Tech News from Around the Globe

Apple AI chief reveals more progress on self-driving car tech

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 1:01pm
After remaining tight-lipped for years, Apple is now more than eager to share how much progress it's making on self-driving car technology. AI research director Ruslan Salakhutdinov made a presentation this week that revealed more of what the company...

Stranger Things star: Show 'probably' won't return till 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:29pm
Stuff those Eggos back in the freezer. You may have to get through all of 2018 without a return trip to Hawkins, Indiana.

'Stranger Things' gets hilarious Bad Lip Reading treatment - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:19pm
Steve and his hair grab all the best lines when the Netflix hit turns into a whole new show.

Men use 'password' as their password far more than women - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:00pm
Commentary: A new study shows that password habits don't appear to have become more secure, despite recent hacks.

PUBG for Xbox: Here's the official gamepad controls - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:30am
These are some of the most complicated console controls ever.

The best DNA ancestry test

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 11:30am
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Black Friday deals are back at Amazon and Best Buy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:58am
With just two weeks until Christmas, some of the season's best deals are returning -- and some new deals are delivering the lowest prices ever.

Google doodle celebrates microbiologist Robert Koch - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:50am
German microbiologist helped prove link between germs and infectious diseases.

After Math: Game On

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 10:00am
This has been a celebratory week for video games, what with the industry coming together at the the Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles on Thursday to honor 2017's standout titles. Celebrities were spotted and hobs were knobbed but that's not the only n...

FCC chairman jokes he's a Verizon puppet - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 9:45am
Commentary: Video emerges of the FCC chairman making light of his position at an industry event.

'Star Wars: Last Jedi' gets early raves: 'I'm still shaking' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 9:08am
Rian Johnson's "Jedi" wins early praise for its action and appearance. But the film's got depth, many say, with one viewer noting an "emotional payoff decades in the making."

Ben Heck's Super Glue Gun: Back to the drawing board

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 7:30am
The team has heard your pleas for change: They've decided it's time to revisit the Super Glue Gun's auto stand. After mocking up the design, the group realized their best bet is to fire Autodesk Fusion 360 back up, change the mechanism and desi...

FX will turn podcast hit 'Welcome to Night Vale' into a TV show

Engadget - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 2:33am
It's not just Amazon hoping a podcast's success will translate to a TV series. FX has reached a deal with Sony Pictures Television to turn Welcome to Night Vale into a TV show. Most of the details haven't been nailed down, but Better Call Saul exec...

Andy Rubin back at Essential after report of improper conduct - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 12/10/2017 - 12:31am
The Android creator ends his brief leave, says a report. The absence followed an earlier report that he'd had an inappropriate relationship while at Google.

Sony may finally let you change your PlayStation Network name

Engadget - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 10:55pm
Many a gamer has had regrets about their choice of username -- xXxDeathCrusher420xXx might not be quite so appealing in adult life as it was in your teenage years. And for PlayStation fans, that's been a big problem when your PSN name has always been...

Uber settles lawsuit over rape victim's medical records - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 9:30pm
The suit was filed after reports that Uber executives had allegedly obtained the medical records of a woman raped by a company driver in India.

Andy Rubin returns to Essential amid questions over his past

Engadget - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 9:02pm
Android mastermind Andy Rubin is back at the helm of Essential after his surprise personal leave... although you could argue that he never really left. Recode has learned that Rubin is back "less than two weeks" after the company announced that he'd...

Google Maps will wake you up when you need to get off the bus

Engadget - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 7:33pm
Google Maps will make taking the train or the bus in places you're visiting a lot less stressful: according to TechCrunch, the app will soon guide you through every step of a mass transit ride, including telling you when it's time to get off. Once th...

'Jessica Jones' season 2 reaches Netflix on March 8th

Engadget - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 6:01pm
To say that the second season of Jessica Jones has been a long time in coming would be an understatement. Netflix premiered the first season of the investigator-turned-superhero show in November 2015, and it committed to a second season at the start...

Uber to settle second lawsuit from India rape victim

Engadget - Sat, 12/09/2017 - 4:32pm
Uber's determination to address its past scandals remains in effect. The ridesharing firm has agreed to settle the second lawsuit from the Indian rape victim who accused the company of improperly obtaining her medical records. While the company isn't...