Tech News from Around the Globe

Huawei P30 Pro will cost more than the Galaxy S10 Plus according to leak - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 2:59am
The quad-rear camera behemoth will cost 999 euros, which converts roughly to $1,130.

Galaxy Fold vs. Motorola Razr: Foldable phone specs compared - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 2:57am
Samsung could have a serious foldable competitor that packs innovation into a tiny nostalgic package.

Apple rolls out pastel Watch bands and iPhone cases for spring

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 1:56am
Apple has revealed new Watch bands and iPhone cases for spring, and they sure look like an explosion of colorful pastel hues to fit the season. You can now get an iPhone XS or XS Max silicone case ($39) in Spearmint, Papaya and Delft Blue, and the XS...

Shampoo magnate uses glasses-free 3D to push budget phones

Engadget - Thu, 03/21/2019 - 12:02am
Remember how shampoo magnate John Paul DeJoria threw himself into the mobile world five years ago? He's now offering smartphones -- and they might be appealing if you find most budget phones a little boring. Rokit's newly launched Io 3D and Io Pro...

Crowdfunded Nanoloop synth doesn't need a Game Boy to make beats

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 9:54pm
Nanoloop has been a cornerstone of chiptune music for years, but using one has meant either owning a Game Boy or making do with a mobile app. You won't have to make those compromises for much longer. Developer Oliver Wittchow and crew are crowdfund...

Postmates cuts its delivery fee if you join a group order

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 8:42pm
A new feature from Postmates lets people who live close to each other score free food delivery. The popular food delivery app's new "Party" feature groups together restaurant orders from customers who live in the same neighborhood. Hungry patrons can...

Windows 7 message alerts users to the end of security updates

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:17pm
Microsoft really, really wants you to know that Windows 7's security updates will end soon. A newly deployed update will warn users that Microsoft will stop providing security updates for the operating system after January 14th, 2020, with a not-so-...

Apple's news service adds the Wall Street Journal at the last minute

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:38pm
Whatever trouble Apple has had recruiting publishers for its paid news service, it appears to have scored at least one big coup. New York Times tipsters claim the Wall Street Journal has agreed to join the service mere days ahead of Apple's March 25...

Dyson's latest handheld vacuum works smarter, not harder

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:00pm
The weather's warming up, which means spring is almost here. That heralds the cleaning out of musty apartments, students studying for finals and of course, allergy season. Dyson just unveiled a trio of products that can take care of all of thos...

AT&T and Comcast test 'verified' phone calls to fight spam

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 5:19pm
Robocalls have gotten so bad that competitors AT&T and Comcast are teaming up to tackle the problem together. Their plan is to "authenticate and verify" calls. In other words, they'll let you know when an incoming call is really from the number l...

Alamo Season Pass will offer unlimited movies for $20 per month

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 4:37pm
Alamo Drafthouse is getting ready to officially launch its subscription service. After several months of beta testing, CEO Tim League told Business Insider the company is going to make its Alamo Season Pass available to the public before the end of t...

The FDA thinks an Xbox game can stop kids smoking

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 4:03pm
The FDA is behind a horror video game designed to teach teens about the dangers of smoking. Inspired by the statistic that three out of every four high school students who start smoking continue on to adulthood, One Leaves sets players in a cell with...

'Red Dead Online' will soon offer fight or explore modes

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 3:46pm
Rockstar Games announced today its plans for ongoing improvements to Red Dead Online, the multiplayer component of Red Dead Redemption 2. In an update set for later this spring, the developer plans to introduce a new play style system that will let g...

NASA reveals Bennu asteroid is spewing particles into space

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 3:21pm
An asteroid slightly wider than the Empire State Building has confused scientists by shooting out plumes of dust, as a new set of close-up images from NASA shows. Bennu, the near-Earth asteroid that NASA's OSIRIS-REx mission has been observing since...

Google's Stadia is the moonshot game streaming needs

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 3:00pm
There's a good chance we'll remember Google's Stadia announcement as a landmark moment in gaming. In one fell swoop, Google laid out its plans for an ambitious game-streaming service that goes far beyond anything we've ever seen before. Stadia promis...

Volvo’s shared Care Key will keep your teens from speeding

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:51pm
Volvo is continuing its bet on safety over speed. The company announced today that, beginning with model year 2021, all new cars will come with a "Care Key." Owners will be able to set a speed limit attached to the key, and anyone using it will be ca...

Weight Watchers is trying to avoid becoming the next Kodak

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:30pm
One of the most well-known brands in dieting is undoubtedly Weight Watchers. Since the 1960s, the company has helped people shed pounds through food-logging (customers keep track of point values assigned to foods) and through weekly group meetings. D...

'Speaking Simulator' uses your gift of gab for world domination

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:18pm
Everybody wants to rule the world, even AI-controlled alien robots. And in Speaking Simulator from Affable Games, you absolutely can -- you'll just first have to convince the rest of humanity to let you.

Facebook Messenger gets threaded replies

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 2:04pm
Facebook is making it a bit easier to keep track of who's talking to who in a busy group chat. It's rolling out a thread feature for Messenger that lets you reply to specific messages (including media and emoji). If you ask an important question, y...