Tech News from Around the Globe

ASUS Zephyrus G14 review: Ultraportable gaming done right

Engadget - 55 min 27 sec ago
The Zephyrus G14 is the ideal gaming laptop. It's something that ASUS has been working towards for years with the impressively thin Zephyrus line. The G14 is incredibly fast; thin and light; and, surprisingly enough, it even packs in a decent amount...

LG V60 5G ThinQ review: A compromised phone I like anyway

Engadget - 1 hour 25 min ago
When LG first showed us its new V60 ThinQ, I was immediately over it. Its redesign was nothing radical. It lost the V-series’ hallmark telephoto camera. It featured software that, despite years of attention, still felt poorly thought out. And, perhap...

Amazon's Echo speaker drops to $60 at Best Buy

Engadget - 1 hour 49 min ago
Now’s a good time to act if you want a soundtrack while you’re staying home. Best Buy has discounted Amazon’s third-generation Echo speaker for $60, or a hefty $40 off the usual price. On top of that, you can spend another $10 for Amazon’s Smart Plug...

Apple and Google are collaborating on COVID-19 contact tracing

Engadget - 2 hours 36 min ago
With the COVID-19 crisis affecting almost every facet of society, Apple and Google announced today they’re partnering to work on Bluetooth technology that will allow governments and health agencies to more easily conduct contact tracing. The companie...

Google will display virtual healthcare options in Search and Maps

Engadget - 3 hours 17 min ago
Though many doctors and clinics are limiting or halting in-person visits to restrict the spread of COVID-19, people still need access to healthcare providers. To help you get the care you might need, whether or not it's related to COVID-19, Google is...

Researchers use Oura smart rings to predict onset of COVID-19 symptoms

Engadget - 3 hours 35 min ago
Smart ring maker Oura has teamed up with West Virginia University’s Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute to try to predict the spread of COVID-19 in healthcare providers. By combining the wearables with an AI prediction model, the researchers can curre...

LG's 75-inch 8K LCD TV arrives in May for $4,999

Engadget - 3 hours 49 min ago
Following on the heels of its OLED TV lineup announcement last month, LG has detailed pricing and availability for most of its 2020 LCD lineup. In all, the company plans to release 12 new LCD models this year, with both 4K and 8K options. On the 4K f...

Google makes advanced video chat features free through September - CNET

CNet Tech News - 4 hours 15 min ago
The search giant began offering Google Meet's premium features for free to all G Suite and G Suite for Education customers last month.

Tesla now offers a tow hitch for the Model Y

Engadget - 4 hours 27 min ago
The Model Y crossover EV has only been out for delivery since mid-March, although global events will clearly hamper its rollout for the foreseeable. While everyone’s stuck indoors, however, the company has added new build-to-order options for the whi...

Best free games right now for Xbox, Stadia, PlayStation, PCs and Nintendo Switch - CNET

CNet Tech News - 4 hours 30 min ago
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishments and Close to the Sun are this week's free games from the Epic Games Store.

Apple TV Plus makes some original shows and one movie free - CNET

CNet Tech News - 4 hours 34 min ago
Viewers will also get free access to other premium shows and movies from HBO and Epix.

Coronavirus and motorsport: Every major event impacted by COVID-19 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - 4 hours 37 min ago
From F1, to NASCAR, to IndyCar and Le Mans endurance racing, this is your roundup of coronavirus-induced events changes to the world's biggest racing events.

Friday deal roundup: Free Star Wars comics, $5 rechargeable batteries and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - 4 hours 44 min ago
Including 99-cent magazine subscriptions, heavily discounted bestsellers, a $60 Amazon Echo and a $14 exercise-mat kit.

The work-from-home gear you should actually buy

Engadget - 4 hours 55 min ago
You may feel out of your element if you’re one of the millions of people that have recently transitioned to work-from-home life. Being productive when not in a typical office environment can be a challenge even in the best of times, but there are a n...

Coronavirus, terminal cancer and a Zoom wedding: 'We can't put off joy' - CNET

CNet Tech News - 4 hours 56 min ago
Family and friends will dial in from around the world as the bride and groom go ahead with their nuptials -- cancer and COVID-19 be damned.

All the Le Creuset cookware is 20% off at Williams Sonoma - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 5 min ago
Including a terrifying Darth Vader Dutch oven.

Tiger King: 7 ways to get more of Netflix's wildly popular documentary - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 5 min ago
Need more of the big-cat universe that's captivated so many? In addition to a new podcast, investigative series and more, there's now an aftershow on the way.

HBO will extend streaming support for older Apple TVs

Engadget - 5 hours 9 min ago
Earlier this week, HBO announced that it would pull its HBO Now and HBO Go apps from older Apple TV devices on April 30th. Now it’s reversing that decision -- at least for now. An HBO spokesperson told Engadget that HBO Now will remain on 2nd and 3rd...

Toyota RAV4 cracks 10-million sales - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 10 min ago
Since 1994, Toyota's RAV4 SUV has been a runaway global success, and it's picking up speed.

Coronavirus scams have cost consumers nearly $12 million, FTC says - CNET

CNet Tech News - 5 hours 13 min ago
Scammers are feeding off public fears around the coronavirus pandemic.