New HTC One sees double with two rear cameras

CNET Update is double the fun:

In this episode of Update:

- Learn the purpose of the two backside cameras on the new HTC One, according to a flier published by GSM Arena.

- Keep up with the streaming radio race to see which services are more popular in the U.S.

- Pair a Jawbone Up24 fitness bracelet with an Android phone for the first time.

- Update the original Kindle Paperwhite to get the software perks of the second-generation model.

- Broadcast your Titanfall battle (or any other game) with the Twitch app for Xbox One.

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Better late than never for Facebook's updated newsfeed

A newsfeed update more than 365 days in the making:

In this episode of Update:

-- Facebook finally rolls out newsfeed redesign

-- "Shaq-Fu" sequel that no one ever asked for

-- Drop a pretty penny on a new Samsung Tabpro

-- Jawbone Up24 apps

-- Wello case is your new doctor

-- Evernote opens up to handwriting

CNET Update delivers the tech news you need in under three minutes. Watch Bridget Carey every afternoon for a breakdown of the big stories, hot devices, new apps, and what's ahead. Subscribe to the podcast via the links below. … Read more

The 404 1,439: Where Satoshi Nakamoto is Satoshi Nakamoto (podcast)

Leaked from today's 404 episode:

- A man actually named Satoshi Nakamoto is most likely the founder of Bitcoin.

- Up Coffee is Jawbone's solution for America's caffein addiction.

- This couple broadcasts all their fights on Twitter.

- Your iPhone can now wake you up with the smell of bacon.… Read more

My dream smartwatch: Building a perfect wearable gadget from the best bits so far

Wearable tech has a single large challenge: it's wearable. Many people don't want to wear their gadgets, and if they do, they want that thing to be perfect, stylish, useful, and non-annoying. Most wearable tech right now fails at being any of that.

And so, welcome to 2014. Can any gadget emerge that hopes to be that thing, that perfect little easy-to-understand and highly-desirable thing? Plenty of companies (AppleGoogle, coughcough) stand the best chance of offering one. Based on what I've seen so far, across dozens of devices, I can cobble together a dream gadget. This is … 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

Google's Moto G is contract-free

CNET Update ditches the contract:

In this episode of Update:

- Check out Google's new cheap Motorola phone, the Moto G. The phone's $180 price targets emerging markets, but it also makes it easy for customers to drop the traditional two-year contract. Google also made it affordable to avoid carrier contracts with the feature-packed $350 Nexus 5 smartphone.

- See if the new Jawbone Up24 can help motivate you to get healthy. (Spoiler: It won't if you have Android.)

- Don't expect to walk into a store to buy an iPad Mini Retina. There are reports of limited supply. … Read more

Insightful, comfy health tracker gets better with Android support

Editors' Note, March 12, 2014: This review was originally published on November 13, 2013. It has since been updated to reflect the addition of Android support.

When we first reviewed the $150 Jawbone Up24 fitness tracker, we liked just about everything about it. It looked great, and it offered easy Bluetooth syncing with its companion app. The big drawback was that that app was iOS-only.

But Jawbone has now delivered on its promise to bring Android users into the fold, making a great device available to an even wider audience. The result is a top-notch fitness tracker that now works … Read more

How my body rejected activity trackers and the 'quantified self'

Earlier this year, I set out on a grand journey. I tested several activity trackers all at once, to decide which was the best in accuracy and in motivating me to lose a few pounds. Today, they sit unused on my desk. And I weigh pretty much the same.

What happened? For one, perhaps no one should try to use four activity trackers at the same time. Trying to stay on top of how they all compared ended up feeling like exercise itself.

But ultimately, I perhaps lost my motivation to be motivated by these devices by knowing too much … Read more