Tech News from Around the Globe

BMW releases a teaser for the iX3, its first all-electric SUV

Engadget - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 3:57pm
BMW announced back in March that it's debuting a concept version of the iX3 at Auto China 2018 in Beijing. It's the automaker's first all-electric SUV, and it's also the first EV it's launching since it started producing the i3 back in 2013. Now, the...

Tesla receives a failing grade from Better Business Bureau - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 3:09pm
The BBB claims the company doesn't respond satisfactorily to customer complaints.

Google celebrates Earth Day with Jane Goodall Doodle - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 3:07pm
The noted scientist and conservationist delivers an inspiring message about how we can have a positive impact on our planet.

The best projector for a home theater

Engadget - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 2:30pm
By Chris Heinonen This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, it may earn affiliate commissions that support its work. Read the full article here. The Sony VPL-HW4...

VW's electric Pikes Peak racer accelerates faster than an F1 car

Engadget - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:59pm
After months of promises and teases, VW has formally unveiled its electric Pikes Peak race car... and its performance might be surprising even in light of earlier hype. The I.D. R Pikes Peak is built to smash Pikes Peak's EV record of 8 minutes and 5...

Electric scooters are invading. Bird's CEO leads the charge - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:58pm
Travis VanderZanden says scooters should ease traffic and be fun. But lawmakers from Santa Monica to San Francisco say they're creating sidewalk detritus and are a public nuisance.

My epic supercar superphone European road trip - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:22pm
I matched the Galaxy S9 Plus with an astonishing McLaren 570GT for a journey across Europe to see how well Samsung's latest flagship phone can photograph a once in a lifetime road trip.

In 'This is Climate Change,' you can't look away from the destruction

Engadget - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 11:30am
It's one thing to read about melting glaciers. It's another to sit and stare at one, as large chunks slowly slide off, crashing thunderously into the water below. In that moment, watching the destruction of a natural wonder, it's hard not to feel lik...

After Math: Number stations

Engadget - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:00am
It was a week of hodge-podgery for the tech industry. AT&T rolled out its almost-5G service, Amazon finally revealed its Prime membership figures and Facebook continued its multi-year streak as "Company Least Encumbered by Any Discernible Form of...

The next 'Doom' movie won't play in theaters

Engadget - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 8:29am
Do you remember the original Doom movie from 2005? You'd be forgiven if you didn't -- while it had recognizable stars (most notably Dwayne Johnson), it was a critical and commercial flop that only really found life after it left the big screen. Howev...

Is Ford's new F-150 diesel worth the price of admission? - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 7:00am
How does Ford's new diesel V6 stack up to its EcoBoost stablemates?

Don't be like me and take your phone for granted - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 7:00am
Commentary: It took a car breaking down on a California highway to trigger a newfound appreciation for those little computers in our pockets.

Ben Heck designs a glue gun with Fusion 360

Engadget - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 7:00am
Ben and Karen talk through some of the suggestions from element14 Community members for the super glue gun build, before moving forward with the motor placement for the final...

Battle royale hybrid 'Darwin Project' is now free to play

Engadget - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 5:26am
It's tough to compete in the battle royale world, especially with Fortnite in the room. How do you convince players to try your game if they aren't immediately enraptured? Scavengers Studio knows how: give it away. The company has turned E3 darling T...

Apple will shutter its last Watch-exclusive store in May

Engadget - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 12:50am
On May 13th, the last Apple Watch-exclusive store will close its doors. The shop, which is located inside Shinjuku, Tokyo's posh Isetan department store, is one of the three pop-ups the tech titan built when it launched the wearable back in 2015. Twi...

Teen who hacked top US officials gets two years in prison

Engadget - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 10:29pm
The teenager who founded the hacking group that broke into ex-CIA chief John Brennan's email has been sentenced to serve two years at a youth detention center. Kane Gamble went by the alias "Cracka" when he and his group "Crackas With Attitude" targe...

WikiLeaks loses access to a key cryptocurrency account

Engadget - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 9:02pm
This hasn't been the best week for WikiLeaks, to put it mildly. Coinbase has shut off the WikiLeaks Shop's account for allegedly violating the cryptocurrency exchange's terms of service. In other words, the leak site just lost its existing means of...

Valve acquires the creators of 'Firewatch'

Engadget - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 7:31pm
Campo Santo has widely been regarded as the little game studio that could. Its very first game, Firewatch, won numerous awards and even landed a movie deal. It won't be quite so indie going forward, however: the development team is joining Valve. Whi...

Apple will replace swollen batteries in newer MacBook Pros

Engadget - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 5:58pm
It hasn't been that long since the iPhone battery fiasco, but Apple already has another battery issue to deal with. The tech giant has launched a battery replacement program for 13-inch MacBook Pros without Touch Bar manufactured between October 2016...

SEC charges third 'mastermind' in ICO fraud case

Engadget - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 4:29pm
The SEC is clearly determined to crack down on everyone involved in Centra Tech's allegedly fraudulent initial coin offering. Officials have filed fraud charges against a third "mastermind" in the case, Raymond Trapani, for reportedly helping to whi...