Tech News from Around the Globe

2022 Hyundai Ioniq 5, Mercedes C-Class, new USPS mail trucks: Roadshow's week in review - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 7:00am
Here's a look back at everything that happened during the week ending Feb. 27.

9 great reads from CNET this week - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 7:00am
Trying out T-Mobile's $50 unlimited home internet service, surviving the Texas deep freeze, finding joy in the animal-first internet and more.

Where to buy brisket online for St. Patrick's Day and Passover - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 6:00am
Between corned-beef-hash feasts and seder dinner, it is definitely brisket season.

Best Android phones to buy for 2021 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 5:30am
Hand-picked by CNET editors, these are the best Android phones you can get right now.

Volkswagen is using its electric ID.Buzz van to test self-driving tech

Engadget - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 5:03am
Volkswagen at one time said its electric ID.Buzz van would reach dealerships by 2022 (that announcement has been removed but you can view it in the Internet Archive), but news from its commercial division confirms that at least an unveiling is still...

Stop buying breakable phones, and you won't even need a case anymore - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 4:30am
Phones that are rugged and waterproof -- even without a case -- should be the new normal.

iPhone 13 rumors: Release date, price, cameras, and all the leaks - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 4:00am
People are already speculating about the iPhone 13. Will Apple's next flagship arrive on time this year? Here's what we know.

Galaxy S21 vs. Galaxy S20: Comparing Samsung phone price, features and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 02/27/2021 - 3:00am
The new Samsung Galaxy S21 is now available. Here's how it stacks up against the Galaxy S20, including camera features and other specs.

Facebook's BARS is an experimental TikTok-like app for rappers

Engadget - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 10:50pm
Facebook's R&D division, the NPE Team, has introduced another experimental app that's centered around music. It's called BARS, and it's meant to give aspiring rappers a way to record their rhymes with the app's studio quality...

A PlayStation Network outage is affecting certain games

Engadget - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 8:26pm
Just a day after a massive Xbox Live outage, Sony's PlayStation Network has been experiencing issues for several hours. The problem on this end is a bit different, and based on reports may only affect certain games. Sony's PSN Status page rep...

NASA’s Perseverance rover carried a family portrait of its robotic siblings to Mars

Engadget - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 7:37pm
Like any good piece of high-tech hardware, NASA’s Perseverance rover features an Easter egg hidden in plain sight. Since landing on Mars on February 18th, NASA has been sharing thousands of photos captured by the rover. And if you look close enough,...

Facebook launches BARS app to record and share your raps with beats - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 6:56pm
The app offers prerecorded beats and word cues to let anyone create a rap track. More advanced rappers can take a freestyle challenge.

Galaxy S21 drop test: Samsung's newest phones didn't last long - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 6:00pm
Our S21 broke on the first drop, while the S21 Ultra didn't fare much better. But there's a silver lining...

'Terraria' will hit Stadia after all

Engadget - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 5:54pm
Terraria will come out Stadia after all. In a state of the game post spotted by Android Police, developer Re-Logic said it had resumed work on the port after settling its differences with Google. “After a month of pushing (and with the immense suppor...

Nissan claims it's made a more thermally efficient gas engine, but there's a catch - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 5:38pm
The engine isn't a normal car engine, and instead powers a generator in its E-Power cars.

Right-wing site Gab responds to 'alleged' data breach

Engadget - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 5:19pm
The CEO of Gab — the right-wing haven that lost mainstream tech backing after violent attacks in 2018 — published a curious blog post denying that the company has suffered a data breach. While it mysteriously went offline for a short time a week ago,...

WandaVision release dates: When does episode 9 hit Disney Plus? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 5:11pm
Marvel's WandaVision is close to the finish line. Here's the full release schedule for the final episode.

Those WandaVision retro commercials hint at dark things to come - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 5:10pm
The fake products, including a Hydra-labeled watch, suggest a dark side beneath the suburban sunshine for Marvel's Wanda and Vision.

Motorola One 5G Ace review: A good $400 phone, a fantastic $20 one - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 5:09pm
A solid 5G phone that costs less than your dinner -- if you can get one fast enough.

2022 Land Rover Defender V8 starts at $98,550, packs 518 horsepower - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 02/26/2021 - 4:45pm
There's an optional infotainment tech upgrade, as well.