Tech News from Around the Globe

Twitch makes it easier for first-time streamers to get started

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 12:00pm
Twitch wants to make streamer easier for newbies. Launching today, the Twitch Studio is a new streaming app designed to help gamers go live for the first time with minimal fuss or to up their game if they're still new to the scene. Features include a...

Facebook Pay lets you buy goods and send money inside Facebook's apps

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:49am
Libra isn't Facebook's only big leap into the payment world. The social media giant has unveiled Facebook Pay, its bid at simplifying both purchases and money transfers. Once you've set a payment method, it's theoretically quick and easy to buy tic...

Dell says it will power all of its facilities with renewable energy by 2040

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:43am
Dell has announced new sustainability initiatives as part of the "Progress Made Real" plan the company shared on Tuesday. The centerpiece of the company's new climate change plan is to source 75 percent of the power for all of its facilities from ren...

UEFA Champions League is coming to CBS All Access in 2021

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:21am
The giants of European soccer are headed to CBS All Access starting in 2021, when CBS snatches the rights to one of the sport's biggest competitions away from Turner. While CBS will broadcast some UEFA Champions League games on its eponymous network...

'Minecraft Earth' early access arrives in the US

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 11:05am
It took ages, but Minecraft Earth is finally available on Microsoft's home soil. The early access version of the augmented reality game has launched in the US for Android and iOS. While it's still not the full-fledged version Microsoft and Mojang h...

Amazon offers teachers a place to sell resources they create

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:32am
Amazon has opened a storefront and publishing platform for people to buy and sell K-12 educational materials. People who create such resources can upload them for others to purchase.

Spotify's free streaming can now be used on Sonos speakers

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 9:00am
Early this year, Spotify passed the 100 million Premium subscribers mark. Those users were able to stream Spotify on Sonos speakers. But Spotify has 248 million monthly users, and more than half of those are on the Spotify Free plan. Until now, Free...

Netflix explains why its apps won't work on older TVs and set-top boxes

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 8:43am
Netflix recently announced it service would stop working on older Roku players and older Samsung smart TVs, with only a brief error message saying that "Netflix will no longer be supported on a small number of older devices due to technical limitatio...

Disney+ isn't working for some users on launch day

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 8:32am
Like most new online services, it looks like Disney+'s launch isn't going to be hiccup-free. After the streaming service went live early this morning, some fans on the east coast are waking up to find that they can't connect to Disney's servers to wa...

Formula 1 targets carbon neutral racing by 2030

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 8:21am
Formula 1 is known for noise, horsepower and burning fuel, but the racing league wants to add a new, unexpected description: eco-friendly. Formula 1 plans to have a "net-zero carbon footprint by 2030," including the cars, on-track activities and oper...

Vape maker PAX launches PodID to explain what's in your cannabis oil

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 8:00am
Consumers want to know what's in the stuff they buy and where it comes from, whether that's food, electricals or clothing -- so why should cannabis be any different? Vape company PAX Labs is rolling out a new feature for its mobile app which gives us...

How to buy sneakers for the hypebeast in your life

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 8:00am
It's hard enough to find gifts for your loved ones during the holidays, but hypebeasts in particular are a picky bunch. They only want the most hyped products and the rarest sneakers, which can be a complicated world to navigate as a shopper if you'r...

Goldman will re-check Apple Card credit scores after sexism claims

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 7:30am
The Apple Card has been under fire this week after accusations that the bank behind the program, Goldman Sachs, has been discriminatory against women in its provision of credit lines. The New York Department of Financial Services opened an investigat...

Master & Dynamic made a wireless version of its iconic MH40 headphones

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 7:00am
Master & Dynamic's MH40 was first set of headphones the company designed, and it released it in 2014. In may ways, that model set the standard for what would become M&D's trademark design style: a refined mix of metal and leather. It makes se...

Instagram copies TikTok with new music-heavy Stories features

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 6:29am
Facebook may be for boomers, but the company has had more success keeping younger users on Instagram. The evolving requirements of social media demand constant innovation though, and Instagram is working to stay relevant by incorporating features pop...

The Morning After: Disney+ is here, and it brought 4K 'Star Wars'

Engadget - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 6:15am
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. This morning, we have a fresh holiday gift guide for you to flip through, plus all the information you might need about Disney+ now it's actually available. In other news, there's a new rumor or two about Apple'...

Disney Plus launch has Twitter freaking out over too much choice - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 6:13am
What to watch first? Marvel superheroes? Star Wars? Nope, it's childhood nostalgia for the win, many say.

Air Protein just created 'meat' made from air - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 6:00am
Yep, you read that right. First there was meat made of plants, now there's meat made of air.

Disney Plus vs. Apple TV Plus vs. HBO Max vs. Netflix: Which streaming service is right for you? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 6:00am
With the launch of Disney Plus, the number of streaming options is about to enter overdrive this holiday season. Here's the leading services compared.

Stylogic vs. Stitch Fix: Which clothing subscription box is better for plus-size women? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 11/12/2019 - 6:00am
Stylogic is the more plus-size-friendly option, but there are some trade-offs.