Tech News from Around the Globe

2019 Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV hits Geneva with more efficiency - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:09am
There's a new Atkinson-cycle engine hiding under the hood, and a whole lot more scattered about.

Samsung's new SSD is industry's biggest at 30TB - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:08am
With twice the capacity and performance of previous designs, this thing is friggin' huge.

The 'Free Money' guy from the '90s bursts your bitcoin bubble - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 11:01am
Matthew Lesko made his name in the 1990s in a question-marked suit yelling about free money. But he’s not sold on cryptocurrencies.

The ESA says preserving old online games isn't 'necessary'

Engadget - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:52am
The video game industry as a whole does a poor job of preserving its history -- especially when it comes to online games. The Entertainment Software Association -- responsible for E3; counts Electronic Arts, Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and Ubisoft as m...

Samsung Galaxy S9 will blow away the phone field at MWC - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:50am
The S9 is the sole headliner of the Mobile World Congress trade show, with LG, Huawei and HTC among the big players holding back their best phones for later.

Existing EV batteries could be recharged five times faster

Engadget - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:31am
Lithium-ion batteries have massively improved in the last half-decade, but there are still issues. The biggest, especially for EVs, is that charging takes too long to make them as useful as regular cars for highway driving. Researchers from the Unive...

Play 'Doom' with motion controls on Nintendo Switch

Engadget - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:10am
Doom's arrival on the Nintendo Switch back in November was something of a surprise, given the limitations of the platform, but it's quickly captured the hearts of many a gamer. Now, developer Bethesda has improved the gameplay experience even more. P...

Kia K900 brings big-body bravado to Geneva - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:03am
The first-gen K900 was not a sales hit in the US, and I imagine Kia wants to change that.

Lexus UX heads to Geneva with small footprint, big style - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:01am
Who doesn't love tiny little tail fins?

Engadget giveaway: Win a pro controller package from Scuf Gaming!

Engadget - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 10:00am
Edge. That's what helps elevate pro gamers to the next level and Scuf Gaming offers a lot of it in its competitive controllers. The company has beefed-up versions for both PlayStation and Xbox, so you can focus on natural moves with custom settings t...

Snapchat adds Giphy's GIF stickers to liven up your Stories

Engadget - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:51am
Usually you see Instagram borrowing features from Snapchat, but the reverse is true this time around. Snapchat has added GIF stickers from Giphy's library to its Android and iOS apps, giving you a considerably wider selection to choose from when cra...

The new Wyze Cam v2 is still only $20 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:50am
The best cheap Wi-Fi camera just got even better -- without a price increase. Plus: See "Black Panther" (or any other movie) for just $5.

'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' arrives in March on Blu-ray, digital - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:45am
The latest chapter in the saga will be available March 13 in digital stores and Movies Anywhere, with Blu-ray and on-demand editions arriving March 27.

Toyota's next EV motor could use 50 percent less rare earth metals

Engadget - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:39am
Toyota has designed a magnet that halves the amount of rare earths needed in its electric cars, which could help mitigate the fall out of a looming materials shortage. Like other electric carmakers, Toyota has traditionally used neodymium, terbium an...

Modders turn Nintendo Switch into a full-fledged Linux tablet

Engadget - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:18am
For all of its Nintendo customizations, the Switch is ultimately a tablet running a garden variety NVIDIA Tegra processor -- and that means it can potentially handle the same software as other mobile devices. To prove that point, the fail0verflow te...

UN chief seeks international rules for cyberwarfare - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:00am
Cyberattacks will be among the first weapons launched in wars, but no international rules are in place to protect countries, UN's Antonio Guterres says.

Lyft offers more rides to non-urgent medical appointments

Engadget - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 9:00am
Lyft is continuing its bid to become the go-to choice for non-emergency medical trips. It's launching a new partnership with Hitch Health that will offer Lyft rides to health care appointments across the US. The basic concept is familiar, but there...

Apple updates operating systems to fix app-crashing bug - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 8:53am
The bug causes apps running on iOS devices and Macs to shut down. All it takes is a certain Indian symbol.

Facebook looks to snail mail to confirm ad buyers are American - CNET

CNet Tech News - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:48am
Could postcards save Facebook from electoral meddling?

3D-printed smartphone microscope is good enough for scientists

Engadget - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 6:01am
Your smartphone could soon be a fully functional microscope capable of examining samples as small as 1/200th of a millimeter. Australian researchers have developed a clip-on device that requires no external light or power sources to produce a clear p...