Tech News from Around the Globe

Canonical backtracks on pulling 32-bit support from Ubuntu Linux

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:26pm
Last week, Ubuntu announced it would end support for 32-bit applications, starting with its next release. But the decision was not well-received, especially by the gaming community, and Valve announced plans to drop support for Ubuntu in Steam. In re...

Let Mark Hamill and other celebs read the Mueller report to you live - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:10pm
With everyone from Zachary Quinto to Annette Bening on board, this may be the most entertaining way to get the report's findings.

Alphabet's Sidewalk Labs details plans for Toronto smart city project - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 2:05pm
The initiative by Google's sibling company has drawn scrutiny from privacy advocates.

Carnegie Mellon will help Ford advance its self-driving vehicle tech

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:55pm
Ford's autonomous vehicle arm Argo AI is already testing self-driving vehicles in a handful of cities. But the company has a few key puzzles to solve before it can deploy its fleets on a large scale. To help answer the remaining questions -- like how...

5 reasons you should not install the iPadOS or iOS 13 beta yet - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:51pm
Your desire for dark mode could lead to dark times for you and your iPhone. Here's why it's usually better to wait for the final version of new operating systems.

Gov. Newsom: California is ready to regulate tech - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:45pm
His data dividend proposal is just one example, the governor tells Axios.

Osmo releases iPad learning kit for preschoolers

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:32pm
Here's an interesting alternative to playing your toddler more Sesame Street reruns: Edtech company Osmo has launched an iPad-enabled learning tool for the preschool set. Aimed at children between the ages of 3 to 5 years old, the Little Genius Start...

iOS 13, iPadOS, MacOS Catalina available for public beta testing - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:27pm
But beware -- they aren't the finished versions that will launch in the fall.

Chasing the Google Nest Hub: The best smart displays of 2019 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:14pm
We round up the options from Amazon, Google and Facebook so you can pick the right one for your needs.

Sidewalk Labs finally publishes its smart city master plan

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 1:00pm
Better late than never. Sidewalk Labs, the part of Alphabet focused on cities and urban development, has unveiled its Master Innovation and Development Plan (MIDP) for a proposed smart neighborhood on Toronto's Eastern Waterfront. The MIDP is called...

MacOS Catalina's 3 best features in the public beta - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:58pm
The iTunes replacements, iOS apps on Mac and Sidecar highlight our hands-on look at Apple's new MacOS 10.15 beta.

Ford's City:One Challenge wants to help Austin improve its mobility - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:53pm
Winning groups will get up to $100,000 to develop pilot projects.

Apple releases public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:46pm
Now's your chance to peek at the future of Apple software without signing up for a developer account. Apple has released the first public betas of iOS 13, iPadOS and macOS Catalina, giving you a taste of what's to come in the fall if you're willing t...

iOS 13 public beta: The best things to try now that it's live - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:44pm
A grab bag of new stuff beyond Dark Mode (and also, Dark Mode).

iOS 13: New features let you install, manage and download fonts from the App Store - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:41pm
iOS 13 public beta brings something exciting to the table -- new font capabilities.

NASA Mars Curiosity rover saw a weird light, but don't freak out - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:38pm
The rover has seen a mysterious light like this before.

Amazon deal: SanDisk 200GB Ultra microSD memory card for $24 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:31pm
You can save $8.49 on a 200GB memory card today only at Amazon.

iPadOS makes Apple's tablets feel like a priority again

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:30pm
When I reviewed the iPad Pro last year, I was torn. Here was one of the most impressive (not to mention expensive) tablets any company had ever made, and its software seemed caught between two goals: provide the classic, friendly iOS experience p...

A weekend with 'Harry Potter: Wizards Unite'

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:28pm
Mat Smith and Dan Cooper grew up in the UK at the right age to witness the birth of Pottermania. The Harry Potter novels are firmly encoded in their very British psyches, and both are fans of augmented reality, GPS-connected mobile games. So it made...

iOS 13 preview: Shaping up to be a huge update

Engadget - Mon, 06/24/2019 - 12:28pm
After Apple announced all of its big software updates for the year at WWDC, it made clear that the first public beta versions of iOS, iPadOS and macOS would go live sometime in July. Whoops! Never mind. The company just let us know they'll be rel...