Tech News from Around the Globe

Deadpool 2 kills all expectations, if you ignore the first half - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 7:47pm
Spoiler-free review: Deadpool 2 takes too long to get to its best meta jokes and gleeful violence, but once it does, it proves to be a worthy sequel.

Maker Faire captures the DIY spirit in art, science, music and robotics - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 7:44pm
The spirit of innovation, culture and education.

Boeing's folding wingtips get the FAA green light

Engadget - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 7:23pm
Passengers on Boeing's new line of 777 planes might not have to take a bus from the gate across the tarmac, despite much larger wings potentially making it difficult for the aircraft to navigate terminals. That's because the company received Federal...

FCC investigating LocationSmart over phone-tracking flaw - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:59pm
The company that boasts it can find any phone in the US lands on the FCC's radar after a report its website exposed millions of Americans.

GoFundMe campaign raises money to send Mariachi band, taco truck to racist NYC lawyer - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:59pm
Twitter sure has a creative approach to dealing with racism.

Amazon Studios moves ahead with film on inventor of the high five

Engadget - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:47pm
Amazon Studios has lined up some potentially heart-wrenching dramas, but nothing may be as compelling as the creation of the high five. The media company has ordered a script rewrite for a film about Glenn Burke, a Major League Baseball player who's...

Hearing Yanny? You might speak a lot of languages - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:34pm
Polyglots aren't picking up on Laurel.

The Hello Kitty bullet train you dreamed of enters reality on June 30th - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:15pm
Hello Kitty is the subject of Japan's second pop culture-themed bullet train which enters service on June 30.

House Democrats mobilize for next phase of net neutrality fight

Engadget - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 5:03pm
Earlier this week, Senate Democrats, with the help of three Republicans, managed to pass a resolution to save net neutrality before its upcoming repeal in June. Now their counterparts in the House are trying to rally enough signatures to force a simi...

More than 4M Samsung phones need service each year, court case reveals - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:44pm
Also, take a look at why Samsung started marketing phones on its own instead of leaving it to carriers.

Porsche to recall 60,000 Cayenne, Macan diesels in Europe - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:42pm
European regulators say the models have emissions-defeat devices and must be repaired.

Bank of America's AI assistant is ready to help with your finances

Engadget - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:37pm
We've been expecting voice-powered virtual assistants in financial apps for a while now — Bank of America started developing its own back in 2016. Dubbed Erica, the virtual assistant is now ready to roll out to the bank's 25 million mobile clie...

Texas school shooting spawns fake Facebook profiles of gunman - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:35pm
Mock profiles popped up showing the alleged shooter's name alongside an antifa cover photo and a profile picture of him wearing a "Hillary 2016" hat.

Denon vs. Sonos reaches settlement, HEOS line will go on unchanged - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:24pm
Denon says its 'direction with HEOS is unchanged' after resolving its Sonos patent infringement case, which began four years ago.

The tiny house craze has gone too far

Engadget - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 4:12pm
Researchers in France have built a teeny, tiny house. It's just a few micrometers wide, too small for even a mite to fit inside, and demonstrates that a focused ion beam and a small robot can create 3D microstructures with incredible accuracy and pre...

ASUS ZenBook Pro 15 packs Intel i9 power and 4K display

Engadget - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:47pm
ASUS is adding some extra punch to its new ZenBook Pro 15 while still keeping the laptop slim and light. It's one of the first portable computers to offer Intel's new 8th-generation, six-core i9-8950HK processor even though it's just 18.9mm thin and...

Hear both Yanny and Laurel with this online tool - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:40pm
Listen to both sides of the debate.

NASA scores with weird Pac-Man crater on Mars - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:40pm
Inky, Blinky, Pinky and Clyde might want to avoid Mars.

No Man's Sky gets multiplayer July 24 alongside Xbox One release - CNET

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:36pm
You'll be able to explore Hello Games' giant universe with friends on PC and PlayStation 4 as well.

Hamburg will soon be the first German city to ban older diesels - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Fri, 05/18/2018 - 3:29pm
A German court ruled in February that individual cities could impose the bans on polluting vehicles.