Tech News from Around the Globe

Lime launches its first car-sharing service in Seattle

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:54pm
It's true: after a long time focusing on scooters, Lime is ready to delve into four-wheeled transportation. The startup is launching a car-sharing service, LimePod, that will be available in Seattle as of this week. As with scooters, it'll cost just...

Google will take over part of DeepMind’s health business

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:34pm
Alphabet is shuffling some of its companies around as it works to better organize the health projects that are currently spread across its subsidiaries. So going forward, DeepMind's health unit will instead exist under the Google umbrella and it will...

Senators call for FTC investigation into ads in children’s apps

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:47pm
Last month, a study published in the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics described just how prevalent advertising is in apps geared towards children, and its findings have now led three Senators to ask the FTC to investigate. Senator...

Our moon is the hottest property in the solar system right now

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:30pm
The space race is heating up again in ways we haven't seen since the end of the Cold War. We haven't been to the moon since 1972 but a number of private companies and national agencies have begun looking to our nearest celestial neighbor with renewed...

Razer Phone 2 will be available from AT&T on November 16th

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:14pm
If you're in the US, you no longer have to buy the Razer Phone 2 online or visit a big-box store -- it could be available at a carrier shop around the corner. AT&T has announced that it will carry the gaming-oriented smartphone both online and a...

Kindle Paperwhite review (2018): A classic, updated

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:00pm
Until now, the Kindle Paperwhite had three mortal enemies: water, airplane seatback pockets (just me that keeps leaving them on planes?) and book snobs. While there's no hope for the latter, one of those issues isn't long for this world, as this year...

UK's largest mobile carrier will launch 5G in 16 cities next year

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:44am
EE, the largest mobile carrier in the UK, is planning to launch its 5G network in 16 cities across the country in 2019. The carrier will flip the switch on the high-speed network in heavily trafficked areas in the UK's busiest cities. The initial lau...

The best home and kitchen gear to give as gifts

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:30am
There are plenty of technology gifts that can make someone's domestic life easier, but where to start? For this year's holiday gift guide we've chosen eight devices that can help out in both the kitchen and the home at large. Smart speakers are hot o...

Facebook bug allowed other sites to view users' likes and interests

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:14am
Facebook's privacy woes are a little murkier after it emerged a bug allowed websites to extract certain data from users' profiles, such as their interests and likes, without them knowing about it. Facebook fixed the bug a few days after Imperva secur...

Moment's latest telephoto lens is designed for newer phones

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 11:00am
Moment released a telephoto lens for phones back in 2014, but it was designed for small phones like the iPhone 5S and quickly developed distortion on phones with larger camera sensors. You had to investigate alternatives like OlloClip's upcoming Pro...

You can watch CBS All Access' upcoming true crime series in any order

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:41am
CBS All Access is notorious for releasing weekly episodes for its shows instead of dropping them all at once. Star Trek Discovery, for instance, debuted on the service in September 2017 and streamed weekly until February 2018. Now, the service is try...

'PUBG' comes to the PlayStation 4 on December 7th

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:27am
Even after a juicy rumor dropped that Player Unknown's Battlegrounds was coming soon to PlayStation 4, many gamers still had their doubts. You can banish all those negative thoughts now, as Sony and PUBG have announced that the game is indeed coming...

Netflix signs show deal with 'Sharp Objects' creator Marti Noxon

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:16am
Netflix has convinced yet another high-profile TV producer to join its ranks. The company has signed a multi-year deal with acclaimed director, producer and writer Marti Noxon that will have her produce episodic content exclusively for the streaming...

The best ways to stream live sports

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 10:00am
If you're a sports fan, there's nothing quite like kicking back on the couch, cracking open a cold one and watching your favorite team rise triumphant over the other guys. For the longest time, it was thought that the only way to have such an experie...

Spotify officially debuts its Apple Watch app

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 9:56am
That didn't take long -- mere days after it became clear Spotify was testing an Apple Watch app, that client is now available to the masses. The streaming music giant has updated its iOS app with an Apple Watch app that can control the service from y...

Nintendo’s holiday deals include two Labo kits for $99

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 9:46am
Black Friday is right around the corner and Nintendo has a couple of deals on the way. The first bundle it's offering includes a Nintendo Switch system and a download code for Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, and it's priced at $300. The second comes with a Nint...

BBC will broadcast every Formula E race this season

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 9:25am
The BBC may have lost Formula 1 coverage years ago due to budget limits, but it's making up for that in style. The broadcaster has reached a deal to air every race of Formula E's 2018-2019 season in the UK, starting with the December 15th race in Sa...

Drinkworks Home Bar is a literal Keurig for cocktails

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 6:00am
I have seen countless companies claim to deliver the Keurig of (fill in the blank). The "Keurig of cocktails" market in particular is crowded with wannabes that don't seem to be gaining much traction -- Barsy, Bartesian, Somabar, Bibo... am I missing...

The Morning After: 'Detective Pikachu' and real-life Iron Men

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:30am
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. The lines between reality and fantasy are blurring in odd ways this morning, whether it's due to superhero-like stunts inspired by characters from the mind of Stan Lee (RIP) and Marvel, or a Roger Rabbit-like ne...

Tovala's newest oven is smarter and more stylish - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:00am
Tovala improved on its first-generation smart oven with better controls and an expanded library of recipes in the Tovala app.

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