Tech News from Around the Globe

Facebook, police team up to train AI to spot livestreamed shootings - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 1:14pm
Police will be sending in footage of firearms training to help Facebook detect shooting videos.

Amazon search ranks in-house products highest, report says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 1:11pm
Amazon disputes a Wall Street Journal report that says search results now favor its own brands more than in the past.

VW Car-Net's massive updates include 5 free years of remote access - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 1:07pm
It'll appear on most 2020-model-year Volkswagens.

Is vaping bad for you? Doctors weigh in - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 1:05pm
It’s so much more than a simple “yes” or “no.”

The US is suing Edward Snowden over his memoir

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 1:02pm
The United States is suing whistleblower Edward Snowden over his memoir, Permanent Record. It claims the former Central Intelligence Agency employee and National Security Agency contractor violated non-disclosure agreements with both agencies because...

LG Display's TV and phone screens struggle against cheaper Chinese rivals

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:47pm
Unable to compete with the glut of cheaper Chinese LCD panels, LG Display has replaced its chief executive and is looking to cut jobs. Early this week, the South Korean company held an emergency board meeting to accept the resignation of Han Sang-beo...

Spend the night at Downton Abbey with Airbnb - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:47pm
For one night only, Highclere Castle is opening its doors to two lucky guests.

HBO Max will be the only place to stream ‘Big Bang Theory’

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:31pm
HBO Max is snatching up content ahead of its launch in the spring of 2020. After announcing that Friends -- one of Netflix's most-streamed shows -- would become an HBO Max exclusive, the Warner-owned service announced that it would be home to The Big...

Google stuck a giant coral Pixel 4 ad in Times Square

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:19pm
It looks like Google definitely plans to release a coral-colored variant of the Pixel 4. On Monday, the same day the company invited journalists to its October 15th event in New York City, Google put an ad up on the Marriott Marquis building in Times...

A small asteroid makes a huge flash slamming into Jupiter - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:17pm
An explosion that appeared to be the size of a planet comes from a surprisingly small space rock.

Will your next car have a vegan interior? - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 12:00pm
Smarter options for car upholstery move into the mainstream.

Billions of license plate scans are part of a private surveillance database

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:50am
The US government might have reconsidered its plans for license plate recognition, but companies haven't -- and they've raised serious privacy concerns in the process. Motherboard has posted an exposé detailing the Digital Recognition Network,...

Disney's Bedtime Hotline for kids is back for two weeks (starring Yoda it does)

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:48am
Getting your wee ones to head to bed can be a chore. But what if the kids had a goodnight phone call from Spider-Man or Elsa from Frozen to look forward to? Polygon reported that Disney's Bedtime Hotline, which allows kids to hear good night messages...

Best Bluetooth speakers under $100 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:35am
Looking for a wireless speaker to take on the road and don't want to spend too much? Here are our top picks for affordably priced mini and micro Bluetooth speakers.

iPad Pro leak suggests tablet photography just won’t die

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:29am
One notable omission from last week's iPhone launch event was a new iPad Pro, but now we have some idea of what to expect from Apple's latest pro-level tablet. The blog of frequent Apple leaker Sonny Dickson shared what they claim is a "final design"...

Apple's latest AirPods and wireless charging case are $30 off on Amazon

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:17am
Apple's AirPods with the wireless charging case are $30 off on Amazon. That puts them at $170, the lowest price we've seen all year and a deal that doesn't come around often. Apple's AirPods have consistently reviewed well, and by some accounts, they...

Modified Tesla Model S reportedly outguns Porsche Taycan at Nurburgring - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:15am
The lap time isn't official, but it appears Tesla's stripped-down Model S is a rocket.

Google Fi now offers an unlimited plan

Engadget - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 11:00am
Google's mobile virtual network operator service Fi works by piggybacking on wireless networks to provide cellphone coverage. Last year it opened up to work with iPhones, and earlier this year SIM cards for Fi went on sale at Best Buy. Now, the servi...

Amazon Music HD streaming service 'changes Earth forever' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 09/17/2019 - 10:49am
Musician Neil Young says the world "will be changed forever" with Amazon's hi-res music streaming service which features over 50 million tracks.