Tech News from Around the Globe

Google is convinced it can get game streaming right

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 11:00am
Phil Harrison won't budge. As a vice president and general manager at Google, he's spent the past 15 minutes explaining why Stadia, the company's freshly announced game-streaming service, will actually work on the existing internet infrastructure acr...

Mindy Kaling’s awkward teen comedy is coming to Netflix

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:44am
Mindy Kaling is bringing "relatable, awkward teen moments" to Netflix. She announced on Twitter that she and screenwriter Lang Fisher are working on a 10-episode comedy. Loosely based on Kaling's own childhood, it will portray the modern-day life of...

Best compact SUVs for the money in 2019 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:31am
Take a look at Roadshow's favorite small SUVs that are available now.

Take selfies from the sky with the DJI Spark: Just $235 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:27am
That's the lowest price to date on DJI's amazingly capable quadcopter, which can be controlled using just your hands. Plus, a portable wireless power bank for $28.

Here's Game of Thrones' season 8 poster - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:23am
It's all about the Iron Throne.

The current-generation iPad hits its lowest price ever: $239 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:13am
That's a great price on a great tablet.

Tesla alleges self-driving car startup Zoox stole company secrets

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 10:03am
Tesla filed a lawsuit this week against four former employees for allegedly stealing trade secrets and providing them to a rival company. According to the complaint filed with the US district court for Northern California, the ex-Tesla workers gave c...

Petition to revoke Brexit crashes UK Parliament's website - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:55am
The petition to revoke Article 50 went viral on Thursday, gaining over 827,000 signatures.

Facebook explains why its AI didn't catch New Zealand gunman's livestream - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:46am
It dives into the challenges of using artificial intelligence to flag videos like the one that streamed the attack on mosques in Christchurch.

T-Mobile opens a home internet trial in rural and underserved areas

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:41am
T-Mobile is rolling out home internet service with an invitation-only trial starting today. It hopes to connect 50,000 homes in rural and underserved areas through the LTE program this year.

Apple reveals spring-themed Watch bands, iPhone cases - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:35am
All the pastel colors of spring can be yours.

MoviePass founder wants to use facial recognition to score you free movies - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:21am
Facial recognition is the linchpin to PreShow, an app that will earn you free movie tickets by watching ads -- so long as you're OK with your phone watching you back.

MoviePass founder's next big idea: Free movie tickets for watching ads

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:00am
Stacy Spikes just wants to get people to the movies. As the co-founder and CEO of MoviePass, he helped popularize the idea of cinema subscriptions. (This was before MoviePass brought in a new CEO and his ambitious -- but ultimately unsustainable -- $...

Pinterest hires the exec behind Walmart's tech transformation

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 9:00am
If you're wondering how serious Pinterest is about turning itself into more of a shopping portal, here's your answer: the company has just hired former Walmart CTO Jeremy King as Head of Engineering. King headed Walmart's e-commerce team and oversaw...

Save $150 on the PicoBrew home-brewing beer-bot - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:55am
Mmm... beer deal. The Pico Model C normally runs $400, but you can snag it for $250.

Finland is investigating Nokia phones sending data to China

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:48am
Finland's data protection watchdog is investigating Nokia owner HMD over claims its mobiles sent data to Chinese servers. The probe follows a report by Norway's public broadcaster NRK in which it claimed to have proof that Nokia phones are transmitti...

Volvo's 112-mph speed limiter has received 'very positive' feedback - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:30am
Good news for enthusiasts: There are no plans to limit acceleration.

Opera for Android adds free unlimited VPN so you can browse safer - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:12am
Opera says its new VPN is easier to use and safer.

Evidence mounts that Russian hackers are trying to disrupt the EU elections

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:03am
Russian hackers are targeting government systems ahead of the EU parliament election, according to cybersecurity company FireEye. The firm says that two state-sponsored hacking groups -- APT28 (aka Fancy Bear) and Sandworm -- have been sending out au...

Microsoft Defender can keep your Mac safe too - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 8:02am
The antivirus software is coming to Apple, but it's limited to business customers for now.