Tech News from Around the Globe

Proposed FAA rules loosen restrictions on drone flights at night

Engadget - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 8:06pm
Right on the heels of Canada introducing new, stricter regulations for drone operations, the US Department of Transportation proposed a new set of rules for drones that would allow the unmanned vehicles to fly over populated areas and operate at nigh...

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi's perfect routine makes Twitter, Instagram flip - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:34pm
The college athlete lights up the web with her floor exercise. "Now I just gotta learn how to clap on the beat," she says.

Game of Thrones season 8: The betting odds on who rules and who dies - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:07pm
The Iron Throne seems within the grasp of a brave few, but surely many will perish before then. A few sites hope your wallet will be among the casualties.

Google Doodle celebrates Anglo-Indian author Sake Dean Mahomed - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 7:00pm
He was the first Indian author to publish a book in English, as well as owner of the first Indian restaurant in Britain.

Sling TV unveils free streaming option for Roku users - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:42pm
Streaming service also unveils new binge-watching feature.

‘10 Cloverfield Lane’ director joins ‘Uncharted’ movie

Engadget - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 6:35pm
The long-awaited Uncharted movie has a new director. Dan Trachtenberg, known for 10 Cloverfield Lane, has joined the Uncharted project, Variety reports, taking over the helm after director Shawn Levy (Night at the Museum, Stranger Things) stepped dow...

The 2020 Volkswagen Passat isn't all-new -- and that's OK, VW says - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:40pm
VW Group of America CEO Scott Keogh explains why the Passat stays on its old platform.

NordicTrack's VR fitness bike wore me out at CES - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:23pm
Coming this summer for $1,999.

Feds might allow drones to fly over crowds - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:13pm
They'd also be able to make routine night flights under a proposed regulation.

ESPN+ adds personalized recommendations and offline viewing

Engadget - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 5:04pm
ESPN is making some welcome (and arguably overdue) improvements to its ESPN+ service that could change how and where you watch. Its updated app now includes personalized recommendations for ESPN+, starting with on-demand videos. Watch a lot of hock...

Hampton expands its Array line of smart home products - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 4:16pm
In addition to the connected door lock Hampton released last year, the company is gearing up to release several new smart home products in 2019.

Sling TV debuts free streaming option on Roku

Engadget - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 4:03pm
Sling TV is trying a new way to reach potential users with a free option of its streaming platform. Through a "browse as guest" option, newcomers to Sling will be able to check out episodes from some shows (including Billions, Shameless and Ray Donov...

Avengers S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit in Vegas was the best part of my CES 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 4:00pm
Located at the Treasure Island hotel in Las Vegas, the Avengers interactive exhibit was perfectly jenky -- and utterly transfixing.

'Rocket League' supports cross-play on every console, even PS4

Engadget - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 3:41pm
Sony announced today that Rocket League has entered the PlayStation Cross-Play Beta program, meaning the popular game now has full cross-platform support. Players on PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and Steam PC can now team up or play against one anot...

Tesla's software bug bounty is going to the big leagues with Pwn2Own - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 3:40pm
Tesla will be the first auto company to be a willing subject in the annual hacking competition. Winner gets a Model 3.

Microsoft will stop supporting Windows 7 one year from today - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 3:36pm
After that, you're on your own -- you won't get updates or security fixes.

NBCUniversal to launch ad-supported TV streaming service in 2020

Engadget - Mon, 01/14/2019 - 3:22pm
NBCUniversal isn't going to twiddle its thumbs while competitors like CBS dive deeper into streaming video. The broadcaster has unveiled plans for an ad-supported streaming service that will launch sometime in early 2020. It'll be 'free' if you wat...