Tech News from Around the Globe

Trump confirms cyberattack against Russian trolls during 2018 midterms

Engadget - 53 min 48 sec ago
The US is normally secretive about its cyberattacks against Russia, but it just acknowledged one of them. President Trump confirmed to the Washington Post in an interview that he authorized an attack against the Internet Research Agency (a troll team...

Wells Fargo wants employees to delete TikTok from company phones

Engadget - 2 hours 7 min ago
Wells Fargo does not want TikTok on its employees’ phones. According to The Information, the financial institution sent its employees a note, telling them to remove the app from corporate devices immediately. TikTok’s Wells Fargo ban would’ve come ho...

EA's 'UFC 4' focuses on your fighter's backstory

Engadget - 3 hours 25 min ago
It’s been three years since EA last released a UFC game, and the company is clearly eager to show some progress. The publisher has unveiled UFC 4, where the focus in is on developing your fighter’s backstory in Career Mode. Every action feeds into yo...

LinkedIn faces lawsuit over claims it 'secretly' read iPhone clipboard data

Engadget - 4 hours 42 min ago
The clipboard detection in iOS 14 isn’t just prompting developers to rethink app privacy — it’s also putting these companies in legal trouble. Reuters reports that iPhone user Adam Bauer has sued LinkedIn over claims the job-focused social network “s...

Hitting the Books: What astronauts can learn from nuclear submariners

Engadget - 5 hours 57 min ago
We’ve dreamt of colonizing the stars since our first tenuous steps across the moon, yet fifty years after the Apollo 11 mission, the prospect of living and working beyond the bounds of Earth remains tantalizingly out of reach. In his latest book, Spa...

Recommended Reading: The Magic Leap project the world may never see

Engadget - 7 hours 27 min ago
Fading light: The story of Magic Leap’s lost mixed reality magnum opusAdi Robertson, The VergeLike a lot of companies this year, Magic Leap faced massive layoffs. The company was able to avoid those after it raised $350 million, but it did shift to e...

The Morning After: Amazon's TikTok ban was just some kind of mistake

Engadget - 8 hours 12 min ago
Amazon has been in the streaming video game for a long time, but you wouldn’t know it by trying to navigate the company’s awkward streaming interface. The good news is that its Prime Video subscription package has better content on the way, but the b...

'Leaked' video teases a drift-modified Mustang Mach-E

Engadget - 12 hours 28 min ago
Ford’s all-electric Mustang Mach-E hasn’t rolled out yet, but someone is working on a special one-off, judging by a video posted to YouTube a few days ago. As noted by Autoblog and Jalopnik, this stripped down machine is obviously a Mach-E, but with...

Tesla's 'Battery Day' event is scheduled for September 22nd

Engadget - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 10:41pm
Tesla’s long-delayed battery event has a new date, according to a new SEC filing spotted by Electrek. The automaker’s “Battery Day” presentation is now scheduled to happen on September 22nd after its annual stockholders meeting that will take place a...

The hackable, programmable Sphero RVR robot is half off at $132 right now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 5:47pm
Intended for STEM programs, the RVR is a great toy for any kid (or adult) with a desire to code their own robot.

Facial recognition linked to a second wrongful arrest by Detroit police

Engadget - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 5:40pm
A false facial recognition match has led to the arrest of another innocent person. According to the Detroit Free Press, police in the city arrested a man for allegedly reaching into a person’s car, taking their phone and throwing it, breaking the cas...

Former Secret Service agent Evy Poumpouras explains Becoming Bulletproof - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 5:22pm
She served under the Clinton, Bush and Obama administrations. In her new book, she teaches you to protect yourself better, build your confidence and strengthen your mental resilience.

Toyota RAV4 Prime experiences production shortage, report says - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 4:54pm
The plug-in hybrid is already getting people excited, but battery production issues may put a damper on that for many.

Awesome deal on an Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet: $50 off plus free stuff - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 4:45pm
For $140, you get the tablet, a case and free software.

Google targets stalkerware in updated ad policy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 4:43pm
App-makers who sell these intrusive spy apps are on notice not to advertise with Google.

Amazon's 'New World' MMO is delayed again

Engadget - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 4:30pm
Amazon is once delaying its upcoming colonial online RPG New World (via PCGamer). The company's Amazon Games studio says it now plans to release the game sometime in the spring of 2021. It's also delaying the title's final beta test to that same time...

2021 Toyota Corolla Cross is a new affordable SUV likely headed to America - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 4:29pm
This new Corolla-based SUV has rugged looks and an optional hybrid powertrain.

Ask Engadget: How do I get help while 'schooling from home'?

Engadget - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 4:14pm
This week's question asks how to get help at home from teachers and professors. Weigh in with your advice in the comments -- and feel free to send your own questions along to!What are the best ways of approaching a teacher or a tutor...

UFC 251 Usman vs. Masvidal: How to watch or stream online, full fight card and start time - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 4:00pm
Masvidal finally gets his title fight against Usman at UFC 251.

The best meal delivery kits for 2020: Blue Apron, Sun Basket and more compared - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 07/10/2020 - 3:53pm
These convenient meal kit services deliver weekly menus and preportioned ingredients to enthusiastic but time-poor home cooks. And with shelter-in-place lockdowns, they're more useful than ever.