Tech News from Around the Globe

Elon Musk says he deleted his Twitter account, and we're all confused - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:30pm
That's because his account is still alive.

Apple TV beta tests iOS-like picture-in-picture

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:22pm
The latest beta version of Apple's upcoming tvOS 13 has an unexpected surprise. The company is introducing support for a picture-in-picture mode that allows you to browse while continuing to watch a video. The feature, available in tvOS 13 beta 2, wa...

Pakistani politician accidentally wears cat filter during livestream - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 6:21pm
In an SNL skit come to life, an information minister and two colleagues show up with whiskers and cute pointy ears. Fur real.

Nikon plans an answer to Sony's A9 mirrorless pro camera

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:31pm
You knew Nikon was going to expand its mirrorless camera lineup after the Z6 and Z7 arrived, but in what direction? Now you know. Company president Toshikazu Umatate has revealed to Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun that Nikon will release a mirrorless "equival...

Joker movie with Joaquin Phoenix: First trailer, release date, rating, cast and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:07pm
Director Todd Phillips confirms Joker will have an R rating, making it the first-ever R-rated live-action Batman universe movie.

2020 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 and Spyder bring back the flat-six engine - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:01pm
414 horsepower should scratch whatever itch you've got.

AT&T's DirecTV reportedly considering merger with Dish satellite - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:01pm
DirecTV has been hemorrhaging customers, with AT&T considering selling off or merging the unit with Dish Network, according to Reuters.

Google takes control of bringing next-gen texting to Android

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:43pm
Google's rollout of RCS chat to Android devices has been slow, and you can blame that partly on the carriers. As the next-gen texting format usually depends on networks adding support one at a time, compatibility has been patchy at best. Now, thoug...

General Motors mulling the possibility of a resurrected electric Hummer, report says - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:38pm
With an eye toward the competition from Jeep, Rivian, Tesla and others, could GM bring Hummer back with a new high-voltage heart?

Apple Pay vs. Google Pay vs. Samsung Pay: Mobile payments compared - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:33pm
Are they ready to replace your wallet? We put all three through some tests to find out which mobile payment system is best.

See how the futuristic home of a wounded warrior has life-changing effects - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 4:22pm
Rob Jones' legs were amputated after an attack in Afghanistan in 2010. Now, his home is giving him an assist to live more independently.

FCC wants faster internet for farmers - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:50pm
High-speed connections could make for smarter farms and ranches.

New York set to legalize e-scooters and e-bikes

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:49pm
New York lawmakers look set to legalize electric scooter and bike sharing services throughout the state. A vote on a Senate bill is likely to take place Wednesday, just before the end of the legislative session. Since Governor Andrew Cuomo seems to s...

Minecraft: Story Mode prices jump on Xbox 360 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:38pm
The temporary price increase is to keep people from buying the soon-to-be-discontinued game.

Adobe's Fresco app will bring real painting physics to iPad art - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:32pm
The tool, formerly Project Gemini, arrives later in 2019.

Best cheap true wireless earbuds: Top AirPods alternatives for $100 or less - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:30pm
Looking for an AirPods alternative that costs a lot less? Here are some top budget truly wireless models worth considering.

The best-sounding true wireless headphones of 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:24pm
A lot of people may be looking for cheap true wireless headphones, but if you're looking for something with top-notch sound, this is the list for you.

US recommends Windows users patch against worm vulnerability

Engadget - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 3:17pm
Microsoft Windows users who haven't patched their OS (or are using an unsupported version) are at risk of attackers exploiting a vulnerability known as BlueKeep. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), Homeland Security's lead cy...

Hunger Games prequel set 64 years before the first book coming in 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/17/2019 - 2:22pm
We volunteer as tributes to read the new tale set six decades before the first book.