Tech News from Around the Globe

Joaquin Phoenix in his Joker makeup is plenty creepy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:33pm
Joker director Todd Phillips teases Joaquin Phoenix's supervillian look.

PayPal is the latest company to ban InfoWars

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 1:12pm
InfoWars has been issued another ban, this time from PayPal. The company notified InfoWars on Thursday that it would no longer process the site's store transactions, giving InfoWars 10 days to find a new processor. PayPal said the site had violated i...

T-Mobile wants to replace your home internet with 5G - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:57pm
The wireless carrier thinks it has what it takes to be the fourth-largest internet provider.

Amazon’s gadgets don’t have to be pretty so long as they’re cheap

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:51pm
We've reached peak consumerism. At Amazon's event this week, it announced a whopping 70 new features and devices, including three new speakers, a revamped FireTV, an in-car dongle, an updated smart display and ... a microwave. The company is squeezin...

3D-printed gun maker Cody Wilson arrested in Taiwan on sexual assault charge - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:43pm
The proponent of 3D-printed guns allegedly paid $500 for sex with a 16-year-old girl, according to Texas police.

See a freaky gulper eel open wide in rare video - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:33pm
Exploration Vessel Nautilus had a crazy sighting of a creature that looks like an undersea muppet.

Apple iPhone XS and XS Max review: Pricey but future-proof

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:30pm
When Apple introduced the iPhone X last year, it didn't just release a new phone -- it presented a new vision of what iPhones should be. The fact that the X became Apple's top-selling model quarter after quarter was proof that people were embraci...

The Lincoln MKT will never die - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:24pm
The hearse-shaped crossover will continue on, even after its replacement, the Aviator, comes online.

Samsung makes it easier to avoid Bixby on the Note 9

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 12:11pm
Samsung's Bixby isn't exactly the most popular voice assistant, which is why some Galaxy Note 9 owners have been frustrated by the inclusion of a Bixby button on their handset. One tap would bring up the voice assistant, often by accident, and there...

Razer's new headset frees your beautiful face while streaming games

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:49am
If you're into streaming games on the likes of Twitch, YouTube or Mixer and you'd like to showcase more of your beautiful face to your viewers, Razer's Ifrit headset might be worth your consideration. Instead of bulky over-ear headphones (which might...

Apple snags Chris Evans for limited series ‘Defending Jacob’

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:21am
Chris Evans is the latest star to join Apple's growing TV lineup. The actor, known for playing Captain America, will lead Defending Jacob, a limited series based on a 2012 novel by William Landay. The story centers on an attorney whose 14-year-old so...

How to clean earbuds and headphones

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:00am
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3D gun publisher Cody Wilson was arrested in Taiwan

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:40am
Cody Wilson, owner of Defense Distributed, a company currently involved in a legal battle over whether it can legally sell plans for 3D-printed guns, has been arrested in Taiwan, BuzzFeed News reports. Wilson was charged with sexual assault earlier t...

Facebook will no longer offer political candidates in-person support

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:17am
Facebook has apparently decided keep its distance from political candidates' campaigns going forward. According to Bloomberg and Reuters, the social network will no longer dispatch employees to serve as on-site support for nominees like it did for Pr...

How to buy a turntable

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 10:00am
So you want to start collecting vinyl. Great! Record sales have been steadily climbing, and in March, physical music outsold downloads for the first time in six years. You might've even started buying vinyl already to get in on the action. But given...

iPhone XS teardown shows few changes aside from the battery

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 9:34am
You know it was only a matter of time before the people over at iFixit tore apart Apple's latest and greatest smartphones. For the first time, they took their screwdrivers and tools to two phones at once: the iPhone XS and the XS Max.

Sokpop is selling indie games like a magazine subscription

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 9:15am
There are many ways to buy a video game. You can snag a physical copy, peruse a digital store like Steam, or subscribe to massive Netflix-style services such as PlayStation Now and Xbox Games Pass. There's no shortage of options, but that hasn't stop...

If Amazon wants Alexa everywhere, it needs better language support

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 8:30am
I can't profess to fully understand all of the complexities of localizing services for various languages, nuances, accents and dialects -- let alone where voice recognition is concerned. However, with Amazon's Alexa ambitions ramping up after its har...

Inboard's new e-scooter packs swappable batteries

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 8:11am
Having raised $8 million and conquered Shark Tank, electric skateboard-maker Inboard Technology is now taking aim at Uber, Bird, and Lime with its first e-scooter, dubbed the "Glider". Touted as the "only scooter with a swappable battery," pre-orders...

Spotify taps DJ Semtex for hip-hop culture podcast

Engadget - Fri, 09/21/2018 - 7:20am
Following in the footsteps of Zane Lowe and Ryan Newman, hip-hop aficionado DJ Semtex is the latest BBC Radio veteran to jump ship to a music streaming service. He'll be handling co-presenting duties alongside RCA's Parris O'Loughlin-Hoste on season...