Tech News from Around the Globe

The Apple One subscription bundle's best feature is actually the iCloud storage - CNET

CNet Tech News - 6 hours 41 min ago
Commentary: The oft-ignored iCloud storage took center stage and may be the reason people will give the Apple One bundle a shot.

Lego releases new Batman 1989 Batwing set on Batman Day - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 7:59pm
The new Batman 1989 Batwing set based on the Tim Burton movie has 2,363 pieces and can be hung like art on your wall.

NBA playoffs: How to watch Celtics vs. Heat Game 3 tonight on ESPN - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 6:30pm
Boston and Miami continue the Eastern Conference finals and you don't need cable to watch live.

Trump approves TikTok-Oracle deal, he says - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 6:04pm
US President Donald Trump says he's approved the agreement "in concept," according to a report. The deal would create a company called TikTok Global, and China's government would also need to sign off.

NHL Stanley Cup Finals 2020: How to watch the Stars vs. Lightning today without cable - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 5:30pm
The Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning meet in hockey's bubble in Edmonton for Game 1 of the finals today.

Verizon's $30 Unlimited Plus tablet plan offers 5G access

Engadget - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 5:15pm
Verizon (Engadget’s parent company) has introduced a new plan for tablets, hotspots, smartwatches and laptops that’ll give you access to its 5G Ultra Wideband network, provided you have a device that supports it. The Unlimited Plus plan expands upon...

Six people face charges for allegedly bribing Amazon staff to help sellers

Engadget - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 4:42pm
The US is cracking down on an elaborate scheme to boost some third-party Amazon sellers at the expense of others. A Grand Jury in Washington has indicted six people (via The Verge) for allegedly bribing Amazon staff and contractors to gain an edge in...

Large bat colony drives National Weather Service's radar batty - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 4:39pm
A large swarm is also called a "cauldron" of bats -- and this one caused some rather, um, stirring radar imagery.

Ransomware may have led to the death of a German hospital patient

Engadget - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 4:03pm
Ransomware is known to have serious consequences, but one of the latest attacks might have been fatal. BBC News reports (via MIT Technology Review) that prosecutors in Cologne, Germany have launched a negligent homicide investigation after a Düsseldo...

TikTok sues Trump again, after his decision on banning downloads of the app - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 3:56pm
TikTok and parent company ByteDance say the ban, which is set to kick in Sunday, ignores due process and free speech.

Best OBD2 scanners in 2020 - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 3:45pm
Here are the best OBD2 scanners for reading, analyzing and clearing diagnostic trouble codes on your own.

Live PlayStation 5 photos reveal a truly giant console

Engadget - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 3:21pm
Sony’s PlayStation 5 hasn’t really appeared in live photos, making it difficult to gauge the size of the console. However, the game console has finally made a real-world appearance in a filing at Taiwan’s NCC (via The Verge) — and it’s clear the PS5...

The best essential gear for your motorcycle emergency kit - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 2:55pm
This is some of the best survival gear if you have an accident, need medical assistance or get a flat tire.

2021 Toyota Sienna Platinum is a surprisingly lux family cruiser - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 2:54pm
This hybrid minivan is making a bid for the ultimate road-trip machine, thanks to great efficiency, recliner-like seats and an available refrigerator.

Nike Run Club's Apple Watch app gives you more incentives to keep running

Engadget - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 2:25pm
Now that watchOS 7 is available alongside new Apple Watches, Nike is updating its Run Club app — and it’s good news if you’ve ever needed motivation to slip on your running shoes. The updated Apple Watch app brings a new interface that offers “streak...

Sony says more PS5 consoles are on the way for preorder - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 2:08pm
The company apologizes after PlayStation 5 consoles sell out for preorder and says it'll release more "over the next few days."

Sony apologizes for botched PlayStation 5 pre-orders

Engadget - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:45pm
Did you have a rough time trying to pre-order a PlayStation 5? You’re far from the only one. Sony has apologized for botched PS5 pre-orders, noting that the process “could have been a lot smoother.” It promised that more consoles would be available t...

Best laptops for high school students in 2020 that are in stock - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:30pm
Chrome, Mac or Windows, there are options here to help you with remote learning and beyond.

Massive 'Marvel's Avengers' patch fixes over 1,000 bugs

Engadget - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 12:04pm
Square Enix has rolled out a huge update for Marvel’s Avengers that focus on fixing issues affecting the game on consoles and PC. It’s the title’s first major update since it launched earlier this month, and it’s meant to address over a thousand bugs...

Epic rejects Apple claims that 'Fortnite' on iOS was dying

Engadget - Sat, 09/19/2020 - 11:48am
Epic is hitting back at Apple’s claims that the developer’s lawsuit was just an attempt to revitalize sagging interest in Fortnite on iOS. In a newly-filed reply to Apple in a preliminary injunction request to keep Fortnite in the app store, Epic rej...