Tech News from Around the Globe

Modified Cessna is the 'largest' electric aircraft to take flight

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 1:02pm
Electric aircraft are ever so slightly closer to becoming a practical reality for travel. Magnix and AeroTEC have flown what they say is the world’s largest all-electric aircraft. Their modified Cessna 208B Grand Caravan, the “eCaravan,” flew for 30...

How Trump got the FCC involved in his war against Twitter - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 12:46pm
President Trump has put the anti-regulation FCC in an awkward spot by asking it to police social media sites.

Snag the AirPods Pro for $220 at Woot - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 11:51am
Apple's high-end headphones are back down to their lowest price ever for Amazon Prime members -- while supplies last.

Apple Watch Series 5 is on sale for $300 at Amazon

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 11:46am
Amazon just made it much easier to consider the Apple Watch Series 5 if you’re looking for a wearable to track your workouts or keep in touch with others. The internet retailer is selling the 40mm GPS model with a Sport Band for $300, or a solid $100...

After Math: Playing around on the PS5 while Blizzcon goes bye-bye

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:30am
We had a mixed bag in terms of gaming news this past week. On one hand, Sony announced an hour-long gameplay showcase for its upcoming PS5 console and the NFL reupped its licensing agreement with EA through the 2026 season. On the other hand, BLizzar...

Get this 5-mode electric toothbrush with replaceable heads for just $16 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 10:27am
The Fairywell Sonic Electric Toothbrush is an inexpensive way to clean up your brushing habits.

Get the Lego Boost Creative Toolbox STEM toy -- perfect for kids and parents -- for $128 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 9:36am
Lego plus electronics makes for the best learning toys. This one is $32 off.

The Apple Smart Keyboard for iPad is back on sale for $100 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 9:35am
That's $60 off the regular price of this folio-style keyboard for the current-generation iPad 10.2, iPad Pro 10.5 and iPad Air.

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with the International Space Station

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 9:22am
SpaceX just completed another milestone in Crew Dragon’s historic journey. Astronauts Bob Behnken and Doug Hurley have successfully docked the capsule with the International Space Station just under 19 hours after launch from Cape Canaveral. The larg...

Give a new Apple Watch Series 5 to dad for just $300 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 9:12am
Now back to its all-time best price, this is a good time to get Apple's only watch with a full-time display.

Samsung's next Galaxy Watch gets spoiled by the FCC

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 8:01am
If Samsung was hoping to keep plans for a Galaxy Watch sequel under wraps, it’s probably disappointed. Droid-Life (via 9to5Google) has discovered a series of FCC filings that not-so-subtly reveal the next version of Samsung’s flagship smartwatch. It’...

Samsung's The Terrace costs $3,500. But do we even need outdoor TVs? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 8:00am
The new line of weather-resistant QLED TVs is shipping now, along with an optional patio-friendly soundbar.

iPhone SE vs. Galaxy S10E and other budget phones you can buy in 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 8:00am
See how Apple's newest iPhone SE 2020 stacks up against its affordable rivals.

It took Apple Watch almost 5 years to win me over. Here's why I love it now - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 7:30am
Commentary: I started out a skeptic, but the Apple Watch eventually won me over. Here's what it took for me to take it seriously as a fitness tracker and smartwatch.

Community star Joel McHale is obsessed with knives - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 7:00am
In our new podcast series I'm So Obsessed, the actor and comic discusses his podcast with Ken Jeong, his Tiger King aftershow special on Netflix and, of course, Community.

Amazon sellers use 'collectible' label to dodge price gouging rules

Engadget - Sun, 05/31/2020 - 3:56am
Amazon’s measures to prevent price gouging have a relatively simple workaround. The Verge has learned that some third-party sellers are marking products as “collectible” to evade Amazon’s automated price controls. The internet retailer reportedly has...

OnePlus and McLaren have ended their phone partnership

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 9:38pm
OnePlus will no longer release McLaren editions of its phones in the future. The phonemaker and the British auto manufacturer have ended their partnership, a McLaren spokesperson has confirmed to Android Authority after reports about their split came...

Google Doodle slideshow celebrates Galapagos Islands - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 9:00pm
The archipelago is famous for inspiring Charles Darwin's theory of natural selection.

'Sign in with Apple' flaw let attackers take over accounts

Engadget - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 7:34pm
‘Sign in with Apple’ is potentially more private than other login options, but it apparently included a serious security flaw. Researcher Bhavuk Jain recently received a $100,000 bug bounty for discovering (via Hacker News) a flaw in the sign-in serv...

SpaceX launch: William Shatner, George Takei join astronaut accolades - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/30/2020 - 7:13pm
The historic manned launch of NASA astronauts from US soil lifts spirits. And a gravity-defying stuffed dino steals a heart or two.