Tech News from Around the Globe

Weekend Streaming: Sit down. It's time for 'The Defenders' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:29pm
Your weekend is all set thanks to Netflix. "The Defenders" brings together some of your favorite Marvel heroes for eight episodes.

The 30 most gut-wrenching 'Game of Thrones' deaths, ranked - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 11:29pm
From the brutally bloody to the dreadfully disturbing, these "Game of Thrones" deaths stand out among the tens of thousands so far.

Monster's headphones get their own voice assistant

Engadget - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 9:41pm
Monster's latest team-up isn't with another star athlete or fellow accessory-maker: it's with music platform Speak Music Inc., which is lending the company its voice assistant named Melody. Monster says the partnership will add voice control to some...

Here's how tech is responding to Charlottesville - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 8:49pm
The tech industry is speaking out about the violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, and booting hate groups from their services.

Here's a total solar eclipse on Earth as seen from the moon - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 8:28pm
The US is about to be treated to a rare coast-to-coast eclipse, but at least one robot will also be watching from a distance.

AI creates fictional scenes out of real-life photos

Engadget - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 8:16pm
AI's not quite ready to build photorealistic worlds on its own. But it's getting pretty close.

Tor Project 'disgusted' by Daily Stormer, defends software ethos - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:54pm
The organization behind the anonymous browser condemns neo-Nazi site but says it can't choose who benefits from its technology.

Behold, the inner workings of the Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:45pm
It's a Formula 1 car for the road, borrowing the best of Mercedes-AMG's motorsport technology to build one seriously gnarly road car.

Here's your first look at the Mercedes-AMG hypercar's powertrain - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:45pm
If you've wanted a Formula 1 car for the road, this is about as close as you're going to get.

Apple has GoT stars sing Aryas for 'Carpool Karaoke' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:40pm
Commentary: Apple Music has so many stars pairing up for its series. Here are Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. And look over there, Seth MacFarlane and Ariana Grande.

ASU students live with Echo Dots while learning voice-control tech

Engadget - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 7:11pm
Engineering students at Arizona State University can opt into an interesting new program meant to give students access to voice-controlled technology while they learn about it in the classroom. Students living in the campus' new engineering residence...

White supremacists take DNA tests, find they're not so white - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:28pm
Commentary: Services such as 23andMe and offer much simpler ways to learn about your past. A new study suggests the truth of their past makes some deny the science.

‘Quake Champions’ isn’t finished, but you can play it August 22nd

Engadget - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:13pm
Been green with envy over your pals playing the Quake Champions closed beta? Time to stop being jealous and start working on your rocket jumping because the classic shooter's revival is moving to Steam's Early Access on August 22nd, where everyone ca...

iOS 11 adds ability to disable Touch ID with 'cop button' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 6:04pm
A new feature lets iPhone users quickly tap the power button to call 911 and prevent unwarranted logins.

All the Marvel heroes confirmed to be in 'Avengers: Infinity War' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:53pm
"Avengers: Infinity War" doesn't come out until May 4, 2018, but the confirmed cast list so far is huge. Flip through this gallery (spoilers abound!) to see all the heroes who are slated to join up in the war against Thanos.

Lean back and watch the eclipse...from your Volvo

Engadget - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 5:32pm
On Monday, lots of people are going to head outside and check out the first total solar eclipse to be viewable in the contiguous US since 1979 and the first coast-to-coast one in nearly a century. But Volvo is giving its drivers another option. For t...

YouTube music head says company pays higher royalties than Spotify

Engadget - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:56pm
Making a living from streaming royalties is tough for music artists, and YouTube has had one of the worst reputations in the music industry for a while. Even Lyor Cohen, the current head of YouTube Music, knows that many are skeptical about the servi...

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Engadget - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:30pm
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Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 ready for longest off-road race in the US - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:02pm
Chevy looks to prove the dirt-worthiness of the ZR2 by racing it over 550 miles of punishing terrain.

Voting machine supplier exposes 1.8 million voter records

Engadget - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 4:01pm
Cybersecurity firm UpGuard has discovered that personal information from over 1.8 million Chicago residents was unintentionally exposed by voting machine supplier Election Systems & Software (ES&S). The backup files of voter data were found o...