Tech News from Around the Globe

Google Fit to retire web support and focus on Wear OS - CNET

CNet Tech News - 9 hours 20 min ago
The company says it's still dedicated to helping you be healthier.

Mercedes-Benz will introduce new models in Geneva while killing off others - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - 9 hours 21 min ago
Expect a new electric van concept and the end of the Mercedes-AMG S65.

Samsung, LG, and GE appliances get new smarts and slick finishes for 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - 9 hours 27 min ago
Large appliance makers will add enhanced smarts, new functions and slick finishes to their 2019 lineups.

Facebook axes its Onavo VPN app over data collection - CNET

CNet Tech News - 9 hours 32 min ago
The decision reportedly stems from backlash over Facebook amassing information on people's phone usage.

85 percent of Chrome apps and extensions lack a privacy policy

Engadget - 9 hours 33 min ago
There's a good chance you use or have used Chrome, so there's good reason for you to be disturbed by new data from Duo Security that shows just how vulnerable the 180,000-plus Chrome apps and extensions are. For starters, 85 percent of them don't hav...

Galaxy S10's serious screen: Dynamic AMOLED, HDR10+, blue light reduction and more - CNET

CNet Tech News - 9 hours 59 min ago
What do all those technical terms mean? We break it down.

Volvo launches new mild hybrid trims alongside refreshed XC90 SUV - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 5 min ago
It'll build upon an electrified lineup that already includes plug-in hybrids.

Samsung will let you remap the Bixby button on older phones too

Engadget - 10 hours 5 min ago
If the Bixby button on your Samsung Galaxy phone doesn't get much use, you might prefer to make it open another app. Samsung noted the remapping option when it revealed the S10 lineup this week, but if you have a slightly older Galaxy phone (namely,...

Italian politicians push for Huawei 5G ban after Pompeo warning - CNET

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 12 min ago
They want Italy's Parliament to use its "golden powers" to block the Chinese company, according to a report.

Lego's 1967 Ford Mustang kit challenges builders with 1,500 pieces - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 17 min ago
Live out your Gone in 60 Seconds dreams with this $150 Lego muscle car, with adjustable suspension, a supercharger and even swappable license plates.

Pompeo: Countries that use Huawei tech pose a risk to the US - CNET

CNet Tech News - 10 hours 25 min ago
The US again discourages Europe from using Huawei's 5G technology.

The first 'Fortnite' World Cup kicks off April 13th

Engadget - 10 hours 32 min ago
Epic entered the world of eSports with a bang last year when it unveiled its $100 million Fortnite tournaments. It made waves again last month by staging its latest showdown at the Australian Open. Not everything went according to plan, however, with...

Google fans: Tell us what you think about the Pixel Slate

Engadget - 11 hours 2 min ago
A few months ago, we reviewed Google's Pixel Slate, a Chrome OS tablet poised to take on the 'Pro' versions of the iPad and Microsoft Surface. It... did not go very well. While our reviewer Nate Ingraham was taken with the bright display, comfortable...

Magic Leap and 5G illuminate catwalk fashion designs with lightning and skulls - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 32 min ago
Celebrities at London Fashion Week got a whole new view of the latest designs on the runway thanks to mixed reality.

NVIDIA's GTX 1660 Ti offers gaming power without ray-tracing for $279

Engadget - 11 hours 32 min ago
NVIDIA has officially unveiled the much-leaked GTX 1660 Ti. It's a next-gen Turing card that lacks the RTX-series' ray tracing, but costs less and boosts performance over the last-generation GTX 1060. The new cards come with 6GB of GDDR6 RAM running...

5G and foldable smartphones go big at MWC 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - 11 hours 52 min ago
With international intrigue and a 5G coming-out party, this show doesn’t need the boost of a Samsung event.

Tesla trumps Audi and Jaguar EVs in independent efficiency test

Engadget - 12 hours 1 min ago
Tesla has had no end of production troubles in recent times. Even the roll-out of the Model 3 in Europe was marred by logistical issues. But there's a reason its EVs are still so widely-lauded despite these challenges: they're efficient. And that eff...

SpaceX launches the first private moon lander on Israel's behalf

Engadget - 12 hours 30 min ago
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket has ferried Israel's first lunar lander outside our atmosphere, setting it free to make its way to its ultimate destination: the moon. If it reaches its target successfully, Israel would be joining the US, China and the forme...

Survive camping trips and power outages with this AC/DC power station: Just $84.49 - CNET

CNet Tech News - 12 hours 31 min ago
Normally $126, this luggable battery has two AC outlets, four USB ports and more.