Tech News from Around the Globe

Amazon releases a sub-$100 Kindle you can read in the dark

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 8:00am
You don't have to shell out over $100 for a Kindle Paperwhite if all you really want is to be able to read your ebooks in the dark. Amazon has announced a new entry for its basic Kindle line, and unlike its predecessors, it comes with adjustable ligh...

Google Photos flaw let attackers grab users' location data

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 8:00am
Researchers have revealed a now-patched flaw that would allow hackers to track your location history using Google Photos. Ron Masas, from security company Imperva, explains in a blog post that Google Photos -- which was recently subject to an Android...

San Francisco lawmakers will consider a ban on e-cigarette sales

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:41am
Authorities in San Francisco are considering banning the sale of e-cigarettes until the FDA carries out an investigation on their effects on health. Officials from the city -- which has already banned the sale of flavored tobacco and flavored vaping...

Apple's new AirPods offer longer battery life and wireless charging case

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:35am
Apple's hardware trojan horse continues to gallop a week ahead of its "show time" event next Monday. We've seen two new iPads and an iMac update, and now its increasingly ubiquitous AirPods are up. The rumors have been around for a while as to what w...

Jeff Bezos' $140 billion divorce: What you need to know - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:33am
Here's a look at the impact the split may have on Amazon, its employees and its customers.

Canada proposes its first-ever nationwide EV subsidy

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:23am
In an effort to encourage more residents to buy zero-emission vehicles, the Canadian government is proposing a CA$5,000 federal incentive as part of its 2019 budget plan. Some Canadian provinces like Quebec and British Columbia have EV rebates of the...

OhMiBod's next remote-controlled vibrator promises to last a lot longer

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:01am
Sex toys have come a long way since the early days of crudely-shaped, buzzing hunks of plastic. They're sleek, discreet and boast all kinds of features designed to give your sexy time a techy twist, from connected cameras to VR compatibility. But the...

Trump wants a border wall. Texas may want a smarter alternative - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00am
President Trump says a physical wall needs to be the main line of defense in the south. But a visit to several border towns in Texas shows that isn’t necessarily the case.

The Subaru Impreza WRC98 race car hits Fuji Speedway - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00am
We hop in the passenger seat while pro driver Toshi Arai whips this Subie around the track.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is not perfect for the Nintendo Switch - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00am
Commentary: It might be the best game in the series, but Ultimate fights against exactly what makes the Switch great.

30 years of STI at Fuji Speedway - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00am
STIs of all shapes and sizes gather for a birthday celebration at Fuji Speedway.

Vivint update monitors car and home security from one app - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00am
New Vivint Car Guard service shows the security status of your car in the Vivint Smart Home app.

Subaru WRX STI S208 is a Japan-only track special - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00am
The Japan-only S208 is the progenitor to the new S209.

In Japan, Subaru's STI is about much more than the WRX - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00am
In which I ogle big wings and drive some STI forbidden fruit, all in the name of celebrating Subaru Tecnica International’s 30th birthday.

Subaru Levorg STI Sport is one fast wagon - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00am
Think of this as the WRX wagon we don't get Stateside.

Subaru BRZ STI Sport is the best kind of momentum car - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 7:00am
It's way more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow.

The HyperChiller instant-iced-coffee maker is back for $23 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:48am
Just in time for warmer weather, this Cheapskate exclusive should please coffee lovers.

Batman, Captain America and Monty Python apparently worked for the US government last year - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:24am
With great intern power comes great responsibility.

EU fines Google $1.7 billion for 'abusive' advertising practices

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:23am
The European Commission has fined google €1.49 billion ($1.69 billion) over what it calls "abusive practices in online advertising." That's on top of the $5 billion and $2.4 billion fines it slapped on the search giant in 2018 and 2017. Competit...

NVIDIA AI turns crude doodles into photorealistic landscapes

Engadget - Wed, 03/20/2019 - 6:01am
Imagine if you had the power to turn your old-school Microsoft Paint doodles into actual art. Well, NVIDIA's latest AI-driven software can do just that. The GauGAN image creator, named after the French post-Impressionist painter, uses generative adve...