Tech News from Around the Globe

India effectively bans e-cigarettes

Engadget - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 2:11pm
India just became among the first countries to effectively ban vaping. On Wednesday, the country banned the sale, import, advertising and production of e-cigarettes. First-time offenders face up to a year in prison and $1,400 fine, while repeat offen...

This one Galaxy Fold flaw hurts. Hurts bad. - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 2:01pm
If you have a beard, you may want to think twice about Samsung's folding phone.

What’s coming to Netflix in October: The 'Breaking Bad' movie

Engadget - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:53pm
As you'd expect, Netflix is planning plenty of seasonal thrillers for October. The theme this year is that the kids are not okay. You'll meet Eli, a child with a mysterious illness who has to be secluded from the world and is battling "nightmares." R...

Hurricane Humberto shows off titanic 'tail' in NASA image - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:46pm
Humberto is really stretching out across the Atlantic as it eyes Bermuda.

T-Mobile's Sprint merger now opposed by 18 attorneys general - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:40pm
Pennsylvania has joined the fight.

New York and Salt Lake are about to become 5G test-bed cities - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:33pm
The newly named "Innovation Zones" will get city-scale testing of advanced wireless technologies like 5G.

Lamborghini’s crazy looking hybrid is more interesting under the hood

Engadget - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:30pm
"We are a game-changer and a provocateur," Lamborghini's CTO, Maurizio Reggiani told Engadget. The automaker has a long history of making waves with traffic-stopping designs and more recently, innovative tech. At last week's Frankfurt Motor Show, the...

A Princess Bride remake is inconceivable, Westley says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:21pm
You want to remake this movie? Prepare to die.

Apple wants to trademark 'Slofie'

Engadget - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:17pm
You might have rolled your eyes when Apple mentioned that the iPhone 11 and 11 Pro could do "slofies," but the company is taking things slightly more seriously. Apple has applied to the USPTO for a trademark on the term "Slofie" in terms of "downloa...

'Apex Legends' teases its newest playable character with in-game cameo

Engadget - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 1:12pm
In one of the more elaborate and novel teasers for a new playable character in an online game, you can already see Apex Legends' newest star. You just can't play him. Over the last few days, players have spotted Crypto, Apex's long-rumored hacker cha...

Honda's first hybrid SUV for the US is the 2020 CR-V

Engadget - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:51pm
Honda hasn't exactly been quick to electrify (the Honda E won't even reach Europe until mid-2020), but it is making up for lost time in a significant way. The automaker is finally bringing a hybrid SUV to the US in the form of the 2020 CR-V. The ne...

Mitsubishi's Tokyo Motor Show hybrid concept might be a roofless SUV - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:44pm
The company says this SUV concept will use a plug-in hybrid powertrain and an electric four-wheel-drive system.

Galaxy Fold: My first day with Samsung's new and improved foldable phone - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:36pm
I bought the Samsung Galaxy Fold this morning. Here's what the update has done to the foldable phone.

Roland releases Zenbeats, a cross-platform music-making app

Engadget - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:34pm
Roland has been making electronic musical instruments for nearly 50 years and has delivered products like the JU-06A tiny portable synth, keyboards with built-in Alexa controls and mini smartphone mixers. Now, it's entering the world of mobile music-...

Apple wants to trademark the iPhone 11 'slofie' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:33pm
Cupertino files trademark application for its term for slow-motion video software found in the iPhone 11.

Facebook to update Portal policy on what data it collects about you - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:19pm
It's always wise to read the fine print.

You'll be able to contribute to 2020 presidential campaigns via Alexa

Engadget - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:13pm
With debates underway and just a few months until the first primaries, 2020 presidential election campaigns are in full swing, and you'll soon have another way to donate to your favorite candidate. Campaigns can sign up to receive contributions via A...

Google's Family Link parental controls now include per-app time limits

Engadget - Wed, 09/18/2019 - 12:00pm
Google introduced Family Link in 2017 to give children their own Google account and to provide an app through which parents could manage their child's screen time. The controls have since been expanded to cover teens too, and from today there will be...