Tech News from Around the Globe

‘Fortnite’ Funko Pop! toys will be here for the holidays

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:19pm
Fans of Funko's squat, wide-eyed Pop! figurines have a surprise headed their way: A line is incoming based on the popular game Fortnite. Epic Games has partnered with the toy company to release a smattering of figures, collectibles and apparel that s...

First McLaren Senna in the US is resplendent in green carbon fiber - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 3:01pm
Its owner has a thing for the color green, if you couldn't tell.

Trump claims Russia has stopped its cyberattacks against the US

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:57pm
President Trump is still dealing with the repercussions of appearing to agree with Vladimir Putin that Russia didn't interfere with the 2016 US election (and the subsequent attempted walk back of this statement), but that isn't stopping him from furt...

CNET Asks: Would you shop at this drive-thru supermarket? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:27pm
Take a look at this innovative supermarket concept. Is the convenience enough or is it just a gimmick?

Sinclair amends Tribune merger in hopes of winning regulatory approval - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 2:08pm
Sinclair isn't giving up yet as it tries to close the $3.9 billion deal to buy Tribune.

Ookla: Minneapolis has the fastest mobile internet among US cities

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:47pm
If you live in or often visit Minneapolis, Ookla has good news for you: the company says that locale tops the list of US cities with the fastest mobile internet, with a mean download speed of 44.92 Mbps. Ookla, which analyzed data from its Speedtest...

Here's why a Bugatti Veyron oil change costs $21,000 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:40pm
This probably isn't something you can knock out on your lunch break.

Congress' social media hearing was a ‘stupid’ sideshow

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:30pm
Tuesday marked another chapter in the "Tech Companies go to Congress" story, with Facebook, Twitter and YouTube testifying before the House Judiciary Committee. The hearing, titled "Examining the Content Filtering Practices of Social Media Giants," w...

Netflix is bringing its stand-up comedy to SiriusXM radio

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:21pm
SiriusXM is adding another comedy channel to its satellite radio lineup: Netflix. Starting next January, the streaming service's radio station will play stand-up 24 hours a day, according to Variety. "Netflix is a Joke," the channel's working name, w...

NASA Mars rover found a rock too hard to drill into - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:20pm
It's a hard-rock life for the Curiosity rover on Mars.

Zuckerberg: If someone gets fired for data abuse 'it should be me' - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:18pm
In a Recode interview, Facebook's CEO takes blame for Cambridge Analytica debacle, but stops short of actually firing himself.

Lawmakers want to add missile alerts to Netflix, Spotify - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:07pm
So much for "Netflix and chill."

Vietnam's VinFast teases sedan, SUV debuts for 2018 Paris Motor Show - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:04pm
Some big names might not be in Paris this year, but VinFast wouldn't miss it.

Riding an autonomous shuttle through Times Square was reassuringly boring

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 1:00pm
Yesterday afternoon, I rode an autonomous shuttle down a short section of Broadway in the heart of Times Square, and it was easily the most boring part of my day. I'm not saying that because my life is particularly exciting, either. The trip was bori...

Reddit steps back in time with live chat rooms

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:44pm
It's not just work and gaming apps revitalizing real-time chat like it's 1998 all over again -- Reddit wants in on the action as well. After months of work, the site has launched live chatrooms in beta for a handful of subreddits. The feature lets...

Senate bill could bring emergency alerts to streaming services

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:37pm
You knew it was only a matter of time before legislators pressed for additional reforms to prevent another false missile alert like the one that rattled Hawaii. US Senators Brian Schatz and John Thune have introduced a bill, the READI Act (Reliable E...

Wirecutter's best Prime Day deals (that you can still buy)

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:15pm
This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commissions. that support its work. Read Wirecutter's continuously updated lis...

'Robot chemist' could use AI to speed up medical breakthroughs

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00pm
Scientists can only do so much to discover new chemical reactions on their own. Short of happy accidents, it can take years to find new drugs that might save lives. They might have a better way at the University of Glasgow, though: let robots do the...

Trump is one of the biggest political ad spenders on Facebook

Engadget - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 11:47am
In May, Facebook began requiring political ads to disclose who paid for them and started collecting all political ads in a searchable archive. Now, researchers are using that information to see how politicians are incorporating the social platform in...