Tech News from Around the Globe

The iPhone 11 has a few more features than we first thought - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 7:00pm
We take a look at a few features you may have missed.

45 mesmerizing desk toys that could replace your Newton's cradle (pictures) - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 6:49pm
These stress toys and mind-benders will space you out -- in a good way.

Best AV receivers under $500 in 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 6:32pm
We compared affordable, full-featured AV receivers from Denon, Onkyo, Sony and Yamaha. Which one wins?

Amazon taps 'Undone' co-creator for show about an internet troll

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 6:20pm
The next project from an Undone creator may hit a little too close to home for social media mavens. Deadline understands Amazon has started work on Troll, a comedy series co-produced and written by Undone's Lee Sung Jin. It tells the tale of a woul...

Pixel 4: 6 things Google needs to do to beat the iPhone 11 and Galaxy S10 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 6:00pm
Here's what the Pixel 4 needs to have to compete with Apple and Samsung.

AMD delays 16-core Ryzen 9 CPU to November

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 5:03pm
We hope you weren't determined to build an all-out AMD gaming rig in September. AMD has delayed the release of its 16-core Ryzen 9 3950X processor by two months to sometime in November. The company wants to meet "strong demand" for the highly paral...

Erica's modular synth helps you make music with preset cards

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 3:47pm
Modular synths are incredibly flexible, but convenient? Not so much -- switching sounds frequently means wiring up patch cords, and that makes it harder to use for live gigs and other on-the-fly uses. Erica Synths has a straightforward solution to...

Star Trek: Deep Space Nine actor Aron Eisenberg has died at 50 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 3:20pm
He played Nog, the first Ferengi to join Starfleet.

TiVo gave its unannounced Edge DVR to a customer

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 2:29pm
TiVo might be competing with Google's Pixel 4 for the worst-kept tech secret of 2019. When Community Forum member Coold8 complained about particularly thorny technical problems with his existing boxes, he received the Edge -- you know, the DVR it ha...

The best facial recognition cameras of 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 1:59pm
More and more home security cameras have facial recognition. Here are your best options.

Facebook will shut down Group Stories on September 26th

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 1:15pm
If you didn't find yourself using Facebook's Group Stories, you're not the only one. The social network has confirmed a report from commentator Matt Navarra that it's shutting down Group Stories on September 26th at 12PM Eastern. After that, Facebo...

Ad Astra: How Brad Pitt helped nail the space epic's ending - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 12:26pm
Director James Gray also shares how the movie tackled moon myths and Trump's Space Command.

The best Alexa-compatible smart-home devices for Amazon Echo

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 12:00pm
By Rachel Cericola This post was done in partnership with Wirecutter. When readers choose to buy Wirecutter's independently chosen editorial picks, Wirecutter and Engadget may earn affiliate commission. Read the full guide to Alexa-compatible smart-...

After Math: Being better than being best

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 10:30am
As protesters taking part in the Global Climate Strike shut down cities last Friday, a number of tech industry firms announced their own efforts to decrease their carbon footprints and improve the environmental stewardship of their operations. Here a...

Earth may be in its hottest five-year period ever recorded - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 9:15am
Scientists sound the alarm ahead of the UN Climate Action Summit.

This week in tech history: Android turns 11

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 8:00am
At Engadget, we spend every day looking at how technology will shape the future. But it's also important to look back at how far we've come. That's what This Week in Tech History does. Join us every weekend for a recap of historical tech news, annive...

Amazon looks to expand Alexa's world amid growing privacy concerns - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 7:00am
The online retailer will hold a product launch Wednesday, with Alexa expected to go into earbuds and maybe even a robot.

Vote now: Who would win in this epic movie monster fight? - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 7:00am
Vote up on Pennywise. Vote down on Godzilla. Or vice versa! The Thing, Pennywise, Annabelle, Smaug -- it's your chance to see which movie monster belongs at the top of our list.

Monster smackdown: Vote to rank the fiercest movie beasts ever - CNET

CNet Tech News - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 7:00am
With Halloween around the corner, we want to know which movie monsters you think would win in a fight.

Microsoft invites more people to test very rough Xbox features

Engadget - Sun, 09/22/2019 - 5:53am
You've had to be part of a very exclusive club to try Xbox One features in their rawest form -- so exclusive the criteria has been "closely guarded," Microsoft said. Now, though, the company is loosening its restrictions ever so slightly. The Xbox...