Tech News from Around the Globe

Oculus' mobile VR now supports paid add-ons for apps

Engadget - 7 hours 45 min ago
Downloadable extras are a staple of the gaming world on PCs, phones and consoles, but not in VR. With Oculus' devices, you've either had to buy another app or hope the creator would be kind enough to throw in thew new content for free. Not anymore:...

Google Duo can share your Android phone's screen

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 10:11pm
Google Duo has just made it easier to play tech support to friends and family: the video chat app's latest version comes with the ability to share your screen during a call. To access the feature, simply tap on your screen to see the new screensharin...

North Korea-linked hackers targeted defectors with Android spyware

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:35pm
When Android malware slips into the Google Play Store, it's usually there to push unwanted ads or perpetuate a scam. McAfee researchers, however, have discovered something more sinister. A North Korean group nicknamed Sun Team recently posted three...

AT&T's Dash-like smart button doesn't need WiFi

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:02pm
AT&T has launched a new product called LTE-M button, which allows users to place an order online in one click. Yes, it sounds just like Amazon Dash -- in fact, it's powered by Amazon Web Services -- but since it's connected to AT&T's LTE-M ne...

Apple clamps down on calling apps in China to obey local laws

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 5:33pm
China has been giving Apple grief over more than VPN apps, it seems. The 9to5Mac team has obtained messages telling iOS developers to remove CallKit (a framework that uses an Apple-made calling interface for other apps) from their apps if they want t...

Samsung will debut Bixby 2.0 with the next Galaxy Note

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 4:02pm
Samsung has been teasing its upgraded Bixby 2.0 assistant for several months now, but when is it actually going to show up in something you can buy? It shouldn't take too much longer. The company's AI research center head Gray G. Lee told the Korea H...

NASA's planet-hunting TESS spacecraft snaps its first photo

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 2:29pm
TESS, NASA's new exoplanet-hunting spacecraft, has captured its first image ever, giving us a glimpse of what its powerful "eyes" can see. The spacecraft's science team used one of its four cameras to snap a two-second test exposure as part of their...

Revamped Xbox feedback program asks you to vote on ideas

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 1:01pm
Microsoft is shaking up the way it asks for your input on the future of gaming. The company has replaced Xbox Feedback with Xbox Ideas, a program with a narrower focus but (hopefully) more impact. It revolves around the concept of one- to three-mon...

Recommended Reading: The fate of Facebook's free internet project

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 11:30am
What happened to Facebook's grand plan to wire the world? Jessi Hempel, Wired For years, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg touted the company's initiative that sought to bring connectivity to everyone in the world. It was presented an ambi...

Students, send us your gadget questions!

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 10:00am
How much laptop does a college freshman need? What's the quickest way to learn Photoshop? Is it worth having a TV in my dorm room? Ask Engadget gets a lot of emails -- and more than a few of them are questions about products. Think: What should I bu...

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin review: A milestone for laptop gaming

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:30am
There's no question that gaming laptops are more interesting than ever before. Mostly, that's due to NVIDIA's Max-Q GPUs, which allow PC makers to cram a ton of power into slim laptop cases. Last year we saw the 17.9mm-thick, 4.9-pound ASUS Zephy...

Deadpool is not part of the MCU. Please stop asking - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 8:00am
He's barely even part of the X-Men (trainee!).

Deadpool 2 cameos: Yes, that is Brad Pitt - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:00am
If you blink, you'll miss these hilarious cameos.

How one little thermostat started a design revolution - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:00am
Commentary: Thermostats used to be ugly. The Nest Learning Thermostat changed all that.

Meet the smartest locks on the block - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:00am
Take your pick of these smart locks that let you lose your keys for good.

Our favorite tech and luxury features of 2018 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:00am
Roadshow's editors pick their favorite in-car luxury, convenience, infotainment and safety tech features.

The Morning After: Weekend Edition

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 7:00am
Hey, good morning! You look fabulous. Welcome to the weekend! Along with our highlights from the past week, we have some AirPod-like earbuds and a jet thruster that could help keep your motorcycle upright.

'Marvel Powers United VR' is still headed to Oculus this year

Engadget - Sat, 05/19/2018 - 3:39am
Last year Disney revealed that a Marvel VR game is on the way for Oculus headsets, and things have been fairly quiet since. Marvel Powers United VR will allow for four-player co-op as gamers take on the roles of various heroes in the Marvel universe...

Adored indie game 'To The Moon' could become a movie

Engadget - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 9:47pm
Indie game To The Moon developed a cult following since its 2011 release, with the heartbreaking RPG earning kudos for its plot and memorable soundtrack. It's about two doctors who try to help a man (kind of) fulfill his dying wish of going to the mo...

‘Dallas & Robo’ pairs a trucker and a robot to save the solar system

Engadget - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 8:16pm
Earlier the month, YouTube announced a new Kat Dennings- and John Cena-led animated series for its Red, soon to be Premium, platform -- a buddy comedy from the company behind BoJack Horseman about a space trucker and a robot. In Dallas & Robo, th...