Tech News from Around the Globe

Google's Pixel 4 event takes place October 15th

Engadget - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:26am
After a cornucopia of leaks, Google is finally ready to show what the Pixel 4 is all about. The internet giant has sent out invitations to see "a few new things Made by Google" at an October 15th event in New York City. It's not offering many clues...

Apple Arcade's best selling point: Games you'll actually want to play

Engadget - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 11:00am
Despite being just $5, Apple Arcade still seems like a tough sell for some gamers, who are already bombarded with other monthly services like Xbox Game Pass. And I'll admit, as someone who doesn't spend much time on mobile games these days, there was...

Amazon Prime Video is coming to Altice's One - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:52am
Amazon's video service is heading to Altice's cable boxes.

Classic Dragon Quest games come to Nintendo Switch

Engadget - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:41am
Dragon Quest became the prototypical JRPG when it launched on the Nintendo Famicom in 1986. Its first two sequels formed the Erdrick Trilogy, cementing Enix as a role-playing powerhouse. All three games will be making their way to the Nintendo Switch...

Mazda's first electric car to reportedly debut at Tokyo Motor Show - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:38am
There will likely be a fully electric model and one with a range extender.

Apple prepares for $14 billion tax battle in EU court - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:27am
The iPhone maker will argue against a tax bill it got from the EU in 2016.

HTC will preload a Bitcoin Cash wallet on its blockchain phone

Engadget - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:22am
If a second blockchain phone didn't make things clear, HTC is still as serious as ever about its crypto-phones On Monday, the company announced a new partnership with that will see all new Exodus 1 phones come with the Bitcoin Cash (BCH)...

Midnight green iPhone 11 Pro is proving popular, Apple analyst reports - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:19am
Demand for the iPhone 11 exceeded expectations, according to Ming-Chi Kuo.

General Motors UAW workers strike after no agreement reached - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:13am
GM has, surprisingly, outlined publicly some of what it offered for UAW members.

2020 Honda Accord receives price hikes across the board - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 10:08am
The cheapest Accord gets a minor price increase, but top-of-the-line models will cost significantly more.

Save 40% on one-on-one personal-training sessions from Livekick - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:54am
Get paired with a fitness or yoga coach for customized 30-minute video workouts. Plus: Anker's amazing wireless speaker drops to $17 and Amazon's Fire 7 tablet returns to $30.

LastPass patched a bug that could have exposed your passwords

Engadget - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:52am
If you use LastPass to manage your passwords, now would be a good time to make sure you're running the latest version, 44.33.0. As Gizmodo reports, LastPass recently patched a bug that could have been used to compromise users' security credentials. T...

International banks to scrutinize Facebook's Libra cryptocurrency - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:31am
The digital currency will face questions from regulators.

Facebook Live is now available in the Lite app

Engadget - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:30am
Facebook Live is now available in the social network's Lite app, giving creators a way to reach new audiences that don't have access to pricier phones or strong mobile networks. That's just one of the things the company announced at the International...

Amazon's Fire tablets and Kindles are on sale for Prime members

Engadget - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:27am
Amazon's next big hardware event is just days away, and it appears the tech giant is using that as an opportunity to provide hefty discounts for Fire tablet and Kindle models for Prime subscribers. Most notably, Prime members get $40 off the Kindle P...

Best-sounding albums to own on vinyl - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:13am
Whether you're buying records as a gift or for your own collection, these are the 20 of the best-sounding albums, according to CNET.

The delightful Oshawott arrives in Pokemon Go today - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:10am
Unova region Pokemon -- that's Generation 5 -- are joining the game Monday. And you can catch shiny Mewtwo.

How to buy a gaming headset

Engadget - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 9:00am
Today's games boast stirring orchestral scores, realistic-sounding weaponry and high-caliber voice acting. But none of it means anything if your headset is crap. Same goes for well-laid plans in co-op games: You draw up the best tactics with your tea...

The best Apple AirPods and Beats Wireless earbuds deals - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 8:49am
All of the biggest discounts on the company's wireless earbuds.

The best MacBook Air deals: Get the 2018 model for $850 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 09/16/2019 - 8:37am
The all-time low price is back.