Tech News from Around the Globe

Marvel's Stan Lee dies: Remembering the godfather of geeks and my former boss - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:33pm
CNET's Bonnie Burton remembers Lee not just as the co-creator of beloved superheroes, but as an enthusiastic fan of comic book fans themselves.

Rewatch Marvel-ous Stan Lee movie cameos - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:30pm
From a clueless security guard to a FedEx driver looking for Tony STANK, late Marvel legend Stan Lee was always a star.

AI toilets will scan your poop to diagnose your ailments - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:27pm
Micron CEO Sanjay Mehrotra sees smart loos in our future and is anxious to sell the chips they will need.

Scientists predict a 'dark matter hurricane' will collide with the Earth - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:25pm
Yes, here's the story of the dark matter hurricane -- a cosmic event that may provide our first glimpse of the mysterious, invisible particle.

Twitter grapples with fake Elon Musk accounts promoting bitcoin scams - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 7:22pm
Cryptocurrency scammers are promoting tweets through ads after they hijack verified accounts.

Black Friday 2018 deals: best prices on PS4, Xbox One, Switch - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:41pm
If you're in the market for gifts or yourself, there's no better time than Black Friday to buy a new gaming console.

Self-driving cars could be the brothels of the future, UK researchers say - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:20pm
A new study outlines the effects that autonomous cars could have on tourism -- even the seedier parts.

Volkswagen owners can use Siri Shortcuts to unlock their car

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 6:02pm
If you're a Volkswagen driver, you now have another way to lock and unlock your car, start and stop electric charging and check your remaining estimated mileage. That's because VW has added Siri integration to its Car-Net app.

Black Friday 2018 smartwatch and fitness tracker deals: $50 off Fitbit Versa, $80 off Apple Watch - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:45pm
Fitbit, Apple Watch and Samsung -- we take a look at some of the best deals on these wearable devices ahead of Black Friday.

How the Bugatti Chiron is made - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 5:39pm
We take a look inside Bugatti's Molsheim factory to see how one of the world's best hypercars is made.

Microsoft’s Black Friday deals include discounts on Surface devices

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:49pm
Microsoft already announced its Xbox Black Friday deals -- which include $100 off an Xbox One X -- and now it's previewing the discounts you can expect on its Surface line. You'll be able to save $300 on the Surface Laptop 2 in black and up to $50 on...

Apple says T2 chip can limit third-party repairs for recent Macs

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 4:18pm
Yes, the reports were true -- Apple's T2 chip can potentially restrict third-party Mac repairs. The company confirmed to The Verge that the co-processor can limit third-party repairs for certain components on recent systems, likely including the iMac...

Snapchat's head of content steps down

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:47pm
Nick Bell, Snapchat's vice president of content, is leaving the company according to The Hollywood Reporter. Bell, who has been with Snapchat for the last five years, posted a memo to staff confirming his departure, but did not offer any specific rea...

Google adds GIF and emoji recommendations to Gboard

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 3:16pm
Users of Gboard are about to see their keyboard get a lot smarter. Google announced that its first-party keyobard will use artificial intelligence to recommend GIFs, emoji and stickers based on the context of the conversation you're having. The new s...

Intel speeds up its 5G modem plans

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:57pm
Intel isn't about to let Qualcomm claim a lengthy lead in 5G mobile chipsets. The company is stepping up the launch of a new 5G modem, the XMM 8160, by half a year. The wireless part is now due to arrive in the second half of 2019 and promises up t...

Amazon adds kid-friendly audiobooks to FreeTime Unlimited

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:36pm
FreeTime Unlimited, Amazon's service that gives parents control over their kids' screen time experience, is expanding to Audiobooks. Starting today, more than 1,000 kid-friendly stories from Audible will be available through FreeTime Unlimited. The a...

Jack Dorsey says a Twitter edit function has to be done ‘the right way’

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 2:15pm
While speaking at the Indian Institute of Technology, Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey was asked a question that comes up all the time -- will Twitter ever roll out an edit feature? Dorsey has acknowledged the possibility of such a function in the past, and l...

Marvel legend Stan Lee dies at 95

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:56pm
Pop culture is in a state of mourning today. Stan Lee, the famous Marvel publisher, editor and writer, has died at the age of 95 after a spate of illnesses over the past year. To say that he had a significant impact on the media world would be an und...

Samsung's redesigned One UI will come to Galaxy S8 and Note 8

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:24pm
When Samsung unveiled its cleaner, easier-to-use One UI, it initially promised a beta for Galaxy S9 and Note 9 owners. But what if you're toting an older phone? You might be set. Android Authority has learned that One UI will also be available for Sa...

'Detective Pikachu' movie trailer offers a look at 'lifelike' Pokémon

Engadget - Mon, 11/12/2018 - 1:03pm
After years of build-up, Warner Bros. has released the first trailer for the Detective Pikachu movie... and it's promising, if also slightly disconcerting. The movie follows the basic thread of the game, with young Tim meeting a Pikachu he can actual...