Tech News from Around the Globe

BMW hints at the future of electric motorcycles with the Vision DC Roadster

Engadget - 7 hours 11 min ago
BMW Motorrad has an electric scooter. The capable and fun C Evolution. An outstanding vehicle I had the pleasure of riding around on in LA. But as far as full-sized bikes go, Zero Motorcycles still rules that market while we wait for Harley-Davidson...

BMW Vision M Next: An autonomous car for people who love driving

Engadget - 7 hours 11 min ago
There's a fear from some that when cars drive themselves, that'll be the end of the joy of driving. Why even get behind the wheel if your vehicle can get you to your destination while you sit back and relax? BMW -- which boasts the tag line "the ulti...

Bacteria from your gut may be the key to running farther

Engadget - 8 hours 16 min ago
What separates average athletes from elite ones? Aside from years and years of training, dedication to the craft and natural advantages, it may have to do with what is in your gut. In a paper published this week in Nature Medicine, researchers from t...

Google Drive tests a full offline storage mode in Chrome

Engadget - 9 hours 25 min ago
Cloud services are great until you can't access an important file while you're on the road with frustratingly slow internet connection. Google Drive introduced offline mode for Documents, Slides and Spreadsheets as a solution for that. Now, it's also...

Apple's Seattle workforce will quintuple by 2024

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 10:49pm
Apple is doubling down on the number of employees it plans on hiring in its new Seattle site. The company announced at a Monday news conference that it would be bringing 2,000 jobs to the city by 2024 -- twice the number it initially planned. The new...

SpaceX's 'challenging' Falcon Heavy mission launch goes 2/3 on booster landings

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 9:46pm
Last year SpaceX launched its massive Falcon Heavy rocket for the first time, but the company describes tonight's STP-2 mission as one of the "most challenging" launches in its history. It's also the first Falcon Heavy launch to reuse side boosters,...

New York City is the first new 'Hitman 2' location

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 9:01pm
Hitman 2 has had the same locations since launch -- you could take on new targets, of course, but the missions always had to take place in the same environments. You'll have some variety very shortly, though. IO is giving Expansion Pass holders "Th...

Leica's new 'entry' M rangefinder camera costs $3,995

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 7:36pm
Good news: Leica just made its M-series cameras more accessible... relatively speaking. The company has introduced an M-E (Typ 240) model that preserves the compact rangefinder design and a 24-megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor, but at a slightly easi...

KitchenAid’s $3,199 SmartOven+ connects to Google Home and Alexa

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:57pm
KitchenAid's water- and sauce-resistant Smart Display got most of the attention at CES 2019, but the company also announced a smart oven, which it promised would come with powered grilling, steaming and baking stone attachments. Now, the SmartOven+ i...

Outage in Netherlands knocks out emergency services for hours

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 5:23pm
The Dutch were given a frightening lesson about society's reliance on technology. A major telecommunications outage knocked Netherland's version of 911 offline for a few hours on Monday, reported Reuters. The outage originated on Royal KPN's network...

Tesla granted tariff exemption on Japanese aluminum for battery cells

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 4:27pm
Tesla has won an exemption from paying the 10 percent tariffs placed on imported aluminum from Japan. It filed a request with the Commerce Department in April for a tariff exclusion on 10 million kilograms of the metal per year from Nippon Light Meta...

What we're watching: 'Back to Life'

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 3:35pm
Still trying to get over Fleabag's Hot Priest? Daniel Cooper points out another black comedy that will soon make its way from the UK to the US that should be on your radar.

How Dish figures into the T-Mobile-Sprint megamerger - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:55pm
If the deal survives, it may well be because of Dish. We break down how things might play out.

Get these great Kindle ebooks for $4 or less (updated) - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:51pm
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George Clooney will direct and star in a post-apocalyptic Netflix movie

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:48pm
George Clooney is set to don a snowsuit for a post-apocalyptic Netflix movie he'll direct, star in and produce. In the adaptation of Lily Brooks-Dalton's novel Good Morning, Midnight, he'll play lonely Arctic scientist Augustine, who tries to make co...

Audi's new Euro SQ8 gets a serious diesel engine and other tech tweaks - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:43pm
The SQ8 benefits from adjustments to its mild hybrid system, differentials and other changes.

DJI denies sending drone data to China - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:37pm
False claims that its drones are used to collect and share data "put the entire US drone industry at risk," the company says.

Spider Man: Far From Home poster goof unleashes Samuel L. Jackson's Fury - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:29pm
The actor points out Sony has no idea which eye Nick Fury lost.

Huawei CFO’s attorneys ask for US extradition to be withdrawn - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:29pm
The latest installment in the sci-fi shooting game that inspired the "looter-shooter" genre is returning.

Beyoncé-Glover duet feels the love as Lion King tickets go on sale - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:27pm
Hakuna Matata means no worries -- if you plan ahead.