Tech News from Around the Globe

Google reportedly plans to ban post-election day political ads

Engadget - 9 hours 48 min ago
Google will not run any election-related ads after polls for the US presidential election close on November 3rd, according to Axios. In an email obtained by the publication, the search giant warns advertisers they won’t be able to run ads “referencin...

Apple drops USB power adapters from the higher-end Apple Watch - CNET

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 30 min ago
The change is part of Apple's effort to reduce its carbon footprint.

Google to tighten Play Store rules around in-app purchases, report says - CNET

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 45 min ago
Fortnite developer Epic Games last month sued Google and Apple over app store rules around in-app purchases.

Watch SpaceX fire up its furious new Raptor Vacuum engine - CNET

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 57 min ago
Elon Musk's company shares footage of some really hot stuff.

Elektron's Analog Four and Rytm get both design and software upgrades

Engadget - 11 hours 5 min ago
Elektron’s Analog Four MKII and Analog Rytm MKII are both serious high-end instruments. They’re $1,399 and $1,699 respectively. But, despite being at the top of the Elektron heap, they’ve been missing some of the big features that make its more affor...

Voting tech: How history took the US from voice votes to electronic ballots - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 5 min ago
Casting a ballot in a pandemic may be hard, but it's not the first time the US has run an election during an emergency.

Google parent Alphabet settles shareholder lawsuit over sexual misconduct claims - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 7 min ago
Alphabet will commit $310 million to corporate diversity initiatives.

Apple iPad (2020) and iPadOS 14 review

Engadget - 11 hours 25 min ago
Ever since Apple released its first basic iPad in 2017, we've basically said the same thing every time a new one came along. Sure, you could always find cheaper tablets, but Apple's entry-level option offered the best blend of performance and value....

Best HDMI cables for your new 4K and HDR TV in 2020 - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 26 min ago
There's no reason to spend more than $10 for 6 feet, even with the most expensive TVs. Here's what we recommend.

Facebook wants users to be able to set Messenger as the default on iOS

Engadget - 11 hours 30 min ago
Facebook wants you to be able to choose Messenger as the default messaging app on iOS, The Information reports. Apparently, Facebook has been trying to convince Apple to let users swap the default messaging app to Messenger for years. Now that iOS 14...

Enola Holmes on Netflix: All you need to know about Sherlock's sister - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 33 min ago
What's the Phoebe Waller-Bridge connection? Why's Sherlock's sister being sued? All your questions answered about the movie starring Millie Bobby Brown.

LG Wing hands-on: Here's what it's like to actually use the weird swiveling phone - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 34 min ago
The dual-screen LG Wing has a unique design and a built-in gimbal.

Netflix's Oktoberfest drama tastes like Peaky Blinders plus beer - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 38 min ago
Pour a glass of deliciously dark new Netflix show Oktoberfest: Beer and Blood, brewed from lust and murder.

Readers compare and contrast the Galaxy S20 lineup

Engadget - 11 hours 39 min ago
Samsung updated its flagship lineup with three models earlier this year: the S20, the S20+ and the S20 Ultra. When Engadget put them through their paces as part of our official reviews, editor Cherlynn Low liked the screen, refresh rates and camera o...

OnePlus 8 gets $100 price drop as OnePlus 8T looms - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 44 min ago
Even with the price drop, you still may want to wait a few weeks.

What Activision’s YouTube deal says about Call of Duty esports

Engadget - 11 hours 55 min ago
This January, Activision signed a multi-year deal with YouTube, making it the exclusive home of both the Call of Duty and Overwatch leagues, ditching Twitch entirely. The Call of Duty League has 1.1 million YouTube subscribers, and its 2020 champions...

Canoo's skateboard platform turns into a go-kart - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 56 min ago
This is the brains and heart behind everything Canoo plans to build in the future.

US East Coast could see a SpaceX launch and a NASA launch in under 30 minutes next week - CNET

CNet Tech News - 12 hours 4 min ago
Some might be able to see a pair of rockets streaking to space before bedtime.

OSIRIS-REx will attempt its first asteroid sample collection next month

Engadget - 12 hours 12 min ago
NASA’s OSIRIS-REx spacecraft is almost ready to touch down on the asteroid Bennu, NASA announced today. On October 20th, OSIRIS-REx will make its first attempt at collecting a sample of the asteroid’s rocks and dust. This will be the first time NASA...

Apple won’t collect fees on paid Facebook events until 2021

Engadget - 12 hours 26 min ago
Last month, Facebook and Apple clashed over App Store fees. Now, Apple seems to be easing up slightly. Businesses that host paid online events through Facebook on iOS will be able to keep all of their earnings (minus taxes), Facebook announced today....