Tech News from Around the Globe

Trump OKs 'offensive cyber operations' as deterrent against US rivals - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:23pm
There'll be consequences if foreign adversaries launch cyberattacks against the US, the White House says.

Twitter may have sent your private DMs to the wrong people -- but probably not - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 4:06pm
The bug ran for more than a year, but it's been fixed.

Streaming accounts for 75 percent of music industry revenue in the US

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:59pm
The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) has released music industry revenue statistics for the first half of 2018 in the US, and on average, revenue growth has slowed. While overall revenue was up 10 percent compared to the same time las...

Android turns 10: Google's fierce iPhone rival had a stumbling start - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:44pm
My, has Google's mobile operating system come a long way since Larry Page and Sergey Brin introduced the first Android phone, the T-Mobile G1.

PayPal bans Alex Jones' Infowars for promoting 'hate and intolerance' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:42pm
Infowars won't be able to do business through PayPal anymore.

'Walking Dead' studio Telltale lays off most of its staff (updated)

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:32pm
Telltale Games, the studio behind titles such as The Walking Dead and The Wolf Among Us, has laid off most of its staff in what it's calling a "majority studio closure." The publisher told Engadget in a statement that "a majority of the company's emp...

Report: Google suppressed an explosive memo about its Chinese search engine - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:28pm
Google's prototype may have been designed to track citizens.

Boston Dynamics door-opening robot has some creepy competition - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:17pm
Watch out Spot Mini. There's another door-opening robot in town, Anymal.

Google tests see-through mode, better motion tracking for Daydream

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:04pm
Google has introduced some new experimental features for developers working with the Lenovo Mirage Solo, the standalone Daydream headset released earlier this year. First up is see-through mode, a setting that lets the user see the real space around...

Facebook's IGTV reportedly recommends heinous videos to kids - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 3:03pm
Instagram responds by saying it has "zero tolerance for ... explicit images or images of child abuse."

Lockly's smart locks promise better security through algorithms

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:46pm
Lockly thinks it has what it takes to stand out in the nascent smart lock market. Its latest model, the Secure Plus, uses a 3D fingerprint sensor combined with proprietary algorithm-based passcode tech which, together, supposedly makes the setup "vir...

Zapped: Infiniti drops Q50 Hybrid for 2019 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:37pm
While it promises a bunch of electrified models in the future, it won't have any at all for a little while.

Tiny rovers see their shadow on the asteroid they're about to land on - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:25pm
Japan's Hayabusa-2 spacecraft throws two little robots down toward the surface of Ryugu for a better look.

New iPad Pro 2018: All the rumors on specs, price, possible October debut - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:21pm
It ghosted the big Sept. 12 iPhone event, but the next iPad Pro could come as soon as next month.

Twitter bug sent some DMs to developers for over a year

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:17pm
A bug in one of Twitter's APIs may have caused unauthorized developers to receive some users' direct messages and protected tweets. Twitter says it hasn't yet discovered evidence that a developer actually received such data, nor does it believe that...

Razer's tiny new headset means no more Princess Leia buns for game streamers - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:12pm
The Razer Ifrit combines combines earbuds with a condenser mic.

2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 takes big-screen tech off the beaten path - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:02pm
Ram's customers are apparently quite enamored with its massive infotainment setup.

FCC’s Ajit Pai labels California net neutrality law 'illegal'

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 2:00pm
FCC head honcho, Ajit Pai, didn't mince words in comments regarding California's recent passing of a tough net neutrality bill. In his keynote speech for neoconservative policy organization Maine Heritage Policy Center, Pai called California's SB 822...

T-Mobile aims to lower broadband prices with its 5G service

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:35pm
More and more companies are turning to at-home 5G service to fill in the gaps in availability of broadband internet. Now, T-Mobile has revealed details about its plans for at-home 5G service to the FCC, as was first spotted by Fierce Wireless.