CNET Reviews



View online

October 14, 2008



Top headlines 

Businesses bank on solar power

Much of the action in solar power is at large organizations looking to hedge against rising energy prices, show environmental stewardship, and lower electricity bills.

Tue, Oct 14 04:30:00 PDT 2008 | Read full story 

Microsoft plans unified communications update

Software maker's Office Communications Server has made inroads as a tool for corporate instant messaging. It still has a lot of ground to cover when it comes to telephony.

Tue, Oct 14 05:00:00 PDT 2008 | Read full story 

Report: Justice Dept. talking with Yahoo, Google

The Web giants are in early-stage talks with antitrust regulators to avoid a challenge to their proposed advertising deal, according to a Wall Street Journal report.

Mon, Oct 13 22:00:00 PDT 2008 | Read full story 

Start-up developing new Web interaction paradigm

The secretive start-up Siri plans to make the interface to the Internet more usable by mere mortals.

Mon, Oct 13 22:03:00 PDT 2008 | Read full story 

Brightcove upgrades video platform

The company says Brightcove 3 offers improved work flow for media companies and an easily customizable video player.

Mon, Oct 13 23:16:00 PDT 2008 | Read full story 

Photos of new MacBook Pro leaked?

Ahead of Apple's laptop event Tuesday, Engadget posts a blurry photo of what appears to be the rumored Apple MacBook Pro laptop.

Mon, Oct 13 22:40:00 PDT 2008 | Read full story 

Video of the day

Play videoPlay video

First Mac laptop for under a grand?
On Tuesday, Apple will announce plans and possibly redesigns for its laptop line. As usual, the company is tight-lipped on details, but CNET editors have their suspicions. CNET's Kara Tsuboi and Erica Ogg discuss new design possibilities, internal chip upgrades, and rumors of an entry-level laptop selling for less than $1,000.


The market

Dow soars with Apple, Microsoft among double-digit gainers

Investors cheered Monday as the beleaguered index gets back up above the 9,000 mark by surging 936 points in its largest single-day point gain ever.  Read full story



Will Silverlight 2 match Microsoft's expectations?

Despite the early hoopla, Silverlight's penetration remains relatively low. Now with a new version, Microsoft predicts the product will wind up on hundreds of millions of Windows PCs.  Read full story

Most popular stories 

1. Apple: The cheaper alternative?

2. The disgrace of a Facebook rape defense

3. The Apple notebook guessing game

4. iPod dying? It's already dead

5. More MacBook rumors and pics surface

Detect and correct out-of-date drivers and software automatically. VersionTracker Pro alerts you immediately when updates are available.


Latest news by section 


Meebo's 'Community IM' announces new partners

Google to appeal German copyright decisions

Cutting Edge

MIT: Dirty coal to blame for China pollution

'60 Minutes' video: Drone warfare in Iraq

Business Tech

Microsoft makes Windows 7 name final

Open source enables value-based business models

Personal Tech

MP3 players with removable batteries and cheap speakers--Ask the Editors

Apple notebook event: Live blog at 10 a.m. PDT Tuesday



Cell phone industry celebrates its 25th birthday

Orange UK halts BlackBerry Bold sales


Inside CNET Labs 17: Terrorize this!

Network security makes a quantum leap


The e-mail address for this newsletter is
To update your email address, please visit our Newsletter subscription center.
Unsubscribe from this e-mail | Newsletter help | Privacy policy

Copyright 2008 CBS Interactive Inc. All rights reserved.
CBS Interactive Inc. 235 Second Street, San Francisco, CA 94105, U.S.A.



E-mail message checked by Spyware Doctor (
Database version: 5.10900