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FreeMind for Mac review

FreeMind for Mac is a flexible mind map creation program that lets you record and organize your ideas in whatever way works best for you. The controls are intuitive, and everything you need to create a good working mind map is right at your fingertips as you navigate the program.

Pros

Straightforward interface: As soon as you open this app, you're ready to start mapping out your thoughts. Just enter a word or phrase in the parent node, and then click the light bulb to create a child node. There are also options for adding sibling nodes, adding a … Read more

Concept cars, Apple CarPlay, and a BMW: 12 must-see videos from the Geneva auto show

Geneva isn't just the home of expensive watches, chocolate, and international diplomacy, it also brings us one of the premier car shows on the automatize industry's calendar. And just as we've done for the last several years, CNET was there to bring you hottest rides at the show.

CNET's full coverage of the Geneva Auto Show

As you might expect, the Geneva event put a big focus on European firms, but Hyundai, Nissan, and born-in-America names like Jeep show up, as well. And when we're not looking at vehicles of all types -- from concept … Read more

Mazda Hazumi concept is a promising look at a next-gen subcompact

GENEVA -- Take a long look at the new Mazda Hazumi concept. You now have a pretty good idea of what to expect from the 2015 Mazda2 when it's announced later this year.

The concept is a small five-door hatchback that features the same Kodo design language that you'll find on all new Mazda models, including the Mazda3, Mazda6, and the CX-5. Carbon-fiber accents can be found all over the Hazumi's exterior: on the front bumper, on the headlamp brows, composing the side mirror stalks, and on the rear spoiler and diffuser. The headlamps feature integrated LED … Read more

Visions of a larger iPhone 6 are stunning

The rumors that the iPhone 6 is finally growing up have stirred Apple fans with design chops to action.

Italian designer Federico Ciccarese has shown us his visions of a possible future iWatch or an iPhone Air in the past, and this week he got in touch again to share with us how he conceives of a bigger iPhone 6 with both 4.7-inch and 5.5-inch screens.

You can click through the gallery below of images created by Ciccarese, and also scroll to the bottom of this post for a separate video conception of the next iPhone. Ciccarese said he created his renderings based off reports of a 4.7-inch iPhone with a 750x1,338-pixel resolution and a 5.5-inch version with an 878x1,568 display.… Read more

10 must-see videos of the week

Hot on the heels of CES 2014, we're right back at it with another great week of fresh video content presented to you here, for your viewing pleasure.

In the latest episode of Adventures in Tech, we go back in time to explore the life and death of the Sega Dreamcast and try to understand why this quirky game machine ultimately flopped so hard that it forced Sega to quit the console market entirely. Apple Byte digs into more iPhone 6 rumors. And are some very popular Apple products about to get bigger screens? We also round up some … Read more

Whirlpool envisions the home of the future

LAS VEGAS -- We've seen plenty of appliances get bogged down by "smart features" that don't really deliver in practice. They have a high novelty factor, but don't actually make it easier for you to cook dinner or do laundry, etc. That's why we're intrigued by Whirlpool's CES unveil -- it features a whole host of innovative appliance concepts, but they are all supposedly designed with a nod toward simplicity.

Connected Suite

The Whirlpool Connected Suite is all about the home and how appliances are gaining an increasingly "connected" role … Read more

10 most watched videos of 2013

Before we head into the new year, let's take a moment to look back at some of the most epic videos of 2013. This list represents the top non-product-reviewed videos most watched by you, our CNET viewers!

Though it never did come to fruition in 2013, Apple's iWatch still managed to stir up quite the commotion throughout the year. In the most popular video of 2013, let's take a look back on the very early rumors and speculations spilled by Apple Byte.

The Samsung Galaxy S4 was one of the most viewed products of the year on … Read more

Meet the concept iPhone Air and iPhone 6C

Here's a new concept video for the next iPhone that takes thinness to an extreme.

The video from Set Solution offers its take on a theoretical "iPhone Air," and another envisions an iPhone 6C (the C here stands for curve, not color).

The videos offer some beautiful renderings, particularly of the imagined iPhone Air, which it posits would be 1.5 millimeters thin at the top and 3 millimeters thick at the bottom, weigh 70 grams, and feature an edge-to-edge glass display.

The iPhone 6C concept features a number of different colors like the iPhone 5C, but … Read more

Subaru celebrates a quarter-century Legacy with a concept

Hot on the tail of its announcement of the production Subaru Impreza WRX, the automaker has released shots of the 2015 Subaru Legacy Concept, which will debut alongside the 'Rex at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show.

According to the automaker, this concept celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Subaru Legacy and provides a look at the styling cues for future Legacy models. Taking a look at the released images, the future of the Legacy looks a lot like a toned-down variant of the Subaru WRX concept that bowed in New York earlier this year.

Like the WRX, the Legacy … Read more

Street lights to spy on everything that happens in Vegas?

Las Vegas is truly one of the world's great cities.

It's a place where you can let your hair down, or even wear someone else's, without anyone thinking this is abnormal.

Now, though, there's a frisson of doubt as to whether what happens in Vegas will stay there. Or, more accurately, whether what happens in Vegas will all fall into the dancing laps of the authorities.

Las Vegas, you see, has invested in Intellistreets. These aren't streets that carry you along, so that you don't have to put one foot in front of the … Read more