Tech News from Around the Globe

Ford's commuter van service Chariot halts operations in San Francisco

Engadget - 6 hours 13 min ago
Chariot, an on-demand commuter van service owned by Ford, had to suspend it's operations in San Francisco due to compliance issues with the California Highway Patrol, according to the San Francisco Business Times.

Apps and gadgets for the 'Blade Runner' future we didn’t ask for

Engadget - 6 hours 43 min ago
Punks, monks and Harrison Ford running scared through a poisonous cityscape were just a few of the details that made the original Blade Runner feel like its environment was a standalone character in the film. It felt as alien and familiar as the way...

iPhone 8 Plus and 7 Plus photos: What's the difference? - CNET

CNet Tech News - 6 hours 49 min ago
I compared the photo and video capabilities of the 8 Plus and 7 Plus. And while the 8 Plus has a leg up, can you spot the improvements?

iPhone 8 Plus vs. 7 Plus: How much better is the new camera? - CNET

CNet Tech News - 7 hours 1 min ago
I toured San Francisco to test out the dual rear shooters on the new 8 Plus and last year's 7 Plus.

Wireless charging will make drones always ready to fly

Engadget - 7 hours 11 min ago
Drones are great until you realize running all those propellers, a camera, GPS and other assorted technology bits are a real drain on the battery. If you're just using one for images it's not too big of a deal. But if you're using one for surveying,...

FAA proposes ban on large electronics in checked baggage

Engadget - 7 hours 38 min ago
While most of us probably keep our laptops and other large electronics in our carry-on bags, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) still wants to avoid the risk associated with exploding lithium-ion batteries in the cargo hold of passenger aircra...

NASA installs a sweet new HD camera on the space station - CNET

CNet Tech News - 7 hours 40 min ago
See first video from the enhanced HD camera a NASA astronaut installed during a spacewalk.

Star Wars fans get surrounded by Stormtroopers, face Kylo Ren - CNET

CNet Tech News - 7 hours 57 min ago
Complete with the First Order leader force-choking a member of the Resistance.

Adobe's Scribbler AI automatically colorizes any portrait

Engadget - 8 hours 1 min ago
Finally! Adobe has devised a method of adding a touch of color to black and white images without all the dimension-jumping time travel (looking at you Pleasantville). At the company's Adobe MAX 2017 event on Thursday, research scientist Jingwan Lu de...

Google's Pixel 2 gets bent out of shape during torture test - CNET

CNet Tech News - 8 hours 7 min ago
Commentary: The torturers at JerryRig Everything get ahold of Google's new phone and it doesn't appear to stand up so well. Especially the back.

Get your stylish hatchback on with the 2019 Audi A7 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - 8 hours 8 min ago
One of the original not-quite-a-sedans is back with a whole new look.

YouTube Red's next show is a Tinder dating comedy

Engadget - 8 hours 24 min ago
YouTube Red, the company's premium service, has a built up a stable of original programming, but for the most part they don't resemble traditional TV shows. Now, YouTube is trying a different tactic. The company has greenlighted Swipe Right, a comedy...

Tech companies unite to fight for Dreamers

Engadget - 8 hours 47 min ago
In September, President Trump announced that he would phase out the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which offers protections to undocumented immigrants who came to the US at a young age. This week, Reuters reported that Google,...

Hideo Kojima loves 'Blade Runner 2049' - CNET

CNet Tech News - 8 hours 48 min ago
The Metal Gear gaming legend professes his profound love for "Blade Runner" in Rolling Stone.

Fake iPhone X has a fake notch, obviously

Engadget - 9 hours 10 min ago
We're only one week away from iPhone X pre-orders, but the counterfeit market is already offering a variety of similar-looking devices to a particular crowd. As I anticipated, I came across one such clone while wandering around Hong Kong's Global Sou...

KFC's Twitter follows all the Spice Girls for a reason - CNET

CNet Tech News - 9 hours 30 min ago
Fried-chicken giant KFC pulls off a brilliant social-media joke through the careful selection of people it follows on Twitter.

Google compensates Pixel 2 buyers who overpaid at pop-up stores

Engadget - 9 hours 33 min ago
If you rushed out to buy a Pixel 2 at one of Google's pop-up stores on October 19th, you probably got a rude surprise: the Verizon reseller handling your purchase, Victra, was charging customers an extra $30 on top of the normal price. Unless you kne...

Finally! The Nokia 3310 comes to the US for $60 - CNET

CNet Tech News - 9 hours 46 min ago
Nokia's retro phone will be in stores on Oct. 29.

Spotify’s RISE program will try to find future music superstars

Engadget - 10 hours 5 min ago
It's hard to deny Spotify's influence on the current music landscape. After all, the streaming service has over 50 million paid subscribers. Now, they're using that influence to help up and coming artists. Today, Spotify introduced RISE, which it bil...