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Pirated streaming devices are filled with malware, researchers find - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 9 min ago
Turns out there was a hidden cost to those jailbroken Fire TV Sticks offering every show for free.

Next Nissan GT-R to likely feature hybridization and autonomous driving

Engadget - 8 hours 14 min ago
By Jonathon Ramsey The first- and second-generation Nissan GT-R sold for four years, from 1969 to 1973. The R32 to R34 generations covered 13 years, from 1989-2002. The current R35 generation, already 12 years into its run, will shuffle its bones pe...

Former MythBusters host Adam Savage back on TV with Savage Builds - CNET

CNet Tech News - 9 hours 17 min ago
Savage creates a flying Iron Man suit, a WWII weapon and junkyard monsters in his new series debuting on Science Channel in June.

Airbnb may create original shows to spark the travel bug

Engadget - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:35pm
Airbnb might not be content with hoping that you'll book a stay on your next vacation -- it may want to make that vacation more appealing in the first place. Reuters sources say Airbnb hopes to create original shows that would encourage would-be cus...

Facebook’s privacy woes have a price tag: $3 billion or more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 10:29pm
The matter still isn't settled.

Google launches Duo group video calling in 'select regions'

Engadget - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 9:26pm
Google has been testing a group calling feature in Duo for the past few months, and now, it's actually live. Well, in a few countries at least. According to Duo head Justin Uberti, the feature has rolled out in "select regions", with Indonesia being...

'Super Mario Maker 2' has a release date: June 28th

Engadget - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 8:34pm
Four years after the first Super Mario Maker proved how hard it is to make videogames, its sequel is coming to the Switch. Nintendo dropped a preview trailer for Super Mario Maker 2 a couple of months ago and said it would arrive in June, but now it'...

Here's a peek under the skin of Koenigsegg's totally batsh*t Jesko - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 7:34pm
The all-carbon hypercar has a price tag of almost 3 million bucks, but looking at the details, we wonder if it shouldn't cost more.

India lifts ban on TikTok

Engadget - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 7:29pm
An Indian state court moved to lift a nationwide ban on the popular short-form video app TikTok. A nearly week-long ban in India on the app is now reversed, lawyers involved in the case told Reuters on Wednesday. Google and Apple removed the app from...

Amazon tries bringing in lawyers for sellers claiming patent infringement

Engadget - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:43pm
Amazon has been battling counterfeit products and knock-off goods for years. It's tried charging merchants large fees, creating a registry of approved vendors and launching a self-service tool for removing knockoffs. Now, according to The Information...

Taylor Swift talks Tumblr obsession as TS7 Instagram countdown nears end - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:27pm
For the past few weeks, Swift has been teasing a new project by way of a social media countdown.

Microsoft joins $1 trillion market cap club - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:21pm
The tech giant is now the most valuable company in the US.

Slack reportedly expects to reveal listing prospectus this week - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:12pm
It would be another step toward going public for the messaging startup.

See all the Game of Thrones season 8 photos so far - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:05pm
From Stark family reunions to Jon's dragon flight to Arya and Gendry, let's take a spoiler-filled trip to Westeros.

Samsung's strange, gigantic Galaxy View is ready for round two

Engadget - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:03pm
You probably weren't looking for a sequel to Samsung's lap-crushing Galaxy View tablet, but you're getting one anyway. AT&T has teased the release of the Galaxy View 2, another take on the Android tablet and mobile TV hybrid. It's not quite as co...

Tesla's Q1 earnings report proved to be kind of a bummer - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 6:01pm
The EV company struggles to consistently make a profit as competitors start to close the technology gap.

All MCU postcredits scenes ranked, from Captain Marvel to Iron Man - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 5:58pm
Avengers: Endgame doesn't have a postcredits scene, but that doesn't mean we can't relive the standout postcredits moments from the 21 MCU movies so far.

Microsoft admits expiring-password rules are useless - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 5:46pm
Hey, IT staffers, are you listening?

NSA reportedly recommends retiring phone surveillance program - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 5:42pm
Program that analyzed Americans' calls and texts has become too burdensome, sources tell The Wall Street Journal.

Tesla will begin selling its own in-house insurance 'in a month'

Engadget - Wed, 04/24/2019 - 5:26pm
Tesla released its Q1 2019 earnings on Wednesday and despite having a significant slowdown from the previous quarter, the company remains confident that it will meet its ambitious production goals for the year.