Tech News from Around the Globe

Cambridge Analytica caught on video bragging about lying, dirty tricks - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:15pm
The consultancy firm, in hot water over its misuse of Facebook data, told UK's Channel 4 that it was willing to go beyond using data to hurt a candidate.

Facebook suspends whistleblower's account after report - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:10pm
Facebook says the suspension is due to reports Christopher Wylie's former employer allegedly held onto 50 million Facebook profiles' worth of information.

Happy 90th, Mister Rogers! Twitch to stream all 856 episodes - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:04pm
Won't you be his neighbor? Tune in this week to revisit the Neighborhood of Make-Believe. BYO cardigan.

Macy's will use VR to let shoppers 'see' furniture in their homes

Engadget - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:04pm
Macy's is turning to mobile checkout options and virtual reality in an effort to get more people in its stores. The former uses the store's app (naturally) and aims to make getting out of the mall easier. The latter is for designing a room's look wit...

Microsoft plans more vision accessibility features in Windows 10 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 5:01pm
The company has made improvements to its Narrator app and eye control capabilities.

Study: Tiny percent of Reddit communities spark majority of conflicts - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:55pm
Stanford researchers reveal how tribalism and infighting ignite the “front page of the internet.”

Stephen Hawking's final paper could be worthy of Nobel Prize - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:39pm
The award eluded the late theoretical physicist, but his last paper on alternate universes could be a game-changer. There is a catch though.

'One Finger Death Punch 2' will pummel its way into your heart

Engadget - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:36pm
At the GDC 2018 Indie Megabooth on Monday, Silver Dollar Games showed off One Finger Death Punch 2, the sequel to its popular 2013 brawler. Fans of the original -- and fans of smash-em-ups in general -- are not going to be disappointed.

Magic Leap's $2.3B secrets may start to spill this week - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:24pm
Developers now have access to the company's secretive tech -- and they'll probably spill the beans.

Upcoming Windows 10 accessibility features include Narrator upgrades

Engadget - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:23pm
Today, Microsoft shared some of the accessibility features it's working on for Windows 10, a few of which are already available to preview through the Insiders Program. First, Microsoft is tweaking its Ease of Access settings -- grouping features by...

Facebook hires digital forensics firm for Cambridge Analytica audit - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:14pm
The social network is launching a comprehensive investigation into a scandal involving misused data by a consultancy used by the Trump campaign.

‘PUBG’ arrives on mobile in the US

Engadget - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:09pm
Two weeks ago, Epic announced that its super popular Battle Royale mode for Fortnite will be coming to phones and tablets. While players debated how using touchscreens could ever be competitive against mouse-and-keyboard players, the game that made t...

Spock's 'Star Trek III' ear tips can be yours - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:04pm
Leonard Nimoy's pointy Spock ears from "Star Trek III" warped onto an online auction site and could end up in a Trekkie's hands.

Uber halts self-driving cars after first pedestrian fatality - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 4:02pm
The ride-hailing company suspends its self-driving operations in the US and Canada after a woman is killed by an autonomous vehicle in Tempe, Arizona.

Internet Archive is saving all your favorite handheld LCD games

Engadget - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:58pm
The Internet Archive has been saving gaming history for a while now. It's archived Amiga games (and apps), Macintosh stuff from the '80s (including Space Invaders) and a ton of other retro games you can play for free. Now the group has started collec...

Google will let you play Android games before downloading them - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:51pm
Google Play Instant is part of a redesign of the Google Play Games app.

We're live from GDC 2018!

Engadget - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:30pm
Another day, another tech conference. Now that SXSW is behind us, it's time for GDC 2018. We've arrived in San Francisco to cover the latest edition of the Game Developers Conference, where you can expect to see plenty of new indie titles, AR and VR...

Google makes it easier to buy what you search for - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:28pm
Instead of shopping on Amazon, the tech giant wants you to make purchases from partners like Costco, Target and Walmart.

President Trump bans the use of Venezuelan cryptocurrencies - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 03/19/2018 - 3:20pm
Americans won't be able to buy or trade the oil-backed digital currency called the Petro.