Tech News from Around the Globe

Apple updates iMac line with more cores and better graphics, including Intel Core i9 CPUs - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:30am
The 4K 21.5-inch iMac moves up to six-core processors, while the 27-inch 5K iMac goes up to an eight-core Intel Core i9 for the first time.

Apple's 2019 iMac gets some fresh chips, including an eight-core CPU

Engadget - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:30am
It's shaping up to be a busy week for Apple. Yesterday the company unveiled two updated iPads, and today it announced the iMac is getting a minor refresh. Going forward, the 21.5-inch model will be offered with an eighth-gen six-core Intel Core i5 CP...

Google's Inbox by Gmail app will apparently shut down April 2 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:19am
You have two more weeks before you'll have to switch over to the normal Gmail app.

Netflix won't join Apple's video streaming service, reports say - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:01am
CEO Reed Hastings reveals that Netflix won't integrate with Apple's platform, according to multiple outlets.

Show Us Yours: Submit photos of your weekend ride - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:00am
Have a weekend cruiser, project car or track-prepped racer? We want to feature it on Roadshow.

Lab-grown meat: Taste testing chicken of the future - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:00am
Where’s the beef? Actually, it’s a chicken nugget.

Google's GDC 2019 game streaming service announcement: How to watch - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:00am
This is where to get the details about Google's "future of gaming" today.

Best apps to help prepare for spring cleaning 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:00am
You don't need Marie Kondo to declutter your house. Just get some of these apps.

Instagram will let you buy products without leaving the app

Engadget - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 7:00am
Instagram is moving a little deeper into commerce by allowing you to buy goods without leaving the app. The checkout feature will at first be a closed beta in the US with more than 20 brands involved, including Adidas, Nike, Zara, Kylie Cosmetics, Un...

Politicians call for crackdown on social media 'toxic swamp' after mosque shooting - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:48am
Australia's top politicians say tech companies are not doing enough to stop extremist content, with one saying Facebook has "gone missing" on hate speech.

Qualcomm's new chips power 'smarter' AI-connected speakers

Engadget - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:30am
Smart speakers still have a lot of room for improvement. How often have you had to shout a command over your music, or had to endure mediocre sound for the convenience of using your voice? Qualcomm believes it can do better. It's unveiling chips t...

Amazon Prime Video Channels: Everything you need to know - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:00am
Prime subscribers can add HBO, Showtime, Starz, PBS, Britbox and more than 100 other "channels." Is it a good deal for cord cutters?

iPad Mini 2019 vs. iPad Mini 4: New specs, same design - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 6:00am
The iPad Mini lives again, this time with new components and Pencil support.

Facebook says only 4,000 users viewed original NZ shooter livestream

Engadget - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:55am
Facebook says a total of 4,000 people viewed the New Zealand mosque shooter's livestream before it was taken down. Less than 200 people were watching during the assailant's live broadcast, according to the social network, none of who reported it. Fac...

The Morning After: A pair of new iPads and 'Apex' expands

Engadget - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 5:30am
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Ready to get started with March Madness? We have all the advice you'll need to stream college games this month, plus info on Apple's latest iPads and the bad news about MySpace. Also, Farscape fans should open u...

Apple's updated iPad Air and Mini support eSIMs

Engadget - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 4:30am
The iPad mini and iPad Air Apple quietly announced ahead of its big March event will come with eSIM support. Cupertino's latest iPad Pros have eSIM support, as well, but these new entries are the first non-Pro models with the feature. While the Apple...

Google will shut down its Inbox app on April 2nd

Engadget - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 3:31am
Google+ isn't the only Mountain View property that's getting the axe on April 2nd. Apparently, the Inbox app is also bidding its users farewell on the same day. The tech giant first revealed that it's going to discontinue its smarter take on email la...

Google wants Tasks to handle all your reminders

Engadget - Tue, 03/19/2019 - 2:02am
Google has added some of the most requested Tasks features in an effort to make it the "one destination to track what you need to do in G Suite." When you create or edit a task from within Calendar on the web -- you need to activate Tasks for Calenda...