Tech News from Around the Globe

Apple TV+ documentary series will profile Oprah, Lin-Manuel and Big Bird

Engadget - 1 hour 53 min ago
Apple is leaning even further into documentaries than you might have expected. The company has unveiled plans for a Dear... Apple TV+ documentary series that, in an odd (if logical) twist, will use the "Dear Apple" ads as inspiration for the basic f...

Instagram removes the IGTV button you weren't using

Engadget - 3 hours 55 min ago
Instagram's IGTV was supposed to usher in a new era for video in the social network, but that's not quite how it panned out. And now, the company is tempering its expectations. A Facebook spokesperson has confirmed to TechCrunch that Instagram is r...

Lexus imagines space vehicles for humans on the Moon

Engadget - 5 hours 14 min ago
If humanity ever ends up living on the Moon, what would the vehicles be like? According to Lexus, they'd be sleek, shiny and wouldn't look out of place in a sci-fi flick. The European Advanced Design Studio for Lexus and Toyota, the brand's parent co...

Spotify may be in talks to buy culture outlet The Ringer

Engadget - 6 hours 36 min ago
Spotify might be making one of its biggest moves yet in its bid to conquer the podcasting world. Wall Street Journal sources say the streaming company is in "early" talks to acquire The Ringer, the sports- and pop culture-oriented outlet founded by...

Boeing finds another software flaw that might delay 737 Max's return

Engadget - 7 hours 51 min ago
Boeing is dealing with another 737 Max software flaw that could prevent the troubled aircraft from returning to the skies, but this time it's not a safety issue. The company has confirmed that it's fixing a flaw preventing the 737 Max's flight contr...

Law enforcement is using a facial recognition app with huge privacy issues

Engadget - 9 hours 9 min ago
You may have good reason to be worried that police use of facial recognition might erode your privacy -- many departments are already using software with serious privacy concerns. The New York Times has learned that over 600 law enforcement agencies...

Microsoft will fix an Internet Explorer security flaw under active attack

Engadget - 10 hours 22 min ago
Mozilla isn't the only one grappling with a serious web browser security flaw. Microsoft has confirmed to TechCrunch that it will fix an Internet Explorer security exploit already being used for "limited targeted attacks." The vulnerability lets...

Amazon may offer hand recognition payments to other stores

Engadget - 11 hours 40 min ago
Amazon's rumored hand recognition payment tech might be useful beyond paying for produce at Whole Foods. Wall Street Journal sources say the company is developing hand-based checkout terminals that it would sell to "coffee shops, fast-food restauran...

Ask Engadget: What tech can help me survive a trade show?

Engadget - 12 hours 24 min ago
This week's question asks about technology that can make a massive trade show a lot easier. Weigh in with your advice in the comments -- and feel free to send your own questions along to! I just worked my first CES, and it was a rou...

Hitting the Books: Hackers can convince your IoT devices to betray you

Engadget - 13 hours 54 min ago
Welcome to Hitting the Books. With less than one in five Americans reading just for fun these days, we've done the hard work for you by scouring the internet for the most interesting, thought provoking books on science and technology we can find and...

The Morning After: Counting down to SpaceX's next Crew Dragon test

Engadget - 14 hours 54 min ago
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to your weekend! The first week back after CES has been a long one, but now it's time to relax. Below there are some highlighted stories from Friday and the rest of the week, but the news I needed to see...

Recommended Reading: The internet sleuths who caught the Astros cheating

Engadget - 15 hours 24 min ago
How the internet helped crack the Astros' sign-stealing case Joon Lee, ESPN One of the biggest sports stories of the year has already broke, and it's barely mid-January. If you haven't heard, Major League Baseball determined the Houston Astros use...

Apple tests UWB switch to keep the iPhone 11 from tracking your location

Engadget - 20 hours 22 min ago
Apple has started testing the location toggle button it promised to iPhone 11 users. Late last year, security researcher Brian Krebs discovered that the iPhone 11 Pro constantly checks for your location even if you disable Location Services. Apple ex...

Walmart's weekend sale includes a $150 Xbox One S All-Digital Edition

Engadget - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 10:28pm
Microsoft's cheapest Xbox One S is back to the lowest price we've seen, and is available for $150 at Walmart this weekend, $100 off the regular price. A few Black Friday deals saw the All-Digital version of the console drop to a price that low, but n...

First-person shooter 'Kingpin: Life of Crime' is getting a remaster

Engadget - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 8:01pm
Kingpin: Life of Crime, a first-person shooter from 1999, is getting a remaster. If you never imagined this happening -- "I'll take games I never thought would be remastered for $100, Alex" -- we feel you. The title didn't enjoy as much popularity as...

Weird Tim Burton traces will stay put in their neon graveyard - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 8:00pm
The Neon Museum has extended "Lost Vegas," an exhibition curated by the filmmaker, through April 12.

Galaxy S20 specs reportedly revealed - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 6:53pm
The three new Samsung flagship phones will run Android 10 plus Samsung One UI 2.0, a report says.

Joe Biden slams Facebook, calls Zuckerberg a 'real problem' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 6:07pm
In an interview with The New York Times editorial board, the Democratic presidential candidate doesn't hold back.

Pocket-size raptor sheds new light on the links between dino and bird life - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 6:01pm
This "dancing dragon," a new species of feathered dinosaur, was discovered in one of the richest fossil deposits in the world.

Disney is reportedly making National Treasure 3 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 01/17/2020 - 5:41pm
Benjamin Gates could be back to hunting treasure through the pages of American history 16 years after his first go around.