Tech News from Around the Globe

Tovala's latest smart oven looks and feels a little more familiar

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 5:00am
Last year, Tovala introduced its first smart steam oven, which was specially designed to go with the company's own meal delivery service. Think Blue Apron, but without the hassle of actually knowing how to cook. Just do minimal prep work, pop the rea...

Fantastic Beasts 2 review: A lovable mess - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:30am
The Crimes of Grindelwald, the second instalment of JK Rowling's wizarding series, is packed with magical concepts only fans will comprehend.

Facebook didn't check how phone makers handled the user data it shared

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 4:01am
The New York Times revealed earlier this year that Facebook gave phone makers access to detailed user data so people could access the social network's features without the need for an app. Facebook shared user information with those companies under a...

GM's Maven program will rent Teslas and Fords in 2019

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:56am
Earlier this year, GM officially launched a program called Maven that gives people a way to earn extra money by renting out their cars. It's only open to Chevrolet-, Buick-, GMC- and Cadillac-branded vehicles, though -- in other words, cars from GM's...

2020 BMW M340i debuts ahead of the LA Auto Show - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:00am
BMW's newest 3 Series gets a high-powered M Performance variant with 382 horsepower.

2020 BMW M340i revealed ahead of LA Auto Show debut - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 1:00am
Here's the scoop on the hotter, six-cylinder version of BMW's new 3 Series.

Amazon's split HQ2 announcement could happen later today

Engadget - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:24am
According to the Wall Street Journal, the location(s) for Amazon's headquarters expansion have been locked down, and will be announced later today. After opening its search process more than a year ago, "people familiar with the matter" say that the...

Facebook reportedly failed to monitor partners' handling of user data - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/13/2018 - 12:03am
Social network granted device makers with special access to users' personal data but then failed to police their use, according to The New York Times.

If Google can make cars drive themselves, it should figure out diversity, CFO says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:11pm
Ruth Porat also reiterated that her company continues to work with the US military.

Americans are checking their phones now more than ever, report says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 11:00pm
Sixty-three percent of those surveyed by Deloitte are trying to cut back their screen time, but only around half of them are successful in doing so.

LG's OLED TVs get modest discounts for Black Friday

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:31pm
LG is offering discounts on a number of its TVs for Black Friday, and these reduced prices are available now through December 1st. For its OLED C8 with AI ThinQ line of TVs, LG is discounting the 55-inch and 65-inch models by $800, bringing them to $...

AT&T CEO calls for privacy, net neutrality laws - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:28pm
Randall Stephenson also calls 5G "critical" to the future of media consumption.

The best Stan Lee characters - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:26pm
He created hundreds of characters in 95 years on this planet. Here are some of our all-time personal favorites.

Amazon reportedly picks New York, northern Virginia for HQ2 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 10:14pm
Decision to be formally announced as soon as Tuesday, The Wall Street Journal reports.

What's on TV: 'Narcos: Mexico,' 'Pokémon: Let's Go,' and 'Fallout 76'

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 9:06pm
This week there's a flood of new content arriving on streaming services, including a new season of Narcos or the premiere of She-Ra on Netflix, The Gymkhana Files on Amazon Prime, and Channel 4's The Bisexual arriving on Hulu. For gamers there are th...

Tesla Model 3 Performance booted from podium at Global Time Attack - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:54pm
Despite placing second overall at the event, another driver complained that electricity was not an approved fuel.

Mystery Science Theater 3000 back on Netflix to rip film turkeys - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:48pm
Movie sign! Binge-watch six of the most terrible B-grade movies in the universe this Thanksgiving with the MST3K crew on Netflix.

Amazon's Echo Buttons now perform whole routines with a tap

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:41pm
Amazon's Echo Buttons are now useful for considerably more than playing party games. The company has enabled support for performing Alexa routines by tapping a button. You can turn on the lights without talking to your speaker, or let guests cue mu...

Black Friday iPhone deals 2018: $150 off iPhone XR, XS, $400 iPhone X gift card - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:33pm
The iPhone discounts are just getting underway.