Tech News from Around the Globe

Apple Music’s time-synced lyrics arrive on Samsung Smart TVs

Engadget - 2 hours 58 min ago
This spring, Samsung made Apple Music available on its smart TVs, becoming the first third-party smart TV platform to do so. Now, Samsung is adding Apple Music’s real-time synced lyrics to its Smart TVs, too.Beginning today, when customers with a 201...

Google brings dark mode to Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android

Engadget - 3 hours 16 min ago
Google is adding dark mode, or “dark theme support,” to Google Docs, Sheets and Slides on Android, it announced today. Users will be able to select the dark theme in settings or toggle the feature on and off in each app. As in other apps, this should...

The best organization apps for students

Engadget - 3 hours 21 min ago
There's a lot to keep track of while you’re a student. Lecture notes, exam dates, essays and group projects -- it's more than most human brains can handle on their own. If you're the type of person that struggles to stay organized or who wants to fin...

'Halo 3' arrives on PC on July 14th

Engadget - 3 hours 40 min ago
Almost 13 long years after it debuted on Xbox 360, Halo 3 is finally making its way to PC. You won’t have much longer to wait either, as it’ll arrive on Steam and the Microsoft Store on July 14th. Xbox Game Pass for PC members can claim it as part of...

Uber adds groceries to its growing food delivery options

Engadget - 3 hours 46 min ago
A global pandemic in which unnecessary travel is discouraged seems like the worst time to own a travel company. Uber is, however, trying to make some cash by leveraging its network of drivers and vehicles by turning them from people movers into couri...

New H.266 codec uses half the data to stream 4K video

Engadget - 3 hours 50 min ago
Fraunhofer, the German company that helped develop the H.264, H.265 and MP3 encoding formats, has unveiled a new video encoding standard that could severely reduce streaming bottlenecks. Called H.266/Versatile Video Coding (VVC), it’s specifically de...

Get two Amazon Echo Shows for $140 in an HSN bundle

Engadget - 4 hours 6 min ago
Those who want to outfit a room or two with smart displays can get a couple of Amazon’s smaller Echo Shows for less at HSN. The online retailer has a bundle that includes one Echo Show 5 and one Echo Show 8 for $140, which is a great price and close...

The best gadgets for school under $50

Engadget - 4 hours 21 min ago
You may already have the big ticket items you need for school, but you’ll probably need a few more things once the semester begins. This is especially true for those who aren’t heading back to campus immediately due to quarantine restrictions. Regard...

Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon CEOs to testify before Congress on July 27th

Engadget - 4 hours 25 min ago
A few days ago, it was revealed that tech’s biggest CEOs had agreed to testify at a House Judiciary Antitrust Subcommittee hearing in late July. Now, the committee has an exact schedule for the event: It has announced that the hearing will take place...

Loon's balloon-powered internet service is live in Kenya

Engadget - 4 hours 32 min ago
A bit later than expected, Loon has finally launched its balloon-powered 4G internet service in Kenya. Through a partnership with Telkom Kenya, the balloons have served 35,000 customers and are covering about 50,000 square kilometres. Loon has been u...

New Galaxy Note 20 photos match up with Samsung's previous leak

Engadget - 4 hours 48 min ago
An unhealthy dose of skepticism is required for today’s offering from the deities that oversee the world of technology leaks. A Twitter account by the name of Jimmy Is Promo purports to have images of Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 20 Ultra out in the wil...

Sega's Astro City Mini arcade cabinet comes with 36 games

Engadget - 5 hours 3 min ago
With the Genesis Mini and Game Gear Micro, Sega is really into tiny consoles right now. It may have just outdone itself, however, with the launch of the Astro City Mini arcade cabinet (via The Verge). It’s a shrunk-down version of Sega’s famous 1993...

The best headphones, speakers and audio gear for students

Engadget - 5 hours 21 min ago
Whether you need to tune in or tune out, having a solid set of headphones or earbuds will help make those commutes or walks around campus more enjoyable. And a noise-canceling model will block out distractions when you need to buckle down and study....

Sirius XM reportedly buying Stitcher to bolster its podcast efforts

Engadget - 5 hours 51 min ago
Now that Spotify is throwing its money around trying to own podcasting, other online audio companies need to act fast. That’s why it’s plausible that Sirius XM is looking to buy Stitcher from its current owner, EW Scripps, to bolster its own spoken w...

The best study-from-home essentials to keep you on track

Engadget - 6 hours 21 min ago
Even though a new school year begins in a few months, it’s not clear yet if all colleges will return to their pre-pandemic normal. Whether you’re forced to take virtual classes or you can attend them in person, it’s still a good idea to have a proper...

The Morning After: NASA's Curiosity rover plots a 'road trip' on Mars

Engadget - 7 hours 6 min ago
Surprise, surprise — the $2.65 billion Uber–Postmates deal we mentioned yesterday is happening. While those two try to figure out how to turn a profit from food delivery, NASA has set a course for the Curiosity rover’s “summer road trip.” NASA/JPL-C...

Spot and Pepper robots will perform at spectatorless baseball games in Japan

Engadget - 8 hours 5 min ago
Sports leagues and teams around the world have been filling stadiums with stuffed toys and cardboard cutouts to stand in for fans who can’t watch in person due to the coronavirus pandemic. SoftBank, however, is taking things a step further in an effo...

TikTok will pull out of Hong Kong because of China's new security law

Engadget - 9 hours 45 min ago
TikTok will exit the Hong Kong market and cut off access to all residents of the semi-autonomous region, parent ByteDance told Reuters. The company has said that it’s concerned Hong Kong may fall under China’s jurisdiction after new security laws cam...

Google Fiber's first expansion in four years is in West Des Moines

Engadget - 12 hours 3 min ago
About ten years after starting its high speed internet quest, Google Fiber is expanding again. Availability in the city of West Des Moines, IA adds its first new market in four years. It will be a tenant, leasing space in an open conduit network that...

Curiosity rover starts its 'summer trip' to next Martian destination

Engadget - Mon, 07/06/2020 - 10:32pm
In just a few weeks’ time, the Perseverance rover and its helicopter companion might blast off to space and make their way to Mars. That doesn’t mean Curiosity will no longer be in the picture, though — in fact, the older rover has just started its m...

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