Tech News from Around the Globe

World Cup 2018 memes: Twitter users are Russian to comment - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:18pm
Russia's advance, Ronaldo's goal and Senegal's camera-ready coach are all topics of social buzz.

Star Wars Story spinoff movies after Solo said to be on hold - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:15pm
You won't see more standalone films like Solo: A Star Wars Story hitting your galaxy any time soon, if the report about Lucasfilm is true.

Germany plans to test Airbus and Audi's flying taxi concept

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 5:04pm
The Pop.Up Next flying taxi from Airbus and Audi should soon become much more than a well-meaning concept. The German government has signed a letter of intent greenlighting tests for the flying taxi around Audi's home city of Ingolstadt. Transport...

Marvel's Spider-Man on PS4: Everything we know about Spidey's new game - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:53pm
The PlayStation 4-exclusive Spider-Man game looks amazing, and you'll be playing it this September. Here's what you need to know.

T. rex, most dinosaurs couldn't stick out their tongues - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:47pm
Jurassic World might want a re-do.

An MIT chip may power long-lasting, bug-size drones - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:40pm
When it comes to drones, size matters.

Trump signs order reversing family separation policy after tech, political backlash - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:38pm
"We are keeping families together," the president says, changing the administration's application of immigration rules.

GM is embracing the future with 3D printing in its factories - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:38pm
General Motors uses 3D printers in many of its factories to create tooling and fixtures quicker and more cheaply than it could source them from outside vendors.

Galaxy Note 9 launch date, price, specs, features and other rumors - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:31pm
Samsung's next big phone will go head-to-head with the 2018 iPhone.

Apple adds Sesame Workshop kids’ programming to its TV slate

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:29pm
Apple has a large and ever-growing slate of shows in the works, including dramas, comedies, sci-fi originals and thrillers, and soon it will include programming geared toward children. Variety reports today that Apple has teamed up with Sesame Worksh...

Don't be fooled: Fortnite for Android links on YouTube aren't legit - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:05pm
Beware of scams offering downloads of the Android version of the video game, which hasn't actually been released yet.

What’s coming to Netflix in July: ‘Orange is the New Black’ returns

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 4:02pm
July brings a slew of new TV show seasons and film favorites to Netflix. New episodes of Jerry Seinfeld's hit chat series Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee are coming at the beginning of the month, while season 6 of Orange is the New Black arrives at...

Google partnership with Huawei worrying US lawmakers - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:57pm
Security concerns continue to dog the Chinese telecom giant.

Microsoft withdraws promise of VR support from Xbox One consoles - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:53pm
A bummer for virtual reality enthusiasts.

The Weather Channel's mixed reality tornado lesson was actually fun

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:36pm
This morning, The Weather Channel debuted the first of its upcoming slate of immersive, mixed reality (IMR) content that's meant to let "viewers truly see the weather like never before". In this segment, meteorologist Jim Cantore explained the Enhanc...

A first look at Instagram's IGTV

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:15pm
As rumored, Instagram is ready to get into long-form video. And today the company made those plans official with the reveal of IGTV, its new standalone video app geared toward internet creators, like the ones who have made a living out of YouTube. IG...

Thieves rappel Mission Impossible-style to steal $100K in Apple goods from Best Buy - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:03pm
Show him the money? Wait, wrong 1996 Tom Cruise movie.

Volvo’s new US-made S60 sedan will be available via subscription

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 3:01pm
Volvo's new S60 sedan marks a bit of a sea change for the automaker: It's its first of its vehicles not to have a diesel variant, the first manufactured in the United States and the third to be included in the company's car subscription service. Give...

Apple Watch Series 4: Rumored specs, price, release date - CNET

CNet Tech News - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:50pm
Will the fourth time around be the biggest change ever?

US lawmakers urge Google to reconsider Huawei partnership

Engadget - Wed, 06/20/2018 - 2:38pm
In the wake of national security concerns over Huawei's interest in entering the US market, legislators from both the Senate and the House sent a letter to Google CEO Sundar Pichai urging him to reconsider working with the Chinese phone maker, who ma...