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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

Popular Science silences its comments section

The comments section can be among the most vile of Internet cesspools, where wars are waged without regard for things like decency and civility and where oft-used "up vote" systems keep dissenting opinions buried and the most easily digestible one-line takedowns up top.

For Popular Science, which holds strong to its motto, "The Future is Now," the comments section has gone a step too far. By giving voice to all readers on its Web site, the 141-year-old magazine -- according to its editorial team -- has hurt its mission of championing science. So it has silenced … Read more

Readers' favorite gadgets in June 2013

We spend a lot of time evaluating tech around here, looking at both hardware and software and telling you which products we think are worth your hard-earned dough and which are best avoided. Behind the scenes, we're also keeping an eye on what you're viewing. Some gadgets predictably draw attention, but sometimes a product will pop up and surprise us, lending a bit of insight into possible consumer trends.

Without further ado, let's count down the products that have attracted the most hits in the past few weeks.

Readers' favorite gadgets of late

We spend a lot of time evaluating tech around here, looking at both hardware and software and telling you which products we think are worth your hard-earned dough and which are best avoided. Behind the scenes, we're also keeping an eye on what you're viewing. Some gadgets predictably draw attention, but sometimes a product will pop up and surprise us, lending a bit of insight into possible consumer trends.

Without further ado, let's count down the products that have attracted the most hits in the past few weeks.

Podcasts 1.0 Review

Podcasts have grown in popularity in recent years as smartphone use has exploded. Constantly-connected mobile devices that can not only download but also stream podcasts live from anywhere with a wireless signal make them more readily available than ever before -- so much so that Apple designed and released a dedicated Podcasts app in mid-2012. The app adheres to Apple's strict no-frills design policies and looks wonderful, but has some glaring problems that have still not been remedied after months in the App Store.

The Podcasts App is classic Apple. Open it and you're immediately shown tiles of … Read more

The 404 1,256: Where we go off the charts with Shanon Cook (podcast)

Spotify's Top 10 Trending Songs of the Week

Daft Punk - Get Lucky - Radio Edit Lorde - Royals Robin Thicke - Blurred Lines Hunter Hayes - I Want Crazy Nashville Cast - Ho Hey Florida Georgia Line - Cruise - Remix Avril Lavigne - Here's To Never Growing Up Selena Gomez - Come & Get It Psy - Gentleman Bastille - Pompeii… Read more

Most-viewed tech on CNET this month

We spend a lot of time evaluating tech around here, looking at both the hardware and the software sides, and telling you which products we think are worth your hard-earned dough and which are best avoided. Behind the scenes, we're always keeping an eye on what you're looking at, as well. Some gadgets are obviously going to draw a lot of attention, their appearance on the list of most viewed a given, but sometimes a product pops up that surprises us and gives a bit of insight into where consumer trends may be headed.

Without further ado, let'… Read more

Turn a 35mm film canister into a greeting card

Instead of throwing away spent film canisters, a resourceful San Francisco nerd who goes by the moniker Doctor Popular managed to transform one into an interactive greeting card for his Valentine.

The idea is a simple: The greeting card -- made from paper -- mimics a strip of 35mm film with a personal greeting written on it alongside a little bit of creative decorating. The "film" is then inserted into the canister and can be read with a pull of a tab. … Read more

Most-viewed tech on CNET right now

We spend a lot of time evaluating tech around here, looking at both the hardware and the software sides, and telling you which products we think are worth your hard-earned dough and which are best avoided. Behind the scenes, we're always keeping an eye on what you're looking at, as well. Some gadgets are obviously going to draw a lot of attention, their appearance on the list of most viewed a given, but sometimes a product pops up that surprises us and gives a bit of insight into where consumer trends may be headed.

Without further ado, let'… Read more

Latest iOS jailbreak dubbed the most popular ever

Just days after its release, one of the most high-profile iOS jailbreaks turns out to be the fastest to be adopted too.

Evasi0n, which gives iPhone, iPod, and iPad owners deeper access to the software on their devices than Apple allows, has been downloaded and used by nearly 7 million people since its release on Monday, Forbes reports.

To put that figure in perspective, Apple last month said that it had sold more than 500 million iOS devices cumulatively, and that 300 million of those were running iOS 6 -- its latest major release.

The 7 million tally comes from … Read more