Tech News from Around the Globe

What's on TV this week: 'Knives Out' and 'Altered Carbon'

Engadget - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 10:36pm
This week Netflix is streaming season two of its sci-fi show Altered Carbon, as well as MewTwo Strikes Back - Evolution, the second season of F1: Drive to Survive and the final episodes of its (filmed in 2018) reality dating show Love is Blind. Sepa...

HTC opens pre-orders for its $899 Vive Cosmos Elite VR headset

Engadget - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 8:43pm
HTC's new high-end virtual reality headset, the Vive Cosmos Elite, is now available for pre-order. The company unveiled the device a few days ago along with two other upcoming entries to the line-up: the entry-level Vive Cosmos Play and the business-...

TurboTax maker Intuit buys Credit Karma to corner personal financial data

Engadget - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 6:53pm
Intuit wants to manage more of your financial data. The TurboTax developer has bought Credit Karma, best known for helping people track and control their credit, for $7.1 billion in cash and stock. It intends to use Credit Karma to craft a "personali...

Apple dives deep into specs for the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR

Engadget - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 5:38pm
You probably know the basics of what the Mac Pro and Pro Display XDR have to offer, but Apple is more than a little eager to help if you have any lingering questions. The company has posted white papers for both the Mac Pro (PDF) and Pro Display XDR...

'Cyberpunk 2077' studio commits to a free Xbox Series X upgrade

Engadget - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 4:36pm
Microsoft promised that its current generation in-house games would use Smart Delivery to take advantage of the Xbox Series X's performance, but what about the hinted-at third-party games? There appears to be one already lined up. CD Projekt Red ha...

Blizzard's first experimental 'Overwatch' mode: triple damage, one tank

Engadget - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 3:54pm
If you're an Overwatch fan, it's not all bad news today. While the coronavirus outbreak has sidelined three weeks of Overwatch League matches, the good news is that starting tomorrow you'll be able to play the first of the game's new experimental mod...

Netflix's daily-updating Top 10 lists roll out worldwide

Engadget - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 3:35pm
For anyone who has suffered from option-overload on Netflix and spent too much time looking for something to watch, the streaming service is rolling out a new Top 10 feature. In the Netflix app, you'll see a new banner with the 10 most popular titles...

Robot suitcase uses AI to help visually impaired travelers - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 2:38pm
The small robot aims to make travel more accessible -- no matter how far you're going.

Porsche 911 gets a human touch with fingerprint graphic option - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 2:21pm
You can now opt to have your fingerprint printed on your 911's hood, if you're into that.

This $180 JBL wireless speaker with Google Assistant is back on sale for $40 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 2:17pm
Back in stock! It's refurbished, but you still get a one-year warranty. And the feature set is bananas.

2020 Harley-Davidson Softail Standard is a gateway drug for big American twins - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 2:17pm
The entry-level Softail provides huge style and a big motor for not too much money.

Mars has a whole lotta 'marsquakes' going on, NASA InSight lander reveals - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 2:04pm
A load of new research from the InSight mission shows a dynamic world, inside and out.

Overwatch League cancels South Korean matches due to coronavirus

Engadget - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 2:00pm
A week-and-a-half after it said it would host a slate of cancelled Overwatch League matches in Seoul, South Korea, Blizzard is now postponing those games as well. The move comes after a surge in Covid-19 coronavirus cases in the East Asian country. L...

Tiny billion-year-old seaweed fossils may be ancestors to modern plants - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 1:58pm
The fossils turn back time for ancient algae.

Xbox Series X: Specs, backward compatibility, and everything we know so far - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 1:53pm
Microsoft unveiled some of the specs of its next-generation hardware.

Best gaming keyboards for 2020: Razer, Corsair, Logitech and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 1:46pm
Upgrade from your standard keyboard and defeat your enemies, or at least make losing more enjoyable, with the finest switches, lights and knobs.

You can build the tiny XFM2 synth for under $100

Engadget - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 1:40pm
Miniature electronics kits like the Raspberry Pi have ushered in a new generation of DIY tinkerers. And while most of these builds emulate classic gaming systems, there are plenty of other possibilities. Futur3soundz, for example, designed a synthesi...

Apple-made Mac chips won't be ready until 2021, report says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 1:37pm
The first Mac chip designed by Apple was previously rumored for 2020.

Netflix adds Top 10 feature so you can see what everyone's watching - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 1:32pm
Jump on the binge-worthy bandwagon with new lists of what's most popular.

This retro toy combines the best of Tamagotchi and Polly Pocket - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 02/24/2020 - 1:22pm
Parents rejoice: No tiny pieces to swallow or lose.