Evernote review

Evernote is a powerful note-taking program that lets you sync information across all of your devices, so you can take a note on the go and access it anywhere. You can add all kinds of notes, images, and just about anything else you want to save, and then share it with friends or refer back to it later.


Great interface: Whether you're updating your shopping list or setting a reminder about a meeting, you'll find your way smoothly through this app's intuitive interface. Everything is exactly where you expect it to be, and you can also … Read more

Fitbit Force rash debacle leads to possible class-action lawsuit

Could this be the beginning of a Fitbit rash-gate? After company apologies, medical investigations, a full recall, and putting an end to sales of the Fitbit Force activity-tracking device -- some users still aren't satisfied.

A lawsuit against Fitbit, which is seeking class-action status, was filed on Monday in the Superior Court of California in San Diego County, according to The Wall Street Journal. The suit alleges that Fitbit didn't do a good enough job at alerting consumers about possible rashes caused by the Force in its promotional and advertising material.

The suit is being led by aviation … Read more

Miss Spell's Class review

Miss Spell's Class is a game that tests your ability to quickly identify misspelled words. It's kind of fun, especially if you pride yourself on being a good speller, but there's really not enough to it to keep it interesting for very long.

Miss Spell's Class opens with a screen that asks you to choose an opponent from Facebook friends, Game Center friends, or a random player. The times we tried the app, there were never any random players available, and we didn't have any friends playing the game on Facebook, so we opted to … Read more

Mercedes-Benz gives new C-Class a high-tech spin

DETROIT -- The midsize sedan segment is important for any automaker, and for Mercedes-Benz, it is bread and butter. The C-Class not only makes up a major portion of Mercedes-Benz sales, but also serves as the first taste of the brand for many buyers. At the 2014 Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz showed the newest generation of this most important model, one that it can little afford to get wrong.

And from all appearances, Mercedes-Benz got the right mix of features and design.

The body of the new C-Class maintains the same general lines as the previous generation, with a short … Read more

Pass Labs unveils next generation amplifiers at CES 2014

Nelson Pass is one of America's leading amplifier designers, but he doesn't change his products all that often, the last time was in 2006, so when he does it's a big deal.

I was knocked out by one of Pass' earliest designs way back in the late 1970s, and over the decades he's always made some of the best sounding high-end amplifiers on the scene. His latest series of X.8 amps come in a variety of power ratings and configurations, but all share the same refinement and purity of sound that Pass Labs amps are … Read more

NSA spy games targeted World of Warcraft

CNET Update doesn't trust the night elves:

In this episode of CNET Update:

- Learn about the Guardian's latest report on NSA's surveillance, which states government agencies tapped into online games to hunt for terrorists. In the wake of new reports of NSA's far-reaching online spying, several tech giants are calling for the U.S. to limit surveillance.

- Teach yourself how to code with free tutorials on, or sign up for Apple's coding class for kids.

- Speculate if Google TV will be renamed to Nexus TV during a reboot announced at … Read more

The Mercedes G-Class: Luxury off-roading from the '70s

Mercedes makes a car for every niche nowadays -- need a car for transporting the President? Why not an S-Class. How's about for taking the kids to school? There's a C-Class or E-Class for that. Need some supercar kicks? SLS AMG for you, sir. There's a Merc for every occasion. There didn't used to be though, so when the G-Wagen appeared in the late 70's it was quite a big deal.

Mercedes wanted to build a car that could take on any terrain, that a farmer could use (if he was minted), or a military … Read more

Mercedes-Benz's Tesla-powered van

LOS ANGELES -- In a launch as quiet as the electric motor that powers its wheels, Mercedes-Benz has been readying its B-class Electric Drive for sales in the summer of 2014. During the 2013 Los Angeles auto show, I joined a small group of journalists given the chance to ride along in one.

Instead of a fleet of slick vehicles prepped for the press, Mercedes-Benz only brought two examples of the B-class Electric Drive to the show. These were research vehicles that Mercedes-Benz engineers had driven for thousands of miles on public roads to collect performance data.

The B-class is … Read more

Review: Class Bingo for Mac helps you organize Bingo games

Class Bingo for Mac helps you create basic Bingo games that you can play with your class. However, its rather plain design, lack of features, and clumsy interface make it less appealing than it could have been. The absence of a feature for creating questions is a drawback, but one that does not render the app entirely useless.

Class Bingo for Mac allows you to choose the class size for your next Bingo game and then to quickly scramble the numbers to match the game size. Its basic interface, though somewhat dull, is streamlined, making it approachable even if you'… Read more

Judge OKs class action wage suit against Apple, others

A federal judge has given the green light on a class action suit in California that accuses tech juggernauts of conspiring to eliminate the competition for employees by fixing wages and agreeing not to actively recruit from each other.

US District Court Judge Lucy H. Koh granted the plaintiffs' motion late Thursday night to certify the lawsuit against Adobe, Apple, Google, Intel, Intuit, Lucasfilm, and Pixar, according to a court document. The plaintiffs, former employees of the named companies, accuse the companies of carrying out this "interconnected web" of agreements between 2005 and 2009.

"We have always … Read more