Tech News from Around the Globe

World's longest aircraft retires to make way for production models

Engadget - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 9:12pm
The world's longest aircraft has been sidelined... although that's not necessarily a bad thing. Hybrid Air Vehicles has decided against rebuilding its record-setting Airlander 10 prototype. The company will instead use its resources to create the "...

Germany may order Facebook to stop collecting some user data

Engadget - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 7:40pm
Germany's efforts to regulate Facebook's practices might just escalate in the near future. Bild am Sonntag sources claim the country's Federal Cartel Office will order Facebook to stop collecting some user data. It's chiefly concerned with how the...

Apple HomePod launches in China on January 18th

Engadget - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 6:04pm
Apple's HomePod has only been available in a handful of countries (mostly North America and Europe) so far, but it's expanding availability in grand fashion. The company is releasing its smart speaker in China, including Hong Kong, on January 18th....

Switch Online code hints at potential SNES game additions

Engadget - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 4:33pm
To date, Nintendo has handed out NES games as bonuses with Switch Online subscriptions. But what about SNES titles? Thanks to some code sleuthing, you might have a hint of what's in the pipeline. Twitter user Kapu claims to have found references t...

Canada adopts strict rules for drone flights

Engadget - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 3:04pm
It's Canada's turn to implement rules for drone flights, and those in the pipeline could make the American approach seem lenient. Transport Canada has adopted new regulations that will require the registration of any drone weighing between 250g and...

Aquaman becomes the DCEU's first $1 billion box-office baby - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 2:08pm
But The Dark Knight Rises is still ahead of it in earnings, coming from before the premiere of 2013's Man of Steel.

Galaxy S10 needs to watch its back as rivals like Huawei come on strong - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 1:44pm
World's second-largest smartphone maker, Huawei, brought it at CES 2019. Samsung can't afford to rest on its laurels.

SNL parodies Stranger Things with a twist of politics - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 9:42am
Comedy show's video mocks the episode-title release video Netflix revealed in December.

Saudi teen who tweeted plight is granted asylum, arrives in Canada - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 9:32am
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun lands in the country after fleeing her family and pleading for help on social media.

Win* this LG 65-inch OLED TV - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 01/13/2019 - 2:00am
Celebrate the big game with this prize pack that includes a TV, a Chefman air fryer and $125 in CBS All Access gift cards. This giveaway ends Feb. 3.

2020 Cadillac XT6 revealed ahead of the Detroit Auto Show - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sat, 01/12/2019 - 11:01pm
Caddy's new three-row crossover is armed with a battery of hot new tech.