Tech News from Around the Globe

Black Friday iPad deals: Walmart's price on the top-tier 10.5-inch Pro dips to $599 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:48am
That's $100 less than yesterday's already all-time low price.

Motorola Razr foldable phone hands-on: Here's what we love so far - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:37am
An innovative hinge design helps make the new Motorola Razr's foldable screen lay flat, which is something the Galaxy Fold can't do.

Stay warm with this wearable heating pad for $28.85 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:36am
Half vest, half robe, this electric pad is designed to soothe sore backs and shoulders.

These 5 products have better prices than you'll get on Black Friday -- but there's a catch - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:35am
If you're willing to buy 'renewed' products, there are some great deals out there right now.

Beat the weather with all-wheel-drive Toyota Camry, Avalon - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:20am
Thanks to the cars' platform, they're able to adopt the RAV4's AWD system.

The best MacBook deals: Pick up a 2019 MacBook Pro for $1,149 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:20am
As Apple announces a new 16-inch model, prices on previous Pro models hit new lows.

Apple TV Plus' Servant trailer shows that creepy baby doll's creation - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:19am
Meet Jericho, the doll in M. Night Shyamalan's new thriller, debuting on Nov. 28.

Red Dead Redemption 2: Rockstar explains why PC game had so many issues - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 9:17am
The publisher says the problems stemmed from a combination of drivers, CPUs and GPUs.

Opera's latest browser update will show you how much you're being tracked

Engadget - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 4:00am
With its previous release, Opera unveiled a tracker blocker for its browser that sped it up by up to 20 percent and offered more privacy, to boot. With the latest version, you'll be able to see a list of those trackers to get an idea of just how ofte...

Stanford publishes its massive Apple Watch heart-rate study

Engadget - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 3:35am
The Stanford researchers that conducted Apple's Heart Study have published their paper in the New England Journal of Medicine. They previously released the study's preliminary results, but you can now read the full paper if you're curious about how t...

SpaceX successfully completes Crew Dragon engine tests without an explosion

Engadget - Thu, 11/14/2019 - 12:41am
SpaceX has successfully completed a round of Crew Dragon tests, which previously ended in an explosion. The space company attempted a similar set of static fire engine tests on April 20th, but it admitted a few days later that the Crew Dragon capsule...

Walmart's early Black Friday deal: 512GB 10.5-inch iPad Pro for $599

Engadget - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 11:10pm
Black Friday is still a couple of weeks away but retailers are doing everything they can to get and keep your attention right now. For Walmart, that means releasing its ad now to tease Black Friday offers like a $129 Apple Watch Series 3, $99 Samsung...

Motorola's revived RAZR is a fashion-forward foldable

Engadget - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 10:15pm
Few phones were as iconic and as ubiquitous as the original Motorola RAZR. Celebs used them constantly, fashion houses cooked up designer mashups, and it wasn't long before friends, family members and co-workers all started carrying them, too. Th...

Mark Wahlberg is poised to join the 'Uncharted' movie

Engadget - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 7:58pm
The cast for the Uncharted movie appears to be solidifying, however slowly. Variety understands that Mark Wahlberg is in "final talks" to co-star as Victor "Sully" Sullivan, the grizzled treasure hunter that serves as Nathan Drake's mentor. It'll r...

John Carmack takes a step back at Oculus to work on human-like AI

Engadget - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 5:57pm
Six years ago John Carmack left the company he founded, iD Software, to join Oculus VR as its Chief Technology Officer and push forward the future of virtual reality tech. Today the engineer behind many developments in 3D gaming has announced that a...

NASA renames Kuiper Belt object following controversy

Engadget - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 5:25pm
NASA's nickname for the distant Kuiper Belt object 2014 MU69, Ultima Thule, has been more than a little contentious. While it has innocuous meanings, Ultima Thule is also the term white supremacists use to refer to a mythical homeland. The agency i...

Amazon orders William Gibson series from the creators of 'Westworld'

Engadget - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 3:45pm
Amazon's push into sci-fi increasingly entails some of the biggest names in the business, both on-screen and off. After months of waiting, Amazon has ordered a Prime Video series adaptation of William Gibson's sci-fi novel The Peripheral that will b...

Apple’s AirPods Pro are on sale just weeks after their release

Engadget - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 2:40pm
Less than a month after Apple released its AirPods Pro, they're on sale for $235 on Amazon. That $14 savings is a little surprising. It's unusual to see these things go on sale so soon, and it might irk some of the folks who bought them at full price...

Siri can add items to your Walmart grocery order

Engadget - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 2:12pm
Apple users who do their shopping at Walmart might be able to ditch their pen-and-paper grocery lists. Walmart Voice Order is now available in the company's Grocery App for iOS, meaning users can tell Siri to add an item to their cart, building their...

Apple Music Replay highlights your favorite tunes of the year

Engadget - Wed, 11/13/2019 - 2:00pm
Apple Music has been around for long enough that you can start reminiscing about years past, and Apple is banking on that nostalgia for its latest addition. It's debuting an Apple Music Replay feature that highlights your favorite tunes not just from...