Tech News from Around the Globe

Yahoo gives Mail a makeover and introduces Yahoo Mail Pro

Engadget - 4 hours 45 min ago
Even though Gmail is currently the king of web email providers, a lot of people still use Yahoo Mail. And for those loyal to the latter despite several security lapses, you'll have a few things to celebrate today. That's because Yahoo is bringing a h...

Uber will appeal compulsory English exam for London drivers

Engadget - 5 hours 21 sec ago
Uber continues to fight against an upcoming rule change that would force London drivers to pass an English language exam. Today, the ride-hailing company has won the right to appeal the requirement, originally proposed by Transport for London in Marc...

Climate change could prevent food getting around the world

Engadget - 5 hours 8 min ago
Climate change is bad news for basically every facet of human existence and now it's set to literally hit us in the gut by threatening global food supplies. According to a new report by leading think tank Chatham House, global warming is on course to...

Facebook talks about how hard it is to deal with hate speech

Engadget - 5 hours 29 min ago
Earlier this month, Facebook announced a "Hard Questions" series that would enable the company to talk more openly about difficult issues of personal privacy in the online sphere. The end goal was to be more transparent about the difficult questions...

The rise of electric cars will kill the gas station

Engadget - 5 hours 45 min ago
Gas stations are a lifeline. They not only fuel our cars but us, too -- whether it's with lukewarm coffee during the morning commute or the salty-sweet buffet during road trips. They're a glowing oasis when the gas tank is empty and our bladders are...

UK copyright body throws idle threats at Kodi box owners

Engadget - 6 hours 21 sec ago
Audio-visual enthusiasts know and recognise that Kodi is the swiss-army knife of media centres. But for lots of people around the world, the software is synonymous with movie and TV show piracy. "Fully-loaded" Kodi boxes have made the open-source pla...

The high-tech war on Tibetan communication

Engadget - 6 hours 15 min ago
Each year, March 10th in Tibet brings more police onto the streets, closer online censorship of terms like "Free Tibet" and "Dalai Lama" and a spate of cyberattacks. "Every March 10th, almost all major Tibetan organizations in Dharamsala are targete...

Volkswagen and NVIDIA want to help humans and robots work together

Engadget - 6 hours 25 min ago
After just confirming its plans to help Volvo create self-driving cars, NVIDIA has now revealed that it's also working with another leading car manufacturer. Announcing a partnership with Volkswagen, the tech company states its artificial intelligenc...

A biometric ring could replace your passwords, cards and keys

Engadget - 6 hours 45 min ago
Smart rings aren't a novel idea -- there are plenty of fitness tracking, notification-sending, payment or even protective finger ornaments around. But none have the ability to identify you and authorize your transactions wherever you go. That is, unt...

Facebook Messenger's AI assistant helps you save links for later

Engadget - 6 hours 45 min ago
Two months ago, Facebook finally rolled out M, its AI-powered personal assistant, to the general public. Well, sort of. Instead of the limited edition of M that would answer your every beck and call (it had a lot of human help), the public version of...

Pandora's CEO is stepping down as digital music evolves

Engadget - 7 hours 14 min ago
The rumors were true: Pandora CEO Tim Westergren has announced that he's stepping down from the company he co-founded 17 years ago. He'll remain in the leadership position while the company searches for a replacement. President Mike Herring and marke...

How Troy Baker's Naughty Dog work influenced 'Shadow of War'

Engadget - 7 hours 24 min ago
Troy Baker has lent his voice and performances to some of the biggest games of the past decade. From six roles across Darksiders 2 to playing Booker DeWitt in BioShock Infinite or stepping into The Joker's shoes in Batman: Arkham Origins, you might n...

Sony's unorthodox take on AI is now open source

Engadget - 7 hours 45 min ago
When it comes to AI, Sony isn't mentioned in the conversation like Google, Amazon and Apple are. However, let's remember that it was on the forefront of deep learning with products like the Aibo robot dog, and has used it recently in the Echo-like Xp...

Amazon is selling Nokia 6 and Moto E4 with lock-screen ads

Engadget - 7 hours 45 min ago
Amazon seems to be keen on growing its ad-subsidized "Prime Exclusive" lineup, because the tech titan has added five more unlocked smartphones to the list. One of them is the Nokia 6, HMD Global's first Android device in the US, which you can get for...

MIT already has your flying car in miniature form

Engadget - 8 hours 14 min ago
Some drones fly, others drive. Those that can do both, however, can reach places other machines can't, making them ideal for search and rescue -- or package delivery. That's why a team from MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laborator...

The Honor 9 is a cheaper, smaller flagship

Engadget - 8 hours 45 min ago
Slowly, Honor is making a name for itself producing cut-price phones with seriously competitive specs. An offshoot of Huawei, the experimental brand repackages the parts -- hardware and software -- refined by its corporate sibling, before assessing a...

Google Home now supports up to six users in the UK

Engadget - 9 hours 20 min ago
Good news, Google Home owners: your smart speaker is now ready to get to know your family. The search giant has confirmed that UK Homes now support up to six users, allowing members of your household to train Google's Assistant to recognize their voi...

A city covered in trees will fight air pollution in China

Engadget - 9 hours 44 min ago
It's easy to find buildings laced with greenery in order to reduce their CO2 footprints. But what about an entire city? That's on its way. Construction has started on Liuzhou Forest City, a 30,000-person urban development where every building will be...

The Morning After: Tuesday, June 27th 2017

Engadget - 10 hours 15 min ago
Welcome to Tuesday. Nintendo is reviving the SNES, Amazon's Echo with a screen is here and we look at how iOS 11 is shaping up.

EU fines Google a record $2.7 billion for abusing product searches

Engadget - 10 hours 45 min ago
The European Commission's long-running investigation into Google has finally come to an end, and it's not good news for the search giant. Commissioner Margrethe Vestager confirmed today that the company has been fined €2.42 billion ($2.72 billio...

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