Tech News from Around the Globe

Kids play mechanics for Marvel heroes with the Electro Hero Kit

Engadget - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:45pm
Not every child wants to be a coder or an engineer, which can make it hard to get them playing with STEM toys if they don't really care about making their own video games or building a cool robot. However, many kids are into role playing and telling...

Tinder security flaw granted account access with just a phone number

Engadget - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 2:17pm
Security researchers at Appsecure found a way to access anyone's Tinder account via their phone number. The exploit took advantage of a software flaw in both the dating app's login process as well as the Facebook API that it's based on. The issues ha...

Disney reportedly plans 'Muppets' reboot for its streaming service

Engadget - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:45pm
It's no secret that Disney's upcoming streaming service will bank on familiar names, but we're now getting a clearer sense of what that means. Hollywood Reporter sources have claimed that Disney is working on a "reboot" of The Muppets, the short-liv...

Star Wars robots like R2-D2, C3PO could help you in real life - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:42pm
Scientists have looked into the feasibility of lovable droids like BB-8 and R2-D2, and find they're good for more than just pushing a plot forward.

New Audi V2I tech lets you pay tolls using the rearview mirror - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:24pm
ITM removes the need to attach an EZPass or FasTrak to your windshield.

Florida shooting conspiracy theories trend on YouTube, Facebook - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:23pm
Conspiracy theories surrounding the Florida school shooting are spreading rapidly on Facebook and, at one point, propelled a video to the top-trending spot on YouTube.

Conservatives outraged by #TwitterLockout - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:21pm
If a follower is a bot, is it ever really a follower? In a move Twitter says is "without political bias," it purges accounts that couldn't prove they're human.

YouTube's trending section shows it has a fake news problem, too

Engadget - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:13pm
In discussions of the ongoing battle over fake news, we often hear Facebook and Google criticized for playing a hand in spreading false information. And while both have made efforts recently to stem the spread of misinformation on their platforms, th...

How SpaceX plans to bring speedy broadband to the whole world - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 1:07pm
The first Starlink satellites are set to launch aboard a Falcon 9 on Thursday. It could be the start of a whole new way to share Elon Musk memes.

Yes, Volvo will do a new V60 Cross Country - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:56pm
Volvo tells us there will absolutely be a Cross Country version of the new V60.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 ready for standalone VR headsets - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:48pm
The company has released a headset reference design based around its latest chip for phones and standalone headsets to enable all your realities.

'Silicon Valley' trailer: Life's gone to the dogs without Erlich - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:40pm
Pups are peeing on the computers and life at Pied Piper is pretty much its normal chaotic state as season 5 approaches.

The Nest Cam IQ Indoor is now also a Google Assistant speaker - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:36pm
A free software update turns your Nest Cam IQ Indoor into a Google Assistant speaker.

'Consider Phlebas' is Amazon's next stab at must-see sci-fi TV - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:31pm
The company is adapting the first book in Iain M. Banks' Culture series for Prime Video.

Facebook opens registration for F8, its annual developer confab - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 12:00pm
The social network’s big conference is where CEO Mark Zuckerberg gives his biggest speech of the year.

At 'Black Panther' showings, activists are registering voters - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:56am
T'Challa's world, and the huge crowds eager to visit it, inspire a voter-registration drive dubbed "Wakanda the Vote."

Mercedes-AMG GT sedan looks hot (literally) in pre-Geneva teasers - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:43am
Bright green flames are an interesting choice for camouflage.

2019 Volvo S60 reveal set for South Carolina this summer - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:37am
Fitting, since that's where the new sedans will be produced.

Blade Shadow tried to slay my PC, but it wasn’t ready - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 11:07am
For $35 a month, the beta version of this game streaming service needs to stop tripping over itself.

Rolls-Royce Cullinan SUV's 'Viewing Suite' lets you take it all in - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 10:56am
It's just a set of chairs built into the cargo area, but I'm surprised nobody's done this before.