Tech News from Around the Globe

YouTube mistakenly pulls video exposing Alex Jones conspiracy

Engadget - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 8:04pm
YouTube has been trying to reduce instances of mistaken video takedowns, but it's evident there's still some work to do. The company temporarily pulled a video from watchdog group Media Matters that exposed Alex Jones' conspiracy theories surroundin...

Facebook starts verifying political advertisers in the US

Engadget - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 7:29pm
Early this month, Facebook announced it will change how political ads appear on the company's platforms. Anyone advertising about elections or issues would need their identity 'verified' before the messages go online, and the messages themselves woul...

YouTube removed 8.3 million videos in 3 months - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 7:27pm
The video-sharing site has grappled with criticism it's not reacting fast enough to inappropriate content.

LG G7 ThinQ image leak tells us four important things - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 7:13pm
Poor LG can't seem to keep a secret.

What's on TV: 'Handmaid's Tale,' '3%' and 'Archer'

Engadget - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 6:58pm
This week the NFL Draft takes place, squeezed in between NBA and NHL playoffs action. At the same time Archer is back to open another season, along with Netflix's 3% and The Handmaid's Tale on Hulu. We also have the season finale of Homeland, and a s...

Yamaha adds wireless rear capabilities to 2018 receivers - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 6:40pm
Yamaha has announced three new MusicCast 2018 receivers, starting at $450, plus wireless speakers that can be used as rears.

GOG gets social by adding user profiles

Engadget - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 6:28pm
GOG is introducing user profiles, which will bring a touch of social interaction to the DRM-free games marketplace. The platform has hesitantly modernized over the years to compete with Steam, adding films and in-development titles, and the new profi...

Apple v. Samsung retrial won't see Cook, Ive take the stand - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 6:05pm
The two companies file witness lists for the upcoming damages retrial. There won't be any CEOs on the stand.

How to watch every Marvel Cinematic Universe film in the right order - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:52pm
Here's why you shouldn't watch the Marvel Cinematic Universe in the order the films were released.

Alphabet beats estimates with Nest in Google fold - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:51pm
Monday's earnings story is about a sales and profit boost. The question is how much did Nest smart home devices and an investment in Uber play into the results.

UK firm ULEMCo built a semi-truck that burns hydrogen, not diesel - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:49pm
While this isn't a new technology, it could be a way to reduce carbon emissions while we wait for widespread use of electric semis.

'Fortnite' is coming to China

Engadget - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:24pm
The popular battle royale game Fortnite is coming to China, thanks to a partnership between its creator Epic Games and Tencent. The Chinese tech giant, which owns over 40 percent of Epic, will handle distribution and publishing. Tencent will reported...

Razer creates one of the world's largest virtual credits platforms for gamers - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:08pm
The gaming brand plans to acquire virtual credits and e-payment company MOL Global for approximately $61 million.

Fly halfway around the world on Airbus' newest A350 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 5:03pm
Completing its first flight today, the Airbus A350 Ultra Long Range can fly 20 hours nonstop, enough to connect Singapore and New York on one load of fuel.

Facebook details its fight to stop terrorist content

Engadget - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:52pm
Last June, Facebook described how it uses AI to help find and take down terrorist content on its platform and in November, the company said that its AI tools had allowed it to remove nearly all ISIS- and Al Qaeda-related content before it was flagged...

Here's how Facebook defines terrorism -- and how it's responding - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:47pm
The social network says it removed 1.9 million pieces of ISIS and al-Qaida related content.

UK consumer advocate sues Facebook for defamation over scam ads - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:34pm
Martin Lewis wants to make sure consumers know he never endorses any products. Scammers are making that hard by posting ads featuring him on social media.

Byton teases its second “experience-driven” vehicle

Engadget - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:31pm
Byton wowed us at CES back in January with its first autonomous EV concept car, a smart SUV built for passenger comfort. At the Beijing Motor Show, the company teased its second vehicle concept, an electric sedan slated to go into series production i...

Infiniti to build EV platform with influence from Q Inspiration concept - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:08pm
If there's any concept worth using as inspiration for anything, it's this one.

Adobe Premiere makes it easier to edit Insta360 Pro footage

Engadget - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 4:07pm
Insta360's more affordable 8K VR camera was made available for pre-orders in 2017, with a major software update in December of that same year that kicked the high-end 360-degree camera's image processing up a notch. The camera got a stamp of approval...