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Tesla semi truck spotted smoking its tires in the wild - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:41pm
Elon Musk's Tesla semi truck isn't just good for hauling stuff, it can also haul some tuchus.

Businesses tap Google's RCS for more useful text messages

Engadget - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:24pm
Google has supported Rich Communication Services (RCS) for a while now, hoping to bring features like group chat, high-res photo sharing and read receipts to all Android users. The company made a big push to expand RCS support on Android last year, a...

White nationalist Jared Taylor sues Twitter over account ban - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:20pm
Taylor and his American Renaissance group say permanently suspending their accounts is "censorship."

NRA tweets 'Parks and Rec' GIF, angers Amy Poehler - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:04pm
The "Parks and Recreation" team isn't happy about the NRA using a Leslie Knope GIF in its Twitter feed.

MWC 2018: What to expect from the world’s biggest phone show

Engadget - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 1:00pm
Team Engadget is en route to Barcelona for Mobile World Congress, and while the show officially starts on Monday, you'll start to see some of this year's key news and announcements as soon as this weekend. We don't want you going into things blind, t...

Save $200 on an iPhone X from T-Mobile - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:56pm
Or you can buy one iPhone and get an iPhone 8 free. Either way, there are catches. And questions. Plus: a terabyte of portable storage for just $41.

Samsung Galaxy S9 event: Watch it live here - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:50pm
Samsung is revealing its answer to the iPhone X on Sunday in Barcelona. Here's how you can follow along.

FCC hopes opening up communication airwaves will boost innovation

Engadget - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:41pm
Today, the FCC voted to move forward with a proposal to open up communications spectrum beyond 95 GHz. In a statement, it said that spectrum above this range has been thought to be at the edge of what's usable, but now it wants to provide different l...

Steve Jobs' 1973 job application up for auction - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:35pm
The application for an unspecified position is estimated to be worth more than $50,000.

Airbnb is getting all fancy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:30pm
A remodel means the lodgings company will start catering to wealthier clients. It's also adding new rental types, like vacation homes and boutique hotels.

AirPods 2: 5 ways to make Apple's wireless buds better - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:23pm
Apple's next version of AirPods could be coming this year. Here's our wish list.

Puerto Rico's Arecibo Observatory saved from uncertain fate

Engadget - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:20pm
Arecibo Observatory, which is the second-largest radio telescope in the world, is under new management. A group led by the University of Central Florida will take over the operations of the telescope from the National Science Foundation, which was co...

Netflix will stream the terrible-looking 'ReBoot’ reboot

Engadget - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 12:04pm
By the mid-90s, Saturday morning cartoons were a blur of occasionally brilliant animated comedy and a ton of trash made to sell toys. One rose above the rest for sheer novelty: ReBoot was one of the first shows anywhere to be completely computer-gene...

Kumar Galhotra named Ford NA president in wake of Raj Nair departure - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:46am
The former Ford chief marketing officer and Lincoln exec will take the reins on March 1.

Apple reportedly releasing new AirPods 'as soon as this year' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:46am
The upgraded headphones will feature a new wireless chip for managing Bluetooth and let you call up Siri without tapping the AirPods.

Airbnb rolls out luxury rentals and new benefits for users

Engadget - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:37am
Airbnb is once again shaking up how its customers find and book accommodations. At a press conference in San Francisco's Masonic Auditorium on Thursday, the company unveiled a slew of new reservation and website features including new property types,...

Flying with a VR headset isn't as dorky as it sounds

Engadget - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:33am
As a somewhat regular flyer, I had always been intrigued by the concept of wearing a head-mounted display for some immersive in-flight entertainment. However, I never really found the "cinema" part of existing "personal cinema" headsets pervasive at...

Hey, Susan Purkhiser, how'd you get to be a super-awesome stunt driver? - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:31am
She spends her days making the stars look like precision drivers in movies like "The Bourne Ultimatum," "Identity Theft" and "Spider-Man 3." So what's that like?

Google faces lawsuit for firing critic of anti-diversity memo

Engadget - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:16am
Google fired James Damore last year, in part, because of a leaked memo alleging that the company culture unfairly targeted white males and political conservatives. Now Google is being sued by a former employee who claims he was targeted for speaking...

Tesla outsells BMW, Audi and Mercedes' flagships in their home market - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 11:05am
There is bound to be a whole cadre of salty German executives after Tesla smokes them at their own game.