T awards $100K for tech to help people with disabilities

Jason DaSilva, a documentary filmmaker who has multiple sclerosis, has been working with developers on Kinesic Mouse, software that allows him to control his PC hands-free by using a 3D camera that detects facial expressions. CNET/Marguerite Reardon To mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, ATT teamed up with New York University’s […]

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‘X-Files’ revival reunites The Lone Gunmen

From left, Frohike, Byers and Langly are back as The Lone Gunmen in the upcoming “X-Files” series. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET When it comes to “The X-Files,” never expect beloved characters to stay dead, especially when it comes to our favorite conspiracy theorists The Lone Gunmen. Characters Richard “Ringo” Langly, Melvin Frohike and John […]

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Square files for IPO, say reports, in new wrinkle for Dorsey, Twitter

Square Mobile-payments company Square, the other firm dreamed up by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, has filed confidential paperwork with the Securities and Exchange Commission to sell stock to the public, according to several major news outlets, which cited unnamed sources. The reports add a new angle to the current situation for Dorsey and Twitter, where […]

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New ‘X-Files’ trailer gets ready for another tease

Like clues in an FBI case, small bits and pieces about the upcoming “X-Files” TV series reboot on Fox are emerging. In the most recent clip, released last night, we have Mulder popping a very important question — though not the one that “X-Files” fans have wanted to hear for years. “Are you ready for […]

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