Tech News from Around the Globe

Pixel 4 leak: 3 reasons Google did this - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 6:48am
Apparently Google DGAF anymore.

Florida's new bill lets driverless cars be tested with minimal restrictions - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 6:00am
All companies need is insurance and the ability to remotely monitor the vehicle.

Make your vinyl sound better with these hacks and upgrades - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 6:00am
You've got the turntable. You've got some records. Now what?

Tesla's mystery test car may be a Model S refresh

Engadget - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 2:47am
For the most part, Tesla's Model S has maintained a familiar look since it was introduced in 2012 -- the largest external change was the elimination of the fake grille back in 2016. There might be a refresh looming on the horizon, however. A driver n...

Your sleep tracker might make insomnia worse

Engadget - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:28pm
Sleep tracking can help you determine if you're getting a good night's rest, but it might exacerbate your problems in some circumstances. Scientists talking to the New York Times have warned that sleep tracker apps and devices can worsen insomnia bo...

VR and microscopy help scientists see 'inside' diseases

Engadget - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 8:56pm
You can only learn so much about cells by studying 2D pictures, and 3D microscope technology can produce an abundance of data that might be hard to decipher. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and Virginia Mason have an answer, though: let sci...

Go behind the scenes as Adam Savage tests an Iron Man suit that really flies - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 8:02pm
For his new show Savage Builds, the former MythBuster sees how hard it is to be Tony Stark. And CNET was there.

Target down (then back up) as cash registers fail and leave long lines - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 7:58pm
Surprise: Twitter notices. Target says all's well now though.

Walmart Grocery's Amazon Prime Now rival costs $98 per year

Engadget - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 7:38pm
Walmart knows that it needs to have a stellar delivery service in order to compete with Amazon, which is why it's been rolling out Prime-like offers of its own. For Walmart Grocery, in particular, there's Delivery Unlimited: a subscription service th...

US Cyber Command powers up attacks against Russia's electrical grid - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 6:39pm
Aggressive moves to implant malware are both a warning and an effort to enable crippling attacks if necessary, says The New York Times.

Tesla starts selling used Model 3 cars online

Engadget - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 6:25pm
Until now, buying a used Tesla Model 3 has usually entailed tracking down a reseller or spotting a sale from an individual owner. Now, though, it's just a matter of visiting Tesla's website. The EV maker has started selling used Model 3s online in...

Spies may have used an AI-generated face to infiltrate US politics

Engadget - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 5:12pm
AI-generated faces might be more than just novelties -- they could also be used as espionage tools. Experts talking to the AP believe that spies used AI to create a 'photo' of Katie Jones, a non-existent person used in an attempt to infiltrate the A...

Amazon closes down its shopping-focused Instagram rival Spark

Engadget - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 4:04pm
Amazon Spark, the e-commerce giant's social network, has seemingly shut down after only a couple of years. If you don't even know what it is, we don't blame you. You can think of it as Amazon's version of Instagram, except it focuses on shopping disc...

The iPod Touch 2019 is a $200 gateway to iOS 13 and Apple Arcade - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 3:23pm
Commentary: What the latest iPod Touch lacks in screen and battery life, it makes up for in apps, games, AR and a headphone jack.

Rushing foldable phones doesn't work. Just ask Samsung and Huawei - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 1:21pm
Commentary: Galaxy Fold and Mate X delays show that foldables aren't ready yet.

Election hacking has never been cheaper, easier or more profitable - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 10:48am
Cybercrime could be a $6 trillion business by 2022. Emerging tech like AI might be the only way to one step ahead.

FiiO’s new earbud looks and sounds more expensive than it is - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 8:55am
FiiO’s hardly a newcomer to headphones, but their FH5 is miles ahead of what came before.

Triangle’s pint-size speakers are high-end masters - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 8:47am
The Audiophiliac’s ears-on review of the Triangle Esprit Titus EZ speakers.

9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 8:00am
Why altered videos are a social media nightmare, what Electronic Arts is doing to make gaming less toxic and how a fat-cat Facebook group is lifting humans from despair.

Great last-minute Father's Day gifts for 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 7:44am
Last chance! Apple Watches, drones, games, tools, escape rooms, wine clubs and lots of other cool stuff you still have time to get.