Tech News from Around the Globe

Who's the Sharp Objects killer? The top theories, broken down - CNET

CNet Tech News - 2 hours 43 min ago
Viewers of HBO's Southern gothic mystery who haven't read the book have some weird, dark ideas about who the killer might be. Spoiler-free up to Episode 6.

Germany might take diesel VWs off the road if recalls are ignored - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - 3 hours 43 min ago
95 percent of the 2.46 million affected vehicles had been fixed by June, so it's not a widespread issue.

9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET

CNet Tech News - 3 hours 43 min ago
We visit an underground town Down Under; delve into the pain of being Twitter hacked; and review Samsung's Galaxy Note 9.

Apple gets hacked from Australia, and catches flak in Japan and Turkey - CNET

CNet Tech News - 3 hours 43 min ago
Here's a recap of all the iPhone news this week.

iPhone X vs. Google Pixel 2 XL: Which flagship phone is the best? - CNET

CNet Tech News - 3 hours 43 min ago
It's the battle of the giants as we weigh Apple against Google. See which one wins.

The Dota 2 competition 'International' is coming up, are you ready for battle? - CNET

CNet Tech News - 3 hours 43 min ago
Sure, Dota 2 is only a video game, but the winning team in this global e-sports contest will pocket nearly $11 million.

This 'true' home theater fulfilled a childhood dream for this Illinois man - CNET

CNet Tech News - 4 hours 43 min ago
In this Show Us Yours, we get a look at what one CNET reader did to turn his home-theater dream into reality with not much money.

Valve quietly unveils streaming platform Steam TV

Engadget - 8 hours 8 min ago
Valve seems to have unveiled a Twitch competitor with nary a peep of fanfare. A few hours after Steam Database founder Pavel Djundik discovered that the company registered the domain, the website started live streaming The International 2018... is live -- and it appears to be Valve's Twitch competitor (update) - CNET

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 37 min ago
Update: Valve tells us was a test feed that accidentally went public.

Gmail's 'Confidential Mode' arrives on mobile devices

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 11:32pm
Google's big Gmail redesign was revealed this past April (with G Suite customers getting the first look). It became default for everyone starting in July. One of the key features, Confidential Mode, is now available for mobile devices, though not eve...

A 'Vampyr' TV show is on the way

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 8:58pm
If you're looking for a new supernatural television series, you're in luck (if you don't mind waiting a while). Fox 21 Television Studios will produce a new show based on the video game Vampyr by the developer of Life is Strange, Dontnod. The title c...

MIT can secure cloud-based AI without slowing it down

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:44pm
It's rather important to secure cloud-based AI systems, especially when they they use sensitive data like photos or medical records. To date, though, that hasn't been very practical -- encrypting the data can render machine learning systems so slow...

So much Mile 22 training for Mark Wahlberg, but no shirtless scenes - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 7:00pm
The Mile 22 star chats about his sleep routine, his FaceTime habits and how hard he worked out for his new film, only to not show off his abs.

'Star Wars Resistance' trailer shows off its anime style

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:36pm
Star Wars' latest animated series, Rebels, ended its four-season run this spring -- but fans didn't have to wait long to get a tease of details for the next show. While the last was set between the prequels and original trilogy, Star Wars Resistance...

Facebook takes heat from HUD over allegedly discriminatory housing ads - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:26pm
Federal regulators have filed a complaint against Facebook for letting landlords and home sellers pick and choose who gets to see their ads.

New Sharknado 6 trailer pits shark against T. Rex - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:23pm
See a dino, dragon sharks, medieval knights and cowboys in the trailer for Sharknado 6 - It's About Time, which airs on SyFy on Aug. 19.

The best back-to-school deals from Amazon - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 6:15pm
It's not too late to save money on Fire, Echo and other Amazon products.

Echo Show can now display recorded security camera footage

Engadget - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:35pm
With Alexa's latest skill, users can now ask the digital assistant to show them recorded security camera footage on their Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV or Fire tablet. Currently, the skill is supported by Alexa-enabled cameras from Ring, Arlo, Cloud...

You can't unsee this unsettling 'real-life' Homer Simpson - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 08/17/2018 - 5:23pm
D'oh! A 3D rendering of a realistic Homer Simpson will sear itself into your brain forever.