Tech News from Around the Globe

Soon you won't need Verizon to stream NFL on your phone - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:34am
For years, Verizon streamed games only to its own customers' phones. Next month, anyone can watch regardless of carrier, as Verizon boosts its Yahoo arm.

'Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp' adds gardening to its list of chores

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:22am
Collect fruit, trade it with villagers, build furniture, rinse, repeat. That's been the experience with Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp thus far, and if it's getting tedious, know that there's an update coming soon that'll add some variety to the mix. N...

Tech pioneers tell FCC: 'You don't understand how the internet works'

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 9:00am
Today, pioneers of the internet such as Steve Wozniak, Tim Berners-Lee and Vinton Cerf sent a letter to the FCC telling them, "You don't understand how the internet works." The letter calls on the FCC to cancel the December 14th vote, which would rep...

Verizon’s NFL streaming isn’t restricted to its own customers anymore

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:24am
Verizon and the NFL signed a new $2 billion, five-year deal today. In it, Verizon traded its previous status as the exclusive US wireless carrier for NFL games for the exclusive rights to livestream games to any device, whether a cell phone, a comput...

Uber's London license appeal slated for April 2018 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 8:04am
The ride-hailing service lost its license in September, and won't find out whether it can be reinstated until April or June next year.

Google's high-quality Home Max speaker goes on sale for $399

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 7:57am
Google launched its high-quality Home Max speaker with Google Assistant in October, and the last we heard (via a Best Buy leak), it was set to arrive on December 11th. That date was spot on, it turns out, as the Home Max has indeed gone on sale at bo...

CNET's favorite products of 2017 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 6:00am
We reviewed hundreds of products this year. Here are our 50 favorites.

Gene therapy gives 'bubble babies' immune systems

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 3:31am
Initial results from a new gene therapy technique suggest it could open the doors to a cure for "bubble baby" disease. Lacking the ability to ward off even the most common infections, infants born with the genetic disorder -- known as severe combined...

Google reveals all the Android Wear watches getting Oreo

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 1:55am
Google left us in the dark for a bit as to which Android Wear smartwatches are getting Oreo. Thankfully, just a few days after its official arrival, we're getting the lowdown on device upgrades. Aside from the LG Watch Sport, which was spotted with O...

'Ready Player One' new trailer jumps into the OASIS - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:59am
In the future, a virtual-reality treasure hunt for billions of dollars rewards players who really understand the 1980s. Totally tubular!

Elusive Tesla semi truck spotted taking a cruise - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:35am
A visitor to Tesla's design facility in California captured rare footage of Elon Musk's latest toy for truckers in the wild.

Mod gives Google's Home Mini speaker its 'missing' line-out jack

Engadget - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:08am
For many, Google's Home Mini speaker has one key disadvantage over Amazon's Echo Dot: there's no line-out jack. If you want more powerful sound without buying a higher-priced model, you have to stream to a Chromecast-equipped speaker system. However,...

'Evil Within 2' trial gives you a taste of surreal survival horror

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:11pm
Free trials (aka demos) are good ways to get a feel for a game before you buy, but they could be particularly helpful for The Evil Within 2. How are you going to wrap your head around Shinji Mikami's surreal survival horror game based on second-hand...

'Street Fighter' anthology brings online play to classic brawlers

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 8:35pm
The original Street Fighter turned 30 this year, and Capcom is marking it in style... if a little late. It's releasing a Street Fighter 30th Anniversary Collection in May 2018 that not only bundles many of the pre-3D titles (ranging from the first g...

OnePlus 5T needs an update to play Netflix in HD

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 7:02pm
The OnePlus 5T is defined by its cinematic 18:9 screen, but don't expect to get the full effect while you're watching your favorite streaming service... at least, not yet. Owners have learned that the 5T and its OnePlus 5 ancestor can't play Netflix...

'MechWarrior 5' will revolve around co-op and user mods

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 5:34pm
Piranha Games is starting to open up on what MechWarrior 5: Mercernaries will entail after a year of teasing, and it's good news if you don't always want to play alone. The robot battler should launch in December 2018 with co-op play as a central fe...

New 'Ready Player One' trailer reveals more of the real-world story

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 4:04pm
The initial trailer for Steven Spielberg's adaptation of Ready Player One focused on the virtual world of OASIS, and for understandable reasons: it's a visual showcase for a crucial part of the story. However, Warner Bros. wants to remind you that re...

Microsoft paints politically beautiful world for the holidays - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 4:00pm
Commentary: Redmond's ad for Christmas is warm, cuddly and celebrates, of all things, Microsoft Paint. It also has a serious political message.

First US bitcoin futures start trading at 6PM Eastern

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:33pm
Bitcoin is one step closer to becoming a part of the mainstream financial world. Cboe is launching the first US bitcoin futures exchange at 6PM Eastern, giving speculators a chance to bet on the value of the cryptocurrency through a listed (XBT), re...

Selling iPhone X. T-Mobile and Verizon salespeople speak out - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:00pm
Commentary: After visiting several different carrier stores, I had emails from all over the US, offering deep salesperson feelings