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GE's $3,699 Profile Built-In Electric Double Convection Wall Oven offers advanced features that make it stand out from other models in its price range. A strip of red LEDs above the upper oven lets you track how much time is left until your food is finished -- a useful supplement to the standard digital timer. Even better is the remote control and pre-heat capability that comes with's GE Brillion app. None of these extras mean much without strong basic features and impressive cooking performance, but fortunately this oven has those things, too. I strongly recommend this GE … Read more

GE dishwashers gain a modular third rack

The plight of the kitchen utensil is well documented. That spatula or ladle is incredibly handy when you're cooking and serving, but when it's time to stick it in the dishwasher, things get a little bit murky. Cooking utensils tend to get scattered around my dishwasher like an afterthought, because, well, they are.

GE is hoping to change all that with today's announcement of two new dishwashers, the $1,599 Profile Series Stainless Steel Interior Dishwasher with Hidden Controls PDT760SSFSS and the $1,699 Cafe Series Stainless Interior Built-In Dishwasher with Hidden Controls CDT765SSFSS. Both are revamped … Read more

The 404 1393: Where we change the game (podcast)

Friend of the show Harold Goldberg drops by the studio today to talk to Jeff about his amazing profile of Sam Houser, the notoriously reclusive head of Rockstar Games and the man behind Grand Theft Auto V.

- Criminal Mind -- The Harold Goldberg interview with Sam Houser.

- Follow Harold on Twitter.

- Did Xbox One have a better Black Friday than PlayStation 4?… Read more

Our quest to find the best microwave upgrade continues

I don't expect a whole lot from the microwave I use at home. It's a battered, secondhand (or thirdhand) device that I bought off of Craigslist a few years ago, and it certainly isn't the cornerstone of my kitchen. But it's there when I need it to reheat something, and it does the job well enough that I don't have to put much thought into the process. Whether I'm making a quick frozen dinner or a bag of popcorn, I know roughly how long it'll take for my microwave to get my food … Read more

The retaliation begins: Google profiles get Schmidt-faced

There's nothing like a good protest, is there?

People get together. They screech and they scream. Then they go back home and everything stays the same.

The latest public movement appears to be in protest of Google's decision to make its services (even) more like Facebook.

In a stunningly predictable decision, Google has decided to use your name and profile to bolster the blinding authenticity of its advertising.

Yes, without paying you. Well, this is the free economy, isn't it?

Oddly, some people seem stunned by this -- despite the fact that the program largely resembles Facebook's Sponsored Stories.… Read more

How to deal with the new Facebook search settings

This week Facebook has reminded us it's putting an end to the ability to hide your profile from its Graph Search. In the past, users were given the choice to allow other users to search for their profile by name on Facebook, or to hide their profile from the search.

For those of you who are still using this feature, you'll see reminders over the next few weeks as the setting is removed from the service altogether.

So with users sure to be upset that anyone and everyone will be able to find them on Facebook by simply … Read more

102 jets, 16 for bottle washing in GE's new high-end dishwashers

GE claims a few industry firsts in its new line of dishwashers with an all-stainless interior. By virtue of GE's new 700 series wash system, these dishwashers are the first, says GE, with 102 distinct water jets. They're also the first with jets integrated directly into the upper rack for the purpose of washing bottles and other tall, narrow-necked vessels. Also noteworthy: GE is bringing those features to a unit that starts at $949.

The overall specs of GE's new two-rack dishwashers are typical for the price range. They all have the same 700 series wash system, … Read more

102 jets, 16 for bottle washing in GE's new high-end dishwashers

GE claims a few industry firsts in its new line of dishwashers with an all-stainless interior. By virtue of GE's new 700 series wash system, these dishwashers are the first, says GE, with 102 distinct water jets. They're also the first with jets integrated directly into the upper rack for the purpose of washing bottles and other tall, narrow-necked vessels. Also noteworthy: GE is bringing those features to a unit that starts at $949.

The overall specs of GE's new two-rack dishwashers are typical for the price range. They all have the same 700 series wash system, … Read more

See the faces of all 1.2 billion Facebook users, including yours

Curious about the more than 1.2 billion people currently on Facebook? A new Web site lets you zoom in on each one.

Designed by self-dubbed creative technologist Natalia Rojas, The Faces of Facebook starts off with a running count of Facebook's growing membership, with each person represented by a tiny dot. Click anywhere amid the sea of dots, and the page drills down to reveal thumbnails of the faces of a handful of Facebook users. Click on any thumbnail, and that person's public profile pops up.… Read more

T-Mobile stores snub Moto X

CNET Update speaks up:

In this episode of Update:

- Head to Motorola's website to find a Moto X made for T-Mobile, since the phone will not be sold at T-Mobile stores -- at least for now.

- Learn how your voice can hijack a Moto X phone (yet another reason to use a password).

- Spot the similarities between Amazon Collections and Pinterest.

- Turn your Pinterest wish list into a sale tracker with price-drop notifications.

- Set up profiles for each family member on your Netflix streaming account.

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