Tech News from Around the Globe

WSJ: Facebook's news tab could launch by the end of the month

Engadget - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:03pm
While Mark Zuckerberg gives speeches about not wanting Facebook to be the arbiter of truth, the Wall Street Journal reports his company is setting up deals to launch its dedicated tab for news. In a post earlier this year, the CEO said "It's importa...

Verizon adds 5G coverage to three basketball and hockey arenas

Engadget - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 7:39pm
You don't have to watch football if you want 5G coverage from Verizon (Engadget's parent company) while you're attending live sports. The carrier has switched on 5G coverage at three major basketball and hockey arenas, including San Francisco's Chas...

Netflix's 'Cowboy Bebop' production pauses after John Cho is injured on-set

Engadget - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 6:29pm
The wait for Netflix's live-action adaptation of Cowboy Bebop will be a little longer than expected, as Deadline reports production is shut down for seven to nine months. Unfortunately the pause is due to a knee injury suffered by lead actor John Cho...

US lawmakers criticize Apple over Chinese app censorship

Engadget - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 4:53pm
In a new letter co-penned by a bipartisan group of members of Congress, federal lawmakers say they have "strong concern" related to Apple's recent actions in China. The letter, which is addressed to CEO Tim Cook, zeroes in on Apple's decision earlier...

Apple CEO Tim Cook urged to 'reverse course' after pulling Hong Kong protest app - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 4:12pm
Four US representatives called the removal of the app "deeply concerning."

Virgin Galactic spacesuit has secret features (there's a barf bag!) - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 4:07pm
In space, no one will be taking selfies.

Nike puts an accessibility twist on its iconic Air Jordan 1

Engadget - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 4:00pm
The Air Jordan 1, which NBA legend Michael Jordan debuted in 1985, continues to be one of Nike's most popular sneakers to this day. Throughout the years, the company has launched hundreds of different iterations of its iconic model, and now it's putt...

Verizon launches 5G in basketball arenas - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:43pm
Madison Square Garden, Chase Center, Pepsi Center and Talking Stick Resort Arena are getting 5G.

Apple Arcade updated: The full list of games for iPhone, iPad, Apple TV and iPod Touch - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:39pm
The service expects to offer more than 100 games for $5 a month.

Free the Work matches Hollywood bigwigs with women, minority creators - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:36pm
"We've been brainwashed for centuries by the white male gaze," says director Alma Har'el. She's looking to change that.

Zombieland: Double Tap is a manic sequel that loses some of the original's charm - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:34pm
Review: Stepping back into this silly post-apocalyptic world is fun, but lacks bite.

Barney the purple dinosaur gets movie with Get Out's Daniel Kaluuya - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:22pm
It's not yet known whether the live-action film about the dino will be a gritty take on the children's TV icon.

Harley-Davidson resumes LiveWire electric motorcycle production

Engadget - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:19pm
After a brief blip, Harley-Davidson says it has resumed manufacturing its LiveWire electric motorcycles. The company halted production and delivery of its first-ever electric bike last week after discovering an issue with the vehicle's charging equip...

Harley-Davidson's LiveWire electric motorcycle is back in production - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:18pm
The company was tight-lipped about what went wrong, but it looks like it was an isolated charging issue.

Mercedes E-Class Wagon recalled because its spoiler could detach - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:12pm
Like a flock of birds, the rear spoilers on certain models could take flight without warning.

This $700,007 Aston Martin DBS designed by Daniel Craig is one of Neiman Marcus’ 2019 Fantasy Gifts - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 3:01pm
Only seven will be sold, and the car also comes with a special Omega watch and tickets to the premiere of No Time To Die.

First all-female spacewalk: Two stars shining bright - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 2:58pm
I'm not crying, you're crying.

Should you Google someone you meet online before going on a date? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 2:49pm
You know you want to investigate that Tinder match. This week on CNET's Love Syncs: Sleuthing within reason.

The RMK E2 electric motorcycle is a futuristic, hubless wonder - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 2:47pm
The bike's drive motor acts directly on the rim of the rear wheel, providing a futuristic look.

Alphabet’s Wing starts drone deliveries to US homes

Engadget - Fri, 10/18/2019 - 2:43pm
Alphabet's Wing has started making deliveries by drone to homes in the US for the first time. During a pilot program in Christiansburg, Virginia, drones will drop off packages from FedEx, Walgreens and local retailer Sugar Magnolia, which include ove...