Tech News from Around the Globe

NASA may have glimpsed a star 'devouring a planet' for the first time - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:58pm
There's a star, man, waiting in the sky. It's likely to have eaten a planet in recent times.

Westworld, as reviewed by scientists, roboticists, researchers - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:42pm
Artificial intelligence, meet the real deal.

2019 Ford Edge ST gets pricing info, finally - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 7:07pm
Ford hopes the Edge ST will compete with the performance crossovers from Europe, and is charging accordingly.

Mark Hamill drops Star Wars casting tease cloaked in mystery - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:50pm
Is Luke Skywalker set to make an appearance in Episode IX, or is it just a certain item of his clothing?

Facebook will take down fake news that leads to violence - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:49pm
The social network has been accused of helping to spur violence in Myanmar, Sri Lanka and India.

Terrafugia is going to put its Transition flying car on sale in 2019 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:48pm
As if people's on-road habits didn't frighten us enough...

Spotify users still can't block followers, but that could change

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:14pm
Spotify isn't as much of a haven from harassment as many might like. Since the service shares your plays with followers by default, it's possible for harassers to keep up with your listening habits and exploit that to their advantage (say, by findin...

Government audit rips NHTSA on how it handled Takata recalls - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 6:13pm
NHTSA agreed with some, but not all the recommendations the DOT's Inspector General offered.

Enter to win* a roadside emergency kit for your car! - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:50pm
You can be one of 10 lucky winners who will receive a roadside assistance kit for your vehicle, perfect for emergencies. This giveaway ends July 31, 2018.

Comic-Con 2018: Check out the booths on the show floor - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:47pm
San Diego Comic-Con 2018 is starting today. Check out the show floor.

Mark Zuckerberg clarifies Holocaust deniers comment after backlash - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:37pm
"I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive," Facebook's CEO said.

Bang & Olufsen’s B&O Play brand is going away

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:27pm
While it's possible you know Bang & Olufsen for its expensive top-tier TVs, you're likely more familiar with its range of artfully-designed headphones and speakers, especially under its budget-friendly B&O Play sub-brand. But in an annual ear...

Galaxy Note 9 launch date, price, specs, features, leaks and other rumors - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 5:13pm
Samsung's next big phone will go head-to-head with the 2018 iPhone.

Gorilla Glass 6 gives phones a better shot at surviving multiple drops

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:53pm
Toughened glass has long protected your phone against a singular drop, but one-and-done isn't how it works in real life -- we've all seen butterfingers users whose device falls to the floor on a seemingly weekly basis. Those not-so-coordinated peopl...

Robocall company exposes hundreds of thousands of voter records

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:29pm
Hundreds of thousands of voter records were left exposed on an Amazon S3 bucket, ZDNet reports, this time by Virginia-based robocalling firm Robocent. Among the information that was left accessible were names, home addresses, gender, phone numbers, a...

Samsung's foldable phone might launch in early 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:23pm
Codenamed "Winner", Samsung's foldable phone has success baked right into the name.

Zuckerberg: I didn’t intend to defend Holocaust deniers

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:18pm
Earlier today, Recode's Kara Swisher released an extensive interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg covering the platform's struggles during a long, scandal-ridden year. Nestled inside was an exchange where Swisher pressed the executive on why it...

George RR Martin drops tidbits about upcoming Targaryen book - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 4:12pm
It's not Winds of Winter, but for Game of Thrones fans, Fire & Blood is going to have to do for now.

Netflix, SiriusXM to launch comedy radio channel - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:48pm
We're about to get an eargasm of stand-up specials.

Hyundai offers virtual showroom on Amazon

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:37pm
If you have any cash left over from Prime Day, you might be considering a new car. Hyundai and Amazon have teamed up to offer a virtual showroom of the car maker's automobiles in the Amazon Vehicles section. You won't be able to order an Elantra with...