Tech News from Around the Globe

Instagram tests easier ways to recover hacked accounts

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:00pm
Instagram might offer a little more reassurance if your account is ever hijacked. The social network is testing a new in-app account recovery process that should make it easier to recover an account -- and make it harder for thieves to get away with...

MIT's new robot can identify things by sight and by touch

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:00pm
For humans, it's easy to tell how an object will feel by looking at it or tell what an object looks like by touching it, but this can be a big challenge for machines. Now, a new robot developed by MIT's Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence La...

See all the Stranger Things season 3 photos so far - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 10:29pm
From Eleven in a scrunchie to shirtless Billy the lifeguard, take a look at all the images from the next season of the Netflix hit.

The Outer Worlds and Cyberpunk 2077: Two competing RPG views of the future at E3 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 9:42pm
One is a space western, the other a dystopian techno-thriller. Both feel familiar, but only one is part of the Keanuaissance.

India plans to launch space station by 2030

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 9:09pm
India's broadening spaceflight ambitions now include a longer-term presence in Earth's orbit. Indian Space Research Organization chief K Sivan (above) recently revealed plans to launch a space station around 2030. It will be a relatively small stat...

American Airlines offers satellite WiFi to its entire mainline fleet

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 7:38pm
If you're relying on American Airlines for a summer trip, there's a good chance you'll have internet access most of the way. The company has finished deploying satellite-based internet access to the fleet of 700-plus narrowbody aircraft that mainly...

Niantic sues group of alleged 'Pokémon Go' cheaters

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 6:04pm
It's not just multi-platform gaming giants suing cheaters. Niantic has sued members of Global++ for allegedly offering "unauthorized derivative" (read: hacked) versions of Pokémon Go, Ingress and even the still-in-beta Harry Potter: Wizards U...

Florida allows self-driving car tests without backup drivers

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 4:24pm
Companies that want to test their self-driving cars will have an easier time of it in the Sunshine State. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis recently signed a bill allowing companies to test autonomous vehicles without backup drivers. It also lets occupan...

Toyota wins 24 Hours of Le Mans, but not without final-hour drama - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 3:30pm
Toyota Gazoo Racing claims second victory in a row in world-renowned endurance race.

Genius accuses Google of copying its lyrics data (updated)

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 2:54pm
Have you found yourself using Google's lyrics results more than visiting individual lyrics sites? You're not alone -- and Genius thinks underhanded tactics are involved. The company has accused Google of not only hurting its traffic with its lyrics c...

EU says Russia conducted 'sustained' election interference campaign

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 1:42pm
The European Union already suspected that Russia was trying to disrupt its parliamentary elections through hacks and other online interference, and now it's directly pointing a finger at the country. EU officials have published a report accusing Rus...

Google Doodle celebrates Dad with dutiful duck on Father's Day - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 1:14pm
Interactive Doodle shows us patient parenthood from a feathered friend.

Juul faces House investigation over teen e-cigarette use

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 12:33pm
Juul is facing even more heat over concerns that it's contributing to teen vaping. The House Subcommittee on Economic and Consumer Policy has opened an investigation into the "youth e-cigarette epidemic" that could determine if Juul had marketed its...

Target's registers suffered a nationwide outage

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:25am
Target can't quite escape its technical woes, apparently. The retail giant's registers suffered a roughly two-hour nationwide outage in mid-day on June 15th, preventing customers from making purchases (including in self-checkout lines) right before...

What is a Theragun? Why you should try this power drill-like self-massager - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:24am
Can this massage for elite athletes be the answer to your chronic soreness?

Theragun, Hypervolt & more: The best percussive therapy massage guns - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 11:06am
These massage guns can help ease sore muscles and speedup recovery.

The final dispatch from E3 2019

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 9:00am
Another E3 is over. The show gave us new consoles -- some powerful, others retro-inspired -- customizable controllers and many, many video games. Final Fantasy VII Remake? Yep. The upcoming Avengers game? Of course. A sequel to the Legend of Ze...

The best soda maker

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 9:00am
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This week in tech history: Microsoft shows us the Surface

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 7:30am
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, annive...